Human Resources

Assignment 1Please read ALL directions below before starting your assignment. You may find it helpful to print a copy and cross off or highlight as you complete each expectation. Good luck! HRMN300 Assignment 1 – Spring 2019 INSTRUCTIONS: • Please submit your assignment as an attachment in your assignments folder. • Your assignment cannot be accepted via messages, email or conferences. • You must submit to the assignment link by the due date stated in the syllabus for credit. A missing assignment will be assigned a 0. • Respond to all five questions below on a new, blank word processing document (such as MS Word). • Develop each answer to the fullest extent possible, discussing the nuances of each topic and presenting your arguments logically. In addition, include citations from outside resources to support your arguments. o Each answer should be robust and developed in-depth. o You are expected to demonstrate critical thinking skills, as well as an understanding of the issues identified. Some questions may also require personal reflection and practical application. Your responses will be evaluated for content as well as grammar and punctuation. o All writing must be your original work. PLEASE do not copy or quote anything. Sources are just that, a reference. Once you locate the information, read and interpret the data. What does it mean to you? Type your own thoughts and own words. Then, include in-text citations to support your ideas. This is not a research paper. FORMAT: o Include a Cover Page with Name, Date, and Title of Assignment.o Do not include the original question, only the question number.o Each response should be written in complete sentences, double-spaced and spell-checked. Use 12-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins on all sides. Include page numbers according to APA formatting guidelines. o In addition, you will want to include citations in APA format at the end of each answer. Include a minimum of 3 references for each answer. References should not be older than 5 years. —————————————————————————————————-Question 1:A) Discuss the evolution of the HR role from administrative to strategic. What factors were involved in this transition? Why is it important for HR to be involved in the organizational strategic planning process? What types of skills are needed by HR professionals today and why are they important (name at least 3)? How are they different from the skills needed 20 or 30 years ago? B) Reflect on the HR function in your current organization or an organization you have worked for. Evaluate the HR role in the organization and discuss the alignment between HR priorities and the organizational strategy (do not name the organization). In other words, did you see evidence of a strategic focus? Why or why not? Question 2:A) Select three functional areas of HR (i.e. recruiting, selection, training and development, compensation etc.) and, for each one, discuss how that function supports the HR and organizational strategy. Provide specific examples of goals and outcomes that support organizational success. B) Consider the organization you work for or one you have worked for in the past. Evaluate the effectiveness of the HR function overall and at least one specific functional area (do not name the organization). Share at least one HR program or initiative that you found particularly effective and discuss how it supported the organization’s strategy. Why was it effective? Question 3: A) Identify two jobs you have held and share how you were recruited for each of them. Discuss in some detail, the organization’s perspective. What were some pros and cons of recruiting you through these methods? B) Evaluate your organization’s recruiting and selection process. How would you measure the effectiveness of these processes? Think in terms of reliability, validity, and legal compliance. Question 4: Consider a job you currently have or have held in the past. A) Perform a job analysis on that job. What tasks are required? What knowledge, skills, and abilities are necessary to perform those tasks? B) Prepare a job description based on your analysis. Assuming the role of a human resource manager, how does a job analysis help protect the organization from legal issues? How can a job analysis be used to support recruiting and compensation decisions? Question 5:A) Why is retention such a major focus for human resource managers? How does focusing on retention add strategic value to the organization? B) How would you go about developing a retention program for your organization? What might be some of your biggest challenges? What type of metrics would you need to obtain and what methods would you use?

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