MGT 521 Week 3 Discussion: Addressing Employee Concerns
Post a total of 3 substantive responses over 2 separate days for full participation. This includes your initial post and 2 replies to other students.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Let’s leverage this discussion thread to gather the concepts and content from Ch. 8 and/or Ch. 9 that we may need to complete our assignments and that will most benefit us in advancing our careers. Avoid reading word-for-word, and use the following questions and scenarios to guide your inquiry.
Kinicki, A., & Williams, B. K. (2016). Management: A practical introduction (7 ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education.
Do not start a new thread. Select one of the following scenarios, develop a response, then post the response as a reply to this discussion starter. Limit your response to 175 to 300 words, demonstrate understanding of and cite the required readings or other credible sources that you apply, and look for opportunities to engage with and learn from others
Scenario 1: Strategic Human Resource Management
This week’s learnings on effective strategic human resource management, which consists of the activities managers perform to plan for, attract, develop, and retain an effective workforce. Planning the human resources needed consists of understanding current employee needs and predicting future employee needs. Throughout your management career it’s very important to understand the ways that HR practices lead to company success.
Read the HR Magazine article “What Makes a Great Employer?” https://search-proquest-com.contentproxy.phoenix.edu/docview/1684996576/E645420330BD47D1PQ/24?accountid=35812
Feffer, M. (2015). What makes a great employer? HR Magazine, 60(5), 36-38, 40, 42, 44 (Article accessible via UOP Library)
Scenario 2: Recruitment and Selection: Putting the Right People into the Right Jobs
Kinicki and Williams, (2015) in Management, Ch. 6 explains discusses the task of recruiting individuals from within or outside the company. This task is enhanced by such tools as reviewing candidates’ application forms, resumes, and references; doing interviews, either structured or unstructured; and screening with ability, personality, performance, and other kinds of employment tests.
Read the the HR Magazine article “Look Outside or Seek Within. ProQuest Document ID: 1641935860
Scenario 3: The Legal Requirements of Human Resource Management
Kinicki and Williams (2016) in Management, Ch. 6 state the four areas of human resource law any manager needs to be aware of. These are labor relations, compensation and benefits, health and safety, and equal employment opportunity.
Watch the Yahoo! News video “The Minimum Wage Debate.” In this 2-minute video, correspondent Katie Couric explores the potential advantages and disadvantages of raising the federal minimum wage. The video is currently available at: https://www.yahoo.com/katiecouric/katie-couric-explains-the-minimum-wage-debate-last-122221554703.html.
Scenario 4: Watch the “Change: More Pain than Gain?” video.
Evaluate in 2 to 3 sentences the performance of the manager in addressing the concerns of his employees. What could he have done differently?
Kinicki, A. and Williams, B. (2016). Management: A Practical Introduction. 7th ed. New Jersey: McGraw Hill Higher Education.
Feffer, M. (2015). What makes a great employer? HR Magazine, 60(5), 36-38, 40, 42, 44.
Krell, E. (2015). Look outside or seek within? HR Magazine, 60(1), 60-64
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