What is a competitive advantage? What factors contribute to making resources valuable and that, in turn, give companies a competitive advantage? Study of 968 firms regarding their HARM practices conducted by Hustled (1995), Know the results - specific amounts/percentages. What Is psychological contract? HER Challenges The two general HER challenges that we discussed The two types of strategies cost leadership Their implications for managing employees Company characteristics as an organizational demand: Compare concerns between companies in different stages of development (young versus old companies)
Organizational culture as an organizational demand: Definition Factors that shape culture Possible responses to injustice What are the implications of conducting the business in an ethically and socially responsible way Job Analysis The components that comprise Job descriptions The components that comprise Job specifications What is Job analysis Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other characteristics Definitions What characteristics are trainable and which ones are not (or, less trainable) Be able to apply this information to an example about who to hire Tools for Job analysis
Types of tools (for example, Job Element Inventory) Pros and cons of each tool What is an organization chart? New database Job Design The four broad approaches to Job design Goals of each How each is conducted Process engineering, emotion Within the motivational approach, the Job Characteristics Model COM) terms mean The five core Job characteristics The three critical psychological states The goal of the motivational approach Trade-offs of the motivational approach The name of the survey used to compute a "satisfaction" score using the JACM Different between motivational and mechanical
From the article "Why Silicon Valley is Rethinking the Cubicle Office," what Job design is MOST applicable to Intel's switch from cubicles to an open office design Planning Planning process benchmarking Definition of labor demand and labor supply What is transition matrix What is productivity ratio Read "outsourcing" Which options are faster Which options result in human suffering Specific options for how to correct a shortage Which options are revocable (can be "undone" when the shortage is corrected) Recruitment Succession management Non-compensation strategy?compromise Recruiter has influence on 2nd interview
Risk-not 100% sure Employee inventory (data base)-- skills set, go back to inventory whoso proficient and pick Four factors that make organizations more or less attractive to candidates With regard to vacancy characteristics, three potential decision-making strategies that candidates might use to decide which Job to accept The three policies that affect vacancy desirability The outcome upon which recruiter characteristics has an impact What are advantages and disadvantages of using internal and external recruitment sources Realistic Job previews What are they What can they help improve What is succession management Extra credit.