ALL ASSIGNMENTS HAVE TO BE COMPLETED Assignment 1: Alignment of HRM and Business Strategies Due Week 3 and worth 100 points Select a publicly traded company to research and evaluate its Human Resource (HR) and business strategy, HR department job positions, and ways it markets its company regarding human capital. Some company Websites that provide this information are listed below: Marriott: http://www.arubamarriottcareers.com/JobDescriptions.html Allstate: http://www.jigsaw.com/id209321_d40/allstate_insurance_human_resources_business_contacts.xhtml State Farm: http://www.statefarm.com/about/retirees/news_articles/hr_serv_assist.asp Ford Motor Company: http://corporate.ford.com/careers/career-paths/human-resources?&ccode=US Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you: Propose how you would ensure the HR strategy is in alignment with the business strategy. Describe the HR job positions and the responsibilities listed for that HR department. Determine which HR job positions you would prefer and explain why. Analyze how the selected company can establish HRM strategies to improve competitive advantages. Propose three (3) ways that the company can increase diversity. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Examine the role of human resource management (HRM) in organizations and how it supports the organization’s business strategy. Evaluate human resource strategies and how these strategies align with business strategies. Create a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Formulate HRM strategies and policies to recruit, select, place, and retain the most efficient and effective workforce. Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic human resource development. Write clearly and concisely about strategic human resource development using proper writing mechanics. Assignment 2: Job Analysis / Job Description Due Week 4 and worth 100 points Go to YouTube, located at http://www.youtube.com/, and search for an episode of “UnderCover Boss”. Imagine you are the CEO of the company in the selected episode. Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you: Compare two (2) job positions from the episode and perform a job analysis of each position. Describe your method of collecting the information for the job analysis (i.e., one-on-one, interview, survey, etc.). Create a job description from the job analysis. Justify your belief that the job analysis and job description are in compliance with state and federal regulations. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Formulate HRM strategies and policies to recruit, select, place, and retain the most efficient and effective workforce. Develop effective talent management strategies to recruit and select employees. Design processes to manage employee performance, retention, and separation. Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic human resource development. Write clearly and concisely about strategic human resource development using proper writing mechanics. Assignment 3: Dismissal Meeting Due Week 6 and worth 150 points Imagine that you are an office manager and you have been tasked with the job of coordinating and heading the dismissal meeting for an employee layoff. Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you: Propose three (3) ways that a manager can cope with any negative emotions that may accompany an employee layoff. Describe a step-by-step process of conducting the dismissal meeting. Determine the compensation that the fictitious company may provide to the separated employee. Using Microsoft Word or an equivalent such as OpenOffice, create a chart that depicts the timeline of the disbursement of the compensation. Predict three (3) ways that this layoff may affect the company. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Formulate HRM strategies and policies to recruit, select, place, and retain the most efficient and effective workforce. Develop effective talent management strategies to recruit and select employees. Design processes to manage employee performance, retention, and separation. Analyze laws governing employment and how organizations can ensure ethical practices. Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic human resource development. Write clearly and concisely about strategic human resource development using proper writing mechanics. Assignment 4: HR Training Class Due Week 8 and worth 200 points Imagine that you are a member of the HR department of a small retail company and upper management has asked you to create a new employee customer service training class for all new employees. Write a six to seven (6-7) pages paper in which you: Justify the use of a needs assessment of your company’s proposed employee customer service training, stressing five (5) ways in which such an assessment would expose any existing performance deficiencies. Develop a customer service training implementation plan and determine the method of training (i.e., presentation, discussion, case study, discovery, role play, simulation, modeling, or on-the-job training). Justify why you selected the training method that you did. Propose two (2) ways to motivate an employee who has no interest in attending a training class. Develop a survey to collect feedback from the employees who attend the training. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Design job and task analyses that align with the overall HRM strategy. Design training and development systems to improve employee performance. Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic human resource development. Write clearly and concisely about strategic human resource development using proper writing mechanics. Assignment 5: Employee Compensation and Benefits Due Week 10 and worth 250 points This assignment consists of two (2) sections: a narrative and a PowerPoint presentation. You must submit two (2) sections for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for. Note: For additional information on how to submit more than one file for an assignment, follow the instructions in the document “How to Submit Multiple Files for an Assignment”, located here. Imagine that you have just been hired by a new company as the director of the HR department. You have been tasked to hire a new secretary for the department and to develop an employee compensation and benefits package that will be used for that position upon hire. Develop a PowerPoint presentation to present this information to your Vice President. Go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Website, located at www.bls.gov, for information regarding organizations and pay in your geographical area. Section 1: Narrative Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you: Choose the type of organization for which you are designing the package. Develop an employee compensation and benefits package for this new position. Support your ideas for the compensation/benefits package. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Section 1 of your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. Section 2: Presentation Create a twenty (20) slide PowerPoint presentation in which you: 4. Provide an overview of the employee compensation and benefits package that you developed in the narrative portion of this assignment. 5. Determine if the employee will be exempt or nonexempt and discuss how overtime will be handled. 6. Suggest other benefits that might be considered within the next few months to enhance employee performance and provide job motivation. 7. Provide information on how government regulations will influence the compensation. 8. Examine data from two (2) organizations listed in the BLS Website with packages similar to yours, focusing on salary, compensation, and benefits in order to convince upper management that your package should be accepted and implemented. 9. Describe how the competitive compensation and benefits package will align with the HRM strategy. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Design training and development systems to improve employee performance. Develop competitive compensation and benefits packages that align with HRM strategy. Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic human resource development. Write clearly and concisely about strategic human resource development using proper writing mechanics.