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Evaluate the types of employee testing that companies may require that are discussed (Personality Testing – measures patterns of though, emotion and behavior. Cognitive Ability Testing – assesses learning, understanding and the ability to solve problems. Situational Judgement Testing – puts applicants in hypothetical situations and asks them to choose the most appropriate answers. Physical Ability Testing – measures strength, cardiovascular endurance and coordination. Integrity Testing – designed to assess the likelihood that applicants will be dishonest or engage themselves in illegal activity. Drug Testing is self-explanatory – testing for drugs.) Determine the two tests that you consider the most important. Support your reasoning.

Determine three ways that employee layoffs can affect other employees in the organization. Examine two additional ways that employee layoffs can affect the organization as a whole.

Imagine that you are a manager of the HR department of a company and you are required to lay off one of your employees. Propose two ways that you can ensure you are abiding by the laws that govern employment and ethical practices.

Many organizations offer incentive programs, such as Degree Completion. The top executive manager in your division has issued the following statement concerning the Degree Completion program, which includes yourself and six other employees:

“Your names have been forwarded for consideration for covering the tuition costs of your Business degree programs. Unfortunately we have almost four times more costs for all of your programs than we have budget allocation. To assist with my request being sent to higher authority, asking for additional funding, I am asking that each of you provide a written essay.”

Answer the following questions:
1) How does a Business degree enhance the strengths and mitigate the weaknesses of employees?
2) How does it align to personal goals and vision, and career aspirations?
3) How will it benefit the organization?
4) Why do you believe it is a critical part of personal development?

Nucor Corporation: The Art of Motivation

1. What does Nucor’s approach to managing its people require of managers?

2. Suggest several ways that a company might encourage its more experienced workers to listen to ideas from newer employees.

3. What might an organization do to preserve its culture among newly hired employees and those who arrive through acquisition?

4. Guaranteed pay at Nucor is considerably lower than that of the industry. Yet Nucor workers earn much more in total compensation than comparable workers in their industry Why?