MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion
MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 1
Effective managers stay abreast of current HR topics.
Some relevant issues facing today’s managers include: global HRM, labor relations, social media, whistleblower rules, e-HRM/self-service the knowledge economy, outsourcing pros and cons, managing four different generations in the workforce, increasing age of the workforce, employee privacy, the glass ceiling, implications of baby boomer retirements, immigration, social responsibility, elder care, executive pay, and alternative work arrangements.
Select three topics from the list above (or choose other current topics that are not included). Research each topic. For each of your three chosen topics, provide a bulleted list of four or five relevant points that you believe have significance for line managers.
MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 2
Three topics that I chose are: Social media, employee privacy and alternate work arrangements. I have listed at least four bulleted points that will help understand the topics selected.
Can be a good marketing tool for an organization if monitored and used for business purposes
Has caused an increased rate of employee misuse
Mobile phones make it hard to enforce social media while at work
Can help employers or labor unions communicate information to employees
Businesses are trying to minimize legal exposure by restricting employee privacy
Businesses limit employee privacy in an effort to increase employee productivity
Businesses try to avoid proprietary information to be shared with competitors or other businesses
63% of employees view online social networking on a daily basis
Alternate work arrangements
Working Families Flexibility Act of 2012 allowed employees to request flexible work arrangements
Work schedules can include more hours with less days worked
Flexibility can increase employee morale, have less turnover, and increase productivity with employees
Employees with flexible schedules are more satisfied and therefore desire to stay longer at their place of employment