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  1. Managing Human Resources Chapter 9

  2. Chapter 9 Learning Goals • Whatis the human resource management process? • How are human resource needs determined? • How do human resource managers find good people to fill the jobs? • What is the employee selection process? • What types of training and development do organizations offer their employees?

  3. Chapter 9 Learning Goals (cont’d.) • Whatis a performance appraisal? • How are employees compensated? • What is organizational career management? • What are the key laws and federal agencies affecting human resource management? • What trends are affecting human resource management?

  4. Learning Goal 1 • Whatis the human resource management process? • Job analysis and HR planning • Employee recruitment and selection • Employee training, performance appraisal, and compensation • Ends when employee leaves organization

  5. Human Resource Management The process of hiring, developing, motivating, and evaluating employees to achieve organizational goals

  6. HR planning & forecasting Employee recruitment Employee selection Job analysis & design Training & development Performance planning & evaluation Compensation & benefits Human Resource Management Process Strategies & objectives of the organization Organizational career management

  7. Learning Goal 2 • How are human resource needs determined? • Job analysis • Studying a job to determine its tasks and duties for • Setting pay • Determining employee job performance • Specifying hiring requirements • Designing training programs • Job description • Lists the tasks and responsibilities of the job • Job specification • Describes skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to fill the job described in the job description

  8. HR planning & forecasting Employee recruitment Employee selection Job analysis & design JobAnalysis: A study of the tasks required to do a particular job well • job description • job specification

  9. HR planning & forecasting Employee recruitment Employee selection Job analysis & design Demand forecast: Determining the number of employees needed by some future time Supply forecast (internal): Estimating the number of current employees who will be available to fill various jobs at some future time

  10. Labor Supply & Demand Labor shortage in the 1990s has turned the tables for employers • some individuals seeking work advertise themselves as free agents • employers bid for interviews with free agents • US Department of Labor estimates there are 10 million free agents Source: Entrepreneur, Jan. 2000, p. 16.

  11. Learning Goal 3 • How do human resource managers find good people to fill the jobs? • Most firms begin by trying to fill the job from within • If internal candidates are not available, an external search begins • Local media is used to find workers who are • Nontechnical • Unskilled • Nonsupervisory • Highly trained recruits are found by using • College recruiters • Executive search firms • Job fairs • Company Web sites

  12. HR planning & forecasting Employee recruitment Employee selection Job analysis & design Recruitment: Attempt to find and attract qualified applicants in the external labor market • job fair

  13. Employee Talent Ratings made by Fortune magazine: Most admired employee talent: • Microsoft • Cisco Systems • Coca-Cola Leastadmired employee talent: • MedPartners • Shoney’s • Trump Hotels & Casinos Source: Fortune, Mar. 1, 1999, p. 70.

  14. Learning Goal 4 • What is the employee selection process? • Applicant submits an application or résumé • Receives a short, structured interview • Applicant may be asked to take an aptitude, personality, or skills test • Selection interview • In-depth discussion of applicant’s • Work experience, skills, and abilities • Education and career interests • Applicants seeking professional or managerial positions may be interviewed by several people • Successful applicants may be asked to undergo a physical exam

  15. HR planning & forecasting Employee recruitment Employee selection Job analysis & design Selection: The process of determining which people in the applicant pool possess the qualifications necessary to be successful on the job

  16. Decision to hire Physical examination Background and reference checks Selection interview Employment testing Initial screening Steps of the Selection Process

  17. Learning Goal 5 • What types of training and development do organizations offer their employees? • Training and development programs are designed to increase employees’ knowledge, skills, and abilities to foster job improvement • Formal training • Development programs • Job rotation • Executive education programs • Mentoring • Special project assignments

  18. Training & development Performance planning & evaluation Compensation & benefits Training and Development: Activities that provide learning situations in which an employee acquires additional knowledge or skills to increase job performance • on-the-job training • off-the-job training

  19. Training and Development Forecasting International predicts that the need for life-long learning will characterize business in the future Implications: • need for higher training budgets • need for constant retraining due to turnover • use of technology for just-in-time training • training as a motivational & retention tool Source: HR News, Dec. 1999, pp. 18-20.

  20. Learning Goal 6 • What is a performance appraisal • Compares an employee’s actual performance with the expected performance • Typically used to determine an employee’s • Compensation • Training needs • Advancement opportunities

  21. Training & development Performance planning & evaluation Compensation & benefits Performance planning & evaluation process: Performance planning: Setting standards & expectations Performance evaluation Rewards & job changes Employee job task behavior

  22. Performance Evaluation 360° Evaluation: performance feedback that combines self-appraisal with ratings made by coworkers at the same level, above, and below the target person in the managerial hierarchy Advantages: provides a well-rounded view avoids individual bias can have more impact than a single source can establish consensus

  23. Learning Goal 7 • How are employees compensated? • Direct pay • Hourly wage or monthly salary paid to an employee • May include bonuses and profit shares • Indirect pay • Various benefits and services • Required by law: unemployment and worker’s compensation, Social Security • Optional: paid vacations and holidays, pensions, health and other insurance products, employee wellness programs, college tuition reimbursement

  24. Training & development Performance planning & evaluation Compensation & benefits Types of Compensation or Pay: • hourly wages • salaries • piecework and commission • accelerated commission schedule • bonus • profit sharing • fringe benefits

  25. Learning Goal 8 • What is organizational career management? • Facilitation of employee job changes including • Promotions • Upward move with more authority, responsibility and pay • Transfers • Horizontal move in the organization • Layoffs • Temporary separation arranged by the employer, usually when business is slow • Retirements • Permanent separation that ends one’s career

  26. Organizational career management Types of Career Change: 1. Job change within the organization • transfer • promotion • demotion 2. Separation from the organization • layoff • termination • resignation • retirement

  27. Learning Goal 9 • What are the key laws and federal agencies affecting human resource management? • Federal law prohibits age, race, gender, color, national origin, religion or disability discrimination • Americans with Disabilities Act bans discrimination against disabled workers • Family and Medical Leave Act requires employers to provide employees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave a year • Other Federal agencies dealing with HR administration: • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) • Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor

  28. Laws Affecting Human Resources 1. Fair Labor Standards Act (1938) 2. Equal Pay Act (1963) 3. Occupational Health & Safety Act (1970) 4. Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)

  29. Learning Goal 10 • What trends are affecting human resource management? • Women comprise 45% of the American workforce • Growing numbers of dual-career couples • Companies are facing issues like sexual harassment and nonwork issues such as child and elder care • Workers change jobs 3 to 5 times during their career • Lessens loyalty between employer and employee • American workforce is becoming more diverse • Companies are offering diversity training and mentoring of minorities

  30. Trends in Human Resources 1. Social change • More women in the work force • More people changing jobs 2. Demographics • More diverse work force 3. Advancing Technology • enables more outsourcing • enables more telecommuting 4. Global Competition • adaptable employees, need for language training & cultural orientation

  31. People Changing Jobs Amount of Time MBAsExpect to Stay in Their First Job 1 to 2 years 5 or more years 2 to 3 years 4 to 5 years 3 to 4 years Source: Fortune, Mar. 16, 1998.