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For this project you and your group are to draft answers or solutions for each of the following three scenarios.
Scenario Three: One of your plant managers will be sent to your sister company in Bulgaria for a period of three years. Write an expatriation and repatriation plan for this employee.
For this project you and your group are to draft answers or solutions for each of the three scenarios. This should be prepared as a Word Document and submitted to the Small Group Files. The peer evaluation form is optional, and you can find that in your individual submitted assignments area.
Discussions on these topics may take place on the small group DB or via the live chat. Discussion should be visible for the instructor (i.e. should not take place via email). If conducted in the live chat, be sure to copy that archive to the discussion board.
You will be graded based on your level of participation in the group discussions on the DB and your contribution toward writing the final paper.

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You are attending a lunch and learn session on stress reduction in the workplace. In order to prepare yourself for this meeting, write a paragraph explaining how you would reduce stress at work. Write another 1-2 paragraphs indicating why you believe this approach would be successful.
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Write at minimum one paragraph explaining how you would reduce stress at work. Write another 1-2 paragraphs indicating why you believe this approach would be successful. This should all be included in one primary post prior to engaging in dialogue with other students. Citing of research is required. Then engage in dialogue with others on the DB with 2 or more well developed replies. No follow up post is required.

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// In order to start with such kind of assignment, it is essential that one must study the various scenarios with reference to the concepts involved. The first scenario deals with preparing for Union Contract Negotiations. To start with, one must write a short introduction like this. //

Preparing for Contract Negotiations

Negotiating with the union for the contact process requires diligent efforts from the administrative side. Management has to take into consideration, various issues affecting both the parties. The pre- negotiation process requires collection of information and reports. This is very important for the development of negotiating scenarios and evaluating the outcomes. In order to prepare for the negotiation strategy, one must follow a number of steps discussed below, which would help in designing of the negotiation strategy (Brewster & Harris, 2004).

// After giving a brief introduction; we would now, start off with the various steps of this process. There are basically five steps involved in the process. The first two steps are Review of Previous Negotiations and Operating expenses. //

Review of Previous Negotiations
In order to start with the negotiation process, it is very essential to look at the past union agendas in the earlier negotiations. This would help the HR department and the Professionals to study the arguments made from both the sides. The review of past ideas, which include the strategy adopted, timings, concession reached and gains would provide an idea about the likely future behavior of the union. Review of key issues would help in strategy development. And also it would give an idea, whether the issue would be brought up or not. It is easier in this case to develop strategies beforehand to tackle the issues (Lynn, 2002).

Review of Operating Experience during the duration of Last Contract
The impact of last contract over the efficiency of the firm is a very important aspect of the negotiation process. The HR department should study the impact of the last contracts on quality, operations and productivity of the organization's operations. The HR department should check upon the grievance and arbitration, which occurred during the tenure of the last contract.

// The third step of this process is Consideration of the Unit for Bargaining. Data generation is the next step. The last step of this process is development of the Employer's Strategy.//

Consideration of the Unit for Bargaining
Formulation of bargaining unit is a critical aspect of the negotiation process. This option is exercised by the Management, while taking into account, the various benefits they would receive on joining a particular employer's groups. This consideration should depend on track record of negotiations, cohesiveness of the employer ...

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