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Human Resource Management

1. Human resource planning is considered the most important component of the human resource management (HRM) structure. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain your answer. How does human resource planning influence an organization?

2. Fundamentals of Human Resource Management introduces five job analysis methods including observation, individual interview, group interview, structured questionnaire, technical conference, and diary method. Select two job analysis methods. For each method chosen, describe a situation which is most appropriate to apply the job analysis method. What are some disadvantages associated with each method you have chosen?

3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of employee referrals? As an employer, what other recruiting strategy might you utilize? Do you believe online recruiting websites are an effective recruiting strategy? Explain your answer.

4. Does your organization incorporate technological advances in its interview of staffing strategies? How effective are these technologies? Name some technologies HRM could possibly use in the interview or staffing process. What would be the advantages or disadvantages of these technologies?

5. Employee selection methods introduced in Ch. 7 of Fundamentals of Human Development include applications, employment tests, interviews, background investigations, and medical or physical examinations. Select three selection methods that you feel are most useful. For each selection method chosen, discuss the reliability and validity of the method. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the selection methods you have chosen?

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1. Human resource planning is considered the most important component of the human resource management (HRM) structure. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain your answer. How does human resource planning influence an organization?

I agree with this statement for a number of reasons. First, when it comes to planning this takes much time. A person has to decide where to advertise for jobs, take care of payroll, and whether or not to hire individuals to work for the company. Second, an individual needs to consider sticking with their job description as well as considering the needs of the CEO on what he or she is expecting of them at that time. When one does this, then much can get accomplished in a short amount of time, so that strategy is maintained. Last, one has to consider the teamwork involved when it comes to planning and implementation of it. This does take time and it does not always happen immediately. Not everyone can get pleased during this process, but it does benefit everyone who has some part in the process. All people work at a different pace, and some in management believe that it should happen faster than others. Individuals in human resources have to consider the possibilities and to think out of the box and one step ahead of those who are above him or her. When all is said and done, the human resource individual impacts everyone within the organization by helping it stay on track to achieve goals.

2. Fundamentals of Human Resource Management introduce five job analysis methods including observation, individual interview, group interview, structured questionnaire, technical conference, and diary method. Select two job analysis methods. For each method chosen, describe a situation which is most appropriate to apply the job analysis method. What are some disadvantages associated with each method you have chosen?

The two job analysis methods I would select are observation and individual interview. Here are some examples of a situation with both. When it comes to observation a Human Resource Manager has to consider all the possible needs of their employees and to ...

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