Task 2: Workforce Planning, Recruitment, & Selection

Task 2: Workforce Planning, Recruitment, & Selection

A. Discuss 3 causes of workplace conflict
1. Poor planning by the management. The employer may be the source of the conflict in this case by having the employees get engaged in a program that is poorly managed and planned (Tillett, & French, 2017). Here, the human resource officer does not sit down to come up with a good plan on how to do the work ahead. For instance, in this case of the labor union against the police department, the human resource officer failed terribly in coming up with a short term strategy and then let it go into long term implementation. This is the reason why the plan that was meant to last for a short period went into years, allowing the police officers to take it as a long term plan and giving their reactions to it. For example, taking out loans while depending on their overtime salaries.
2. Inadequate consultations with the relevant stakeholders. In this case, the police officers were not consulted but were involved in the implementation as police staff. More so, they were never included in the making of decisions. As a result, they did not understand the motive of the strategy to increase their overtime and salaries. They did not know that this thing was just meant to last for a short period and therefore saw it as a long term plan. In the same way, they were also never consulted on the cutting of the overtime work. Consequently, they had to resist.
3. Misunderstanding and misconception between the employer and the employee. When the employer does not understand what the employee wants at a particular period, then there is a problem. Additionally, when the employee sees that the employer is taking some measures that appear to be drastic, suspicion arises. The question that arises here is on the motive of such a measure and as a result, mistrust and rebellion generate. In this case, the employee thinks that the employer is acting in bad faith by announcing the recruitment of new staff meant to reduce the overtime hours.
B. Discuss 2possible short-term outcomes if the conflict is not resolved
1. Increase in crime. Criminals are most likely to take advantage of the

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