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1. There is a lot of pressure on organizations in major cities to find a way to allow some employees to telecommute or have flexible hours to reduce traffic, pollution, and overall congestion. What characteristics make jobs less appropriate for telecommuting? How can we manage productivity of telecommuters?

2. When companies staff their international operations, they have a choice in the types of employees they want to hire. Identify different and common classifications of employees when talking about International HRM and why a company might hire one type over another type?

3. Are there specific activities or functions of HR that we should be more concerned with evaluating? What are they? Why do you think they should be measured and other activities ignored?

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1. There is a lot of pressure on organizations in major cities to find a way to allow some employees to telecommute or have flexible hours to reduce traffic, pollution, and overall congestion. What characteristics make jobs less appropriate for telecommuting? How can we manage productivity of telecommuters?
There are several jobs that are less suitable for telecommuting. Those jobs that require working with equipment that cannot be sent to the employees place easily, or the equipment is used by several employees are not suitable for telecommuting. Jobs that require the physical presence of the employee at the workplace or require direct interaction with customers cannot be outsourced. For example, an in- store salesperson's job is not suitable for telecommuting. Those jobs that either requires frequent travel or commuting regularly to the manufacturing facility are not suitable for telecommuting. Consider the example of a service person that has to be in the office and respond to customer calls and carry with him the appropriate equipment/tools to the ...

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