After Hurricane Rita struck Lake Charles, in southwest Louisiana, on September 24, 2005, many businesses wondered if they would ever return to their former selves. Massive destruction was everywhere. Lake Charles, know for its large and beautiful oak and pine trees, now had the job of removing those downed trees from homes, businesses, and lots. You could see for miles through what used to be thick forests. Huge trucks designed for removing massive tree trunks were everywhere. While driving down a street, downed trees could be seen stacked two stories high waiting to be picked up. The town grew rapidly in size because of the large number of debris and repair crews working on recovery operations. The noise created by chain saws could be heard from daylight until dark. The sounds of hammers were everywhere as homeowners scrambled to get their roofs repaired. Often repair crews would just find an empty lot and set up tents for the night because all motels were full. Traffic was unbelievably slow, and it appeared as if everyone was attempting to get on the road at the same time. Just driving from Point A to Point B could often be quite an adventure. As might be expected in conditions such as these, accidents were numerous. Often police did not have the resources to ticket every fender bender so unless there were injuries, insurance cards were exchanged and the police went on to the next accident. Assessment 1: Week 3 – Answer Both CASES and any TWO answer 5 marks * 4 = 20 Marks
Months after Hurricane Rita struck, large and small businesses were still frantically trying to find workers so they could start up again. It appeared that every business in the town had a “Help Wanted” sign out front. Individuals who wanted a job could get one and could command a premium salary. Wal-Mart, known for remaining open 24 hours a day, could only stay open on an abbreviated schedule. It even bussed in employees from Lafayette, Louisiana, 70 miles away, each morning and returned...
... In a large organization employing is highly educated professionals is to conduct a needs assessment of the professionals. Directing a needs assessment is important, so that the management looking at the rewards and challenges of being a manager that can motivate the professionals effectively. In addition, educated professionals need to fulfil their self-actualization needs, needs for achievement and needs for affiliation. Organic structure can be adopted in managing the professionals. Organic structure can be adopted in managing the professionals at the same time.
In a large organization that employees highly educated professionals, is giving more important for the organization to fulfil the self-actualization needs of the professionals. According to Maslow Hierarchy, self-actualization need is a person’s needs for growth, achieving one’s potential and self-actualization. Moreover, it is also a person’s need to become what he or she is capable is becoming. However the manager can provide training to the professionals to fulfil their actualization need. For example, the manager can provide training in communicate skills, computer systems application and programming, customer service as well.
Besides that, managers can apply theory Y to motivate the highly educated professionals. Theory Y is the assumption that employees are creative, enjoy work, seek responsibility, and can exercise self-direction. And yet there several ways for a manager to motivate employee...
...HRMIncident 1: HRafter a Disaster
1.All of the five functions were affected by Hurricane Rita greatly. HR made sure that they got on the aftermath right away. The first function is staffing, they had people on the job right away to pick up all of the trees that had been knocked on to people's houses, lots, and businesses. Also, repair crews were working on the recovery process, repairing roofs especially. Secondly, HRD, people of businesses had to get new workers for all of their businesses. They had to train new people which took a lot of their time. Some had to give benefits for their compensation. Businesses, like Burger King, gave a $1,500 bonus for entry-level workers. People could also demand a higher pay, from minimum wage to $10 per hour. Some of the repair men weren't always in a safe or healthy environment. There were repair workers who didn't even have a good place to stay, they went to an open lot and set up tents to sleep in. Union should be there to make sure that the repair workers had an adequate place for them to stay at, instead of sleeping in tents.
2.I do think that they would respond like this every time. As long as they were well prepared, and knew that this was gonna happen ahead of time, I think that they would respond in this way. The HR got there, and got to work right away, which is exactly what they need to do. When Hurricane Katrina happened,...
...Case Study: 02
1. Given the hotel's stated employee preferences, what recruiting sources would you suggest they use, and why?
Answer: The hotel Paris is a well-known hotel. In this case, Hotel Paris do not have enough effective employees. Also HR professional get in a fix that if they do not get enough applicants, they will not be able to hire other employee. That could be make less profit to their hotel. Or it also make a demotion to their standard. So that’s why I think that they should maintain a proper system to make other’s feel interest to work with them and should motivate and encourage their own employee as well.
2. What would a Hotel Paris help wanted ad look like?
Answer: Hotel Paris previous HR direction did that help wanted part by placing help wanted part by placing help wanted ads in their local papers. But Hotel Paris directors should have a sense that what type of applicants the company preferred, what media and alternative sources of recruits its managers should use. They must have a online recruiting, and make a measurement at all of recruitment process effectiveness. The head greatens need to make a Systematical selective process.
3. How would you suggest they measure the effectiveness of their recruiting efforts?
Answer: To measure the effectiveness of their recruiting efforts Hotel Paris can review the number of qualified applicants per position, percentage of jobs filled from within, the...
...DISASTER MANAGEMENT CYCLE
The disaster cycle or the disaster life cycle consists of the steps that emergency managers take in planning for and responding to disasters. Each step in the disaster cycle correlates to part of the ongoing cycle that is emergency management. This disaster cycle is used throughout the emergency management community, from the local to the national and international levels.
The first step of the disaster cycle is usually considered to be preparedness although one could start at any point in the cycle and return to that point before, during, or after a disaster. For the sake of understanding, we will start with preparedness. Prior to a disaster’s occurrence, emergency manager will plan for various disasters which could strike within the area of responsibility. For instance, a typical city located along a river would need to plan for not only flooding but also hazardous material accidents, large fires, extreme weather (perhaps tornadoes, hurricanes, and/or snowstorms), geologic hazards (perhaps earthquakes, tsunamis, and/or volcanoes), and other applicable hazards. The emergency manager learns about past disasters and current potential hazards and then begins to collaborate with other officials to write a disaster plan for the jurisdiction with appendices for specific...
...Case Study – HRafter a Disaster
The responsibility of the Human Resource (HR) Department of every company is to recruit people with the right skills for the right job that the company is looking for at the right time. After Hurricane Rita, the situation became difficult for Companies looking to hire prospect employees as there was a huge demand in the job market due to frantic hiring by small businesses to kick start their business again. Almost all businesses in town had a “Help Wanted” sign posted (Mondy & Mondy, 2012). Persons looking for a job were in a position to easily get a job and command a premium salary. Wal-Mart, one of the companies affected by the disasters had to cut down their operation hours due to the shortage of staffs. They even have to bring people from adjacent town, about 70 miles away to stay open on a shortened schedule. Due to the high demand of workers, companies had to settle for less experienced workers with a high salary.
Yes, a natural disaster like Hurricane Rita is possible and every company should have a Human Resource policy in place to handle such situations. Every company needs to account for situations like Hurricane Rita to ensure the normal day to day business is not affected by shortage of staffs to meet the requirements of each departments. In such unexpected situations, companies have to take...
...Buad308- Management and Organizational Behavior
1、 Of the three types of organizational justice, which one does workplace bullying most closely resemble?
Of the three types of organizational justice, the interactional justice is the most resemble to the workplace bullying.
Because the interactional justice describe an individual’s perception of the degree to which she is treated with dignity, concern, and respect.
2、 What aspects of motivation might workplace bullying reduce? For example, are there likely to be affects on an employee’s self-efficacy? If so, what might those effects be?
1)From OB we know that motivation are processes that account for an individual’s intensity, direction, and persistence of effort toward attaining a goal.
Let’s start with a quite famous motivation model-the hierarchy of Needs Theory, which is consists by five parts, the self-actualization, the esteem, social, the safety and the physiological.
From this case, first, I notice that it mentioned the “fear” will happened after the bullies, which means the bullies have impact on the safety.
Second, in this case it also mention the coworker’s attitude toward the victims. Within in the superior’s bullies and without the help of co-workers, the belonging, the affection, the acceptance and the friendship of the victims will decrease. In other words, we can say the bullies have big...
...accused of treason in the press and suspended from his university for defending common values of civilization and re-evaluating the history of Turkey. Another similar case is Eskinder Nega who was arrested for the second time after publishing an online article criticizing the government misuse of an antiterrorism law to arrest independent journalists. We can notice that some countries are vehemently subduing any public opinion that creates a threat to their regime. At this point, the government becomes prescriptive, in the sense that it is, by all means, dictating people what to think and along that ingraining their beliefs to achieve certain goals. Nonetheless, freedom of expression is essentially a right which should definitely be promoted to the maximum extent possible given its critical role in democracy and public participation in political life.
Besides politics, freedom of expression is extremely vital in personal relationships. In sad cases, such as domestic violence, child abuse…, people are in a massive need to express their sufferings to people and confidently demand for a change in laws, freedoms… In the short story, "The Story of An Hour"(1894), Kate Chopin has written a little scene about Mrs. Mallard who seemed so eager and glad to embrace freedom after the death of her mean husband. But after he came back home and it turned out that he wasn't in the accident reported, she had a...
...to hazardous conditions. Even Reebok is providing facilities to their workers such as health, school, working condition well and so forth.
Therefore, Milton Friedman states that there is only one social responsibility of business to use its resource and keep engaging in activities designed to accelerate its profit. Reebok is somehow following the strategic of Milton such as labor incentives and how to deal with such labor and what are the things to be provided to them when they choosing the business partners.
Whereas Carroll is pointing out that any business must to be followed economic, have to do under the legal act, should do ethically without any further investigate to do, and might do without any discrimination rather looking after the welfare of the society when they use its available resources. The four above responsibilities is much valuable when we opt the any business transactions....