Human Resource Management Final Exam

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Final Exam
1. 1. The Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Management Team has embarked upon a fundamental organizational shift. In order to reestablish their sustained competitive advantage in the market, the shift will take the organization from one which has always recruited, selected, trained and developed employees based on the traditional knowledges, skills and abilities to one that is primarily based on talents and strengths. As the Human Resources Director:

A. What types of organization activities and behaviors would you curtail and why? (Buckingham)
The types of organizational activities and behaviors I would restrict in order to shift a company from knowledge, skill and ability-focused to
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As the HR Director, identify, describe and discuss of the actions and activities that management can undertake that might make employees to feel less of a need to unionize but are also compatible with the Wagner and Taft-Hartley Acts?

As a HR Director, the actions and activities that might make employees feel less of a need to unionize would be to take preventative measures such as creating a labor relations strategy. The decision involves whether the company will work with unions or develop a nonunion operation. Since the management team has little to no experience with unions, it would good to discuss if unions would even be allowed at the company.
The biggest apprehension for the organization would be the impact of a union to the company. The management team will need to evaluate the possible impact on productivity, profits and stock performance. The greatest argument over unions is the impact to productivity. There are certain organizations that argue that the limits on workloads and the rules set by the union restrict the company’s productivity. On the other hand, unions can positively impact the company’s production with fewer turnovers of employees. Considering that the company has to respect the Wagner and Taft-Hartley Acts which emphasize:
Wagner Act or National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
• The right to organize a union
• The right to join a union
• The right to join a strike for better working conditions
• The right to nonparticipation from an
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