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Human Resources: Classification Requests

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Prepare a professional writing sample that demonstrates your attributes in communication skills, HR knowledge, problem-solving skills, customer service orientation. The best sample would be a situation where you had to deny a manager/supervisor's request regarding a classification, compensation, selection or labor relations issue.

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When assessing whether to grant or deny a classification request it's important for Human Resources to look at all the pertinent factors that are involved within this decision. This process is predicated upon assigning a set of duties and responsibilities to appropriate job families and levels within this family. The classification process is only done when a newly created job is in consideration or when significant changes are being considered towards the duties assigned to an existing position.

Before denying the request it's important for the HR personnel to ascertain whether the manager or supervisor requesting classification has assigned duties and responsibilities for the position as opposed to the individual ...

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A classification requests for human resources are examined.

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1) James L. Schneider, owner of a small computer design and software consulting company in San Francisco, complains that he has a difficult time competing with firms that bring foreign software engineers into the United States to do similar work for one-third the price.

Schneider charges, "American citizens are out on the street. In the competitive world, it is difficult to bid against people who work at substantially lower rates."

On the other side of the coin, many US computer companies fear that if they do not hire foreign talent, their competitors in other countries will do so and gain the competitive edge in the marketplace.

A) Give your point of view, explaining your position.

2) Suppose a male college student repeatedly asks a female student in the same class out for a date and she refuses to go with him. In response to this rejection, the male student starts to behave aggressively with demeaning insults and tries to intimidate the female student outside of the class.
A) Is the professor liable for the harassing actions of the male student in the class?
B) What about the university?
C) What other factors might apply that would make the professor, the university, or both have liability for sexual harassment?

3) Women and ethnic minorities are often lumped together as a single class.
A) What do these two groups have in common?
B) What are the major differences between them? Explain the answer.

4) List three reasons why project managers should be concerned with understanding HR law instead of leaving it to the employee's normal manager or to the HR group.

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