Saint MBA533 Full course – Assignments ,final Paper,Discussions

Saint MBA 533 Full course – Assignments ,final Paper,Discussions -2014

Saint MBA 533 Assignments

 

Module 1 assignment

Compare and contrast how you think the HR approaches that are emphasized by top management (or in an organization you are familiar with) match up with the strategic initiatives of the organization. You may need to dig around to identify the strategic initiatives of the organization. This paper should be approximately 4 pages long (max), double spaced, with citations (APA) and a bibliography at the end.

Module 2 assignment

Pick one culture outside of the U.S. and discuss how HR issues might be handled in this culture based on Hofstede’s (1984) cultural dimensions information, as compared to the typical U.S. approaches. The paper should be approximately 3 pages long, double spaced, with properly formatted (APA) citations and bibliography.

Module 3 assignment

Discuss the major tenets of Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Then, take on the role of supervisor of a unit in a computer software company which has approximately 200 employees. You have been told by your boss that you must downsize your unit, in order to help the company save money in these “tough economic times.” After reviewing the matter with the other managers in your organization, you decide that you will have to terminate 4 employees. These employees just happen to be of African- American descent and they are all over 40 years of age. After notifying the employees, they object to being terminated. You claim that you are entitled to let them go. What parts of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991 apply and what parts of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 may apply? What issues do you believe the EEOC will use to decide whether to pursue the case? Do you think that your decision will prevail, and why or why not, based on these Acts and how the courts have typically decided these types of cases? Do you think that the ultimate decision will be “just” for the parties involved? Use citations where appropriate (APA).

Module 4 assignment

Design a selection procedure (interview, job sample performance test(s), cognitive ability test(s), personality inventory, a polygraph, reference checks, a physical exam if appropriate, etc.—whatever approaches you think might be appropriate) for your organization (or one that you are familiar with) for an entrance level managerial job. Be sure to build your selection procedures around the job analysis results that you obtained from the previous assignment; specifying where you are tapping what tasks with what selection procedures. Be sure to discuss the nature of the managerial job first, and then build a procedure that has multiple parts, being sure to discuss what is known about the reliability, validity, utility and the legal concerns you might have with each part of the procedure. Finally, be sure to discuss the strategic importance of each part of the procedure for the organization (why you might be recommending each part). This document should be approximately 8 pages long, double spaced, with appropriately formatted (APA) citations and bibliography. You might need to do some research on this outside of your text

Module 5 assignment

Discuss what are considered to be “good” characteristics of a performance appraisal system and then discuss how these better systems might be paired up with compensation and benefit packages that really motivate employees. Hint: you may want to look at programs such as gainsharing plans, etc. Is there any evidence that they work and that they are fair and create a sense of Respect, Personal Development, Responsible Stewardship, and Integrity in organizations?. Be sure to cite appropriately (APA). The paper should be approximately 4 pages long.

Module 6 assignment

Briefly discuss what the major training methods encompass and discuss whether they work or not (any studies and/or evidence that they work).

ClickHEREfor the list of methods.

Be sure to cite appropriately (APA) and to include a bibliography. The paper should be approximately 3 pages long, double spaced

Final Exam Paper

Discuss in a 15-page paper with properly formatted APA citations and bibliography, how the various parts of the human resource system used in an organization you are familiar with (can be your own or another—no need to name names, but you should talk about the types of service or products supplied by the organization) align and support each other. These parts should include the:

• job design issues

• training activities,

• recruitment activities,

• selection approaches used,

• performance appraisal systems,

• promotion systems implemented,

• pay parts, and the other benefits, and

• general supervisory styles and how they tend to support each other.

Be sure to discuss how these parts seem to be impacting employee morale, organizational efficiency and productivity, the work/life balance of the employees and the climate and culture of the organization. In the conclusion section, outline recommendations for the organization, recommendations that might make the parts fit together better, and those that might make employee morale, organizational efficiency and productivity, work/life balance, and the climate and culture of the organization match better.

The paper(s) written in this class will be graded with the following rubric (criteria) in mind:

1. Has the student answered the questions (issues) asked?

2. Are the responses written in ways that are coherent, and are the concepts integrated into a meaningful whole; is there a good flow to your discussion (an introduction, a body to the material presented, and a summary at the end)?

3. Does the student use the literature (studies, experts’ ideas, current articles, etc.) to support the arguments and main points made?

4. Does the student use good grammar, spelling, sentence structure, etc., that would be considered Master’s level work?

5. Does the student use proper APA formatting (in cites) and a proper APA bibliography at the end?

Module 8 assignment

Write a 3 page paper (max), double spaced on how your organization (or one that you know about) might be rated on a comprehensive health, safety, and wellness audit; are there any areas for improvement? Remember to cite where appropriate (APA) and to include a bibliography.

Saint MBA 533 Discussions Fall 2014

 

Module 1 Discussion

What are considered to be the functions of the manager from an HR perspective and how good do you think you are at performing these functions? Be sure to cite (APA) where appropriate.

Module 2

Module 2 Discussion

Discuss what the major Forecasting Demand and Employee Supply approaches (p. 127-133) are about. Then, address what types of Forecasting Demand and Employee Supply approaches are used in an organization you are familiar with (it could be your work setting or not—no need to mention the organization’s name if you prefer not to) and if are there any HR Information Systems discussed in your text that might help this organization plan better. Don’t forget to cite your sources used.

Module 3 Discussion

Discuss the major tenets of Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Then, take on the role of supervisor of a unit in a computer software company which has approximately 200 employees. You have been told by your boss that you must downsize your unit, in order to help the company save money in these “tough economic times.” After reviewing the matter with the other managers in your organization, you decide that you will have to terminate 4 employees. These employees just happen to be of African-American descent and they are all over 40 years of age. After notifying the employees, they object to being terminated. You claim that you are entitled to let them go. What parts of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1991 apply and what parts of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 may apply? What issues do you believe the EEOC will use to decide whether to pursue the case? Do you think that your decision will prevail, and why or why not, based on these Acts and how the courts have typically decided these types of cases? Do you think that the ultimate decision will be “just” for the parties involved? Use citations where appropriate (APA).

Module 4 Discussion

Discuss the costs and benefits (meeting or exceeding quotas, turnover rates of recruits, success of the recruits on the job, job acceptances via different sources, and estimates of quality of hires) of a recruitment strategy used by a particular organization that you are familiar with (either your own or some other setting). You may need to estimate, gather from experts and/or guess at some of these figures. Be sure to cite (APA) where appropriate.

Module 5 Discussion

Discuss why managers need to know about the benefits and services offered in their organizations and discuss what are considered to be some of the more common ones. Be sure to discuss the basics of each mandated and/or voluntary option. Remember to cite appropriately (APA).

Module 6 Discussion

What career development stage (early, midcareer, and/or preretirement for instance) would you say you are in at present and what concerns are associated with this stage? Finally, discuss how your boss might better meet your needs and the organization’s needs in light of this information. Cite where appropriate (APA).

Module 7 Discussion

Discuss what the Progressive Approach to discipline, the Positive Approach to discipline, and the GAP approach (listen to AVP to get more information) are all about. What do you see as the essential elements (commonalities) of these approaches? Do any of these approaches give you concerns as a manager? Which approach do you think you would prefer to use if you were working with a difficult employee and why? Cite where appropriate (APA).

Module 8 Discussion

Discuss how the elements of a good Health, Safety, and Wellness Program might relate to workforce productivity. Are there any studies relating to this topic, and what do they show? Be sure to cite where appropriate (APA)