The Defender's Strategy
Cost Effectiveness of Production
The creation of a unique product or service
In violation of Federal EEO legislation
Wasting significant talent by losing women who cannot sacrifice their family lives for a career
Experiencing increasing nepotism at the top of their organizational structures
Less likely to suffer from key skill shortages
The rise of the service sector
The growth of the small business
Alleviate the personnel management responsibility from managers
Develop technical expertise to win more management battles than it loses
Support and help managers perform their jobs
Mind its own business and leave the understanding and running of the business to the line managers
Task significance study
Process reengineering study
Work flow analysis
Assume responsibility for discussing quality improvement.
Assume responsibility for an entire product or ongoing service
Take responsibility for formulating company policies.
Set salary and benefits for teams
Duties and requirements section
Identification information section
Fit with business strategy
Goal setting theory
Meaningfulness of the job
Control of job outcomes
Permits pay differences for quality and quantity of production
Prohibits the use of merit pay plans
Eliminated pay plans based on seniority
Requires that gender be considered on compensation issues
Sheena Thomas, a 25-year=old African-American woman
Mark Chung, a 37-year-old Asian-American with a dependent child but no spouse
Gib Johnson, a 38-year old Caucasian male, Persian Gulf War veteran
Peggy Sue Smith, a 47- year-old Caucasian Female, U.S. citizen
Is an example of disparate treatment
Is illegal because it has an adverse impact on a protected class
Is an example of a prima facie case of discrimination based on race
. is legally defensible as a reasonable business necessity
Yes, because she a major life activity impairment
No, because the speech requirement is a marginal job duty
Yes, because she is disqualified solely due to the impediment
No, because the speech requirement is an essential task that cannot be accommodated
A. Does your faith keep you from working weekends?
B. You understand that this job requires a rotating shift, don’t you?
C. Are there any physical limitations that would make it difficult for you to work a rotating shift?
D. What child care provisions have you made in order to be available for this rotating shift?
Rejuvenating the work unit
Longevity, since the EE knows the organization and is more likely to stay in the job longer.
Reducing benefit costs
Generating new ideas, fostering innovation
Training or retraining
Inducements to quit
Reducing work hours and/or pay
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