Hrm After a Disaster

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1) How were the human resource functions affected by Hurricane Rita?
All of the five functions were affected by Hurricane Rita greatly. HR made sure that they got on the aftermath right away. The first function is staffing, they had people on the job right away to pick up all of the trees that had been knocked on to people's houses, lots, and businesses. Also, repair crews were working on the recovery process, repairing roofs especially. Secondly, HRD, people of businesses had to get new workers for all of their businesses. They had to train new people which took a lot of their time. Some had to give benefits for their compensation. Businesses, like Burger King, gave a $1,500 bonus for entry-level workers. People could also demand a higher pay, from minimum wage to $10 per hour. Some of the repair men weren't always in a safe or healthy environment. There were repair workers who didn't even have a good place to stay, they went to an open lot and set up tents to sleep in. Union should be there to make sure that the repair workers had an adequate place for them to stay at, instead of sleeping in tents.

2) Do you believe that the HR situation described regarding Hurricane Rita would be typical in a disaster? Explain.
I do think that they would respond like this every time. As long as they were well prepared, and knew that this was going to happen ahead of time, I think that they would respond in this way. The HR got there, and got to work right away, which is exactly what they need to do. When Hurricane Katrina happened, they didn't expect it to be as bad as it was, so they weren't prepared. If they were, I’m sure it would have had a different…...

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