Human Resource Management Pastpaper date april 27, 2018 Q4 . Employess have been forced to demonstrate the validity of human resources policies and practices and job analysis can be used as a tool for such validation with clear examples , show how job analysis can be used to validate human resources management practices and policies . Ans. Employers have been forced…to demonstrate the validity of human resource policies and practices that affect such activities and actions as: * Recruitment * Compensation * Hiring * Testing * Training * Terminat * Promotion * Discipline * Transfers Job analysis is the vehicle used to facilitate this validation process. 1. Most commonly for recruitment selection. Provides realistic job data and Providing guidance in recruitment and selection: Job analysis information helps recruiters seek and find the right person for the organisation. And to hire the right person, the selection test must access the most critical skills and abilities needed to perform a job. This information comes from a job analysis 2. Evaluating current employees for transfer or promotion 3. Provide a basis for determining training Knowing the skills necessary for jobs is essential to building effective training programmes. Moreover, helping people to move efficiently form one career stage to another can only be accomplished with information from job analysis 4. Providing clues for work methods simplification and improvement 5. Setting compensation and maintaining fairness in wage and salary administration: Job values and hence Compensation is usually tied to the duties and responsibilities of a job. Proper compensation demands accurate assessment of what various jobs entails 6. Legal validation of employment decisions 7. Judging the merits of grievances that question assignments and compensation 8. Establishing responsibility, accountability, and authority 9. Providing essential guidance for performance management - in the establishment of standards of performance and hence performance appraisal 10. Safety and Health 11. Affirmative Action, hiring disabled
12. Strategic planning -Effective job analysis can help organisations to change, eliminate or otherwise restructure work or work flow process to meet the changing demands of uncertain environments Q5 . The changing characteristics of the workforce including the generation Y empolyees are cited as some of the challenges facing Human resources management today.Explain how these pose a challenge. Ans Most of whom find the millennials an enigma, difficult to understand and manage. It is no wonder then that most companies record high turnover amongst this group. Millennial - , all impatiently fighting for a piece, a big one, of the corporate pie as the baby boomers and generation X purse their lips in disapproval, wondering what the hurry is for.
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