Discussion Questions

  1. 9-1 How does HRM affect all managers?

  2. 9-2 Discuss the external environmental factors that most directly affect the HRM process.

  3. 9-3 Some critics claim that corporate HR departments have outlived their usefulness and are not there to help employees but to shield the organization from legal problems. What do you think? What benefits are there to having a formal HRM process? What are the drawbacks?

  4. 9-4 Do you think it’s ethical for a prospective employer to delve into an applicant’s life by means of interviews, tests, and background investigations? What if those investigations involved looking at your Facebook page or personal blogs? Explain your position.

  5. 9-5 Discuss the advantages and drawbacks of the various recruiting ...

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