Due by midnight at the end of Monday, November 10th
Each answer should be about a paragraph long. Do not copy your answers from the web, the text book, etc. In other words, you MAY USE the book, the videos, your notes, and other sources, but WRITE YOUR ANSWERS IN YOUR OWN WORDS.
Five essays at 14 possible points each (for a total of 70 points possible).
1.- Explain why Human Resource Management is of strategic importance to modern firms.
2.- Explain the concept of employment-at-will. Tell why and how this right of employers is changing.
3.- In Chapter 15 we discussed the “Big Five” personality traits, as well as six other dimensions along which to understand your employees’ personalities. Explain why it is important for a manager to understand the personalities of his or her employees, since we need to treat them all “fairly” anyway.
4.- Describe job rotation, job enlargement, and job enrichment.
5.- Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of more bureaucratic organizations versus less bureaucratic organizations. That is, write about the strengths and weaknesses of each of these types.