HRM 531 Complete Class Week 1 – 6 All Assignments and Discussion Questions – A+ Graded Course Material

Week 1 Discussion Questions

Why is it is crucial for a manager to know and understand the fair employment laws?

DQ 2

What is the best way to ensure that an organization is complying with employment laws? Explain your answer.

DQ 3

How can an organization ensure they are complying with employment law? What resources might they use to validate their compliance?

DQ 4

What is a difference in a union and nonunion organization? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each organization type?

Week 2 Individual Assignment Labor Laws and Unions

Choose an organization with which you and your learning team are familiar that is currently unionized.

 

Outline the organization chosen by including the following:

 

• Provide brief background information on your chosen organization.

• Identify legal issues and obstacles that this organization could encounter.

• Determine which federal, state, or local laws could be broken because of these legal issues and why.

• Provide recommendations to minimize possible litigation.

 

Write a paper of no more than 900 words discussing the effects of the union on the chosen organization.Address the following questions:

 

• What are the organization’s benefits of joining a union?

• What is the unionization process?

• How does a union bargain? 

• What effects does union bargaining have on the organization?

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Week 2 Learning Team Reflection Paper

Discuss this week’s objectives with your team. Your discussion should include the topics you feel comfortable with, any topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.

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

DQ 1

What are the benefits of understanding job analysis information as an operating manager?

DQ 2

Are job descriptions a tool that is needed within an organization? How does a job description help organize and align an organization’s infrastructure?

DQ 2

Are job descriptions a tool that is needed within an organization? How does a job description help organize and align an organization’s infrastructure?

DQ 4

Why is a job description important within the organization?

Week 3 Individual Assignment Analyzing a job

Option 1: Functions of a Job Description

 

Identify an operational gap within your current or past employment opportunity.

 

Write a memo to the organization’s hiring manager that includes an analysis of no more than 1,400 words. Identify the requirements needed to fulfill this operational gap within the organization.

 

Include the following job description functions in your analysis: 

 

• Identify responsibilities for the position.

• List minimum attributes required by the position.

 

o What would the position details be?

o What would the duties be?

o What are the performance requirements of the position?

o What knowledge and skills are required for the position?

 

• Determine the organizational positioning of the opportunity and how the opportunity is consistent with the organization’s strategic goals.

 

Option 2: Creating a Job Posting for Your Small Business

 

Interview a small-business owner within your community. Address the following questions in your interview:

 

• How and when would you determine the need to create a job position within your business?

• What strategy would use to outline the position’s details?

• What would the duties be?

• What would the performance requirements for the position be?

• What preexisting knowledge and skills would be required for the position?

 

Create a job description for the small business using the answers provided during the interview.

 

Include a description of the organization and the rationale for the choices made when constructing the job description for the small-business owner.

 

Option 3: Rewriting a Job Description

 

Locate a job description using a popular website for job seekers.

Analyze the job posting you selected. Consider the following criteria:

 

• How and when would you determine the need to create a job position within your business?

• What strategy would use to outline the position’s details?

• What would the duties be?

• What would the performance requirements for the position be?

• What preexisting knowledge and skills would be required for the position?

 

Rewrite the job posting chosen.

 

Identify what you added or subtracted from the original job posting, and explain why.

 

Week 3 Learning Team Reflection Paper

Discuss this week’s objectives with your team. Your discussion should include the topics you feel comfortable with, any topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.

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

DQ 1

What type of compensation component would you like to have through your employer that is not currently offered? Explain your rationale

DQ 2

What do you think employees’ general attitudes are towards the benefits packages? How can an organization communicate the value of a benefits package?

DQ 3

When determining an employee’s compensation package, what is more important: work experience or education? Provide an example that supports your choice

DQ 4

Do you think that an employee’s age or living status affects the organization’s decisions about benefits and compensation? Explain why or why not.

Week 4 Learning Team Compensation and Benefits Plan.

Research corporations and other websites that summarize compensation and benefit plans. Examples of websites include but are not restricted to the following:

 

• Career InfoNet

• Society For Human Resource Management

• Salary.com

• Vault, Career Intelligence

 

Write a proposal of no more than 1,400 words on a compensation and benefits plan that meets the needs an organization and its employees. Complete the following in your proposal:

 

• Justify your chosen approach.

• Identify any obstacles or resistant you foresee if the compensation and benefits plan were to be implemented.

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Week 4 Learning Team Reflection

 

Discuss this week’s objectives with your team. Your discussion should include the topics you feel comfortable with, any topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.

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

DQ 1

Aside from individual attributes, which factors would you consider most important in recruiting employees?

DQ 2

What is the relationship between the business strategy and an entity’s organizational culture regarding staffing decisions? Is it possible to strengthen one without the other? Explain your answer?

DQ 3

Which employee selection method would you recommend using? Provide an example and explain both the positives and negatives attributed to this method.

DQ 4

Which do you consider more valuable: external or internal recruitment? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Who and Why (McDonald's)

 

Determining Who and Why Resource:

 

Ch. 6 of Managing Human Resources

Locate a job description online for a well-known organization. The job description should include the following components: 

 

• Position details

 • Job duties

 • Performance standards 

• Job factors Identify recruitment and selection methods that are consistent with the organization chosen. 

 

Develop a concept map that summarizes the steps of recruiting and the selection criteria for an employee using the job description selected. 

 

Write a paper of no more than 1,050 words that includes rationale for the team’s decisions. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

 

Week 5 Learning Team Reflection

Discuss this week’s objectives with your team. Your discussion should include the topics you feel comfortable with, any topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.

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

DQ 1

Why is the delivery of an organizational-training program important to employees’ overall success?

DQ 2

What method or methods are used to train employees in your workplace or one you are familiar with? Is it effective?

DQ 3

What do you think are the key components within a performance management plan? Should the evaluators have the ability to easily quantify key performance indicators from the plan?

DQ 4

Within your current or past employment, do you think the training you participated in was beneficial

Week 6 Growing Your Staff Presentation

ou currently work as a human resource management consultant, and you have scheduled a presentation to pitch your organization’s value to a company that you have worked for in the past.

Prepare a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that will be used to pitch the need for your consultant services.

Include the following components in your presentation:

·  Identify the organization’s operational gap or need for the human resource management services. Provide any relevant background information within the speaker notes.

·  Determine why a training or employee development plan is needed and why it will fill the organizational gap identified.

·  Provide an outline of the proposed training or employee development plan.

Create a performance improvement plan worksheet and integrate it into the presentation. Complete the following in your presentation:

·  Convey the benefits of using your performance improvement plan over more standard, similarly used forms.

·  Explain how your performance improvement plan should be used.

·  Determine what impact your proposed services will have on the organization and its goals.

Explain how these changes might affect the company’s Equal Employment Opportunity standing and its overall diversity-related issues. 

Week 6 Learning Team Reflection

Discuss this week’s objectives with your team. Your discussion should include the topics you feel comfortable with, any topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.

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

DQ 1

What concerns and considerations should managers be aware of regarding diversity within a working environment?

DQ 2

With the immersion of a global business, how important is it to understand the nature of diversity?

DQ 3

In what ways would you manage a diverse workforce?

DQ 4

What effects does diversity have on a group or team-based environment?

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