chapter 12 - 12-2 Chapter Objectives Recognize forces...

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Chapter Objectives Recognize forces beyond management control that affect the availability of labor Understand the reasons that cause people to leave their home countries Discuss guest workers Understand the basics of the immigration system in the U.S. Discuss labor productivity Understand women’s labor, employment and social roles Discuss differences in labor unions among countries Understand how labor is getting a voice in management 12-2 Introduction Quality, quantity, and composition of labor force of great importance to an employer Labor Quality Refers to the attitudes, education, and skills of available employees Labor Quantity Refers to the number of available employees with the skills required to meet an employer’s business needs 12-3 Labor Mobility Labor Mobility The movement of people from country to country or area to area to get jobs Immigration Refers to the process of leaving one’s home country to reside in another country For people who are not citizens of the U.S., the U.S. can be a difficult country to enter 12-4 The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in 2003 became USCIS has two conflicting missions Allow legal immigrants in Keep illegal immigrants out Refugees/Asylum Seekers People fleeing persecution may request asylum The reasons people move include Economic globalization Population growth in developing countries New technology that allows immigrants to maintain contact with family Technological improvements in transportation For political reasons To escape adverse situations 12-8 Brain Drain Record numbers of immigrants are moving to OECD countries in search of jobs When skilled workers migrate from developing countries they do so for professional opportunities and economic reasons
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2009 for the course BUSINESS 4444 taught by Professor Dr.dale during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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