Hiring Plan and Compensation Package Proposal

Hiring Plan and Compensation Package Proposal

Develop a high level staffing and compensation plan (4-5 pages). The plan should contain an introduction and conclusion that make relevant connections to course objectives. The body of the plan is an annotated presentation of the concepts listed in your Scenario Generator Report.
The purpose of this assignment is to simulate the thought process that managers use when planning for staffing and compensating employees. The students are not expected to produce a detailed proposal. Rather, the expectation is that students demonstrate consideration of the multiple complexities involved in staffing and compensation.
Access the “Deliverables” section of the Staffing & Compensation Plan within your Scenario Generator Report. Your Scenario Generator Report provides the context for the plan which should:
Discuss the staffing needs of your organization.
 
Thoughtfully discuss each listed item (two to three fully developed sentences per item).

Career Planning & Development

Career Planning & Development

You are the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at your organization. As the CHRO, one of your primary roles is to be the workforce strategist. Your organization is planning to expand business operations to your neighboring state by opening an office. As a result of this expansion, your organization needs to make sure that the best and brightest employees are recruited to fill key roles at the new office. Write a 7-10 page research paper using APA style outlining the steps involved in recruiting the staff at the new office.
Grading Criteria:

  1. The student researched the legal statues affecting the selection and hiring of employees.
  2. The student identified the number and type of positions that need to be filled at the new office. Moreover, the student discussed qualifications, e.g., education level and number of years of experience, associated with each position.
  3. The student researched, evaluated and chose several selection devices such as interviews or ability tests to reject or accept applicants. Moreover, the student assessed the weaknesses and strengths of these selection devices.
  4. The student researched, evaluated and chose whether or not to utilize integrity testing and drug testing.
  5. The student applied correct APA, style, usage, grammar, and punctuation.
  6. The student supported the research paper with at least four different scholarly sources such as research journals, research studies, government or accredited educational institutions websites.

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WEEK 1 – Reflection
 
Throughout the course, you have been building toward the achievement of the following competencies:
 

  • Analyze contemporary leadership practices from the perspective of innovation in a global environment.
  • Evaluate the leadership skills that drive innovation.
  • Evaluate what leaders of innovation do to shape organizational culture.
  • Communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions.

 
For this discussion, reflect on the knowledge and skills you developed over the past six weeks. Address the following in your post:
 

  • Select one competency that you feel is the most important to you. How has your ability to perform these skills and apply this knowledge evolved? What concepts, skills, or insights were most relevant to you?
  • How have you grown in your academic and professional goals? Have you made progress on any items in the action plan you developed during first course?

 
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Leading Innovation
 
The white paper by Leslie, which you read earlier in this unit, presented a comprehensive study of 10 leadership skills and practices that will be needed to effectively lead organizations into and in the future. Based on what you know so far about the DNA of disruptive innovators, explain which of these leadership skills provides the best support for leading innovation and creating innovative organizations. What are the specific attributes of the leadership approaches that support innovation?
 
 
 
WEEK 2 – The Role of Leaders in Innovation (DUE SAT.@12am)
 
Assignment Overview
 
This course explores the role of leaders in creating organizations that innovate. This requires an understanding of the skills of the leader, as well as the global context of leadership. In this assignment, you will analyze leadership practices in innovative organizations and your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader.
 
Assignment Instructions
 
Review your completed Discovery and Delivery Skills self-assessment from pages 38–40 in The Innovator’s DNA. Use this assessment to generate insight regarding your own discovery and delivery skills. Specifically, summarize the results and reflect on how your own strengths equip you—and how your weaknesses hinder you—in supporting innovation in the global context.
 
For the paper, select and explain at least two leadership practices (see Leslie’s white paper) and how they support innovation in organizations. Explain the relevance of these practices to either one of the case studies for this course (Intuitive Surgical or Procter & Gamble), or to your own work context.
 
You will be evaluated on how well you communicate your insights and analysis. It is expected that you will communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions. To aid you in doing this, follow these guidelines:
 

  • Carefully organize your paper so that a section is labeled with a heading and devoted to each of the following topics. Make sure that the reader can easily find:

 

  • A section that explains how at least two leadership practices support innovation in organizations.
  • A section that analyzes the role of discovery skills (see The Innovator’s DNA) for their support of innovation in organizations.
  • A section that analyzes the role of delivery skills (see The Innovator’s DNA) for their support of innovation in organizations.
  • A section that explores your own strengths and weaknesses in the discovery and delivery skills, and how they help or hinder your ability to support innovation in organizations. (Be sure you address both discovery and delivery skills).

 

  • Graphs or diagrams may be included in appendices, if they are well-explained and applicable.
  • Each section of the paper must be supported using the course readings, and additional scholarly resources or reputable industry publications may be used, if needed. One to three supporting resources are recommended.

 
Your assignment will be scored on the following objectives—see the scoring guide for details:
 

  • Explain how established leadership practices support innovation in organizations.
  • Analyze the role of discovery skills for their support of innovation in organizations.
  • Analyze the role of delivery skills for their support of innovation in organizations.
  • Assess strengths and weaknesses related to leadership skills and an individual’s ability to support innovation.
  • Communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions.

 
Submission Requirements
 

  • Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • Paper length: 4–6 pages, excluding appendices, cover page, table of contents (if present), and References page.
  • APA formatting: References and citations should follow APA (6th edition) style guidelines.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.

 
Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click on the linked resources for helpful writing information.
 
Note: Feedback from your instructors is an important method to understanding where you are excelling, what you need to improve, and to be aware of your progress on course competencies. This feedback goes beyond a score on your assignment. It includes comments about each of the grading criteria and general comments about the assignment. This written feedback will help you know how well you are demonstrating the competencies associated with each assignment. Therefore, it is important to know how to access all of this feedback.
 
The brief slide presentation, Accessing Qualitative Feedback, linked in the Resources, will take just a couple of minutes to view. It will walk you through, click-by-click, what you will do to see your instructor’s feedback for each assignment. Viewing this presentation will ensure that you are seeing all feedback that your instructors provide.
 
Describing the DNA of Innovators 250 Words (DUE WED.@12am)
 
In the Hitt, Takacs-Haynes, and Serpa article you read in this unit, the authors made a compelling argument for what will be required of leaders in the future. The future competitive landscape for organizations requires new forms of strategic leadership. Nayar, CEO of HCL Technologies, described his own strategic leadership in preparing his company for the future.
 
For this discussion, discuss how the ideas from these authors are similar to and different from those in The Innovator’s DNA. Compare and contrast the concepts presented by The Innovator’s DNA, Nayar, and Hitt, et al. What insights can a leader of innovation glean from these resources or ideas as a whole? How can these be applied to an organization, or what effect might they have on an organization’s culture?
 
Response Guidelines
 
Post a substantive reply to at least two other learners. Be sure to reconnect your thoughts to the discussion topic and readings. Your replies should demonstrate clear links between the discussion topic, readings, and the content in the posts.
 
WEEK 3- Discovery and Delivery Skills in Innovation Leadership
 
As a follow-up to your Unit 2 assignment, explore the application of your own discovery and delivery skills. How do these skills contribute to innovation, and what can you do to further develop your skills? Focus your response on 3–5 skills, and provide examples or ideas for possible next-steps in your development.
 
Response Guidelines
 
Post a substantive reply to at least two other learners. As you review your colleagues’ posts, be sure to reconnect your thoughts to the discussion topic and assigned readings. Your replies should demonstrate clear links between the discussion topic, readings, and the content in the posts.
 
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The Role of Global Trends in Innovation
 
In your reading from the Dess, Lumpkin, Eisner, and McNamara text for this unit, the authors explored the concept of global trends. You also saw Rosling’s vivid depiction of historical trends in the video 200 Years, 200 Countries, 4 Minutes.
 
For this discussion, explain why it is important for innovation leaders to understand global trends. What is the connection between global trends and the five discovery skills of disruptive innovators?
 
Response Guidelines
 
Post a substantive reply to at least two other learners. As you review your colleagues’ posts, be sure to reconnect your thoughts to the discussion topic and assigned readings. Your replies should demonstrate clear links between the discussion topic, readings, and the content in the posts.
 
WEEK 4 – Analysis of Leaders in Innovation
 
Assignment Overview
 
Your readings have introduced you to Vineet Nayar, then-CEO of HCL Technologies. His approach to leading innovation transformed an at-risk IT services company into a global leader. By examining Nayar’s example and that of other leaders like him, we can learn more about the skills and behaviors of such leaders and how they prepare their organizations to be more innovative. It helps to have a model of assessment when studying these leaders. For this assignment, you will use the five discovery skills from your The Innovator’s DNA textbook.
 
Assignment Instructions
 
For this assignment, identify and analyze the global trends that influenced the need for Nayar to create a more innovative organization. Explain the relationship between the global trends and Nayar’s role as a leader of innovation.
 
Evaluate Nayar’s use of the five discovery skills as an innovation leader. Address all five discovery skills, assessing whether each has a role in this situation, as well as the level of Nayar’s effectiveness in using each skill.
 
Make recommendations for Nayar’s improvement on use of the discovery skills. Consider potential opportunities for Nayar to improve his skills or apply them differently.
 
You will also be evaluated on how well you communicate your analysis and insights. It is expected that you will communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions. To aid you in doing this, follow these guidelines:
 

  • Carefully organize your paper so that a section is labeled and devoted to each of the following topics. Make sure that the reader can easily find:

 

  • A section that analyzes factors in the global environment that influenced Nayar’s need to create a more innovative organization.
  • A section that assesses how the five discovery skills can be used to impact innovation in organization.
  • A section that evaluates Nayar’s use of the discovery skills and includes recommendations for him to improve his use of the skills that encourage and support innovative organizations.

 

  • Optionally, graphs or diagrams may be included in appendices, if they are well-explained and applicable.

 

  • Each section of the paper must be supported using the course readings, and additional scholarly resources or reputable industry publications may be used, if needed. One to three supporting resources are recommended.

 
Your assignment will be scored on the following objectives—see the scoring guide for details:
 

  • Analyze factors in the global environment that influence the need to create innovation within an organization.
  • Assess the potential impact of the five discovery skills on an organization.
  • Evaluate a leader’s use of discovery skills related to supporting innovation within an organization.
  • Recommend leadership improvements and opportunities related to supporting innovation within an organization.
  • Communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions.

 
Submission Requirements
 

  • Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • Paper length: 5–6 pages, excluding appendices, cover page, table of contents (if present), and References page.
  • APA formatting: References and citations should follow APA (6th edition) style guidelines.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.

 
Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click on the linked resources for helpful writing information.
 
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Open Innovation and the Role of People
 
In this discussion, you will explore how leaders can be used to support open innovation. Your The Innovator’s DNA text uses Procter & Gamble as an example of an innovative organization in several discussions. You have also examined the Procter & Gamble case study from IBS Research Center.
 

  • How can the DNA of innovation leaders be used to support open innovation at Procter & Gamble?
  • Also discuss the role of people—pertaining to the DNA of disruptive organizations—in supporting open innovation at the company.

 
Response Guidelines
 
Post a substantive reply to at least two other learners. As you review your colleagues’ posts, be sure to reconnect your thoughts to the discussion topic and assigned readings. Your replies should demonstrate clear links between the discussion topic, readings, and the content in the posts.
 
WEEK 5 – The DNA of Disruptive Leaders and Organizations
 
Intuitive Surgical, which Dyer, Gregersen, and Christensen (2011) recognize as a highly innovative company, finds itself in a difficult competitive situation. While it produces many of the best robotic surgical devices and controls much of the market, its patents will soon expire, and new competitors are challenging its leadership. How should leaders at Intuitive Surgical apply the five discovery skills of disruptive innovators and the DNA of disruptive organizations (people, processes, and philosophies) to retain their leadership and/or establish leadership in new market segments? While Intuitive Surgical has demonstrated a high innovation premium in the past, can it leverage the DNA of innovation leaders and organizations to remain competitive? For this discussion, select two of the five skills to address.
 
Response Guidelines
 
Post a substantive reply to at least two other learners. For this response, reply to posts that analyzed different skills from the ones you addressed. Your replies should demonstrate clear links between the discussion topic, readings, and the content in the posts.
 
Reference
 
Dyer, J., Gregersen, H., & Christensen, C. M. (2011). The innovator’s DNA: Mastering the five skills of disruptive innovators. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Publishing.
 
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Conducting an Initial Analysis
 
The final assignment asks you to conduct an analysis of either Procter & Gamble or Intuitive Surgical. After reviewing both cases and the expectations for the final assignment, make a preliminary determination as to which company you plan to use for your final project. You are not required to stay with this selection for the final assignment.
 
For this discussion, conduct an initial analysis of your chosen company by answering the following:
 

  • What is your initial impression of which leadership practice or practices would be appropriate and why?
  • How well does the company you have chosen exemplify application of the five discovery skills of innovation leaders?
  • How well did the leaders guide the company toward the right people, processes, and philosophies; and which is most important in this situation?

 
Response Guidelines
 
Post a substantive reply to at least two other learners. As you review your colleagues’ posts, focus on others who chose the same company you chose. Examine points of agreement and differences in your analyses, but pay particular attention to the differences. In your reply posts, explore what you learned from these different perspectives and how they enhanced your understanding of the situation. If you disagree with another learner, engage in respectful and professional dialogue.
 
WEEK 6 – Innovation Leadership Evaluation
 
Assignment Overview
 
In this course, you have explored three main concepts:
 

  • How leadership practices support innovation in the global context.
  • The behaviors of leaders that drive innovation and the creation of innovative organizations.
  • What innovative leaders do to shape organizational culture and processes.

 
The final assignment for this course challenges you to integrate these concepts while focusing on a particular organization. You will integrate what you have learned from the course studies, discussions, and previous assignments to demonstrate your mastery of the course competencies.
 
Effective leaders of innovation must consider three levels of thinking and action by:
 

  • Considering the global context in which their organization competes.
  • Strategizing their personal actions for innovation.
  • Shaping their organization’s culture and processes to enable innovation.

 
All of the leaders and organizations that we have explored in this class have strengths and weaknesses in each of these levels. Your final assignment is an opportunity to explore and analyze all three levels regarding the organization you have chosen (either Procter & Gamble or Intuitive Surgical).
 
Assignment Instructions
 
For this assignment, you will write a 5–6 page paper with a focus on either the Procter & Gamble or Intuitive Surgical case studies. Choose one case, and focus your efforts on that organization. Both Procter & Gamble and Intuitive Surgical are also profiled in various discussions throughout The Innovator’s DNA. You must integrate that information, as well as any other research regarding innovation in these organizations, into your work too.
 
You will be evaluated on how well you communicate your insights and analysis. It is expected that you will communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions. To aid you in doing this, follow these guidelines:
 

  • Carefully organize your paper so that a balanced amount of text covers each item below, and label each section with a heading so that it is clear which of the following topics the section covers. You want your reader to be able to easily find:

 

  • A section that analyzes which leadership practices would encourage innovation, considering the global context of the organization in your chosen case. Explain why you chose these practices and how they will help the leaders in their responsibilities as leaders of innovation.
  • A section that evaluates how the chosen case exemplifies—or does not exemplify—the five discovery skills of innovation leaders.
  • A section that analyzes the actions the leaders of the organization in your chosen case took to shape culture and processes to be more innovative.

 

  • Present an argument for which one of the three organizational DNA factors is most important for this organization’s future success.
  • Graphs or diagrams may be included in appendices, if they are well-explained and applicable.
  • Each section of the paper must be supported using the course readings, and additional scholarly resources or reputable industry publications may be used, if needed. One to three supporting resources are recommended.

 
Your assignment will be scored on the following objectives—see the scoring guide for details:
 

  • Analyze leadership practices that encourage innovation in the organization’s global context.
  • Evaluate the application of the five discovery skills of innovation leaders.
  • Analyze the effect of leadership on an organization’s culture and processes.
  • Argue which organizational factor is most important for an organization’s future success.
  • Communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions.

 
Submission Requirements
 

  • Written communication: Writing should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • Paper length: 5–6 pages, excluding appendices, cover page, table of contents (if present), and References page.
  • APA formatting: References and citations should follow APA (6th edition) style guidelines.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.

 
Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click on the linked resources for helpful writing information.
 
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Becoming a Leader of Innovation
 
Review your post from the first discussion in Unit 1, and evaluate your initial understanding of innovation compared with what you know today. For this discussion, describe how your knowledge of innovation has changed. Also explain how your perception of your own role in leading innovation has changed. Going forward, what one thing will you do differently to be a leader of innovation?
 
Response Guidelines
 
Post a substantive reply to at least two other learners. As you review your colleagues’ posts, be sure to reconnect your thoughts to the discussion topic and assigned readings. Your replies should demonstrate clear links between the discussion topic, readings, and the content in the posts.
 
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Reflection
 
Throughout the course, you have been building toward the achievement of the following competencies:
 

  • Analyze contemporary leadership practices from the perspective of innovation in a global environment.
  • Evaluate the leadership skills that drive innovation.
  • Evaluate what leaders of innovation do to shape organizational culture.
  • Communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions.

 
For this discussion, reflect on the knowledge and skills you developed over the past six weeks. Address the following in your post:
 

  • Select one competency that you feel is the most important to you. How has your ability to perform these skills and apply this knowledge evolved? What concepts, skills, or insights were most relevant to you?
  • How have you grown in your academic and professional goals? Have you made progress on any items in the action plan you developed during first course?

 
Response Guidelines
 
When responding to at least two other learners, provide encouraging feedback about how they have grown over the past six weeks. If applicable, provide recommendations for how they may continue to develop their skills and knowledge, or suggest additional strategies for leveraging the knowledge gained in the course.

The Staffing Function

Discussion 1 Topic: The Staffing Function
·         DQ1: Why is staffing important? Who is responsible for it? Is it a function of personnel/human resource departments? What are some of the ways managers can adapt to changes in the external environment (shrinking work force, impacts of technology, etc.) to recruit and maintain quality personnel?
·         Considerations:  Plunkett, Allen, and Attner (2013) describe eight elements of a staffing process.  Even with a clearly defined staffing process, hiring a new employee or moving an existing employee into an organization can be a lengthy and challenging process.  The staffing process always begins with forecasting a need.  Today, contracting companies will recruit potential employees, moving them through the majority of the staffing process, but stopping just short of the employment decision.  The purpose of this approach is to closely time employment decisions with contract awards, reducing labor overhead until the last possible moment; however, the risk to this approach, especially in the case of new hires, is an employee may be interviewing with multiple companies, working off of a different timeline—in other words, an employee’s criteria may be to hire on with the first employer with an offer letter.
Discussion 2 Topic: Performance Appraisal
·         DQ2: The effectiveness of the performance appraisal is often a topic of debate. Read the Forbes article, “Eliminating Performance Appraisals”. Based on the content of the article, identify three key points related to the author’s position on the elimination of performance appraisals. From the view of the manager and using the concepts found in our text, prepare a rebuttal to the article discussing each of the key points you identified and define the reasons why the performance appraisal should not be eliminated. Develop a potential solution to the performance appraisal debate, keeping in mind the intent of the appraisal and the desired outcome for both the organization and the employees. Support your solutions with a minimum of one outside resource.
Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
Reference
Plunkett, W. R., Allen, G. S., & Attner, R. F. (2013). Management: Meeting and exceeding customer expectations (10th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning

Human Resource Management homework help -Performance Management

Assignment 3: Performance Management
You are the HR manager for an upscale retail store which sells clothing, shoes, handbags, and other accessories. Due to the economic downturn, the company has experienced a significant reduction in earnings, resulting in the layoff of a number of retail sales associates. Business seems to be rebounding, but you are concerned about the performance of the retail sales staff. The CEO has requested that you recommend ways to increase sales and customer service. You believe that implementing a performance management system may help modify employee behavior and improve results.
Write a six page paper in which you:

  1. Create a job description for a retail sales associate, which includes the most significant components necessary to describe the job both internally and externally.
  2. Create an organizational behavior modification (OBM) plan to define four (4) key behaviors that are required for successful job performance as a retail sales associate. Suggest the significant ways that your plan will benefit the organization.
  3. Specify two (2) ways that you would measure whether current employees exhibit the key job performance behaviors. Propose two (2) methods that you could use to inform employees of the new performance standards.
  4. Outline a plan with two (2) methods of providing feedback to employees. Include the frequency with which the feedback will be provided. Propose two (2) actions company leaders should take to reinforce positive employee behaviors.
  5. Examine at least three (3) key legal and ethical issues that could potentially impact the performance management system. Support your response with specific examples of the identified issues’ possible effects on the performance management system.
  6. Use at least four (4) quality academic (peer-reviewed) resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine performance management issues and processes.
  • Examine the influences on and various approaches to compensation.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in human resource management foundations.
  • Write clearly and concisely about human resource management foundations using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills.

New Hires

ASSIGNMENT 2

Assignment 2: New Hires

Due Week 5 and worth 125 points

Imagine you are the HR manager at a company. You need to hire three (3) new people. One employee will work at the front desk as a customer service assistant, and the other two (2) will work on the production line. Give at least five (5) places you would recruit for each position and explain why each place would be a viable option.

Write a one (1) page paper in which you:

  1. Select at least five (5) places you would recruit for a customer service assistant and at least five (5) places you would recruit for production line workers.
  2. Explain why each place you selected would be a viable option for recruiting employees.
  3. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze effective recruiting and selection strategies that can be used to meet organizational requirements.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in human resource management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about human resource management using proper writing mechanics.

Benefits of a Diverse Workforce

Assignment 2: Benefits of a Diverse Workforce

Communication is of utmost importance in diverse teams. How a manager approaches a situation can determine the future direction of teamwork and ultimately the level of success achieved. When communicating with diverse teams, whether verbally, via e-mail, or in writing, managers need to consider the potential reactions as well as the intention of the message.

Review the scenario you read in M2: Assignment 1 and the discussion of possible HR actions. Based on the review, develop a 3-4 page memo to the project teams addressing the following:

  • Remind both managers and employees of the benefits of a culturally diverse workgroup.
  • Make recommendations on how to avoid scheduling issues due to the religious observance.
  • Explain how you arrived at your decision using relevant academic references.
  • Justify your suggestions by using empirical evidence and reference to any applicable laws.

Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc.

Methods of quality measurement.

For this assignment, you are required to write a research paper (4-6 pages) on methods of quality measurement. Your paper must include the following: 1) Detailed summary of at least two different methods of quality measurement. 2) Examples of how the methods
may be used to improve organizational effectiveness. 3) Evaluation of the methods. 4) At least four references. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not

required.

 

strategic planning lessons

TUI MGT499 Mod 3 CS & SLP

CS:

In this case assignment consider some key strategies recently implemented by Comcast in its effort to succeed and compete in its current competitive environment. Discuss the strategic direction of the company and whether you believe the organization to be on the right track.  Make recommendations that you believe would help Comcast to gain market share (that is, hypothetically formulate what you think would be useful strategies for Comcast to consider).  Also comment regarding whether you believe Comcast operates in a socially responsible manner and whether their CSR record helps or hinders their success

 

SLP:

For this SLP submission you will be asked to submit your third blog entry about another important aspect of the strategic management process and to provide examples based on current events pulled from recent articles from reputable sources (such as a major national news source like the NY Times, Business Week, etc.).

Recall that the main article(s) for each of your blog entries must be no older than 4 months old.  If you use an older article as your primary focal article, you will be asked to redo the assignment.  You may, of course, use older sources to support your discussion but the article serving as the main focus of your paper must be recent.

For your third SLP discuss the importance of the strategy formulation and planning phase.  Identify one recent article that identifies a recent major strategic effort on the part of an organization.  What would you have recommended if you were sitting at the strategy planning table?  Examples of such an effort might include mergers, buy-outs, sell-offs, introduction of innovative products, strategic marketing campaigns …and the like.

Discuss to what extent you believe this effort will succeed given the organization’s external environment.  What is the take-away for your reading audience?  That is, what strategic planning lessons can be learned from the situation you highlighted in your blog entry?

Making Discipline Progressive

Module 07 Written Assignment – Making Discipline Progressive

You are the employee relations specialist in the human resources department. A manager has come to you about an employee issue. The employee has been making patient accounts errors in her job as a hospital business office cashier. Research the progressive discipline process.

In a 2-3 page report, prepared in APA style with at least two references, do the following:

Provide your recommendations to the manager on how to start the counseling process with the employee.

Describe some possible solutions the manager might suggest to the employee or the employee might suggest to solve these errors.

Explain how the manager will document this situation to protect the employer and to be fair to the employee.

 

Determining Compensation, Benefits, and Union Membership Eligibility

Module 07 Project Assignment – Determining Compensation, Benefits, and Union Membership Eligibility

Remember that you are the Human Resources Manager for Epic Health Solutions. It is now important to pay the new Claims Supervisor position competitively, provide fair benefits, and state (according to labor relations laws) whether or not the position would be in a labor union.

In a 2-3 page report, prepared in APA format with at least two references, do the following:

Explain what job evaluation method you are going to use to determine the worth of this position.

Describe what your recommend salary and benefits package is going to be and if you recommend any incentives or bonus plans.

Finish your report by stating if this job is eligible to be in the union. Explain why or why not.

 

Employee termination

Employee termination

Using the attached solution write a paper of no more than 750 words to include the following elements as well as an introduction and conclusion:

 

  • Explain why the solution would help the middle-income customer. Provide credible sources to support your decision.
  • Explain what business decision an organization should make based on the solution.
  • For the business decision chosen, explain the resources an organization would need to implement that decision and factors that might affect the implementation.

Internal and External Equity Comparison

HRM 324/HRM324 Week 2 Internal and External Equity Comparison Paper

Internal and External Equity Comparison

Resources: Assigned readings, ERRs, the Internet, and other resources

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper, in which you identify a total compensation plan for an organization focused on internal equity, and a total compensation plan for an organization focused on external equity.

Identify advantages and disadvantages of internal and external equity for the organizations.

 

Explain how each plan supports that organization’s total compensation objective and the relationship of the organization’s financial situation to its plan

 

Strategies in Human Resources Management

Strategies in Human Resources Management Final Paper

Final Project

You work for a HR consulting company and an organization (just like the one in which you currently work, have worked, or have access to) has hired your firm to conduct

an HRM analysis and make recommendations to better align HR practices to the key business initiatives of the company. In order to accomplish the goal:

1. Analyze the organization and develop a set of HRM practices based upon textbook illustrations and figures.  You will develop an 8-10 page research paper (not

including the title and reference pages) modeling one or more of the illustrations from the course text.  Your paper should also:

 

  • Identify the firm’s history, strategy, market position, and specific area of alignment.
  • Provide job pricing and compensation package.
  • Describe and analyze the current and targeted work processes as well as the respective knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to achieve the organization’s objectives.
  • Incorporate a discussion of relevant technology considerations to achieve work output in the context of the organization’s goals.
  • Provide a discussion of the labor market and the appropriate labor law context.  Identification of companies that are preparing to address the changes.
  • Prescribe a set of HRM recommendations, specifically tailored for the selected firm, consisting of choices from the 19 dimension of an HRM system presented in Chapter 3 of the course text.
  • Describe other HRM issues as applicable.

2. Timetable:

 

  • Week One: Organization identification, history, industry, and definition of business strategy
  • Week Two: Key employee behaviors and KSAs appropriate for work class
  • Week Three: Technology factors and organizational design of work processes
  • Week Four: Labor market and legal environment
  • Week Five: Draft of HRM practices
  • Week Six: Final 8-10 page paper

3. In addition to the requirements above, your paper:

  • Must be double-spaced and 12 point font
  • Must be formatted according to APA style
  • Must include a cover page that includes:

    – Title of paper

    – Student’s name

    – Course name and number

    – Instructor’s name

    – Date submitted

  • Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement
  • Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph
  • Must reference at least eight scholarly resources
  • Must include a reference page written in APA format

21st Century Leadership

21st Century Leadership

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the overall leadership style(s) of your chosen senior executive.
  2. Analyze the organizational structure and culture of the company your chosen executive has led, or is currently leading, and determine the company’s approach to human capital management and employee development. Next, explain whether or not you believe your chosen senior executive’s leadership approach has enhanced workplace productivity and the shared vision of the organization. Provide one to two (1-2) examples of your chosen senior executive’s actions to support your response.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of your selected leader’s performance, based on his or her ethical conduct and effective communication. Next, determine whether the chosen leader was successful in motivating and empowering his or her employees and gaining customer loyalty.
  4. Determine three (3) best practices that other organizational leaders can use in order to motivate employees and transform their company, based on practices that you believe made your chosen leader successful at his or her company and within his or her industry. Support your rationale with an explanation of the potential benefits that other business leaders may reap from your chosen best practices.
  5. Use at least five (5) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Leadership and Ethics

HRM 522 week 9 discussion

HRM522 Week 9

Week 9 Discussion

“Leadership and Ethics”  Please respond to the following:

•       Use the Internet to research someone you believe to be an ethical leader of a company. Focus on his or her actions of ethical leadership that support your viewpoint. Next, define what you believe constitutes ethical leadership. Provide two (2) examples of the selected leader’s actions that fit your definition of ethical leadership.

•       Evaluate the leadership of a leader in your organization, or prior organization, in terms of the seven (7) habits of ethical leaders. Determine one (1) area in which this leader could improve upon, and suggest one (1) action that this leader could take in order to do so. Note: Please do not identify workplaces or leaders by name.

Job Satisfaction

Job Satisfaction

Application: Job Satisfaction

 

As discussed in this week’s Learning Resources, a variety of factors influence individuals’ job satisfaction. This Application Assignment provides an opportunity to analyze some of these factors and to think about how this relates to your current or future as a health care manager.

 

Prepare for this assignment by reviewing the Learning Resources, including the “Barbara Norris: Leading Change in the General Surgery Unit” case. Also, conduct your own research on this topic using the Walden library and credible Web sites.

 

Read the Job Satisfaction Interview Document and prepare to interview five individuals. Ideally, you will interview two individuals in managerial or supervisory positions and three employees in health care organizations. Do not interview your own supervisor or direct reports.

 

You are encouraged to modify the Job Satisfaction Interview Document to incorporate your own questions devised from the Learning Resources and your own research.

 

Conduct each interview as follows:

 

  • Ask the participant to rank each of the survey items in order of importance to him or her (i.e., #1 has the most influence on the work experience and job satisfaction, and so on).
  • Ask the participant follow-up questions as appropriate.
  • Note information about the participant that will help you conduct your analysis. For instance, include first names, professional credentials, and levels of experience.

 

Then, analyze the information you have collected in conjunction with the research and ideas presented in the Learning Resources, as well as the resources that you have identified on your own. Consider the following questions:

 

  • What similarities and differences do you notice between and among various individuals (e.g., managers versus employees)? What patterns emerge?
  • What contextual factors should inform your analysis? For instance, how might the current economic climate inform individuals’ responses? How could the level of education and training an individual has influence what he or she values most in a job?

 

Write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you:

 

  • Analyze two or more key factors that influence job satisfaction, noting why you think these factors are particularly important. Include specific references to your interviews and at least four resources in your analysis.
  • Propose strategies for how health care managers can help to promote a positive work experience and job satisfaction for their direct reports. Explain how and why this is important for helping an organization to fulfill its mission, vision, and values, and achieve its goals and objectives.

 

Note: At the end of your paper, include notes from your interviews or the actual documents.

 

Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and from additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.

 

Job Performance Throughout history

Assignment – Job Performance Throughout history, different presidents are viewed as having done a good job while in office, and others are seen as not having been so effective. Your task in this assignment is to research and evaluate our current preside

Assignment – Job Performance

Throughout history, different presidents are viewed as having done a good job while in office, and others are seen as not having been so effective.  Your task in this assignment is to research and evaluate our current president.  Think about the following issues:

  • How well is the president doing in terms of our relationship with other nations?
  • What type of relationship does the president have with Congress?
  • Are things getting done in Washington?

Research information about our president’s job performance and write a 2-3 page persuasive essay (one that attempts to convince others to agree with your opinion) explaining your views on the quality level of our president’s job performance.  Be sure to use examples from your research to back up your explanation.

Include a list of at least 3 sources at the end of your paper.  When your work is complete, submit it to your instructor for grading.

Point value: 50 points

Grading Rubric:

  • Bibliography including at least 3 different sources is included � 10 points
  • Essay is between 2-3 full pages in length � 10 points
  • Essay is persuasive, shows the student�s own point of view, and does not stray from that point of view � 15 points
  • Essay is factual, containing accurate information to back up the student�s point of view of the current president; must include discussion of foreign relations, workings with Congress, and whether things are getting done by the government under this president�s administration � 15 points

“Pay Structures”

“Pay Structures”

Argue for or against the argument that pay grades limit a company’s ability to achieve competitive advantage.

Argue for or against the argument that merit pay grids have the potential to undermine employee motivation

"Pay Structures"

“Pay Structures”

Argue for or against the argument that pay grades limit a company’s ability to achieve competitive advantage.
Argue for or against the argument that merit pay grids have the potential to undermine employee motivation

“Alternative Pay Structures”

“Alternative Pay Structures”

determine how a person-focused pay program could benefit your current (or future) place of employment. Provide specific examples to support your response.

Determine ways that broadbanding or two-tier wage plans could benefit your current (or future) place of employment. Provide specific examples to support your response.

"Alternative Pay Structures"

“Alternative Pay Structures”

determine how a person-focused pay program could benefit your current (or future) place of employment. Provide specific examples to support your response.
Determine ways that broadbanding or two-tier wage plans could benefit your current (or future) place of employment. Provide specific examples to support your response.

LABOR AND RELATIONS COLLECTIVE BARAGAINING

LABOR AND RELATIONS COLLECTIVE BARAGAINING

Question 1

 

Explain the different styles used by negotiators, which do you think is the most effective? Why?

Your response should be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

Question 2

 

Distinguish among mandatory, permissive, and illegal bargaining subjects. Give examples of each.

Your response should be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

Question 3

 

Of the common methods used to resolve a negotiation impasse, which do you believe is the most effective? Why?

Your response should be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

Question 4

 

Compare and contrast commonly used methods for resolving a negotiation impasse.

Your response should be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

Carrell, M. R., & Heavrin, C. (2010). Labor relations and collective bargaining: Cases, practice, and law(9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall

Human Resources Specialist (Classification & Compensation)

Answering competencies

Instructions

 

 

Competency 1 and 2 has already been researched just put each one in your own words.

 

Competency 3 –I need a paragraph answering my  ability to gather, organize, analyze, and clearly present data to be utilized for reports, surveys, problem solving, etc. as (Human resource specialist).

 

Human Resources Specialist (Classification & Compensation)

 

Competency 1 – Knowledge of pay administration, position classification, and position management objectives, principles, and procedures

 

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides leadership on pay administration for civilian Federal employees. We accomplish this by developing and maintaining Government wide regulations and policies on authorities such as basic pay setting, locality pay, special rates, back pay, pay limitations, premium pay, grade and pay retention, severance pay, and recruitment, relocation, and retention incentives. Ultimately, each Federal agency is responsible for complying with the law and regulations and following OPM’s policies and guidance to administer pay policies and programs for its own employees.

 

Position Classification is the systematic categorizing of positions based on duties and responsibilities in accordance with guidelines provided by the State Office of Human Resources. The classification process involves an assessment of the job duties, skill level of work performed, and the overall knowledge requirements of the position. A pay range is established for each classification, and positions that are substantially similar in nature are allocated to the same job classification.

 

Performance management is the systematic process by which an agency involves its employees, as individuals and members of a group, in improving organizational effectiveness in the accomplishment of agency mission and goals.

 

Employee performance management includes:

 

 

 

 

Competency 2 – Knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply, regulations, policies, and other guidelines related to pay administration, position classification, and position management

 

This Introduction to the Position Classification Standards provides background information and guidance regarding the classification standards for General Schedule work. It describes the fundamental policies which Federal managers, supervisors, and personnel specialists need to understand in using classification standards to determine the series, titles, and grades of positions

 

In order to determine employee’s locality rate, increase the employee’s “scheduled annual rate of pay” by the locality pay percentage authorized by the President for the locality pay area in which the employee’s official worksite is located.

 

“Scheduled Annual Rate of Pay”

 

An employee’s “scheduled annual rate of pay” consists of –

 

  1. The General Schedule (GS or GM) base rate for the employee’s grade and step (or relative position in the rate range), excluding additional pay of any kind such as locality payments or special rate supplements;
  2. A special base rate for GS law enforcement officers (LEOs) at grades GS-3 through GS-10 under section 403 of the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-509); or
  3. For an employee in a category of positions described in 5 U.S.C. 5304(h)(1) for which the President (or designee) has authorized locality payments under 5 U.S.C. 5304(h)(2), the annual rate of pay fixed by law or administrative action, exclusive of any locality-based adjustments (including adjustments equivalent to local special rate supplements under 5 CFR 530, subpart C) or other additional pay of any kind.

 

Pay Entitlement

 

An employee must receive the greatest of the following rates of pay, as applicable:

 

  • The scheduled annual rate of pay payable to the employee;
  • A locality rate under 5 CFR part 531, subpart F, or a similar rate under other legal authority;
  • A special rate under 5 CFR part 530, subpart C, or a similar rate under other legal authority (e.g., 38 U.S.C. 7455); or
  • A retained rate under 5 CFR part 536 or a similar rate under other legal authority.

 

Basic Pay

 

A locality rate is basic pay for the purpose of computing the following, as applicable:

 

  • Retirement deductions and benefits
  • Life insurance premiums and benefits
  • Premium pay and premium pay limitations
  • Severance pay
  • Advances in pay
  • Lump-sum payments for accrued and accumulated annual leave
  • Post differentials under 5 U.S.C. 5925(a) and danger pay allowances under 5 U.S.C. 5928 for an employee temporarily working in a foreign area when the employee’s official worksite is located in a locality pay area
  • Post differentials under 5 U.S.C. 5941 and 5 CFR part 591, subpart B, for an employee temporarily working in a nonforeign area when the employee’s official worksite is located in a locality pay area”–with “Nonforeign area cost-of-living allowances and post differentials under 5 U.S.C. 5941 and 5 CFR part 591, subpart B
  • Recruitment, relocation, and retention incentives, supervisory differentials, and extended assignment incentives
  • Performance-based cash awards when such awards are computed as a percentage of an employee’s rate of basic pay
  • GS pay administration provisions (e.g., promotions) to the extent provided in 5 CFR part 531, subpart B
  • Pay administration provisions for prevailing rate employees which consider rates of basic pay under the GS pay system in setting pay (except as otherwise provided in 5 CFR part 532), subject to the requirement that, if the employee’s actual locality rate would not apply at the official worksite for the prevailing rate position, that locality rate must be converted to a corresponding rate on the locality rate schedule for that official worksite; and
  • Grade and pay retention to the extent provided in 5 CFR part 536

 

A locality rate is basic pay for other provisions as specified in other statutes or OPM regulations, and payments or benefits equivalent to those listed above under other legal authorities, as determined by the head of the agency or other authorized official responsible for administering such payments or benefits. (See 5 U.S.C. 5304(c)(2) and 5 CFR 531.610.)

 

 

 

Following are definitions of basic terms relating to position classification standards.

 

  1. General Schedule⎯ The broadest subdivision of the classification system covered by title 5. It includes a range of levels of difficulty and responsibility for covered positions from grades GS−1 to GS−15. It is designated by “GS” for supervisory and nonsupervisory positions at all of these grade levels. (Most positions above grade GS−15 are included in the Senior Executive Service (SES) which is outside the General Schedule.)

 

 

Occupational Group ⎯ A major subdivision of the General Schedule, embracing a group of associated or related occupations; e.g., the Accounting and Budget Group, GS−500; the Engineering and Architecture Group, GS−800; the General Administrative, Clerical, and Office Services Group, GS−300).

 

 

 

Series ⎯ A subdivision of an occupational group consisting of positions similar as to specialized line of work and qualification requirements. Series are designated by a title

 

 

 

U.S. Office of Personnel Management 3Introduction to the Position Classification Standards TS-134 July 1995, TS-107 August 1991 Revised: August 2009and number such as the Accounting Series, GS−510; the Secretary Series, GS−318; the Microbiology Series, GS−403.

 

4.

 

Grade ⎯ The numerical designation, GS−1 through GS−15, which identifies the range of difficulty and responsibility, and level of qualification requirements of positions included in the General Schedule.

 

5.

 

Class of Positions ⎯ All positions that are classified to the same schedule, series, and grade (e.g., GS−510 −12) and are sufficiently alike to warrant like treatment in personnel processes such as testing, selection, transfer, and promotion.

 

6.

 

Position⎯ The duties and responsibilities which make up the work performed by an employee.

 

7.

 

Position Description⎯ The official description of management’s assignment of duties, responsibilities, and supervisory relationships to a position.

 

8.

 

Classification Standard⎯ Issued by OPM to relate the grade level definitions in title 5 to specific work situations and thereby provide the basis for assigning each position the appropriate title, series, and grade.

 

 

 

 

 

Competency 3 – Ability to gather, organize, analyze, and clearly present data to be utilized for reports, surveys, problem solving, etc.

 

A human resource specialist should have ability to independently gather, organize, and perform position classification standards on the required assignments with the aim of achieving the organization’s targets and objectives. Mostly, the Office of Personnel Management’s is usually evaluated to ascertain its effectiveness in achieving the stated objectives of the Federal Position organization.

 

Human Resources Specialist (Classification & Compensation)

Answering competencies

Instructions
 
 
Competency 1 and 2 has already been researched just put each one in your own words.
 
Competency 3 –I need a paragraph answering my  ability to gather, organize, analyze, and clearly present data to be utilized for reports, surveys, problem solving, etc. as (Human resource specialist).
 
Human Resources Specialist (Classification & Compensation)
 
Competency 1 – Knowledge of pay administration, position classification, and position management objectives, principles, and procedures
 
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides leadership on pay administration for civilian Federal employees. We accomplish this by developing and maintaining Government wide regulations and policies on authorities such as basic pay setting, locality pay, special rates, back pay, pay limitations, premium pay, grade and pay retention, severance pay, and recruitment, relocation, and retention incentives. Ultimately, each Federal agency is responsible for complying with the law and regulations and following OPM’s policies and guidance to administer pay policies and programs for its own employees.
 
Position Classification is the systematic categorizing of positions based on duties and responsibilities in accordance with guidelines provided by the State Office of Human Resources. The classification process involves an assessment of the job duties, skill level of work performed, and the overall knowledge requirements of the position. A pay range is established for each classification, and positions that are substantially similar in nature are allocated to the same job classification.
 
Performance management is the systematic process by which an agency involves its employees, as individuals and members of a group, in improving organizational effectiveness in the accomplishment of agency mission and goals.
 
Employee performance management includes:
 

 
 
 
Competency 2 – Knowledge of, and the ability to interpret and apply, regulations, policies, and other guidelines related to pay administration, position classification, and position management
 
This Introduction to the Position Classification Standards provides background information and guidance regarding the classification standards for General Schedule work. It describes the fundamental policies which Federal managers, supervisors, and personnel specialists need to understand in using classification standards to determine the series, titles, and grades of positions
 
In order to determine employee’s locality rate, increase the employee’s “scheduled annual rate of pay” by the locality pay percentage authorized by the President for the locality pay area in which the employee’s official worksite is located.
 
“Scheduled Annual Rate of Pay”
 
An employee’s “scheduled annual rate of pay” consists of –
 

  1. The General Schedule (GS or GM) base rate for the employee’s grade and step (or relative position in the rate range), excluding additional pay of any kind such as locality payments or special rate supplements;
  2. A special base rate for GS law enforcement officers (LEOs) at grades GS-3 through GS-10 under section 403 of the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-509); or
  3. For an employee in a category of positions described in 5 U.S.C. 5304(h)(1) for which the President (or designee) has authorized locality payments under 5 U.S.C. 5304(h)(2), the annual rate of pay fixed by law or administrative action, exclusive of any locality-based adjustments (including adjustments equivalent to local special rate supplements under 5 CFR 530, subpart C) or other additional pay of any kind.

 
Pay Entitlement
 
An employee must receive the greatest of the following rates of pay, as applicable:
 

  • The scheduled annual rate of pay payable to the employee;
  • A locality rate under 5 CFR part 531, subpart F, or a similar rate under other legal authority;
  • A special rate under 5 CFR part 530, subpart C, or a similar rate under other legal authority (e.g., 38 U.S.C. 7455); or
  • A retained rate under 5 CFR part 536 or a similar rate under other legal authority.

 
Basic Pay
 
A locality rate is basic pay for the purpose of computing the following, as applicable:
 

  • Retirement deductions and benefits
  • Life insurance premiums and benefits
  • Premium pay and premium pay limitations
  • Severance pay
  • Advances in pay
  • Lump-sum payments for accrued and accumulated annual leave
  • Post differentials under 5 U.S.C. 5925(a) and danger pay allowances under 5 U.S.C. 5928 for an employee temporarily working in a foreign area when the employee’s official worksite is located in a locality pay area
  • Post differentials under 5 U.S.C. 5941 and 5 CFR part 591, subpart B, for an employee temporarily working in a nonforeign area when the employee’s official worksite is located in a locality pay area”–with “Nonforeign area cost-of-living allowances and post differentials under 5 U.S.C. 5941 and 5 CFR part 591, subpart B
  • Recruitment, relocation, and retention incentives, supervisory differentials, and extended assignment incentives
  • Performance-based cash awards when such awards are computed as a percentage of an employee’s rate of basic pay
  • GS pay administration provisions (e.g., promotions) to the extent provided in 5 CFR part 531, subpart B
  • Pay administration provisions for prevailing rate employees which consider rates of basic pay under the GS pay system in setting pay (except as otherwise provided in 5 CFR part 532), subject to the requirement that, if the employee’s actual locality rate would not apply at the official worksite for the prevailing rate position, that locality rate must be converted to a corresponding rate on the locality rate schedule for that official worksite; and
  • Grade and pay retention to the extent provided in 5 CFR part 536

 
A locality rate is basic pay for other provisions as specified in other statutes or OPM regulations, and payments or benefits equivalent to those listed above under other legal authorities, as determined by the head of the agency or other authorized official responsible for administering such payments or benefits. (See 5 U.S.C. 5304(c)(2) and 5 CFR 531.610.)
 
 
 
Following are definitions of basic terms relating to position classification standards.
 

  1. General Schedule⎯ The broadest subdivision of the classification system covered by title 5. It includes a range of levels of difficulty and responsibility for covered positions from grades GS−1 to GS−15. It is designated by “GS” for supervisory and nonsupervisory positions at all of these grade levels. (Most positions above grade GS−15 are included in the Senior Executive Service (SES) which is outside the General Schedule.)

 
 
Occupational Group ⎯ A major subdivision of the General Schedule, embracing a group of associated or related occupations; e.g., the Accounting and Budget Group, GS−500; the Engineering and Architecture Group, GS−800; the General Administrative, Clerical, and Office Services Group, GS−300).
 
 
 
Series ⎯ A subdivision of an occupational group consisting of positions similar as to specialized line of work and qualification requirements. Series are designated by a title
 
 
 
U.S. Office of Personnel Management 3Introduction to the Position Classification Standards TS-134 July 1995, TS-107 August 1991 Revised: August 2009and number such as the Accounting Series, GS−510; the Secretary Series, GS−318; the Microbiology Series, GS−403.
 
4.
 
Grade ⎯ The numerical designation, GS−1 through GS−15, which identifies the range of difficulty and responsibility, and level of qualification requirements of positions included in the General Schedule.
 
5.
 
Class of Positions ⎯ All positions that are classified to the same schedule, series, and grade (e.g., GS−510 −12) and are sufficiently alike to warrant like treatment in personnel processes such as testing, selection, transfer, and promotion.
 
6.
 
Position⎯ The duties and responsibilities which make up the work performed by an employee.
 
7.
 
Position Description⎯ The official description of management’s assignment of duties, responsibilities, and supervisory relationships to a position.
 
8.
 
Classification Standard⎯ Issued by OPM to relate the grade level definitions in title 5 to specific work situations and thereby provide the basis for assigning each position the appropriate title, series, and grade.
 
 
 
 
 
Competency 3 – Ability to gather, organize, analyze, and clearly present data to be utilized for reports, surveys, problem solving, etc.
 
A human resource specialist should have ability to independently gather, organize, and perform position classification standards on the required assignments with the aim of achieving the organization’s targets and objectives. Mostly, the Office of Personnel Management’s is usually evaluated to ascertain its effectiveness in achieving the stated objectives of the Federal Position organization.
 

Elevator Speech

Bus402 Discussion Question 2

Elevator Speech[CLO: 5]

An elevator speech is an excellent way to convey your skills while networking and seeking employment. Typically, an elevator speech is a one-minute summary of who you are, why you are qualified, and what you have to offer the organization or industry. A brief sales pitch will ensure that you are prepared to discuss your career goals whenever the opportunity presents itself. Review the following two Forbes’ articles:

The Perfect Elevator Pitch To Land A Job

How to Craft an Elevator Speech That Makes a Big Impact

After you have read the articles, develop your elevator speech. The elevator speech should focus on how you practice leadership.  Record your speech using one of the following options:

Once you have completed your recording, share your elevator speech with the class by copying and pasting the link of your recording into the body of your initial post. If you are having trouble recording your elevator speech, please contact your instructor.

Listen/view two of your peers’ elevator speeches and comment on how well they presented the following information: who they are, why they are qualified, and what they have to offer the organization or industry.

Example Elevator Speech

Hi, my name is John and I am a student at Ashford University completing my Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management. For the past five years, I have worked in a leadership role in the food service industry, where I was able to reduce costs and increase revenues. I am seeking to increase my management responsibilities and move into a district manager role where I can help improve company productivity and increase profitability.

Higher Order Thinking and Performance Assessment

Higher Order Thinking and Performance Assessment

From the e-Activity, examine the State of Idaho portfolio rubric and at least one (1) other rubric on the Website. Ascertain the key benefits that your school district may experience if your state developed similar portfolio rubrics. If your state has already developed similar portfolio rubrics, compare and contrast them with those highlighted in the e-Activity. Justify your rationale. Imagine that a local school district is proposing the adoption of an electronic portfolio in lieu of its current paper version. As a school administrator, suggest at least three (3) factors that the hypothetical school district should consider when making the transition to the electronic format.

e-Activity Go to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox Website, by clicking here, and review the information on portfolio usage in developing assessments. Also, using the Internet, go to your state board of education Website, and review any assessment guidance related to portfolio assessment. Be prepared to discuss.http://jfmueller.faculty.noctrl.edu/toolbox/portfolios.htm

Value of a team environment

Conduct an interview with an employee (preferably a supervisor or manager) at your current job or a previous job. If you have no prior work experience, you may interview a family member or friend who is currently employed.  You have just been promoted to the manager of your department and have been asked to review the following:

  • Value of a team environment: Is the company operating with a team structure?  How effective is the team structure?  How could the company improve the effectiveness of the team environment?  If there is no team structure currently in place, how should one be implemented?
  • Job satisfaction of the employees: Are the employees satisfied or is there a lot of complaining, absenteeism, and turnover?  What could the company be doing to improve job satisfaction?
  • How does the company currently communicate with their employees regarding company changes?  Do they rely on technology for their announcements?  Is this an effective method of communication?
  • Efforts made to motivate your employees: What is being done to motivate the employees? Do employees get regular pay raises?   Is there a rewards program?  Are they being recognized for their accomplishments?  Name at least three things the company could be doing to motivate their employees.
  • Assistance offered in helping your employees to deal with stress management: Are the employees given any tools to deal with stress management?  Does the company have access to mental health counselors?  Are employees given permission to take any mental health days?  What could the company be doing to help employees deal with their employees’ stress?

Prepare a 4-6 page report that includes an overall assessment of how each of the above is currently being handled and how you would change the system.  Be sure to provide examples and be specific in your reasoning behind your suggested changes.  Utilize at least three scholarly resources in your report (one of which may be your text book). This report must include:

    • Executive Summary
    • Analyze and explain what is being done in the five areas described above (team, job satisfaction,  communication, motivation, and stress management) in the company.
    • Write recommendations for what they could be doing better in all five areas
    • Conclusion
    • Appendix: List of questions asked in interview

The paper must be well organized using headings and subheadings.

The written report must be in APA format, have proper punctuation and grammar, as well as free of typographical error.

All materials used must be cited correctly and listed on a reference page.

public administration

part 1

Analyze Garcetti v. Ceballos, to determine whether or not the Pickering balancing test is applicable to this case and state why or why not.

Many states are facing budget constraints that are shining a light on public employees’ pay and benefits, which have led to debates about state employees’ collective bargaining rights. From a public administrator perspective, speculate to the short-term and long-term effects if limited collective bargaining is adopted. Hint: Look at all the stakeholders involved.

part 2

Examine the Federal Tort Claims Acts (FTCA). Discuss whether these laws reduce the risk to citizens or does it serve a compelling state interest. Analyze Dolan v. United States Postal Service.

As a public administrator, discuss which view you find more persuasive – that sovereign immunity should be narrowly or broadly construed. State why with examples or evidence to support your position.

Case Study—Culture Clashes at SAP

Assignment 1: LASA 2—Human Resource Management

Writing Assignment  and Presentation

Case Study—Culture Clashes at SAP

Read the Case: Culture Clashes Make Change Difficult at SAP in chapter 15 of your text book. Use the Argosy University online library and the internet for additional research. Imagine you are an HR consultant called in to advise the leadership at SAP. Prepare a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation to present your responses to the information below. Use the notes section in PowerPoint to clarify your points. Include a title slide and a reference slide in addition to the main slides. Use at least one chart or graph and at least one other visual aid within your presentation. Utilize at least three outside resources to compose your response. Your presentation should be professional and correctly address your target audience.

  • Provide an executive summary of the main points of the case. Identify and describe the various cultures and differences in those cultures within SAP’s changing environment and employee workforce.
  • In your opinion, what aspects of the changes at SAP would be most difficult for the German employees? Why? Which would be most difficult for the SAP employees in other countries? Why?
  • What HRM activities or functions were affected by the changes described in this case?
  • Recommend at least 3 ideas or concepts the company can implement to help them overcome cultural barriers that are affecting its efforts to become more creative and agile.
  • Propose at least three concrete HR solutions that would improve relations at SAP, resulting in less conflict. Support your proposal with outside research.

Use at least three resources in addition to your textbook to justify your responses. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.ppt. For example, if your name is John Smith, your presentation will be named SmithJ_M5_A1. ppt.

 

MUST USE THE TEXTBOOK! Found at this link: https://socheat4u.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/fundamentals-of-human-resource-management.pdf

 

 

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Executive summary clearly and concisely summarizes the case.
24
Cultures within SAP are described in detail and differences are identified (CO1, 3)
24
Aspects of changes at SAP most difficult for German employees and employees in other companies are identified and justified (CO1, 3)
28
HRM activities or functions affected by the changes at SAP are identified and described in detail (CO1, 3)
40
Recommendations for overcoming cultural barriers are described and justified (CO1, 3)
60
HR solutions for improving relations at SAP are proposed and justified (CO1, 3)
60
Presentation components

Style: Tone, audience, and word choice (8 points)

Organization: Introduction, transitions, and conclusion (16 points)

Usage and mechanics: Grammar, spelling, sentence structure, 10-15 slides (16 points)

APA elements: In text citations and the inclusion of at least three references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style (24 points)

64
Total:
300

 

 

Discussion Board:

Assignment 2: Discussion – Global Management

This assignment is designed to integrate the reflection of personal experience and the information covered in the textbook. Assuming you are Ludmilla responding to a recent email from Juanita, answer the following questions:

  • Besides cultural differences, what other factors might affect human resource management with this international office?
  • What abilities will help Juanita succeed and potentially fail in this assignment as an expatriate?
  • What has been the reason for the high failure rate of expatirate managers in Uzbekistan? What can Ludmilla do to increase the success of expats?
  • Since Uzbekistan has been significantly influenced by Russia for over 70 years, from Hofstede’s perspective, what impact has culture had on appraisal systems, self- managing teams, and systems for gathering suggestions from workers?

300 word minimum.

Interview a Health Care HR Professional

Interview a Health Care HR Professional

Abstract is not required, APA Style and Plagiarism Free with three or more references. Need by Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 2pm Central time

 

Write a report (1,150 words) on an interview that review the organization’s human resources processes and address the following:

 

 

Arrange an interview with the head of human resources at a local health care organization and address the following:

 

  1. a) Identify which human resources model, or models, the organization matches.
  2. b) Define how well their practices follow the model and how effective they are.
  3. c) Identify the various levels of their organizational structure and how the protocols of human resources management are defined and followed.
  4. d) Examine what effect their human resources processes have on patient care.

 

  1. e) Identify major human resources challenges the organization has faced and how they were handled

HR Application for Benefit Plans

Hr application

HRA 360 HR Application for Benefit Plans

You are the Compensation Manager for a large company that manufactures bicycles. The Operations Department of the firm is responsible for manufacturing the bikes, which is done in an assembly-line fashion. The process is quite man-power intensive. The operation makes use of 22 different assembly lines, each of which is able to produce one bicycle every sixteen minutes. Each line requires eight workers to fully staff the line. The lines run in two shifts and hence, the nearly four hundred assembly line workers comprise the vast majority of employees of the organization, there being only 21 employees in other areas.

Your company embraces the following core values:

1. We are committed to providing bicycles of consistently high quality for the lowest price. 2. We will always deal ethically with stakeholders. 3. We value our employees and strive to include career-oriented persons in our staff. 4. We are a family-oriented organization and will work with our employees to resolve family issues promptly.

You have been tasked to develop a benefits plan for all employees, which appeals most to assembly-line workers since they comprise the highest percentage of employees. The plan shall perform three functions:

1. Appeal to the assembly-line workers 2. Meet the tenets of the core values 3. Serve to reduce high turnover in assembly-line worker ranks

Assembly-line workers are the most populous of the operation by far. They are 60% male and 40% female. Their average age is 27 years. Their average education level is one year of college.  40% of the males are married. 47 % of the males support children. 60% of the females are married and 65 percent support children.

Your assignment is to design the plan. Explain the rationale for your design. Be specific. Your assignment should not require more than two pages written in APA format (double-spaced, 12point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, APA format, grammar, and spelling and punctuation.

Staffing Plan for a Growing Business

BUS325 Staffing Organization Week 4 Assignment 1:Staffing Plan for a Growing Business

Assignment 1: Staffing Plan for a Growing Business

Due Week 4 and worth 240 points

 

Please choose from one (1) of the scenarios below. Note: The scenario that you choose in this assignment will be the one (1) with which you continue for Assignment 2.

 

Scenario 1

 

You are a Human Resources Manager of an expanding technology company consisting of 170 employees that develops and distributes small electronic devices. Over the past two (2) years, a research group formed, designed, and built prototypes of small remote surveillance cameras used for security. Recently, your company won a contract to build and provide these remote surveillance cameras to various government agencies. The contract will begin with your company supplying these cameras to agencies within your home state. If all orders are fulfilled sufficiently, the contract will be expanded to supplying agencies outside of your home state.

 

For the immediate future, you will need to secure a larger facility and hire more staff to sustain the first part of the contract. This staff will consist of ten (10) Assembly Technicians, one (1) Certified Quality Control Engineer, one (1) Contract Administrator, and one (1) Office Support Paraprofessional. Meanwhile, there is a contract clause requiring that you provide a staffing plan in order to ensure future product deliveries and sustain the possible future growth.

 

Scenario 2

 

You are a former certified education administrator who departed your former position to become the owner of a small, in-home day care consisting of you and a part-time assistant where you care for children from age three (3) to age ten (10). Over the course of time, your demographic population has increased due to significant business growth that has resulted in many families relocating to your area. With more businesses projected to move to the area and the building of new housing developments, it is projected that this growth could be long term.

 

You have decided that this is a good opportunity to expand your day care business as you have received many inquiries for childcare. In order to comply with your home state regulations, you will require a larger facility and will need to hire additional staff in order to sustain the larger demand for day care. This staff will consist of five (5) Certified Day Care Professionals, one (1) Registered Nurse Professional, five (5) After-School Assistants and one (1) Office Support Paraprofessional. You have secured approval for a bank loan and qualify for future loans for future expansion if your current endeavor is successful. Meanwhile, the state in which you operate has requested that you provide a staffing plan before it will issue licensure for your expanded capacity.

 

 

Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of these assignments.

 

Select one (1) of the scenarios and write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

 

  1. Identify two (2) types of staffing models that could apply to your chosen scenario and determine which model would be best suited for efficiency, productivity, and possible future growth. Examine the significant effect of each identified staffing model on processes that may be occurring within the organization (e.g., outsourcing, contingent workers, consulting firms, etc.).
  2. Predict the major potential legal issues that you may encounter when establishing equal employment opportunities and diversity within the workplace while still aiming to acquire employees with the needed certifications and credentials. Next, explain the method of achieving transparency within your staffing model. Justify your response.
  3. Specify three (3) tasks that you need to perform to identify, analyze, and develop job requirements and task statements that you will include in formalized job descriptions. Next, predict the frequency with which you would need to review and adjust these job descriptions as your company progresses. Provide a rationale for your response.
  4. Describe three (3) methods to deal with high employee turnover and the availability of employees with required knowledge, skills, or abilities. Next, describe the primary manner in which the described succession-planning methods would be beneficial to your company. Justify your response.
  5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Please include the following reference on the reference page of the assignment:

Heneman III, H. G., Judge, T. A., & Kammeyer-Mueller, J. D. (2015). Staffing organizations (8th ed.)

Middleton, WI: Mendota House / McGraw-Hill.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

A New Strategy for Kodak

Week 9 Assignment 3

 

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Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center.

 

Assignment 3: A New Strategy for Kodak

 

Due Week 9 and worth 300 points

 

Review Case 28 “The rise and fall of Eastman Kodak: Will it survive beyond 2012?” located in the textbook. Assume that you have been hired by Kodak as a business consultant to recommend a new corporate-level strategy for the company to improve declining sales, increase profitability, and expand the company to the Cloud service industry.

 

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

 

  1. Establish five (5) key objectives for Eastman Kodak that encompasses the operational, financial, human resource aspects of the business. Next, argue that each of the established objectives is essential to the success of the company within the Cloud service industry.

 

  1. Analyze Kodak’s horizontal and vertical integration strategy and determine the corporate level strategy that is more appropriate for the company to establish a competitive advantage in the Cloud service industry. Provide a rationale for the determination.

 

  1. Determine five (5) ways in which pursuing a multi-business model based on diversification may increase profitability for the company. Provide at least two (2) examples of such use of a multi-business model from industry to support the rationale.

 

  1. Recommend one (1) implementation strategy for Eastman Kodak that considers organizational design, strategic control systems, structure, and the type of organizational culture fitting for the organization and its new industry. Justify the recommendation.

 

  1. Speculate on the way in which both the corporate-level strategy and the implementation strategy you recommended in Question 2 and Question 4 would support ethical business behaviors. Analyze the significant manner in which ethics, corporate social responsibility, and environmental sustainability impact the implementation of the strategies that you have recommended.

 

  1. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations andreferences must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

 

  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

Team Performance Report

Assignment 2: Learning Assessment System Assignment (LASA) 1: Team Performance Report

A manager who understands the concepts for developing and managing teams and can apply those concepts to improve team performance is likely to be successful in managing a high-performing team. In this assignment, you will apply these concepts to a given situation. You will examine issues within a team, uncover root causes, and develop a plan to improve team performance.

Research concepts to improve team performance using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Select at least three authoritative resources, one of which may be your text, to use in this assignment.

Assume, you are the supervisor of a product development team that creates designs for widgets for your company’s ABC product line. After they are approved, the designs are sent to manufacturing. The last set of designs your team submitted to manufacturing were altered to reduce manufacturing costs as mandated by senior management. The widgets were then manufactured using the altered design. Unfortunately, the sales of the widgets are not making the target numbers as published in the sales marketing plan. Your team believes the poor sales results are because of the changes in design.

Additionally, there have been some performance issues with the widgets produced so far. Each time one is found, it is brought to the attention of top management and your team. Your team provides a fix to the design, which is then sent to manufacturing. Management is concerned about the number of performance issues that keep arising week after week. Your team has regular, weekly meetings to discuss risks, issues, product improvement ideas, and the status of any project work currently underway. These meetings have become unproductive and a waste of time because team members continue to rehash old issues. They believe senior management is to blame for the market failure of your teams’ product. As a result, you are unable to get anything accomplished. One team member is particularly outspoken and has become belligerent in your team meetings.

The team seems unfocused and unwilling to look at root causes for the poor development of designs that do not perform well. Several of the team members are even looking for new jobs because they are afraid they will soon be laid off. Both motivation and morale continue to decline each week.

Download and review the Team Performance Report template from the Doc Sharing area. Analyze the case information and fill in the template.

Write a detailed report for senior management addressing the issues you described in the Team Performance Report. Use the filled in template to support your assertions.

In your report, include the following:

  • Identify at least one performance issue that could be contributing to the team’s poor performance and at least three root causes for the performance issue(s) identified.
  • Develop two specific suggestions for improvements that could positively impact each root cause. You will have six suggestions in all.
  • Create a communication plan for your performance improvement suggestions for three different audience types in the organization. Include at least one written communication sample piece. Identify as many details as possible that will need to be considered for each audience type.
  • Determine two strategies for motivating/incentivizing employees that would improve performance and morale. Justify your suggestions.
  • Identify two strategies for developing the team as a whole. Justify your strategies.

Give reasons and examples from your selected resources in support of your assertions.

Write a 5–6-page paper in Word format. Be sure to include your filled-in Team Performance Report. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.

By Wednesday, August 5, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Executive Pay

PART 1 PLEASE RESPOND THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS NO LESS THEB 275 WORDS (ORIGINAL WORK, NO PLAGIARISM, 1 REFERENCE)

 

“Executive Pay” Please respond to the following:

 

 

 

•Some evidence suggests that there is a direct and positive relationship between a firm’s size and its top-level managers’ compensation. Explain what inducement you think that relationship provides to upper-level executives.

 

•Recommend what can be done to influence the relationship so that it serves shareholders’ interests.

 

 

 

 

 

PART 2 PLEASE RESPOND THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS NO LESS THEB 275 WORDS (ORIGINAL WORK, NO PLAGIARISM, 1 REFERENCE)

 

 

 

“Dr Pepper Snapple Group 2011: Fighting to Prosper in a Highly Competitive Market” Please respond to the following:

 

 

 

•The case study outlines six specific strategies that the firm has chosen to support its strategic direction. Determine which strategy is most likely to benefit the firm. Explain your rationale.

 

•Briefly outline at least one other strategy the firm could take to support its strategic direction. Illustrate why this new strategy would be successful.

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS QUESTION ARE FOR ONLINE CLASES APA FORMAT, ORIGINAL WORK, NO PLAGIARISM, 1 REFERENCE EACH PARTS, PLEASE RESPONDED FOR  PART 1 AND 2 NO LESS THEN 275 WORDS

Talent Management

HR Survey

You, as a HR Generalist, have been asked by your HR Director for your recommendations in terms of what tools your organization could use to better manage the talents of your employees. This will help to develop policies and procedures in managing your human capital. Please develop a PowerPoint presentation to your Director addressing the following:

  • Describe and analyze the broad range of talent management efforts that use software applications to help you Director to make an educated decision.
  • Give some examples of firms that have successfully used these applications.
  • Describe how these efforts are useful in terms of strategic human capital management.

Deliverable Length:  5 – 7 slides with speaker notes of 200 – 250 words per slide (excluding Title and Reference slides)

HR Survey

HR Survey 5

You are the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at your organization. As the CHRO, one of your primary roles is to be the workforce strategist. Your organization is planning to expand business operations to your neighboring state by opening an office. As a result of this expansion, your organization needs to make sure that the best and brightest employees are recruited to fill key roles at the new office. Write a 7-10 page research paper using APA style outlining the steps involved in recruiting the staff at the new office.

Grading Criteria:

  1. The student researched the legal statues affecting the selection and hiring of employees.
  2. The student identified the number and type of positions that need to be filled at the new office. Moreover, the student discussed qualifications, e.g., education level and number of years of experience, associated with each position.
  3. The student researched, evaluated and chose several selection devices such as interviews or ability tests to reject or accept applicants. Moreover, the student assessed the weaknesses and strengths of these selection devices.
  4. The student researched, evaluated and chose whether or not to utilize integrity testing and drug testing.
  5. The student applied correct APA, style, usage, grammar, and punctuation.
  6. The student supported the research paper with at least four different scholarly sources such as research journals, research studies, government or accredited educational institutions websites.

Deliverable Length:  7-10 pages

Personalities and Communication

If you have these characteristics Extravert, intuitivo, Feeling and Judging
How will it help you communicate with someone who has the “opposite” personality type as you? How will you adjust your personality to better communicate with another individual?
• If you are a manager, how will this information about your staff members help you improve communication when providing instructions, directions, or presentations?
• What leadership traits are your strengths and what areas will you need to develop to be an effective leader?
• How will you motivate your staff if there is a mix of various personalities and each member may be motivated by different measures?
• How will you take the results and work to improve communication methods in the workplace?

HRM Strategic Planning

Resource: Strategic Planning and HR Planning: Linking the Process & Figure 2.1 in Ch. 2 ofManaging Human Resources

Choose a company with which you are familiar.

Create a 10- to 15- slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to explain the integration of the HR planning process and strategic process to new employees in your company.

Analyze each major HR responsibility in a company. Provide your analysis of these responsibilities to new employees, along with an explanation of how these integrate into the strategic planning process.

  • For Local Campus students, these are 15- to 20-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentations with notes.

Format your memo and presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Changing Attitudes in the Workplace

Several attitudes can be displayed in the workplace depending on conditions, management style, personal issues, and values. There are seven steps for changing attitudes in the workplace.  Read the following scenario:

You are a new manager in the department (either major or desired management position). You discover that the majority of staff members have a negative attitude, they gossip, and have low morale. Many bring their home issues and problems to work.

You may also research on the topics related to attitudes and perception and write your response. Your response should be of at least three pages.

Based on the above scenario and your research, answer the following questions in a Microsoft Word document:

  • Explain each of the seven steps, including the substeps, with detailed, specific examples on how you will effectively change negative attitudes in your department.
  • What will you do specifically to turn your department around to a well-functioning team with positive attitudes?

Please, Zero Plagiarism, Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Privacy and Technology in the Work Place

“Privacy and Technology in the Workplace” Please respond to the following:
 

  • Employers often want to find out if their workers are productive and loyal. Determine at least one (1) limit that you would place upon a private employer’s rights to monitor the productivity and communications of employees at work. Support your response.
  • Speculate whether employers should have more or fewer rights to monitor employee use of company equipment, such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones issued for out-of-office, potentially after-hours work. Suggest at least three (3) methods for an employer to monitor its employees’ use of company equipments. Provide a rationale for your response.

Choosing the best candidate for an organization

Choosing the best candidate for an organization can require a great amount of time and effort for the human resources department. Often times, HR looks at both internal and external candidates. Based on the reading, discuss the firm’s external and internal assessment goals. How does this impact the hiring decision?
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
 
Phillips, J. M., & Gully, S. M. (2015). Strategic staffing (3rd ed., Pg. 239-246,  282-287). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Evolving HRM

Moving forward with the knowledge you have gained from this course, as well as any work experience, what issues do you think will become increasingly important to HRM?  Explain your answer. You must use at least two scholarly sources and one source from popular literature to support your position.

Writing the HR Plan

You are a Human Resources (HR) program of one. Based on information learned in this course, create a Human Resources plan of the steps needed to create a one-person HR department. The design of the HR department must correspond to the various dimensions of the organization. For example, if there are multiple customers, products, or locations, then HR needs to support them all.
In your paper:

  1. Provide a clear and concise summary of the business (name, industry, number of people, etc.).
  2. Create a detailed plan by completing the following:
    1. Develop a recruitment and selection plan.
    2. Design a training and development plan.
    3. Design a compensation package for the people hired.
    4. Discuss legal issues the company should consider (e.g., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).
    5. Develop a performance appraisal system.
  3. Provide support from scholarly sources in regards to the decisions made in the creation of the HR department.

Writing the HR Plan
The HR Plan

  1. Must be eight to ten pages in length (not including the title and reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Any exhibits or appendices are also not included in the paper length.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least five scholarly sources, three of which must be from the Ashford University Library, in addition to the text.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Ashford HCA 415 Week 3 Essential Services Personal Interview

Essential Services Personal Interview
Select a population (maternal, infant, child, adolescent, young adults, older adults, elderly) and research the most critical health issues affecting this population.

  • Describe the most critical health issues affecting your selected population.
  • Describe at least three public health/community services that exist in your own community to address these issues.
    • Do you feel your organization has made a difference?
    • What are your main barriers and how are the barriers to services being addressed?
    • What are the ethical considerations of your services and how are they addressed?
    • How is your organization funded?
    • What concerns are still unmet in your opinion? Are these areas that will be addressed in the future?
    • What role does your organization play in the overall public health arena?
      Contact one of these services’ directors (or representative) and inquire about the agency’s effectiveness by asking these questions:
  • Present a brief overview of the organization, including its mission and goals/objectives, and then post your interview notes in the discussion forum
  • Your original post must contain at least one additional scholarly source in addition to the textbook.

Assignment 1: Alignment of HRM and Business Strategies

Select a publicly traded company to research and evaluate its Human Resource (HR) and business strategy, HR department job positions, and ways it markets its company regarding human capital. Some company Websites that provide this information are listed below:
• Marriott: http://www.arubamarriottcareers.com/JobDescriptions.html
• Allstate: http://www.jigsaw.com/id209321_d40/allstate_insurance_human_resources_business_contacts.xhtml
• State Farm: http://www.statefarm.com/about/retirees/news_articles/hr_serv_assist.asp
• Ford Motor Company: http://corporate.ford.com/careers/career-paths/human-resources?&ccode=US
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
1. Propose how you would ensure the HR strategy is in alignment with the business strategy.
2. Describe the HR job positions and the responsibilities listed for that HR department.
3. Determine which HR job positions you would prefer and explain why.
4. Analyze how the selected company can establish HRM strategies to improve competitive advantages.
5. Propose three (3) ways that the company can increase diversity.
6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Examine the role of human resource management (HRM) in organizations and how it supports the organization’s business strategy.
• Evaluate human resource strategies and how these strategies align with business strategies.
• Create a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
• Formulate HRM strategies and policies to recruit, select, place, and retain the most efficient and effective workforce.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic human resource development.
• Write clearly and concisely about strategic human resource development using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.
Points: 100 Assignment 1: Alignment of HRM and Business Strategies
Criteria Unacceptable
Below 70% F Fair
70-79% C Proficient
80-89% B Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Propose how you would ensure the HR strategy is in alignment with the business strategy.
Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely proposed how you would ensure the HR strategy is in alignment with the business strategy. Partially proposed how you would ensure the HR strategy is in alignment with the business strategy. Satisfactorily proposed how you would ensure the HR strategy is in alignment with the business strategy. Thoroughly proposed how you would ensure the HR strategy is in alignment with the business strategy.
2. Describe the HR job positions and the responsibilities listed for that HR department.
Weight: 10% Did not submit or incompletely described the HR job positions and the responsibilities listed for that HR department. Partially described the HR job positions and the responsibilities listed for that HR department. Satisfactorily described the HR job positions and the responsibilities listed for that HR department. Thoroughly described the HR job positions and the responsibilities listed for that HR department.
3. Determine which HR job positions you would prefer and explain why.
Weight: 15% Did not submit or incompletely determined which HR job positions you would prefer and did not submit or incompletely explained why. Partially determined which HR job positions you would prefer and partially explained why. Satisfactorily determined which HR job positions you would prefer and satisfactorily explained why. Thoroughly determined which HR job positions you would prefer and thoroughly explained why.
4. Analyze how the selected company can establish HRM strategies to improve competitive advantages.
Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely analyzed how the selected company can establish HRM strategies to improve competitive advantages. Partially analyzed how the selected company can establish HRM strategies to improve competitive advantages. Satisfactorily analyzed how the selected company can establish HRM strategies to improve competitive advantages. Thoroughly analyzed how the selected company can establish HRM strategies to improve competitive advantages.
5. Propose three (3) ways that the company can increase diversity.
Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely proposed three (3) ways that the company can increase diversity. Partially proposed three (3) ways that the company can increase diversity. Satisfactorily proposed three (3) ways that the company can increase diversity. Thoroughly proposed three (3) ways that the company can increase diversity.
6. 3 references
Weight: 5% No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
Weight: 10% More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

Training needs assessment

DST Systems Case Study

Using the example situation below complete the following Training Needs Analysis (question set below) and in addition to answering the Training Needs Analysis questions, write a one page double spaced summary over how the information collected would benefit a trainer and why a trainer would use this process.
DST Systems: Document Manager Project

  • The Application Analyst (AA) department manager, Lori Williams, called the training department and asked to sit down and discuss the new product they were rolling out to all the company’s AAs, world wide, and what training could be offered starting on August 11, 2009 and on going as they were looking to roll out Document Manager on October 2, 2009. This product would effect 2500 people.
  • Lori Williams met with two trainers Sarah Ward and Caroline Smith. Lori explained that all of the AAs were creating the same documentation over and over again, but had to save it to their own desktops and were unable to share the information because they didn’t have a document repository. Document Manager was going to fix this problem. All of the AAs could then share documentation. Document Manager too would have a template in it for the AAs to use. Document Manager would make the AA’s work much easier and quicker. The AAs were asked by upper management to be more effective with their documentation. Lori wanted to train all 2500 employees world wide before Document Manger went out to the company on 10/2/09.
  • Sarah and Caroline asked Lori what the AAs were using now to type up their documentation and what would be different with Document Manager. Lori explained that now AAs used Word Perfect 2001, however Document Manager would use Microsoft Word 2007. Due to this huge change Lori believes every employee effected needs to come to a training class that should last at least 2 hours long, if not longer. Since the training would have to be on a computer, the training departments computer classroom’s only hold 15 people per class. Lori also said that she would like to see each employee pass a test using Word 2007 and Document Manager before attaining access to the new programs. She went on to explain that she would also like to have online training for Document Manager and Word 2007 available for all employees via their intranet site. Lori also told Sarah and Caroline that upper management had not yet decided how to reach the global employees for this training. Times were tight and they didn’t want to pay for the employees to travel or for Sarah and Caroline to travel. Lori said that she trusted Sarah and Caroline would have the right answer for upper management.
  • Lori also gave Sarah and Caroline some background on the AAs. She told them that for the most part the AA department’s abilities and familiarity with computers and software was exceptional. Lori had taken over that department only 2 years ago, but she explained how she weeded out the non performing employees and replaced them with hard working, smart, efficient ones. Sarah and Caroline were excited about working with this audience.

 
Training Need Assessment

  • Department:
  • Date:
  • Department Supervisor:
  • Desired Program:

Goals

  1. What organizational goal is driving this training?
  2. What will the benefit be?
  3. What is the skill gap?
  4. What competencies (knowledge, skills, or attitudes) will this program need?
  5. What evaluation will be used to measure the level of goal achievement?

Target Population

  1. Who will be trained?
  2. What is the estimated class size?
  3. How many classes will there be and how long will this training last?
  4. What are the knowledge and skill prerequisites?

Type of Training

  1. What type of program is being proposed?
  2. What media, if any will be used in the training?

Alternatives

  1. What will happen if we do not delivering the training?
  2. What are the restrictions or limitations for delivering a program?
  3. What other methods may be used to reach the goal (include limitations and advantages)?

 

Labor Management Relations Act of 1947

You have provided your employees with a copy of the case study titled, “The Disputed Safety Bonus,” from Chapter 8 in the textbook, and asked them to read the case prior to the workshop you will be holding the next day, where you will present information on LMRA.
For a successful workshop, you must create a PowerPoint presentation where you do the following:
1. Outline the history behind LMRA.
2. Explore the purposes of LMRA.
3. Discuss the impact of LMRA on organizations.
4. Provide opportunities for employees to discuss questions 1, 2, and 3 from the textbook case study, as well as your brief responses to those questions.
5. Offer insight on how your organization can uphold LMRA.
Your presentation should contain at least 15 slides (not including title or reference slides),

Human resource management homework

Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.
1250-1500 words, APA Format, with at least 2 references
Assigning team members to task roles is a delicate and critical task. When done correctly, the team members will be excited about their role on the project, feel confident they can successfully complete the tasks assigned, and know they will have some conquerable challenges as they move through the project.
To effectively assign tasks to people (and people to tasks), the project manager must perform the following:
Identify the roles needing to be filled.
Determine the skills required for each role.
Determine the skill sets of the team members.
Assign team members to roles.
The objective for this assignment is to effectively select your team from the following people:
Pat is available for 24 hours a week at $115 per hour. Pat was involved in several upgrade projects for this package and can act as business analyst, developer, or tester. Pat is very comfortable with the legacy system and does not see the benefit of moving to the Web-based version. He feels that the end users do not fully utilize the functionality they already have and will not use this new functionality effectively.
Terry is available for 24 hours a week at $100 per hour. Terry was involved in the original installation and every upgrade since then. She tends to be in developer or tester roles for this system but acts as business analyst for other systems. She is very excited about the Web-based package and the functionality it provides. She is concerned, however, that the end users do not have the computer savvy to use it.
Robin is available for 30 hours per week at $100 per hour. She was involved in the last two upgrades as a business analyst and has been trying to become involved in other systems and business areas. She was actively involved in the development of a custom Web-based application as a programmer. This was considered a skills development opportunity because her Web programming skills are not strong.
Chris is available for 24 hours per week at $80 per hour. He is new to the IT department; he was previously a customer service representative. He just completed his undergraduate degree in computer science and has experience with Web programming and software testing techniques.
Jan is available for 16 hours per week at $115 per hour. Jan is also new to the IT department. She was previously a consultant and was on process reengineering projects, including several for billing functions. She previously worked with the Web version product of the vendor’s competitor.
Assignment Guidelines:
 
In this assignment, you are planning to fill the roles for the following 3 positions:
End user
Business analyst
Team leader
For each role,
Describe the main responsibilities of the role.
Identify the skills that are necessary.
Select one of the candidates listed in the assignment description, and thoroughly explain why you have chosen each person for his or her role.
Explain any conflicts or problems that you encountered while making your selections.
 
Use correctly APA style formatted references of solid academic quality for your resources and use correctly formatted APA style in-text citations to your references to substantiate your information and positions as well as to give credit to other author’s work.

Module 02 Written Assignment – Discrimination Laws and Court Cases

Imagine you are the recruiter in a human resources department. Review the Equal Opportunity Employment Laws presented in this Module. Select one of the laws presented, conduct some academic research on it, and then find a court case that was based on that law. In a 2-3 page report, prepared in APA style with at least two references, provide the following information:
Explain the discrimination law you selected, its purpose and why you selected this law.
Report on the court case that you found, providing a summary of the case details as well as the legal outcome. (Be sure to cite your sources.)
Decide if you agree with the outcome of the case and say why or why not.

Employee Well-being

  • Analyze the hazards, threats, and physical environment of your current (or anticipated) place of employment, and determine the best way to address those threats. Please give specific examples where possible.
  • Considering the same work environment, determine the impact OSHA has had in limiting the hazards and threats in your physical environment.
Visit the OSHA Web site at www.osha.gov to determine OSHA’s role in making the workplace safer. Be prepared to discuss.

Legal Aspects of U.S. Health Care System Administration

Prevailing wisdom reinforces the fact that working in U.S. health care administration in the 21st Century requires knowledge of the various aspects of health laws as they apply to dealing with medical professionals. Further, because U.S. health care administrators have to potentially interact with many levels of professionals beyond the medical profession, it is prudent that they are aware of any federal, state, and local laws that may be applicable to their organizations. Thus, their conduct is also subject to the letter of the law. They must evaluate the quality of their professional interactions and be mindful of the implications and ramifications of their decisions.
You are employed as a top health administrator at the hypothetical Well Care Hospital in Happy Town. When you were hired, your pre-employment screening involved background checks into any violation of hospital medical misconduct during the last five (5) years. The results showed that you were in good standing with the hospital administration community. During the past year, you had to undergo training in personnel conduct, as well as in inter-employee conduct with medical staff, nurses, technologists, etc. During the past six (6) months, the hospital has been under scrutiny for breach of medical compliance.
Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Articulate your position as the top administrator concerned about the importance of professional conduct within the health care setting. Justify your position.
  2. Ascertain the major ramifications of having professional staff compromise the boundaries of ethics and medical conduct.
  3. Analyze the four (4) elements required of a plaintiff to prove medical negligence.
  4. Discuss the overarching duties of the health care governing board in mitigating the effects of medical non-compliance, as they apply to the rules of practice set forth in the Well Care Hospital governing board’s manifesto.
  5. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Staffing in Behavioral Healthcare

There are different types of behavioral healthcare facilities. Some are stand-alone facilities while others are part of a larger healthcare system. Many larger healthcare systems include a department or behavioral health unit as part of their comprehensive set of services. In these large healthcare systems, there is integration and sharing of services at all levels.
Describe the similarities and differences between staffing for a stand-alone behavioral healthcare facility and a behavioral healthcare unit that is a part of a larger healthcare system. What are the reasons for these differences? Does behavioral healthcare have unique staffing needs or is it similar to the staffing needs of a hospital in general? Why or why not?
Provide specific examples of both types of healthcare facilities. You may also refer to information shared on the internet. Which healthcare system among these two would you prefer more and why? Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.
Referral Process in Behavioral Healthcare Services

Behavioral healthcare, like most healthcare services, has been a change in focus from a didactic relationship between the physician and the patient to that of a group participation by the consumer.
The team concept stems from several factors but mainly from the co-morbidity of diseases and conditions. In most instances, the consumer is not just faced with mental illness but psychosocial issues such as family and work challenges, as well as other medical issues such as addictions and overall poor health. This is when a team operating in a disease management capacity is the best course of action, especially for individuals with persistent mental illness and co-morbidity.
How does a primary care physician integrate the need for further behavioral health services such as referring to a psychiatrist or psychologist for therapy or counseling?
Search the internet to look for a hospital system providing behavioral healthcare services. Review the information shared on the hospital’s web site regarding the functioning of the department providing behavioral healthcare services. Explain the referral process and the protocol followed in hospitals when a patient requires behavioral healthcare services. Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.

Ethics Applied in the Future

Demonstrate your ability to apply ethics to your future career in a health care setting by creating a statement and story of your professional ethics and the story behind your ethical perspective.
This statement and associated story should clearly identify your “ethics bottom line” and be suitable for framing or use as a poster. Creativity is encouraged, so be free to express yourself visually as well as in writing. Be sure that your statements are complete sentences and are free from grammatical and spelling errors.
Support your ethics statement with a one-page support document that explains its origins and presents your story. This document can be single-spaced but must not exceed one page. Your document should elucidate why you chose the items that were included in your statement. It should also reflect how you applied your learning in the course to what you have written.

Employee training

Vroom’s Model of Expectancy Theory
In a two- to three-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages), examine how Vroom’s Model of Expectancy Theory can help with staffing issues in an organization. Include the following in your paper:

  1. Describe Vroom’s Model of Expectancy Theory.
  2. Describe how the model measures motivation.
  3. Explain how the measure of valence can aid staffing issues in an organization.

Your paper must include in-text citations and references from at least two scholarly sources, excluding the textbook, and be formatted according to APA guidelines outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Change Management plan

Riordan Manufacturing has decided to make a change to company’s customer management system. The company does not currently have any formal system for managing their customer information and has traditionally left this up to individual employees. This new system will require all employees to use one customer management system. Your team is now working to help Riordan implement this planned change. Your team must do the following in your role as consultants:
Resource: Riordan Manufacturing Virtual Organization
Review the intranet site for Riordan Manufacturing including Human Resources – Organizational Charts, Employee Files, etc., and Sales & Marketing – Marketing Information Systems.
Create a change management plan and communication plan of 1,050- to 1,400-words. Your plan should include the details from section I and section II outlined below.
Section I: Change Management Plan
·  Identify the current formal and informal power structures in the organization. How might the power and political structure of the organization affect employee behavior?
·  Identify the most appropriate and effective organizational structures for Riordan Manufacturing that will help them accomplish their planned changes.
·  What are the potential effects of this selected structure on employee behavior?
·  Identify characteristics of the company’s culture. What are the potential influences of the corporate culture on employee behavior?

Outsourcing

Outsourcing, especially to low labor-cost countries, has grown substantially. Be sure to address the following in your paper:

  1. Analyze the trade-offs between inputs for the productivity improvements.
  2. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of global sourcing versus producing in the U.S.
  3. Describe a product or service of a specific low-labor-cost country as an example.
  4. Include a recommendation of a low-labor-cost country based on inputs, trade-offs, and going global advantages.

Your paper should be in paragraph form (avoid the use of bullet points) and supported with the concepts outlined in your text and additional 5 scholarly sources
Submit your five page paper (not including the title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style

Reflective Paper

The Reflective Paper should demonstrate understanding of the reading assignments as well as the implications of new knowledge. The eight-page paper should integrate readings and class discussions into work and life experience. It may include explanation and examples from previous experience as well as implications for future application.
The purpose of the Reflective Paper is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge in the field of human resource management.
Focus of the Reflective Paper
The primary function of human resource management is to increase the effectiveness and contribution of employees in the attainment of organizational goals and objectives. Consider all the areas of HRM that have been discussed in class:
EEO and Affirmative Action,
Human resources planning, recruitment, and selection,
Human resources development,
Compensation and benefits,
Safety and Health, and
Employee and labor relations.
Submit a Reflective Paper in which you explain how these aspects work together to perform that primary function. Are any aspects more important than the others? Why or why not? How do you believe the HRM role can be optimized for shaping organizational and employee behavior?
The Reflective Paper must: (a) identify the main issues in the chosen area, (b) demonstrate new learning that has occurred, (c) include class activities or incidents that facilitated learning and understanding, (d) identify specific current and/or future applications and relevance to your workplace, and (e) reflect the potential impact to your future career plans or even in your personal life at home. The emphasis of the Reflective Paper should be on parts ‘d’ and ‘e,’ and on the application of new learning. Explore, in depth, the benefits of the new learning and understanding that has taken place.
Writing the Reflective Paper
The Reflective Paper:
Must be eight double-spaced pages in length, excluding the cover page and reference page, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in your approved style guide.
Must include a cover page that includes:
Name of paper
Student’s name
Course number and name
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Must use at least one scholarly source, in addition to the text.
Must use APA style as outlined in your approved style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a Reference List that is completed according to APA style as outlined in your approved style guide.

Effective Organizational Training Programs

Given the changing employee demographics and rapid updates to technology, it is important for organizations to link training and development to the needs and preferences of its workforce. Training facilitates acquisition of new knowledge and skills, and development facilitates the ability to handle future responsibilities. Continual training helps ensure that employees have the skills, information, and motivation required to successfully achieve organizational objectives.
Based on the company you chose for your discussion question this week, create a
10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation which includes the following:

  • Summarize the current organizational training program.
  • Explain why you believe the organization’s current training model is effective or ineffective
  • Present an idea for a new training program or component to the existing training program which would promote employee engagement
  • Explain why the new program or component would be effective
  • Describe the desired outcomes of the new training program/component

The speaker notes section should be used to provide an explanation of each slide. APA format should be followed.

MBA 5841 Unit 1 Assignment

Unit I Homework Assignment
Using the CSU Online Library and the Internet, research a company of your choice to compile a SWOT analysis. Create a visual chart using Exhibit 1.1 on page 6 (Sample SWOT Analysis Framework and Representative Examples) in your textbook as a format guideline for submission. The SWOT analysis needs to include all four elements including the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. A minimum of five selected internal factors (finance and management must be two of the five) and five selected external factors as demonstrated in Exhibit 1.1.
Evaluate the chart to determine current and future overall strategies based upon the organization’s business, mission, and goals.
Your paper submission should be a minimum of two pages in length. References should include your textbook plus a minimum of one additional credible reference.

Reference:

Kerin, R., & Peterson, R. (2013). Strategic marketing problems: Cases and comments (13th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Change and motivation

Consider the following scenario:
• Within your organization, upper management has decided that your department must be downsized, and it is up to each manager to begin preparing his or her team for the changes. One of the changes to be addressed involves motivational techniques. As manager, you must research and understand various motivational methods to lead and implement change within your area.
Address the following:
• Which three motivational methods would you, as a manager, apply?
• What theoretical concepts from your reading support the points you are making?
All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.
• Follow APA guidelines.
• Discuss a minimum of three motivational methods.
• Cover Page, Opening Paragraph on pg.2, which includes a title and identifies the key points to be discussed, the 3 motivational methods, Conclusion, and References.
• Headings to identify each section.
• Cite a minimum of three references to support your paper. All references and citations are required to be cited within the text and all citations are required to be referenced.
• Word count 1,050-1,400.
The content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.
The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience.
The paper links theory to relevant examples and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.
Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.
The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.
The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Resource and Competitive Position Analysis

Assignment 3: Resource and Competitive Position AnalysisUsing your text book, the AUO library and the Internet, research Panera Bread Company.
You have been hired by Panera Bread Company as a consultant to assess their internal and external environments in relation to their current competitive strategy. You are scheduled to meet executives at Panera Bread this week to discuss your assessment and recommendations. In preparation for your meeting, discuss the following in 2 pages:
Prepare a SWOT analysis of Panera Bread and discuss what your analysis revealed about the overall attractiveness of the company’s situation.
Does the company possess core competencies or distinctive competencies? Support your response with examples.
What recommendations will you provide to the executives regarding the actions Panera Bread needs to take to strengthen its competitive position?

Strategic staffing

Define measurement. Discuss the numerical outcomes of measurement, including types of data. What do staffing professionals need to know about measurements? Be certain to discuss any ethical or legal obligations.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
 
Phillips, J. M., & Gully, S. M. (2015). Strategic staffing (3rd ed., Pg. 204-208). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Human Resource Management Assignment

The Senior Vice President of Human Resources has just informed you that she would like for you to research various HRM practices amongst Fortune 500 companies. This research will be presented to the board of trustees next month. They want to review other company’s best practices to help them realign their strategic initiatives in the below areas:
Recruitment/On boarding
Training & Development
Employee/Labor Relations
Performance Management
Compensation & Benefits Incentives/Practices
You will need to research various Fortune 500 companies and identity their best HRM practices. Be sure to identify and discuss the pros and cons of each functional area and state whether or not this practice will be one of your recommendations. Submit a 10 page paper written in APA format to the Drop Box. Paper should be written in Times New Roman, 12 pt and doubled spaced. Paper should include at least 6 references in APA format.

HRM practices of Fortune 500 companies

The Senior Vice President of Human Resources has just informed you that she would like for you to research various HRM practices of Fortune 500 companies. This research will be presented to the board of trustees next month. They want to review other company’s best practices to help them realign their strategic initiatives. In organizational studies, the process of reviewing other organizations’ best practices and adapting them to one’s own organization is called “benchmarking.”
Begin by identifying 2 -3 organizations listed in the Fortune 500. Once you have identified those companies, research best practices used by those organizations, paying particular attention to these HRM functional areas:
• Recruitment/On boarding
• Training & Development
• Employee/Labor Relations
• Performance Management
• Compensation & Benefits Incentives/Practices
To begin your paper, provide a summary of key details about the organizations you are using to benchmark HRM best practices. Who are the organizations? What do they do? Why are they a good candidate for benchmarking? This section of you paper only needs to be a paragraph or two.
For the next section of your paper, evaluate the pros and cons of the best practices you have benchmarked in each functional area. For example, if external recruitment is a “best practice,” what are some pros and cons of external recruitment? As a guide, your evaluation of best practices in each functional area should be 1 to 2 pages.
For the final section of your paper, justify the top best practices recommendation in each HRM functional area that you will make to the board of trustees. Imagine that you are actually going to present the recommendations to the board. What will you recommend? Why? How will you link them altogether to form a cohesive and persuasive presentation? Hint: Based upon your evaluation of those best practices in the earlier sections of the paper, summarize the key arguments and research support for your recommended practices to justify them to the board. This section of your paper should be 2 to 3 pages in length.
Submit your report as an eight to ten page paper written in APA format to the Drop Box.
Paper should include at least 5 references in APA format.
Research hints…
In addition to searching for the specific organization name “and best practices” or “best HRM practices,” you might find it helpful to search for the specific organization name “and recruitment.” “Specific organization name and training & development,” and so forth. For example, if Walmart is one of your organizations, search terms could include:
• Walmart and best practices
• Walmart and best HRM practices
• Walmart and Recruitment
• Walmart and Onboarding
• Walmart and Training & Development
• Walmart and Employee Labor Relations
• Walmart and Performance Management
• Walmart and Compensation
• Walmart and Employee Benefits
• Walmart and Employee Incentives
• Etc.
You can follow the above search patterns for the other organizations you select.
(Hint: Walmart is a good organization to use for one of your companies).
As a result of your research, you should synthesize at least two best practices for each of the HRM functional areas.

Additional Requirements

Training and development

  • Key elements to GE’s learning culture include active experimentation and action-based learning, as the talented people GE attracts and recruits apply themselves to unravel the most challenging problems of the future. GE leaders are evaluated on how well they guide the professional growth of their people, providing counsel and goal setting. Leaders are responsible for ensuring functional competence and overall business excellence of their teams, in an operating climate that emphasizes unyielding integrity.
  • Use GE’s website write a 3-4 page (body of the paper should be 3-4 pages) paperdiscussing how training, development, and learning programs have contributed to GE’s success Review the following information about GE’s Training and Development to help get you started:

Leadership and Learning Programs – to go to the website click on the links below

  • Entry-level Leadership Programs:
GE’s Corporate Entry-level Leadership Programs offer recent college graduates prized development opportunities that combine real-world experience with formal classroom study. Through a series of rotating assignments — typically over a period of two years — young professionals receive accelerated professional development, world-class mentors, and global networking that cuts across GE’s businesses.
  • Experienced Leadership Programs:
Experienced professionals who wish to accelerate their careers find fitting opportunity in our Experienced Leadership Programs. The programs position high-potential talent in collaboration with some of the top innovators in their fields, offering intensive on-the-job development in the areas of Corporate Audit, Human Resources and Sales and Marketing.
  • John F. Welch Leadership Development Center:
At GE, learning is a cultural force and Crotonville is its epicenter. For more than 50 years, the legendary John F. Welch Leadership Center has been at the forefront of real-world application for cutting-edge thinking in organizational development, leadership, innovation and change. Established in 1956, the 53-acre corporate learning campus was the first of its kind in the world.
The Crotonville campus attracts the world’s brightest and most influential minds in academia and business. Every year, for thousands of our people from entry-level employees to our highest-performing executives, a journey to Crotonville is something of a pilgrimage — a transformative learning experience that, for many, becomes a defining career event

Labor practices in South Korea

Read the case study and provide a report for the executive team that summarizes the current labor practices in South Korea. Ensure that you discuss specific advantages and disadvantages regarding the existing labor practices in South Korea. Be sure to follow APA guidelines and write your paper in the proper format (not as question and answer).
 
 
Note:At their discretion, instructors may perform an originality check on submissions using Turnitin.

Attachments:

Leadership Development and Recruitment Plan

Your supervisor has asked you to make some recommendations regarding the leadership skills necessary to successfully work through the merger at Banks. You have been asked to develop a standardized method of personnel selection for their hiring needs. This plan will be used in all of the company’s operations, both domestic and foreign, as there are more open positions that will need to be filled quickly. It must support the company’s goal of obtaining competitive advantage through talent management and acquisition.
Additionally, one of your first hiring needs involves recruiting electronics engineers with a BS degree and one year of experience in a manufacturing environment. The engineers will work a 12-month contract in China, after training in Centervale for a two-week period. The candidates should be suitable for the company’s current operations in Centervale and the subsidiary in China, as they will spend time at both locations. Skills in English and Chinese are preferred; however, English is required.
Your goal is to identify the most qualified candidates for the job while keeping in mind the unique nature of work environments that require overseas travel.
Write a 12 – 15 page report to your supervisor that will include the development of a recruitment plan. Reference any cultural and legal differences as well as challenges that are likely to arise. Cite at least 6 scholarly references, including direct reference to applicable laws and relevant studies. Address the following questions in your report using correct APA formatting.
Part 1 Development of the Recruitment Plan

  • Describe your  personnel selection system
  • Describe the implementation of the selection system at multiple locations
  • Evaluate interpersonal issues such as cultural differences
  • Describe  the considerations made for varying employment laws
  • Describe Expatriation and repatriation strategies and services that will be offered to this group of engineers

Part 2 Leadership Skills

  • What leadership skills are most important to those working directly with the Chinese subsidiary?
  • Develop a performance evaluation system for those identified as having leadership potential.

Explain how to develop underperformers and keep top performers motivated in a multicultural environment.

International HR Plan

 
Change requires planning, including input from HR. Retention goals and future plans impact the way in which change is managed. Planning enables the organization to focus on immediate and future goals.
 
Based on your readings and research, respond to the following:
 

  • What are the three most important elements of a change management plan in the context of international business operations?

 
Write your initial response in 1–2 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Human Resource Management

Case Study—Culture Clashes at SAP

Read the Case: Culture Clashes Make Change Difficult at SAP in chapter 15 of your text book. Use the Argosy University online library and the internet for additional research. Imagine you are an HR consultant called in to advise the leadership at SAP. Prepare a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation to present your responses to the information below. Use the notes section in PowerPoint to clarify your points. Include a title slide and a reference slide in addition to the main slides. Use at least one chart or graph and at least one other visual aid within your presentation. Utilize at least three outside resources to compose your response. Your presentation should be professional and correctly address your target audience.

  • Provide an executive summary of the main points of the case. Identify and describe the various cultures and differences in those cultures within SAP’s changing environment and employee workforce.
  • In your opinion, what aspects of the changes at SAP would be most difficult for the German employees? Why? Which would be most difficult for the SAP employees in other countries? Why?
  • What HRM activities or functions were affected by the changes described in this case?
  • Recommend at least 3 ideas or concepts the company can implement to help them overcome cultural barriers that are affecting its efforts to become more creative and agile.
  • Propose at least three concrete HR solutions that would improve relations at SAP, resulting in less conflict. Support your proposal with outside research.

Use at least three resources in addition to your textbook to justify your responses. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work.

Human Development Research Study

Details:
For this assignment, you will design a research study proposal to examine some aspect of human development. You may select any topic that is of interest to you, as long as it pertains to the life span. Refer to “Life-Span Development Resources,” for useful life-span websites if you are having difficulty selecting a topic.
Submit a proposal of 750-1,000 words in which you outline a study you would like to conduct. Proposals must include:
Introduction
1  Specify a life-span topic.
2  Explain the topic you have selected and provide reasoning for the research study.
Study Design (e.g., correlation, experiment, quasiexperiment, etc.)
Briefly explain the design of the study you are proposing.
Methodology
Explain the methods for conducting the experiment. Address the following question: How would you propose to study the selected topic, and what is the IV/DV, if applicable?
Timeframe
Describe in detail the timeframe for the study (e.g., longitudinal, cross-sectional, or mixed design).
Conclusion
Summarize your proposal succinctly.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Compensation and benefits

Compensation and benefits

Understanding international compensation begins with the recognition of differences and similarities, along with figuring out how to best manage them. How people get paid around the world depends on variations. There are five contextual factors believed to be relevant in international compensation. Identify and discuss these factors and variations.
 
 
both responses should be at least 200 words in length.
 
 

  1. Although there has been a decline in union memberships, unions are still prevalent in public and private organizations. Based on the reading in this unit, unions have an impact on wage determination. Discuss the four specific areas in which unions have an impact on wage determination?

Employee Motivation and Organizational Behavior

Create a 6 – 8 slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation analyze and interpret how employee motivation affects organizational behavior as well as three strategies an organization can do to increase employee motivation. Please include a properly formatted references page citing your sources.
 
 
 
 

Compensation

 

Starting at an early age, we have been introduced to various motivational theories, (e,g, Maslows needs hierarchy).  Compare and contrast expectancy theory, reinforcement theory, and goal setting theory.  Identify the essential features of each and its relations to performance base pay.

Human Resource Management in Finland

Globalization has had a profound impact on organizations and HRM practice. As you review the readings on global HRM issues, you’ll observe two areas of focus. First, you will note how talent can be managed effectively in an organization operating across the globe. Keep in mind that shifting from a domestic to a more balanced global position naturally presents some HR challenges along with the opportunities. Second, scholars have explored the variations in HR practices throughout the globe, attempting to identify those which have demonstrated the ability to create and sustain value given the unique settings of various regions or countries. You will see those throughout this week’s resources, as well as in your own research.
As this Project gets underway, consider whether the research on HR practices and their effectiveness in specific countries has implications for the practice of HR in your own home country and for an organization reaching out to global markets. Some scholars will argue the strategic HRM implications for a global organization are not significantly more complex than those facing an exclusively domestic organization. Others will argue the opposite. Either way, consider  norms, customs, culture, regulations, and even competition across regions of the globe, then  whether you believe global operations present a significant challenge or opportunity to strategic HRM.
Part I of the Final Group Project will be an annotated bibliography
Post an annotated bibliography of 5–7 references relevant to the particular region (Finland).
1.   Highlight key strategic HRM challenges and solutions in the region;
2.   Describe strategic HRM opportunities in the region;
3.  Recommend HRM best practices any organization should consider to achieve a competitive advantage when operating in the region your group researched;
4.   Identify future challenges and solutions anticipated in that region.

HR Performance Issues and Motivation

The relationship between the organization and its members can be greatly influenced by what motivates individuals to work. The style of leadership, job design, resources on the job, and environment can all have a significant effect on the satisfaction of employees and their performance. Performance is also influenced by individual motivations (e.g., social, recognition, financial reward, personal growth and development, and/or intrinsic satisfaction) and can equally impact the organization. There are many theories that attempt to explain the nature of motivation. Write a four- to five-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) evaluating the relationship between motivation, job satisfaction, and work performance. Be sure to address the following:

  1. Describe a performance issue which resulted from a motivational problem (what, why, who).
  2. Use a content theory of motivation (e.g., Maslow, Alderfer, Herzberg, or McClelland) or a process theory (i.e., Adams, Locke, or Heider and Kelley) to explain how the issue creates a performance problem for the organization.
  3. Use the theory of motivation you selected to describe an intervention/action to change the motivation/behavior and correct the performance problem.

Your paper must use a minimum of three scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook. Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center..
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment

Case Study—The Case of the Misguided Supervisors

Writing Assignment

Read The Case of the Misguided Supervisors in Chapter 14 of your text book. Use the Argosy University online library for additional research, and do the following in a Word document:

  • In 1–2 paragraphs, summarize the case and your research that relates to the case.
  • In 2–3 pages, answer the following:
    • Why would an organization care whether its supervisors speak in favor of or against union representation? Explain and justify your answer.
    • How could the hospital in this example have prepared its supervisors to understand their proper role during an organizing campaign? Explain and justify your answer.

With your answers demonstrate that your understanding of the concepts is thorough and complete. Support your assertions with evidence, citing the appropriate sources.
Apply the APA current guidelines to your work and use at least three resources in your response.

Employee & Labor Relations final paper

You are a worker in a fast growing, large, non-union manufacturing organization. You notice persistent systematic labor violations in the plant. The company has multiple locations in the United States and plants in China and France. People are complaining about the working conditions and wages. A group of your fellow workers are talking about the need to fight back. There seems to be a willingness to organize. You have decided to seek the help of a Union. Write the following information in proposal format. Remember to follow APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center and to cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.

  • Describe the union organizing process.
  • Identify the union you would choose to help you organize and explain why.
  • Describe the the responsibilities of the workers.
  • Describe what the unions can do to help labor.
  • Explain what management can legally say and do when they learn an organization movement is in progress.
  • Explain what can be done to help the workers overseas organize.
  • Explain why the global nature of the business does or does not influence the organization and bargaining process.

Note: Be sure to check that your Turnitin Similarity Index does not exceed 10% (excluding reference page).
The paper

  1. Must be 1250 to 1500 words, double-spaced (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  3. Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  4. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  5. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing
  6. Your final (Week 5) should be written depicting a balance of citations and your understanding of the material. Your opinion should be written in 3rd person without the use of “I” statements indicative of first person.

Staffing Decisions

Assignment 1: Staffing Decisions
 
Hiring for any open positions can be a challenge. Factors that impact the hiring process include candidate availability, internal candidate interest and availability, market conditions, and time limit. These and other factors must be considered when designing a hiring process appropriate for international endeavors.
 

Banks industries need to hire staff for its international operations. Specifically, you need to recruit for a team manager, a director of finance, and an international team coordinator. All are highly specialized positions that require at least ten years’ experience, including international experience, and are highly compensated. Because these can be difficult positions to fill, one option is the use of external recruiting services. Another idea is to recruit from within the existing companies. You are going to talk to your boss about it.

 
Based on the scenario, respond to the following, supporting your statements with scholarly references:
 

  • Your boss does not want to outsource recruitment to external intermediaries. Present your boss with the advantages and disadvantages of using a recruiting service for this project.
  • Your boss is also concerned that he doesn’t know enough about internal candidates to support promoting from within. Present him with a basic plan that would help objectively establish internal interest and identify internal talent in relation to the open positions.

 
Here are some additional questions to consider when drafting your responses this week:
 
What are some effective ways of identifying leadership potential?
What are some effective ways of developing leadership skills?
What skill sets are required of a leader expected to operate internationally?
By Saturday, July 4, 2015 respond to the discussion question assigned by the Faculty. Submit your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Use the same Discussion Area to comment on your classmates’ submissions and continue the discussion until Wednesday, July 8, 2015.   
Comment on how your classmates would address differing views.
This discussion assignment is worth 40 points and will be graded using the discussion rubric.
Write your initial response in 2–3 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Privacy Laws and HR

Privacy Laws and HR

Assignment 2: Privacy Laws and HR
 
International HR is concerned not only with cultural differences between groups but also on the additional challenge of simultaneously working within different legal systems. This often means that all employees are not treated equally. HR is responsible for establishing and maintaining the delicate balance required to adhere to local laws while treating all employees fairly.
Review the international privacy laws for three different countries. You may begin your research at the following Web site:
 

 
Based on this resource and your research, respond to the following:
 

  • What impact do international privacy laws have on human resource management, specifically in regards to the interviewing and hiring process?
  • What are the important features of the laws in the three countries you chose? Are there any features that surprised you?
  • What are the restrictive aspects of the laws you reviewed? How would these impact hiring and ongoing employment in that country?
  • As technology develops, what changes in the law do you foresee becoming necessary?

Write a 4–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc.
 

Quality Improvement Milestones

Over the years, many different milestones have influenced quality improvement efforts in health care. This Discussion is intended to help you understand how various developments have shaped contemporary perspectives and approaches to promoting health care quality.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review the information presented in the Learning Resources, and select one milestone that you think is particularly significant or interesting.
  • Evaluate how this milestone has influenced health care delivery; consider positive outcomes, failures, and unintended consequences.
  • Consider how this milestone relates to the purpose and philosophy of quality improvement.
  • Reflect on Dr. Stephen Jencks’s statement in the “Concepts of Quality and Patient Safety” media segment that health care quality is a national priority. Do you agree with this proposition? Why or why not? And, if so, is this true of all the dimensions of quality identified by the Institute of Medicine, or do certain dimensions receive greater attention than others? Use the Walden library and credible Web sites to conduct research so that you can support your response with examples from recent health policy developments and/or other current events. (You will need to cite your sources in your Discussion posting.)
  • Post by Day 4 a response to the following:
  • Identify a milestone in the history of quality improvement in the first line of your posting.
  • Analyze how this milestone has influenced health care delivery.
  • Explain how this milestone relates to the purpose and philosophy of quality improvement.
  • Address the proposition that health care quality is currently a national priority. Include one or more examples from health policy and/or current events to support your response.

Resources:  (Google)

  • Course Text: Varkey, P. (2010). Medical quality management: Theory and practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
    • Chapter 1, “Basics of Quality Improvement”
      This chapter introduces some key concepts of health care quality and surveys the history of quality improvement efforts.
  • Course Text: Galt, K. A., & Paschal, K. A. (2011). Foundations in patient safety for health professionals. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
    • Chapter 1, “Key Concepts in Patient Safety”
      Foundational principles related to patient safety (one of the six dimensions of quality) are addressed in this chapter.
  • Report: Institute of Medicine. (1999). To err is human. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
    • Executive summary
      Released in 1999, this groundbreaking report provides the rationale for implementing comprehensive improvements in patient safety, an important subset of health care quality. Although only the executive summary is required this week, you are strongly encouraged to read additional sections of this report as you proceed through the course.
  • Report: Institute of Medicine. (2001). Crossing the quality chasm: A new health system for the 21st century. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences.

    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    • Executive Summary
      This report was published by the Institute of Medicine in 2001 to highlight the significant gap between the state of health care quality and where itshould be. The report draws attention to the need to improve the U.S. health care delivery system as a whole, and identifies six areas for improvement: safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity. Although only the executive summary is required this week, you are strongly encouraged to read additional sections of this report as you proceed through the course.
  • Article: Wachter, R. (2010). Patient safety at ten: Unmistakable progress, troubling gaps. Health Affairs, 29(1), 165–173. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    This article presents an analysis of progress in patient safety since the publication of the IOM report To Err is Human. As you read this article, evaluate the author’s critique, and consider recent developments that continue to shape patient safety efforts in health care.

  • Web Article: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (n.d.). Quality/Equality: Talking about quality. Retrieved from http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/program-areas/quality-equality.html

    This resource presents health care statistics, facts, and messages related to health care quality and reform. The collection of slides describes the current state of health care quality, goals for the future, and ways to achieve those goals.

Web Sites
Web Site: Kaiser Family Foundation

  • Web Site: Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Policy Media Directory

    http://www.kaiseredu.org/Video-Directory.aspx

    You may search this database for media segments on quality and safety.

  • Book Chapter: Deming, W. E. (1986). Principles for transformation of western management. In Out of the crisis (pp. 18–96). Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center of Advanced Engineering Study.
    Deming is well known for his contributions to quality management. This chapter describes key principles with implications for quality in businesses, including health care organizations.

Employee Incentives

For this assignment, you are to use the text, the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet to research the use of incentives in motivating employees.  Find an organization with a form of incentive you consider highly motivating.  Find an organization within your current industry or an industry where you would like to be employed in the future. Submit a report in which you describe, analyze and evaluate the incentive plan of your chosen company.  Include the following in your report:

  1. Description of company, industry and incentive plan.
  2. Distinguish why you think this particular plan is highly motivating and explain how it stimulates employee productivity.  Connect the plan to one or more models of motivation.
  3. Evaluate how well the incentive plan supports a well-aligned compensation plan and   how the plan aligns the employees’ efforts to the organization’s mission and objectives.
  4. Explain how this plan helps with the supervision, retention, and recruitment of employees.
  5. Determine which of the following you feel would be the most valid format for performance appraisal to use with this incentive plan—standard ranking, paired-comparison ranking, standard rating scales, behaviorally-anchored rating scales, Management by Objectives or essay.

Justify your responses with reasons and examples.  Cite scholarly sources.

To complete this assignment, submit a 3–5 page report in Word format.  Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.

Employment Law, Compensation and Policy

In a globalized workplace, many companies actively seek to move their base of operations and manufacturing plants to cities and countries with a low-cost labor force. What steps, if any, can workers take, either within a union or outside of a union, to protect their jobs and prevent companies from offshoring their positions and responsibilities? Offer an example of workers who have prevented their companies from offshoring their positions and explain the strengths and weaknesses of their approach.

Raise Negotiation

For this Critical Thinking Assignment, you are negotiating with your supervisor for a raise and also to work four days per week at 12 hour days. To begin this assignment, answer the following questions (see below). You can use your current income and schedule as the “opponents” BATNA. After you have thoroughly answered the questions, prepare a one- to two-page summary of your findings. How would you gain power in this situation since the supervisor would have legitimate power?

  1. What issues are most important to you? (List 5 in order of importance)
  2. What is your BATNA? Reservation Price? Target?
  3. What are your sources of power?
  4. What issues are most important to your opponent? (List 5 in order of importance)
  5. What is your opponent’s BATNA? Reservation Price? Target?
  6. What are your opponent’s sources of power?
  7. What is your opening move/first strategy? Other important information?

Please submit both the question responses and your summary in the same document. The paper should total 4 pages

Quality of Work/Life Initiatives

Lifestyle benefits or quality of work-life (QWL) issues are very important for achieving a competitive edge in efforts to attract and retain top talent. These benefits are a prominent feature of organizations consistently earning a place on various “Best Place to Work” listings.

The workforce is clearly diverse, and there are many features of HR policies designed to capture the needs of a diverse workforce. The full range of work-life balance programs is meant to extend to all members of the workforce without any preference to age, gender, or family status. The competitive advantage of these programs is seen in recruitment, retention, and worker productivity.

Using the Argosy University online library, the Internet and other resources for research, locate and explain a specific QWL benefit program of interest to you. Address the following questions in your response giving examples and rationale in support:

  • What are the main features of the program?
  • How might an organization formally assess whether the implementation of any of these QWL initiatives has been effective?
  • What was the most important or noticeable outcome resulting from the implementation of the benefits initiatives? In particular, are there specific pay model outcomes the organization might aim to impact through the use of QWL programs? In what way?

The MPBS Compensation Plan

The assignment:

MPBS has requested your assistance in developing a new and comprehensive compensation plan that will meet the company’s needs in both their domestic operations and their international operations.  MPBS management has asked you to review their current plan and prepare a report describing the new plan.

You have asked MPBS to describe the most important criteria they would like to see in the new plan and they have indicated they would like to have a compensation program that will:

  • Help align organizational efforts to the company’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Recognize, reward and stimulate good and excellent performance.
  • Be considered fair and equitable by as many company personnel as it is realistic to expect.
  • Withstand legal challenges.
  • Be cost effective.
  • Address the diverse needs of the scientific, administrative, sales, management, and technical staff.

MPBS recognizes that they have taken a very haphazard approach to employee benefits and have asked you to ignore the benefits they now provide as you develop a new employee benefits package for the company.  Your consulting team has met and worked up the framework of the report that should be submitted.  In addition to employee benefits, it must provide for annual adjustments to base pay, whether salary or hourly wage, and a pay for performance plan.   MPBS management has asked you to design the total compensation plan that will cover all employees located within the United States in detail first, then follow that detailed plan with recommendations on how it should differ for employees living and working in Germany and in Japan.

Your report should include the following:

  1. The core of the benefits package [e.g., insurance, paid time off (PTO), and retirement programs].
  2. Lifestyle benefits with appropriate summary details on each of these benefits.
  3. Classification of the percentage of the total compensation budget that should be allocated for the benefits plan.
  4. Annual adjustments to individual base pay.  Be specific.  Determine the extent (if any) to which adjustments to base pay should be tied to seniority, cost-of-living, or performance, or a specified combination of these.  Indicate any difference in guidelines for adjustments that should differ for specific occupational groups and/or geographical locations.
  5. Short-term and long-term incentive, or pay-for-performance plans, including whether the incentives should be based on individual, team/group, or organization-wide performance.
  6. Compare any differences that should be made for employees living and working in Germany and in Japan.
  7. Provide rationale for how well your plan meets the most important criteria MPBS provided you in the beginning of the assignment.
  8. Distinguish how your plan will motivate employees to best align themselves to MPBS’s goals.  Briefly describe the motivational theories that support your reasoning and tie the theories to the different parts of your plan.
  9. Evaluate how the components of the recommended compensation plan shape a consistent message to employees and summarize the message the plan conveys.

To complete this assignment, you must submit a 6 page paper that addresses the twelve elements of the task as numbered above and provide reasons for your recommendations.

The paper must be submitted as a Word document and it must follow APA style guidelines.

As you prepare for this assignment, you should research typical United States, Japanese, and German approaches to compensation using your textbook, the Argosy University online library, and the Internet. Consider arguments for and against each of the three countries’ approaches to compensation.  Research the trends and issues affecting the global workforce. As you conduct your research, make note of the recent trends affecting the three approaches and the factors which might be causing each country’s approach to change.

Human resource management Assignment

Question One:

Describe one element of the status of unions from the readings such as the diversity of union members, targets for new members, whether unions are gaining or declining in membership or geographic concentrations of unions. Explain if the element you selected has changed over the recent past and if so, share your thoughts on what you feel has fueled the change.

 

Question Two:  Application

The CEO of HHS asks you, the Chief of Human Resources, to assess the vulnerability of the organization for unionization of its employees. Think about the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats for unionization and include in your report, what you see as some of the categories you would be sure include. Consider why employees join unions for guidance as you assess the situation.

Leadership Development and Recruitment Plan

Your supervisor has asked you to make some recommendations regarding the leadership skills necessary to successfully work through the merger at Banks. You have been asked to develop a standardized method of personnel selection for their hiring needs. This plan will be used in all of the company’s operations, both domestic and foreign, as there are more open positions that will need to be filled quickly. It must support the company’s goal of obtaining competitive advantage through talent management and acquisition.

Additionally, one of your first hiring needs involves recruiting electronics engineers with a BS degree and one year of experience in a manufacturing environment. The engineers will work a 12-month contract in China, after training in Centervale for a two-week period. The candidates should be suitable for the company’s current operations in Centervale and the subsidiary in China, as they will spend time at both locations. Skills in English and Chinese are preferred; however, English is required.

Your goal is to identify the most qualified candidates for the job while keeping in mind the unique nature of work environments that require overseas travel.

Write a 12 – 15 page report to your supervisor that will include the development of a recruitment plan. Reference any cultural and legal differences as well as challenges that are likely to arise. Cite at least 6 scholarly references, including direct reference to applicable laws and relevant studies. Address the following questions in your report using correct APA formatting.

Part 1 Development of the Recruitment Plan

  • Describe your  personnel selection system
  • Describe the implementation of the selection system at multiple locations
  • Evaluate interpersonal issues such as cultural differences
  • Describe  the considerations made for varying employment laws
  • Describe Expatriation and repatriation strategies and services that will be offered to this group of engineers

Part 2 Leadership Skills 

  • What leadership skills are most important to those working directly with the Chinese subsidiary?
  • Develop a performance evaluation system for those identified as having leadership potential.
  • Explain how to develop underperformers and keep top performers motivated in a multicultural environment.

Employee Training and Career Development Paper

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper addressing the following:

  • Explain the role of training in an organization’s development.
  • Describe different employee development methods and their benefits.
  • Analyze the relationship between employee development and organizational development.
  • Describe the role of human resource management in career development.
  • Reflect on your personal career development. Where do you see your career in 5 years? How can your company or your future company assist you with your career development? Will your company’s career development opportunities be sufficient for your needs?

Use at least two scholarly sources and format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Diversity and Avoiding Conflict

Diversity and Avoiding Conflict

Navigate to the Riordan Manufacturing Web site. Open the Operations tab, then click

Communications to read memos and e-mails regarding the green plan and the green team. Open the Human Resources tab to read team members’ human resources (HR) files.

Describe, in no more than 700 words, how a project leader would identify, address, and mitigate conflicts that may arise from differences among team members.

Write an executive summary of no more than 700 words in which you summarize strategies a project leader may use to promote success while maintaining a positive and respectful relationship with team members.

Format your report consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Case Study—Jobs that Literally Make People Sick

Read the case under HR Oops! (in Chapter 4 of your textbook). Use the Argosy University online library for additional research, and do the following in a Word document:

  • In 1–2 paragraphs, summarize the case and your research that relates to the case.
    • What would be the consequences to an employer of having highly demanding jobs with low security, unfair pay, and little control? Explain and justify your answer.
    • How could fish-processing plants like the one described here improve jobs so they can fill vacant positions profitably? Explain and justify your answer
    • Based on your research, explain at least three HR trends and practices that might help the organization analyze work, design jobs, and job flow. Explain and justify your answer.In 2–3 pages, answer the following:

      Apply the current APA guidelines to your work and use at least three resources in your response.

The importance of Diversity in the Workplace

Essay 7pages and 5 sources about The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

The Importance of Diversity in the Workplace

Introduction to Diversity 

  • Fact that grabs audience attention: A recent research article from Stanford Graduate School of Business’s knowledge base discusses the impact of diversity on work-group performance. “In a recent article disentangling what researchers have learned over the past 50 years, Magaret A. Neale finds that diversity across dimensions, such as functional expertise, education, or personality, can increase performance by enhancing creativity or group problem-solving. In contrast, more visible diversity, such as race, gender, or age, can have negative effects on a group—at least initially.”

Current state of issue/problem/topic 

  • Topic/claim sentence: What is diversity examples of it and why is it important?
  • Evidence that supports/explains the claim: Impact of diversity in the workplace.
  • Analysis that support and explains: Why is diversity beneficial to a business?

The need for a solution or course of action 

  • Topic/claim: Identify the major stumbling blocks to communication across cultures
  • Evidence that supports/explains the claim: What are the legal risks?
  • Analysis: Managing Diversity, in the workplace
  • Possible solution: Proving diversity training to all employees.

Conclusion 

  • What might happen now?
  • Is a solution likely?
  • What’s the future of the issue?

Assignment 3: Organizational Assessment

Scenario

As the human resources (HR) manager for a public organization, you are conducting a New Hire Orientation session for all new employees. As research for your orientation, you are writing a report about the functions of the organization, its strengths and weaknesses, and its mission, vision, goals, and objectives.

Instructions

  1. Choose a public organization, such as Target, McDonalds, Apple, etc., as the basis for this assignment. Be sure to choose an organization where the information needed to complete this assignment is publicly available and is easily accessible.
  2. Using research from at least three sources, develop a report that accomplishes the following tasks:
    • Identify the company’s mission statement, vision statement, goals, objectives, and tactical plans.
    • Explain how each of the four functions of management impacts the organization’s goals and objectives.
    • Discuss the ethical implications of the organization’s policies and strategies with respect to market expansion, human capital management, and the environment.
    • Conduct an internal and external assessment of the organization:
      • Identify the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats using SWOT analysis.
      • Illustrate the organization’s product portfolio using a BCG Matrix.
      • Analyze the internal and external environments using environmental scanning. Assess the organizational structure; the relationships and interactions among employees, management, and shareholders; market competitors; as well as the industry, national, and macro environments.

Support your responses using scholarly research from the Argosy University online library resources.

Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner. Your response should demonstrate ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Write a 5–7-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Training

Provide an overview of the organization for which you are to develop the training. The overview should include, at a minimum, the organization’s mission, vision, management structure, corporate culture, geographic location(s), community involvement, and experience in providing training and development activities. 2.      Specify the task(s) for which the training is being developed. Analyze the most significant elements or steps for performing each task and examine the importance the task(s) to the organization’s overall mission. 3.      Describe at least five (5) characteristics of the intended audience for the training. For example, describe the number of potential learners, type of learners, reading levels, gender, ages, culture, language(s) they use, and attitude toward learning. Evaluate the intended audience’s level of familiarity with technology overall. 4.      Assess the degree to which the members of your intended audience are self-directed in their learning overall. Suggest the manner in which their self-directedness—or lack thereof—may affect the likelihood that they would successfully compete the training. 5.      Select the theoretical basis for the planned training (i.e., andragogy or one of the other theoretical models on adult learning). Provide a rationale for your selection. 6.      Propose at least two (2) strategies to incorporate key aspect of the selected theoretical model into the design and delivery of the planned training.
7.      Use at least five (5) reputable Websites and scholarly articles for this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

HR Performance Issues and Motivation

HR Performance Issues and Motivation

The relationship between the organization and its members can be greatly influenced by what motivates individuals to work. The style of leadership, job design, resources on the job, and environment can all have a significant effect on the satisfaction of employees and their performance. Performance is also influenced by individual motivations (e.g., social, recognition, financial reward, personal growth and development, and/or intrinsic satisfaction) and can equally impact the organization. There are many theories that attempt to explain the nature of motivation. Write a four- to five-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages) evaluating the relationship between motivation, job satisfaction, and work performance. Be sure to address the following:

  1. Describe a performance issue which resulted from a motivational problem (what, why, who).
  2. Use a content theory of motivation (e.g., Maslow, Alderfer, Herzberg, or McClelland) or a process theory (i.e., Adams, Locke, or Heider and Kelley) to explain how the issue creates a performance problem for the organization.
  3. Use the theory of motivation you selected to describe an intervention/action to change the motivation/behavior and correct the performance problem.

Your paper must use a minimum of three scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook. Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center..

Human Resource Planning

Assignment 2: LASA 1—Human Resource Planning

Writing Assignment

Review Juanita’s World Parts 1-5 and write a 5-7 page paper. Pretend you are Juanita and develop a human resource plan to share with your boss. Develop a scenario which analyzes and summarizes the current situation for the employer. You are to create details that make this scenario more realistic and support your response to the issues and questions presented below.

Your paper should include the following:

  • Evaluate the cultural issues that need to be addressed
  • Analyze the ethical considerations that apply
  • Describe the organization’s current hiring needs and projected hiring needs for the coming year
  • Develop a recruitment plan for fulfilling the company’s current and future hiring needs
  • Explain the plan the company should follow to manage employee performance
  • Identify at least 4 laws or regulations that apply to the company. Explain the actions Juanita’s company has to take to ensure they are conforming to the requirements of these identified laws and regulations.
  • Provide a recommendation for the organization on how they can motivate employees while adhering to the legal and regulatory requirement and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

Write a 5 to 7-page paper in Word format. Use at least three resources to justify your responses. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M3_A2. doc.

By Wednesday, July 1, 2015, deliver your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Market Competitiveness – Pay System

Market Competitiveness

Compose a three-to-five page paper (not including the title and reference pages). Your paper should be written in a scholarly third-person tone; it should be in APA format. Your essay should address the following:

  1. Evaluate the concept of market competitiveness in relation to an organization’s pay system, particularly when it is unable to offer its employees market competitive salaries due to a lack of financial resources.
  2. Propose at least three alternative approaches for organizations which have limited financial resources.
  3. Identify at least three specific steps that could be taken to minimize the impact implementing these alternative approaches could have on the firm’s success. Justify why these steps would be the most appropriate in this situation.

Recruitment

Review the job listings at a multinational organization. You may choose from the organizations from Week Two. Write a 1,050- to 1,200-word paper in which you address the following:

  • Outline the recruitment strategies the organization uses.
  • Explain how the organization classifies their job opportunities and what assumptions may be made about the classifications.
  • Using the information from your text and the organization’s website, determine how the following factors assist in deciding the optimal mix of home and host country employees:
    • The type of international assignment
    • The culture and language preparedness of the employee
    • The length of the assignment
    • The host and home country recruitment and selection practices
    • Staff availability and skill set
  • Compare the benefits offered with your personal expectations. Discuss compensation, relocation, repatriation, living standards, family considerations, and safety.
  • Identify information on expatriate programs from the listing and organization website. Based on the information, recommend additional components to include. Determine how each component strategically benefits the organization and its employees.

Format your paper consistent with APA

 

 

Jobs That Literally Make People Sick

Jobs That Literally Make People Sick

While effective human resource manage ment aims to create motivating jobs, poor leadership coupled with difficult circumstances can result in jobs that are so unpleasant that workers’ mental health begins to suffer. Researchers at the Australian National University analyzed data about working conditions and mental health in more than 7,000 adults over a seven-year period. They found that the mental health of workers in the worst of these jobs was no better than—and sometimes worse than—the mental health of unemployed adults.

The job characteristics that were mostly strongly associated with mental health were the job’s complexity and demands, job security, the perceived fairness of pay, and control over the job (for example, ability to decide how to perform tasks). In highly demanding jobs with low security, unfair pay, and little control, workers experienced declining mental health. Unemployment also had an impact on mental health, but it was not as severe.

People differ in what kinds of work they consider unbearable, but many would have that attitude toward working in an Alabama fish-processing plant. The rooms have to be kept cold, and they are wet as well. Some people would likely object to smelling fish all day long. Workers stand for at least 10 hours a day, making repetitive cuts. For all this, they earn minimum wage and limited benefits. In spite of these conditions, employers were able until recently to fill these positions with immigrant workers. But after Alabama passed a law requiring police to question individuals who they believe could be in the United States illegally, many of those workers left the state. Employers report difficulty filling jobs such as these with U.S. workers.

Questions

1.   What would be the consequences to an employer of having highly demanding jobs with low security, unfair pay, and little control?

2.   How could fish-processing plants like the one described here improve jobs so they can fill vacant positions profitably?

SOURCES: Elizabeth Dwoskin, “Do You Want This Job?” Bloomberg Businessweek, November 14, 2011, pp. 70–78; Stephen Long, “Bad Job Worse for Your Mental State than No Job at All,” PM, June 9, 2011, http://www.abc.net.au/pm/; “When a Job Is So Bad It Hurts,” The Wall Street Journal, March 29, 2011, http://blogs.wsj.com; Matt McMillen, “For Mental Health, Bad Job Worse than No Job,” Health, March 14, 2011, http://www.cnn.com.

Benefits of a Diverse Workforce

Assignment 2: Benefits of a Diverse Workforce

Communication is of utmost importance in diverse teams. How a manager approaches a situation can determine the future direction of teamwork and ultimately the level of success achieved. When communicating with diverse teams, whether verbally, via e-mail, or in writing, managers need to consider the potential reactions as well as the intention of the message.

Review the scenario you read in M2: Assignment 1 and the discussion of possible HR actions. Based on the review, develop a 3 memo to the project teams addressing the following:

  • Remind both managers and employees of the benefits of a culturally diverse workgroup.
  • Make recommendations on how to avoid scheduling issues due to the religious observance.
  • Explain how you arrived at your decision using relevant academic references.
  • Justify your suggestions by using empirical evidence and reference to any applicable laws.

Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention:

Organization Policies Regarding Social Media

The subject of technology, particularly social media, is controversial to say the least. What are your thoughts about technology/social media in your organization or one you have worked in before? Were people united about what social media should be used for professionally/personally? What policies existed? Were there opposing viewpoints? Explain.

 

 

Jones, G. R. (2013). Organizational theory, design, and change (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

 

Effectively managing HR

Unit 3 DB Question

It is important for management to understand the organizational vision and ensure the employees do as well. It is also important for managers to understand HR and HR policies. We discussed FMLA in our chat and managers must be clear about notification and communication. If an employee does not complete the paper work and is granted an approval they are not entitled to FMLA. The mere fact that you have a serious family illness does not automatically mean you are approved for FMLA; there is a process, documentation and subsequent approval prior to any lawsuits. There are also rules in regards to length of service and working for the company for the required time period. Also FMLA is applicable to employers with over 50 employees.

 

What are some other areas that must be considered while effectively managing your workforce?

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

USED YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE

 

The Professional Development Project builds upon the Learning Journal entries that you have made each week, but asks that you pull together your information into a polished paper or presentation.

Within this project, you must address the following:

  • Reflections on your education. What have you learned during your time in the program, and how will it help you achieve your personal and professional goals?
  • A critical assessment of your knowledge of the field of criminal justice. In which aspects of the field do you think your knowledge is the strongest? Where do you feel you could benefit from more education?
  • A plan for the future, including at least 5 short-term (6 months to a year) and 5 long-term (5 years) goals.
  • Specific details regarding the steps you need to take to achieve your goals.

You can submit the project in one of two formats. You may use a PowerPoint presentation (eight slides minimum). In this format, while you can use bullets in your paper to enumerate your points, be sure to provide sufficient detail to clearly address all aspects of the Assignment.

Develop a Change Management Plan

Write a paper that specifically addresses your leadership strategy. You should address the following questions:

  1. How will you lead the change brought on by the reorganization?
  2. How will you lead the supervisors within your department?
  3. What challenges do you expect to encounter as you lead a highly diversified department?

Support your paper with a minimum of two (2) resources, which may include your required text(s). In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Assess Methods for Proper External Recruitment

For this assignment, write an analysis of the most important factors regarding external recruiting within the modern workplace. Evaluate at least five external methods for attracting external candidates available to an organization. Assess the advantages and disadvantages of the five external methods that you selected. Analyze the future challenges of the five that you selected including the implications for HRM and the organization. Support your response with current research and specific examples where appropriate.

Support your paper with a minimum of three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages

Critique Arbitration Practices

You are the human resources manager of a 2,500-employee company that produces fluorescent light fixtures in a continuous motion process.
In this activity, you will write a paper in which you will critique arbitration practices based on the review of the following case and responses to the questions posed after the case study.

Case: Ora J. Berkley v. Dillard’s Inc 6.2 page 153 (Moran text).

Support your paper with a minimum of two (2) resources, which may include your required text(s). In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 3-5 pages not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Assignment : Employee Incentives

For this assignment, you are to use the text, the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet to research the use of incentives in motivating employees.  Find an organization with a form of incentive you consider highly motivating.  Find an organization within your current industry or an industry where you would like to be employed in the future. Submit a report in which you describe, analyze and evaluate the incentive plan of your chosen company.  Include the following in your report:

Description of company, industry and incentive plan.

Distinguish why you think this particular plan is highly motivating and explain how it stimulates employee productivity.  Connect the plan to one or more models of motivation.

Evaluate how well the incentive plan supports a well-aligned compensation plan and   how the plan aligns the employees’ efforts to the organization’s mission and objectives.

Explain how this plan helps with the supervision, retention, and recruitment of employees.

Determine which of the following you feel would be the most valid format for performance appraisal to use with this incentive plan—standard ranking, paired-comparison ranking, standard rating scales, behaviorally-anchored rating scales, Management by Objectives or essay.

Justify your responses with reasons and examples.  Cite scholarly sources.

To complete this assignment, submit a 3–5 page report in Word format.  Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.

Performance Appraisal

Assignment 1: Performance Appraisal

In exhibit 11.10 in your text titled “An Evaluation of Performance Appraisal Formats,” the author indicates that Management by Objectives (MBO) is not suited to merit income decisions because it is difficult to compare one workers’ success with other workers.  However MBO is given the highest rating on validity and avoiding rating errors by supervisors.   It is also given the highest rating on value for employee development.

Others argue that when the supervisor does a good job of identifying the objectives to be accomplished, and when the degree of goal accomplishment is properly recognized, there is no better system than MBO for measuring performance and awarding merit pay differentials.  They also argue that MBO is the best system for aligning the efforts of all employees or organizational units to the common purpose of successfully achieving the organization’s mission and objectives.

Review the advantages and disadvantages of the ranking, standard rating scales, behaviorally-anchored rating scales, essay and Management by Objective formats of performance appraisal.  In addition, consider the list of common errors in the appraisal process.

Deduce which one of the listed performance appraisal formats you would prefer to have used when a supervisor is evaluating your performance as an employee.  In addition, discuss which performance appraisal format you would prefer to use as a supervisor responsible for the productivity of a group of employees to evaluate your employees’ performance.  Write your initial response in 3-4 paragraphs in which you identify the format you prefer for each situation and explain why that is the one you would prefer.

International Human Resource Management

Identify at least two articles that examine the role IHRM plays in leading change. In a three- to five-page paper, use your research to address the following points. In your paper:

  • Describe how MedPharm’s change was implemented (based on the Chapter 11 opening case reading).
  • Present suggestions on how to overcome the slow progress and the resistance faced by MedPharm.
  • Identify and discuss the issues that HR should be prepared to address when planning and implementing change in a global context.
  • Present recommendations for how to increase acceptance of change.

Submit your three- to five-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite at least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

Memo for a Union Organizing Campaign

 

Human Resources Paper

You have been hired by XYZ as a consultant. They are currently facing a union organizing campaign. You have been asked to write a briefing memo for senior management. Your memo must address:

a. What are the basic differences, from the employer’s viewpoint, in operating in a union-free environment vs. a unionized environment?

b. What are management representatives permitted to say and do during the campaign? What, if any, actions or statements are prohibited?

 

In responding, you must use three references. They should be from a scholarly journal or credible news source from within the past three years.

Human Resources Code of Ethics

You are the assistant director of human resources. Janice Marshall has asked you to review the Code of Ethics to determine if John has violated its provisions. You are to prepare a paper that addresses the following.

  1. Evaluate International Widgets’ Code of Ethics at the conclusion of the You Decide scenario. Are there any provisions which would prohibit John’s behavior? Please explain.
  2. In addition to a possible ethics violation, are there other legal avenues that International Widgets could pursue against John or its competitor? Review your textbook and library references to assist you in answering these questions.
  3. Is John in a fiduciary relationship with International Widgets? Why or why not? Is he an agent of International Widgets? Identify the duties and responsibilities of an agent and whether or not John is fulfilling those obligations. Review your textbook and library references to assist you in answering these questions.
  4. What action should Gloria take involving John?

Compensation and Benefits Paper

A research paper, addressing an area related to compensation and benefits should be constructed in MS Word. The paper should be 5-7 (double-spaced) pages long, excluding pages associated with title pages or bibliography. In other words the body of the paper should be 5-7 pages (1 inch margins – 12 pt. font – Times New Roman or Arial). The paper should be documented using an APA documentation style and should be double-spaced and include at least six sources in addition to the text of the course. The work should address a contemporary, important aspect of the concepts you are learning. A review of the text’s Table of Contents should give you some ideas for topics from which to choose. The purpose of the research paper is to expose the student to concepts in the real context of compensation and benefits. The student’s topic choice should be presented to the instructor for approval via your course e-mail no later than the end of week 3.
The paper should not simply be a review printed material. It should go further and integrate research information from outside sources with the information discussed in your textbook. The focus should be on synthesizing and reporting the research information with topics studied in your text. Remember that what you say is not as credible as what others have said. The most important parts of a research paper are the parts that reference what others say. The larger profession brings greater credibility to your paper through referencing the work of others; however, to show that you understand the material presented, at least 50% of what is written must be your original work and words.
Today, employers and employees are faced with multiple challenges when designing and administering benefits and compensation packages. Those challenges include, but are not limited to, balancing employee life/work issues while maintaining long term organizational sustainability and profitability. As an example, employers are, in ever increasing numbers, opting for benefit packages with defined contributions rather than defined benefits. Articles found on Web pages may be used, however, web articles are not as credible as peer-reviewed journal articles and should not represent the majority of outside sources used.
Learning resources to help students succeed academically are available through the Limestone College Library. Library resources for Distance Learners will be most helpful in providing you with up-to-date and peer reviewed sources for your selected subject. It can be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet. There is also a web-link in your course for APA style. It is located under the Tutoring Services tab.
The HR 303 Compensation and Benefits Paper is due at the end of Week 7: Papers will be submitted to turnitin.com by the professor to check for originality of the work. Remember, at least 50% of the material submitted must be the student’s original work-that means your own words. Submit your paper to the appropriate dropbox. Those papers submitted late will have 10 points deducted for each day they are late and after one week will be graded zero.
Academic Integrity Policy
Limestone College holds its students to high standards of academic integrity and will not tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation, or deception. Such acts of intellectual dishonesty include, but are not limited to submitting another’s work as one’s own, facilitating other students’ acts of academic dishonesty, using Internet sources without citation, or any other form of plagiarism.

Management Function in a Climate of Uncertainty

Assignment : Examine the Management Function in a Climate of Uncertainty

One of the most difficult components of effective management and leadership is uncertainty. Uncertainty exists everywhere in an organization. Each of the four functions of

 

management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) is affected by uncertainties that lie within an organization and its operations. However, many uncertainties that affect an

 

organization are external to the organization itself. These cannot always be controlled, but they must be planned for when possible, and adapted to when planning is not possible.

 

This final week contains a culmination of the concepts introduced throughout the course and is designed to help you think about future challenges involved in management.

 

Review previous resources as needed to prepare for your Signature Assignment.

 

 

Activity Resources:

 

 

 

No Activity Resource available.

 

 

 

Activity Description:

 

 

 

In a paper, discuss the following points:

 

1. Present an overall description of what management entails and how it is properly implemented in today’s fast paced business environment.

 

2. Describe and give examples of how the challenges managers face in today’s world are characterized by uncertainty, ambiguity, and sudden changes or

 

threats from the environment.

 

3. Describe the skills that are important for managers to have to be successful under these existing conditions.

 

4. Illustrate the qualities that are important to managers today to function under these conditions.

 

5. Relate the issues above to a scenario and assessment of yourself as a manager in 5 years. Include a vision of the organization you will be in and the role

 

you would like to play. Also include a discussion of steps you need to take to strengthen your skills to be successful in your desired managerial role.

 

Support your paper with minimum of five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older

Overseas Assignments, Acquisitions and Integration

Assignment 2: LASA 1: Overseas Assignments, Acquisitions and Integration

BANKS Industries is a manufacturing company located in Centervale. A U.S.-based organization, BANKS’s major product line is electronics components. BANKS has just over 200 employees at their main plant in Centervale, but has recently acquired a new subsidiary in China. This acquisition adds close to 100 employees and their expertise in a new line of personal computing devices. BANKS expects these devices to give them a competitive advantage in their market.

BANKS started out as a family-owned organization that has a relatively flat organizational structure. After 15 years of being in business, BANKS continues to be family-owned and has acquired several small companies in the U.S. The acquisition of the Chinese company, which has now been renamed BANKS Components, is the first acquisition outside U.S. borders.

At this point, the acquisition is official and the company is in the process of taking over the operations of the plant in China. All employees have been retained, although turnover and some expansion are anticipated in the near future. Employees in both locations are feeling uneasy regarding potential changes, and some reorganization is going to be necessary. During the acquisition, some key employees of the Chinese company left the organization out of fear that their positions would be eliminated. This has left some upper management and director-level positions vacant, adding to the challenges that BANKS is currently facing.

As the HR manager, you report directly to the owner-president of BANKS Industries. You have a relatively small staff working under you, leaving you to make the majority of the HR recommendations and decisions on your own. You have been charged with identifying some of the challenges and issues in this new endeavor, making recommendations for action, working with employees, and several other tasks related to the acquisition.

Overseas Assignments, Acquisition & Integration

Consider the challenges of posting U.S. employees to overseas locations. You will develop a 25 – 30 slide presentation to make recommendations on the HR-related challenges. The PowerPoint presentation should include a title slide as well as a slide with references in APA format. A minimum of five scholarly references should be used, which may include direct reference to relevant laws and research. Be brief and professional on your slides, but use the notes feature to go into more detail regarding the topics. Consider your audience, so be sure that your text and background has enough contrast, that you limit animations and other distractions, and use graphs and tables where appropriate. Address the following in your presentation:

  • Identify and explain anticipated challenges and at least three common reasons why overseas assignments might fail.
  • Propose solutions for each of the reasons you identified.
  • Recommend special training for the employees going to China to increase their chance of success, including your justification for your recommendations citing scholarly references.
  • Determine how to select and train the acquired employees. Will you need to terminate some employees and hire replacements?
  • Identify challenges of integrating employees and issues which might create conflict.
  • Prepare the selection, retention, and separation plans.
  • Develop the new organization infrastructure; that is, the organizational chart
  • Address the different employment laws in each country

Ethical Issues Associated With the Human Service Professional

As a human service professional, there are times when you may need to deal with an ethical issue.

Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation using information gained from this current course and past courses to describe at least three ethical issues that a human service professional may face. Include the following:

  • The potential impact on the family setting due to the intervention
  • The potential impact of both the human services professional and the client within the school setting

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Performance appraisal and Evaluation

Scenario: You are the Human Resources Specialist whose function within the company is to design and conduct performance appraisals of the different employees. However, recently, there has been concern that the appraisals being conducted are not a true objective measure of the employee, and as such, bonus determination is being adversely affected on some of the employees.

Appraisals of an employees’ job performance are used to provide feedback to the employee as to how well or poorly they are conducting their job requirements. Sometimes, appraisals can be used to determine if the person in the position is properly qualified to complete the tasks and assignments of the position.

Research 2 to 3 Fortune 500 companies and their performance appraisal policies: (800-1000) WORDS

  1. Identify at least 2 different types of evaluation techniques utilized by companies and identify the purpose of or measure of each technique.
  2. Describe whether the techniques identified  measure employee performance in a subjective manner, and if not, why you have come to that conclusion.

Security Monitoring Tools (Huffman Trucking)

CMGT 442 Week 3 Individual Assignment Security Monitoring Tools (Huffman Trucking)

CMGT 442 Week 3 Individual Assignment Security Monitoring Tools (Huffman Trucking),

 

Prepare a 3- to 5-page paper describing the security monitoring

 

activities that should be conducted in an organization with both

 

internal IT (payroll, human resources, inventory, general ledger, and

 

so on) and e-commerce (Internet sales and marketing) applications.

 

The paper will include the rationale supporting each monitoringactivity you propose and any recommended course of action to be

 

taken when a significant risk is identified.,

Employee Selection Criteria

Assignment 2: Employee Selection Criteria

Submit your response to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Your response should be at least three pages in length.

Eastern Financial Company recently experienced a corporate restructuring. Because some new jobs were added and some old jobs eliminated, many job responsibilities changed. HR hired an Organizational Development (OD) consultant, Joe, to help moderate the various changes in the corporate structure.

Because of the restructuring, the selection criteria used in the past needed to be updated. Joe recommended additional selection measures and planned to conduct some validation studies of the old and new selection criteria. Depending on the results of these validation studies, he recommended eliminating or revising some of the selection methods used.

How would Joe determine the base rate of successful employees at the company?

Based on your view of predictive validity, how do you think Joe would demonstrate that the old and new selection criteria at Eastern Financial Company predict job performance after the corporate restructuring? What steps would Joe need to take to do this?

Based on your view of concurrent validity, when would it be useful to study the concurrent validity of a measure? Should Joe try to demonstrate concurrent validity?

When restructuring, what does Joe need to keep in mind in order to avoid charges of discrimination when employees are settled into new positions?

Leadership Exploration Project – Sources of Power and Influence

Leadership Exploration Project – Sources of Power and Influence

Describe where the sources of power and influence exist within the Google organization. What do you need to do to have access to them? Explain the major factors that lead to obtaining the benefits of power and influence. Describe what one can do to increase one’s own share of that power.

Your submitted assignment should be 3-4 pages and include correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Be sure to cite your sources per APA formatting

Performance Management

Assignment 3: Performance Management

Assignment 3: Performance Management

Imagine that you are the HR manager for a retail store. Your store sells clothing, shoes, handbags, linens, etc. The company recently had its worst quarter, and you want to improve employee performance through sales of the merchandise and through offering excellent customer service. The employees are less motivated, due to the recent negative media attention the company has been getting about its earnings. You want to implement a new performance management system, modify the employees’ current behavior, and link compensation directly to performance.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

1.Create a job description for a retail sales associate. Create an organizational behavior modification (OBM) plan to define a set of three (3) key behaviors that are necessary for job performance.

2.Determine two (2) ways that an HR manager would measure whether prospective employees exhibit the key job performance behaviors. Propose two (2) methods that an HR manager can use to inform employees of the new performance standards.

3.As the HR manager, create a plan with two (2) methods of providing feedback to employees. Include the frequency with which the feedback would be provided. Propose two (2) actions that company leaders should take to reinforce positive employee behaviors.

4.As the HR manager, determine three (3) benefits the organization would gain if it adopts a management by objects (MBO) approach in which the employees’ goals are aligned with the organization’s goals. Provide two (2) reasons why it is important to align pay with performance.

5.Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

•Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

•Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Internal and External Impacts

In this module you examined globalization and environmental changes and trends. You also learned that leaders need to stay current on both internal and external forces that impact organization in order to successfully lead/manage change. Therefore, in this discussion assignment, you will investigate how cultural diversity, technology, and communication play a role in impacting the organizational change.

Case Analysis/Scenario

Analyze the following situation:

Mary has worked for Bob for two years. About 6 months ago, Bob asked Mary out to dinner. They had a good time together and agreed that they had some real interests in common outside of work. The pair dated for two months. Mary initially liked Bob, but he was beginning to get annoying. He called her all the time, was very pushy about her seeing him, and wanted to control all aspects of her life; both at work and at home. Mary decided to call it off. When she told Bob that she did not want to see him personally anymore, he went crazy on her. He told her she would be sorry and that he would see to it that she regretted it.

Bob began to make life miserable for Mary at work. She suddenly started to get poor performance evaluations after two years of exemplary reviews. Even the managers above Bob were beginning to make comments about her poor attitude. Mary decided it was time to act. She was worried she would be fired, all because Bob wanted her to continue to date him. She loved her job and knew she did quality work. She made an appointment with the HR manager.

Using the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, review the two basic types of sexual harassment (quid pro quo and hostile work environment) and assess the type of sexual harassment Mary is experiencing.

Evaluate the obligations of the HR manager once Mary reports her concerns. If the HR manager investigates and finds Mary is telling the truth, what should s/he do to handle the situation so that the company is not found complicit by the EEOC if further complaint is made?

Analyze the likelihood that Bob would be found guilty of sexually harassing Mary. If found in Mary’s favor, what options does the HR manager have to remedy the situation?

Original and quality work only. Cite sources using apa format.

Design a Pay for Performance Incentive Awards Program

You are the Vice President of Human Resources and have been given six months to design and implement a Pay-for-Performance Incentive Reward Program for all employees, including senior management. Design and support your program knowing that it must seem fair and equitable to all employees and should provide proper motivation to achieve organizational goals. Also indicate what rewards will be given for what specific performance outcomes.

You may assume any other details that you wish, such as type of work performed, level of employees receiving payouts, varying payouts by organizational, unit or individual performance, but they must be defined within the paper. To begin this assignment, it may help to think of a hypothetical company or industry to provide a setting for your target audience. You should include the following in your program:

  1. Levels of employees and how they are categorized.
  2. Goals/expectations for each level.
  3. Specific awards offered for each goal/expectation, whether monetary or other.
  4. Incentives for reporting behaviors such as sexual harassment and other threatening issues.
  5. Steps HR plans to take to maintain equity and fairness.
  6. Manner in which HR will work with employees who feel the program is unfair or otherwise unsuitable for their professional and personal needs.

Along with your paper, provide a 1-2 page handout that visually displays your program to entice excitement and interest from all levels of employees. Your handout may be provided in a PowerPoint, Publisher or any other format that gives a detailed visual of your written program.

Support your paper with a minimum of three (3) resources, which may include your required text. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages plus 1-2 page handout, but not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where appropriate.

Identify the Elements of Globalization to Determine Their Impact on the HR Function

What does the literature suggest regarding the impact that globalization is having on the HR function specifically? You will now have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the global future by writing a paper focusing on of the major elements of globalization.

Conduct research to locate at least two (2) scholarly sources regarding globalization and its effect on human resource management specifically. Write a comprehensive paper on the following topic:

  • The core competencies of a Global Human Resources specialist are critical to the success of a global organization. (Be sure to provide specific examples of what these core competencies consist of and how they are applied in a global versus a domestic setting.)

Support your paper with a minimum of four (4) resources, which may include your required text. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 6-8 pages not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

HR in the Global Environment

Analyze Key Elements of a Work System

You completed a communications and training initiative for an online university where the vast majority of employees are virtual. The same context will be used to complete this assignment. In a paper, identify and outline the key elements of High Performance Work Systems (HPWS) for an online university setting. In your analysis, answer the following and be sure to provide specific examples where applicable:

  1. Would it be possible to properly implement HPWS in an online institution of higher education?
  2. If your answer is yes, how would you implement HPWS as an HR team leader?
  3. What are the barriers to implementation if your answer to the question is no? What recommendation would you provide in this instance?

Support your paper with a minimum of three (3) resources, which may include your required text. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 4-6 pages not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards

Benefits of a Diverse Workforce

Communication is of utmost importance in diverse teams. How a manager approaches a situation can determine the future direction of teamwork and ultimately the level of success achieved. When communicating with diverse teams, whether verbally, via e-mail, or in writing, managers need to consider the potential reactions as well as the intention of the message.

Review the scenario you read in M2: Assignment 1 and the discussion of possible HR actions. Based on the review, develop a 3-4 page memo to the project teams addressing the following:

 

  • Remind both managers and employees of the benefits of a culturally diverse workgroup.
  • Make recommendations on how to avoid scheduling issues due to the religious observance.
  • Explain how you arrived at your decision using relevant academic references.
  • Justify your suggestions by using empirical evidence and reference to any applicable laws.

 

Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: Last nameFirst Initial_M2_A2.doc.

Conflict Resolution and HR

Working with teams that extend beyond national boundaries can be challenging. Different norms, work styles, values, and laws need to be taken into consideration to succeed. Communication is imperative as is sensitivity to the needs of all parties.

Review the scenario you read in M1: Assignment 3.

Imagine you are partnering with a progressive Middle Eastern country. In this country, there is very little separation between a worker’s religious beliefs, family, and work. Your team is on a strict deadline, and bonuses are at stake. The local employees take a midday break for two hours for prayers every day. Friday is a religious holiday, and so they do not work from 3:00 p.m. on Thursday until 8:00 a.m. on Monday. The project is due on Monday morning, and the other employees are resentful for having to work overtime.

Respond to the following:

  • What could HR do to ensure a harmonious work environment?
  • What challenges does a manager face in this situation?
  • What approach should a manager take to ensure cooperation rather than resistance?
  • What role does communication play in this scenario?

Performance Standards

Assignment Details

To provide employees a proper understanding of what their job tasks and requirements are, the manager and company as a whole needs to fully understand the specifics of what is required of the position. This leads to a better job description.

Research a company’s job or position wanted posting and provide the following:

  1. List at least 3 elements of the job which would provide areas within the job description.
  2. Define at least 1 of the job specifications or qualifications required to apply and fill the position.
  3. Based on your identification of the elements and qualifications provide an opinion as to whether the company has conducted a proper analysis of the particular job they are seeking to fill and whether they would be able to gather a pool of qualified applicants.

Deliverable Length:  800 to 1,000 words

Assignment Objectives

Classify the specific methods for which job analysis, design, description, and specification are completed

Stages of Team Building

3 paragraphs longs

Review the Assignments for this course, accessed by clicking on the “Assignment” tab at the top of your screen, and then selecting each Unit# – Assignment, reviewing the description, type, and deliverables. Explain your proposed approach for conducting research necessary to develop quality deliverables and explain how the information gleaned will support your career development in management. Please review the approach proposed by other students, providing objective feedback on opportunities for improvement.

Consider the following:

  • Assume your role in management, and discuss the scenario with your fellow managers.
  • Spend some time discussing your position and feelings, including opinions, hurt feelings, problems caused in your group, etc.
  • Discuss the model that Bruce Tuckman designed decades ago that is still considered a major work and is used today.
  • Use the Library to review the Tuckman model and decide what phase you are in and the reasons for your conclusion.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board

Recruiting Strategy and a Recruiting Guide

HRM 594 Week 4 Tanglewood Paper Case 3

Objective

 

Recruiting is the first stage in which organizational plans for staffing come into contact with the labor market for employees. Before making any new recruiting effort, an organization needs to carefully consider the methods available and balance out the costs of each method with the organization’s needs.

 

Part 3 provides an opportunity to see how staffing managers develop plans for recruiting efforts. You will develop a recruiting strategy and a recruiting guide for the store associate job. The case also demonstrates how you can use organizational data to determine what the best methods for recruiting are. Finally, you will have an opportunity to develop various forms of recruiting messages that will encourage individuals to apply for jobs as sales associates at Tanglewood.

 

Assignment Specifics

 

Analyze the information from the recruiting data and prepare a report showing the results of the analysis for your director.

 

Start by developing a recruitment guide like that shown in Exhibit 5.3 in the textbook. Note that the current situation differs from the example provided in the book because there is no specific timeline for hiring; this is a continuous recruiting effort because even as positions are being filled, new positions are becoming available. It is also different because Tanglewood does not have a specific list of minimal educational requirements as qualifications. Describe the best “targets” for your recruiting efforts by considering the job and organizational context. Evaluate the various methods of recruiting in terms of whether they seem more like “open” or “targeted” recruiting, using the information in the book to help you make this decision. If some methods seem more “targeted,” whom do you think they target? For each division use the data tables provided in Appendix B to estimate how each method fares in terms of yields and costs. Provide a one-page summary of the essential results of the various data tables you have been provided. Northern Oregon has suggested that the other divisions of the company use a policy of using kiosks and staffing agencies rather than using the more “touchy-feely” method of relying on referrals. Does this division have a point? What would the effect of other regions increasing their use of external hiring be? Tanglewood’s top management is highly committed to improving customer service quality, and proposes that simply finding the cheapest way to hire is not sufficient. Besides costs and retention, what other measures of employee performance would be good “bottom line” metrics for the quality of a recruiting method? How might the managerial focus groups’ concerns fit with these alternative considerations? The question of realism in the recruitment policy has been raised in focus groups. Write one paragraph proposals for targeted, realistic, and branded recruiting messages for Tanglewood’s customer store associate positions. What are the traditional arguments for and against using realistic recruiting policies?

 

Characteristics Necessary for an Effective Manager.

HSM 220 week 1 CheckPoint Characteristics of a Knowledge and Value-Centered

HSM 220 week 1 CheckPoint Characteristics of a Knowledge and Value-Centered

 

Make a list of 10 characteristics necessary for an effective manager.

 

Explain, in 200 to 300 words, how each characteristic adds value to the organization.

 

Classify each characteristic as knowledge- or value-centered.

Environmental Factors that Help Organizations Achieve Optimal Function

HSM 220 Week 2 Check Point Environmental Factors

HSM 220 Week 2 CheckPoint Environmental Factors

 

Summarize, in 200 to 300 words, the four external environmental factors and six internal environmental factors that help organizations achieve optimal function.

 

Include in your response the factors that you feel are most important to the success of a human service organization.

Management Structures

HSM 220 Week 3 CheckPoint Management Structures

HSM 220 Week 3 CheckPoint Management Structures

 

You manage a counseling center that services victims of domestic abuse. Your organization is happy to have you on board and trusts your decisions. Due to an increase in demand for services in your area, your center will be increasing the number of employees by 100%. Your employer asks you to participate in an expansion plan. Your task is to research possible organizational structures that best suit the needs of your clients and your organization.

 

 

 

Identify, in 200 to 300 words, the advantages and disadvantages of each of the following organizational structures:

 

Departmentalization

 

Matrix organizations

 

The project team

 

The collegial model

 

Determine how each structure affects day-to-day operations.

Designing a Reward System

HSM 220 Week 4 Assignment Designing a Reward System

HSM 220 Week 4 Assignment Designing a Reward System

 

Create an employee reward system for a human service organization.

 

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in APA format detailing the methods of determining what aspects of the work should be monitored and rewarded.

 

Include how you will address the nine major factors of motivation on p. 131.

 

Indicate how you will ensure that

 

basic needs are met.

 

competitive benefits are offered.

 

benefits are equally distributed.

 

employees are treated as individuals.

 

Identify specific benefits and incentives that will be offered to employees.

 

Include charts and diagrams, if appropriate, and a detailed explanation of the criteria used to design the reward system.

 

Cite a minimum of three resources from the University Library.

 

Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.

Providing Job Skills to High School Dropouts

HSM 220 Week 9 Final Project Scenario Solution

HSM 220 Week 9 Final Project Scenario Solution

 

 

 

Resources: Appendix A and the graded versions of your completed assignments from Week Six

 

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in APA format detailing how a human service organization focused on providing job skills to high school dropouts would address the following:

 

Statement of opportunity

 

Impact of organizational structure

 

Community and environmental factors

 

Human resources and budget

 

Use feedback and content from previous assignments to assist you in addressing the scenario presented in Appendix A.

 

Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.

Developing a Performance Appraisal

HSM 220 Week 8 Assignment Developing a Performance Appraisal

HSM 220 Week 8 Assignment Developing a Performance Appraisal

 

All organizations utilize some sort of system that periodically reviews the performance of every staff member. As the director of human resources, you are responsible for developing such a system.

 

 

 

Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum

 

Determine the elements that should be present in an appraisal system using a discussion thread in the Main forum.

 

Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper in APA format that details an original performance appraisal system for a human service organization. Address the following:

 

 

 

What is the purpose of a performance appraisal system and how does it benefit the organization?

 

Outline the elements of good appraisal systems.

 

Determine the criteria for each element that should be present in an appraisal system.

 

 

 

Cite at least two sources.

 

Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.

Personnel Profile Plan

HSM 220 Week 7 CheckPoint Personnel Profile Plan

HSM 220 Week 7 CheckPoint Personnel Profile Plan

 

 

 

Discuss, in 200 to 300 words, the four steps an organization should take to change its personality profile. What should the organization consider before developing such a plan?

Integrated Information Management

HSM 220 Week 5 CheckPoint Integrated Information Management

HSM 220 Week 5 CheckPoint Integrated Information Management

 

 

 

Post a 200- to 300-word response describing the function and importance of the four external and six internal considerations for developing an integrated information management system for a human service organization

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

HSM 220 Week 4 CheckPoint Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

HSM 220 Week 4 CheckPoint Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

 

Post a 200- to 300-word response that identifies similarities and differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Provide five short examples for both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation as they apply to an organizational setting.

The Role of Policy on Employment & Retirement

The Role of Policy on Employment & Retirement

Throughout Chapter 6 in The New Politics of Old Age Policy, reference is made to legislation enacted over time that has influenced employment and retirement of older adults.

 

Write a 2-3 page paper that identifies at least two pieces of legislation* that have affected (negatively or positively) the employment or retirement of older adults and discuss how the legislation has impacted these events.

 

*Legislation refers to an act or amendment to an act.

 

Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.

 

The Role of Policy on Employment & Retirement

The Role of Policy on Employment & Retirement

Throughout Chapter 6 in The New Politics of Old Age Policy, reference is made to legislation enacted over time that has influenced employment and retirement of older adults.
 
Write a 2-3 page paper that identifies at least two pieces of legislation* that have affected (negatively or positively) the employment or retirement of older adults and discuss how the legislation has impacted these events.
 
*Legislation refers to an act or amendment to an act.
 
Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.
 

Compensation Plan and Compensation Policies

Assignment 1: Developing a Compensation Plan

In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to apply concepts in a situation emphasizing alignment of external competitiveness with the organization’s ongoing recruitment efforts.

XYZ, a construction company, has recently obtained a large project that requires them to hire 15 experienced welders in Casper, Wyoming.  Casper has very few welders locally so XYZ needs to recruit welders who will relocate to Wyoming for the duration of the project.

XYZ is not familiar with compensation methods for welders and is unsure how to design a compensation plan that will be attractive to welders.

Determine the problems XYZ might encounter in developing a competitive compensation plan that will attract welders to work for their company in Casper.  Propose how XYZ should begin the process of establishing a competitive compensation plan for welders and the techniques and data collection methods they should use to develop an effective compensation plan for the welders.

Write your initial response in 3-4 paragraphs

Assignment 2: Compensation Policies LASA (CO 1, 2)

Assume you are leading a team of consultants hired by MPBS to help develop their total compensation plan.  MPBS wants to implement a compensation plan to support their business strategy. Your team has completed the preliminary review of the organization, including discussions with management, and compiled initial information about MPBS.  That information is detailed in the team report.

MPBS views their mission statement as the driver behind the alignment of policies, purposes and objectives of all operating units in the entire organization.   Your first task is to help the human resources department create a compensation mission statement as the first step in designing their compensation plan.  You are to consider the various factors affecting mission statements and objectives and then:

Recommend a specific compensation mission statement and the specific objectives of the MPBS compensation system that aligns the compensation plan to the company’s mission and strategy.  Provide a rationale to support your mission statement and objectives.

Your second task is to overcome the past reluctance of top management at MPBS to have anyone put much effort into administrative detail.  They have generally opted for a quick and easy approach to policy and practice.  You should plan to educate the top management group regarding the need for more sophisticated and detailed approaches to compensation.  To do so, you must include answers to the following questions that were posed by the new HR manager.  Justify your responses using scholarly sources.

What are the relevant markets that each of MPBS’s major occupational groups should be compared to?

Should MPBS lead, match, or follow competitors? Why?

How will decisions on external competitiveness help MPBS align compensation policies with mission and strategy?

Why is it important and is it worth the effort and cost for MPBS to bother with specifying pay grades and pay ranges?

If pay grades are used, is it better to have few or more grades?

How should the ranges vary by job type and level?

How much overlap should be built into the grade ranges?

In what ways might the plan MPBS develops and the related compensation policies impact job performance?

To complete this assignment, write a 5–6 page report in Word format and provide rationale and scholarly support.   Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.

External and Internal Factors Affecting Management of Employees

Assignment 3: External and Internal Factors

 

International teams can be difficult to coordinate. In order to successfully utilize international teams of employees, managers must consider variables that include everything from technical challenges, such as communication methods and time differences to complex issues such as communication style, language barriers, and cultural differences.

 

Imagine you work for a US-based firm and are partnering with a team of workers stationed in a progressive Middle Eastern country. The team’s purpose is to develop a modern marketing campaign for a financial services customer. Their goals include completing the campaign design on time, satisfying the customer, and integrating the expertise represented by employees in each country to deliver a quality product to the client. The team is on a strict deadline and reputations and bonuses are at stake.

In this country, there is very little separation between a workers religious beliefs, family, and work. Your team is on a strict deadline, and bonuses are at stake. The local employees take a midday break for two hours for prayers every day. Friday is a religious holiday, which begins at sundown on Thursday and continues through Friday. Saturday is considered a regular day off and they do work on Sunday. The project is due on Monday morning, and the other employees are resentful for having to work overtime.

 

 

Using your textbook and the Argosy University online library resources, examine the key mechanisms of global integration and their implications for an organization and its HRM practices. Do the following:

 

  • List the company’s precise goals and objectives in relation to this project. (You may make assumptions based on the general goals stated for the team.)
  • Identify internal (organizational) and external factors impacting each goal or objective.

 

Organize your analysis in a matrix as follows:

 

Goals / Objectives Internal Factors External Factors
1.    
2.    
3.    
4.    

 

Present the matrix in a 3-5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources and support your ideas using current research and references to best practices. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.

leadership vs. management

Leadership vs. Management

Write a three to four page paper (not including the title and references pages) that:

  • Defines leadership and management.
  • Defends or criticizes the view that leadership and management are different concepts.
  • Gives specific examples that support your position.
  • Discusses the implications of your general leadership views.

In addition to the requirements above, your paper:

  • Must be double-spaced and 12 point font
  • Must be formatted according to APA style
  • Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement
  • Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph
  • Must reference at least two scholarly resources
  • Must include a reference page written in APA format

 

Human Service Worker Competencies Response Paper

Read Justice Scalia’s dissent in Jaffee v. Redmond (available at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/95-266.ZD.html) (Social Work and Law Ch. 5 Instructor resource)

Write a 700 -  1,050-word paper rebutting the justice’s concerns about the competencies of human service workers. Provide quality supporting sources to illustrate the value that human service workers provide the criminal justice system.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Human Resources Management

Type of service: Writing from scratch
Work type: Research paper
Deadline: 22 Jun, 11:13 PM (9d 1h)
Academic level: College (3-4 years: Junior, Senior)
Subject or discipline: Human Resources Management (HRM)
Title: Writer’s choice
Number of sources: 5
Provide digital sources used: No
Paper format: MLA
# of pages: 19
Spacing: Double spaced
# of words: 5225
# of slides: ppt icon 0
Paper details:
– I want a research paper about MLR management in small organization.
it should be 19.

– Attached is the proposal for the research to give you an idea & you have not to be restricted to it. It’s to narrow, I need more ideas & more depth.

– At least 5 sources should be listed

– please at the first page don’t leave a space for Name
Instructor
Class
Date

– Whatever part you finish with please send it.

If there is any questions feel free to ask me

Ethics

No plagiarism please, original work only, will be checked
A co-worker says to you that he is feeling a lot of stress at work. Describe stress and recommend at least three stress reducing strategies a person can use to reduce stress in the workplace. What strategy have you found to work the best to reduce stress in your work-life?
200 words

Distinguish between legal and employee rights.

Your response should be at least 300 words in length.

Employees have certain legal rights such as the right to be paid a minimum wage and to have a workplace free of sexual harassment. Should employees have rights that are not specified in the law or in an employment contract? Provide examples from your own experience to support your position.
300 words

International Human Resource Management

Find an article focusing on national culture and the impact it has on policies, procedures, and practices of international firms. Develop a three- to four-page article analysis including an abstract. Use the outline below in presenting your overview and analysis:

  • Introduction: Introduce the main topics of the article and analysis.
  • Major Thesis: Within this section, identify the author’s primary reason(s) for writing the article.
  • Supporting Arguments: Within this section, outline the article’s main arguments/points.
  • Article Summary: Within this section, you will describe the conclusions of the article and the contributions it makes to the field.
  • Analysis: This section should include your analysis. This includes your analysis of the article’s strong and weak points, your rationale for determining the strong and weak points of the article, and the methodological shortcomings and strengths of the article (i.e., whether and why it is a strong or weak piece of academic research).
  • Application: Within this final section, you will need to discuss the relevancy of the article to specific HR practices and its practical application. This may include practices of which you are aware in your own work environment or any organization with which you are familiar. Use examples or personal experience to support your discussion.
  • Conclusion: Summarize your analysis and findings.

Submit your three- to four-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite the article in addition to the text.

History of U.S. Labor Legislation

BUS 372 Employee & Labor Relations

Employers have a long history of using their power to abuse employees. Past employer practices have led to bloody conflicts. Over time, the development of Federal regulations has helped ease the tense employee/employer relationship.
Create a timeline of all the significant labor legislation passed in the 20th century using Word’s Table feature. Next to the name of each law, place a column with the year it was passed, and then another column, in your own words, provide a description of what the law covered. If the law was amended by another law, make an additional column and explain why and how it amended the previous law.
Remember to comply with APA, 6th edition guidelines as delineated in the Ashford University Writing Center and in the Originality Matters section of the course.  You must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text.

HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Learning Team Reflection

HRM/531

Discuss the work you completed for your client this week. Your discussion should include the principles and strategies that apply to your business and those that can apply to each member’s business.

Prepare a 350- to 1,050-word paper detailing the findings of your discussion.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Learning Team Reflection

HRM/531

Discuss the work you completed for your client this week. Your discussion should include the principles and strategies that apply to your business and those that can apply to each member’s business.

Prepare a 350- to 1,050-word paper detailing the findings of your discussion.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

MSC Human Resource Management

PART 1
PORTFOLIO MILESTONE (25 points of the final Portfolio grade)
Option #1 Portfolio Milestone: Outline Prepare an outline of your plan project and submit it to your instructor for review. Please use APA format and include a two- to three-sentence description of each section. Although you will not earn points in Week 2 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 2. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.
Option #2 Portfolio Milestone: Interviewee Selection and Question Preparation Submit the name and a brief biography of the individual you are going to interview to your instructor for approval. Also include a minimum of 15 questions you will ask in your interview to your instructor for review/approval. The questions need to be able to elicit answers from the HR professional that will ultimately uncover the current alignment of the HR department with the organizational goals, Although you will not earn points in Week 2 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 2. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details. Note: Any documentation resulting from personal interviews by CSU-Global students are for the sole purposes of fulfilling a course assignment and will not be used as part of a larger study, published, or distributed outside of the course environment.
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PART 2
PORTFOLIO MILESTONE (75 points of the final Portfolio grade)
Portfolio #1 Milestone: Annotated Bibliography A solid foundation of research will support the theoretical base and practical applications of your strategic plan. Prepare an annotated bibliography of the 10 or more sources you have selected. Submit the completed document to your instructor for review. Although you will not earn points in Week 4 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 4. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.
Portfolio #2 Milestone: Interview Using the 15 questions you developed in prior modules, conduct your interview with your selected HR professional. Submit the questions and answers to your instructor for review. Make sure you gained all of the information you will need to complete your final analysis and evaluation paper. Although you will not earn points in Week 4 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 4. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details. Note: Any documentation resulting from personal interviews by CSU-Global students are for the sole purposes of fulfilling a course assignment and will not be used as part of a larger study, published, or distributed outside of the course environment.

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PART 3
PORTFOLIO MILESTONE (50 points of the final Portfolio grade)
Portfolio #1 Milestone: Purpose Statement Most of us are aware of the term “purpose statement” but are unsure of its real meaning within an organization. It is a statement describing the organization’s purpose, or the reason for its existence. The purpose of an organization reflects a desired position in the marketplace. It should accurately answer to the questions below. The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. • Who are we? • What do we do? • For whom do we do this? • How do we know when we are getting it done? The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. The most effective purpose statements are short, concise, and direct. A good purpose statement is between 2-3 sentences. Answer the four questions above and create a purpose statement for your HR department. Submit the answers to the four questions and the purpose statement to your instructor for review. NOTE: At this stage, you will need to name your company and decide the service they provide or products they manufacture. Although you will not earn points in Week 5 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 5. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.
Portfolio #2 Milestone: Purpose Statement Most of us are aware of the term “purpose statement” but are unsure of its real meaning within an organization. It is a statement describing the organization’s purpose, or the reason for its existence. The purpose of an organization reflects a desired position in the marketplace. It should accurately answer to the questions below. The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. • Who are we? • What do we do? • For whom do we do this? • How do we know when we are getting it done? The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. The most effective purpose statements are short, concise, and direct. A good purpose statement is between 2-3 sentences. Review the purpose statement given to you by the interviewee and analyze the strength of the statement based on your findings from the interview. Submit your analysis to your instructor for review. Recommended length of analysis is 250-300 words. Although you will not earn points in Week 5 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 5. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.
PART 4
Module 8: Portfolio Project
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Portfolio Project (350 Points)
Important! Read First
Choose one of the following two assignments to complete as your final Portfolio Project for the course. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.
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Portfolio Project #1: Human Resources Strategic Plan
Portfolio Project #1 provides data from a hypothetical organization.
You will create a strategic plan that aligns the human resources (HR) function with the organization’s mission, vision, and objectives. The overall scope of the Portfolio Project is to create a “Shared Services” structure for HR that will be housed at the organization’s corporate offices.
Milestone Deliverables due Weeks 2, 4 and 5
Week 2: Portfolio Milestone: Outline (25 points of the final Portfolio grade)
Prepare an outline of your plan project and submit it to your instructor for review. Please use APA format and include a two- to three-sentence description of each section.
Week 4: Portfolio Milestone: Annotated Bibliography (75 points of the final Portfolio grade)
A solid foundation of research will support the theoretical base and practical applications of your strategic plan. Prepare an annotated bibliography of the 10 or more sources you have selected. Submit the completed document to your instructor for review.
Week 5: Portfolio Milestone: Purpose Statement (50 points of the final Portfolio grade)
Most of us are aware of the term “purpose statement” but are unsure of its real meaning within an organization. It is a statement describing the organization’s purpose, or the reason for its existence. The purpose of an organization reflects a desired position in the marketplace. It should accurately answer to the questions below. The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers.
• Who are we?
• What do we do?
• For whom do we do this?
• How do we know when we are getting it done?
The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. The most effective purpose statements are short, concise, and direct. A good purpose statement is between 2–3 sentences.
Answer the four questions above and create a purpose statement for your HR department. Submit the answers to the four questions and the purpose statement to your instructor for review.
NOTE: At this stage, you will need to name your company and decide the service they provide or products they manufacture.
For all Portfolio Milestone assignments: Although you will not earn points the weeks you submit these deliverables, they are required components of the Portfolio Project and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit these assignments as required by the end of the weeks they are due. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.
Final Deliverable due Week 8
Required Topics – Be sure to cover the following:
• Strategic Contribution,
• Personal Credibility,
• HR Delivery Metrics,
• Key Performance Measurements (KPM),
• Action Plan for each functional area,
• HR mission statement,
• HR vision statement and objectives.
Your strategic plan should include:
• Title Page
• Table of Contents
• Executive Summary
• Body of your plan
• Conclusion
• Reference Page
• Appendix (optional)
Submission requirements:
• Ten pages minimum (not including the title page, table of contents, reference page or appendix) will be needed to complete the project.
• Support your analysis and recommendations with 5 credible sources documented in accordance with the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.

Portfolio Project #2: Human Resources Interview and Strategic Alignment
Portfolio Project #2 will be a “mirror image” of Portfolio Project #1. You will select and interview a human resources (HR) professional in a leadership position within his/her company.
The individual you select must be in a generalist leadership position (Manager, Director or VP). Please note: selecting a specialist (Training Manager or Benefits Specialist) will limit your ability to gain a clear understanding of the HR department as a whole. (With your instructor’s approval, you may use a specialist.)
You will conduct a one-on-one interview to secure the information needed to write a paper analyzing and evaluating the “strategic alignment” of the HR department to the organization’s vision, mission and goals.
Unlike in Portfolio Project #1, you will not create a strategic plan. You will secure the needed information through your one-on-one interview.
Milestone Deliverables due Weeks 2, 4 and 5
Week 2: Portfolio Milestone: Interviewee Selection and Question Preparation (25 points of the final Portfolio grade)
Submit the name and a brief biography of the individual you are going to interview to your instructor for approval. Also include a minimum of 15 questions you will ask in your interview to your instructor for review/approval. The questions need to be able to elicit answers from the HR professional that will ultimately uncover the current alignment of the HR department with the organizational goals,
Although you will not earn points in Week 2 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 2. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.
Week 4: Portfolio Milestone: Interview (75 points of the final Portfolio grade)
Using the 15 questions you developed in prior modules, conduct your interview with your selected HR professional. Submit the questions and answers to your instructor for review. Make sure you gained all of the information you will need to complete your final analysis and evaluation paper.
Week 5: Portfolio Milestone: Purpose Statement (50 points of the final Portfolio grade)
Most of us are aware of the term “purpose statement” but are unsure of its real meaning within an organization. It is a statement describing the organization’s purpose, or the reason for its existence. The purpose of an organization reflects a desired position in the marketplace. It should accurately answer to the questions below. The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers.
• Who are we?
• What do we do?
• For whom do we do this?
• How do we know when we are getting it done?
The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. The most effective purpose statements are short, concise, and direct. A good purpose statement is between 2–3 sentences.
Review the purpose statement given to you by the interviewee and analyze the strength of the statement based on your findings from the interview. Submit your analysis to your instructor for review. Recommended length of analysis is 250-300 words.
For all Portfolio Milestone assignments: Although you will not earn points the weeks you submit these deliverables, they are required components of the Portfolio Project and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit these assignments as required by the end of the weeks they are due. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.
Final Deliverable due Week 8
Required Topics – Be sure to cover the following:
• Strategic Contribution,
• Personal Credibility,
• HR Delivery Metrics,
• Key Performance Measurements (KPM),
• Action Plan for each functional area,
• HR mission statement,
• HR vision statement and objectives.
Your analysis and evaluation paper should include:
• Title Page
• Executive Summary
• Analysis and evaluation of alignment
• Conclusion
• Reference Page
• Appendix (optional)
Submission requirements:
• Ten pages minimum (not including the title page, table of contents, reference page or appendix) will be needed to complete the project.
• Support your analysis and recommendations with 5 credible sources documented in accordance with the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.
Note: Any documentation resulting from personal interviews by CSU-Global students are for the sole purposes of fulfilling a course assignment and will not be used as part of a larger study, published, or distributed outside of the course environment.
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Data from hypothetical organization::
HRM400
Portfolio Project
Organizational Profile for Project Option #1
Organizational Statement and Overview: We are only as good as our teams.
Organizational HR functions have been known to create barriers and extra work for
employees, preventing them from achieving organizational goals. We need to be
consistent on how each of our area HR functions meets the needs of the employees and
achieve HR and organizational goals.
While we are a very successful organization, HR operates in a decentralized fashion.
Currently, most HR related decisions are being made at the area level. This means that
HR practices and employment issues vary among areas. This can impede our ability to
respond effectively to new issues or carry out innovative employment relations strategies
that are in the best interests of the organization.
Each area will have one single HR representative who will be the face of HR in the field.
The HR Relationship Manager (Title for field representative.) will have access to the
specialized services needed. One of the primary reasons for developing a more
centralized HR function is to make sure that high quality, consistency and efficiency are
the norm across all areas.
Specialized services include: Recruitment & Selection (Module 3), Performance
Management (Module 4) Training & Development (Module 5), Compensation & Benefits
(Module 6), Employee / Labor Relations (Module 7), and Health, Safety & Security
(Module 8).
Corporate Vision: To become a world class company, the standard by which others are
measured.
Corporate Mission: Design and deliver the highest quality IT solutions utilized by 75%
of the market while maintaining a 98% customer satisfaction rating.
Corporate Goals:
1- Increase shareholder value.
2- Increase profits
3- Increase customer satisfaction
4- Increase employee satisfaction.
5- Out compete our competition.
6- Focus on a more targeted segment within our industry
7- Positively shape the regulatory and policy environment to allow for innovation
and build our brands reputation.
8- Deliver a more differentiated motivating brand proposition.
HR Guidance for you to build upon:
HR Purpose Statement: You will create one. (Referred to by some as the
department mission statement.)
HR Goals (Create three additional goals. Make sure they support the organizational
goals.)
1. Create a centralized human resources function located at our corporate offices
that identifies and supports individual needs and their use of locally assigned
human resources contact.
2. Minimizing the inconsistencies that currently exist in HR policies and practices
across areas and implementing practice, process and structural changes that will
ensure the consistent application of best practices in the human resources
function enterprise-wide.
3. Eliminating unnecessary duplication of processes and services in the HR
function.
4. Ensure that HR personnel receive the training and experience they need to
develop their expertise and cultivate opportunities for career advancement in the
HR field.
5. Improve communications and information sharing among all areas to ensure
consistent application of the HR function.

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Human Resource Development

DUE by Friday APA FORMAT 1-2 Pages 6/12/15 By 11pm New York Time Please use at least 2 of The Links and or resources in Citations and Reference List

 Assignment:  

Post a brief description of two funding sources you compared in the Application Assignment this week. Then explain how they are similar and different, noting the strengths, limitations, and challenges of each. Finally, describe at least one conclusion you drew or insight you gained about funding sources as a result of your comparison.

Learning Resources

This portion of the page contains the Learning Resources for this Assignments Development, Citations and In-Text referencing. USE THEM PLEASE.
Readings

Media

Actual Citation: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2009). Resource development: Funding sources. Baltimore: Author. YOUTUBE LINK TO RESOURCE: http://youtu.be/URrYkwDURCQ

Domestic and Global HR Assignment

Human resource professionals come from all walks of life. They may have backgrounds in business, industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology, human resource management, or in some cases, an unrelated field. As professionals, we use our training and knowledge to develop our roles in the realm of human resources. This assignment allows you to reflect on the type of HR manager you are or would like to be.
Evans, Pucik, & Bjorkman (2010) discuss the three faces of human resource management:

  • The builder, who gets the basic foundations in place and has administrative duties
  • The change partner, who facilitates organizational realignment as technologies, competition, and strategies change at the corporate level
  • The navigator, who steers through all the changes and anticipates changes before they happen

Assess yourself as an HR manager according to this framework. Reflect on your personal strengths and weakness in each of the three aspects. Give reasons and examples in support.

Write your initial response in 3-5 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Recognizing Employee Contributions

You are the HR manager of a relatively new retail company that has both retail stores and Internet sales.  Your company is steadily growing in revenue and profitability. The company realizes that in order to retain the solid, highly productive workforce it currently has in place, it is important to enhance the base compensation and benefits package offered to the employees. The company currently offers a basic compensation program and only federally mandated benefits. Employee surveys suggest the compensation and benefits program may be out of date. Employees are beginning to consider leaving the organization.

Write a six (6)  page paper in which you:

  1. Propose two (2) methods an HR professional could use to determine incentive pay. Specify the principal manner in which the proposed methods take into consideration individual, group, and company performance. Justify your response.
  2. Examine the core legal requirements affecting employee benefits in today’s competitive environment. Determine the legally mandated benefits that the company must currently offer to its employees.
  3. Recommend at least four (4) additional benefits that the organization should consider providing to its employees. Suggest at least three (3) important concepts that a company must consider when designing benefit plans. Provide a rationale for your response.
  4. Assess the efficiency of common techniques for effectively communicating compensation and benefit plans to employees. Support your answer.
  5. Suggest two (2) ethical risks of making incentive pay a large portion of employees’ total compensation. Propose two (2) recommendations for ways the company might mitigate or reduce these risks.
  6. Use at least four (4) quality academic (peer-reviewed) resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

****CLASS IS FOUNDATIONS OF HR MANAGEMENT********

 

********************* ABSOLUTELY NO PLAGIARISM THE PAPER IS FOR STRAYER UNIVERSITY AND WORK IS SUBMITTED THROUGH TURNITIN PLAGIARISM TESTING********************

deliberate strategies and emergent strategies

MGT450 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2

Discussion 1

What is the difference between deliberate strategies and emergent strategies? How might emergent help with a future strategic planning process? In your opinion, what are the potential consequences of ignoring emergent strategies? Support your answers with resources.

 

 

Discussion 2

Choose two international strategies, compare and contrast them and discuss why organizations may choose one strategy over another when expanding into the international market.

Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

Research Paper: The Research Paper must be a minimum of 4,800 words in length, but must not exceed 6,000 words. The paper requires a minimum of 10 different references. It will be typewritten, double-spaced, standard margins, and follow the APA style format.

No more than 15% of your entire document can be quoted.

You will be graded with the following criteria:

The essay incorporates at least three of the subtopics from the week’s readings and states how they relate to the supervision of police personnel.

Identified key issues and likely root causes.

Considered a wide array of possible solutions to address or resolve the identified issues.

Considered the ramifications of the proposed solutions and made sensible final recommendations.

Writing and grammar skills are appropriate to the graduate level.

Resources are completed and appropriately cited and references using APA Style

This is the book that he is referring to when he says subtopics from the week’s readings. Will you need for me to give you 3 subtitles and that way you can expound on it?

Supervision of Police Personnel 8th Edition (Nathan F. Iannone, Marvin D. Iannone, Jeff Bernstein)

Organizational Analysis

Assignment 1: Organizational Analysis- General Mills

Describe the organization, what it does, the customers it serves, and its size. Research the organization’s mission statement. Discuss the role HR will play (or does play) in fostering the organization’s mission statement. Assess the common HR challenges facing this organization (e.g., high turn-over, low wages, lack of skilled workers, etc.). Recommend an HR strategy you would implement to overcome the challenges assessed. Determine how effective your recommendation above will be to making the organization more competitive. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Explain the human resource management process, its role in supporting the overall organizational strategies, and the various functions involved in human resource management. Analyze business strategy to identify human resource requirements and formulate supporting HRM plans that can improve productivity and contribute to the firm’s competitiveness. Use technology and information resources to research issues in human resource management. Write clearly and concisely about human resource management using proper writing mechanics.

leadership development

The Assignment (3–5 pages):

The Assignment (3–5 pages): Complete a leadership development plan that includes the following: Section I Your current strengths and weaknesses as a leader Opportunities and threats to developing and further enhancing your leadership capacity as a change agent (e.g., social change) Justify your responses with specific examples. Section II Using the “Public Health Leadership Competency Framework,” developed by the National Public Health Leadership Network as a guide (refer to the article posted in the weekly Resources), describe a leadership plan to develop the following over the next 3–5 years. Include the following: Your core transformational competencies (visionary leadership, sense of mission, effective change agent) Political competencies (political processes, negotiation, ethics and power, marketing and education) Organizational competencies Team-building competencies Personality factors Crisis abilities Justify your rationale for your selections.

Motivational Theories and Factors

PSY 302 Week 2 Motivational Theories and Factors

Motivational Theories and Factors. To be effective, a company must learn to motivate its employees to efficiently meet the goals of the organization. Using what you know about motivation and the field of I/O psychology, respond to the following:

1. Propose at least three ways to motivate others in the workplace.

2. Create a strategy for enhancing your own motivation in the workplace.

3. Compare and contrast two motivational theories (found in Chapter 7 of your course text) of your choice. 4. Finally, discuss the pros and cons of using financial incentives in the workplace

Using Motivation to Improve Performance

Assignment: Using Motivation to Improve Performance

Motivation is a complex subject, but its understanding and application is central to the success of management and organizational success. Imagine that you have been tasked by the CEO of your organization (current or past) with recommending actions to improve the motivation of the organization’s employees. The CEO has requested that you prepare a talking paper explaining to management what motivation is, the factors that influence motivation, the role of the leader in motivation, and ways the organization can inspire motivation. The talking paper should not be a reiteration of motivation theory, but should provide succinct points that cover the key topics of motivation and provides a road map that management can implement to improve motivation within the organization. Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

For an explanation of a talking paper and tips to create a successful one, read the article titled “How to Write a Talking Points Paper”, located at http://www.ehow.com/how_8113844_write-talking-points-paper.html. Also, review the document titled “Talking Paper Instructions”.

In preparation for this assignment, review the following additional resources on motivation:

Resources:

“Creating a motivating work environment” (2 min 20 s), located at http://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Creating-motivating-work-environment/142957/155997-4.html?org=strayer.edu.

Berry, J. (2014). Revolutionizing motivation. Training Journal, 10-13. (Note: Available in the Strayer Library)

Write a two to four (2-4) page talking paper in which you:

Synthesize the concept of motivation, and examine the substantial reasons why motivation is difficult to understand.

Evaluate the potential effectiveness of the model positioning of motivation, and propose at least one (1) action that the organization can take in order to apply the concept.

Detail the feedback control loop, and suggest one (1) way that the organization can use the feedback control loop to determine whether management’s actions are motivating or demotivating.

Assess the manner in which leaders can influence employee motivation through goal setting, impression management, and encouragement.

Devise a plan to redesign a job of your choice within the organization, outlining the steps that the organization would need to take to redesign the job to encourage and develop motivation for employees.

Select one (1) theory of motivation from pages 185 to 206 in the textbook. Outline a plan to integrate the selected theory into the organization.

Recommend the key to success in implementing your plan of action to increase motivation within your chosen organization.

Use at least three (3) quality academic references in this assignment. You may include the resource(s) provided in the assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Analyze the relationship between the basic organizational behavior models of individual, group, and organizational processes, and the productivity of an organization.

Explain the variety of motivational theories and job design considerations.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in leadership and organizational behavior.

Write clearly and concisely about leadership and organizational behavior using proper writing mechanics.

1.Thoroughly synthesized the concept of motivation, and thoroughly examined the substantial reasons why motivation is difficult to understand.

2.Thoroughly evaluated the potential effectiveness of the model positioning of motivation, and thoroughly proposed at least one (1) action that the organization can take in order to apply the concept.

3.Thoroughly detailed the feedback control loop, and thoroughly suggested one (1) way that the organization can use the feedback control loop to determine whether management’s actions are motivating or demotivating.

4.Thoroughly assessed the manner in which leaders can influence employee motivation through goal setting, impression management, and encouragement.

5.Thoroughly devised a plan to redesign a job of your choice within the organization, outlining the steps that the   organization would need to take to redesign the job to encourage and develop motivation for employees.

6.Thoroughly selected one (1) theory of motivation from pages 185 to 206 in the textbook. Thoroughly outlined a plan to integrate the selected theory into the organization.

7.Thoroughly recommended the key to success in implementing your plan of action to increase motivation within your chosen organization.

Employee Satisfaction and Sick Days Taken: Pearson Correlation Report

Assignment :Employee Satisfaction and Sick Days Taken: Pearson Correlation Report

For this assignment, you will read a brief scenario, analyze two data sets, and conduct a Pearson correlation in Microsoft Excel. You will justify the results in a 10- to 12-page report following the directions below.

Background Scenario:

Company ABC has hired you to conduct an employee satisfaction survey. You have conducted the survey and received the satisfaction scores of twenty participants. Company ABC is asking that you work with human resources (HR) by obtaining a report on the number of sick days for the twenty employees who completed your employee satisfaction survey. You are to take both sets of data and conduct a Pearson correlation to determine whether there is a relationship between employee satisfaction and the number of sick days taken. Assume the survey and the sick days are being measured over a one-year time frame.

Click here to view the data.

Directions:

Using the data sets provided, conduct a Pearson correlation (in Microsoft Excel). In a 10- to 12-page report to company ABC, which includes the Microsoft Excel data results sheet, address the following:

  • Include an executive summary explaining your findings.
  • Summarize for the client what a Pearson correlation is and why it was chosen for this analysis. Discuss the validity and reliability of a Pearson correlation.
  • Explain the type of correlation you discovered, if any. State the specific correlation coefficient and be specific as to whether it was positive or negative. Also, indicate whether the results were significantly positive or negative.
  • Describe the results from your statistical analysis, indicating the relationship between employee satisfaction and sick days taken in a year.
  • Determine what other variables may have impacted this relationship and the scores of the employee satisfaction survey.
  • Justify what research, if any, supports your findings on satisfaction and sick days.
  • Include a copy of your Pearson correlation computations in Microsoft Excel.

Your final product will be in a Microsoft Word document of approximately 10 to 12 pages. Utilize four to five scholarly sources in your research. Your document should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Impact of Mexican Culture on Training

Impact of Mexican Culture on Training

Role: HRM professional and trainer (young American woman) for a multinational company in Mexico

Audience: Supervisors (traditional older Mexican men)

Task:  Responsible for the training and devlopment program on the technical chemical analysis processes of the companys’ workforce in Mexico

Assessment: Training provided several times, Training is thorough. Training sessions doesn’t appear to be effective

Assignment:

1.  Identify dimensions of culture that apply in this situation

2. Interpret factors that may be influencing the training effectiveness in this situation.

3. Develop a training strategy to overcome the challenges in this situation.

Note:  APA formatting. 3 double-spaced pages. 3 current references, see attached criteria sheet for further guidance.

Labor Relations in the Aviation and aerospace industries

I need answers those questions

Chapter 1

  1. Define self-help.
  2. Define craft union. Give one example in the airline industry.
  3. What is the main difference in collective bargaining between the federal government and private industry?

Chapter 2

  1. Define closed shop.
  2. Define strikebreaker.
  3. What was the Sherman Act designed to do?
  4. Define sympathy strike.

Chapter 3

  1. Define company union.
  2. Define right-to-work law.
  3. What was Congress’s intent in enacting the Taft-Hartley Act (Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947)?

Chapter 4

  1. Define bargaining unit under the RLA.
  2. During the time leading up to a certification election for aircraft sheet-metal at a southern California facility, management of a major aerospace manufacturer notifies the employees that if the union wins, the company will close the plant and move the work to its facility in Malaysia. This is an _____________ under Section ____ of the ___________ __________ Act. What resources are available?
  3. If a group of employees of an airline represented by a union becomes dissatisfied with the union’s representation and desires to decertify that union and either replace it with another or return to an unrepresented status, how do they go about it?
  4. After a union is certified to represent a group of airline employees, for how long will the NMB refuse to begin the process leading to an election to replace that union with another? Does it matter whether the union has negotiated a collective bargaining agreement with the airline?
  5. American Airlines is acquiring Ace Airlines, a regional carrier, and merging it into American. American’s aircraft mechanics are represented by a union and work under a collective bargaining agreement negotiated by that union. Ace’s aircraft mechanics are not represented by a union and have no contract. When Ace’s mechanics are merged in American’s workforce, what will happen to their representation status?

Chapter 5

  1. Define pattern bargaining.
  2. The existing collective bargaining agreement between an airline and the union representing its aircraft mechanics is open for renegotiation, and the airline has filed a Section 6 notice requesting a change in the pay scale. At the first negotiating session, the airline’s negotiator presents a proposal for a 15% reduction in the mechanics pay scale, stating “This is the best the company can do. I have no authority to negotiate this. Take it or leave it.” Is this legal? Why? If not, what can the union do about it?
  3. Under the RLA, if mediation fails, arbitration is:
  4. Optional
  5. Mandatory
  6. If either the airline or union rejects an offer of arbitration, are they free to resort to self-help?
  7. The existing collective bargaining agreement between a major aerospace manufacturer and the union representing its aircraft electricians is expiring in three months. The union wants to negotiate labor-protective provisions that would limit the company’s ability to close US plants and outsource work overseas, and the company wants the employees to agree to some wage concessions. What is the first step each must take to open negotiations and when? What if one of them misses the deadline?

Chapter 6

  1. Is it important for aerospace manufacturing management and union personnel to be aware of the NLRB rulings on the subject of unfair labor practices? Why?
  2. What did America West Airlines do during a union certification election that the NMB found to be a violation of the RLA’s prohibition against interfering with, influencing, or coercing employees in the election process?
  3. What did the NMB order as a remedy for question #4?
  4. What did Horizon Airlines do in collective bargaining negotiations with the company’s flight attendants that caused the company legal difficulties? What did it cost the company?
  5. An employee of a major aerospace manufacturer is called to the company’s personnel office. There, the director of personnel calls the employee into his or her office and asks the employee directly, “Are you in favor of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ effort to unionize your shop?” Is this legal? Explain.

Chapter 7

  1. Define grievance.
  2. The applicable collective bargaining agreement does not contain specific penalties for specific employee violations of the rules. One day, an employee is an hour late arriving for work, and the company suspends him/her for a week without pay. The union files a grievance on his/her behalf. Can the outcome set precedent for other similar cases in the future?
  3. Who pays the costs in an airline grievance proceedings?
  4. In an aerospace manufacturing and non-carrier general aviation industries, if the collective bargaining agreement does not specifically provide for arbitration of grievances, can a court compel the company and the union to submit the issue to arbitration? Explain.
  5. How are federal-employee grievances resolved and by whom?

Week #4 Study Guide questions

Chapters 8 & 9

Chapter 8

  1. What is the condition of the US economy and the US airline industry when airline deregulation took effect?
  2. What are the three major topic areas in airline labor negotiations?
  3. Define snapback provisions in a collective bargaining agreement.
  4. What is the “Gordian knot”? (The term is not used in the text. Try your dictionary, encyclopedia, or the internet.)
  5. Some legal scholars have referred to the perpetuity of airline collective bargaining under the RLA as the “Gordian knot” of airline labor relations. How did Continental Airlines owner Frank Lorenzo legally cut that Gordian knot following airline deregulation?

Chapter 9

  1. Identify four major unions in the aerospace industry. (Please list their abbreviation and spell it out like: FEA; Florida Education Association)
  2. Identify five trends the aerospace industry, like the airlines, is facing.
  3. How has lean manufacturing affected productivity and job security?
  4. In February 2008, the President’s Interagency Aerospace Revitalization Task Force characterized what as a “demographic cliff” the aerospace industry was about to fall off?
  5. Identify two areas of opportunity for the aerospace industry presented by environmental challenges.

Human Resources for Health Care Organizations

Human Resources for Health Care Organizations

Part one - In APA format

Market competitiveness has a strong impact on compensation. Discuss the strategies employed by health care organizations to compete in the market. Be sure to discuss compensation plans.

Part Two –Instructions

Imagine that you have been asked to redesign the compensation plan for your organization. Your goals are reduced turnover, increased patient satisfaction, and increased employee satisfaction/engagement. Your purpose is to develop a thorough compensation plan for your health care organization.

  • Summarize the five key elements that must be considered as you develop the compensation plan.

In determining the compensation strategy for an organization there are five key elements that should be considered:

(1) the forms of compensation that will be or can be offered,

(2) workforce demographics,

(3) the business cycle,

(4) the compensation philosophy

(5) legal and regulatory compliance.

All of these elements should be considered in the context of the legal and regulatory requirements related to compensation.

  • Detail the revised compensation plan -use both Direct and Indirect Forms of Compensation to develop your overall strategy.

Use the materials presented in the textbook and outside sources to design a new compensation plan. In a 2–3 page document, outline your new plan in APA format. A minimum of three references, plus the textbook are required.

Role of Culture

Role of Culture

An organization’s culture can be a debilitating impediment to the development and implementation of its strategic plan. Consider the role of organizational culture as described by Mindy Grossman in the video, “HSNi’s Mindy Grossman: Agile is the New Smart.”  What is HR’s role in ensuring creation and sustainability of the type of climate that CEO Grossman is speaking of within her organization? Your original response to this discussion question should be 150-200 words.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUUiFIHIVOM

Employee Incentives

Employee Incentives

Assignment : Employee Incentives

For this assignment, you are to use the text, the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet to research the use of incentives in motivating employees.  Find an organization with a form of incentive you consider highly motivating.  Find an organization within your current industry or an industry where you would like to be employed in the future. Submit a report in which you describe, analyze and evaluate the incentive plan of your chosen company.  Include the following in your report:

  1. Description of company, industry and incentive plan.
  2. Distinguish why you think this particular plan is highly motivating and explain how it stimulates employee productivity.  Connect the plan to one or more models of motivation.
  3. Evaluate how well the incentive plan supports a well-aligned compensation plan and   how the plan aligns the employees’ efforts to the organization’s mission and objectives.
  4. Explain how this plan helps with the supervision, retention, and recruitment of employees.
  5. Determine which of the following you feel would be the most valid format for performance appraisal to use with this incentive plan—standard ranking, paired-comparison ranking, standard rating scales, behaviorally-anchored rating scales, Management by Objectives or essay.

Justify your responses with reasons and examples.  Cite scholarly sources.

To complete this assignment, submit a 3–5 page report in Word format.  Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation and Benefits

Assignment : Total Compensation/Pay Model

Research forms of total compensation using the Argosy University online library resources and the internet to familiarize yourself with current issues concerning total compensation. Based on your research, answer the following questions in your 3-4 paragraph initial response in the discussion forum.

What forms of total compensation—base pay, benefits, or incentives—are most important to you in an employment relationship?

Can an organization deliver all your priorities? Explain and give examples.

What are some alignment issues related to compensation and benefits? Why is alignment a key issue for compensation professionals?

Give reasons for you answers. Be sure to use authoritative sources to support your position.

Write your initial response in 3–4 paragraphs.

 

Assignment : Compensation at Microsoft

Review Microsoft’s compensation strategy using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet. Review the organization’s corporate strategy in its annual report.  A link to Microsoft’s most current annual report is in the Webliography labeled: Microsoft Annual Report.

Read the following article:

Nachtigal, J. (2006, March 9) Rising frustration with Microsoft’s compensation and review system. WashTech News. Retrieved from

http://washtech.org/news/industry/display.php?ID_Content=5041.

Based on the information in the article, the annual report and other research, write a 3 page paper in Word format following APA standards which includes the following:

Prepare a table to present Microsoft’s compensation strategy on the following five factors: objectives, alignment, competitiveness, employee considerations, and management. Create your table in Word format.

Compare Microsoft’s compensation strategy as detailed in the article with their corporate strategy as indicated in their annual report. What are the points of convergence and divergence in the corporate and compensation strategies?  Assess the alignment between Microsoft’s corporate objectives and its compensation strategy.

Write a 3–4-page paper in Word format and include your table. Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.

Performance Management

You are the HR manager for an upscale retail store which sells clothing, shoes, handbags, and other accessories. Due to the economic downturn, the company has experienced a significant reduction in earnings, resulting in the layoff of a number of retail sales associates. Business seems to be rebounding, but you are concerned about the performance of the retail sales staff. The CEO has requested that you recommend ways to increase sales and customer service. You believe that implementing a performance management system may help modify employee behavior and improve results.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Create a job description for a retail sales associate, which includes the most significant components necessary to describe the job both internally and externally.
  2. Create an organizational behavior modification (OBM) plan to define four (4) key behaviors that are required for successful job performance as a retail sales associate. Suggest the significant ways that your plan will benefit the organization.
  3. Specify two (2) ways that you would measure whether current employees exhibit the key job performance behaviors. Propose two (2) methods that you could use to inform employees of the new performance standards.
  4. Outline a plan with two (2) methods of providing feedback to employees. Include the frequency with which the feedback will be provided. Propose two (2) actions company leaders should take to reinforce positive employee behaviors.
  5. Examine at least three (3) key legal and ethical issues that could potentially impact the performance management system. Support your response with specific examples of the identified issues’ possible effects on the performance management system.
  6. Use at least four (4) quality academic (peer-reviewed) resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine performance management issues and processes.
  • Examine the influences on and various approaches to compensation.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in human resource management foundations.
  • Write clearly and concisely about human resource management foundations using proper writing mechanics.

The process for filling a job vacancy

5–7 slides (excl. Title and Reference slides, min. 2 references); Speaker notes 200–250 words/slide
Details: Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

The process for filling a job vacancy varies greatly, but there is the requirement for information that must be gathered and used to define the position and match the right candidate to that requirement, which is essentially the same.

As the human resources professional, you are expected to work with the supervisor of the position being created to provide the technical competencies in candidate selection.

Research and address the following:

  • Discuss the sequence of activities that are involved in hiring an accounts payable clerk.
  • Explain the data that should be included in a job analysis of that position.
  • Describe how job analysis becomes a position description.
  • Describe how the human resources professional guides the selecting supervisor in applying good selection criteria to choose the best candidate.

 

Business Expansion

Write a (6-7) page paper in which you:
Identify three (3) job requirements (e.g., needed certifications, previous work experience, external influences, etc.) that could apply to your chosen scenario. Determine two (2) ways these requirements could impact staffing at your organization. Next, suggest one (1) strategy that you could utilize to ensure that all applicants meet the identified job requirements for your organization. Justify your response.
Outline a long-term recruitment plan that contains at least four (4) components, is aligned with your company’s recruitment strategy, but also addresses possible job skill or credential shortages. Note: Consider concepts such as succession planning and hiring retirees.
Describe three (3) branding strategies that you would employ to attract qualified applicants to your organization. Next, suggest three (3) communication methods that you would utilize to reach out to applicants. Predict the outcome of integrating your branding strategies and communication methods at your organization. Provide a rationale for your response.Determine two (2) selection processes for recruiting new employees that could apply to your chosen scenario and then identify five (5) selection criteria that you could use when hiring new employees. Next, analyze the effect of the five (5) identified selection criteria on long-term employee retention and preservation of organizational knowledge. Justify your response.
Suggest two (2) assessment methods that you could employ to select new employees for your organization and then analyze the validity and reliability of each method in regards to the job your organization is offering. Next, identify four (4) job predictors that you believe can assess candidates’ knowledge, skills, abilities, and other skills and experiences (KSAO’s). Provide support for your rationale.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format

Singapore Airlines Case Study

After reading the Singapore Airlines Case Studies A and Singapore Airlines Case Studies B, create a paper (1,500-1,750 words) that addresses the following:
1) Singapore Airlines (SIA) states that cabin crews are a vital component of its service strategy. Evaluate the elements of SIA’s workforce management program (young crew policy, training program, and performance measurement, feedback, and communication procedures). What changes would you recommend and why?
2) Should the company change its advertising campaign? Why or why not?
3) What about SIA’s system for measuring service quality? Do you recommend any changes? Why or why not?
4) SIA’s strategy to deliver quality includes six main points: democratic organization, smallest units to carry out tasks, delegate authority, creating an environment where delegated responsibility can be used effectively, training and retraining are objectives, and one department is not more important than another. Is SIA violating any of its policies? Would you change any of these points, and, if so, why?
5) Is the plan to introduce slot machines a positive change? Support your position.
6) Include an introduction and conclusion that connects to the course objectives.

Compensation Plan Outline

Using the same company you researched in Assignment 1, evaluate the company’s compensation plan to determine how it could be improved.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  • Evaluate the existing compensation plan to determine if it is the most appropriate for your company. Explain your rationale.
  • Determine the most beneficial ratio of internally consistent and market consistent compensations systems for the company you selected.
  • Evaluate the current pay structure used by your company and assess the recognition of employee contributions.

 

  • Make two (2) recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the discretionary benefits provided by the company you selected.

 

  • Evaluate the types of employer-sponsored retirement plans and health insurance programs provided by the company you selected and compare them to that company’s major competitors.

 

  • Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

Employee Benefits & Benefits for Part-Time Workers

“Employee Benefits Please respond to the following:

  • Argue for or against the argument that employee benefits are seen by employees as an entitlement for their membership in companies. Support your position.
  • Analyze the components of designing and planning a benefits program to predict what additional issues will need to come into consideration over the next 10 to 20 years. Provide your rationale.

“Benefits for Part-Time Workers Please respond to the following:

  • From the case study in Chapter 11, argue for or against the hiring of part-time workers based on the issues surrounding providing part-time workers with benefits.
  • Assuming that the firm should offer benefits to part-time workers, recommend which benefits should be offered. Provide your rationale.

human resources strategies

  1. Assignment 2: Individual Report. Length of report: 2,400+ words.

Choose any organisation of your choice, i.e. any MNC or SME operating in any country. Write a report on what and how human resources strategies can be implemented in the chosen organisation in order to create a high performance work system.
 

  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES ACCESSED

The learning outcomes accessed are (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) & (vi) as presented on page 9.

  1. REQUIREMENTS

 
Choose only, any THREE (3) of the Strategic HRM practices from below. Formulate how these 3 chosen practices can be implemented in the chosen organisation so that it can add economic value to the organisation and create a high performance work system.
 
 

  1. General Layout of Written Assignment
  1. 1st page: UCD assignment submission form, 2nd page: Student’s cover page with indication of word count. 3rd page: Table of Contents followed by body of assignment. Assignment should be in report format with headings and sub-headings.

 

  1. Type written with Times New Roman or Arial font size:12. 1.5 or 2x line spacing. Single or double side printing. Reference list on last page.

 

Using Motivation to Improve Performance

3 PAGES
APA
SOURCES:4
Topic: Using Motivation to Improve Performance
Write a two to four (2-4) page talking paper in which you:
1.Synthesize the concept of motivation, and examine the substantial reasons why motivation is difficult to understand.
2.Evaluate the potential effectiveness of the model positioning of motivation, and propose at least one (1) action that the organization can take in order to apply the concept.
3.Detail the feedback control loop, and suggest one (1) way that the organization can use the feedback control loop to determine whether management’s actions are motivating or demotivating.
4.Assess the manner in which leaders can influence employee motivation through goal setting, impression management, and encouragement.
5.Devise a plan to redesign a job of your choice within the organization, outlining the steps that the organization would need to take to redesign the job to encourage and develop motivation for employees.
6.Select one (1) theory of motivation from pages 185 to 206 in the textbook. Outline a plan to integrate the selected theory into the organization.
7.Recommend the key to success in implementing your plan of action to increase motivation within your chosen organization.
8.Use at least three (3) quality academic references in this assignment. You may include the resource(s) provided in the assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

Union Baristas at Starbucks

Read the Case: Union Baristas at Starbucks? in chapter 14 of your text book. Use the Argosy University online library for additional research, and do the following:

  • Summarize the case and your research that relates to the case in 1-2 paragraphs.
  • Explain the challenges IWW might expect to face in organizing workers at Starbucks.
  • Describe how well you think Starbucks is defending itself against the claims of the IWW. What other responses should the company consider using?
  • Assume the IWW was successful in organizing unions at Starbucks, explain what changes you would expect in the way the company manages those workers.

Write a 3-page paper in Word format. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work and utilize outside resources in your response.
Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A2.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M4_A2. doc.

LASA: PowerPoint Presentation: Training Program Design

Assume you have been hired as a training consultant by a medium sized technology company.  Your client company has asked you to develop and make a presentation for an employee training and career development program. The majority of the company’s employees are entry level programmers and developers and help desk technicians, but they also employ administrators and administrative assistants. The client company is looking for a training program which can be used for all of their employees. The goal of the training program is to introduce the new employees to the company, their culture, their product offerings and the company’s expectations. The training should also re-familiarize veteran employees to the company’s mission to create a sense of excitement towards carrying out the vision.
Use the Training Program Design worksheet which is located in the Doc Sharingarea to design your training program.
 
After you have completed the Training Design Worksheet, use that information as a guide to develop a 15-20 slide PowerPoint presentation to present your training ideas to the client company. Make sure to include detailed speaker’s notes which provide adequate information on what you would say to your client if you were presenting this information in person. Incorporate at least three references to support the positions being presented. Apply APA standards for writing style to your work. Submit the PowerPoint presentation for grading.
 
Your PowerPoint presentation should include a title slide, a reference slide and address each of the following elements:

  1. Training Description: Write 2–3 sentences that describes the training and a concise statement of the overall purpose of the training.
  2. Objectives: Include the objectives (at least 3) of the training program. List the intended results of the training that will achieve the goal in terms of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes. The intended results should have specific and measurable tasks or actions.
  3. Training Method: Evaluate the following training methods and determine which might be most effective in achieving the stated objectives you included above. List your chosen training method for each objective you listed including one potential advantage and disadvantage of each.
    • Large group, small group, or paired discussion
    • Individual exercise
    • Team exercise
    • Case study
    • Role play
    • Simulation
    • Audiotape
    • Videotape
    • Interactive multimedia (PC-based or CD ROM)
    • On-the-job training
    • Coaching or mentoring
    • Lecture
    • Tutorial
    • Games
    • Assigned reading
    • Other (specify)
  4. Content Description: Provide a description of the activity that corresponds with your designated training methods listed above.
  5. Support Materials: Identify the materials and resources that will support the learning process (e.g., workbook, handouts, action plan, etc.).
  6. Estimated Time: Indicate how much time you will devote to each activity.
  7. Evaluation: What needs of the participants are being addressed in the training design? How will you determine if participants are applying their learning back on the job?
  8. Effective Design: Describe how each of the seven steps above can be used to design an effective training model that addresses all jobs within the organization and promotes employee engagement.
  9. Career Progression: Explain which of these seven steps you consider most important to long-term career progression within your client company. Provide reasons and scholarly support, as necessary, for your choices.

Negotiating for Your Employer

Imagine that you have been put in charge of a large team that is negotiating a new employment contract with the members of a hypothetical multinational company. Employees are located in several different countries, including China and Indonesia. Your team members are also located in various countries. Your task is to design a negotiation strategy to deal with the negotiation issues involved with being a multinational company.

 

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

 

  1. Examine the issues that might influence a negotiation within a diverse cultural environment. Recommend a negotiation strategy that would work best in that situation.
  2. Analyze the dynamics of multiparty negotiations and their role in your strategy.
  3. Predict potential for conflicts that can occur when negotiating within a diverse cultural workplace. Propose suggestions to mitigate these foreseen conflicts.
  4. Determine the benefits cultural conflict can bring to a multinational company.
  5. Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 

  • Analyze the dynamics of multiparty negotiation and develop strategies to effectively manage the negotiations.
  • Analyze the functions of conflict in the workplace and develop actions to effectively manage conflict and enhance operations.
  • Given a negotiation requirement in a diverse cultural environment, adapt negotiation styles to accommodate cultural norms and differing negotiating norms.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Write clearly and concisely about negotiation and conflict resolution using proper writing mechanics.

Separation & Retention

This assignment is designed to integrate the reflection of personal experience, and the information covered in the textbook. Using what you have learned about Juanita, answer the following questions:

  • Should Juanita attempt to reduce voluntary and involuntary turnover?
  • A risk of disciplining employees is that some may retaliate. To avoid that risk, what organizational policies might encourage high-performing employees to stay while encouraging low-performing employees to leave?
  • To what extent are exit interviews meaningful and what kind of opinions should you attempt to capture? How are these opinions relevant to employee separation and retention?

The Change Process

In this module, you became more familiar with the change process and the issues that are associated with it. It is a given that change can occur in any organization or situation. The more familiar you are with the process, the better equipped you will be when facing change and the myriad issues that come along with it. For the discussion in this module, you will explore the change process and some of the issues that may arise

Human Resources Decision Making

“Human Resources Decision Making” Please respond to the following:

  • Analyze the various strategies involved with “rightsizing” and determine possible ethical issues resulting from those strategies. Please give specific examples.
  • Determine how much voluntary turnover is reasonable for a company or industry of your choice. Explain your rationale

workforce strategies

You are the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at your organization. As the CHRO, one of your primary roles is to be the workforce strategist. Your organization is planning to expand business operations to your neighboring state by opening an office. As a result of this expansion, your organization needs to make sure that the best and brightest employees are recruited to fill key roles at the new office. Write a 7-10 page research paper using APA style outlining the steps involved in recruiting the staff at the new office.
Grading Criteria:

  1. The student researched the legal statues affecting the selection and hiring of employees.
  2. The student identified the number and type of positions that need to be filled at the new office. Moreover, the student discussed qualifications, e.g., education level and number of years of experience, associated with each position.
  3. The student researched, evaluated and chose several selection devices such as interviews or ability tests to reject or accept applicants. Moreover, the student assessed the weaknesses and strengths of these selection devices.
  4. The student researched, evaluated and chose whether or not to utilize integrity testing and drug testing.
  5. The student applied correct APA, style, usage, grammar, and punctuation.
  6. The student supported the research paper with at least four different scholarly sources such as research journals, research studies, government or accredited educational institutions websites.

Labor relation questions

A key assumption underpinning Canadian labour law is that its primary function is to preserve a reasonable balance between powerful forces represented by employers on one hand and their unionized workers on the other. Based on your own experience and knowledge, what do you think of this view of power in the workplace?

  1. Do you have any personal experience with a unionized workplace? What have been your experiences and views of union democracy? Does the present legal policy of non-intervention in internal union affairs seem reasonable in your opinion, or should the law take a more robust stance on this issue? If so, in what ways should it provide for this?
  1. The principle of “unfair labour practice” is designed to restrict the ability of any party to interfere with the democratic right of workers to choose whether to be represented by a union. However, as seen in the example of Walmart, some employers will go to great lengths to prevent unionization of their workplace. Are the prohibitions and remedies related to ULPs sufficient to protect the right to organize? What is your position on Walmart’s actions? How should an employer’s freedom to manage its workplace be balanced with workers’ freedom to associate?
  1. The set of recent Supreme Court decisions related to the constitutional protection of collective labour rights has sparked great debate about the nature of labour rights. Is this development positive or negative? What do you think the outcome of these decisions will be?
  1. This unit highlights a number of legal and constitutional guarantees that are peculiar to the legal regime for collective bargaining that has evolved in Canada. Several of them have been the focus of heated debate, such as specific rules defining a duty to bargain in good faith, the Rand formula and union dues check-off, and the statutory freeze on terms and conditions during collective bargaining.
    Choose the guarantee that you consider to be most contentious, and provide a response that reflects your personal position on it.
    Note: Open your response with a title that clearly identifies the legal provision you are discussing
  1. Considerable public debate has taken place over the right of the state to seek special restrictions on the right to strike for its own employees, loosely defined as “public sector workers.” The debate has also focused on the extent to which alternative dispute resolution procedures actually provide a fair and viable substitute for industrial action. The sanctions that the state can employ to impose its will in this area naturally become a factor in real life—and this becomes part of the argument.

Based on your readings in this course, as well as your experience, where do you stand in this debate? Pick one aspect of this issue and present your views.
 

Strategic Alliances and Human Resource Management

Background
LGE is one of the leading global companies in the industry. It is composed of five divisions: air conditioning, business solutions, home appliances, home entertainment, and mobile communication. LGE has 114 subsidiaries worldwide and employs around 82,000 people. LGE is a South Korean company and as such has some unique characteristics derived from the South Korean culture and economic structure.
 
Directions
In this assignment, you will read several peer-reviewed articles.

  • First, read three peer-reviewed articles related to the South Korean economy, chaebols, and culture.
  • Then, search for at least one peer-reviewed article related to the strategic alliances.
  • Next, read at least one article on human resource strategies for Multinational Corporations (MNCs).
  • In addition, read a few articles related to the local and global operations of LGE.

Then, respond to the following:

  1. Explain the organization and purpose of chaebols.
  2. Identify the positive and negative characteristics of chaebols for both local and global economy. Also, explain the role they play in the South Korean economy.
  3. Identify the characteristics of LGE’s human resources strategy.
  4. Identify how this HR strategy is helping the company to deal with the diversity.
  5. LGE has established a number of strategic alliances with partners from all over the world. Select one of these alliances and analyze and evaluate its outcome.

Write a six-to-eight-page paper in Word format. Utilize at least five to six scholarly sources in your research. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
 
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Explained the purpose of chaebols. Provided an appropriate explanation of how chaebols correlate the strategies of South Korean business.

32

Identified both positive and negative characteristics for local and global economies. Explained the role chaebols play in the South Korean economy.

44

Identified the characteristics of LGE’s human resources strategy.

20

Identified how the HR strategy incorporates diversity within the company.

44

Analyzed and evaluated an alliance with a business partner. Explained how the alliance benefits both sides in the business setting.

40

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

20

Total:

200

Strategies for Change

1. Research CURRENT articles on HRM’s role in culture and change management in organizations.
 
2. Develop a strategy for working within the organizational culture and for managing factors that may impact the development and implementation of an effective HR improvement plan.
 
3. Assess the cultural and change management factors that may impact the development and implementation of an effective HR plan.
 
4. Analyze the ethical and legal responsibilities related to an organizational cultural and change management.
 
Requirements: 3-5 double-spaced pages, APA style and formatting (in-text citations), 3-5 CURRENT references, 12-pitch

Tools and Processes

Based on the progressive case study (PCS) project, you will need to develop a list of tools and processes that you would use as the contractor of record for opening the new division office.

  • Will you use subcontractors for different parts of the project?
  • How will you maintain contact communication?
  • How will you track progress, milestones, and setbacks?
  • How will you monitor resources and budget?
  • What reporting systems will you use?

You are not expected to address all of these areas, though this is not an exhaustive list.
Choose one or two components and describe the tools and processes you will use, then explain the rationale for using these tools. You may choose to use a certain tool as that is where your experience is, or it is more cost effective for example.
The forum is to be used as a time to share ideas and resources this week.
You each have the same project though may address different aspects. The forum is to be a safe place to share ideas, concepts and resources, expanding the learning opportunity.

Choose an International Human Resource Trend that affects business life in the United States

Choose an International Human Resource Trend that affects  business life in the United States and worldwide, now and likely in the future:
In organizing and presenting your answer:
1. Define and describe the trend you have selected, including how and why it is a trend.
2. Explain how it may affect business, employees, consumers, locally – nationwide – worldwide.
3. Analyze the trend’s positive and negative aspects.
4. Develop and explain plans that will allow individuals to capitalize on the possible change (sequels) or to prepare for the possible damages (branches).
5. Include concrete examples to illustrate your points and principles.
6. Be sure to include all references and cite all sources – in text as well as in reference list (APA format required).
7. Do not repeat errors marked on your previous papers.
The final paper will be five (5)  to seven (7) pages (approx. 350 words per page), NOT including the reference and cover pages. It must be written in 3rd person, double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font with standard, 1-inch margins.  Please use at least five (5) scholarly sources (one can be your textbook). Please follow appropriate APA guidelines.
UNACCEPTABLE SOURCES:  wikipedia, encyclopedias, dictionaries, sites like eHow & answer.com, commercial sites that have no authors name and no dates, sites and papers lacking credentials.

Company Assessment

Directions:

Conduct an interview with an employee (preferably a supervisor or manager) at your current job or a previous job. If you have no prior work experience, you may interview a family member or friend who is currently employed.  You have just been promoted to the manager of your department and have been asked to review the following:

  • Value of a team environment: Is the company operating with a team structure?  How effective is the team structure?  How could the company improve the effectiveness of the team environment?  If there is no team structure currently in place, how should one be implemented?
  • Job satisfaction of the employees: Are the employees satisfied or is there a lot of complaining, absenteeism, and turnover?  What could the company be doing to improve job satisfaction?
  • How does the company currently communicate with their employees regarding company changes?  Do they rely on technology for their announcements?  Is this an effective method of communication?
  • Efforts made to motivate your employees: What is being done to motivate the employees? Do employees get regular pay raises?   Is there a rewards program?  Are they being recognized for their accomplishments?  Name at least three things the company could be doing to motivate their employees.
  • Assistance offered in helping your employees to deal with stress management: Are the employees given any tools to deal with stress management?  Does the company have access to mental health counselors?  Are employees given permission to take any mental health days?  What could the company be doing to help employees deal with their employees’ stress?

Prepare a 4-6 page report that includes an overall assessment of how each of the above is currently being handled and how you would change the system.  Be sure to provide examples and be specific in your reasoning behind your suggested changes.  Utilize at least three scholarly resources in your report (one of which may be your text book). This report must include:

    • Executive Summary
    • Analyze and explain what is being done in the five areas described above (team, job satisfaction,  communication, motivation, and stress management) in the company.
    • Write recommendations for what they could be doing better in all five areas
    • Conclusion
    • Appendix: List of questions asked in interview

The paper must be well organized using headings and subheadings.
The written report must be in APA format, have proper punctuation and grammar, as well as free of typographical error.
All materials used must be cited correctly and listed on a reference page.

Occupational Health and Safety

Consider the information presented in this unit regarding occupational health and safety.  Prepare an article for a newspaper (approximately 3 pages) that discusses the top 10 causes of accidents in the work place and the steps that can be taken to reduce the number of those accidents.  Support your claims with examples and research.

Strategies for Change

Research CURRENT articles on HRM’s role in culture and change management in organizations.
2. Develop a strategy for working within the organizational culture and for managing factors that may impact the development and implementation of an effective HR improvement plan.
3. Assess the cultural and change management factors that may impact the development and implementation of an effective HR plan.
4. Analyze the ethical and legal responsibilities related to an organizational cultural and change management.
Requirements: 3-5 double-spaced pages, APA style and formatting (in-text citations), 3-5 CURRENT references, 12-pitch

Analyze the Impact of Employment and Human Resources Laws

Employment and Human Resources Law concerns the legal relationships between employers and employees. These cases will build your knowledge and understanding of human resources and employment law. The court cases are not to make you a legal expert but to build a level of knowledge and understanding for future activities. Analyzing the cases provides a foundation for understanding how individuals, groups and organizations bring issues of disparate treatment to regulatory agencies or courts and how the system works to analyze the merits of each side before reaching a decision.
In a paper, describe the significance of each the following four court cases:
Griggs v. Duke Power Company, 401 U.S. 424 (1971)
Keywords: “401 U.S. 424” in LexisNexis Citation Search
Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57 (1986)
Keywords: “477 U.S. 57” in LexisNexis Citation Search
Steelworkers v. Weber, 443 U.S. 193 (1979)
Keyword: “443 U.S. 193” in LexisNexis Citation Search
County of Washington v. Gunther, 452 U.S. 161 (1981)
Keyword; “452 U.S. 161” in LexisNexis Citation Search
Be sure to analyze how these cases are related to each other.  Additionally, distinguish the differences between the majority and minority opinions of the court. Support your paper with a minimum of two (2) resources, which may include your required text(s). In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 3-5 pages not including title and reference pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Recognizing Employee Contributions

You are the HR manager of a relatively new retail company that has both retail stores and Internet sales.  Your company is steadily growing in revenue and profitability. The company realizes that in order to retain the solid, highly productive workforce it currently has in place, it is important to enhance the base compensation and benefits package offered to the employees. The company currently offers a basic compensation program and only federally mandated benefits. Employee surveys suggest the compensation and benefits program may be out of date. Employees are beginning to consider leaving the organization.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Propose two (2) methods an HR professional could use to determine incentive pay. Specify the principal manner in which the proposed methods take into consideration individual, group, and company performance. Justify your response.
  2. Examine the core legal requirements affecting employee benefits in today’s competitive environment. Determine the legally mandated benefits that the company must currently offer to its employees.
  3. Recommend at least three (3) additional benefits that the organization should consider providing to its employees. Suggest at least two (2) important concepts that a company must consider when designing benefit plans. Provide a rationale for your response.
  4. Assess the efficiency of common techniques for effectively communicating compensation and benefit plans to employees. Support your answer.
  5. Suggest two (2) ethical risks of making incentive pay a large portion of employees’ total compensation. Propose two (2) recommendations for ways the company might mitigate or reduce these risks.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine the influences on and various approaches to compensation.
  • Analyze issues related to developing and implementing employee benefit packages.
  • Apply relevant theories and knowledge to human resource practices in organizations.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in human resource management foundations.
  • Write clearly and concisely about human resource management foundations using proper writing mechanics.

 
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.

Ethical and Legal Issues

HR ethics are important to organizations as they can have legal and moral implications. In this assignment, you will develop a plan to resolve some of the ethical and legal issues involved in a merger.
As part of the employment contracts, employees have certain rights. For example, employees have the right to not be coerced into situations against their will. They expect to be able to access the information, which affects their job, company, and career. Such work situations can increase stress, lower self-esteem and productivity, cause loss of trust, and decrease efficiency.
Good employees who are looking for a more secure work environment may resign and take valuable tacit knowledge and talent with them. It is the responsibility of HR management to create an ethical work environment before, during, and after the merger.
Instructions:
As a strategic HR Director, you have been asked to identify ethical and legal issues involved in a merger and develop a plan to resolve these issues. Your plan should address the following:

  • Identify specific legal and ethical issues that should be considered before, during, and after the merger.
  • Develop an implementation plan for managing the potential legal and ethical concerns for the merger.
  • Explain how the proposed plan would help managers establish an ethical work environment.
  • Develop a plan for how to resolve ethical and legal issues.

 
 
Write a five-to-six-page plan in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M3_A2.doc.

Human resource management

Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper using the Week One readings, articles, and your personal experiences to address the following questions:

  • What is human resource management?
  • What is the primary function of human resource management?
  • What is the role of human resource management in an organization’s strategic plan?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

HR MANAGEMENT

ou have asked your intern to sort through all the employee files and make sure that all documents are in the proper folders.

  • To assist the intern, construct a guide that lists which documents are to be filed together and which are to be in separate files.
  • Include the length of time that material should be saved so old information can be removed.
  • Use the library, Internet, and other resources to research your response.

Explain the special requirements of human resource files, including confidentiality and privacy issues.
 
Deliverable Length:                                2-3 pages