OBHR Exam 2 Review - OBHR Exam 2 Review Action learning O Managers work on projects outside their department O Usually a team project American

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OBHR Exam 2 Review Action learning: O Managers work on projects outside their department O Usually a team project American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial: • The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) • Voluntary federation of about 100 national and international labor unions in the U.S. • Formed by a merger of the AFL and CIO in 1955 • It is basically what people think of when the think about unions • In 2011 the AFL-CIO claimed about 11 million members • That leaves about 3 million in unions not affiliated with the AFL-CIO • The largest non-affiliated group makes up about half of this, the United Auto Workers Broadbanding: • A current trend is to collapse multiple salary grades and ranges down to a smaller number that contains a relatively wide range of jobs and salary levels • Advantage is greater flexibility, especially when companies flatten their hierarchies and organize around self managing teams • Facilitates movement of employees up and down in job level without pay raises or cuts • If an employee must temporarily spend time in a lower level job to develop a certain skill set, no adjustment is necessary and other employees cannot insinuate an equity violation Building two way communication, 3 principles: o Engagement Involving individuals in decisions that affect them Asking for their input Allowing them to refute the merits of your ideas and assumptions o Explanation Making sure that everyone understands why decisions are made Making sure everyone follows the logic that led to the decision o Expectation clarity Making sure everyone knows what the standards are And what the penalties are for failure Case study method: o Written cases are analyzed by trainees
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o The problem presented is diagnosed o Solutions are usually discussed among a group of trainees o Aims to give a realistic experience in identifying and analyzing complex problems o Five main features of the case method Use of real problems Maximum involvement of participants In stating views Inquiring into other’s views Confronting different views Making decisions Minimal reliance on the instructor Hold the position that there are rarely purely right or wrong answers Make the case study as engaging and realistic as possible Civil Rights Act of 1964: Unlawful to discriminate in the compensation/hiring process on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin comparable worth: Should women who are performing jobs equal to men’s or comparable to men’s be paid the same as men There is a difference between equal to and comparable to Equal to has been the standard o Resulted in classifications of relatively low pay positions traditionally held by women “Comparable to” could include comparisons between jobs that are quite dissimilar: such as secretaries to electricians The assumption
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