Human Resources Management

A. READ CHAPTER 5 IN the TEXT BOOK

Chapter Overview. This chapter focuses on staffing, one of the most important HR activities in which the manager is involved. First, the hiring process is defined and discussed. Second, the major challenges managers face in trying to hire or promote the best persons for the job are examined. Third, a set of procedures to deal with these challenges and to avoid potential problems is recommended. Finally, the legal issues involved in staffing are briefly discussed.

After reading this chapter, you should be able to deal more effectively with the following challenges:

1. Understand human resource supply and demand.

2. Have familiarity with the hiring process.

3. Recognize challenges in the hiring process.

4. Learn practices for meeting the challenge of effective staffing.

5. Know the tools of selection.

6. Develop awareness of legal issues in staffing.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you understand the key terms on page 175. Your exam will cover this

Answer the following questions from your text book (50 – 500 words for each question)

Questions 5-1, 5-3, 5-5, & 5-6 on pages 175 -176

B. READ CHAPTER 6 IN the TEXT BOOK

Chapter Overview. Conducting a termination or layoff is one of the most sensitive and difficult things that a manager will ever have to do. There are a number of factors to consider when conducting this process, and the manner in which the termination or layoff is performed and managed has impact on not only the affected employee but also those who remain with the organization in its aftermath. Additionally, many separations (voluntary or involuntary) can be avoided through good management practices. The cost of separations to the organization are much higher than many people realize, making good management practices even more important.

After reading this chapter, you should be able to deal more effectively with the following challenges:

1. Understand what are employee separations.

2. Gain mastery in identifying types of employee separations.

3. Have familiarity with managing early retirements.

4. Learn practices for managing layoffs.

5. Recognize the role of outplacement

IMPORTANT: Make sure you understand the key terms on page 197. Your exam will cover this

Answer the following questions from your text book (50 – 500 words for each question)

Questions 6-1, 6-3, 6-4, & 6-7 on pages 197 -198

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