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Ch 8 Managing Human Resources Foundations of Human Resource Managemento Human resource management activities devoted to building and maintaining an effective workforce oBecoming increasingly importanto Poor planning results in inefficiency Eg hiring followed by layoffs employees must be attracted kept and motivated o Human Resource planningJob AnalysisJob description list of duties and working conditionsJob specifications list of credentials needed for the jobForecasting demand and supply of labourForecasting internal supply number and type of employees needed in the future o Replacement charts lists important positions who occupies it expected time of occupation and potential replacements o Skills inventories catalogue of employees listing skills experience education etc To quickly locate qualified employeesForecasting external supply number available for hiringMatching HR Supply and Demand if shortfall is predicted new employees can be hired or present ones retained Temporary employees add to flexibility and allow organization to adaptStaffing The Organization o Recruiting to attract qualified applicantsInternal recruiting present employees are candidates promotionExternal recruiting attracting outsiders Job fairs allow facetofaceinteraction Internshipso Selecting Human ResourcesValidation The predictive value of information gathered through candidate screeningApplication Forms Job related demographic data should not contain unrelated questions sources for discrimination Good for preinterview familiarizationTests knowledge relevant to the job or general intelligence test Tests should be validated frequentlyAll scoring and administration must be consistentInterviews sometimes poor predictor of jobs success due to biasesStructured interviews for lowerlevel positions ensure consistency
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