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Why a Needs Analysis is Important for Creating Relevant Training

Sample Question: Line managers often perceive training as having a low ROI, (Return on Investment). I agree with them in many instances. I would argue that their perception relates to trainer's conducting inadequate needs analyses. Let's discuss why a comprehensive needs analysis that aligns with the competency model is impor

Please Help

Please answer and discuss the questions below. 1. What are the various ways that a movie studio can get us to pay money to consume their product (a movie)? 2. One of those ways is to let us rent the movie. What are the various different methods or ways we can RENT a movie? (the case describes at least 4) 3. The way we

Identifying High Potential in Employees

The original student posting: We have read about the value of segmenting the workforce to ensure that investments are made where the greatest return can be realized. This does not mean that all employees are not important - they are. But you can see where the differences in investments between those working in pivotal positio

Career Development: Inspiring Employees

The case scenario: Motivated employees want to be able to see a path for their career with the organization. Providing a picture of the possibilities to employees can be an effective way to support employees' interest in remaining with the organization. One way to accomplish this is to provide a clear mapping of the competencie

Recruitment and Selection Strategies Recommendations

Clapton Commercial Construction has an annual net revenue of $10,000000, but are expecting a -3% revenue growth the first year after expansion. They plan to increase their current workforce of 650 by 20% with the expansion. Their annual turnover rate is 20% and are expected to stay the year after that. The strategies considered

Public Relations and Niche Publicity

PART A Locate a blog pertaining to public relations and marketing. Review the bloggers comments as well as those posted by others. Write a review of the blog and explain whether you think the blog is an effective publicity and/or public relations tool for the organization. PART B Read the article "Understanding Niche

Hospital patient escorts - management approach

Could you please read the story below and assist me with the following questions? Selecting Patient Escorts City Hospital is located in the heat of a large Midwestern city. It is one of five major hospitals in the areas and has recently built a small addition for treating well-known patients, such as professional football

Public Relations: A Two-Way Street & Techniques-Responses

Can you please help me with these questions in this article and video? Below is the link for the article and the link for the YouTube video. Thanks in advance for your assistance. Visit the website for the Museum of Public Relations and view the video entitled "Public Relations is a Two-Way Street". Here is the link - http:/

Journal article analysis of performance management

Journal article analysis Tapinos, E., Dyson, R. G., & Meadows, M. (2005) 'The impact of performance measurement in strategic planning', International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 54 (5), pp. 370-384. Request: 1. The number of words more than 600 (the more the better) 2. Bullet points and highlighted

Successful Team Processes

Consider the processes that teams use to be successful. Name three of the processes. Do you think a team needs a leader in order to be effective and/or efficient? Why or why not?

Manufacturing, Planning and Control

Please help answer. Manufacturing, planning and control (MPC) environment is defined by customer order decoupling point. Define each environment and give an example of each. -Make-to-Stock (MTS) environment -Assemble-to-Stock (ATO) environment -Make-to-Order (MTO) environment Please provide references and must be

Paraphrasing Assistance

Please note, this article below is not an essay. Just ask to paraphrase (restate it in another form or other words). Please help me paraphrase this article below... Do what you think is best... The case study of Robin Hood and the merry men will show many problems faced by their organization. We, as advisors will present the

Efficiency and Value of Processes

For this assignment you will be required to assess the performance of two processes and evaluate their efficiency and value. A government office processes two types of applications, Basic and Special, for an agency responsible for awarding funds for projects. Separate departments within the office process the two types of ap

Management Strategy

You are the CEO of a low tech, high volume, and low margin industrial cleaning supplies (chemicals) business. You currently design your own products in house but employ third party manufacturing. You also utilize third party logistics to warehouse and distribute your products. You have numerous but small competitors. Many manufa

Case Study of Performance Management

This is a discussion of question. Question: Review Case Study 3-1 'Evaluating Vision and Mission Statements at Pepsico' on pages 82-83 of the text. 1. Evaluate the mission and vision statements of Pepsico against the theoretical purpose of such statements. 2. How effective are they in linking strategy with individual perf

Resumes: How Employers Can Safeguard Against Inaccuracies

The case scenario and questions: Résumé inaccuracies are the bane of HR employment specialists. While the results of surveys on résumé fraud vary widely, a conservative estimate is that about 20% of résumés contain some inaccurate data or critical omission. In this discussion, consider how employers can best protect thems

Criticism to the Arbitration Process

Explain why costs and time lags subsequently render much criticism to the arbitration process. List solutions and the ways to improve these situations.

Importance of Interpersonal Skills

Rank out the following Interpersonal Skills as most important to least important and explain in detail why your number one (1) is number one. Encouraging: Fostering team solidarity Harmonizing: Mediating conflicts Compromising: Shifting one's own position on an issue Gatekeeping: Encouraging all team members to participat

Case Study: Productivity and quality problems

Case Name: The Contradiction of Business Summary: Lucy Winters managed a branch bank office. The office was located in a good location and had many customers. However, the bank itself had been under severe pressure to improve profits. As a result, the staff in Lucy's office had been reduced by a third. Now there seemed to

Project Manager: Monitoring & Controlling Projects

The solution addresses the following questions: A . What would be some of the ramifications if the Project Manager did not monitor and control the project? B. What are some of the tools a Project Manager could use to monitor and control a project? If you could only use one tool which would you choose and why?

Origins of Communicable Diseases

Explore the origin of a communicable disease that became a pandemic episode. Describe different measures that were taken to contain or eradicate the disease and assess the role that was played by issues pertaining to water, sanitation, nutrition, and environmental conditions.

Wal-Mart Case Study: Sweatshop or Scapegoat

The three-part case study question: a. Is Wal-Mart guilty of running sweatshops or is the firm being victimized? b. With respect to global business in general, how can abusive human resource practices be prevented? c. Can companies that operate sweatshops be stopped? Should they be stopped?

Alternative Work Arrangements

With high gas prices, crowded highways, and concern for air quality, what do business leaders need to do to reduce employee's obligation to drive to work? If you had the authority, what types of work options would you offer employees? If so, would the options apply to all employees? What are the impacts and challenges upon tradi

Cognitive Frames vs. Disruptive innovation

Write a 270 words essay that list the main cognitive frames that companies can adopt when facing a disruptive innovation. Explain why are these cognitive frames contradictory in nature. Give examples.