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MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1

This course contains a number of resources to aid in student learning and success. Familiarize yourself with the following:

1- MGT-434 Course Overview

2- HRM Webliography

3- Scenario Generator

After examining these resources, do the following:

1- From the Scenario Generator, create your Scenario Generator Report.

2- Attach your Scenario Generator Report to Module 1 DQ 1.

3- Describe how the HRM Webliography might be useful in your current work situation, or in a position you hope to hold in the future.

4- Ask any questions you might have about course assignments and/or using the Scenario Generator.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2

Strategic human resource management (HRM) has been defined as a consistent pattern of planned human resources activities and deployments intended to enable an organization to meet its goals. Further, strategic HRM, also consists of many components including aligning the utilization of human resources with the mission, vision, values, and culture of the organization, as well as branding, competitive advantage, organizational development, diversity management, organizational structure, and evidence-based HRM.

Using resources other than your textbook identify an organization that successfully implemented strategic HRM initiatives. Present the initiatives and discuss the business strategies achieved as a result of the initiatives.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1

Identify an organizational-level goal that would be incorporated into an annual business strategy (e.g., financial performance, service, productivity, competitive advantage, innovation.) Develop three organizational development strategies relating to HRM you would utilize as a manager to support this goal. Create the goals utilizing SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely) criteria, specifically identifying how the goal will be measured using evidence-based HRM.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2

Access the Scenario Generator. Create a scenario for Project 1: Strategic HRM Proposal. The characteristics of this scenario should differ from the characteristics in your Scenario Generator Report. Briefly compare and contrast these characteristics with the characteristics in your Scenario Generator Report. How would organizational strategy differ between the two scenarios?

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1

Pre-employment testing can be an effective tool in the selection of qualified candidates. Testing can include, but is not limited to the following areas: personality, talent assessment, job task proficiency and productivity, physical ability, drug testing, lie-detector analysis, background checks, cognitive assessment, emotional intelligence, credit checks, computer literacy, basic skills, and English proficiency. Select three types of pre-employment testing and discuss the purpose, effectiveness in the selection process, legal parameters for use of the testing, costs associated with administration of the testing, and recommendation for the use of the testing.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2

Successful interviews are carefully planned and executed events. Discuss the purpose and successful application of different types of interview environments (traditional, panel or committee, group, telephone, etc.) and questions (behavioral, situational, open-ended, case studies, etc.). Include a discussion of how to avoid the use of illegal interview questions.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1

The purpose of this discussion question is to share with your classmates the nature of your Scenario Generator Report, and for you to have the opportunity to compare ideas and understanding with your colleagues.

Attach a copy of your Scenario Generator Report.

Summarize the general characteristics of your organization.

In subsequent posts for Module 4, compare the characteristics of your organization with that of your classmates.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2

Organizations can avoid investing in training and development activities because it is difficult to quantify the ROI (return on investment). As a manager who has identified a need for training and development in your organization, develop a training and development proposal to be presented to the leadership team. Include a brief overview of different delivery methods for training and development, expected outcomes, and potential return on investment. Include a citation for your research.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1

Access the GCU Library. Locate a current and reliable source of information on the performance management cycle. Discuss the components of the performance management cycle and the frequency each component is conducted over the course of an annual performance management cycle.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2

Assume the role as the chair of the Recognition and Rewards Committee for an organization of 50 employees. Prepare a recommendation from your committee on how to allocate the $5,000 annual budget to maximize employee engagement and motivation. (Hint: Don’t forget that non-monetary means of recognition and rewards can be just as effective as monetary means.)

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1

Discuss the components and purpose of types of leaves-of-absence, including FMLA, military, personal, and sabbaticals. If the leave type is mandated by law, discuss the employer responsibilities and benefits to the employee.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2

Managers share responsibility for employee performance and have an active role to play in the performance management cycle. Terminology that is often used to describe the actions of a manager in the performance management cycle include coaching, counseling, corrective action, progressive disciplinary plan, and termination. Define each of these terms, the circumstances under which they are utilized, and their intended purpose. You may also include a description of the terms and processes used by your organization.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1

Effective managers can successfully locate and apply relevant human resources laws and regulations. The United States Department of Labor website is an excellent source of reliable information.

Access the search box of the U.S. Dept. of Labor website located at .dol.gov/”>www.dol.gov.

Choose three laws from the list below to research:

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA)

Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Sarbanes-Oxley Act (see whistleblower protection provisions)

For each of your three chosen laws, provide a bulleted list of five or six relevant facts that you believe have significance for line managers.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2

Do you think there is a difference between diversity management and affirmative action? Please provide an explanation for your response.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 1

Effective managers stay abreast of current HR topics.

Some relevant issues facing today’s managers include: global HRM, labor relations, social media, whistleblower rules, e-HRM/self-service the knowledge economy, outsourcing pros and cons, managing four different generations in the workforce, increasing age of the workforce, employee privacy, the glass ceiling, implications of baby boomer retirements, immigration, social responsibility, elder care, executive pay, and alternative work arrangements.

Select three topics from the list above (or choose other current topics that are not included). Research each topic. For each of your three chosen topics, provide a bulleted list of four or five relevant points that you believe have significance for line managers.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 2

Three topics that I chose are: Social media, employee privacy and alternate work arrangements. I have listed at least four bulleted points that will help understand the topics selected.

Social Media

Can be a good marketing tool for an organization if monitored and used for business purposes

Has caused an increased rate of employee misuse

Mobile phones make it hard to enforce social media while at work

Can help employers or labor unions communicate information to employees

Employee Privacy

Businesses are trying to minimize legal exposure by restricting employee privacy

Businesses limit employee privacy in an effort to increase employee productivity

Businesses try to avoid proprietary information to be shared with competitors or other businesses

63% of employees view online social networking on a daily basis

Alternate work arrangements

Working Families Flexibility Act of 2012 allowed employees to request flexible work arrangements

Work schedules can include more hours with less days worked

Flexibility can increase employee morale, have less turnover, and increase productivity with employees

Employees with flexible schedules are more satisfied and therefore desire to stay longer at their place of employment

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 2 Assignment

Write a high-level strategic human resource management plan (3-4 pages).

The purpose of this assignment is to simulate the thought process managers use to connect unit goals with organizational strategy. The students are not expected to produce a detailed strategic plan (which in actual organizations can exceed 100 pages). Rather, the expectation is that students demonstrate consideration of the multiple complexities involved in strategic planning.

The assignment is centered on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) model of analysis, and the specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) model of goal setting.

Access the GCU Library, relevant course materials, Internet resources, and the HRM Webliography to research SWOT analysis, SMART goals, and models of strategic proposals.

Access your Scenario Generator Report, which includes a description of the organization, points to reflect on, a SWOT analysis, and directions for a SMART goals report. Use this information to write the Strategic HRM Proposal.

The Strategic HRM Proposal should be in the form of a professional report. There is no single, correct manner of presentation. Creative thinking is expected. The formatting is secondary to the content and application of knowledge. However, the proposal should be organized in a readily comprehensible manner that conveys a thorough understanding of course objectives. Graphics, bulleted lists, tables, and charts are acceptable. Include the following:

1- Introduction and conclusion that make relevant connections to course objectives.

2- Summary of the organizational description included in your Scenario Generator Report.

3- Reflection and application of each point included in your Scenario Generator Report (2-3 fully developed sentences per item).

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 4 Assignment

Develop a high level staffing and compensation plan (4-5 pages). The plan should contain an introduction and conclusion that make relevant connections to course objectives. The body of the plan is an annotated presentation of the concepts listed in your Scenario Generator Report.

The purpose of this assignment is to simulate the thought process that managers use when planning for staffing and compensating employees. The students are not expected to produce a detailed proposal. Rather, the expectation is that students demonstrate consideration of the multiple complexities involved in staffing and compensation.

Access the “Deliverables” section of the Staffing and Compensation Plan within your Scenario Generator Report. Your Scenario Generator Reportprovides the context for the plan which should:

Discuss the staffing needs of your organization. Thoughtfully discuss each listed item (two to three fully developed sentences per item).

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected.

Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 6 Assignment

Develop a high level performance management cycle plan (4-5 pages). The plan should contain an introduction and conclusion that makes relevant connections to course objectives. The body of the plan is an annotated presentation of the concepts listed in your Scenario Generator Report.

The purpose of this assignment is to simulate the thought process that managers use when evaluating the various elements of performance management. The students are not expected to produce a detailed plan. Rather, the expectation is that students demonstrate consideration of the multiple complexities involved in the performance management cycle.

Access the “Deliverables” section of the Performance Management Cycle Plan within your Scenario Generator Report. Your Scenario Generator Reportprovides the context for the plan.

Carefully consider the characteristics of the various organizational descriptors in your Scenario Generator Report.

Thoughtfully discuss each listed item (2-3 fully developed sentences per item).

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected.

Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

 

MGT 434 Grand Canyon Week 7 Assignment

Write a reflective summary (750-1,000 words).

Consider your Scenario Generator Reportand the previous three assignments. Assume the role of a unit manager who is evaluating the last year and looking ahead to the next year. Do the following:

1- Include an introduction and conclusion that make relevant connections to course objectives.

2- Connect your experience with course assignments to the course objectives.

3- Synthesize the various elements of your Scenario Generator Reportand the previous three assignments in a manner that demonstrates mastery of essential concepts and principles.

4- Discuss successes and areas of improvement for the future.

Your paper should demonstrate critical and creative thinking.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected.

Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

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