HRM5900 UNIT 1-10 DISCUSSIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS. ORDER FOR HELP.

HRM5900 UNIT 1-10 DISCUSSIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS. ORDER FOR HELP.

 

Unit 1

 

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  • Program Beginnings and Reflections

INTRODUCTION

These are exciting and challenging times for business, and the human resource management (HRM) professional is increasingly being properly recognized as a partner in organizational leadership. In this program, you have been well-prepared to excel as a complete business partner with skills and abilities relevant for all aspects of human resources (HR). This is your opportunity to assimilate and apply your expertise.

TOGGLE DRAWERHIDE FULL INTRODUCTION

Unlike the courses you have taken up to this point, in this course you are asked to demonstrate what you have learned throughout the program. The approach here is not to digest and evaluate new material, but instead, to create a structure or paradigm of HR grounded in sound theory and practice. You are asked to take what you have learned throughout the program and create something relevant and useful. The shift in how you approach the course may be unsettling, but you will find that with hard work, you will succeed. This is your moment to display your talents.

Prior to beginning this course, review your previous work in this program, program competencies and outcomes, and your own experiences with HRM. There are many important HR functions and programs to assess. The most important question may be whether HRM in your organization (or the organization chosen based on your reading) has become a strategic partner within the organization. More importantly, does HR leadership exhibit the competencies necessary to lead an organization through a period of more uncertainty and change? You will address many other issues throughout the course.

As you work through this course, imagine yourself as an HRM leader who must lead and enhance the role of HRM in your organization. Consider the area you think needs improvement to be more effective. This reflection may lead you to selecting an HRM function such as recruitment, selection, compensation, legal compliance and so on for the topic of your course project. You can also examine HRM-related issues and select a HRM topic related to programs such as enhancing employee motivation, improving quality, or reducing employee turnover through retention strategies. You will be creating a plan that is innovative and research based.

Human Resources Assessment Exam

The Human Resources Assessment Exam that you will take in this unit is part of the continuous quality improvement commitment from Capella University’s School of Business. It is part of SOB programmatic accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The assessment exam results will help ensure that learners are being provided with the best possible educational experience.

The Human Resource Assessment Exam covers topics taught in the Capella Human Resource Management program that are aligned to the topics required for accreditation. This exam assesses the baseline data the school needs for its analysis. The exam assesses the foundational knowledge areas.

No extra preparation is required to take this exam. Once you have completed the exam, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, which you will submit in u01d2.

Note: This is a required activity.

OBJECTIVES

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

  1. Compare foundational disciplines and topics within human resource management.
  2. Use strategic thinking to identify and explain a problem or opportunity within human resource management.
  3. Reflect on your learning within the human resource management program.
  4. Communicate in a manner that is appropriate for the profession.

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If you have not already, read the Introduction to this unit before starting any other unit activity. The introduction in each unit provides important information that will help you work through the course. It is an expectation that you will read each unit introduction.

[u01s2] Unit 1 Study 2

Project Preparation

For the capstone project, you are required to start with choosing a topic for research. This needs to be selected and posted by the end of this unit. See the Project Selection and Approval discussion in this unit for directions on how to post your proposal. Start by completing the following tasks in order to prepare for the course project:

    • Read the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description to learn the requirements for your capstone project.
    • Look through the description and scoring guide for each project component. The components are:
      • Literature Review – Unit 2.
      • Metrics, Analytics, and Other Measurements – Unit 4.
      • Talent and Workforce Management – Unit 6.
      • Strategy, Culture, and Change Management – Unit 7.
      • HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan final project and presentation – Unit 10.
    • Next, think about what topics you have a passion for within HRM. What problems are most important to solve when you think about HRM within organizations today?
    • You may also find that reviewing your projects from previous courses and artifacts that you have collected in your e-portfolio will help you choose a topic and complete the project.
    • Select a topic of research, organization, and problem or opportunity for the capstone project:
      • Consider the problem or opportunity you will address to improve the organization’s effectiveness. Be sure to consider whether your topic and the problem or opportunity are appropriate for the project component assignments.
      • The organization that you choose can be a current or past employer or another organization that is of interest to you and from which you can gather information to complete this project successfully.
      • Note: You are encouraged to consider the global perspective in your plan, especially if you were part of the MS-HRM International Trip Experience.

You may find that the following Web sites will also help you prepare for and complete your capstone project:

    • Assurance of Learning: About from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
    • HR Certification Institute’s PHR (Professional in Human Resources).
    • HR Certification Institute’s SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources).

If you have any questions, contact your instructor.

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Literature Review Assignment – Preparation

The first component of your final capstone project, Literature Review, is due in Unit 2. At this time, it is recommended that you do the following:

    • Read Unit 2’s Literature Review assignment description and scoring guide.
    • Read the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description.
    • Think about the topic, organization, and issue or opportunity you will focus on within the final project.
    • In preparation for creating a literature review, look through the Capella Writing Center’s “Principles and Procedures for Writing a Literature Review” presentation.

Note that this component of your project must include at least 10 references and must use APA style and formatting.

[u01v1] Unit 01 Virtual Resource 1

Virtual Resource: Human Resource Assessment

Note: This is a required activity.

    • No preparation is necessary before taking the exam. This is an assessment of your current knowledge.
    • You will not be graded on how you perform on the exam.
    • Allow approximately two hours to complete the exam.
    • It is recommended that you complete the exam in one sitting.

Follow these steps to access the exam:

  1. Click on HRM5900 Assessment Exam.
  2. Complete the questions regarding your name, learner ID, program, and organization information.
  3. Select Confirm once you have completed your responses.
  4. Click on the link to launch the exam.
  5. Read the acknowledgements carefully, including the timeframes for exam completion before beginning the exam.

Reminder: When you have completed the exam, you will receive an Exam Certificate of Completion. Be sure to save this certificate; you will need to submit it in u01d2.

If you experience technical issues with the assessment, please contact Peregrine at Peregrine Support.

[u01d1] Unit 1 Discussion 1

Project Selection and Approval

Complete the following for this post as it pertains to your HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan:

    • Identify your chosen topic, organization, and problem or opportunity for your instructor to review and approve.
    • State your reasons for the choices and their appropriateness for the capstone project. Your instructor will respond to your post, helping you decide if your project is appropriate. Keep your topic narrow, if possible, to help keep it manageable.
    • Consider how the effectiveness of your plan would be measured (in other words, how metrics will be used). Based on your post, your instructor may immediately approve your project or ask you to explain it further.

Once you instructor has approved your topic, start your work on the first project assignment, the Literature Review, due in Unit 2. Make certain to include an analysis of how you will measure the success of your plan.

Response Guidelines

Responses to peers are not required for this discussion.

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[u01d2] Unit 1 Discussion 2

Human Resource Assessment Exam

After completing the Human Resource Assessment Exam, Peregrine will provide you with an Exam Certificate of Completion. Create a post and upload your Exam Certificate of Completion in the courseroom.

Note: This is a required activity:

    • The exam assesses foundational knowledge in business.
    • Complete the exam.
    • No preparation is necessary before taking the exam. This is an assessment of your current knowledge.
    • You will not be graded on how you perform on the exam.
    • Allow approximately two hours to complete the exam.
    • It is recommended that you complete the exam in one sitting.
    • Click on the link in u01v1 to get started.

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[u01d3] Unit 1 Discussion 3

Optional – Your Plans for the Future

Now that you are almost done with your program, what are your plans for after graduation?

    • Do you have the job you want? Or do you plan to start looking for the job you desire?
    • Do you hope to move up within your organization? Or do you plan to move from your organization?
    • If you are an experienced HRM professional, are you considering taking the SPHR certification?
    • If you have two or more years of HR experience, are you considering taking the PHR certification?
    • If you have not obtained employment yet, are you considering taking the Assurance of Learning as a final step in your professional development?

In this discussion, share your plans, concerns, and ambitions.

Response Guidelines

Responses to peers are not required for this discussion.

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Unit 2

 

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  • Human Resource Management Professional as a Leader

INTRODUCTION

Strong communication skills are imperative for an effective HR leader. The audience may be extremely broad—ranging from senior managers to employees at all levels. Effective communicators command attention that can translate into action and implementation. The ability to successfully communicate organizational mission and policy is vital for successful HR practice.

Often, the effective communicators in HRM are behind the innovations and examples of best practices in HR. Research on communication has demonstrated the overall outcomes of leaders who communicate effectively. Communication can be the key to successful organizations. For HR, the research illustrates that this attribute is a requirement for the new HR leader.

OBJECTIVES

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

  1. Identify the responsibilities of a human resources manager.
  2. Evaluate leadership tools for the human resources practitioner.
  3. Evaluate how various leadership models and styles can be used within an organization.
  4. Evaluate the need, implementation, and use of ethics within an organization.
  5. Analyze current human resource management models of service, process, and systems enhancements.
  6. Analyze the factors that are necessary to develop and implement improvements within a specific organization.

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In this unit’s discussion, you will look at the leadership practices for human capital management. Learning more about leadership practices will also help you develop your course project.

Article Research

Search the Capella University Library for articles about those specific HR practices. You may also search the Internet, but be sure to choose articles that are professional and peer-reviewed, from trusted sites and researchers. Analyze how you might apply the leadership practices in your effectiveness improvement plan.

Websites

    • Research and evaluate the definition of the “body of knowledge” in HR, as explained by the HR Certification Institute and the SHRM. Based on your review, determine whether the body of knowledge provides additional areas of research and analysis for your course project topic.
    • Read through the SHRM Code of Ethics. As you look through the code of ethics, think about how they are adhered to in your organization. As it relates to the code of ethics and what you see at this site, do you believe your organization can improve? How?

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      • This illustration was created to help you understand how leaders, followers, and the situation are interconnected.
    • Complete Leadership Styles.
      • This interactive takes a deeper look at various leadership models and how they can work within a specific organization or community. For example, what do you need to consider if you apply the Power model to a small agency or within a metropolitan community? As you go through this interactive, think about your organization and how these various models may fit into it.
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[u02a1] Unit 2 Assignment 1

Literature Review

This is the first component of your final capstone project.

Conduct a literature review in your selected topic area for your effectiveness improvement plan. Find literature that connects to the following as it relates to your selected topic, organization, and problem or opportunity:

    • Analyze current HRM models of service, process, and systems enhancements as it relates to your topic and problem or opportunity.
    • Determine the applicability of existing HRM models to your project.
    • Analyze the factors that are necessary to develop and implement improvements in your chosen organization. In other words, think about how the problem could be solved or how to capitalize on the opportunity selected.
    • Analyze leadership, change management, and consultation in the roles of an HR practitioner, as they relate to your chosen topic.
    • Explain how you can apply foundational disciplines of HRM to be an effective HR practitioner within the organization selected. This can be done by analyzing specific theories, markets, and reporting practices in HRM that relate to your topic and identified problem or opportunity.

Include at least 10 references in your literature review. Communicate in a manner that is appropriate for an HR professional, including using appropriate APA formatting and style.

Review the Literature Review Scoring Guide and the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description prior to submitting to ensure you have met the requirements of the course.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.

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[u02d1] Unit 2 Discussion 1

Leadership Perspectives

To prepare for this discussion, you searched the Capella library and the Internet for articles about leadership practices for human capital management. Describe how you might apply those leadership practices in your effectiveness improvement plan.

Post a brief description of your topic and effectiveness improvement plan for the project. Provide an evaluation of what ethical and legal responsibilities are necessary for HR leadership to consider implementing an effectiveness improvement plan.

Read the Discussion Participation Guidelines prior to posting to ensure you have met the expectations of the discussion. Unless otherwise specified, this is the expectation for all discussions within this course.

Response Guidelines

Select and respond to at least one of your peers. Analyze your peer’s selected topic and compare and contrast the topic with your own. Taking into account your peer’s topic area, suggest leadership practices you feel might be beneficial. Include the APA citation and URL, if applicable, of at least one article you found in your search, and tell your peer how using this article might benefit him or her.

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Unit 3

 

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  • Human Resources Management for Change

INTRODUCTION

The HRM professional who helps lead effective and impactful change in an organization is vital to the success of the modern organization. Managers may seek the advice of HR to assess or measure the results of redesign or restructuring on an organization. Specifically, HR may be called upon to determine the possible employee effect and resulting impact on organizational effectiveness from such changes. Dynamic and progressive organizations recognize and integrate the HRM professional into the design and implementation process of change to maximize overall success.

Within the disciplines of both organizational behavior and HRM, change is an important topic. The literature illustrates that a competitive global business environment will require ongoing changes in the way organizations are structured. Change is a constant for modern business. The HRM professional must have the knowledge and ability to drive this change.

OBJECTIVES

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

  1. Analyze approaches to effective change management.
  2. Analyze human resource solutions for an effectiveness improvement plan.
  3. Apply information technology solutions for change in organizations to an effectiveness improvement plan.
  4. Evaluate organizational change practices for use in an effectiveness improvement plan.

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Article Search

Find an appropriate article for each subject listed below. To prepare for the discussions in this unit, search the Capella library for articles about those specific HR practices. You may also search the Internet, but be sure to choose articles that are professional and peer reviewed, from trusted sites and researchers.

    • Organizational Change: In this unit’s first discussion, you will look at organizational design and change practices for human capital management and HRM. Analyze how you might apply the design and change practices in your effectiveness improvement plan.
    • Technology for Change: In this unit’s second discussion, you will look at technology solutions for change in organizations. Analyze how you might apply the information technology solutions for change within an organization in your effectiveness improvement plan.
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Metrics and Analytics Assignment – Preparation

The second component of your final capstone project, Metric, Analytics, and Other Measurements, is due in Unit 4. At this time, it is recommended that you do the following:

    • Read Unit 4’s Metrics, Analytics, and Other Measurements assignment description and scoring guide.
    • Read the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description.
    • Consider what type of measurements you want to use for your plan, such as an HR scorecard, benchmarking, dashboard, and ROI computations.

Note that this component of your project will be 3–5 pages, using APA style and formatting.

[u03d1] Unit 3 Discussion 1

Organizational Change

To prepare for this discussion, you searched the Capella library and the Internet for articles pertaining to organizational design and change practices for human capital management and HRM.

Post a brief description of your topic and effectiveness improvement plan for the project. Then describe how you might apply the organizational change practices you found in your effectiveness improvement plan. Also, explain legal and ethical ramifications of the approach.

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two. Compare and contrast various types of organizational change. Then, taking each peer’s topic area into account, suggest change practices that might be beneficial for him or her. Include the APA citation and URL, if applicable, of at least one article you found in your search, and tell your peers how using this article might benefit them.

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[u03d2] Unit 3 Discussion 2

Technology for Change

To prepare for this discussion, you searched the Capella library and the Internet for articles on technology solutions for change in organizations.

Post a brief description of your topic and effectiveness improvement plan for the project. Then describe how you might apply the information technology solutions for change within an organization in your effectiveness improvement plan. Also, explain all legal and ethical ramifications of the approach.

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two. Compare and contrast the information technology solutions for change in organizations. Then, taking each peer’s topic area into account, suggest change technology solutions that might be beneficial for him or her. Include the APA citation and URL, if applicable, of at least one article you found in your search, and tell your peers how using this article might benefit them.

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Unit 4

 

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  • Measuring Human Resource Success

INTRODUCTION

How will you know whether your approach is proving successful or needs to be refined or adjusted? You must measure the effectiveness of your plan. Recall your learning on HR scorecards, benchmarking, dashboard, and ROI, among other key concepts. Which measurements will serve as a tool or tools for analyzing the data to evaluate your plan? You need a method to determine actual performance, and this will be used to match performance to the overall organizational strategic goal.

TOGGLE DRAWERHIDE FULL INTRODUCTION

Technology, if appropriately managed and aligned with organizational mission, is an invaluable tool for the HRM professional. As businesses rely more on metrics and analytics to drive decision-making, technology takes on added importance. Human resource information systems (HRIS) and other technologies can improve services and connect an organization. Technology can increase efficiency and productivity among staff members in HRM. Mastery of the strategic use of technology is vital.

HR should be expected to recommend system enhancements to increase efficiency and productivity in talent management and retention. As technology advances quickly, it is important to have a deep understanding of organizational mission and ethics to stay ahead of upcoming legislation that regulates the use of technology.

OBJECTIVES

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

  1. Analyze human resources management systems in the practice of human resource management.
  2. Evaluate the role of human resource information systems in understanding and analyzing the use of metrics in human resources.
  3. Analyze measurements and metrics-based data to align human resource management strategies with business objectives.
  4. Synthesize techniques to align performance management and achievement of business results.

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Complete the following media to help you prepare for the work that you will do in this unit:

Article Search

In this unit’s discussion, you will look for information technology system and improvement solutions for human capital management. To prepare for the discussion, search the Capella library for articles regarding those specific HR practices. You may also search the Internet, but be sure to choose articles that are professional and peer-reviewed, from trusted sites and researchers. Using the information gathered from the articles, analyze how you might apply the information technology system and improvement solutions in your effectiveness improvement plan.

[u04a1] Unit 4 Assignment 1

Metrics, Analytics, and Other Measurements

This is the second component of your final capstone project.

For this assignment, create an approach to measuring the effectiveness of your plan.

    • Include a consideration of various measurements such as an HR scorecard, benchmarking, dashboard, and ROI computations.
    • Describe the use of technology within your plan.
    • Include the strategic considerations and alignment with the organizational mission.
    • Include an analysis of both the ethical and the legal responsibilities that relate to HRM technology systems, both in the organization and in society as a whole.

This project component should be 3–5 pages. Use appropriate APA style and formatting.

Review the Metric, Analytics, and Other Measurements scoring guide and the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description prior to submitting to ensure that you have met the expectations of this assignment.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.

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[u04d1] Unit 4 Discussion 1

Measuring Effectiveness

In this post, explain how you will measure the effectiveness of your proposed plan. Consider the following:

    • Will you use an HR scorecard, benchmarking, dashboard, ROI computations, or another measurement?
    • Will you use information technology system and improvement solutions in your effectiveness improvement plan?
    • Why did you choose the approach to measurement that you did?
    • Does it align with the mission of the organization? Explain.

Make sure you include a brief description of your HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan.

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two. In your responses, compare and contrast the various approaches to measurement. Then, taking each peer’s topic area into account, suggest technology system and improvement solutions that might be beneficial for him or her. Include the APA citation and URL, if applicable, of at least one article you found in your search, and tell your peers how using this article might benefit them.

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Unit 5

 

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  • Recruitment and Retention

INTRODUCTION

How do you find the right people for the right positions in an organization? What strategies should be used for retaining high-achieving and necessary employees? In this unit, you will reflect on what you have learned about recruitment and retention. Make certain to consider the impact of technology and the Internet on the planning, staffing, and recruiting process. As touched upon last week, measuring strategy effectiveness is also key. Another primary consideration, as always, is legal compliance.

TOGGLE DRAWERHIDE FULL INTRODUCTION

The adept HRM professional will successfully implement strategies to meet the staffing needs of an organization and find qualified applicants for each position, while integrating legal and ethical guidelines for hiring. The process may include internal and external processes. Additionally, the successful HRM professional will use various strategies to retain necessary and high-achieving employees. Recall your work in this program on the seven components of strategic staffing:

  1. Workforce planning.
  2. Sourcing talent.
  3. Selecting talent.
  4. Acquiring talent.
  5. Developing talent.
  6. Retaining that talent.

Keep in mind the big picture, including the organizational mission, approaches and benefits to a diverse workforce, and legal and ethical considerations.

OBJECTIVES

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

  1. Analyze recruitment strategies and retention strategies for organizations.
  2. Evaluate approaches for recruitment within a specific organization.
  3. Evaluate approaches for retention of key employees within a specific organization.

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Article Research

In the first discussion in this unit, you will look at recruiting strategies. In the second discussion, you will look at retention strategies. At this time, search the Capella library for articles regarding those specific HR practices and skills. You may also search the Internet, but be sure to choose professional and peer-reviewed articles from trusted sites and researchers. As you find articles on recruitment strategies and retention strategies, analyze how you might apply some of the concepts from the article in your effectiveness improvement plan.

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Complete Making Hiring Decisions, which will help you prepare for the activities in this unit.

[u05s2] Unit 5 Study 2

Talent and Workforce Management – Preparation

The third component of your final capstone project, Talent and Workforce Management, is due in Unit 6. At this time, it is recommended that you do the following:

    • Read Unit 6’s Talent and Workforce Management assignment description and scoring guide.
    • Read the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description.
    • Begin to research and analyze current articles that:
      • Link HRM practices to talent and workforce management strategies.
      • Describe the role of total rewards in performance management.
      • Consider HRM’s role in thinking critically about solutions in the context of strategic management.

Note that this component of your project will be 3–5 pages, using APA style and formatting.

[u05d1] Unit 5 Discussion 1

Recruitment

In the research you did in this unit, what did you find in regard to recruiting strategy? Explain how these factors will be considered or included in your effectiveness improvement plan.

Make sure you include a brief description of your HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan.

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two. Suggest additional recruiting strategies that may work for their plans. Also, keeping in mind your peers’ topics, include helpful articles or links to information they might take into consideration for their specific plans.

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[u05d2] Unit 5 Discussion 2

Retention

In the research you did for this unit, what did you find in regard to approaches to retention? Explain how these factors will be considered or included in your effectiveness improvement plan.

Make sure you include a brief description of your HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan.

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two. Suggest additional retention strategies that may work for their plans. Also, keeping in mind your peers’ topics, include helpful articles or links to information they might take into consideration for their specific plans.

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Unit 6

 

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  • Performance Management and Rewards

INTRODUCTION

The HRM professional is involved in choosing the right people, developing workplace culture, and designing compensation structure. To be effective requires a solid understanding of the specific organization, current legislation, and trends in business. In this unit, you will focus on total reward considerations and performance management. In particular, you will focus on strategic compensation and the impact and alignment with your plan.

Performance management ensures that people perform to the best of their abilities and serve the mission of the organization. Effective communication is key. Clarity of expectations and standards is vital. This includes setting goals and objectives, conducting performance appraisals, and providing feedback.

OBJECTIVES

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

  1. Analyze the link between human resource management practices and talent and workforce management strategies.
  2. Analyze human resource management’s role in thinking critically about solutions in the context of strategic management.
  3. Evaluate incentive pay, group incentive pay, and person-focused pay.
  4. Evaluate legal responsibilities that relate to talent and workforce management.
  5. Evaluate ethical responsibilities that relate to talent and workforce management.

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Article Search

In this unit’s discussion, you will look at incentive pay, group incentive pay, and person-focused pay. Search the Capella library for articles regarding these topics. You may also search the Internet, but be sure to choose professional and peer-reviewed articles from trusted sites and researchers. Analyze how you might apply the information technology system and improvement solutions in your effectiveness improvement plan.

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Complete Total Rewards Best Practices.

    • This interactive piece focuses on tools that can attract, motivate, and retain employees.
      • Which of these is your organization using now?
      • Which could be implemented within your organization?
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[u06s2] Unit 6 Study 2

Strategy and Culture – Preparation

The fourth component of your final capstone project, Strategy, Culture, and Change Management, is due in Unit 7. At this time, it is recommended that you do the following:

    • Read the Unit 7 Strategy, Culture, and Change Management assignment description and scoring guide.
    • Read the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description.
    • Begin to research and analyze current articles that explore HRM’s role in culture and change management in organizations.

Note that this component of your project will be 3–5 pages, using APA style and formatting.

[u06a1] Unit 6 Assignment 1

Talent and Workforce Management

This is the third component of your final capstone project.

For this assignment, complete the following:

    • Research and analyze current articles that:
      • Link HRM practices to talent and workforce management strategies.
      • Describe the role of total rewards in performance management.
      • Consider HRM’s role in thinking critically about solutions in the context of strategic management.
    • Evaluate your chosen organization’s strategic management capabilities in order to develop a strategy to improve talent and workforce management.
    • Analyze approaches to total rewards that may impact performance.
    • Analyze both the ethical and the legal responsibilities that relate to talent and workforce management, both in the organization and in society as a whole.

This project component should be 3–5 pages. Use appropriate APA style and formatting.

Review the Talent and Workforce Management Scoring Guide and the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description prior to submitting to ensure that you have met the expectations of this assignment.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.

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[u06d1] Unit 6 Discussion 1

Strategic Incentives

Think about and respond to the following, using the findings of the research assigned in this unit’s study. Make sure you provide your analysis and reasoning for each point listed:

    • Does incentive pay work? How does group incentive pay work? What about person-focused pay?
    • Provide an example for each of the following:
      • In what type of job would incentive pay be appropriate?
      • In what type of job would a person-focused pay approach be appropriate?
    • Are these approaches identified and assessed in your effectiveness improvement plan? Why or why not?
    • Is the pay structure of your organization impacted by your plan? Explain.

Make sure you include a brief description of your HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan.

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two. In your response, suggest alternative views as applicable. Also, keeping in mind your peers’ topics, provide additional examples and ways your peers may be able to integrate this information into their effectiveness improvement plans.

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Unit 7

 

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  • Strategic Human Resource Management

INTRODUCTION

In this unit, you will focus on evaluating the strategy of your plan. Examine your approach in terms of strategic HRM for organizational success and competitive advantage. Consider whether your plan is aligned to the business strategy. Evaluate the connection between HRM strategy and organizational strategy in the global environment, if applicable. Make certain to assess the importance of HRM strategy to organizational sustainability and specific firm initiatives.

TOGGLE DRAWERHIDE FULL INTRODUCTION

HRM strategies form the nucleus of a successful organization. They bring together the elements of culture, organization, and HR systems for synergy and effectiveness. Without these strategies, and without leadership that is not only willing but serious about implementing, monitoring, and refining them, the organization will lose valuable ground. HRM strategies can be used to make the organization successful and competitive. Reflect upon your program learning to inform your progress.

OBJECTIVES

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

  1. Design a human resource management strategy to advance firm competitiveness.
  2. Analyze the relationship between proposed human resource management strategies and operational and corporate goals.
  3. Analyze the relationship between human resource management strategies and organizational initiatives.
  4. Analyze human resource management’s role in culture and change management in organizations.

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The second discussion in this unit will look at strategic HRM. To prepare for the discussion, search the Capella library for articles regarding strategic HRM. You may also search the Internet, but be sure to choose articles that are professional and peer-reviewed, from trusted sites and researchers. Analyze how you might apply the approach or approaches describe in the articles you read in your effectiveness improvement plan.

[u07a1] Unit 7 Assignment 1

Strategy, Culture, and Change Management

This is the fourth component of your final capstone project.

For this assignment, complete the following:

    • Research and analyze current articles that explore HRM’s role in culture and change management in organizations.
    • Based on your research, develop a strategy for working within the organizational culture and for managing change as you develop and implement your plan to improve effectiveness.
    • Assess the cultural and change management factors that will likely impact the development and implementation of your plan.
    • Analyze both the ethical and the legal responsibilities related to organizational culture and change management, both in the organization and in society as a whole.

This component of your project should be 3–5 pages. Use APA style and formatting.

Review the Strategy, Culture, and Change Management Scoring Guide and the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description prior to submitting to ensure that you have met the expectations of this assignment.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.

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[u07d1] Unit 7 Discussion 1

HRM Strategies

Complete the following for this discussion:

    • Synthesize your wealth of knowledge about organizational effectiveness, quality management, ethical and legal implications of HRM strategies, recruiting, diversity, and so on into a preliminary report on your plan.
    • Do all areas align with the organizational mission? Explain.
    • Have you considered organizational culture? How?

Make sure you include a brief description of your HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan.

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two. In your responses, compare and contrast the various ideas about organizational effectiveness, quality management, legal and ethical implications of HRM strategies, recruiting, and diversity. Then, taking each peer’s topic area into account, suggest any approaches that might be beneficial for them. Include the APA citation and URL, if applicable, of at least one article you found in your search, and tell your peers how using this article might benefit them.

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[u07d2] Unit 7 Discussion 2

Strategic Human Resources

Think back to the research you did for this unit’s assignment, Strategy, Culture, and Change Management. What did you find in regard to strategic HR? Explain how these factors will be considered or included in your effectiveness improvement plan.

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two. Suggest additional ethical and legal responsibilities that may work for their plans. Also, keeping in mind your peers’ topics, include helpful articles or links to information they might take into consideration for their specific plans.

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Unit 8

 

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  • Legal Compliance and Ethical Importance

INTRODUCTION

An understanding of the law of the workplace, including both employment law and labor law, is crucial for the HRM professional. The challenges facing the HRM professional are great, but with these challenges come opportunities. An HRM professional who can strategically align organizational mission, legal compliance, and respect for people is invaluable. In this program, you have developed not only a foundational understanding of the law of the workplace but the ability to identify potentially litigious situations and to be proactive.

In this unit, you will consider both the ethical and legal implications of your plan. In some cases, the impact may seem minor, but the importance of analyzing and evaluating cannot be overstated. Be sure to consider the alignment of organizational mission, legal compliance, and respect for people. In addition, you will review all relevant ethical considerations.

OBJECTIVES

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

  1. Evaluate the legal compliance and legal responsibilities of human resource personnel.
  2. Assess the SHRM Code of Ethics and how the code is used within an organization.
  3. Evaluate the purpose of a code of ethics within an organization.
  4. Describe similarities and differences between law and ethics.

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Article Search

In the second discussion in this unit, you will look at legal compliance. To prepare for the discussion, search the Capella library for articles regarding that specific HR practice or skill. You may also search the Internet, but be sure to choose professional and peer-reviewed articles from trusted sites and researchers. Analyze how you might apply some of the concepts from the article in your effectiveness improvement plan.

HRM Ethics

In the third discussion in this unit, you will look at law and ethics within HRM. Review the SHRM Code of Ethics. Using this information evaluate how well your effectiveness improvement plan is aligned with the SHRM Code of Ethics.

Multimedia

View the Labor and Employment Law Timeline to help you understand the evolution and development of labor law and employment law.

[u08d1] Unit 8 Discussion 1

Presentation Development and Peer Review Preparation

In the next unit, the focus will be to give and receive feedback to help you improve the draft of your final HRM Evaluation Improvement Plan and an accompanying PowerPoint presentation.

The thoughtful feedback you give your peers will not only help them improve their work but will also provide you with insights about your own project. In preparation for the peer review process, follow these steps:

  1. Review the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description to learn about the assessment criteria for the final project and presentation. Both the plan and your presentation will be graded based on the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan scoring guide.
  2. Develop a PowerPoint presentation that provides a summary of your HRM Evaluation Improvement Plan. The presentation should synthesize all of your research and summarize your final plan for improving effectiveness. Your presentation should include 5–10 slides, using concise, bulleted text. Use the notes section of PowerPoint to outline supporting research and cite references. Information about using PowerPoint is available on the Microsoft Tutorials page on iGuide, linked in the Resources.
  3. Complete your draft by adding all the components you have completed thus far and integrate them with an introduction and a conclusion. Check the course project description for specific details on how to structure your paper. Make sure all of your work is clean and in appropriate draft format before posting.
  4. Post a draft of your plan and presentation in the discussion area. In your post, include a list of items on which you want others to focus when they review your project. For example, you may want to ask a peer reviewer to carefully read your conclusion to ensure that the research is appropriately supported.
  5. Select two draftsthat you would like to review in the next unit. Each learner should have two peer reviewers. So, if you find a draft that already has two reviewers identified, select a different draft. Once the two drafts are chosen, respond to your peer’s initial post. In the title of your response post, type in your name and that you will be reviewing his or her draft. Remember, no more than two reviewers per draft.
  6. Once you have selected the drafts to review, download the projects and save them so that they are easily accessible in the next unit, where you will participate in the peer review feedback activity.
  7. Refer to the Guidelines for Effective Peer Review document for feedback guidelines specific to writers and responders. Also, refer to the Peer Review Feedback Form to learn how you will provide feedback to your peers.

Response Guidelines

The only required response is to document which drafts you will be reviewing, as stated above. Any other type of response is optional.

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[u08d2] Unit 8 Discussion 2

Legal Compliance and Responsibilities

To prepare for this discussion, you searched the Capella library and the Internet for articles pertaining to legal compliance.

Post a brief description of your topic and effectiveness improvement plan for the project. What did you find in regard to legal compliance or legal responsibilities of HR personnel? Explain how these factors will be considered and included in your effectiveness improvement plan.

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to two. Suggest additional legal responsibilities, legal concepts, or legal compliance strategies that may work for their plans. Also, keeping in mind your peers’ topic, include helpful articles or links to information they might take into consideration for their specific plans. Include the APA citation and URL, if applicable, of any articles suggested.

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[u08d3] Unit 8 Discussion 3

Law and Ethics

For this post, describe the similarities and differences between law and ethics. Will a legally compliant workplace always be ethical? Will an ethical workplace always be legally compliant? In addition, explain how your effectiveness improvement plan relates to both these concepts.

Response Guidelines

Read the post of your peers and respond to two. Compare and contrast your response with their responses.

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Unit 9

 

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  • Human Resource Management Best Practices

INTRODUCTION

Since strategic human management represents an organization’s total knowledge, both domestic and global, education, training, skills, and expertise, it is essential that HRM professionals help their organizations remain competitive in human capital acquisition, development, and retention. In this unit, you will analyze examples of organizations illustrating best practices, apply best practices in your effectiveness improvement plan, and engage in peer review using the peer review feedback form.

OBJECTIVES

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

  1. Identify human resource management best practices that are used in organizations.
  2. Analyze examples of organizations that illustrate human resource management best practices.
  3. Apply human resource management best practices in an effectiveness improvement plan.

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Article Search

In the first discussion within this unit, you will analyze examples of organizations that illustrate best practices. To prepare for the discussion, search the Capella library for articles regarding HRM best practices. You may also search the Internet, but be sure to choose articles that are professional and peer-reviewed, from trusted sites and researchers. Analyze which HRM best practices you might include in your effectiveness improvement plan in an organization.

[u09d1] Unit 9 Discussion 1

HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan Peer Review

The objectivity that comes from another point of view can add the clarity needed to complete your own work. In this discussion, your peers will look through your work and provide feedback so that the objectivity piece can be incorporated into your effectiveness improvement plan.

This discussion is three-fold:

  1. First, you are to provide feedback to your peer on his or her effectiveness improvement plan and its accompanying presentation.
  2. Next, you are to respond to your peer’s feedback on your project.
  3. Lastly, as the original reviewer, you are asked to respond to questions your peer sends back to you about your feedback.

The directions for each step are listed below. Also, remember that at this point, your work is in draft form. The purpose of this activity is to gather feedback that can help you revise and strengthen your project. This is an important element of the self-reflection process.

Before beginning your peer feedback, be sure that you have completed the following:

  1. Posted a draft of your effectiveness improvement plan and your PowerPoint presentation in Unit 8’s Peer Review Preparation discussion.
  2. From that discussion, downloaded copies of the effectiveness improvement plans you agreed to review.
  3. Read the Guidelines for Effective Peer Review and the Peer Review Feedback Form.

Once those steps are complete, provide feedback on the projects you agreed to review, following the Guidelines for Effective Peer Review and those listed below.

Providing Feedback to Your Peers

When giving feedback, you are looking to provide both constructive criticism and positive feedback on the parts that are done well. Address the following criteria using the Peer Review Feedback Form:

    • Identify the strengths of your peer’s work. Then, identify the area or areas that would benefit from expansion or clarification.
    • Evaluate the writer’s description of a specific topic related to HR professionals.
      • Evaluate how accurately the draft explains theoretical approaches found in the literature.
      • Evaluate how the draft analyzes key elements of the specific problem or topic, using literature to support each point.
      • Evaluate whether the effectiveness improvement plan uses HRM best practices and innovative strategies.
      • Evaluate how the suggested metrics and analytics fit within the organization and in regard to the topic.
      • Evaluate how accurately the plan explains the legal responsibilities in regard to the topic.
      • Evaluate how accurately the plan explains the ethical responsibilities in regard to the topic.
    • Evaluate your peer’s PowerPoint Presentation. Use the guidelines above and the Guidelines for Effective Peer Review as applicable.
    • Provide specific ways that your peer may be able to improve the pieces that you specifically commented on.
    • In addition to above, respond and comment on the items that your peer included in his or her original post.

As you respond to each of the items, be sure to provide specific examples of what works and does not work in the draft. Also, avoid focusing your comments on issues of grammar and copy editing, though if the work does needs improvement in these areas, you may certainly mention it and provide relevant feedback. However, the bulk of your feedback should focus on how the draft achieves the project objectives.

Note: In the subject line of your post, list the name of the peer for which you are providing feedback. This will help your peer to easily identify feedback that is meant for him or her.

Receiving Feedback from Your Peers

After reading through the feedback provided by your peers, be sure to:

    • Thank them for providing feedback.
    • Ask any follow-up questions you might have about his or her comments.
    • Let them know what feedback you feel will most help you improve your project.

Note that it is very important that you incorporate the feedback, as appropriate, within the final version of your project, which is due next week.

Responding to Questions Given to You

Respond to any follow-up questions your peers have about the feedback you gave them.

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[u09d2] Unit 9 Discussion 2

Human Resource Management Best Practices

To prepare for this discussion, you searched the Capella library and the Internet for articles regarding HRM best practices.

Post a brief description of your topic and effectiveness improvement plan. Next, assess and describe which HRM best practices you might include in your effectiveness improvement plan for the organization selected. Be specific and explain why and how these practices can be implemented effectively. Make sure your assessment is supported by examples and research.

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to one. Suggest additional HRM best practices you think would benefit your peer’s plan. Explain how and why you feel these suggestions would be beneficial. Include the APA citation and URL, if applicable, of an article that illustrates the HRM best practices you identified.

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Unit 10

 

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  • Your Future and the Future of Human Resources

INTRODUCTION

The field of HRM has experienced many opportunities and challenges in recent years. HRM has moved from an administrative function to a role that demands a number of new and challenging competencies. The HRM literature suggests that the profession faces a critical time. With more organizations downsizing, outsourcing, or eliminating their HRM function, it is clear that HRM professionals must seize the opportunity to solidify their role as a strategic partner with other senior management.

TOGGLE DRAWERHIDE FULL INTRODUCTION

Review your own experiences with HRM. There are many important HR functions and programs to assess. The most important question may be whether HRM in your organization or based on your reading has become this strategic partner within an organization. More importantly, does HR leadership exhibit the competencies necessary to lead an organization through a period of more uncertainty and change?

As you end the course and finish your course project, imagine yourself as a HRM leader who must lead and enhance the role of HRM in your organization. Think about what employees and senior managers need to know about a strategic HRM function.

OBJECTIVES

To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

  1. Integrate peer review feedback into your final project plan.
  2. Reflect on the human resource management program and future professional growth opportunities.
  3. Predict the future evolution of human resource management and essential professional competencies.

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Web Sites

Now that you are almost done with this course, review the following Web sites, which were originally given to you in Unit 1. Use the information from these sites, as appropriate, to help you complete your course project, as well as to think about what your next steps are after graduation:

[u10a1] Unit 10 Assignment 1

HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan

At this time, you are asked to complete your final plan and presentation. Integrate the feedback you received last week from your peers, as applicable. If you need more clarification about the feedback, feel free to email your peer. The final project and the presentation are due at the close of this unit.

Before submitting both the plan and the presentation, read the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan course project description to ensure that you have included all requirements of the assignment, as both your plan and presentation will be graded based on the HRM Effectiveness Improvement Plan scoring guide.

Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.

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[u10d1] Unit 10 Discussion 1

The Future of HRM

From your point of view, describe the future of HRM:

    • How do you see the HRM profession evolving over the next 5–10 years?
    • What competencies do you see as essential to the HRM professional in ten years?
    • How will you achieve these competencies?

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to one. Seek clarification, share your personal experiences that relate to your peer’s experiences, and provide feedback on his or her post.

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[u10d2] Unit 10 Discussion 2

Program Reflections

Reflect on the specialization and degree that you are completing as well as on your experience throughout your HRM program. Describe your reflections. Use the following as a guide:

    • How has your professional competence evolved?
    • How will this improve your future professional organizational growth?
    • How will you continue to grow as a professional?
    • Do you have any plans with SPHR, PHR, or Assurance of Learning?

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to one. Seek clarification, share your personal experiences that relate to your peer’s experiences, and provide feedback on her or his post.

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