Intro+HR+Midterm+1Study+Guide+1-5 - Study Guide for Midterm...

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Study Guide for Midterm I Introduction to HR Management Professor Frank Paparella General: The first midterm examination will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions chapters 1-5. You will have the entire class period to complete the examination. Each question is worth two points. The equivalent letter grade will be calculated as described in the syllabus. Questions will cover the book and lectures, class discussions, exercises, etc. I will try to make sure questions are not “tricky” by depending on semantics or other wording issues, and you will not need to know whether a particular law was passed, say in 1937 or 1938. There are a number of “key terms” at the end of each chapter that are worth knowing. Do not focus just on the definition of the word but think about why it matters. The first key term in Chapter 1, for example, is “alignment.” A dictionary definition is not as important as knowing why it matters. In this situation we care about alignment because it suggests that our HR policies and practices be aligned with the external environment because that allows us to get the kind of employees we need to pursue our business strategy, not run afoul of various laws, and so forth. The term also suggests our HR policies and practices need to be internally consistent, so we don’t try to hire the very best people in an area (for example) while paying below market. Chapter 1. Managing Employees for Competitive Advantage . This is the overview chapter. Some key points: Understand why organizations care about HR and how HR supports competitive advantage. Understand the role of HR both as a corporate function and management responsibility Understand the components of the model on page 7 exhibit 1.1 including the key HR challenges and the primary HR activities. Know the various strategies that organizations can choose to follow Eg.
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course 533 301 taught by Professor Fay during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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Intro+HR+Midterm+1Study+Guide+1-5 - Study Guide for Midterm...

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