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Human Resources 2/1

There might be some staffing problems that have resulted in the underperformance of a group of workers. Those problems could be: 1. Job mismatch – May be some of the employees have been recruited to do a job in which they are not fully skilled.

On the other hand it may also happen that some of the employees feel that they are being made to do a job in which their potential is not getting fully utilized. This feeling of dissatisfaction might have got transferred to their work. 2. Overload – It could also happen that the organization needs more employees.

Since the current employees are being made to do more jobs than they can handle, it has resulted in flawed work. 3. Absence of reward/penalty system – If there is no system of reward or penalty, the employees might be experiencing burnout as there is no recognition or incentive of performing well. 4. Unsatisfactory working conditions – May be the place where they assemble the disk drives have poor lighting arrangements, is too noisy or does not give enough space to the employees. 5.

Lack of good relationship among the employees – May be the employees are not able to create a congenial atmosphere amongst themselves and this discomfort leads to unsatisfactory work. In order to assess whether the low quality of their work is due to training problem or something else the best way would be to go for a performance appraisal. According to Rue and Byars, “Performance appraisal is a process that involves determining and communicating to employees how they are performing their jobs and establishing a plan for improvement.

” (1992. p. 480) Through discussions with the employees it would be easier to get the real picture of the scenario. By appraising the performance of each employee and talking to them openly one would get an insight into whether the employees really need training or is there something else that is hampering the expected results.

Works Cited Rue, L. W. and L. L. Byars. Management Skills and Applications 6th ed. USA: IRWIN, 1992.