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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.

Dealing with Disruptive Innovation

Prepare a short outline and explain the possible ways companies can deal effectively with a disruptive innovation. Response must include examples.

Implicating Selected Target Audience Populations

Now that you understand the implications of selecting a target audience, describe things that should be considered defining the new target population. What factors should be considered and the implications that align to these factors?

Identifying Trends and Challenges for HRM

I have identified three trends and challenges for HRM. Could you assist me develop team strategy to meet these? I have listed my trends and challenges for HRM that I am going to use. These are the three trends or challenges: - One challenge for HRM is keeping up with the social world. With more and more people going to

Research Question Assessment

Assess the following research questions for clarity of purpose, appropriateness of scope, and their ability to be researched: Is the city management form of government better than the mayor and council form of government? Is Kelsey keeping pace with US cities of similar size? Do Master of Public Administration programs equip

Public Relations: Free Publicity & Propaganda & Bernays

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. a. Read the article entitled Free Publicity: Worth Its Weight in Gold - and list at least three of the ideas presented by the author for o

Project Task - Organizing a Company Offsite

(I really need some help getting started on this. I will be using the information as a guide, so if an example could be given that would be wonderful.) You have been tasked with the project of organizing a company offsite 2-day training session in which people are brought in from different parts of the country. This entails e

Variables that Affect a Accomplishments at a Bargaining Table

What are five interdependent variables (and examples of each) that affect what is accomplished at the bargaining table? What is information that needs to be prepared by employers and unions prior to contract negotiations? What sources can employers and unions utilize to obtain this prolific amount of information? 200 words

Recruitment Strategy - Costs and Benefits

Discuss the costs and benefits (meeting or exceeding quotas, turnover rates of recruits, success of the recruits on the job, job acceptances via different sources, and estimates of quality of hires) of a recruitment strategy used by a particular organization that you are familiar with (either your own or some other setting). You

Analysis of a Journal Article on Performance Management

I need some help in analysing a journal article about the Attitudes of Malaysian Teachers (see attached) The questions are: 1. Evaluate the findings of the authors in regards to the attitudes of teachers of different ethnic origins in Malaysia towards an outcome-oriented performance appraisal. 2. Analyze the relationship b

Employee Benefits and Wage Decision

Please help in answering questions on human resources recruitment and retention practices: 1. Organizations offer employee benefits for several reasons. First, they want to be attractive to potential candidates. Second, to increase employee morale. - What makes up the Employee Value Proposition (EVP)? - Give an example o

Generational Difference Discussion

Employers are interested in recruiting a diverse workforce and one aspect of diversity is age. There are different general characteristics associated with baby boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials. In this discussion, consider how these generational differences might affect recruiting strategies. Respond to the following questi

Productivity Improvements

Productivity Improvements (1) What is your opinion on the question below? Besides making decisions about which piece of equipment to buy or which process to use, productivity is also analyzed in terms of Productivity Measure or ratio of Outputs/Inputs. For example, for the EBBD, one productivity measure that could be used