HRM594 Final Exam 2

HRM594 Final Exam 2

Author: Christine Farr


1. (TCO B) Discuss the 13 strategic staffing decisions one must make when developing an organizational staffing strategy. Do you believe that some of them are more important to an organization than others? Which ones? Fully explain your reasoning, providing clear examples to illustrate your position. (Points: 25)
2. (TCO E) You are the staffing manager for your organization. Fully discuss the administrative issues that you would address in the planning stage of external recruiting. Explain the importance of each issue. (Points: 30)
3. (TCO G) You are a staffing manager. Recommend the steps your organization should take to develop and implement a policy regarding employment-at-will. Explain the importance of having an employment-at-will policy, and the consequences of not having one. (Points: 30)
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1. (TCO C) As an HR leader, how would you try to get individual managers to be more aware of the legal requirements of staffing systems and to take steps to ensure that they themselves engage in legal staffing actions? (Points: 30)
2. (TCO F) You are a staffing professional. Describe how you might go about determining scores for applicants' responses to: a. interview questions, b. letters of recommendation, and c. questions about previous work experience. (Points: 25)
3. (TCO H) You are an HR Manager for ABC Corporation. Your strategic staffing plan indicates that in the next five years, your 500 Customer Service Representatives will need specific computer skills to utilze a new technology that is planned. None of the reps currently have this skill. Other than terminating all of the employees and hiring new employees with the required skills, discuss two possible alternatives the company might consider. (Points: 30)
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1. (TCO A) Imagine an organization that has a staffing process in which vacancies are filed (a) on a lottery basis from among job applicants, or (b) on a first-come, first-hired basis among job applicants. Predict the potential problems associated with these scenarios. (Points: 30)
2. (TCO D) You are the HR Manager of your organization. Your task is to perform job analysis on all of the jobs within your organization. What are the advantages and disadvantages to using multiple methods of job analysis for a particular job? Multiple sources? (Points: 30)
3. (TCO I) Which of the costs and benefits of voluntary turnover are most likely to vary according to the type of job? Give specific examples. (Points: 20)

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