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Human Resources Management

Team Synergy and Output

It has been suggested that the output of a team is far greater than the output of the individual efforts combined. What is it about the team that creates this synergy and extra output? Discuss your thoughts on this phenomenon and how you as a manager can tap into this "extra" output.

Strategic Outcomes

Discus how understandable and fair HR policies and rules can lead to better strategic outcomes. Then, discuss how the concepts of due process and employment at will relate to the Value of Respect. Your initial response should not consist solely of opinion statements, but be supported by factual information. As references, yo

Effect of Eliminating the Human Resources Department

With many healthcare organizations merging or selling, many administrative positions are being downsized or eliminated. One department not immune is the human resource department itself. In this discussion, explore the effects that eliminating the HR department will have for the organization.

Shortages in Healthcare Staffing

Hi, I need some assistance generating ideas for the following question. There is currently a shortage in healthcare staffing. Do you feel that this will continue, improve, or just get worse? Explain your answer.

Human Resource Management: Benefits

Question: You are the HR Supervisor responsible for developing the company objectives that will be listed in the new benefits package. What needs to be considered when selecting employee benefits?

Human Management, Networking and Resource Planning

Hi, I need some help with preparing a white paper and discussing the following questions. Task: Human Resource Planning - Half Page: Share the basics of the performance management system used at your company. Based on what you have learned, how would you modify or re-create that system to be more effective? Management In

Creating a Human Resources Web Page

As firms attempt to help employees balance work and family life (and as employees become aware that personal and family life stresses affect performance at work), Human Resources departments sponsor an array of programs and provide information on a myriad of subjects. However, some people might be uncomfortable asking for hel

Reducing Costs

Question: Discuss how employers might reduce costs in some of the major benefit areas in order to better finance their strategic organizational initiatives (in order for the organization to survive). What are some of the options available (in the healthcare area, in benefits for retirees, educational reimbursements, etc.)? You m

Managing Human Resources Globally

1. What was the main point of disagreement between the union and the management? State each side's position and the final outcome. 2. How did this strike affect the community - economically, employee productivity, government...? 3. Under what condition/situation can the President step in and end a strike and demand empl

Judgement Heuristics

With the promotion evaluation almost over, your manager, Mr. Myers, contacts you directly to explain your next assignment. He informs you that the board of directors is really looking to promote someone that has an excellent background in the major categories of heuristics. With that in mind, Mr. Myers asks that you prepare a re

Situational Approach

Situational Leadership II (SLII) is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical method of effectively managing and developing people, time, and resources in the world. SLII provides leaders with a model and the tools for creating open communication and developing self-reliance in those they manage. It is designed to increa

Concepts of HR

How do the products (or concepts) of the different areas of human resources (strategic HR management, equal employment opportunity, staffing, talent management, total rewards and compensation, risk management and worker protection, employee and labor relations activities) support and integrate with each other? Provide examples i

Employer of Choice

Research three employers of choice and visit their websites. Create a list of five criteria that you want in an employer and discuss how well each company meets your criteria.

Baby Boomers and Generation X

1. Read the information in the article below entitled, "Baby Boomers vs. Generation X" and then do some additional research via the Internet on Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y. 2. Next, write a brief review (minimum of one (1) page) of your findings including, "What similarities and differences exist among the views

Letter of Application and Job Ad

I am required to write two letters, a Letter of Application and a Help Wanted Ad related to the first letter. ____ Your name, contact information (centered at top of page) ____ Date ____ Name & address of person/business you're applying to ____ Salutation left-justify [ Dear Mr. _________: ] ____ Attention getti

Human Resource (Quantitatively and Qualitatively)

Evaluating (quantitatively and qualitatively) training and development activities should be an important part of strategic activities within organizations. Discuss the training evaluation process, starting with the concept of a training needs analysis, to a discussion of the importance of transfer of training, to a discussion of

Human Resources at Sara Lee

Analyze the company Sara Lee: - Type of Organization - Size - Location Common Body of Knowledge areas that need to be covered are not the same as the major activities for HR. This response needs to show how the CBK areas as covered (Management, Legal, MIS, Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, and Appl

Compensation Considerations

- Determine the best way to leverage compensation surveys to set the level of compensation for your current (or future) job position. Provide specific examples to support your response. - Find a position with a company or organization with which you would consider working. How you would integrate internal job structures with ex

Reducing Expatriate Failure Rates

The rate of failure for expatriates has been arguably noted to be high. Discuss "reducing expatriate failure rates" in terms of lack of training and cultural preparedness etc.

Motivational Theories

I need help with the following: - Literature of four to five articles that document corporate initiatives based on motivator theories. Critique these articles (for instance, examine and evaluate the appropriateness of the initiatives) and prepare a literature review. Also, using the information from the research for the litera

Strategic Alliance Issues

Analyze issues that arise in strategic alliances (for example, strategic alliance exists between Starbucks and Pepsi Co, or iTunes and Barnes and Noble) such as teamwork, diversity, values, ethics, culture, leadership, etc.

Select and Customer Service Representative

You are a Human Resources manager and are looking to fill a Customer Service Representative position. Discuss how you would select "the" person to hire from a list of twenty-five applicants who meet the initial job qualifications. Review the many different selection methods found in organizations today and discuss why you chose

Individual Versus Group Incentives

Research a company or organization for which you would like to work focusing on its current base of employee pay. *Compare and contrast the likely success of individual incentives, group incentives, and companywide incentives for improving employee performance. *Referring to the same company, create an outline for an incentive

Person-Focused Pay

Research a company or organization for which you would like to work focusing on its current base of employee pay. Determine if a person-focused pay system would benefit the company you researched. Provide specific examples to support your response. Analyze the advantages to employees and to employers of a person-focused pay p