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PORTFOLIO MILESTONE (25 points of the final Portfolio grade)

Option #1 Portfolio Milestone: Outline Prepare an outline of your plan project and submit it to your instructor for review. Please use APA format and include a two- to three-sentence description of each section. Although you will not earn points in Week 2 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 2. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.

Option #2 Portfolio Milestone: Interviewee Selection and Question Preparation Submit the name and a brief biography of the individual you are going to interview to your instructor for approval. Also include a minimum of 15 questions you will ask in your interview to your instructor for review/approval. The questions need to be able to elicit answers from the HR professional that will ultimately uncover the current alignment of the HR department with the organizational goals, Although you will not earn points in Week 2 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 2. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details. Note: Any documentation resulting from personal interviews by CSU-Global students are for the sole purposes of fulfilling a course assignment and will not be used as part of a larger study, published, or distributed outside of the course environment.

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PART 2

PORTFOLIO MILESTONE (75 points of the final Portfolio grade)

Portfolio #1 Milestone: Annotated Bibliography A solid foundation of research will support the theoretical base and practical applications of your strategic plan. Prepare an annotated bibliography of the 10 or more sources you have selected. Submit the completed document to your instructor for review. Although you will not earn points in Week 4 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 4. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.

Portfolio #2 Milestone: Interview Using the 15 questions you developed in prior modules, conduct your interview with your selected HR professional. Submit the questions and answers to your instructor for review. Make sure you gained all of the information you will need to complete your final analysis and evaluation paper. Although you will not earn points in Week 4 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 4. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details. Note: Any documentation resulting from personal interviews by CSU-Global students are for the sole purposes of fulfilling a course assignment and will not be used as part of a larger study, published, or distributed outside of the course environment.

 

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PART 3

PORTFOLIO MILESTONE (50 points of the final Portfolio grade)

Portfolio #1 Milestone: Purpose Statement Most of us are aware of the term “purpose statement” but are unsure of its real meaning within an organization. It is a statement describing the organization’s purpose, or the reason for its existence. The purpose of an organization reflects a desired position in the marketplace. It should accurately answer to the questions below. The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. Who are we? What do we do? For whom do we do this? How do we know when we are getting it done? The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. The most effective purpose statements are short, concise, and direct. A good purpose statement is between 2-3 sentences. Answer the four questions above and create a purpose statement for your HR department. Submit the answers to the four questions and the purpose statement to your instructor for review. NOTE: At this stage, you will need to name your company and decide the service they provide or products they manufacture. Although you will not earn points in Week 5 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 5. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.

Portfolio #2 Milestone: Purpose Statement Most of us are aware of the term “purpose statement” but are unsure of its real meaning within an organization. It is a statement describing the organization’s purpose, or the reason for its existence. The purpose of an organization reflects a desired position in the marketplace. It should accurately answer to the questions below. The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. Who are we? What do we do? For whom do we do this? How do we know when we are getting it done? The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. The most effective purpose statements are short, concise, and direct. A good purpose statement is between 2-3 sentences. Review the purpose statement given to you by the interviewee and analyze the strength of the statement based on your findings from the interview. Submit your analysis to your instructor for review. Recommended length of analysis is 250-300 words. Although you will not earn points in Week 5 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 5. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.

 

 

PART 4

Module 8: Portfolio Project

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Portfolio Project (350 Points)

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Choose one of the following two assignments to complete as your final Portfolio Project for the course. Do not do both assignments. Identify your assignment choice in the title of your submission.

 

Portfolio Project #1: Human Resources Strategic Plan

Portfolio Project #1 provides data from a hypothetical organization.

You will create a strategic plan that aligns the human resources (HR) function with the organization’s mission, vision, and objectives. The overall scope of the Portfolio Project is to create a “Shared Services” structure for HR that will be housed at the organization’s corporate offices.

Milestone Deliverables due Weeks 2, 4 and 5

Week 2: Portfolio Milestone: Outline (25 points of the final Portfolio grade)

Prepare an outline of your plan project and submit it to your instructor for review. Please use APA format and include a two- to three-sentence description of each section.

Week 4: Portfolio Milestone: Annotated Bibliography (75 points of the final Portfolio grade)

A solid foundation of research will support the theoretical base and practical applications of your strategic plan. Prepare an annotated bibliography of the 10 or more sources you have selected. Submit the completed document to your instructor for review.

Week 5: Portfolio Milestone: Purpose Statement (50 points of the final Portfolio grade)

Most of us are aware of the term “purpose statement” but are unsure of its real meaning within an organization. It is a statement describing the organization’s purpose, or the reason for its existence. The purpose of an organization reflects a desired position in the marketplace. It should accurately answer to the questions below. The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers.

· Who are we?

· What do we do?

· For whom do we do this?

· How do we know when we are getting it done?

The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. The most effective purpose statements are short, concise, and direct. A good purpose statement is between 2–3 sentences.

Answer the four questions above and create a purpose statement for your HR department. Submit the answers to the four questions and the purpose statement to your instructor for review.

NOTE: At this stage, you will need to name your company and decide the service they provide or products they manufacture.

For all Portfolio Milestone assignments: Although you will not earn points the weeks you submit these deliverables, they are required components of the Portfolio Project and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit these assignments as required by the end of the weeks they are due. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.

Final Deliverable due Week 8

Required Topics – Be sure to cover the following:

· Strategic Contribution,

· Personal Credibility,

· HR Delivery Metrics,

· Key Performance Measurements (KPM),

· Action Plan for each functional area,

· HR mission statement,

· HR vision statement and objectives.

Your strategic plan should include:

· Title Page

· Table of Contents

· Executive Summary

· Body of your plan

· Conclusion

· Reference Page

· Appendix (optional)

Submission requirements:

· Ten pages minimum (not including the title page, table of contents, reference page or appendix) will be needed to complete the project.

· Support your analysis and recommendations with 5 credible sources documented in accordance with the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.

 

Portfolio Project #2: Human Resources Interview and Strategic Alignment

Portfolio Project #2 will be a “mirror image” of Portfolio Project #1. You will select and interview a human resources (HR) professional in a leadership position within his/her company.

The individual you select must be in a generalist leadership position (Manager, Director or VP). Please note: selecting a specialist (Training Manager or Benefits Specialist) will limit your ability to gain a clear understanding of the HR department as a whole. (With your instructor’s approval, you may use a specialist.)

You will conduct a one-on-one interview to secure the information needed to write a paper analyzing and evaluating the “strategic alignment” of the HR department to the organization’s vision, mission and goals.

Unlike in Portfolio Project #1, you will not create a strategic plan. You will secure the needed information through your one-on-one interview.

Milestone Deliverables due Weeks 2, 4 and 5

Week 2: Portfolio Milestone: Interviewee Selection and Question Preparation (25 points of the final Portfolio grade)

Submit the name and a brief biography of the individual you are going to interview to your instructor for approval. Also include a minimum of 15 questions you will ask in your interview to your instructor for review/approval. The questions need to be able to elicit answers from the HR professional that will ultimately uncover the current alignment of the HR department with the organizational goals,

Although you will not earn points in Week 2 for this deliverable, it is a required component of the Portfolio Project, and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit this assignment as required by the end of Week 2. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.

Week 4: Portfolio Milestone: Interview (75 points of the final Portfolio grade)

Using the 15 questions you developed in prior modules, conduct your interview with your selected HR professional. Submit the questions and answers to your instructor for review. Make sure you gained all of the information you will need to complete your final analysis and evaluation paper.

Week 5: Portfolio Milestone: Purpose Statement (50 points of the final Portfolio grade)

Most of us are aware of the term “purpose statement” but are unsure of its real meaning within an organization. It is a statement describing the organization’s purpose, or the reason for its existence. The purpose of an organization reflects a desired position in the marketplace. It should accurately answer to the questions below. The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers.

· Who are we?

· What do we do?

· For whom do we do this?

· How do we know when we are getting it done?

The purpose statement is the written summary of those answers. The most effective purpose statements are short, concise, and direct. A good purpose statement is between 2–3 sentences.

Review the purpose statement given to you by the interviewee and analyze the strength of the statement based on your findings from the interview. Submit your analysis to your instructor for review. Recommended length of analysis is 250-300 words.

For all Portfolio Milestone assignments: Although you will not earn points the weeks you submit these deliverables, they are required components of the Portfolio Project and you will lose points on your final project grade if you fail to submit these assignments as required by the end of the weeks they are due. See the Portfolio Project grading rubric on the Course Information page for details.

Final Deliverable due Week 8

Required Topics – Be sure to cover the following:

· Strategic Contribution,

· Personal Credibility,

· HR Delivery Metrics,

· Key Performance Measurements (KPM),

· Action Plan for each functional area,

· HR mission statement,

· HR vision statement and objectives.

Your analysis and evaluation paper should include:

· Title Page

· Executive Summary

· Analysis and evaluation of alignment

· Conclusion

· Reference Page

· Appendix (optional)

Submission requirements:

· Ten pages minimum (not including the title page, table of contents, reference page or appendix) will be needed to complete the project.

· Support your analysis and recommendations with 5 credible sources documented in accordance with the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.

Note: Any documentation resulting from personal interviews by CSU-Global students are for the sole purposes of fulfilling a course assignment and will not be used as part of a larger study, published, or distributed outside of the course environment.

Posted Fri May 15, 2015 at 6:12 am

 

 

Data from hypothetical organization::

HRM400

Portfolio Project

Organizational Profile for Project Option #1

Organizational Statement and Overview: We are only as good as our teams.

Organizational HR functions have been known to create barriers and extra work for

employees, preventing them from achieving organizational goals. We need to be

consistent on how each of our area HR functions meets the needs of the employees and

achieve HR and organizational goals.

While we are a very successful organization, HR operates in a decentralized fashion.

Currently, most HR related decisions are being made at the area level. This means that

HR practices and employment issues vary among areas. This can impede our ability to

respond effectively to new issues or carry out innovative employment relations strategies

that are in the best interests of the organization.

Each area will have one single HR representative who will be the face of HR in the field.

The HR Relationship Manager (Title for field representative.) will have access to the

specialized services needed. One of the primary reasons for developing a more

centralized HR function is to make sure that high quality, consistency and efficiency are

the norm across all areas.

Specialized services include: Recruitment & Selection (Module 3), Performance

Management (Module 4) Training & Development (Module 5), Compensation & Benefits

(Module 6), Employee / Labor Relations (Module 7), and Health, Safety & Security

(Module 8).

Corporate Vision: To become a world class company, the standard by which others are

measured.

Corporate Mission: Design and deliver the highest quality IT solutions utilized by 75%

of the market while maintaining a 98% customer satisfaction rating.

Corporate Goals:

1- Increase shareholder value.

2- Increase profits

3- Increase customer satisfaction

4- Increase employee satisfaction.

5- Out compete our competition.

6- Focus on a more targeted segment within our industry

7- Positively shape the regulatory and policy environment to allow for innovation

and build our brands reputation.

8- Deliver a more differentiated motivating brand proposition.

HR Guidance for you to build upon:

HR Purpose Statement: You will create one. (Referred to by some as the

department mission statement.)

HR Goals (Create three additional goals. Make sure they support the organizational

goals.)

1. Create a centralized human resources function located at our corporate offices

that identifies and supports individual needs and their use of locally assigned

human resources contact.

2. Minimizing the inconsistencies that currently exist in HR policies and practices

across areas and implementing practice, process and structural changes that will

ensure the consistent application of best practices in the human resources

function enterprise-wide.

3. Eliminating unnecessary duplication of processes and services in the HR

function.

4. Ensure that HR personnel receive the training and experience they need to

develop their expertise and cultivate opportunities for career advancement in the

HR field.

5. Improve communications and information sharing among all areas to ensure

consistent application of the HR function

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