A minimum of 2 references for each question/response also 250 or more words for each question.
Question 1: Benefits of a diverse workforce
What are some of the organizational benefits of attracting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce? How can diversity and multiculturalism support an organization’s talent management strategy? What policies would you develop as an HRM to ensure your organization achieves these benefits? Use the articles and resources provided to support your ideas.
Don’t forget to read over and then respond to a colleague’s ideas. Be sure to include citations from at least two sources you used to develop your responses!
Question 2: Evaluating diversity programs
Part A: What are the essential components of an effective diversity program? Discuss legal and organizational cultural factors. What are some challenges organizations face in creating and maintaining successful diversity programs and how can these be overcome? Use the articles and resources provided to support your ideas.
Part B: Select an organization and explore their diversity program. It could be an organization you have worked for, one you are familiar with, or one you are curious about. Describe the major components of their diversity program and what makes it effective. Include the website in your reference list.
Question 3: Web-based recruiting
Part A: Today’s HRMs more so than ever before are relying on e-recruiting techniques. From an organizational hiring perspective, what are some of the advantages of e-recruiting? What are the disadvantages? What are some unique challenges of this method?
Part B: Share any personal experiences you have with e-recruiting from an applicant and/or hiring perspective. Did you find the process effective? Please be sure to explain your opinions. You always want to support your arguments with logic and citations from sound research sources.
Question 4: Internal vs External Recruiting
Part A: Define and discuss INTERNAL vs. EXTERNAL recruitment practices. What are the tradeoffs of each approach? Include in your discussion an example of a situation in which each of these approaches might be particularly effective.
Part B: Discuss an example of when internal recruitment would not be effective or feasible. Then, provide an example of a situation in which an external candidate should not be considered for a position. Explain your opinions. Be sure to include an expert’s ideas (with proper citations) to support your argument.
Question 5: HR Metrics
Review some of the examples of metrics included in this week’s reading. How can HRMs use metrics to measure the success of the recruiting and selection processes? List 3 metrics that you view as most relevant. Explain your opinions. Be sure to include an expert’s ideas (with proper citations) to support your argument.
Question 6: Compensation, Benefits, and Retention
What is the relationship between compensation and employee retention? Do employees stay with organizations based on salary? Do they leave organizations because of compensation factors? How do benefits impact retention? Use the articles and resources provided to support your ideas.
Question 7: Monetary and Non-Monetary Rewards and Motivation
Part A: Explain the concept of a Total Rewards Philosophy. Discuss the difference between rewards and compensation. Why is it important to understand what motivates employees? Why do organizations provide both monetary and non-monetary rewards to employees? Use the articles and resources provided to support your ideas.
Part B: Of the benefits discussed in chapter 7, list the ones you consider essential. Why are these benefits important to you?
Question 8: The Strategic Purpose of Training and Career Development
Why do you believe organizations invest in training and career development programs for employees? How does the organization benefit? How can training and development support an organization’s strategic goals? Why should HRMs focus on the career development of employees? Use the articles and resources provided to support your ideas.
Question 9: Performance Management, Performance Evaluation, and Performance Issues
Part A: In your own words, define performance management and a performance evaluation system. Summarize your understanding of the difference between these two concepts.
Part B: Chapter 8 discusses different types of performance problems. Why is it important for HRMs to investigate performance issues to identify the root cause? How would you handle an employee conduct violation, such as harassment or theft? How would you counsel an employee who lacked the skills and knowledge to perform his/her job responsibilities? What type of performance issues(s) could benefit from a performance improvement plan?
Question 10: Labor Unions
Summarize your understanding of union membership today in the US. What is the current status of union membership? Share some statistics and trends. Did you ever belong to a labor union? If you did, do you think union membership benefited you? If you did not, do you think a union would have benefited you? Why or why not?
Use the articles and resources provided to support your ideas.
Question 11: Safety and Security
Discuss some of the common safety and security concerns in today’s workplace. What are some important laws that may help organizations reduce risk? What are some strategies HR managers can develop to mitigate some of these issues? Use the resources provided to support your ideas.
Question 12: HR Professional Ethics
Part A: Read the SHRM Code of Ethics. Review the guidelines under the category of Professional Development. Propose and discuss a learning opportunity that you will pursue to achieve one or more goals related to these guidelines.
Part B: Discuss three examples of ethical challenges that HR professionals may encounter as they apply to modern organizations. Discuss how you would address each situation (not necessarily the solution, but how you would approach the problem). Use the resources provided to support your ideas.
Question 13: Emerging HR Trends
Discuss three current or future trends impacting the HR profession. What opportunities and challenges might these trends present for HR and for the organization? As a human resource professional, what new skills and/or competencies would you need to further develop to adapt to these trends and to continue to be successful in your role? Use the resources provided to support your ideas.
Question 14: Thoughts About Your Learning
Please take a moment to reflect on your thoughts about Human Resources at the beginning of the semester. (Take the time to scroll through your Weeks 1 and 2 responses.) Think about your learning over the course of the semester. What has changed for you? Is there one concept or idea that’s most important to you? Can you summarize the change in your learning and awareness as the semester progressed?
Question 15: Achieving the course outcomes?
Our stated Course Outcomes are listed below. Do you believe you have achieved the Course Outcomes? Is there one assignment or reading that has contributed most to your learning? Is there one question or area of interest you would like to have seen explored more?
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