Human Resource Management Final Exam Essay

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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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What steps and activities would you implement to assess where you need to be and why? (Noe)
The steps and activities that I would need to assess where the company needs to be are to perform a needs assessment. One where the company can evaluate its employees and the tasks that they perform to determine what kinds of training is required.
D. What new activities and behaviors would you begin to establish a “talent and strengths” employee base and why? (Buckingham)
Some new activities and behaviors that I would initiate in order to create a talent and strengths employee base are:
• Have employees work at what they are best everyday
• Individualization of employees
• Employee’s room for improvement will usually be in the area of their greatest strength
• Measurable results based how well employee’s utilized their strengths and talents

2. The non-management employees of a mid-size manufacturing corporation have just conducted an election to determine if a union would represent the workers. While the election results were unsuccessful, the vote was very close. The Board

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