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Balancing Productivity with Concern About Employees

Consider the challenge involved in balancing a concern for productivity with a concern for people within organizations and the inherent conflict in maximizing outcomes for each. What is the strategic contribution of HR within organizations in reconciling these two concerns?

"The strategic issues facing HR managers in public sector organizations are more challenging than the strategic issues facing HR managers in private and not-for-profit organizations, in light of the security, terrorism, and privacy concerns so prevalent in the public sector these days." Do you agree or disagree? How and Why?

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Consider the challenge involved in balancing a concern for productivity with a concern for people within organizations and the inherent conflict in maximizing outcomes for each. What is the strategic contribution of HR within organizations in reconciling these two concerns?

There is an inherent challenge in any organization in balancing people's own needs with the needs of the organization in order to find a "happy medium". Human resources managers can contribute to productivity and success by being knowledgeable about issues such as planning for new hires, rewards and recognition, appraisal methods used, career development, and employee training. Human resources departments need to help develop a work environment that makes people comfortable and motivated to do their jobs well. By ...

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