HRM 6999 Capstone in Human Resources Management SU01

Respond to one of the discussion questions below:

Question One:

Discuss hidden diversity and its implications for hiring and retaining a diverse workforce while complying with Title VII requirements.
Question Two:

The Supreme Court has established guidelines for affirmative action programs and the standard for proving discrimination. An employee is passed over for a promotion and claims it was because of affirmative action. Explain what he or she will have to show to make the case for discriminatory action and that the affirmative action program was illegal. Be sure to include how that individual would make his or her case.
WEEK ONE ASSIGNMENT

HR Perspective: Transforming HR at Chick Fil A

Introduction

Research the organization and consider this scenario:

The HR department at Chick Fil A has grown and changed over time to meet the company’s needs and focus on corporate strategy. Today, the department handles more issues than it ever has. Servant leadership requires leaders to put the needs of the company and the employees above their own needs. Although the HR personnel face challenges, corporate expectations are high.

Tasks

Summarize background information of Chick Fil A’s redesign of HR and organizational needs.
Describe the current trends within the HR department.
Explain how you would encourage the CEO and other top leaders to focus their efforts on creating a healthy organization culture.
Define the steps you would take to develop a healthy organization.
To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

WEEK TWO DISCUSSION

Tasks

Respond to one of the discussion questions below:

Question One:

Explain current best practices related to job analysis design and classification and how Title VII and the ADA may influence the determination of the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in the resulting job description.
Question Two:

As the HR Manager you have to justify costs (direct and indirect) of your recruitment plan to the director of HR.
Who will use the data? Why?
How will that data make your case?
Explain the opportunity costs of your proposal.
WEEK TWO ASSIGNMENT

HR Competencies and Applications: Manage Your Employment Brand

Introduction

Gamification is now used to recruit new employees. Online puzzles and simulations are just examples of the games that engage potential applicants and build brand awareness for organizations. Talent acquisition is the process of finding and hiring high-quality talent needed to meet the organization’s workforce needs. Recruiting is the process of generating a pool of qualified applicants for organizational jobs. Recruiting and employer branding is part of an organization’s marketing. It is linked to the overall image and reputation of the organization and its industry.

Key Competencies: Business Acumen; HR Expertise: People/Talent Acquisition.

Think of your current or previous organization and consider their methodology of recruitment and selection. Put yourself in the HR role and consider the following questions.

Tasks

Analyze how you would convince senior leaders that the investment would be worthwhile?
Identify how you would partner with inside and outside your organization to develop and convey your brand message?
Explain what hiring managers do to create a welcoming environment for military veterans?
Evaluate what attributes of military veterans would lead to success in business?
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

WEEK THREE DISCUSSION

Tasks

Respond to one of the discussion questions below:

Question One:

Turnover can cost a significant amount for an organization, both financially and emotionally. Suppose you are hired into the position of an HR manager for an airline reporting a 20% turnover rate for pilots. What would you conclude about this? What would you do to determine the cause, and what steps would you take to increase the retention of employees?
Question Two:

There are many theories and models of talent and performance management that you have read in the text and will read about in your research. Consider multiple aspects of managing and motivating performances and getting the most out of people, their abilities, and their intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. How do you go about developing and motivating employees for effective talent and performance management?
WEEK THREE ASSIGNMENT

Does Training Impact the Bottom Line

Introduction

Training is the process whereby people acquire capabilities to perform jobs. The view of training has changed over time. Today, training is viewed as necessary for long-term strategic goals.

To be a strategic investment, training must produce positive results. Today, it is common to have workers from several generations in the workforce. The most common groups are the baby boomers, generation X, and millennials. There are differences and similarities among all the groups to conduct training.

As the HR manager, what would you do?

Tasks

Describe the rewards and challenges of training a workforce composed of workers from different generations.
Analyze from your current or previous employment about the type of training that was utilized to promote the different generations.
Explain how HR professionals can assist line managers with the various training options to train workers from different generations.
Analyze what HR programs should be customized to meet the diverse needs of workers from each generation.
Evaluate the various delivery training programs using the Internet and take a position of one you would use or create.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

WEEK FOUR DISCUSSION

Tasks:

Respond to one of the discussion questions below:

Discussion Question One:

Experts state that compensation can positively affect performance in many ways. Visit the South University Online Library and locate articles that are linked to compensation based on the employees’ work performance. Post the article in the forum and discuss how you believe compensation influences a company’s performance. Think about things like an employee’s psychological state, satisfaction with compensation, sense of fairness, competitor’s salary, etc.
Discussion Question Two:

The textbook has much discussion about pay-for-performance plans. This issue does not apply to executives only. It is a broader concept with a purpose of focusing attention on key goals. Answer the following questions:
Why have pay-for-performance plans become more popular?
What elements are required to make them successful?
Does industry influence the success of pay-for-performance?
WEEK FOUR ASSIGNMENT

Managing Employee Benefits

Introduction

Consider the current trends in managing employee benefits. Trends include the use of benefits to build a sustained competitive advantage, the costs of benefits, communication about benefits, and unique benefits.

Research various companies and create a list on what they offer as a variety of innovative healthcare programs for employees. The desired result is well-educated and healthy employees.

Consider your current or previous organization and its healthcare program.

Tasks

Analyze how you would rate the innovative programs implemented in these companies and identify if there is anything these companies could have done better to promote healthcare among employees.
Explain what kind of innovative programs you think organizations should offer employees.
Summarize if you were an HR professional, what you would do to promote healthcare in your organization.
Describe if you think offering home ownership benefits will improve employees’ work satisfaction. If so, why?
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

WEEK FIVE DISCUSSION

Tasks

Respond to one of the discussion questions below:

Question One:

Managers approach a job with their own style of knowledge and task. If managers are unethical or conduct themselves in an unethical manner, morale becomes an issue in the department and workplace and performance levels diminish.
What are (if any) the protection options for the employees under any legal guidelines in today’s workplace to “whistle-blow” on unethical behavior?
Consider the multiple aspects of what may or may not occur during these events when the “whistle-blower” initiates this action to leadership.
Questions Two:

HR managers in a small business wear many hats and need to have a keen work knowledge of all facets of the business. As the HR manager, you are tasked with designing a company policy manual for the CEO:
Select and discuss one item from what you have learned in this course and justify why it’s the most important element of the manual.
From your experience, which policy does not make sense (or lacks value) and would not be included in the policy manual?
WEEK SIX ASSIGNMENT

Management Initiatives

Introduction

Communication sometimes fall short when designing and implementing change initiatives, and employees are generally left behind. Organizational change includes individual change. When planning major change initiatives, employers sometimes forget that building a positive employee relationship is critical for motivation since each person must go through this change and implementation for themselves. As leaders involved in plan change, there is plenty of time to get used to the idea because those involved would be part of the whole process and everyone else would follow along.

Tasks

Describe the best method that the management should take to roll out a change management initiative.
Analyze what are some of the benefits of involving employees in the organization.
Summarize from experience why many organizations have fallen short in the mechanisms of designing and deploying the changes.
Explain why organizations create changes without communicating and gaining the support of the employees.
Describe what initiative an HR manager would take to communicate the management proposal with the employees.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

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