Intro+to+HRM-Ch.+2

Intro+to+HRM-Ch.+2 - ORGANIZATIONALDEMANDS ANDENVIRONMENTAL...

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ORGANIZATIONAL DEMANDS  AND ENVIRONMENTAL  INFLUENCES Dr. Hazel-Anne M. Johnson Rutgers University
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Learning Objectives 1. Describe how differences in company strategies shape the  primary HR activities. 2. Explain how company characteristics influence the way  employees are managed. 3. Discuss the role of organizational culture in effective employee  management. 4. Explain how employee concerns influence employees’  interpretation and response to different HR activities. 5. Discuss the impact of labor force trends on how companies  manage employees. 6. Identify how advances in technology affect employee  management. 7. Explain the challenges of managing employees in a global  context. 8. Understand how ethics and social responsibility influence  managerial decisions.
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Meeting Organizational Demands Organizational demands : factors inherent  within  a  company that influence how employees are managed
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Meeting Organizational Demands Strategy : A plan for achieving a competitive  advantage Two broad types of strategies:  cost leadership  and  differentiation . Business strategy   Primary HR Activities   Employee Contributions   Competitive  Advantage
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Meeting Organizational Demands Cost Leadership Strategy : involves offering the lowest  costs for products and services Focus on efficiencies and cost reductions Minimize overhead and costs Economies of scale are realized Only one cost leader in an industry Differentiation Strategy : Providing something unique  for which customers are willing to pay Unique product or services may include features, location,  innovation, reputation, status, customer service or quality Offering something competing firms do not provide and  customers value
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Company Characteristics Companies differ in size and stage of development,  which impact available resources and how  employees are managed. 
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course 533 301 taught by Professor Fay during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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