Ch 4: Staffing in Organizations

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn how human resource management (HRM) is responsible for not only finding and hiring employees, but also creating a healthy working environment that encourages staff to perform well. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Staffing in Organizations - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

While being in charge of an organization's staffing might not seem like a big deal, there are so many factors that play in hiring employees, maintaining employees and even letting employees go. In this chapter, you'll look at what's involved in recruiting and interviewing potential staff members. You'll also explore issues that might arise once employees are hired. This chapter can help you understand the following:

  • How to hire employees
  • How to interview candidates
  • Attendance issues
  • Termination techniques

Video Objective
Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing Understand how organizations use HRM to fill positions.
The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees Learn methods used in the hiring process.
Common Selection Methods: Definitions, Pros, and Cons Look at some common types of interviews used in hiring employees.
Job Bidding Learn what job bidding is and why it is sometimes used in recruiting potential employees.
Absenteeism and Turn Over in the Workplace: Definition and Effects Recognize the impact absenteeism can have on an organization and what forms it can take.
Terminating an Employee: Process & Best Practices Learn the steps involved in letting an employee go in a fair and legal manner.
Termination: Attrition, turnover, layoffs, resignations, retirements, and RIF Look at various reasons employees' jobs are terminated, and understand how leaving can impact an organization.
Why do people quit? Recognize some common reasons why employees choose to leave their jobs.
Transitional Matrix in HR Understand what transitional matrices are and how an HR manager would use them.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Staffing in Organizations
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Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing

1. Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing

In this lesson, we will explore the role a manager plays in human resource management, including hiring and staffing. We will also look at the circumstances affecting employment decisions such as promotion, turnover, downsizing, job redesign and termination.

The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees

2. The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees

When a company is hiring, they need to ensure that they hire the right employees. There are several different steps involved in the hiring process. This lesson explains these steps that include application forms, testing, interviewing, reference checks and health exams.

Common Staffing Selection Methods: Definitions, Interview Types, Pros & Cons

3. Common Staffing Selection Methods: Definitions, Interview Types, Pros & Cons

Most companies rely on interviewing potential employees as part of the selection process. In this lesson, you'll learn about different types of interviews utilized by companies. We'll also cover some of the major pitfalls in using them.

Job Bidding as a Recruitment Method

4. Job Bidding as a Recruitment Method

Sometimes the best prospects for recruitment can be found already inside the organization. In this lesson, you'll learn about job bidding and how it is used for internal recruitment. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.

Absenteeism and Turnover in the Workplace: Definition & Effects

5. Absenteeism and Turnover in the Workplace: Definition & Effects

Employee absenteeism and turnover can be serious problems for organizations. In this lesson, you'll learn about absenteeism and turnover, their impact and what can be done to reduce their occurrence. A short quiz follows.

Terminating an Employee: Process & Best Practices

6. Terminating an Employee: Process & Best Practices

Learn about the several steps involved in the process of terminating an employee, as well as the best practices a manager can use to ensure a fair and legal separation of employment.

Types of Termination: Attrition, Layoffs, Resignation, Retirement & RIF

7. Types of Termination: Attrition, Layoffs, Resignation, Retirement & RIF

An organization's labor force is almost always in flux: sometimes employees need to be replaced and sometimes they don't. In this lesson, you'll learn about the different ways employment can be terminated. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Impulsive, Comparison, Pre-Planned & Conditional Reasons Employees Quit

8. Impulsive, Comparison, Pre-Planned & Conditional Reasons Employees Quit

Employee turnover is a reality of life for human resource management professionals. Sometimes turnover is voluntary; people just quit. In this lesson, you'll learn about different reasons employees quit. A short quiz follows the lesson.

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