Assignment 5: New and Improved Rewards at Work

Due Week 10 and worth 250 points

Employers have been coming up with innovative employee rewards to boost morale and acknowledge employee needs for creativity and personal goal accomplishment. Some of the latest potential employee rewards include using the Internet at work for personal reasons such as shopping, communicating with friends, or personal finances; bringing a pet to work; instituting a controlled napping policy, and the sports and office betting pools.

Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:

  1. Determine how innovations in employee benefits can improve the overall competitive compensation strategy of the organization.
  2. Explain how innovative benefits could be tied to specific jobs.
  3. Critique the effectiveness of equity-based rewards systems versus those with more creative approaches.
  4. Discuss the key elements of integrating innovation into a traditional total rewards program.
  5. Recommend a process that optimizes an employee-based suggestion program to continually refresh the total rewards of the organization.
  6. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality 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:

  • Analyze an organization’s strategy and integrate pay-for-performance plans and total rewards into a compensation strategy that will motivate desired behavior and improve job performance.
  • Explain a benefit plan as part of an overall competitive compensation strategy and the policies to administer the benefits.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in total rewards.
  • Write clearly and concisely about total rewards using proper writing mechanics.

Personal Experiences

DISCUSSION 1

Personal Experiences

Think of an organizational change that you experienced.  Describe how you were impacted by the change.  What could the leadership have done to make the transition more successful?  Cite one or more change models to support your assertion.  Review several of your peers’ posts.  Compare your experiences with at least two peers and identify lessons you can apply to future organizational changes.

Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

DISCUSSION 2

Failures of Change

Organizational change is not always successful.  Identify factors that can cause change initiatives to fail and the five pillars that can cause them to succeed.  Highlight an organization that failed to adapt and evaluate which of these factors and pillars were demonstrated by this organization.  Review several of your peers’ posts.  Discuss any similar or opposing perspectives you have, with at least two of your peers.  Take care to be professional and polite even if your beliefs or viewpoints differ.

Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

Assignment 1: Discussion—Developing Trust

Communicating ethically to employees as well as other internal and external stakeholders is of the utmost importance for leaders and managers. Being able to build and maintain trust in order to be credible is essential.

Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research ways of developing trust.

Respond to the following:

  • Explain how leaders and managers can overcome obstacles and develop trust in communicating corporate ethics.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

organizational structure

Your previous contributions addressing a variety of important topics outlined in all previous assignments for this course are deemed essential in supporting the business’ overall organizational structure and competitive advantage strategy. It is now time to consider developing your own HR department team to ensure they have the requisite skills and competencies necessary to perform at high levels over time. Effective and motivated HR business partners (HRBP) will be the key to translating HR and business strategy into action. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) can be an invaluable resource to help develop and certify HR professionals. You must now explain to the management team the components of this model and how it can be leveraged to achieve operational success for the HR department. A 1-hour meeting has been scheduled and the CEO will be in attendance.

Create a 20-slide minimum PowerPoint presentation with your script/discussion/commentary in the Notes section of each slide in which you:

  1. Include cover, presentation agenda, conclusion, and reference list slides, all of which may count toward total slide count.
  2. Provide a slide with an overview on the importance of having a highly-developed staff of HR business partners. Be clear with your position. HINT: http://www.scottmadden.com/wp-content/uploads/userFiles/misc/8d0d88c7547b6e2b8f6f6fcba6a9d6b3.pdf
  3. Provide 1-4 slides introducing the SHRM BoCK model and its components. Be sure to highlight each of the areas of the model. NOTE: It is highly recommended to insert an image the actual SHRM BoCK model into the presentation.
  4. Include in the remaining slides the following required presentation information:
    • Provide a minimum of three (3) to four (4) bullet points (more if needed) of information or discussion describing specifics on the SHRM-BoCK’s “Behavioral Competencies”
    • Provide a minimum of three (3) to four (4) bullet points (more if needed) of information or discussion describing specifics on the SHRM-BoCK’s “HR Expertise; Domains 1 & 2”
    • Provide a minimum of three (3) to four (4) bullet points (more if needed) of information or discussion describing specifics on the SHRM-BoCK’s “HR Expertise: Domains 3 & 4”
    • Provide a minimum of three (3) to four (4) bullet points (more if needed) of information or discussion describing specifics on certifying your HRBP’s.
    • Reminder – good PowerPoints have very few words on the slides themselves—almost all of the information you need to include should be in the Notes.  
  5. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: You may only use the resources listed in the course guide and those that are specifically provided by the instructor. 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Select any one of three professional PowerPoint templates provided by the instructor (Required). 
  • Have headings for each section with all bulleted information aligned properly and using the same font and size. Images may be used but must be professional and relevant to the topic. The source(s) of all images must be credited with both citation and reference. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include citations and references for all information received from other sources.
  • All bullet point information in the Notes sections must be descriptive and have a minimum of 3-4 full sentences. 

The specific course outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Defend the importance of having a highly-developed staff of HR business partners
  • Convince stakeholders of the value in using the SHRM BoCK model to achieve HR operational success.

Assignment 5: Sustainable Talent Management

Due Week 10 and worth 200 points

With the same talent management strategy in mind from Assignment 3, write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Determine which performance management process you will employ to measure employee talent.
  2. Analyze the key concepts related to the talent pools and the talent review process.
  3. Develop appropriate talent management objectives to measure functional expertise.
  4. Assess the key elements of global talent management as they apply to your organization.
  5. Recommend a process that optimizes a sustainable talent management process.
  6. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality 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; 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 page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Determine the effects of leadership in the management of talent pools and the talent review process.
  • Compare and contrast the talent assessment and employee performance management processes.
  • Review the process of developing functional expertise and setting and measuring talent management objectives.
  • Discover how the management process affects global talent management.
  • Determine the organizational benefits of strategy-driven talent management and building a sustainable process.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in talent management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about talent management using proper writing mechanics.

Peer evaluation and support

  1. collective      knowledge of the team assembled. Peer evaluation and support, provided in      the spirit of continuous improvement and organizational success, result in      higher quality deliverables than generally possible by the efforts of an      individual. Please describe the process you plan to use to conduct      research, identify findings, and develop the Comprehensive Project due in      Unit 5 and present a preliminary outline indicating how you intend to      organize the project deliverable.

Collaboration within a business environment provides a strategic talking point for leadership in major business organizations. This provides collaborative solutions through peer evaluations essential to growing businesses, enhance productivity and expand innovation.  For my unit 5 individual project, the previous discussion boards along with knowledge obtained from intellepath and the internet will provide key materials that will break down my final project.

Unit 5 individual project outline

1. Introduction

2. Is a European union a strategy worth establishing?

3. Current st

3. Current status of the European union

4. Advantages and disadvantages of European union

5. Decision based from disadvantages and Advantages of a European Union

3. Current status of the European union

4. Advantages and disadvantages of European union

5. Decision based from disadvantages and Advantages of a European Union

. Advantages and disadvantages of European union

5. Decision based from disadvantages and Advantages of a European Union

6. Conclusion

Assignment: Discussion—Economic Systems, Comparative Advantage

Module Readings and Assignment:

Complete the following readings early in the module:

•Module online lectures

•From the textbook, International business: The challenges of globalization, 8th, please read the following: ◦Emerging Markets & Development ◦International Trade Theory

Module Overview:

Fundamental to understanding global business is knowledge of the types of economic systems in which countries operate. Economies can be quickly and easily characterized into three main types: communism, socialism or capitalism which are also referred to as centrally planned, mixed, and free market economies. The primary differences among these types of economies are in the behaviors and attitudes towards ownership of property and the planning techniques employed by the government. In a centrally planned economy, the government owns most or all of the resources of production and plans the production of consumer and other products goods and services. In a free market economy, the ownership of resources is in the hands of private individuals or organizations, taking forms such as partnerships or corporations. The choice of production of goods and services in this system is determined through market forces, that is, the interaction between price, demand, and supply.

Assignment: Discussion—Economic Systems, Comparative Advantage

An international business must understand the economic system embraced by the host country and its implications. Moreover, there are powerful economic arguments in support of international trade and they provide a useful perspective on international business.

Research economic systems using your textbook, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Respond to the following:

•Which economic systems would be most suitable for a country: centrally planned, mixed economy, or market economy?  Since Canada is the #1 trading partner with the USA, focus specifically on Canada. Research Canada’s mixed economy and comparing it to the American economy covering any comparative advantages of Canada. State any assumptions you make and give reasons for your position.

By Friday July 13, 2018 submit your assignment to the appropriate Discussion Area.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. turned-in on time, Grading criteria followed All assignment qualifications addressed correctly, Grading Criteria followed, Include Question followed by the answer  Reference Page Included Cover page Included, Paragraphs  Indented,  Running-head included, main heading should be centered; all  new  paragraphs should be indented;  paper should be right ragged,   not right justified; references,  should always go on a standalone  page. abstracts are not usually indented; acronyms should be spelled out when using them  for  the first time, for example HR. references as listed are APA  standard.   When you  submit your papers through turnitin.com, your overall  similarity  index  score should not be exceedingly high, with   ten to  fifteen percent  being  the maximum,  Please make sure your APA  formatting of citations. I have provided the  APA resource cite for you. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01, Please work on using literature within the span of the last 5 years,  keep in mind there should not be any one, two, or three sentence  paragraphs. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Do the following when responding: 

•Read your answers.

•Provide substantive comments by ◦contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources; ◦building on the remarks or questions; or ◦sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences

•Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to ideas.

•Make sure your writing ◦is clear, concise, and organized; ◦demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and ◦displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria:

Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions    Reference to supporting readings and other materials Language and grammar