Devry HRM590 final exam 2016

| June 13, 2018

Question 1. 1. (TCO A) HRM has never been a revenue-generating
department. However, many companies are seeing the value in collaborating with
HRM based on a strategic focus. Explain how HRM is now considered a strategic
partner in most companies and provide an example of this strategic alliance.
(Points : 30)

Question 2. 2. (TCO B) Describe the difference between human
resources as a back-office support function and strategic human resource
management. Discuss two strategic HR methods for recruitment. (Points : 30)

Question 3. 3. (TCO C) Describe four potential HRM risks
related to employment laws. (Points : 30)

Question 4. 4. (TCO D) Hardwick’s Fabric Store contracted
with you as an HR consultant. They have asked you to review their jobs to
ensure that they align with the industry; however, they do not want a long
process, but just a simple review of their current jobs. Explain the value of
job analysis to Hardwick’s owner. Review the necessity of job descriptions and
what would happen if Hardwick decided not to use job descriptions. (Points :
30)

Question 5. 5. (TCO E) As the director of HR, you have the
responsibility of implementing a layoff for a medium-sized company. Review the
key issues that must be settled in the implementation. Discuss some strategies
you can take in order to reassure surviving employees after a layoff. (Points :
30)

Question 6. 6. (TCO F) Describe the difference between
employee development and employee training. Explain the value that employee development
brings to the business. (Points : 30)

Question 7. 7. (TCO G) Incentives are rewards intended to
motivate a specific behavior. Appropriate incentives stimulate performance.
Explain how pay for performance plans are designed to reward individuals as
well as team results. Evaluate the value of pay for performance plans as it
relates to the organization/business. (Points : 30)

Question 8. 8. (TCO H) Discuss two major trends in human
resource technology and the ways in which they are transforming the HRM
function. Be sure to provide examples of each. (Points : 40)

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