INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT HRM533/530 JUNE 2012 3 HOURS
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CONFIDENTIAL QUESTION 1 a) Define succession planning.
(3 marks) b) Discuss three (3) common techniques used in forecasting demand for employees. (12 marks) c) Recently a manager was overheard making the following comment: "Human Resource Planning is a waste of time." Discuss this statement. (10 marks)
QUESTION 2 a) Briefly elaborate on management assessment center. (3 marks) b) Discuss three (3) major impacts of negligent hiring. (12 marks) c) Employment tests often do not reflect an individual's true ability. Discuss this statement. (10 marks)
QUESTION 3 a) Differentiate between training and development. (4 marks) b) Discuss four (4) steps in the training process. (16 marks) c) Explain the reasons for training programs to be the first items eliminated when management want to cut costs. (5 marks) QUESTION 4 a) Explain briefly the concept of pay equity in compensation management. (5 marks)
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b) Discuss two (2) basic job evaluation methods in order to determine the relative worth of jobs. (10 marks) c) Distinguish between competency-based-pay and traditional pay plan. (10 marks)
QUESTION 5 a) Explain the basic concept of Behavior-Based Safety. (5...