Ch11 Lecture - Lecture Outline and Notes I. Introduction...

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Lecture Outline and Notes I. Introduction A. If a business is to be successful it must have sufficient numbers of employees who are qualified to perform the required duties. B. Managing the quantity (through hiring and firing) and quality (through training, compensating, etc.) of employees is an important business function. II. The Nature of Human Resources Management PPT11.3 Human resources management refers to all the activities involved in determining an organization’s human resource needs as well as acquiring, developing, and compensating people to fill those needs. 1. Human resources management has increased in importance over the last few decades. 2.
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Effective human resources managers are aware of changing employee conditions and use them to increase efficiency and productivity. Every manager in an organization practices some of the functions of human resources management at all times. III. Planning for Human Resources Needs PPT11.4 A. After determining how many employees and what skills are needed to achieve organizational objectives, a firm must ascertain how many employees it currently has and project how many may be retiring or leaving. B. Current and forecasted employee requirements then enable the manager to determine hiring and qualification requirements. C. Next, a strategy for satisfying human resources needs is developed. D. Job analysis determines, through observation and study, the specific tasks that comprise a job; the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to perform it; and the job environment. Managers use job analysis in two ways. PPT11.5 To develop a job description —a formal, written description of a specific job, including job title, tasks to be performed, relationships with other jobs, physical and mental skills required, duties, responsibilities, and working conditions. To develop a job specification —a description of the qualifications necessary for a specific job in terms of education, experience, personal characteristics, and physical characteristics. Both job descriptions and job specifications are used to develop recruiting materials. IV. Recruiting and Selecting New Employees PPT11.6 A. Recruiting. 1. Recruiting is the formation of a pool of qualified applicants from which management will select employees. 2. There are two sources for this pool of applicants. a. Internal sources of applicants are the organization’s current employees. This approach is relatively inexpensive. b. External sources are outside the firm. 1) External sources consist of newspaper and journal ads, employment agencies, recommendations from current employees, unsolicited applications, and online. 2) This approach is more expensive than hiring from within. 3)
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2011 for the course BUSINESS 300 taught by Professor Reynolds during the Fall '10 term at Los Rios Colleges.

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Ch11 Lecture - Lecture Outline and Notes I. Introduction...

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