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How do you believe the HRM role can be optimized for shaping organizational and employee behavior?

The primary function of human resource management is to increase the effectiveness and contribution of employees in the attainment of organizational goals and objectives. Consider all the areas of HRM that have been discussed in class:
EEO and Affirmative Action,
Human resources planning, recruitment, and selection,
Human resources development,
Compensation and benefits,
Safety and Health, and
Employee and labor relations.
Submit a Reflective Paper in which you explain how these aspects work together to perform that primary function. Are any aspects more important than the others? Why or why not? How do you believe the HRM role can be optimized for shaping organizational and employee behavior?
The Reflective Paper must: (a) identify the main issues in the chosen area, (b) demonstrate new learning that has occurred, (c) include class activities or incidents that facilitated learning and understanding, (d) identify specific current and/or future applications and relevance to your workplace, and (e) reflect the potential impact to your future career plans or even in your personal life at home. The emphasis of the Reflective Paper should be on parts ?d? and ?e,? and on the application of new learning. Explore, in depth, the benefits of the new learning and understanding that has taken place.
Writing the Reflective Paper

The Reflective Paper:
Must be seven to eight double-spaced pages in length, excluding the cover page and reference page, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student?s name
Course number and name
Instructor?s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least one scholarly source, in addition to the text.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

What is conflict resolution? How does conflict resolution influence effective communication? What would you recommend to improve communication with regard to conflict resolution?

100+ Words
What is conflict resolution? How does conflict resolution influence effective communication? What would you recommend to improve communication with regard to conflict resolution?

100+ Words
What is an example of a communication strategy for communicating with a special situation or group? How do the dynamics of the situation affect the overall communication style or method among those involved? What would you suggest to improve communication within security settings when dealing with critical incidents, emergencies, or conflict situations?

What could be holding HR professionals back from serving in the strategic HR role?

1. Generally, what has influenced the Human Resource Management function over the past ten years toward serving in the role of a strategic partner or leader in the organization? See in item three you will provide more specific influences that will continue to impact the function.

2. What could be holding HR professionals back from serving in the strategic HR role?

3. List at least two items for the positive contextual influences and two items for the negative contextual influences that will impact the HR function from today forward.

In addition to the course material, you may want to share an additional outside source that has informed your answers. Be sure to provide the references for the sources of the information you used to inform your comments including the material provided in the classroom

a memo to the CEO of HSS in which you justify HR’s role in drafting a strategic plan.

Write a memo to the CEO of HSS in which you justify HR’s role in drafting a strategic plan. The report should be written using language the CEO will understand and can relate. The document should be complete enough to convince the CEO of the importance of a professional HR function being part of the strategic plan at HSS.
It is important for you to locate and include academic sources (at least two) that support the content in the memo. You must show the reader that what you assert is accepted practice at other companies or organizations. You may use a word document if you like or provide your proposal in the content of your response window.
Information for memo will be in the message box upon acceptance

Performance Enhancing Chemicals and Hormones Poster

Use Microsoft Word to create a poster for high school athletes on the dangers of using performance enhancing chemicals or hormones. Select one of the following performance enhancers discussed in the text: caffeine, alcohol, anabolic steroids, androstenedione, human growth hormone, dehydroepiandrosterone, or amphetamines. Analyze the use and claims of the chemical or hormone and the potential side effects and dangers from its use.

Your Poster must:
Be two to three pages in length formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Use at least two scholarly sources. The course textbook and a minimum of one scholarly source from the Ashford Online Library.
Document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center
Use images and graphics. Remember to cite all images taken from an online source.

key functions of Human Resources Management (HRM) and state your opinion as to whether or not HRM should be part of the strategic planning process for medical group practices.

Appraise the key functions of Human Resources Management (HRM) and state your opinion as to whether or not HRM should be part of the strategic planning process for medical group practices. Support your rationale with specific examples.
Evaluate the importance of effective marketing for medical practices. Recommend three (3) specific factors that a practice administrator should consider when creating a marketing plan for a medical group practice. Justify your recommendations.

Describes a step-by-step process of change for the reorganization.

You will be presenting your change design to the department heads of Pegasus. To prepare for this meeting, create a PowerPoint presentation of 6?8 slides (excluding the title and reference slide) with speaker notes of 200?250 words per slide that does the following:
Describes a step-by-step process of change for the reorganization.
From the 3 change models that you identified in your DB, determine which one is most appropriate for the Pegasus situation. Justify your answer.
Follow APA guidelines when citing sources.

Compare motivation and empowerment.

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you answer the following concepts:
Compare motivation and empowerment.
Define the components of empowerment.
Analyze the implications of empowerment and delegation in a criminal justice organization.
Analyze the role of trust in personnel issues.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Why is it important to have a policy outlining the organization?s procedures regarding time off?

Gulf Port Ships, Inc. is a large shipbuilding company located in the Gulf Coast. One afternoon the firm made the decision to shut down operations due to an approaching hurricane and forecasted arrival of tropical storm force winds to the local area as early as Wednesday of that week. The decision was to shutdown beginning Wednesday AM. They were told that time lost would be excused with pay.

By Tuesday it was clear the hurricane would not hit until Thursday at the earliest. Nonetheless the shipyard decided to maintain the decision to shut down on Wednesday. Emergency hotline for the shipyard confirmed this information but also said that missed time for salaried personnel would be charged against each employee’s vacation bank. It was a liberal leave policy enacted.

Wednesday the message was updated to state that the shutdown would continue through first shift on Thursday with normal operations commencing on the second shift. The hurricane then hit the area on Thursday PM (during the second shift) leaving many roads littered with branches and debris.

Friday morning when all personnel reported for work (many were without power at home) they were informed that they had lost two days of vacation. Hourly personnel had the option of charging the two days off to vacation or taking time off without pay. Salaried personnel did not have a choice; they were required to charge the time to vacation. This action was in line with the company’s policy for complete shutdowns despite what some personnel were told prior to the shutdown.

Needless to say within a few days employees became very upset with the handling of this situation and based on the fact that they just lost two vacation days for no good reason. The company’s vacation policy states that salaried employees accrue vacation time based upon length of service. Employees with less than five years seniority receive one day per month, those with five to ten years experience earn one and one half days per month, and those with more than ten years earn two days per month. Employees have the right to carry over vacation time to the next year. The policy also states that, if the shipyard is shut down for any reasons, the time lost by salaried employees will be charged to each person’s vacation bank. Additionally, the policy states that in the event of a partial shutdown, salaried employees who report to work and are then sent home will be paid for any time missed and will not be required to charge lost time to their vacation funds. You will write a short paper in APA format addressing the following:

1. Imagine you are an HR consultant to the organization involved in this situation. The organization wants to be responsive and fair. How would you handle the staff who is now upset and what would you recommend to senior leaders?

2. Why is it important to have a policy outlining the organization?s procedures regarding time off?

3. Identify any laws, which regulate discrimination in the workplace or legal issues pertinent to the case.

4. Write a policy statement you would submit to the organization to be included in their employee handbook.

5. What are the risks and challenges the organization faces by implementing the policy you recommend?

6. Provide an example of ways in which it is effectively or ineffectively implemented. Elaborate upon and assess this situation.

7. There are many policies available online that are pertinent. If you use a policy from an online source or from your current organization, you must cite within the text and provide the reference.

8. Be certain to integrate the readings, personal experience, and research from the online library to support your opinions.