Business Studies

Staffing

Question:

What steps is she going to take to perform her job efficiently?

Answer:

Following steps can be taken by her to perform her job efficiently
(i) She should make use of all the possible sources of recruitment.
(ii) She should frequently consult the experts and also observe the policies followed by competitors to recruit and retain the workforce.
(iii) Maintaining cordial relationship with trade unions and encouraging them to act as one big family.

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Staffing

Q 1.

What are the advantages of training to the individual and to the organisation?

Q 2.

How significant is her role in the organisation?

Q 3.

What is the importance of staffing function in today’s environment?

Q 4.

Define the staffing process and the various steps involved in it.

Q 5.

What is meant by recruitment? How is it different from selection?

Q 6.

What problems do you foresee in her job?

Q 7.

A major insurance company handled all recruiting screening
and traning processes for data entry/customer service representatives. Their competitor was attracting most of the ,
qualified, potential employees in their market. Recruiting was made even more difficult by the strong economy and the ‘job seeker’s market.’ This resulted in the client having to choose from candidates who had the ‘soft’ skills needed for the job, but lacked the proper ‘hard’ skills and training.

1. As an HR manager what problems do you see in the company?

Q 8.

Which methods of training and development should be company initiate? Explain giving reasons.

Q 9.

Which sources of recruitment the company should rely upon? Give reasons for your recommendation.

Q 10.

Is it possible to modify their behaviour by planning a suitable type of training? Suggest one.

Q 11.

Why are internal sources of recruitment considered to be more economical?

Q 12.

The staffing function is performed by every manager and not necessarily by a separate department. Explain.

Q 13.

Explain the procedure for selection of employees.

Q 14.

What steps is she going to take to perform her job efficiently?

Q 15.

Define training. How is it different from education?

Q 16.

A public transport corporation has hired 1,000 buses for the different routes for the passengers of metropolitan city. Most of
the 3,000 crewmen (drivers, conduct, helpers etc) of these buses have been found to be wanting in satisfactorily dealing with public and daily commuter. They seem to be little interested in the job and the job seem to have lost all meaning to them.

1. As manager of the public transport company what measures do you suggest to improve the working of crewman in question?

Q 17.

Briefly enumerate the important sources of recruitment.

Q 18.

How do you think it can be resolved?

Q 19.

Outline the process of selection the company should follow with reasons.

Q 20.

A company X limited is setting up a new plant in India for – manufacturing auto components. India is a highly competitive and cost effective production base in this sector. Many reputed car manufacturers source their auto components from here. X limited is planning to capture about 40% of the market share in India and also export to the tune of at least $ 5 million in about 2 years of its planned operations. To achieve these targets it requires a highly trained and motivated work force. You have been retained by the company to advise it in this matter. While giving answer keep in mind the sector, the company is operating .

Q 21.

Distinguish between training and development.

Q 22.

A public transport corporation has hired 1,000 buses for the different routes for the passengers of metropolitan city. Most of
the 3,000 crewmen (drivers, conduct, helpers etc) of these buses have been found to be wanting in satisfactorily dealing with public and daily commuter. They seem to be little interested in the job and the job seem to have lost all meaning to them.

1. As manager of the public transport company what measures do you suggest to improve the working of crewman in question?

Q 23.

Ms Jayshree recently completed her post graduate diploma in human resource management. A few months from now a large steel manufacturing company appointed her as its human resource manager. As of new, the company employs 800 persons and has an expansion plan in hand which may required another 200 persons for various types of additional requirements. Ms Jayshree has been given complete charge of the company’s human resource department.

1. Point out what functions is she supposed to perform?