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SEMESTER SPRING 2013
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
ASSIGNMENT NO. 01
DUE DATE: 02 MAY 2013
Topic: Line v/s Staff Authority
To help the students practically understand difference between Line and Staff Authority; and the specific and overlapping roles of Line and Staff Managers
Mr. Latif and Mr. Haroon both are directors in a textile firm. The CEO of the firm is convinced by Mr. Latif that hiring is required in his departments of Finance and Marketing. Mr. Latif asked Marketing manager and Finance manager to estimate the minimum number of vacancies that should be filled in order to well accommodate the need of the departments. The estimated number was 9, but Mr. Latif decided to forward the requirement of only 7 new employees to keep the cost minimum. The CEO talked to Mr. Haroon about the dearth of employees and asked him to check if the requirement and the number of minimum vacancies are justified. Mr. Latif then asked the Finance and Marketing Managers to specify the KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) the candidates needed to have. The hiring process took place after which both Latif and Haroon arranged for orientation of the newly hired 7 employees.
Later in the year, Mr. Latif was informed by the Finance and Marketing managers about the training requirement for few new employees. He discussed the training needs of the employees with Mr. Haroon. Mr. Haroon discussed the required training with the CEO and asked the HR manager to make arrangements for the training after approval from the CEO. The training was outsourced.
Now the time for yearly appraisal was around. Marketing and Finance managers apprised the employees of their respective departments and sent results to Mr. Latif for approval. He then forwarded it to Mr. Haroon for further working of the HR department on the performance appraisal.
Question: Keeping in view the given scenario, you are required to identify and justify who among the CEO, HR, Finance and Marketing managers, along with Mr. Latif and Mr. Haroon holds staff authority and who holds line authority.
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Assignment No 1
Mr. Latif is the CEO of the textile mill for the reason that the first duty is to greeting the fresh employee abroad. Mr.latif arranges to stay the justified employees. Mr. Harpoon grasps the line ability since they are making the choice HR finance and marketing grasp the staff ability for the reason that they give gives a view to line manger.
Line ability is straight or major function of a department the line ability to express the work of secondary.
Line manger tasks are,
2. Compass reading
4. Staff influence
Staff ability conversely is an assistant function as it directs line mangers into performing.
They are more dedicated and therefore give advice to line authority.
Dissimilar between line influence and staff authority
The line authority straight and manage immediate subsidiary. The line authority has the correct to make conclusion. The line manger is the accountable the line functions. The staffs mangers are sanctioned to assist and advise line managers in achieve their essential objective. A HR manager has line authority in excess of the staff authority. HR department connected to HR management .Most line managers are accountable for
Line functions, coordination functions, and some staff purpose.
ye b nahi theek :P haroon among the ceo k hai aor latif jo hai wo line authority ka director hai :D
Saba Shafiq Ajmi thanks for sharing..keep it up
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