How does the use of HR forecasting reflect Beemon’s strategy and culture?

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Answer the following questions:

  1. How does the use of HR forecasting reflect Beemon’s strategy and culture? Explain in fewer than 10 sentences.
  1. Which quantitative or qualitative manpower forecasting method do you believe Beemon used to decide to move forward with furloughs rather than layoffs? Explain in fewer than 15 sentences.
  1. Name three options Beemon could have used other than furloughs to overcome the projected labor surplus during the recession? Also, give one downside to each of the options you select.
  1. Compared to layoffs, do you expect the impact of furloughs to be higher on the turnover rate or lower? Explain in fewer than 6 sentences.
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