Important End Term Examination Questions of SIHRM

Q.1 Explain any four of the following a) Investment in disabled employees b) HR Outsourcing c) Benchmarking d) Cultural Sensitivity e) Talent Management f) International Organizational Ethics Q.2 What are the major barriers that prevent an organization from taking a more strategic approach to HR? Why do they exist and how they do overcome? Q.3 Explain the organizational and individual purposes for expatriation. Why do those need to be incorporated as part of strategic approach to management global assignments? Q.4 Explain the various components of employee engagement? Why is considered so important today? Explain with suitable examples. Q.5 Explain two most prominent cross cultural theories with relevant examples? Q.6 What are the major issues involved in international staffing? How can they be resolved? Q.7. Write short notes on a) Expatriation and repatriation b) International reward system 1. Discuss the evolution of HRM. Why is a competitive advantage based on heavy investment in human resources more sustainable than investment in other types of assts? 2. Why is training a critical strategic issue for organizations? What purposes are served by training and development programs? 3. Is outsourcing a strategy for Human Resource Planning (HRP)? When a firm decides to outsource some of its processes, it is no longer responsible for HRP relating to the outsourced processes? Discuss the importance of HRP throughout the outsourcing process. 4. What is compensation? What are the basic components of compensation system? What innovations organizations have introduced in each of these components because of an increasingly competitive business environment?

Why is training such a critical strategic issue for organizations? How can training effectiveness be enhanced? 11. 7. Also explain how this affects employee retention. Discuss the pros and cons of employee pay being fixed versus variable and dependent on performance. Discuss the nature of organizational resources. 9. Discuss the role of leader in an organization. 2. What are the characteristics of an effective performance management system? Identify major points of difference between traditional performance appraisal and the new performance management system. 5. 3. What are the major objectives of Human Resource Planning? Why are each of these objectives critical for organization’s success? 14. Compare and contrast human resource management with personnel management. In what types of organizations might traditional HR still be appropriate and why? 13. How might such decisions impact recruiting. 8. How can organizations increase the effectiveness of leaders? Write Short notes on the following: 1. 6. 9. 6. Competency Mapping Non. motivation and retention? 15. Explain the factors influencing an organization’s investment orientation. Compare and contrast traditional and strategic HR. 10.traditional Investment Approach Succession Planning Quality of Work Life Managing work force diversity Determinants of integration integration of strategy and HR planning Leadership competencies in strategic HRM HR’s new role orientation . 4. How do human resources differ from other resources? Discuss the significance of human resources in an organization.5. 12. Who is an expatriate? What cultural issues need to be taken care for an expatriate? 7. discuss some non traditional investment approaches in HR 8. Do you think that HRM is just old wine in new bottle? Justify your stand.

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