Outline what the crucial differences are between a job description and a job specification.

Objective of Assignment

  • Analyze human resources demand to create a forecast using quantitative and qualitative techniques.
  • Use strategies to forecast internal human resources supply.
  • Create a human resources plan and describe ways to deal with a human resources surplus and/or shortage.
  • Develop business communication skills (written and verbal).

Description

This assignment will use the readings and discussions as a base for an individual assignment where students will play the role of an HR professional and will develop an HR plan for a franchise owner. They will apply HR Planning knowledge to forecast demand and supply and then develop a clear plan to address the resulting labour shortage or surplus.

Materials Required

Dessler, G., Chhinzer, N., & Cole, N. D. (2014). Human resources management in Canada (12th Canadian ed.). Don Mills, Ontario: Pearson Canada Inc.

What Is a Human Resources Consultant to Do?

Anthony LePage is the owner of a local recruitment

agency that has an established presence in the northern Ontario market. He is looking to expand its service offerings to include consulting services to small businesses. A recent n1arketing blitz advertising this new service has led to a new partnership with a large local manufacturing business.

After the meeting with the owner of the manufacturing business, the mandate is clear that the owner is seeking the agency’s assistance in creating and writing job descriptions for all of the positions within the company. Some of these positions include administrative assistants, sales, engineering, and skilled trades, along with many others. There are more than 100 descriptions to write. The owner would like to see a sample job description within one week before he signs the contract to complete the remainder of the job descriptions.

Anthony LePage has just hired you as the hun1an

resources consultant in charge of producing this job

description sample for his new client and has asked

you to answer the following questions.

QUESTIONS

1 Outline what the crucial differences are between

a job description and a job specification.

2 The owner of the business has heard that qualitative. methods produce the best job descriptions. Would you atten1pt to persuade hin1 otherwise?

3 Develop a sample job description for the position

of administrative assistant for the owner and explain why you included the various sections that you did.

4 The owner has heard from some of his colleagues

about the use of competencies. He wants to know what they are and if these should be incorporated

into the job descriptions he requires

 

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