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Managing Older Employees

Does society need to rethink the traditional notion of retirement, and if so, what strategies can managers implement in an effort to manage effectively their older employees? Lastly, can employing older workers provide a competitive advantage?

Japan - Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages Case Brief

Hello, can you please help me get going on this one? Thank you. Read the Japan - Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages case. Prepare a case brief. For case brief references follow: Case info can be found at:

Types of Research - 5 Question Quiz

A) __________ is a measure of how much risk to take when reaching a conclusion. 1. Statistics 2. Generalizability 3. Sample 4. Significance B) Which of the following is another term for basic research? 1. Applied research 2. Baseline research 3. Real research 4. Pure research C) Which of the followin

Business Management: The Appraisal Process

Briefly describe the appraisal process and how it should work. 2. Do you agree with the observation that managers are tempted to just get the appraisal process over with and possibly take care of the appraisal through e-mail? 3. What are some major factors that distort performance appraisals? 4. Leary-Joyce states that p

Interviews: Positive Factors, Undermining Factors

1. What are some factors that can make for a good/effective interview? 2. What are some factors that can undermine the usefulness of an interview? How can these be overcome? 3. Add 3 sentences (and only 3 sentences) to share your experience of a good (or bad) interview that you had and why it was good (or bad).

Environmental Management Program

1.There are five elements of a comprehensive environmental management system: waste minimization and prevention, demand-side management, design for environment, product stewardship, and full-cost accounting. Part 1: Name two companies that have incorporated all five elements into their environmental management programs. Descr

Discussing Emotions, Escalation and Fairness

Objective: The objective of this discussion is to - Explain the roles of emotion and fairness in decision making. - Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations. - Recognize situations that present potential legal and ethical issues and develop solutions for those issues.

Case Study: Leaderships and Goals

Read the case study and answer the following three questions. Case Study: Ken Osborne stared out the window, wondering what he could do to get things back on track. When he became head of the finance department of a state government agency, Osborne inherited a group of highly trained professionals who pursued their jobs w

Space Systems Technologies Case Analysis

Your company, Space Systems Technologies (SST), has the mission of assembling commercial and military launch vehicles. SST does no fabrication, it simply provides customers specialized assembly expertise, brings the prefabricated parts of the expendable launch vehicle together, and though an assembly process delivers a completed

D. L. Woodside, Sunshine Snacks: answers to case study questions

Chapter 2 Case Study: "D. L. Woodside, Sunshine Snacks" (p. 60 of the textbook) Read the case study and answer the following three questions. 1. What traits does Woodside possess that might be helpful to him as he assumes his new position? What traits might be detrimental? 2. Would you consider Woodside a people-oriented o

Six Categories of Cost

List and describe the six categories of cost. Additionally, discuss which ones are used in making an incremental cost analysis and why. Choose a product and discuss it in terms of these six categories of costs.

Total Cost of Ownership

David Burt, et. al. (2010) described different components of total cost of ownership. Discuss three of these components as they relate to a product or organization of your choosing. Describe why you think that these components are relevant to that product or organization.

Minimum of Health Care

A mother brings her daughter to the emergency room every time she has an asthma attack. Her parents are part of the working middle class; however, they cannot afford health insurance and their income exceeds the minimum for the State's Children Health Insurance Program or federal assistance. The child is treated for her asthma a

Smitheford Pharmaceuticals Case

Smitheford Pharmaceuticals was founded by a former officer in the Civil War, General Robert Smitheford, in 1878. He moved his family to Colorado Springs to aid in his wife's tuberculosis condition. At the time, it was believed that the sunshine and high altitude had curative effects. The company quickly grew and expanded. To

"Global versus National Talent Management Process"

HRM 532 "Talent Management" Week 7 Discussion 1: "Global versus National Talent Management" 1.) Differentiate between talent management for global versus national efforts and how your organization would address the creation of a global effort if one is not already in existence. (Please add references) Week 7 Discussion 2: "

Pro's and Con's of Contracting

In 250 words please write What are some reasons for and against contracting out? Additionally, what are reasonable items to contract out?

Sociological Perspectives on Family issues

Discuss family and family issues within the major sociological perspectives. Review the situations described below. 1. The arranged marriage of a 16-year-old African girl to a 25-year-old Indian man. 2. A married homosexual male couple that moves from the Netherlands to Australia. 3. The merger of a family of two young gi

Analysis of a recent labor dispute

Analysis of a recent labor dispute as reported in an article from a recent issue of a newspaper or business periodical. Does the report favor management or labor? Does the ownership of the periodical used influence the scope, language, and conclusions reached? Short (about one page) reply to all above questions, that I can use

Racism and Discrimination

Choose a racial group for which to do your research. 1. In what ways does the group that you chose to research experience discrimination in the United States? 2. In what ways does the group that you chose to research experience discrimination in other countries? 3. What are the stereotypes associated with the group that yo

Collective Bargaining Negotiations

Could you assist me with examining the direction of union collective bargaining strategies. In this case, let's examine the position of unions in the public sector. If you were a union leader in government whether it is a city, county or state, what would you want your union to ask for in their collective bargaining negotiations

Competency Processes

I need help with this: I have the first part of the paper but can't seem to find good information to complete the 2nd part. I need to describe some of the effective processes for identifying and defining competencies (such as job modeling or job analysis techniques, which include observations, focus groups, surveys, etc...) I

Employee Needs & Motivation/ Intrinsic Motivation

I need help with these two questions with citations and references added. Employee needs are not hard to meet if the employer understands that each employee is an individual and a part of a group. Needs need to be met with each person's needs evaluated. The basic needs of employees like lunch, breaks, food, and water are easy

Diversification and Changes in Shareholder Value

Please respond to the following: Take a position as to whether or not your believe diversification increases shareholder value in a given company. Support your position. Given a company that is already diversified, suggest how senior management may determine the most effective strategy and how it should be evaluated.

Applying Deming's Steps

The transportation costs for the Pressed powder production are high, but so are the costs of building an entirely new manufacturing facility. A description of the processes is listed. The company does not know how to proceed but is beginning to embrace TQM thinking. To encourage this new direction, bring more information and ana

Virtual Distance Training

I wrote a paper and I totally approached it as a research paper instead of a proposal. I definitely need help with this one. I need to choose technologies and write around 700 words in an approach that it is a proposal to a boss as to why the technologies would be a good choice to use for virtual (distance) training since the bo

Building Functional Expertise, Operational Objectives and Talent Management

The two-part case study: 1. There are many ways to build functional expertise within an organization. Select one of the key roles in building functional expertise, and prepare a two-year plan to build functional expertise of a newly hired manager. 2. Analyze how operational objectives, their relationship to talent managem

Organizational Managers and Decision Making

Discuss the following statement. "It is important that organizational managers understand that bounded awareness can and will occur in decision making." In developing your discussion, cite a minimum of two sources.