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January 10, 2019

How do HRM practices and systems add value  to a firm?

Consider the proposition that HRM adds value to the firm. Also, examine  the topic of “Marginal Utility Analysis” and how it is used to make a  case about the value of HRM. How do HRM practices and systems add value  to a firm? What is the basis for an argument for or against this  proposition? Present your views in 200 words or more in your discussion  post. Use at least one scholarly source in your response to support your  ideas.  Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Remember to  properly cite your sources
January 10, 2019

Describes the results of your assessment of the labor market from  which your selected organization draws candidates for open positions

Write a 700/800 word paper that: Describes the results of your assessment of the labor market from  which your selected organization draws candidates for open positions. Explains the population, demographics of the population, levels of  education, and how much training may be required to prepare new workers  drawn from this pool for positions in the firm. Use regional economic corporations, US Department of Labor and other sources to provide data. In addition to the requirements above, your paper: Must be double-spaced and 12 point font Must be formatted according to APA style Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis […]
January 10, 2019

How do you define a global strategy?

As the firm looks for ways to offset the domestic downturn in sales, Deborah, the CEO of your company, wants to determine if a global strategy is a good fit for the organization.  She has designated you as the manager for this project.  You will work with your team to develop a global marketing plan for your organization. You begin your research in deciding if and what the global strategy should be. You get your team together and begin to discuss a plan on how you will research this possibility. You start the meeting by saying “Let’s brainstorm and start […]
January 10, 2019

Why should resources be a concern in a global strategy?

You spent the last week reflecting on both your appreciation of Deborah’s praise and the success of the organization, and then had a long weekend with your family. As you walk in to work on Monday, all you can think about is how excited you are about the future of the company. You sit down at your desk and get started on your newest marketing proposal for Deborah when there is a knock at your door. When you call for the person to come in, Anna, the financial analyst, enters. “Good morning,” she says. You are surprised to see that […]
January 10, 2019

Explain the issues presented by the “retirement tsunami”

Explain the issues presented by the “retirement tsunami” described in Chapter 4 of Public Human Resource Management . Consider the fact that, as a society, we only have about five years to figure out a response to this problem. Include in your response a reflection on how this course has changed your view of the challenges and opportunities of strategic human resources. Unit 10 – Future Trends and Demands in Public Sector – Human Resources
January 10, 2019

Discuss how human resources is both a discipline of its own and how it is embedded in the practice of management

Instructions: Managing people is a key factor for all managers.  Human resources theory and practices are foundational both for the unique discipline of human resources and for the general practice and discipline of management. Discuss how human resources is both a discipline of its own and how it is embedded in the practice of management.   Select three of the following areas: •    Recruiting and hiring •    Performance management •    Labor relations and collective bargaining •    Employee relations •    Strategic human resource management •    Training and development •    Organization development For each of […]
January 10, 2019

You have been recently promoted to the position of plant manager in a large Mexican operation owned by your employer, a Fortune 500 company

You have been recently promoted to the position of plant manager in a large Mexican operation owned by your employer, a Fortune 500 company. After taking some time to assess the situation, you have determined that the implementation of Kaizen continuous improvement activities would substantially improve the quality and efficiency of the operation. Pioneered by Toyota and widely adopted around the world by numerous companies, this technique is based on having employees analyze their own working situation and area, identify problems, and suggest changes. It has been shown to be particularly effective and also results in increased employee satisfaction. After […]
January 10, 2019

You are a manager employed by a Fortune 500 company that has a reputation for highly ethical conduct and a highly regarded ethical code

You are a manager employed by a Fortune 500 company that has a reputation for highly ethical conduct and a highly regarded ethical code. You have recently been transferred to your company’s operations in Tianjin, China. While attending a meeting with a key supplier, you are dismayed that the senior representative of the supplier has brought a gift, an obviously expensive jade statue, to commemorate the signing of a new contract. You are aware that gift giving is more the norm in China and that refusing a gift can be highly insulting. Yet, you do not want to violate your […]
January 10, 2019

You are interviewing a candidate for a position of some responsibility and access to significant amounts of both merchandise and money

You are interviewing a candidate for a position of some responsibility and access to significant amounts of both merchandise and money. The applicant happens to be Japanese and is highly qualified with outstanding references. You notice the individual is reluctant to look you in the eye when responding to questions. What is your perception of this behavior? Should you be concerned about hiring this individual for such a sensitive position? What is the interviewee’s perception of this behavior and how does it differ from yours? Remember to make your initial posting and to respond to two of your colleagues.
January 10, 2019

Based on the good work that he did in handling previous multicultural issues, Frank Jones has promoted to the General Manager of his company’s Tokyo operations

Based on the good work that he did in handling previous multicultural issues, Frank Jones has promoted to the General Manager of his company’s Tokyo operations. Performance in this operation has been just barely acceptable and he would like to find a way to motivate higher levels of performance. In a previous position in the New York operation, he implemented a performance improvement motivation plan that included individual bonuses individual recognition at an annual sales meeting and attendance at the meeting, held at a post resort, for spouses of the top 10% of the force. Frank has engaged you as […]