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MOD6040: STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
ASSIGNMENT 1: ACME PUBLISHING COMPANY

ANNE NKATHA MPUTHIA- 637968

UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY – AFRICA
EECUTIVE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SPRING, 2012

Q.1 If you were in George’s position what would you do and why?

I would sue the company for misrepresentation of the job, his promotion and salary opportunities Why?
This is because the director mismatched the job and employee (George) this placement led to manager and employees at opposite ends of a motivational tug of war. These mismatches just sap the life out of the workforce and the soul out of the culture.

There was values collide, some people will adjust their behaviors to reduce conflict between other people or the job. But with time, the tension between different values wins out. Workers then decide to leave the job or fight for their cause. In either case, the cost to the employer (and many times the health of the employee) is enormous.

At the core of every human being are key personality traits that determine how people respond to competition, initiative, conflict, flexibility, traditions and organizational policy, large groups of people, mental toughness, curiosity and more. Mismatches between a proven "best-fit" profile for the job and the individual in the job leads to significantly higher incidences of turnover, poor performance and stress.

Q.2 If you were in the Director’s position what would you do and why?

I would Retain George.
Why?

This is because understanding what motivates an employee can take hours if not days of observation and interviews. Even then the results might be unpredictable and suspect. Behavioral and personality assessments, on the other hand, take just a few minutes for a candidate or employee to complete. These reports will take the guesswork out of engaging and motivating employees.

I would also help...
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