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Unformatted text preview: Prohibits discrimination and allows for the awarding of punitive and compensatory damages, in addition to back pay, in cases of intentional discrimination (CRA). Family and Medical Leave Act: Requres the employers provide 12 weeks of unpaid leave for medical and family reasons, including paternity and illness of a family member (FMLA). How to diversity can increase profitability o divers workforces have a wider range of ideas o customers are becoming diverse o increase retention rates - support diversity during hiring period and after it as well o firms are also insisting that their suppliers also support diversity • sexual harassment is illegal • Forms of sexual harrassment o quid pro quo sexual harassment - asking or forcing an employee to perform sexual favors in exchange for receiving some reward or avoiding negative consequences o hostile work environment - telling lewd jokes, displaying porn, making sexually oriented remarks about someone's personal appearance, and other sex-related actions that make the work environment unpleasant • Steps to take to avoid sexual harassment o develop and clearly communicate a sexual harassment policy endorsed by top management o use a fair complaint procedure to investigate charges of sexual harassment o when it has been determined that sexual harassment has take place, take corrective actions as soon as possible o provide sexual harassment education and training to all organizational members, including managers o HR Book Notes • Human Resource Management - activities that managers engage in to attract and retain employees and to ensure that they perform at a high level and contribute to the accomplishment of organizational goals Strategic Human Resource Management - the process by which managers design the components of an HRM system to be consistent with each other, with other elements of organizational structure, and with the organization's strategy and goals Five Important Parts of HRM 1. Recruitment and Selection 2. Training and Development 3. Performance appraisal and feedback 4. pay and benefits 5. labor relations Recruitment and Selection • recruitment - activities that managers engage in to develop a pool of qualified candidates for open positions • selection - the process that managers use to determine the relative qualifications of job applicants and their potential for performing well in a particular job • human resource planning - all the activities managers engage in to forecast their current and future human resource needs o demand forecasts - est. qualifications and number of employees needed o supply forecasts - est. qualifications of current employees now and in the future o managers outsource for flexibility and cost • job analysis - identifying the tasks, duties, and responsibilities that make up a job (job description) and the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job (job specifications) • external recruiting • internal recruiting o already familiar with organization o managers know the candidates o boost employees' motivation and morale o set in...
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