- You are a member of the Human Resources Department of a medium-sized organization that is implementing a new interorganizational system that will impact employees, customers, and suppliers. Your manager has requested that you work with the system development team to create a communications plan for the project. He would like to meet with you in two hours to review your thoughts on the key objectives of the communications plan. What should those objectives be?
- You are the newest member on the IT development team contracted to implement an enterprise resource planning system for a small retail chain. You are surprised after the project’s initial kick-off meeting that no one was there to represent the client. Following the meeting, you encounter the project manager in the hallway. What do you say?
1000-1200 word count Within organizations, the human resources department is considered an ally by some managers and a barrier by others. The legal requirements of managing HR require you to be the dispenser of policies, procedures, and rules at times and a trusted counselor and guide at other times. There are varying perspectives on the value HR policies bring to an organization. In other words, the policies, procedures, or rules may be viewed as tools that help or hinder leaders from managing their people and will either detract from or enhance company performance. When not properly aligned with the company’s goals, they can negatively affect the success of the organization. You know that you need to review the current HR policies, procedures, and rules and anticipate that you may be recommending changes, additions, or deletions. Because you are still new and solidifying your position within the company, you are concerned that missteps now will cost you your “place at the table.” You decide to consult with your mentor-an experienced, powerful HR executive at another company. She presents the following for you to consider: •What steps will you take in your policy, procedure, and HR rules review with the jewelry company? •What will that involve? As you consider their HR policies, how will you ensure they are effectively aligned with what you see as the company’s goals? •If you find areas where policy revision is needed, how will you present your recommendations? •How do you feel your recommendations will be viewed? •Do you anticipate resistance? If so, what plan do you have to overcome that? •What do you see as the possible outcome from policy revision in terms of impact on the company’s performance? •Write her an e-mail addressing these issues. Note: You are required to use a minimum of 2 scholarly references in your research. Ensure that citations and references are formatted in compliance with APA style.