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Week 3 - I think the job description is pretty accurate...

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How has the internet changed the way organizations manage their human resource programs and human resource needs? The internet has given employees and customers the ability to stay closer in touch to the companies’ human resource department. The internet gives employees instant access to their 401k information, pension plan, stocks, time sheets, internal affairs, and updated company information. The internet allows employees access to manage their benefits and assets without having to deal with a live person. The employee gains security and privacy by having the ability to make changes on their own. The internet also allows customers to file a complaint, see job openings, and even apply for open positions. The internet is becoming a bigger asset to a company’s HRM as each day passes. Read Case 6-1, pgs 182-183, critically evaluate the job analysis that Mary conducted for the position of assistant store manager. Do you think she used appropriate methods? What are the strengths and weaknesses of her efforts?
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Unformatted text preview: I think the job description is pretty accurate. From all the retail jobs I’ve worked at it seems the job as assistant manager is pretty general. I think some methods she used were good. By taking personal experience, she applied that towards how she is going to run the new job or regional sales manager. Although some things Mary did were not so good. Because the chain’s success lies in being receptive to local customers’ tastes and buying habits, each store has a different collection of merchandise, and several different combinations of departments can be found in Marys’ region (Ivancevich). By taking three assistant managers that were close to her instead of near the area of the store that is hiring, she doesn’t acquire the local customers’ tastes and buying habits for that area. This might hurt sales and discourage employees. Ivancevich, J (2008). Human Resource Management . Paschim Vihar, New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill....
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