Applying HR Concepts

By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Define the employee relations function of an organization and human resources’ role in its development.
    • Describe how best practices will promote human resources as a strategic employee and labor relations partner versus the tactician.
    • Describe the impact your personality “type” (Unit 7) has or will have on your role in employee and labor relations, either as an employee or member of management.
    • Summarize the main components of employee relations in organizations.
  • Competency 2: Analyze human resources practices that promote positive employee relations and legal compliance.
    • Describe the skills currently possessed that facilitate your work.
    • Describe the skills you want to develop.
    • Present at least one activity or practice you can use to help develop those skills.
  • Competency 5: Examine the impact of labor unions on employee-employer relationships.
    • Describe how positive employee and labor relations enhance organizational competitiveness.
    • Describe how the mission, vision, values, and culture of an organization influence employee and labor relations, including the main reasons employees seek union representation.
    • Analyze human resources practices that promote positive employee and labor relations and legal compliance.
  • Competency 6: Communicate professionally with all stakeholders.
    • Employ proper grammar and mechanics.
    • Communicate professionally with all stakeholders.

Assignment Description

Throughout this course, you have studied a variety of concepts and best practices designed to facilitate positive employee and labor relations. For this assignment, analyze the following concepts:

  • Summarize the main components of employee and labor relations in organizations.
  • Describe how positive employee and labor relations enhance organizational competitiveness.
  • Describe how the mission, vision, values, and culture of the organization influence employee and labor relations, including the main reasons employees seek union representation.
  • Analyze human resources practices that promote positive employee and labor relations and legal compliance.
  • Describe how best practices will promote human resources as a strategic employee and labor relations partner versus the tactician.
  • Describe the impact your personality “type” (Unit 7) has or will have on your role in employee and labor relations, either as an employee or member of management.
  • Describe the skills you currently possess that facilitate your work.
  • Describe the skills you want to develop.
  • Present at least one activity or practice you can use to help develop those skills.

Refer to the Scoring Guide to ensure that you meet the grading criteria for this assignment.

Assignment Requirements

  • Written communication: It should be thoughtful and free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted and styled according to the most recent APA edition.
  • Length of paper: 6–8 typed pages, double-spaced.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Attach document and upload to this assignment area.

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