In-Class Group Exercise 1 - The Partnership of Line Managers & HR Departments

In-Class Group Exercise 1 - The Partnership of Line Managers & HR Departments

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Human Resource Management Human Resource Management H ADM 2211 H ADM 2211 Spring 2010 Spring 2010 Instructor Instructor Sean A. Way, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management School of Hotel Administration Cornell University IN-CLASS GROUP EXERCISE 1 (1 POINT) 1 T UESDAY , F EBRUARY 2, 2010 Today, human resource management (HRM) is not just the responsibility of the HR department. If people are a competitive resource (see Barney & Wright, 1998; Tracey & Nathan, 2002; Way, 2002; Introduction and The Challenge of HRM PowerPoint Slides), then line managers play an increasingly important role in managing the workforce. But this is not an either/or situation. Rather than seeing line managers take over responsibility from HR managers, Bohlander and Snell (2007) see both groups working together to handle workforce issues.
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Unformatted text preview: But how do they work together? Assignment 1. Working in groups of 4 to 5 individuals, identify what role the HR department would play and what role line managers would play in the following activities. Where would overlaps occur, and would there likely be any problems? a. Recruiting b. Selection c. Training and development d. Performance evaluation e. Compensation f. Employee discipline 2. How would potential problems be resolved? 3. Each group will write its findings on the whiteboard at the front of our classroom. One member from each group will be given 5 minutes to explain his/her group’s findings to the class. 1 Source: Bohlander, G., & Snell, S. 2007. HRM Experience: Balancing Competitive Challenges & Employee Concerns. Managing Human Resources , 14 th Edition, Chapter 1, p. 41. Thompson South-Western: Mason, OH....
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