Discussion Questions

Discussion 1
Based on the slides please briefly answer the following questions: 1) Why is it important to study HR? 2) What are the main components of HR? 3) Humans are the most important asset of an organization – agree or disagree? explain your response
4) What is the role of HR planning? How is it related to the strategic plan of an organization
Discussion 2
Based on your readings and the posted slides, briefly answer the following questions: What is a ‘job’?What is a ‘job design’?What are the goals of a job design?What is a ‘job description’?•Whatis a ‘job analysis’?•Whatare the uses of a job analysis?•Whatis the job analysis process?•Whatare the characteristics and outcomes of a) a well designed job; b) a poorlydesigned job?
Discussion 3
How can good HR practices help increase productivity and control costs?2. How can the use of technology improve the management of people?3. Discuss the effect of downsizing, outsourcing, and offshoring on a company.4. What strategies can be used by the company for competing, recruiting, and staffing globally?5. What are the challenges posed by globalization to a company? How will thisaffect the formulation of HR policies?
Discussion 4
Discuss:Agree or Disagree? Justifya) Payis a statement of an employee’s worth by an employer.b) Payis a perception of worth by an employee.2) What are the effects of a) being underpaid (compensation lower than the knowledge, skills and abilities require)? b) being overpaid (compensation higher than the knowledge, skills and abilities require).