EMBRY RIDDLE MGMT314 ASSIGNMENTS

| June 11, 2016

Question

Total Points: 100

ASSIGNMENT REVIEW QUESTIONS

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These review questions will identify a few key topics from the chapters and learning objectives in Module 1. Answer all four questions.

1. Do you think an employee’s productivity is affected by whether they are satisfied or unsatisfied as an employee? Explain your answer.

2. In general terms, describe strategic HRM and its importance in the organization.

3. In the past decade, there have been rapid, turbulent, and often strained developments in the relationship between employers and employees. Describe these developments and what they mean to HR managers.

4. Why may the goals of the organization differ within and among departments?

MODULE 2

2.3 – Assignment: Application Case 3-1

Read Application Case 3-1 Sexual Harassment Cases Are Becoming More Complex on pages 90-91 in the text. Analyze the case and thoroughly answer the three questions at the end of the case.

Total Points: 100

2.4 – Assignment: Module Review Questions

These review questions will identify a few key topics from the chapters and learning objectives in Module 2. Answer all four questions.

1. What are some of the implications of EEO programs on HRM activities? What HRM activities are affected by EEO programs?

2. What are a few of the important HRM challenges that global companies can face?

3. What were the main factors that led to the development of EEO?

4. What is the single greatest HR challenge facing any globally oriented corporation?

Total Points: 100

MODULE 3

3.3 – Assignment: Application Case 5-1

Read Application Case 5-1 Human Resource Planning and Virtual Human Resource Management on pages 145-146 in the text. Analyze the case and thoroughly answer the four questions at the end of the case.

Total Points: 100

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These review questions will identify a few key topics from the chapters and learning objectives in Module 3. Answer all four questions.

1. What is HR planning?

2. List the six steps in the job analysis process. Can any of these steps be skipped?

3. Why is objectivity difficult to achieve when incumbents conduct the job analysis?

4. It is generally agreed that HR planning involves four distinct phases or stages, the first being situation analysis or environmental scanning. What are the next three stages?

MODULE 4

4.3 – Assignment: Hot Seat Case – Diversity in Hiring

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This is the first of the three assigned Manager’s Hot Seat video cases from the McGraw-Hill Online Learning Center premium content. If you have not logged in and explored the premium content yet, either the Hot Seat videos or the Self-Assessment and Test Your Knowledge Exercises, review .instructure.com/courses/16449/files/1545028/download?wrap=1″ title=”Hot_Seat_Video_Case_Instructions_0313.pdf”>Manager’s Hot Seat Interactive Videos..instructure.com/courses/16449/files/1545028/download?wrap=1″ title=””Preview the document” “>.png” alt=”Description: preview the document”>.instructure.com/courses/16449/files/1545028/download?wrap=1″ title=””View in a new window” “>.png” alt=”Description: view in a new window”>

For this assignment, log in and watch the Manager’s Hot Seat video Diversity in Hiring: Candidate Conundrum at the .mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078029120/student_view0/index.html” title=”External link”>McGraw-Hill Online Learning Center (Links to an external site.). Participate with the interactive questions during the video, but your graded assignment is to answer and submit the following questions via this activity.

1. Errors in evaluation are often made because of common biases that influence one’s decision making (e.g., halo, horn, contrast, similar-to-me). What evaluation biases seemed to be taking place in this scenario?

2. What advantages and disadvantages are there when using panel interviews?

3. What valid reasons did Robert provide to persuade Paul to choose Jacqueline?

4. If Robert made the decision to hire Jacqueline because she was married, would Sonya have a case against Beck ‘n Call under Title VII?

5. Is Robert’s decision to hire Jacqueline legal? Why or why not?

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4.4 – Assignment: Module Review Questions

These review questions will identify a few key topics from the chapters and learning objectives in Module 4. Answer all four questions.

1. What is the purpose of doing a self-assessment prior to a job search?

2. There are various kinds of tests that can be used for selecting employees. The selection of a particular test depends on a number of factors. What would these factors be?

3. Employment interviews vary along several dimensions. What are they?

4. What are at least two benefits employees may associate with organizations promoting from within?

MODULE 5

5.3 – Assignment: Hot Seat Case – Listening Skills

Log in and watch the Manager’s Hot Seat video Listening Skills: Yeah, Whatever at the .mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078029120/student_view0/index.html” title=”External link”>McGraw-Hill Online Learning Center (Links to an external site.). Participate with the interactive questions during the video, but your graded assignment is to answer and submit the following questions via this activity.

1. During their initial meeting, what “noise” was present that hindered Miguel and Pilar’s ability to communicate successfully?

2. What components of active listening did Miguel demonstrate (or fail to)?

3. What could Pilar have done to get Miguel’s full attention in the initial meeting?

4. How did Miguel’s behavior change the second meeting? What indicators were there that he was listening?

5. What communication network was present in this scenario? Use examples from the scenario to support your answer.

.instructure.com/courses/16449/files/1545017/download?wrap=1″ title=”MGMT314_Hot_Seat_Case_Listening_Transcript_0313.pdf”>Listening Skills: Yeah, Whatever Transcript.instructure.com/courses/16449/files/1545017/download?wrap=1″ title=””Preview the document” “>.png” alt=”Description: preview the document”>.instructure.com/courses/16449/files/1545017/download?wrap=1″ title=””View in a new window” “>.png” alt=”Description: view in a new window”> (if unable to view video)

Total Points: 100

5.4 – Assignment: Module Review Questions

These review questions will identify a few key topics from the chapters and learning objectives in Module 5. Answer all four questions.

1. What did the court find in the case of Brito v. Zia Company?

2. Compensation policies are influenced by both internal and external factors. Discuss each and give examples of both internal and external factors.

3. Why was the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 passed?

4. List five suggestions for developing and implementing legally defensible appraisal systems.

MODULE 6

6.3 – Assignment: Module Review Questions

These review questions will identify a few key topics from the chapters and learning objectives in Module 6. Answer all four questions.

1. Briefly describe the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

2. Rewarding the best performers with the largest pay is supposed to be a powerful motivator. However, this premise has two flawed assumptions. What are they?

3. Organization-wide incentive payments are usually based on the net profit that is generated in one of two ways. What are these ways?

4. What are the objectives of unemployment insurance?

MODULE 7

7.3 – Assignment: Application Case 13-1

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Read Application Case 13-1 Dunkin’ Donuts and Domino’s Pizza: Training for Quality and Hustle on pages 426-428 in the text. Analyze the case and thoroughly answer the three questions at the end of the case.

Total Points: 100

7.4 – Assignment: Module Review Questions

These review questions will identify a few key topics from the chapters and learning objectives in Module 7. Answer all four questions.

1. There are three career moves that can potentially counteract the problems of midcareer managers. What are they? Please define and describe the three career moves.

2. Is the use of reinforcers effectively bribing employees to perform?

3. What is the advantage of keeping training as close to the reality of the job as possible?

4. What is a realistic job preview and what are its benefits?

MODULE 8

8.3 – Assignment: Hot Seat Case – Negotiation

Due Aug 9 by 11:59pm
Points 100
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Log in and watch the Manager’s Hot Seat video Negotiation: Thawing the Salary Freeze at the .mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078029120/student_view0/index.html” title=”External link”>McGraw-Hill Online Learning Center (Links to an external site.). Participate with the interactive questions during the video, but your graded assignment is to answer and submit the following questions via this activity.

1. Without planning and determination of one’s initial offer, target point, and resistance point, a negotiator may be at a disadvantage during the negotiation. What evidence of planning was demonstrated by Alisa and Katherine?

2. For both Alisa and Katherine, describe how planning impacted their ability to successfully negotiate.

3. What aspects of the distributive and integrative bargaining approaches did Katherine demonstrate during the negotiation? Justify your answer with examples from the scenario.

4. What aspects of the distributive and integrative bargaining approaches did Alisa demonstrate during the negotiation? Justify your answer with examples from the scenario.

5. What is the superordinate goal in this situation? How would a discussion of this goal aid the negotiation process?

6. Katherine discussed a potential solution (bonus sharing) that had not previously been discussed before. Is this an example of “unlawful circumvention” according to labor laws? Why or why not?

7. Assume Katherine refused to make a concession to Alisa’s request. According to the National Labor Code, could Alisa organize a strike?

8. Assume you are representing management (like Katherine in this scenario). What exactly would you do in this situation? Indicate a specific example for each of the key negotiator behaviors.

.instructure.com/courses/16449/files/1545019/download?wrap=1″ title=”MGMT314_Hot_Seat_Case_Negotiation_Transcript_0313.pdf”>Negotiation: Thawing the Salary Freeze Transcript.instructure.com/courses/16449/files/1545019/download?wrap=1″ title=””Preview the document” “>.png” alt=”Description: preview the document”>.instructure.com/courses/16449/files/1545019/download?wrap=1″ title=””View in a new window” “>.png” alt=”Description: view in a new window”> (if unable to view video)

8.4 – Assignment: Module Review Questions

Due Aug 9 by 11:59pm
Points 100
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These review questions will identify a few key topics from the chapters and learning objectives in Module 8. Answer all four questions.

1. What does it take to be a successful mediator?

2. If preventable violence takes place in the workplace, is the employer legally liable?

3. The approach to EAPs has changed since they were first introduced around 1950. What is the new philosophy regarding EAPs?

4. What is a sweetheart contract?

Total Points: 100

8.5 – Assignment: Research Paper

Due Aug 9 by 11:59pm
Points 100
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Your Research Paper is due by the end of this module.
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Reminders
– Topic should be related to HRM within the fields of aviation, aerospace, or airport industries
– Length 8-12 pages, approx. 2500 words
– Follow APA format and include Title Page, Abstract, and References
– Papers will be submitted to Turnitin, a plagiarism detection service, to check for originality so be sure to appropriately cite sources

MODULE 9

9.3 – Assignment: Module Review Questions

Due Aug 16 by 11:59pm
Points 100
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These review questions will identify a few key topics from the chapters and learning objectives in Module 9. Answer all four questions.

1. What are some characteristics of employees who are likely to be accident repeaters?

2. Before being granted full authority for its occupational safety and health programs, a state must go through three steps. What are they?

3. Two factors have contributed to the decrease in occupational illnesses and injuries. What are they?

4. Identify three lifestyle changes that a preventive or wellness program encourages employees to make.

Rubric

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Criteria

Ratings

Pts

Identification and Analysis of the Main Issues/Problem

(Excellent – A) Identifies and understands all of the main issues in question. Insightful, and thorough analysis of all the issues.25 pts

(Above-Average – B) Identifies and understands most of the main issues in question. Thorough analysis of most of the issues.23 pts

(Average – C) Identifies and understands some of the issues in question. Superficial analysis of some of the issues in question.21 pts

(Near-Failing – D) Identifies and understands few of the issues in question. Incomplete analysis of the issues.19 pts

(Failing – F) Identifies and understands very little of the issues in question. No analysis of the issues.17 pts

25 pts

Answers to Questions

(Excellent – A) Answers to questions are clear throughout. Connection with class and study material goes well beyond the obvious connections among ideas; demonstrates insight and original thinking.20 pts

(Above-Average – B) Answers to questions present some irrelevant information on topic etc., but very little; treatment goes beyond obvious connections with class and study material.18 pts

(Average – C) Answers to questions are vague in places; some irrelevant or distracting information.16 pts

(Near-Failing – D) Answers to questions are unclear and/or confusing. Treatment is very superficial; paper may be well written but says nothing.14 pts

(Failing – F) Does not address the questions. Treatment is very superficial and says very little.12 pts

20 pts

Strategy Choice and Justification

(Excellent – A) An appropriate, reasonable strategy is selected and successfully developed. Content knowledge is used correctly. Justifies the strategy, conclusion, and/or answer to the problem.20 pts

(Above-Average – B) An appropriate, reasonable strategy is selected and moderately developed. Content knowledge used appropriately, with minor computation errors. Justifies the strategy, conclusion, and/or answer, but leaves out details.18 pts

(Average – C) An appropriate, reasonable strategy is selected, but minimally developed. Uses content knowledge with conceptual errors. Attempts to justify the strategy, conclusion, and/or answer, but the justification is only somewhat relevant to the problem.16 pts

(Near-Failing – D) There is an attempt to solve the problem. Barely any strategy is applied that could lead to an answer. Rarely uses content knowledge. Attempts justification for the strategy, conclusion, and/or answer, but there is no relevance or connection.14 pts

(Failing – F) There is no attempt to solve the problem. No strategy is applied that could lead to an answer. Uses no content knowledge. Does not attempt justification for the strategy, conclusion, and/or answer.12 pts

20 pts

Links to Course Readings and Additional Research

(Excellent – A) Excellent research into the issues with clearly documented links to class (and/or outside) readings.20 pts

(Above-Average – B) Good research and documented links to the material read.18 pts

(Average – C) Limited research and documented links to any readings.16 pts

(Near-Failing – D) Incomplete research and links to any readings.14 pts

(Failing – F) Provided no references or support of analysis.12 pts

20 pts

Communication, Style and Mechanics

(Excellent – A) Solution is presented in a clear and orderly manner so the reader can follow the flow of the solution and final answer. Chooses words for their precise meaning and uses an appropriate level of specificity. Sentence style fits audience and purpose. Sentences clearly structured and carefully focused. Almost entirely free of spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors.15 pts

(Above-Average – B) Solution is presented appropriately, but may contain a minor error. Reader can follow most of the steps in the solution and final answer. Generally uses words accurately and effectively, but may be too general. Sentences generally clear, structured, and focused, though some may be awkward or ineffective. May contain a few errors, which may annoy the reader but not impede understanding.12 pts

(Average РC) Solution is presented appropriately, but contains conceptual errors. Solution is presented in an unclear manner. Scorer has difficulty following the sequence of steps. Uses relatively vague and general words, may use some inappropriate language. Sentence’s structure generally correct, but sentences may be wordy, unfocused, repetitive, or confusing. Usually contains several mechanical errors, which may temporarily confuse the reader but not impede the overall understanding.10 pts

(Near-Failing – D) Presents the problem in an unclear manner, steps are missing or out of sequence. Scorer cannot determine a sequence of steps. Tends to being vague and abstract, or very personal and specific. Usually contains several awkward or ungrammatical sentences; sentence structure is simple or monotonous. Usually contains either many mechanical errors or a few important errors that block the reader’s understanding and ability to see connections between thoughts.8 pts

(Failing – F) Does not present the problem in a manner that can be deciphered. Misuse of words throughout. Awkward sentences throughout. Difficult to attach a thought process. Poorly punctuated, misspelled words, grammatically abusive.6 pts

15 pts

Total Points: 100

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