A decision must be made by managers and human resource departments concerning the quantity of labour required before recruitment or layoffs will occur. What factors will impact on this decision? After this assignment, the student will understand how a typical firm determines the number of employees to hire. The student will also understand how a wage rate increase will impact on the quantity of labour hired.
From the firm you have used in the previous assignments, outline in detail the factors that will influence your firm's decision to demand labour in general and the factors that will determine the number of employees that are hired. Also discuss how your firm will react to an increase in the wage rate; please include in detail how each of the factors will influence your response to an increase in the wage rate. Please review the current situations affecting your firm and other input markets and discuss how these factors will influence your firm's future plans with respect to the quantity of labour hired.