1.)Strategic human resource management (HRM) has been defined as a consistent pattern of planned human resources activities and deployments intended to enable an organization to meet its goals. Further, strategic HRM, also consists of many components including aligning the utilization of human resources with the mission, vision, values and culture of the organization, as well as branding, competitive advantage, organizational development, diversity management, organizational structure, and evidence-based HRM.
Using resources, other than your textbook, identify an organization that successfully implemented strategic HRM initiatives. Present the initiatives and discuss the business strategies achieved as a result of the initiatives.
2.)Identify an organizational-level goal that would be incorporated into an annual business strategy (e.g., financial performance, service, productivity, competitive advantage, innovation.). Develop three organizational development strategies relating to HRM you would utilize as a manager to support this goal. Create the goals utilizing SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely) criteria, specifically identifying how the goal will be measured using evidence-based HRM.
3.)Successful interviews are carefully planned and executed events. Discuss the purpose and successful application of different types of interview environments (traditional, panel or committee, group, telephone, etc.) and questions (behavioral, situational, open-ended, case studies, etc.). Include a discussion of how to avoid the use of illegal interview questions
4.)Organizations can avoid investing in training and development activities because it is difficult to quantify the ROI (return on investment). As a manager who has identified a need for training and development in your organization, develop a training and development proposal to be presented to the leadership team. Include a brief overview of different delivery methods for training and development, expected outcomes, and potential return on investment. Include a citation for your research.
5.)Locate a current and reliable source of information on the performance management cycle. Discuss the components of the performance management cycle and the frequency each component is conducted over the course of an annual performance management cycle.
6.)Assume the role as the chair of the Recognition and Rewards Committee for an organization of 50 employees. Prepare a recommendation from your committee on how to allocate the $5,000 annual budget to maximize employee engagement and motivation. (Hint: Don’t forget that non-monetary means of recognition and rewards can be just as effective as monetary means.)
7.)Discuss the components and purpose of types of leaves-of-absence, including FMLA, military, personal, and sabbaticals. If the leave type is mandated by law, discuss the employer responsibilities and benefits to the employee
8.)Managers share responsibility for employee performance and have an active role to play in the performance management cycle. Terminology that is often used to describe the actions of a manager in the performance management cycle include coaching, counseling, corrective action, progressive disciplinary plan, and termination. Define each of these terms, the circumstances under which they are utilized, and their intended purpose. You may also include a description of the terms and processes used by your organization.
9.)Effective managers can successfully locate and apply relevant human resources laws and regulations. The United States Department of Labor website is an excellent source of reliable information.
Access the search box of the U.S. Department of Labor website located at.dol.gov/”>www.dol.gov.
Choose three laws from the list below to research:
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA)
Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
Sarbanes-Oxley Act (See whistleblower protection provisions.)
For each of your three chosen laws, provide a bulleted list of five or six relevant facts that you believe have significance for line managers.
10.)Do you think there is a difference between diversity management and affirmative action? Please provide an explanation for your response.