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MGT501 - Human Resource Management Assignment No. 02 Solution and Discussion Spring 2013 Due Date Jun 20, 2013

 
SEMESTER SPRING 2013
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 
ASSIGNMENT NO. 02 
 
DUE DATE: 20th
 JUNE 2013 
MARKS: 30 
 
TOPIC: Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 
To help the students practically understand difference between Equal
Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action; and the use of Equal
Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
 
BACKGROUND:
Racial/ethnic minorities, women and persons with disabilities had been a
victim of unequal access to the benefits that an organization offered. There was
a need to develop some laws in order to provide everyone with equal
opportunity to enjoy these benefits based solely on qualification, thus Equal
Employment Opportunity Laws were developed. But discrimination that has
taken roots over the years could only be  treated by implementing the laws in
their true letter and spirit and by devising policies towards corrective action,
thus Affirmative Action (AA) was developed. Although it does not guarantee
equality but if equality actually exists, it must be shown by equal representation
of minorities in the workforce.
 
Most organizations who claim to be  Equal Opportunity Employer mention
while giving a job vacancy advertisement that they abide by EEO laws, or are
taking Affirmative Action. Different strategies for taking Affirmative Action
can be applied, including Good Faith Effort Strategy and Quota Strategy.
Good Faith Effort Strategy:
This strategy focuses on changing those practices which have contributed to
excluding or underutilizing the minority groups or females. Corrective actions
may include placing advertisements where they can reach target groups, supporting services in favor of women such as day care and flexible working
hours, and establishing a training program in order to enable minority group
members to compete for entry-level jobs.
Quota Strategy:
This strategy attempts to eliminate obstacles in the way of minorities. Results
are achieved through hiring and promotion restrictions. With quota strategy,
“desirable” hiring goals are achieved by specifying quotas for specific minority
group.
 
 
TASK TO BE PERFORMED:
You are required to search 2 job advertisements in any newspaper. One
advertisement should show the organization’s EEO Compliance and the other
should include Affirmative Action (either Good Faith Effort Strategy/ Quota
strategy).
 
You are required to copy the advertisements from any e-newspaper and paste
in Word file of your assignment. Also give justification pertaining to why you
have identified the specific advertisements as based on EEO compliance or
Affirmative Action on the same file without giving irrelevant details. Also
provide the web-link with the name and date of the e-newspaper which you
have used.
 
IMPORTANT: 
 
24 hours extra / grace period after the due date is usually available to overcome
uploading difficulties. This extra time should only be used to meet the
emergencies and above mentioned due dates should always be treated as final
to avoid any inconvenience. 
 
SOLUTION GUIDELINES: 
For a detailed discussion of the topic Equal Employment Opportunity and
Affirmative Action, it will be helpful to carefully read Lesson # 8 and watch its
video lectures.  You can also read Lesson # 11 to see the legal background of
EEO. 
Name, date and web-link of the source e-newspaper MUST be
mentioned.
 DEADLINE: 
Make sure to upload the solution file before the due date on VULMS. 
Any submission made via email after the due date will not be accepted. 
 
FORMATTING GUIDELINES: 
Use the font style “Times New Roman” or “Arial” and font size “12”. 
 
It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word format. 
 
You may also compose your assignment in Open Office format. 
 
Use black and blue font colors only. 
 
Be specific and to-the-point. 
 


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i think that EEO is suitable for PPSC jobs because there is no discrimination of any applicaion.

and 

affirmative action is used for private sector, because he required fair employment. then i think that call center jobs or any other for example pizza hurt etccccccc.

plz tell me that i m correct or wron

Es ko kasy explaine karna ha defination ky sath ya wasy he 

Also give justification pertaining to why you 
have identified the specific advertisements as based on EEO compliance or 
Affirmative Action on the same file without giving irrelevant details. 


Everyone take a look on following job ad:

In my opinion Marketing Executive is EEC job (male or female any one can apply)

Accountant and Receptionist jobs are AA jobs (as it is defined they need only male for accountant and female for receptionist)

What do you think my opinions are wrong or right?

All students please share your comments.

but is mai equal employment opportunity to km e lgti hai 

I just gave an example of EEC and AA ad. This is not a perfect and complete ad.

Yep agree.

PLEASE MENTION DATE OF THIS NEWSPAPER AND ALSO NAME OF THIS NEWSPAPER AND ALSO MENTION WEB LINK OF THIS NEWSPAPER ADD

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