Centralisation v Decentralisation
Organisational structure - Centralisation v Decentralisation
One of the issues that a business needs to address is where decision-making power resides in
the organisational structure.
Decision-making is about authority. A
Managing and Rewarding Performance: Test #1
Unit One: Introduction to Strategic Compensation Systems
Allowance: compensation to provide for items that are in short supply (eg. housing in
Compensation: all forms of financial returns and ta
Chapter Two: Human Rights Issues Hiring
Unlike the Charter which directly applies to government actions only,
human rights statutes apply to the actions of individuals and corporations
Ontarios first human rights statute only had 6 prohib
Chapter One: The Pay Model
Why should we care about Compensation?
Google announced a 10% pay raise and $1000 cash bonus to all its
workers in January 2011, hired 6,000 googlers and its stock price hit $600
The unit states has a new legislation
Employment Law Test #1
What are the 3 main sources of employment law?
Statute law, constitutional law, and common law
What is statute law?
Statute law is legislations or acts that are passed by the federal or provincial government (passed by
Chapter 2: Strategy; the Totality of Decisions
Some managers adopt a compensation strategy strictly by paying market
rates, however this is much less simple than it seems
Different Strategies for Different Industries
Compensation strategies for Google, M
Chapter One: Overview of Legal Framework
3 Main Sources of Employment Law:
Statute Law: Legislation passed by the government
Constitutional Law: Canadian charter of rights and freedoms
Common Law: Judge made laws
A statute is a law passed
Employment Law Midterm #2 Review
What does the human rights code require?
All employers to maintain a workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment and must
deal effectively with the issues that occur
What is Direct Discrimination?
HROB 3050 Chapter 4 The Employment Contract
Every employment relationship is based on a contract, regardless of whether the
contract is oral or written.
Under the common law, 3 things necessary to create contract:
2. Acceptance of the offer
HROB 3050: chapter 7 notes
Workplace health and safety needs to be a top priority for employers because
the cost can be very high
Current health and safety laws impose rigorous requirements on everyone in
the workplace in an effort to avoid accide
HROB after test #2
Chapter 5: HR Planning
HR Planning: the process of forecasting future HR requirements to ensure that the
organization will have the required number of employees with the necessary skills
to meet its strategic objectives
HROB*2100 Managing People Exam Review
1. Define Labour surplus and labour shortage? How might an organization
deal with either of these problems?
Labor surplus is the internal supply of employees exceeds the organizations
Chapter 3: Defining Internal Alignment
There are 3 common bases for todays pay structure: the content of the
work, the skills and knowledge required to perform it, and its relative value
for achieving the organizations objectives
Compensation Strategy: In
Many businesses are moving towards flatter organisational structures through de-layering.
De-layering involves removing one or more levels of hierarchy from the organisational
Frequently, the layers removed are those containing middl
This type of structure combines the traditional departments seen in functional structures with
project teams. In a matrix structure, individuals work across teams and projects as well as
within their own department or function.
Internal External Influences on HRM
The main internal and external influences which are likely to affect the human resources
function are summarised below:
Corporate objectives E.g. an
objective of cost reduction is
Introduction to HRM
HRM - What is Human Resource Management ("HRM")?
You often see phrases like these in the annual reports of major businesses:
Our people are our greatest asset
Nothing is more important than our employees
You see them so often that it i
Flexible working hours - overview
A system of flexible working hours gives employees some choice over the actual times they
work their contracted hours. Such a system can be a good way of recruiting and retaining staff since it provides an opportunity for
Annual hours contracts
What is an annual hours contract?
An annual hours contract is a system whereby the period of time within which full time
employees must work is defined over a whole year.
For example, an average 40-hour week becomes 1,880 annual hou
Handling Labour Shortages or Excess Supply
Dealing with labour shortages
When might a business find that the challenge of workforce planning is to deal with a shortage
of labour? That could happen when, for example:
There is a short-term increase in deman
Benefits and Issues
Performed effectively, the following are commonly seen as benefits of workforce planning:
Most importantly, an effective workforce plan helps a business achieve its corporate
objectives by ensuring the business has a workforce of the r
For most businesses, large or small, the task of identifying what work needs doing and who
should do it is a continuous challenge!
It is rare that a business of any size operates for long without having to recruit or remove
Employment Law: Chapter
Chapter 1: Legal Framework
History of Law in Canada
Constituted in PEI by Sir John A. McDonald
o Ruled by Britain for 100 years (house of commons)
o 1867 constitution signed (the first one)
o 1982 second constitution gave