Week 1 DQ1
HR and Management
Explain what the author means by the statement that “Every manager is an HR manager”. Do you agree? Give examples to backup your point of view
Week 1 DQ2
SWOT Environmental Scanning
In 200 to 250 words, conduct a basic SWOT analysis of an organization or department to which you belong. How do you see these factors affecting the direction of HR?
Week 2 DQ1
HR Planning Process
In 200 – 250 words, what is Human Resources planning? How does the HR planning process facilitate the achievement of an organization's strategic objectives? Use examples pulled from an organization with which you are familiar.
Week 2 DQ2
Employee Selection Methods
In 200 – 250 words, what are the goals of employee selection? Compare and contrast two selection methods and how these selection methods impact the achievement of organizational objectives?
BUS 303 Week 2 Assignment Job Description Paper
The primary function of the job description paper is to increase students understand of their current or prospective job position. The paper should be in alignment with the position outlined in the introduction discussion forum and the position used in the final paper. The following areas of the job description should be considered:
- Tools and Technology,
- Skills and Abilities,
- Educational Requirements.
Submit a Job Description paper in which you describe each of the above mentioned areas of job description from the vantage point of your chosen position. Likewise, the paper should include a description of at least two selection methods used to recruit qualified candidates and why these two selection methods would be most appropriate.
Week 3 DQ1
Performance management is an important HRM function as it is the processes and actions taken to align employee performance with organizational objectives. Read the article and in 200-250 words evaluate whether your company's formal performance evaluation process is effective. What steps could be taken to make it more effective? What is the role of HR in performance evaluation? Who is responsible for it?
Week 3 DQ2
Compensation and Benefits
What impact do benefit offerings have on marketplace competitiveness and the ability to attract and keep quality employees? Do you think pay is the primary motivating factor for most job applicants and existing employees?
Week 3 Assignment
Performance Appraisal Assignment
Write a paper describing how effective performance appraisals can increase employee performance. This paper should include sections on the strategic advantages of performance appraisals, potential forms of bias within the appraisal system, as well as how performance appraisals can contribute to the achievement of strategic objectives. The paper should be 2-3 pages in length.
Writing the Performance Appraisal Assignment:
- Must be three double-spaced pages in length 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 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 and has at least one reference in addition to the text.
Week 4 DQ1
How has technology fostered new cost-effective virtual methods of training? In your view, how must training programs continue to evolve in order to do more with diminished financial resources?
Week 4 DQ2
Training and Career Development
What is HR’s role in impacting your the career development of employees? What should be the role of training? How can training programs be evaluated on their effectiveness?
Week 5 DQ1
How does the current landscape of global HRM impact HR planning? What are the HRM implications of Hofstede’s, Trompenaars’, and the GLOBE models’ cross-cultural dimensions?
Week 5 DQ2
The Future of HRM
Which areas of HR do you think will be most affected by current and future trends discussed in this course? What are some of the changes that will need to be made in order to keep up with these trends?
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.