Define Emotional Intelligence (EI) and describe the key elements of EI and discuss how it differs from Intelligent Quotient (IQ).

Answer the question below:

 1 – In your own words, define Emotional Intelligence (EI) and describe the key elements of EI and discuss how it differs from Intelligent Quotient (IQ).  Why is EI so important to successful strategic leadership?  Do you think that EI or IQ is more important for effective leadership and/or management?  Give an example of a leader you have known with high EI and explain your selection. 

 Your initial post should be at least 250 words, not including repeated questions, references and quotes. 

Discuss managing an implementation organization.

This extra discussion should not be a formal paper, and needs no cover page. It should have a reference “section” or page if you have references, and should be double-spaced. Please address the following “Discuss managing an implementation organization. What competencies underpin successful management in implementing organizations?”

Describe a total reward philosophy and explain why a total reward approach to benefit program and compensation design is strategically important to employers.

Assignment Instructions:

approximate time commitment 90 minutes
this assignment is worth 120 points
this assignment closes to late responses after 3 days (10% penalty per day)
provide a well thought out response of 1000-1500 words drawing on information from the required textbook and two additional internet sources
paraphrase only, no direct quotes
provide an organized logical progression of thought
use correct grammar, punctuation, sentence structure
this has a file upload submission with VeriCite enabled for plagiarism detection
provide correct citations and references for all sources
ensure sources selected help to demonstrate understanding of the content learned in module 4

Assignment Response: Provide a response to the following integrated essays.
Essay 1: Describe a total reward philosophy and explain why a total reward approach to benefit program and compensation design is strategically important to employers.

Essay 2: Explain how compensation philosophy and benefit selection impacts employer branding, recruiting, and retention.

Essay 3: Conduct internet research focusing on Total Rewards with regard to either compensation philosophy, discretionary benefits, or HR metrics. Provide a reflection of how total rewards supports the strategic HR role within an organization as well as the organization’s competitive advantage. 
Written Requirements

MS word document
APA layout
title page
body of the paper
reference page
1000-1500 words 
use page breaks  
one inch margins all around
double space all text – no extra double spaces
APA citations and references
paraphrase only, no direct quotes
APA formatting
separate headings for each major topic-headings and subheadings
text Times New Roman, black, 12 point font 

Examine the major benefits to an organization that allocates organizational resources towards employee relations activities.

“Employee Relations and Avoiding Litigation”  Please respond to the following:
• Examine the major benefits to an organization that allocates organizational resources towards employee relations activities. Then, specify two employee relations activities that you believe would have the greatest impact on an organization. Provide support for your rationale. 
• Compose a strategy that an organization can implement to reduce the number of HR cases that reach the point of arbitration. Support your answer

What recommendations would you share with an expatriate as an International HR Manager that would help them become motivated about an expatriate assignment based on what you have learned from the video?

 
The extra credit discussion thread is based on a YouTube video entitled “Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career” by Larry Smith, an economics professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada. The video is funny but gives very honest tips to motivate people to follow their goals and dreams. For the extra credit discussion, please review the video and share with the class the following:
1. Identify one thing you have learned from the video as it relates to you and your goals.
2. What recommendations would you share with an expatriate as an International HR Manager that would help them become motivated about an expatriate assignment based on what you have learned from the video?

WATCH VIDEO BELOW Only USE this for reference 
 
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKHTawgyKWQ 

ANSWER QUESTIONS FULLY

Define the employee relations function of an organization and human resources’ role in its development

Applying HR Concepts
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

Competency 1: Define the employee relations function of an organization and human resources’ role in its development. 

Describe how best practices will promote human resources as a strategic employee and labor relations partner versus the tactician.
Describe the impact your personality “type” (Unit 7) has or will have on your role in employee and labor relations, either as an employee or member of management.
Summarize the main components of employee relations in organizations.

Competency 2: Analyze human resources practices that promote positive employee relations and legal compliance. 

Describe the skills currently possessed that facilitate your work.
Describe the skills you want to develop.
Present at least one activity or practice you can use to help develop those skills.

Competency 5: Examine the impact of labor unions on employee-employer relationships.

Describe how positive employee and labor relations enhance organizational competitiveness.
Describe how the mission, vision, values, and culture of an organization influence employee and labor relations, including the main reasons employees seek union representation.
Analyze human resources practices that promote positive employee and labor relations and legal compliance.

Competency 6: Communicate professionally with all stakeholders. 

Employ proper grammar and mechanics.
Communicate professionally with all stakeholders.

Assignment Description
Throughout this course, you have studied a variety of concepts and best practices designed to facilitate positive employee and labor relations. For this assignment, analyze the following concepts:

Summarize the main components of employee and labor relations in organizations.
Describe how positive employee and labor relations enhance organizational competitiveness.
Describe how the mission, vision, values, and culture of the organization influence employee and labor relations, including the main reasons employees seek union representation.
Analyze human resources practices that promote positive employee and labor relations and legal compliance.
Describe how best practices will promote human resources as a strategic employee and labor relations partner versus the tactician.
Describe the impact your personality “type” (Unit 7) has or will have on your role in employee and labor relations, either as an employee or member of management.
Describe the skills you currently possess that facilitate your work.
Describe the skills you want to develop.
Present at least one activity or practice you can use to help develop those skills.

Refer to the Scoring Guide to ensure that you meet the grading criteria for this assignment.
Assignment Requirements

Written communication: It should be thoughtful and free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted and styled according to the most recent APA edition.
Length of paper: 6–8 typed pages, double-spaced.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Attach document and upload to this assignment area.

Determine how innovations in employee benefits can improve the overall competitive compensation strategy of the organization.

 Assignment 5: New and Improved Rewards at Work
Due Week 10 and worth 250 points

Employers have been coming up with innovative employee rewards to boost morale and acknowledge employee needs for creativity and personal goal accomplishment. Some of the latest potential employee rewards include using the Internet at work for personal reasons such as shopping, communicating with friends, or personal finances; bringing a pet to work; instituting a controlled napping policy, and the sports and office betting pools. 

Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:

Determine how innovations in employee benefits can improve the overall competitive compensation strategy of the organization.
Explain how innovative benefits could be tied to specific jobs.
Critique the effectiveness of equity-based rewards systems versus those with more creative approaches.
Discuss the key elements of integrating innovation into a traditional total rewards program.
Recommend a process that optimizes an employee-based suggestion program to continually refresh the total rewards of the organization.
Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality 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 an organization’s strategy and integrate pay-for-performance plans and total rewards into a compensation strategy that will motivate desired behavior and improve job performance.
Explain a benefit plan as part of an overall competitive compensation strategy and the policies to administer the benefits.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in total rewards.
Write clearly and concisely about total rewards using proper writing mechanics.