Foundations of Human Resource Management November 2014 Past Paper – KNEC Diploma

Foundations of Human Resource Management November 2014 Past Examination Question Paper – KNEC

This Past Paper examination was examined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and it applies to the following Certificate courses

  • Diploma in Human Resource Management – Module I

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November 2014
Time: 3 hours

1. (a) Highlight five ways in which the human resource department may enhance its role as a staff function man organization. (10 marks)
b) The computerization of human resource records is currently a common trend across many organizations. Explain five reasons that have made this trend necessary. (10 marks)

2. (a) Harry, the Human Resource Manager at Match Ltd uses the diary method to analyse jobs in the organization. Outline five challenges that he may face when using the method. (10 marks)
b) Explain five reasons why an organization may choose to use an external employment agency when sourcing candidates for a vacant job position. (10 marks)

3. (a) The Human resource possesses certain unique characteristics as compared to other resources in an organization. Highlight five such characteristics (10 marks)
(b) Explain five interviewer related factors that may limit the effectiveness of an employee selection interview. (10 marks)

4. a) Highlight five methods that can be used to forecast labour supply from within the organisation (10 marks)
b) Explain five measures that a Human Resource Manager should take to ensure succcessful implementation of human resource policies in an organization. (10 marks)

5. a) Outline five principles as advocated by Fredrick Taylor that are applicable to modern human resource management practice. (10 marks)
b) Highlight five challenges that a Human Resource Manager may face when selecting employees for vacant job positions in an organization. (10 marks)

6. (a) Explain five benefits that may accrue to an organization that conducts Job induction for its new employees (10 marks)
b) Outline five factors that may determine the supply of labour in an organization. (10 marks)

7. a) Highlight five guidelines that should be followed when designing an employee transfer policy in an organization. (10 marks)
b) Highlight five types of information that should be included in a job specification. (10 marks)

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