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Environmental Analysis

Week 2 – Assignment– Chosen Organization  Coca Cola

Part 2 – Environment Analysis

Optimal solutions are determined when a researcher has a thorough understanding of a company and its industry, along with the strengths and weaknesses that impact its future viability.  In the second part of your plan, perform a SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity, and Threats) on your chosen organization (Coca Cola) and provide an analysis of these results in light of the problem or issue under study. Be attentive to identifying how the problem or issue impacts the organization and its competitive position within the industry. The paper should be 2-3 pages

Introduction to Employee Selection and Assessment

Assignment 1: Introduction to Employee Selection and AssessmentInstructions

Assignment 1: Introduction to Employee Selection and Assessment

You are employed as an HR consultant for a mid-sized bank. The bank employs 200 tellers across its branches.  You need to recommend to the bank what to consider when hiring for the position of Bank Teller.  The following pages describes more details on KSAOs, pay statistics and desired factors for the candidate to possess.

For this first assignment there are three main tasks you need to complete:

  • Assignment 1: Part A Employee Selection Exercise
  • Assignment 1: Part B Operationalizing Your Assessment
  • Assignment 1: Part C Apply Your Assessment Systems

All three tasks should be included in one paper 3 to 5 pages in length, double spaced, use tables when needed, and use APA format for referencing and citing. Include a cover page and a reference page.  For complete instructions Content> Course Resources> Three Major Assignments. 

Criteria

Grade A

5 points

Grade B

4.25 points

Grade C

3.75 points

Grade D

3.25 points

Grade F- 

0 points

Part A Employee Selection Exercise

Completed all 6 selection method justifications.  The answers showed a thorough understanding of selection methods.

Completed all 6 selection method justifications.  The answers showed a limited understanding of selection methods.

One or more selection method justifications are incomplete or unclear.

Two or more selection method justifications are incomplete or unclear.

Completely missing or incorrect.

Part B Operationalizing Your Assessment

Completed all five assessments accurately.  The answers showed a thorough understanding of rating assessment factors.

Completed all five assessments accurately.  The answers showed a limited understanding of rating assessment factors.

One or more assessments are incomplete or unclear.

Two or more assessments are incomplete or unclear.

Completely missing or incorrect.

Part C Apply Your Assessment Systems

Completed table and three questions accurately.  The answers showed a thorough understanding of assessment systems.

Completed table and three questions accurately.  The answers showed a limited understanding of assessment systems.

Table or questions were not completed accurately or are unclear.  One or more errors were present.

Table or questions were not completed accurately or are unclear.  Two or more errors were present.

Completely missing or incorrect.

Writing Mechanics

Strictly adheres to standard usage rules of mechanics: Conventions of written English, including, but not limited to capitalization and punctuation and spelling. No errors found. No jargon used.

Adheres to standard usage rules of mechanics: Conventions of written English, including capitalization and punctuation and spelling. One to three errors found.

Minimally adheres to standard usage rules of mechanics: Conventions of written English, including capitalization and punctuation and spelling. Over three errors found.

Does not adhere to standard usage rules of mechanics: Conventions of written English, including capitalization and punctuation and spelling. Over ten errors found.

Completely missing or incorrect.

APA Guidelines for in-text citations and References

The paper correctly cites in-text and lists at least three resources on the References page.  If additional sources are used, they are included correctly.

The majority of in-text citations and the reference are properly cited; formatting is inconsistent/inaccurate in a few cases.

References are cited but incorrectly under APA style. The student has either used another format or incorrectly applied the APA style guidelines.

Inconsistent or missing in-text citations; fails to attribute an author’s word through APA citations.  

Completely missing or incorrect.

Epidemiology Paper

Sources need to be journal/scholarly articles. 

Use only articles that are published between 2015-2018 (except for your theory articles which will be older as you must cite primary sources).

No textbook or direct quotes

 Details:

The Epidemiology Paper is a practice immersion assignment designed to be completed in three sections, this is part one of the assignment. Learners are required discuss the role of descriptive epidemiology in nursing science and apply descriptive epidemiology in nursing science.

General Guidelines:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.This assignment requires that support your position by referencing at least six to eight scholarly resources. At least three of your supporting references must be from scholarly sources other than the assigned readings.You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Directions:

Write a 1,250–1,500 word paper discussing the role of descriptive epidemiology in nursing science. Include the following:

  1. Define descriptive epidemiology and describe its relationship and role in nursing science today.Provide a contemporary example of how descriptive epidemiology is applied in public health nursing.Identify the epidemiology components used to analyze at-risk populations.

Community Presentation

Note: This is an individual assignment. Based on the feedback offered by the provider, identify the best approach for teaching. Prepare a presentation to accompany the teaching plan and present the information to your community. Select one of the following options for delivery of the presentation:

  1. PowerPoint presentation – no more than 30 minutes

  1. Pamphlet presentation – 1 to 2 pages

  1. Poster presentation

Appropriate community settings include:

  1. Public health clinic

  1. Community health center

  1. Long-term care facility

  1. Transitional care facility

  1. Home health center

  1. University/School health center

  1. Church community

  1. Adult/Child care center

Before presenting information to the community, seek approval from an agency administrator or representative.

Upon receiving approval from the agency, include the “Community Teaching Experience Form” as part of your assignment submission.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Written Assignment for Labor Relations

Instructions

Written Assignment 1
(25 points) 4 pages or more, not including cover or References pages

Locate an article describing a collective bargaining situation that has arisen within the past two years. This article should be from a newspaper, an academic journal, or a credible online news source. Use a minimum of two additional references to support your discussion and to respond to the questions in the assignment.

a. Using APA guidelines, state the proper citation for the article.

b. State the nature of the collective bargaining dispute.

c. What are the underlying causes of the dispute?

d. What economic or ethical pressures has each side attempted to use to prevail in the dispute?

e. If there is any evidence of any illegal or unethical conduct on either side, describe it in detail.

f. Was the dispute resolved? If so, how?

g. What, if any, role was played by third parties in resolving this bargaining dispute? What was the identity of the third party?

h. In retrospect, could this dispute have been resolved in a more constructive fashion? If so, how? 

RUBRIC FOR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1

Criteria 1

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

Addresses nature of the collective bargaining dispute and the underlying causes of the dispute. 

Discusses the environment, trends, influences, challenges, current trends 

Effectively addresses the nature of the collective bargaining dispute and the underlying causes of the dispute. 

Discusses the environment, trends, influences, challenges, current trends.  

Addresses the nature of the collective bargaining dispute and the underlying causes of the dispute although not as comprehensively as it should be. 

Discusses the environment, trends, influences, challenges, current trends; however, makes some indistinct or incomplete connections regarding relevance and workplace connections. 

Identifies some of the key issues of the nature of the collective bargaining dispute and some of the underlying causes of the dispute. 

Some elements of the article are missing or inappropriately identified.

Doesn’t identify at least the nature of the collective bargaining dispute and the underlying causes of the dispute. 

The topic is loosely connected; linkages not made; fails to identify relevance.

Criteria 2

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

Identifies the economic or ethical pressures each side has attempted to use to prevail in the dispute

Identifies the economic or ethical pressures each side has attempted to use to prevail in the dispute.Makes strong, logical connections

Identifies some the economic or ethical pressures each side has attempted to use to prevail in the dispute. Makes some logical connections.

Identifies at least some of the economic or ethical pressures each side has attempted to use to prevail in the dispute. Makes some loose connections.

Little or no identification of the economic or ethical pressures each side has attempted to use to prevail in the dispute. Makes no logical connections.

Criteria 3

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

What, if any, role was played by third parties in resolving this bargaining dispute? What was the identity of the third party?

Discussed the role, if any, played by third parties in resolving this dispute and identified the third party.  Reader can easily follow the author’s logic and flow.

Discussed, although not comprehensively, the role, if any, played by third parties in resolving this dispute and identified the third party. While overall well-organized, at times the writing forces the reader to determine the author’s train of thought. 

Discussed the role, if any, played by third parties in resolving this dispute; however, did not identify a third party.  Consistent organization is lacking causing the reader to have difficulty in following the author’s train of thought.

Did not discuss the role, if any, played by third parties in resolving this dispute and didn’t discuss or identify a third party.  

Paper lacks a sense of organization or plan to the presentation of ideas. 

Criteria 4

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

Was the dispute resolved? In retrospect, could this dispute have been resolved in a more constructive fashion? If so, how? 

Discussed if the dispute was resolved and if it could have been resolved in a more constructive manner

Reader can easily follow the author’s logic and flow.

Discussed, although not comprehensively, if the dispute was resolved and if it could have been resolved in a more constructive manner.

While overall well-organized, at times the writing forces the reader to determine the author’s train of thought. 

Discussed if the dispute was resolved although not if it could have been resolved in a more constructive manner.

Consistent organization is lacking causing the reader to have difficulty in following the author’s train of thought.

Did not discuss  if the dispute was resolved or not and didn’t suggest if it could have been resolved in a constructive manner.

Paper lacks a sense of organization or plan to the presentation of ideas. 

Criteria 5

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

Use of current and relevant sources, citation and mechanics.

The author has identified and selected a minimum of three very appropriate and current resources.

The author has identified and selected at least two sources that are appropriate for this assignment. 

The author has identified and selected one source that is commercial rather than academic or from a business sources such as vendor Web sites.  

The author has not identified or selected an article that is appropriate; it is commercial rather than academic or from a business sources such as vendor Web sites.  

Accurate use of APA style for in-text citations and References

The paper correctly cites in-text and lists resources on the References page.  If additional sources are used, they are included correctly. 

The majority of in-text citations and the reference are properly cited; formatting is inconsistent / inaccurate in a few cases.

References are cited but incorrectly under APA style. The student has either used another format or incorrectly applied the APA style guidelines.

Inconsistent or missing in-text citations; fails to attribute an author’s word through APA citations.  

25 POSSIBLE TOTAL POINTS

   /25

HRMN 362

Instructions

Written Assignment 2
(25 points) 4 pages or more, not including cover or References pages

You have been hired by XYZ as a consultant. They are currently facing a union organizing campaign. You have been asked to write a briefing memo for senior management. Your memo must address:

a. What are the basic differences, from the employer’s viewpoint, in operating in a union-free environment vs. a unionized environment?

b. What are management representatives permitted to say and do during the campaign? What, if any, actions or statements are prohibited?

In responding, you must use three references. They should be from a scholarly journal or credible news source from within the past three years.

RUBRIC FOR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 2

Criteria 1

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

Organization

(maximum of 5 points)

Arranges ideas clearly and logically to support the purpose or argument; ideas flow smoothly and are effectively linked; reader can follow the line of reasoning

Arranges ideas adequately to support the purpose or argument; links between ideas are generally clear; reader can follow the line of reasoning for the most part

Arranges ideas adequately, in general, although ideas sometimes fail to make sense together; reader remains fairly clear about what writer intends

Arranges ideas illogically; ideas frequently fail to make sense together; reader cannot identify a line of reasoning and becomes frustrated or loses interest

Criteria 3

Exceeds Expectations
15 points

Meets Expectations
12 points

Meets Some Expectations
9 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
4 points

Not Included
0 points

Content

(maximum of 15 points)

Gives very specific information. Addressed all of the assignment components. Clearly illustrates critical and reflective thinking.
Well thought-out response.

Contains specific information. Addressed all of the assignment components. Is relatively detailed. Shows some critical and reflective thinking. Relatively well thought-out response.

Has some specific information. Addressed many of the assignment components. Not detailed.
Poorly thought-out response.

Is vague and does not address all assignment components. No evidence of having given the assignment real thought.

Criteria 3

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

Mechanics, references and APA

Execution is excellent. No grammar or writing errors. Reads easily. Is well organized. Includes two additional scholarly, relevant sources.

Well executed. Few grammar or writing errors. Reads easily. 
Is fairly well organized. Sources are either not all scholarly or not all relevant.

Execution is poor. Many grammar or writing errors. Hard to read. Poorly organized.

Falls short of the required length for the assignment. Very poorly written. Very difficult to read. No organization is evident. Reads like a last minute effort.

HRMN LABOR

Instructions

Requirements include,

  • Cover Page with Name, Date, and Title of Assignment
  • Use headings to separate the sections of the paper (use the Questions selected)
  • Page numbers
  • Double-spacing
  • Times New Roman, size 12
  • Use a minimum of three sources (from the past four years) for each response
  • In-text citations in APA style
  • Reference page using APA style
  • Each response (for each of the four topics) should be approximately 2-3 pages

Select any four of these six topics for your Final Written Assignment and address each question comprehensively: 

  1. It has been said that “a company that deserves a union gets one,” suggesting that if proper leadership and motivation techniques are employed and desirable policies devised, the workers will not want to unionize. Either agree or disagree with this philosophy. Support your position and explain what a company could do to create an environment where workers will not want to unionize. 

  2. Some means of resolving negotiations impasses involve economic weapons (e.g. strikes and lockouts). There are other means of impasse resolution that do not involve the use of economic weapons (e.g. fact finding, mediation, med/arb/interest arb, etc.). Select two (2) non- economic means of impasse resolution, 1) explain how each one functions and 2) discuss the relative pros and cons of each. 
  3. Unions have declined as a percentage of the workforce in the private sector. With this decline, have career and workplace dissatisfaction and alienation increased? If so, why is this so? If not, why not? Support your position.
  4. List and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages in using seniority as a factor to determine shift preference or overtime assignments. 
  5. Identify two different steps a company should take to prepare for its first round of bargaining with the union pre-negotiation activities. Explain why each of the steps you have identified is critical to achieving an initial successful collective bargaining agreement with the union.
  6. Identify and explain the major ways in which the government is an important participant in the labor relations.

Due DateAug 6, 2018 11:59 PM

communication Audit

Communication Audit Instructions

Communication Audit Project – HRMN 302

CONNECTIONS

Core competencies:

Analytic Inquiry

Use of Information Resources

Course outcomes:

Analyze and assess the communication dynamics of an organization

Apply communication theories to organizational communication challenges

SHRM Competency:

Consultation – The ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders.

PROBLEM

All organizations have communication challenges. How do you identify and address these issues as a HR professional or consultant? How can your organization overcome this challenge and improve the communication flow?

In this project, you will use a diagnostic tool called a communication audit in order to assess organizational communication within an organization of your choice.

STEPS

  1. Administer the communication audit survey in your organization. In order to obtain valid results, you want to survey between 15-20 people. You may print out the survey and distribute it in person for completion, or you may administer it online, for example, using Survey Monkey or Google Forms. The survey includes questions that tap into five different areas of organizational communication: (1) Receiving information from others, (2) Sending information to others, (3) Sources of information, (4) Timeliness of information, and (5) Channels of communication. Within these five areas of organizational communication, identify one major area of concern to address based on the responses from the survey.
  2. You will then analyze and synthesize the results of the data obtained from your audit effort.
  3. Based on the communication audit identify one critical communication challenge that needs to be addressed within your organization. Research the scholarly literature for recommendations about how the organization can address this issue.
  4. Participate in the discussions by reflecting on your work and sharing feedback with others in the class.
  5. Create and deliver a presentation that provides the results of your audit with suggestions for improvement based on the data obtained from the audit and the literature on organizational communication.

FORMAT

Audit Report:

Present an introduction that describes your research methodology and provides details of the survey administration, response rate, and characteristics of the survey population.

Develop a professionally-written narrative in which you describe the data using appropriate tables, charts, and graphs. Include a detailed analysis followed by a summary of your findings, using the example in the “Collecting and Analyzing Data” file below. Identify the top communication challenge from your survey, and present your recommendations to strengthen this communication challenge, based on the scholarly literature. In the appendix, present the survey questions and the responses for each question.

Presentation:

Your presentation should be professional and creative. Adding audio and/or visual elements on the slides is highly recommended. Text should be the proper size for viewing during a presentation. Your presentation will need title and citation slides. You must have a minimum of 3 reliable sources in your citations. Use APA format for the in-text citations you use to support your arguments. Don’t forget to check your spelling! As a friendly reminder, all words must be yours and your own typing. You may not copy text directly from a source

You may use presentation software of your choice. Examples include (but are not limited to): MS Powerpoint, Prezio, Animoto, GoAnimate

PLEASE NOTE: Your presentation software should not incur any costs. You are responsible for understanding how to use the software. You will need to submit your work in a format that can be easily opened by your colleagues and the instructor.

** Be sure to review the rubric for grading criteria before you begin working on and submitting this assignment**

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Rubric Name: Communication Audit

This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method.CriteriaNot Satisfactory0 pointsPartial1.5 pointsSatisfactory1.7143 pointsAdvanced2.14286 pointsIntroduction – Description of a Communication Audit

No description provided.

Description is missing important elements. 

All required elements addressed in the description.

Clearly and succinctly presents the purpose of the communication audit and the intent of the survey used to identify organizational communication patterns (e.g. to increase organizational effectiveness or as a result of a performance gap).

/ 2.14286Introduction – Description of Organization

No description is provided. 

Description is missing important elements.  

All required elements addressed in the description.

Presented a detailed description of the department of the organization surveyed, including the purpose, number of employees, internal and external customers.

/ 2.14286Research Methodology – Description of Administration

No description  is provided.

Description is missing important elements. 

All required elements addressed in the description.

Presented a detailed description of how and when the survey was administered (i.e. time and date, length of time for all surveys to be completed, facilitated or not facilitated, directions, survey format)

/ 2.14286Research Methodology – Description of Survey Respondents

No description provided.

Description is missing important elements. 

All required elements addressed in the description.

Presented appropriate demographics to describe survey respondents (i.e. position titles, full-time/part-time, managerial/support)  

/ 2.14286Data Analysis -Survey Administration – sample size

Presented a sample size of less than 3 respondents. 

Presented a sample size of 4-5

Presented a sample size of 6-8 respondents.  

Presented a sample size of more than 8 respondents.

/ 2.14286Data Analysis -Charts, Graphs and Tables

No tables, charts, graphs were presented.

Tables, Charts, Graphs are missing important elements to clearly and accurately represent the data.

All required elements accurately represent and clearly highlight data trends/findings.

The data analysis is clearly shown through the use of tables, charts or graphs. The data clearly shows how the main issue was identified. 

/ 2.14286Data Analysis – Quality

No quantitative analysis of survey data is presented.

The analysis is missing important elements to clearly and accurately represent the data/information.

All required elements accurately represent and clearly present analysis.

Clearly and accurately summarizes the results presenting a quantitative analysis. Comprehensively addresses weaknesses and strengths that the data shows. 

/ 2.14286Identification of Communication Challenges

No communication challenges are presented one communication challenges are not supported by the quantitative analysis

Communication Challenges are missing important elements to clearly and accurately represent the data/information. 

All required elements accurately represent and clearly present evidence-supported findings

 The critical communication issue in the organization is clearly identified and supported by the data. 

/ 2.14286Solutions/Recommendations

No description provided.

Description is missing important elements. 

All required elements addressed in the description. 

Presents specific and appropriate solutions.  The feasibility and priority of solutions is discussed.  Appropriate facts and details are presented.

/ 2.14286Solutions/Recommendations

One or Zero solutions were submitted.

Presented two solutions.

Presented three solutions.

Presented three or more innovative solutions.

/ 2.14286Summary – Use credible reasoning and evidence in communication.

Concepts and themes are not fully developed, presented in a cohesive manner or appropriately supported.  

Summary idea presentation is not cohesive.   At times the writing forces the reader to determine the author’s train of thought.

Concepts and ideas are developed and supported with credible sources.   

Concepts and ideas are fully developed and supported with credible sources. Reader can easily follow the author’s logic and reasoning.

/ 2.14286Summary – Accurate use of resources

Insufficient use of appropriate research, supporting evidence, and relevant sources.  

Insufficient use of appropriate research, supporting evidence, and relevant sources. Limited characteristics of essential information and resources presented. 

Incorporate sufficient use of appropriate research, supporting evidence, and relevant sources.  Does not describe all characteristics of essential information resources, including their limitations, and explains strategies for identifying and finding such resources. 

Incorporate sufficient use of appropriate research, supporting evidence, and relevant sources.  

/ 2.14286Summary – APA Guidelines for in-text citations and References

Inconsistent or missing in-text citations; fails to attribute an author’s word through APA citations.  

References are cited but incorrectly under APA style. The student has either used another format or incorrectly applied the APA style guidelines.

The majority of in-text citations and the reference are properly cited; formatting is inconsistent/inaccurate in a few cases.

The paper correctly cites in-text and lists at least three resources on the References page.  If additional sources are used, they are included correctly.

/ 2.14286Summary – Writing Mechanics

Does not adhere to standard usage rules of mechanics: Conventions of written English, including capitalization and punctuation and spelling. Over ten errors found.

Minimally adheres to standard usage rules of mechanics: Conventions of written English, including capitalization and punctuation and spelling. Over three errors found.

Adheres to standard usage rules of mechanics: Conventions of written English, including capitalization and punctuation and spelling. One to three errors found.

Strictly adheres to standard usage rules of mechanics: Conventions of written English, including, but not limited to capitalization and punctuation and spelling. No errors found. No jargon used.

Benchmark

Note: This is an individual assignment. Applying what you have learned thus far, develop a community teaching proposal designed to address the needs of your community.

Select one of the following as the focus for the teaching plan:

  1. Primary Prevention/Health Promotion

  1. Secondary Prevention/Screenings for a Vulnerable Population

  1. Bioterrorism/Disaster

  1. Environmental Issues

Complete the “Community Teaching Work Plan Proposal.” This will help you organize your plan and create an outline for the written assignment.

  1. After completing the teaching proposal, review the teaching plan with a community health and public health provider in your local community.

  1. Request feedback (strengths and opportunities for improvement) from the provider.

  1. Complete the “Community Teaching Experience” form.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. 

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.