Human Resources Management
Extra Credit Exam #2.
Discussion question#1 page 172.
The essential elements of forecasting the supply of and demand for human resources have a number of ingredients. According to our text, one important ingredient is the organization’s own strategic plans regarding anticipated growth, stability, or decline of the need for human resources. Demand trends also influence forecasting. Information about what kinds of people will be in demand as well as the kind of potential employee availability when making staffing decisions. The information related to demand and availability can help to build a diverse organization and serve ...view middle of the document...
Other employers may hire permanent employees and then have a reduction when conditions related to work demands rise or fall which would temporarily increase or decrease the size of a workforce through lay-offs (reductions) or recalls (increases), this type of environment is less desirable because of the lack of stability. Overtime is also a tool that can be used to temporarily increase the size of an organizations workforce. By adding additional hours to an employees work schedule, an organization can increase the amount of work being done by an employee there by increasing the size of an organizations workforce
Discussion question #6 page 240.
The general steps of the selection process involve three distinct steps, gathering information about the qualified candidates, evaluating the qualifications of each qualified candidate, and making the actual decision about which candidate will be offered employment with the organization.
When gathering information on qualified candidates, factors such as education, relevant work experience,...