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Human Resource Management Scenario Discussion

Assume you are the Human Resource Manager for ABC Group, Inc. For each of the following six scenarios, identify what actions you would take and justify your reasoning.

Scenario 1:

In an effort to downsize the organization, you are offering early retirement to particular individuals. You will offer early retirement to Jake Talbot, an engineer who has been with the firm for 30 years. How will you approach Jake regarding the voluntary early retirement offer?

Scenario 2:

Drew Thompson has joined the U.S. Army Reserve and will be attending a two-week Annual Training. He filed his request for leave a month in advance with you. Should he receive the time off, and how will it be administered?

Scenario 3:

Your firm has decided to institute a wellness program. What should the program consist of, and how will you ensure that employees take advantage of this benefit?

Scenario 4:

One of the sales representatives working for your company was in a minor auto accident, with no one injured. However, the car sustained $3,000 in damage. This is a company-owned car, insured by your firm, and the accident occurred while the employee was driving from one client's office to another's. The incident truly was not the employee's fault but was caused by the other driver's failing to stop at a red light, thus striking the employee's car. How should you handle the situation?

Scenario 5:

Justin Johnson was terminated two days ago for misconduct (he was caught stealing a computer from the warehouse after hours). He has applied for unemployment compensation. Will he receive it according to the law? Why or why not?

Scenario 6:

An employee in your organization has been selected for jury duty. The trial is expected to last three weeks. The employee is paid on the hourly basis. Will a three-week leave be granted to this employee? Why or why not? And if the leave is granted, what will be done about the employee's compensation?

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--Assume you are the Human Resource Manager for ABC Group, Inc. For each of the following six scenarios, identify what actions you would take and justify your reasoning.

--Scenario 1: In an effort to downsize the organization, you are offering early retirement to particular individuals. You will offer early retirement to Jake Talbot, an engineer who has been with the firm for 30 years. How will you approach Jake regarding the voluntary early retirement offer?

Try and associate the early retirement option as both a beneficial factor that the employee and company can reach a satisfying outcome; an early retirement with sufficient income and reducing excess staff workers. The internal operations for companies hone on creating a strategic placement within the targeted marketplace that entails cost management, hence, the early retirement assists in not conducting layoffs. Thus, the main objective in strategic approach is for identifying effective ways that manages staffing levels and the employees ready for a new work reality (retirement, entering a new field) that an attractive (monetary retirement package) retirement is offered.

--Scenario 2: Drew Thompson has joined the U.S. Army Reserve and will be attending a two-week Annual Training. He filed his request for leave a month in advance with you. Should he receive the time off, and how will it be administered?

Keep in mind, the request for leave of absence is most often approved in companies if ahead of notice well in advanced than shorter notice. Companies aim in keeping up with the product or service demand, thus, the need for awareness to any staffing shortage that impacts the business continuity intuitive. In doing so, the case example in an employee providing a month notice offers senior leadership and HR department aware of the request that leaves a lack of support on the given time period of absence. Try and identify ...

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The review into human resource management in making strategic decisions with managing employees.

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