compliance with the applicable regulations. Thus, this concept is centred on the verification that the current
labour laws are being adhered to. The audit should verify if the company‟s
policies, practices, and documentsregarding employee hiring, retention, discipline, termination, and post-employment are both fair and legal[Higgins, 1997]. These practices and policies must prohibit discrimination by offering equal employmentopportunities; protect the employment seeker from being discriminated against on the basis of age; ensureminimum wages; and contain provisions regarding mental disabilities and reasonable accommodations for disabled workers.
Management By Objectives (MBO
): ln this „management by objectives‟
approach, managers and specialistsset objectives in their area of responsibility. Then they create specific goals against which this performance can be measured. The audit team researches actual performance and compares it with the previously set objectives. They can then evaluate the trends in this area.
Q2.Write a brief note on staffing. How does employee orientation programs help employees? What arethe characteristics of good employee orientation programs?
Answer : Staffing is a term used in the sphere of employment. It has been applied to more than one aspect of theworking environment. Staffing has been defined as follows by Heneman and Judge in Staffing OrganisationStaffing is the process of acquiring, deploying, and retaining a workforce of sufficient quantity and quality tocreate positive impacts on the organizati
Staffing is a term that refers to the management of employee schedules. It can be described as the process of acquiring, deploying, and retaining a workforce of sufficient quantity and quality to create positive impacts on the organisation's effectiveness. The ideal staffinglevel for an organisation depends on the amount of work to be done and the skills required for doing it. lf thenumber and quality of staff employed are greater than necessary for the workload, an organization may bedeemed to be overstaffed or if the number of staff is insufficient for the workload, an organisation is deemed to be under-staffed.
Effective human resource planning will determine the appropriate staffing level for anorganisation at any given point in time. Staffing includes various aspects to ensure the best practices in anorganisation.
Employee Orientation Programmes
Employee orientation programmes are given to new employees at a place of business or work. lt helpsemployees t
o speed up and learn the “ground
rules” of the company. This often reduces start
-up time, training,and other indirect costs associated with having new employees who are unfamiliar with the company culture.Orientation programmes are aimed at reducing the
“new employee stress” factor. J
The employee orientation programme offers the business its best chance in
shaping an employee‟s skills / work practices and imbibing its
corporate philosophy onto the mind of the new employee, because a new hire comeswith an open mind to learnand create a good impression. The programmes can last from several hours to several days. The process of new
employee orientation strengthens the new employee‟s
relationship with the organisation. lt fuels their enthusiasm and guides their steps into a long term positive relationship with the organisation. Effectiveorientation programmes - where new employees are introduced to the company's mission, vision and goals begin to feel they are a vital part of the team - are key to sparking early productivity and improving employeeretention. "ln today's labour market, new employees know they can quit and start somewhere else tomorrow,"says Mel Kleiman, author of Hire Tough, Manage Easy - How to Find and Hire the Best Hourly Employees.Done poorly, the new employee orientation will leave the new employees wondering why on earth they walkedthrough your door. "Orientation should
be geared toward reinforcing new employees' 'buying decisions‟. The
focus must be on convincing them that they made the right choice when they signed on."Good employee orientation programmes;
Make a good first impression.
Make new employees feel welcome and valued as key players on the team.
Explain the mission/ purpose of the company and the job so that employees can see the big picture.
Assure them they will be carefully and patiently trained - not thrown in to
"sink or swim”.
Familiarise employees with rules, policies and procedures.
Help employees adapt to their new surroundings, as well as learn who all the players are and how theywork together.
Establish friendly relationships among co-workers and managers.