Answer the following questions:
a. If you were hired as a human resource manager in a large firm in which the human resource function was poorly integrated with other functional areas, what steps would you take to improve this integration?
b. What are your personal feelings about how to prioritize individual employees in a situation where the organization is being acquired in a merger, and your supervisor has instructed you to retain the best employees, but give preference to employees of the controlling organization? What ethical considerations must be made here? What strategy would you employ?