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    APA Education and Training Benefits

    Is there an opportunities for education and training, and the certifications offered by this professional organization for Certified Payroll Professional?

    Dispute Systems Design

    There are some similarities and differences between interest-based negotiation (designed to resolve disagreements) and large-group methods like future search (designed to find common ground). In a 300-word response, please answer the following question: What similarities do you see? What differences? What is the signi

    Exponential Smoothing

    Use simple exponential smoothing with a alpha of .3 to estimate April through Sept. month actual January 110 February 130 March 150 April 170 May 160 June 180 July 140 August 130 September 140

    Work System Design

    16. As a class project you have been asked to project the proportion of time a professor spends on various activities. You have decided to use the work sampling method. Your initial observations are shown: Activity Observed # of times observed Grading 4 Adm. Pape

    HR Management: Existing Trends and New Challenges

    a. Discuss how a complete performance management system differs from the use of annual performance appraisals. b. Discuss the advantages of managing turnover in organizations. c. Examine contemporary safety and health management issues in the workplace. d. Include a discussion of future trends and challenges in HR manageme

    Productivity ratios

    Med-Tech labs is a facility that provides medical tests and evaluations for patients ranging from analyzing blood samples to performing MRI's. Average cost to patients is $60 per patient. Labor costs average $15 per patient, material costs are $20 per patient, and overhead costs are averaged at $20 per patient. a.) What is the

    Forecasting- weighted moving average/single exponential smoothing

    Please help... b & c can be done with the attached template, but I do not know how to implement the data... Historical demand for a product is: Demand Jan 12 Feb 11 March 15 APril 12 May 16 June 15 a. using weighted moving average with weights of .60, .30 and .10. What is July forecast? b. Using a

    Collaborative Negotiations

    In what ways do you see managers using collaborative negotiation with employees who may be resistant to the change? Please support your 200-300 word response with academic literature.

    Major Issues of Five Companies That Use Night Shifts

    Scheduling people to work late, or "graveyard", shift is a problem in almost every 24-hour company. An article in the Wall Street Journal titled "Scheduling workers who fall asleep on the job is not easy" describes night-shift dilemmas at an oil refinery and a police department. Scheduling is also difficult for airline that fly

    Eric Johnson determines his cost to be as follows

    Eric Johnson determines his cost to be as follows: Labor: $10 per hour Resin: $5 per hour Capital Expense 1% per month of investment Energy: $.50 per BTU Show the percent change in productivity for one month last year vs. one month this year, on a multifactor basis with dollars as the common denominator. Units Produced

    Kanban Cards Needed for Safety Stock

    A bottling plant fills 2,400 bottles every two hours. The lead time is 40 minutes and a container accommodates 120 bottles. The safety stock is 10 percent of expected demand. How many kanban cards are needed?

    Effect of Changed Terms on Augean Cleaning Products

    Until recently, Augean Cleaning Products sold its products on terms of net 60, with an average collection period of 75 days. See attachment for the rest. Book for guidance: Operations Management for Competitive Advantage by Chase, Jacobs, & Aquilano

    World History Since 1500

    Scenario: If, as we've been told, the longest journey begins with the first step, then the first step of our journey through time will place us at the threshold of an era known as the Renaissance and the year 1500, the date chosen by numerous scholars as the dividing line between modern and pre-modern times. It was a time whe

    World History Since 1500

    Details: On May 10, 1871, the third and final phase of what are known as the German Wars of Unification came to an abrupt end. Paris had fallen in January; and the German states had proclaimed their union under the Prussian Kaiser, taken from the ancient Roman Caesar, thus creating a new nation-state, or Deutsches Reich, the G

    Social Security

    In order to make Social Security solvent (able to pay you when you retire) the following should happen: a.) Make all income (not just the first approximately $100,000 a person earns) subject to social security tax. b.) Raise the social security tax rate (It is currently a little over 7%) c.) Not give social security money to

    Time Study Analysis for Operations Management

    As a time-study analyst, you have observed that a worker has produced 40 parts in a one-hour period. From your experience, you rate the worker as performing slightly faster than 100%--so you estimate performance as 110%. The company allows 15% of job time for fatigue and delay. Use excel to show each problem. A. What is the n

    Forecasting Aztec Temperatures Using a Modelling Equation

    Brian Buckley has developed the following forecasting model: y = 46 + 8.3x where y demand for Aztec air conditioners and x = the outside temperature (°F) a) Forecast demand for the Aztec when the temperature is 70°F. b) What is demand when the temperature is 80°F? c) What is demand when the temperature is 90°

    Gauge clusters uses a kanban system to control material flow.

    A supplier of instrument gauge clusters uses a kanban system to control material flow. The gauge cluster housings are transported five at a time. A fabrication centre produces approximately 10 gauges per hour. It takes approximately two hours for the housing to be replenished. Due to variations in processing times, management ha

    Edward Tufte's critique of PowerPoint

    For this question, answer required could be 5 or less sentences. No need for detailed information except you would like to do that. You've read Edward Tufte's critique of PowerPoint for the case. Do you agree or disagree with his critique of PowerPoint? State your opinion and support it with facts, examples, statistics, anecd

    Design Problems in Organizations

    Consider an organization you are familiar with, have or are currently working in. Can you define at least one problem in its design? What are the symptoms of the problem? What could have been done to solve the problem?

    Issues for a Human Service Agency

    The most important issues for a human service agency to address are direct and indirect costs, depreciation and use allowance, unallowable costs, profit margins, fixed and variable costs, break-even points, market prices and variable fee and sliding fee schedules. Out of this list which issue is the least important? What is

    Business Communications and Lying

    Persuasive Letters Lying is a form of persuasion. Think of an example from your own, first-hand business, workplace or professional experience when someone lied to you. Do not describe lies from a politician, or celebrity. Briefly describe the lie. Describe harm done to the people and/or organization. Do you believe the lie w

    Global Strategic Management (Scanning the Environment)

    Research the Airbus company. Using your research findings from the Library and the Internet, develop both an EFAS (External Factors Analysis Summary) Table and an IFAS (Internal Factors Analysis Summary) Table. The tables are to be submitted in one Excel file (one sheet for the EFAS. And one sheet for the IFAS), separate from y

    Some methods carry more reliability and validity than others.

    Please help me with the following: Some methods carry more reliability and validity than others. A good HR professional knows when to use which method. For instance, is predictive validity more appropriate for a sales position than concurrent validity? Or, if a company is trying to set a standard of performance, should they o

    Equipment Disposal.

    What are important considerations for an organization to dispose of old computer equipment? What methods would work best for the organization in which you are working or have worked?

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