Assignment 4: Progress, Results, and Finalizing the HR Project Due Week 8 and worth 145 points Your HR project to develop a centralized model of delivering HR services has progressed through very critical stages of the project thus far. It is now time to present actionable, decision-making information to project leaders. This can be best accomplished when projects have been successfully managed, devoid of any major risks, and have been properly closed out and finalized. Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you: Explain what it means to successfully direct and manage project work and identify and discuss 3-4 strategies you might use to manage and sustain progress in your HR project. Be specific. Identify and discuss a minimum of 3 strategies that could be used to address and resolve any risks within the control of the project. HINT: See Exhibit 14.5 in the textbook. Is any one of the strategies you selected more important than the others? Why? Describe 2-3 actions a project manager may take as they begin to close out the project. Be sure to justify using the actions you discuss. Review Project Management in Action: The Power of Lessons Learned (pages 518-520 in the textbook) and provide an overview to the project team on the significance of the information. Be specific. Go to http://research.strayer.edu to locate at least three (3) quality academic (peer-reviewed) resources in this assignment. Your assignment must: 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: Determine the characteristics of a successful project plan. Monitor the progress of a project and prepare documentation of a project’s effectiveness as measured by the stated goals. Use technology and information resources to research issues in managing human resource projects. Write clearly and concisely about managing human resource projects using proper writing mechanics
HR Processes and Functions
Part A (Chapter 12)
1. First, read the article, “HRIS Performance Monitoring Plan”. Based on the article and your textbook, please respond to the following questions:
2. Explain your previous or current organization’s performance management, compensation, benefits and payroll system. Can these systems be accessed via one HRIS or does your organization use multiple systems? Explain.
3. Do you think your organization performance management, compensation, benefits and payroll system are effective? Why or why not? What recommendations would you make to improve those systems?
Part B (Chapter 13)
4. Do you work for an international organization or, does your organization recruit globally? What are some HR programs in global organizations? Compare and contrast domestic recruitment and selection to international recruitment and selection. How are they similar and different? If you have experience working abroad, please share your experiences as it relates to HR processes and functions.
John Smith, VP of HR at Lamp Electronics is sitting scratching his head over the conversation he had with Joe Group describing what had transpired in the finance department. Joe had been preparing the sales revenues reports for the past five years as the company is required to report to the SEC to issue public and profit forecasts. Lamp has always been high producing and has experienced a decline; hence, the share price has declined.
Joe told John that he had been instructed to use a different and more aggressive accounting method for forecasting and calculating projected sales revenue for the coming year. Joe believed that this approach could mislead the shareholders regarding actual performance. The past CFO was rather conservative in the approach; however, a new CFO, Bob, was hired earlier this year after not obtaining a promotion for a competitor. Bob was perceived as a go getter, smart, and someone to make a positive mark on the company. When Joe pointed out that the accounting practices were different than Lamp’s traditional practices, Bob, the CFO said that he was the new CFO and had a different approach. Bob proceeded to tell Joe that sales would turn around and the company is justified reporting higher expected sales revenue in the upcoming months. Bob also mentioned that Joe should want the stock to go up and do well. As Joe continued to question, Bob told him to do his job as instructed. Since then, Joe felt that Bob had become hostile towards him and that there was a change in the relationship. Despite his fears, he felt he had to go to HR for advice. HR intuitively suspected that Joe was worried about Bob finding out about meeting.
This information disturbed HR. What should HR do? What rights and protections do whistle blowers have in the workplace today? What about the hostility? Do employees have rights regarding being treated hostile in the workplace?
Case adapted from: Nkomo, S., Fottler, M., McAfee, R.B. (2005) Applications in Human Resource Management (5th ed.). Mason, OH: Southwestern.
1. Imagine you are an HR consultant to the organization involved in this situation. The organization wants to be responsive and fair. How would you handle the staff that are upset and what would you recommend to senior leaders?
2.Identify the legal issues that are pertinent to the case.
3.What are the risks and challenges the organization faces by implementing the policy you recommend?
Must be at least 300 words in APA format.
1. What types of strategic choices do managers have when deciding on recruiting and selection efforts?
2. How can the HR department and line manager collaborate to develop an authentic environment built on trust for a virtual and global workforce? How do they make it work?
Must be at least 300 words in APA format.
Do you think a company that paid more careful attention to selection could further boost their chances of success?
Write a two- to three-page analysis using the Case Study on pages 325-327 of your textbook, “Expatriate Management at AstraZeneca.”
Your analysis should address the following questions:
Critically analyze AstraZeneca’s expatriate management practices.
According to the 2007 Expatriate Work/Life Balance Survey, 65% of expats report feeling the strain of managing the demands of work and home, leading to more anxieties at home and at the workplace. What steps can an organization take to mitigate this?
What decisions related to expatriates could organizations take to maximize the benefits to the company despite ongoing economic recessions? Do you think a company that paid more careful attention to selection could further boost their chances of success?
Your case study analysis should follow APA guidelines for formatting of all resources, both in-text and as references. Your analysis should include a title page and should include a separate reference page.
Research the organizational structure of the United Nations Human Rights Council. What are the goals of the organization? How is it structured to accomplish those goals? Discuss if it is accomplishing those goals and, if it is not accomplishing those goals, suggest possible changes to streamline the organization.
The essay should be two to three pages in length and properly formatted to include a title page, running head, page numbers, and reference list. The paper should follow APA guidelines
What does effective global leadership achieve? What are the different roles that managers on international assignment often assume to enhance leadership effectiveness? Choose one country in South America and one country in Europe to describe some of the differences.
Your response must be at least 200 words in length.
Technology is one of the methods used in business overseas. Describe the impact of e-business on leadership. What differences would a manager have to be aware of if doing business in Africa, Australia, or South America?
Your response must be at least 200 words in length.
For this assignment, you will investigate a social media public relations (PR) campaign by an organization. Some examples of platforms are LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube. The organizations can be national or can be local to your area.
In this assignment, you will need to include the following components:
Provide information about the social media platform.
Provide information about the organization and its campaign.
Discuss the campaign based on the information discussed in the Unit V Lesson. (Is it effective? What, if anything, can the organization do to improve PR through social media?)
You will need to reference at least two academic sources. Webpages provided by a company or organization (e.g., an “About Us” page) will be accepted for this assignment as a valid, academic source.
Use the standard five-paragraph format (introduction/body/conclusion). APA format should be used. The assignment should be a minimum of three pages in length.
For this assignment, compare and contrast two communication techniques that can be used to improve employee trust and engagement. Feel free to use the channels or techniques discussed in “Communication Provides Foundation for Being a Best Place to Work” by Kathleen Skidmore-Williams—an article that is located in the Unit IV Required Reading section—or feel free to research your own.
Your assignment should include the components below:
Explain why communication is essential in an organization.
Explain the ways that effective communication improves employee trust and engagement. Focus on comparing/contrasting two types of channels or techniques (e.g., on-site meetings, employee surveys, workshops).
Explain the types of situations where each channel or technique would be most effective. Provide examples and facts for your audience. Avoid simply offering an opinion; rely on valid, academic research.
APA format should be used. The assignment should be a minimum of three pages in length.
Write a paper on the following topic: “Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made?”
Your paper should be 3 pages
You can use references or write your own views and opinions.
Use APA writing style.