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Company health insurance plans

It's the end of the year and it is time to renew the company's health insurance plan, as well as look at the other benefits the company offers. While employee morale is not low, the owners feel that it could be improved if they offer better benefits. They also believe that they will be able to hire more competitively in the futu

Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector: Evolution

The specific case study questions: How has the collective bargaining process evolved in the public sector? What do you think was the most crucial change? How are you seeing the effects of that change today? This solution explains how social media has significantly changed the ability for "confidentiality" to remain tha

First view of an organization: the recruiting process

The recruiting process is often the first time applicants get a close look at the organization that might be their next employer. Think about your own experiences applying for jobs. • How do employers manage their employment brand? • What determines first impressions? • Based on your experience, what do you thin

Company Mission, Vision, and Stakeholders

Company Mission, Vision, and Stakeholders Strategic management starts with vision and mission. It consists of the analysis, decisions, and actions an organization undertakes in order to create and sustain competitive advantages You can pick a company that interests you, one that has a lot of information on the web about th

Demand Analysis, Optimal Pricing and Estimating and Forecasting Demand

In what respects are the following common practices subtle (or not-so-subtle) forms of price discrimination? a. Frequent-flier and frequent-stay programs b. Manufacturers' discount coupon programs c. A retailer's guarantee to match a lower competing price. Address the the questions and please explain throughly for be

Preparing a training document

The new corporate trainer has been asked to provide training. Prepare a training document to be used in the monthly company training session for discussing how an evaluation of a project for the public sector would differ from an evaluation of a project in the private sector.

Learning Tools and Strategies

Please create an outline of learning tools with regards to the following topics: - Note taking during class - Note taking while reading - Ways I will prepare for tests - Strategies I will use when taking tests

Manager in organization that is in charge of operations function

Week 1: Identify a manager in your organization that is responsible for an operations function. Review the section on Operations Strategy in the textbook and discuss this information with the identified operations management manager. Determine if any of the operations strategies discussed in the textbook are utilized in the org

Teen-aged driving Analysis

From the statistics about teen-aged driving listed below, I need help with finding out how an analysis will be performed using quality tools to reduce the alarming statistics in teen driving? : • 14% of deaths due to motor vehicle accidents are teenagers. • Teen deaths due to auto ac

Business Ownership Program

Hello, I need some example responses that are at least a paragraph for the following questions to guide me. 1) What is your primary reasoning for applying to a business ownership program? 2) What is your entrepreneurial dream? When you look out 5-10 years, what would you like to accomplish? 3) Describe your interest in

Implementing Controls to Achieve Desired Outcome

Suppose an error in planning, such as too-high production targets, has led to problems. Suppose that it is not possible to revise the plan, such as when a commitment is made to another organization to supply a certain quantity on a certain date. What type of controls can be used to solve the problem? More generally, can cont

AON project network

From the following information, develop an AON project network. Complete the forward and backward pass, compute activity slack, and identify the critical path. How many days will the project take? ID.....Description..........Predecessor.......Time (days) A......Survey site..............None......................2 B......Ins

learning organization and innovative change

Using an organization with which you are familiar, identify its core culture and the elements of its observable culture as defined by Senge. What do you think would need to be changed in order to facilitate learning? What role would organizational development play in overcoming resistance to change?

Change Control Process

Please help with the following problem. Include references. "What do we control using a change control process?" As you explore this topic, be sure to include a brief discussion of the consequences of NOT following change control procedures.

Team Training

Please help with the following problem: An important role of the project manager is to train the team to operate with the type of dynamics that result in a well-performing cohesive team. In addition, a project manager must also attend to the team's training needs. Briefly discuss the three types of training that a team is li

Change in Economic Structure

Please help with the following problem. With regards to the changes within the economic structure, how do politics and government regulation factor into the changes we see in economic activity on both a domestic and global scale? What actions have either helped or hindered our progress?

General compensation plan

Information you need: • Your Help Desk Manager makes $20.00/hr • The new managers performance appraisal rating was above average Outline a general compensation plan. Specifically address what type of considerations you will make when determining how employees are compensated and given raises. Do a compensation analysis

Growth Strategies for Nike, Inc.

Nike, Inc. - Describe your growth objectives for this organization. - Provide an explanation of the different types of growth strategies. - Determine which type of growth strategy you would utilize for this organization, and explain why. - Explain how your growth strategy will help this organization fulfill its growth ob

Affirmative action and the theoretical glass ceiling for minorities and women

Affirmative Action encompasses various issues that an organization takes into consideration. AA throughout the history of employment has created and address such issues as the 4/5th rule and the glass ceiling. Choose one of these issues to address: Glass Ceiling: The glass ceiling has been defined as, "The unseen, yet unbrea

Impact of Affirmative Action on Organization

Affirmative action is frequently debated topic. If handled correctly, affirmative action avoids the stigma of being more like reverse discrimination. The stated justification for affirmative action by its proponents is that it helps to compensate for past discrimination, persecution or exploitation by the ruling class of a cultu

Consenting to Sexual Harassment

From the case study, according to her own testimony, Vinson acquiesced to Taylor's sexual demands. In this sense, her behavior was "voluntary." Determine if the voluntariness of her behavior means that she had consented to Taylor's advances and whether it means it was justified. Discuss which court(s) you thought was (were) righ

Managing Operations Vs. Service Organizations

Compare and contrast the challenges involved with managing service organizations against those of manufacturing operations. Discuss which you would rather manage and why. Analyze the four costs associated with maintaining an inventory to determine which appears to be most controllable by any organization. Explain your ration

Channel Management Decisions in Action

For my team project we are a marketing team tasked with coming up with a new product to be introduced at In-N-Out Burger. We chose to incorporate a childrens meal into their menu and we are now working on phase 4 of the marketing plan. I am looking for ideas on how to answer he following question. Analyze the effect of channe