Human Resource Management Case Study Essay

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University Examinations 2011/2012
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
HCEB 602: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
TIME: 3 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: ANSWER QUESTION ONE (COMPULSORy) AND ANY OTHER TWO QUESTIONS
QUESTION ONE :CASE STUDY
As a new member of the Board of Directors for a local bank, Jack Nelson was being introduced to all the employees in the home office. When he was introduced to Ruth Johnson, he was curious about her work and asked her the purpose of the machine she was using. Ruth answered that she did not really know what the machine was called and what it did. She explained that she had
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(10 marks)
· b) Explain how setting up a Human Resource Department would help. (10 marks)
c) Discuss what specific functions will be carried out by each of the following: .- i) The human resource department (5 marks) ii) •.•. Line Managers/Supervisors (5 marks)
Question Two
Jimma Machine Operators (JMO) is a company that was established fifteen years ago. Recently due to expanded ooerations thav hrlVP hirprl tl>n I>vtr" ornnln\loo" f"Inro +ho ~~ •• , ~~_I~ •• __ - -----~--'

of the company hired a consultant and she asked employees to fill out a job questionnaire that listed all their duties. However some employees complained that some of the older employees were exaggerating to make themselves look more important. Meanwhile this has affected operations at the company.
a) Discuss what may have gone wrong with this job analysis exercise. ( 5 marks)
b) Explain which method you would have used to conduct job analysis and discuss it's strengths and weaknesses. (15 marks)
Question Three
Zimmerman Children's Home is a non-governmental that houses children who have been orphaned by the HIV / AIDS scourge. Due to the increased number of children they have decided to recruit five caretakers. a) Discuss any two appropriate methods of recruitment that the Board of Zimmerman
Children's Home should use to get the right

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