Implementation and Control

Question What competencies were you able to develop in researching and writing the course Comprehensive Project? How did you leverage knowledge gained in the intellipath assignments (Units 1- 4) in completing the Comprehensive Project? How will these competencies and knowledge support your career advancement in management? ( Executive Summary and a SWOT analysis ) What are the important elements of strategy? Why? What issues may arise if your do not identify all the potential disadvantages of your plan? Why is it crucial to provide both proactive (during the implementation) and reactive (after completing the implementation) feedback to management? Answer Implementation and Control I have been able to develop several competencies in researching and writing the course Comprehensive Project. One of the competencies I have developed is research skills. I have improved my skills in various areas such as integrating different resources, summarizing information from lengthy resources, analyzing and documenting reports, and finally project management skills. I have also been able to develop strong analytical skills...
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ToolsCorp Corporation SWOT Analysis

Question ToolsCorp Corporation is a fictitious company that does not exist anywhere. For the purpose of this course, it is located it in Tennessee. It builds power tools, lawn mowers, lawn furniture, microwaves, and ranges. All products are manufactured locally and sold through large retailers that place sales papers inserted in every Wednesday and Sunday paper. Although they have a thriving business in the United States and Canada, ToolsCorp is trying to break into the global marketplace. A complete strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis (including at least 5 factors from each category and full explanations of why each factor is important and why it was placed in the category) of the environment that exists within ToolsCorp and the environment that ToolsCorp is proposing Answer ToolsCorp Corporation SWOT Analysis Strengths Strong position in the U.S. and Canadian markets This is one of the key strengths for ToolsCorp Company. ToolsCorp has established a strong presence in the U.S. and Canadian markets, which means the company has...
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Effective employees program 

Question You know that many factors affect the overall satisfaction of employees. As part of your efforts to continually improve performance and employee satisfaction at your own organization, you decide to learn what other top companies are doing in this area. Consolidate your research into 4-6 pages that can be shared with decision makers at your organization. Choose one of the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For from this year's list. Use the library and Internet to research the company and its employee programs. Describe the employee programs that have helped this organization make the Top 100 list. Explain how the effectiveness of these programs can be measured. Explain the measures used to compile the Top 100 rankings. Describe how a performance management system can lead to positive organizational outcomes. Include as much specific information as possible to support your ideas. Cite resources using APA style. Please refer to the following multimedia course materials: Unit 5: Developing Strategic HR Policy Answer Effective employees program  The success of Tesco is attributed to the...
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 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT  

Question You and the other members of the HR team have conducted an analysis of your organization and found that performance management processes are highly inconsistent among departments. Some departments have a process of a formal annual appraisal, while other departments do not provide employees with any documented feedback on their performance. Also, some departments have a process of documenting employee performance issues; others seem to follow a process of no documented warnings before recommending termination. Your team recognizes the benefits of establishing a developed performance management program and will present its plan to the CEO next week. Individual deliverable (1–2 page Word document): (50 points) Using the Internet and the library, locate information on performance management systems. Choose one type of program and describe it for your colleagues. Include a real-life example of an organization that currently uses or has used this type of program. Be sure to include how this program handles performance appraisals and the disciplinary action and performance coaching processes. Answer  PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT   For...
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  Training and Development

Question Conduct a phone or personal interview with a Training Manager. Ask them to describe the role that training and development plays in their company utilizing the following questions: Who conducts the training and how often is it delivered? Who receives the training in the organization and what are the topics? What are the typical steps in the training process in your organization? How are your training efforts evaluated for effectiveness and efficiency? answer   Training and Development   Abstract This document contains the findings that were as a result of an interview with a training manager in a reputable organization on training and development. It covers the impact that training and development has in an organizational setting. These roles are discussed in the context of who is required to conduct the training, the beneficiaries of the training and the topic they are to be trained on, the steps followed in the training process together with the evaluation methods so as to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. It is therefore important to...
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Training, Evaluation and Validation

Question Barbara Maddock, the Director of Information Technology, stopped you on your way to lunch to inquire about ways to evaluate some training. She is planning some training in the area of providing better customer service in the technical support center. You had to rush off to a meeting, so you told her that you would send her a memo outlining some ways to evaluate the training.   Write a brief memo explaining the major concepts of evaluating and validating training to the Barbara Maddock, the Director of Information Technology.   Be sure to explain the concepts in such a way that someone without a comprehensive background in training will understand the ideas and be able to apply them. (If you must use training jargon, be sure to provide an explanation). Address the 4 levels of evaluation Answer Training, Evaluation and Validation Memo To: Barbara Maddock, Director of Information Technology From Cc: Customer care team, Information Technology Team Date: September 16, 2016 Ref: Major concepts of evaluating and validating training As I had earlier agreed...
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Changing for Success

Question NGT outline CROSS FUNCTIONAL (BY LEVEL) SESSION (for end of day one) GOAL: Organize themes to discuss with total group that identify what we do well and what needs to change. Assign priorities to these themes: their importance at the specific level of organization for which the cross functional team is composed. Total time available: 2–2 1?2 hours. Process nominal group technique: o Describe what NGT is and how it works in general terms. On one page, create your facilitator notes for what you will say and show to the group to complete this task. Present a detailed step-by-step outline—with time frames—for the group to follow in achieving the overall goal. o Describe how you would have the team group items together. (One option would be to use colored markers and have people star like items by color. Another might be to have people assign common letters to like items starting a new letter for any new common theme.) o Based on the choice you made above, would it be an...
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Designing Intervention

Question Your employer has been going through many challenges this past eighteen months due to the recent financial crises. There has been major challenges throughout the company including, high turnover, software applications being used are outdated, stress is increasing for those employees who have been staying around, and morale is at the lowest point ever for the company . The remaining executives are planning to do a re-organization of the jobs and responsibilities throughout the company. However, each time the executives want to implement the change; another batch of employees resigns. You have been asked by your supervisor to prepare an analysis of what the executive leaders must do. Present your findings as a 4 page report in a Word document formatted in APA style. At a minimum, your paper must: Apply the best organizational development process skills the executives should useApply the change strategies within the short-term and long-termEvaluate and present the impacts of the resources Answer   Abstract Just like individuals, the organization faces...
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The Employment Relationship

Question The company you work for is considering changing its applicant testing process. Your supervisor has asked you to research testing methods and make your recommendation. This proposal will be submitted to the vice president for review and consideration.For the purpose of this assignment, it helps to have a specific type of organization in mind. Provide an opening paragraph stating the nature of the company you are choosing for this assignment (e.g., retail organization, factory, school, police department, etc). You may be creative in what type of organization you choose.Select (at minimum) 3 major types of tests (examples include cognitive abilities, motor and physical abilities, personality and interests, achievement tests, work sampling, etc.). Discuss the legal and ethical implications you see with each test. What specific employment laws will be a factor? What adverse impact (if any) may be created in using each test, and how could that be minimized? Based on the results of that compare/contrast, which testing method do you...
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External benefits comparison can enable StopNShopToday, Inc. assess the competitiveness of its benefits package.

  External Benefits Comparison External benefits comparison can enable StopNShopToday, Inc. assess the competitiveness of its benefits package. External benefits comparison is closely associated with benchmarking which involves measuring the organization's performance metrics to standards in the industry. An external analysis of benefits entitled to employees can enable the management to evaluate its compensation plan and make necessary changes for improved employee satisfaction and retention. The Human Resource Managers are tasked with conducting an external benefits comparison. This helps in ensuring that the company remains competitive in terms of attracting and retaining qualified employees. The following is an external benefits comparison of StopNshopToday, Inc. Comparison of data between StopNShopToday, Inc and that obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics (2005) highlights significant differences in benefits data. The total wages and salaries data for StopNShopToday, inc indicates a 50 percent of total compensation. on the other hand, data from the statistics bureau indicates that in 2005, employees in civilian category enjoyed...
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