What seems to be the main source of conflict between supervisors and the HR department at Sands Corporation?

HCS341 week5
Managing Human Resources 7e Ch01
1. Do you think it is feasible to boil down human behavior to numbers? What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of doing so? Explain.

2. What do you think are the main reasons for the trend toward “managing by the numbers,” as discussed in the case? Do you believe that this is happening in many organizations,or is it an isolated phenomenon? Will this trend grow in the future, or is it another passing fad? Explain.

3. Is it possible to use quantitative assessments of the organization’s human resources to better link human
resource management to firm strategy? Explain.
4. Would you like to work for a company such as Zappos?What do you see as the main advantages and disadvantages of doing so? Explain.
5. What personal qualities do you think are necessary for an employee to be successful at a company such as Zappos?How would you select for those qualities? Explain.

6. What role should HR professionals play in helping a new company (such as Zappos’ situation ten years ago) grow and become successful? What special HR challenges is the company likely to face as it moves from a startup to a more mature stage? Broadly speaking, what HR recommendations would you offer the company to deal with these challenges? Explain.

7. What seems to be the main source of conflict between supervisors and the HR department at Sands Corporation? Explain.

8. What personal qualities do you think are necessary for a couple with children to have successful careers? How would you select for those qualities? Explain.


 

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