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Conflict Between Management and Human Resources

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1. What seems to be the main source of conflict between supervisors and the HR department at Sands Corporation? Explain.

2. Do you believe that managers should be given more autonomy to make personnel decisions such as hiring, appraising, and compensating subordinates? If so, what are some potential drawbacks to grating them this authority? Explain.

3. How should Sands' top executives deal with the complaints expressed by supervisors? How should the director of the HR department deal with the situation? Explain.

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1. What seems to be the main source of conflict between supervisors and the HR department at Sands Corporation?
The main source of conflict between the supervisors and the HR departments is the division of power between the two. The supervisors feel that the authority that should have been with them for hiring, compensation, appraisal, training and pay increases has been appropriated by the HR. On the other hand the HR managers want to keep the authority themselves because it is a source of power.

2. Do you believe that managers should be given more autonomy to make personnel decisions such as ...

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This answer provides a 384-word discussion on this case of management and HR conflict, touching on ideas of compensating, subordinates, and supervisors' roles.

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