Week 6 – HR Plan

HR Plan

You are a Human Resources (HR) program of one. Based on  information learned in this course, create a Human Resources plan of the  steps needed to create a one-person HR department. The design of the HR  department must correspond to the various dimensions of the  organization. For example, if there are multiple customers, products, or  locations, then HR needs to support them all.

In your paper:

  1. Provide a clear and concise summary of the business (name, industry, number of people, etc.).
  2. Create a detailed plan by completing the following:
    1. Develop a recruitment and selection plan.
    2. Design a training and development plan.
    3. Design a compensation package for the people hired.
    4. Discuss legal issues the company should consider (e.g., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).
    5. Develop a performance appraisal system.
  3. Provide support from scholarly sources in regards to the decisions made in the creation of the HR department.

Writing the HR Plan
The HR Plan

  1. Must be eight to nine pages in length (not including the title and  reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as  outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Any exhibits or appendices are  also not included in the paper length.
  2. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  3. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  4. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  5. Must use at least five scholarly sources, three of which must be from the Ashford University Library, in addition to the text.
  6. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  7. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Human Resource Management Unit I Article Critique

Unit I Article Critique

For this assignment, you will read an article that discusses interviewing techniques, and you will then apply what you have

learned by creating your own set of interview questions. To begin, navigate to the Business Source Complete database in

the CSU Online Library, and locate the following article:

Oliphant, G. C., Hansen, K., & Oliphant, B. J. (2008). A review of a telephone-administered behavior-based interview

technique. Business Communication Quarterly, 71(3), 383-386.

Part I: After reading the article, summarize the purpose of the study, and then answer the questions below.

What are the authors’ main points for conducting the study?

Do you agree with the authors’ findings?

What evidence from additional sources supports your opinion?

What are the reasons employers use the employment interview to fill job openings?

How effective do you think behavior-based interviews that are conducted via telephone are?

Briefly describe the main features of equal employment laws, and tell how this article demonstrates these features.

Part II: Using the knowledge you have accumulated throughout this unit, develop a minimum of five (but no more than eight)

non-discriminatory interview questions that you would ask when conducting a telephone interview. These questions should

be listed on the last page of your critique.

Use the guidelines below to prepare your article critique.

Parts I and II combined must be at least three pages in length.

Summarize the article on page one. Identify the main topic or question.

Identify the intended audience.

Think critically about the article and how it applies to the course when answering the questions.

Organize the material logically by using smooth transitions and by grouping similar material together.

Submit Parts I and II as a single document. Format your article critique using APA style. Use your own words, and avoid

plagiarism. At least one source other than the article must be used. All sources used must be referenced; any paraphrased

and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.

Hr Compensation

select any one article about employee performance based pay, choosing from the listing below.  Complete the article review providing required information outlined below (500 word minimum): Please use complete sentences.  If you do not know what complete sentences are, review helpful information found within this link:http://www.dummies.com/education/language-arts/grammar/how-to-form-complete-sentences/

I.  Bibliographic Reference

a. Title of Article

b. Author

c. Source

d. Date of article

II. Article Summation

What is the article about?  Summarize the article using your own words in no less than one paragraph.

III. Synthesis with Class Materials

How does the information contained within the article relate to chapters nine and ten? (Explain in no less than one paragraph). Textbook being used is Milkovich, G. T., Newman, J. M., & Gerhart, B. A. (2016). Compensation (12th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

IV. Impact

How did the article impact you? What did you learn (explain fully)? Have your perceptions regarding performance based pay changed? Explain “yes” or “no”.  If you had to drive home three key points from the article to share with a compensation professional, what would these be?  Why would you iterate these three key points?

V.  Conclude the assignment with a separate reference page in APA format.

Please making your selection of an article from the choices listed below:

The 5 Biggest Lies In HR… (#3 – We’re Into Pay for Performance)

Article Author: Kris Dunn | Source: HR Capitalist | Published: October 28, 2013


The Bonus Employees Really Want, Even If They Don’t Know It Yet

Article Author: Lalin Anik and Jordi Quoidbach | Source: Harvard Busniess Review | Published: October 8, 2013


Why More Vacation Doesn’t Always Mean Happier Workers

Article Author: Olga Khazan | Source: The Atlantic | Published: August 14, 2013


The Celtics, Coaching, and Compensation

Article Author: Steve Boese | Source: Steve Boese | Published: July 8, 2013


Median Pay in U.S. Is Stagnant, but Low-Paid Workers Lose

Article Author: Floyd Norris | Source: New York Times | Published: April 29, 2013


Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research

Article Author: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic | Source: Harvard Business School Publishing | Published: April 29, 2013


Workplace Flexibility Practices Should Be . . . Flexible

Article Author: Juanita Phillips | Source: SHRM | Published: April 29, 2013


Moving to Merit-Based Incentives

Article Author: Brenda Kowske | Source: Bersin by Deloitte | Published: March 29, 2013


Direct Deposit Has Killed Compensation Motivation

Article Author: TIm Sackett | Published: March 27, 2013


Pay Transparency: Is There Such A Thing As “Too Much”?

Article Author: Alison French | Source: Kenexa | Published: February 13, 2013


Competition for Managers, Corporate Governance and Incentive Compensation

Article Author: Marc Gabarro  | Published: August 10, 2011


Data communications systems


Data communications systems that can be use in airports, such as Cisco’s IP Communication.


Prepare a 1 to 2-page paper that discusses how this type of system can be used to and the benefits to the entity that has the system installed.

• 500-word minimum, not including Reference or Cover Page

• Current APA format

• Double Spaced

• Minimum of 2 references (e.g., scholarly, peer-reviewed, from reputable sources), in the Reference section at the end of the paper.

Human Resource Management

You made it! You received your master’s degree in Human Resource Management, and now it’s time for you to start seeking career opportunities. At this point, you may be a little confused as to what areas you should focus on in HR since your experience may be limited. Imagine that a friend shares with you that he/she has a small but rapidly growing business which is in need of an HR department. He has asked you to be the HR Manager. Your friend mentioned that he / she previously worked with an HR consultant, but now has close to 100 employees with no definite, dedicated HR department, and really needs your assistance. Although you are nervous, you realize that it’s now time for you to show your skills and put all your years of studying into action.

Select an existing small company in an industry you are familiar with to be the basis of the small business in this case. Review the company’s structure, culture, business strategy, mission, and vision.

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Provide a brief summary, in your own words, of your selected company’s overall business strategy. Next, determine the direction you visualize the company growing within the next five (5) to ten (10) years.  Hint: Review the common business strategies of Cost Leadership, Differentiation and Focus or Niche on p. 50 of your text.
  2. Design a human resource management strategy to support your selected company’s business strategy. Explain the competitive advantage of your HRM strategy. Hint: Review the following common human resource management strategies of Loyal Soldier, Bargain Laborer, Committed Expert and Free Agent from previous courses.
  3. Develop an HR Scorecard table for your selected company. Include the four (4) dimensions (i.e., financial, customer service, internal process, and learning / growth / sustainability). Next, assess the value of your proposal to the small business in each of these dimensions.  Hint: Review the video titled “Building the Human Resources Performance Measurement Scorecard” (4 min 1 s) located at  for additional guidance in creating an HR Scorecard.
  4. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment from within the past five (5) years. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.
  5. Format your assignment according to these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; 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 is not included in the required page length.
  • Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

incident response plan (IRP)

Prompt: Review your entire final project and develop a suitable incident response plan (IRP)based on the scenario presented in both your Final Project Scenario and the virtual environment presented in the educational video game Agent Surefire: InfoSec. Be sure to discuss the following in your plan:

· Identify the purpose of the plan.

· Create and define roles and responsibilities.

· Define an incident with at least five examples of that incident (e.g., unauthorized access).

· Discuss current incident response process within Limetree Inc., including current shortcomings

· Create a new process for incident response. This must include incident recovery (use a flowchart to enhance your definition).

Guidelines for Submission: Your responses must be submitted as SIX to EIGHT (6-8) pages long excluding references and cover page as a Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least four sources cited in APA format. Make sure you cite if you take a piece of someone’s work, very important and your reference should relate to your writing (don’t cite a reference because it relates to the course and not this very paper) at least 4 current and relevant academic references. No heavy paraphrasing of others work.

www.citationmachine.net to format references into the APA style if necessary. Extremely important. Intext citations is very essential and highly needed as well.

Branding and Packaging

Choose one of the following two assignments to complete this week. Do not do both assignments.

also the assignment and text are attached for review…. the required chapters to read to complete assignments was chapters 6 & 7

Option #1: Branding and Packaging

In this assignment, you will analyze branding and packaging. In your essay, include the following:

  • Choose a brand that you feel loyal to and describe the product and its branding and packaging strategies.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of these strategies and compare to two similar products. Your research should demonstrate your understanding of target markets and specific demographics.

Be sure to discuss and reference concepts taken from the assigned textbook reading and relevant research. (The CSU-Global Library is a good place to search for research sources.) You must include a minimum of three credible outside references in addition to your text.

Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length, well written, and formatted according to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.

Option #2: Marketing via Social Media

In this assignment, you will explore social media and marketing technology in an essay. In your essay, choose a brand (or product) that relies heavily on social media or technology to market their product. Examples would be Netflix, Uber, or Coca-Cola’s “your name” campaign. Provide the following:

  • Provide an overview or history of the brand (product).
  • Describe and explain how technology or social media is utilized for marketing purposes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of target markets and demographics.

Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length, well written, and formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Be sure to provide at least three outside sources in addition to your text.