Question;Saint mba533 all assignments;Module 1;assignment;1;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 MBA533 all 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).
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