SAINT LEO HRA360 ALL ASSIGNMENTS

| June 12, 2016

Question
MODULE 1
HR Application 1: “Selling It”

Imagine that you are the compensation specialist for a large manufacturing organization in the U.S. Your organization makes and sells a product (YOU get to choose what the product is) in the global marketplace. Develop a compensation package for the position of “Salesperson” in your organization.

Expect to take approximately 2-3 pages written in APA format (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, APA formatting, grammar, spelling and punctuation. (see HRA written assignment grading rubric for more information).

Be sure to address the following:

What is the product that your organization makes and sells? Be specific.
What are the major issues that should be considered as part of your organization’s compensation strategy? For example, how will your product, the nature of sales jobs, and global competition affect your decisions?
What dimensions and elements of compensation will be most important to this job in your organization? Why?
Construct a short email that you could send to a newly-hired employee providing a brief overview of initial compensation and benefits. For example, would a “Salesperson” at your organization be paid salary only, salary plus commission incentives, hourly only? What kinds of pay differentials could they expect for shift work? Will any or all employees receive benefits? Do your best to be realistic in what you would expect to offer and explain the decisions you made.
Assuming your answer is correct, this is how you will be graded. You will receive 0pts for an incorrect answer.

CATEGORY

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Product of organization

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Clearly identifies the product that your organization makes and sells. Is specific, contains a product description

Clearly identifies the major issues that should be considered as part of the organization’s compensation strategy. Provides examples on how will the product, the nature of sales jobs, and global competition affect decisions made.

Clearly identifies the product that your organization makes and sells. Is specific.

Clearly identifies the major issues that should be considered as part of the organization’s compensation strategy. Provides an example on how will the product, the nature of sales jobs, and global competition affect decisions made.

Identifies the product that your organization makes and sells. Is not specific.

Identifies the major issues that should be considered as part of the organization’s compensation strategy.

Identifies the product that your organization makes and sells.

Identifies some issues that should be considered as part of the organization’s compensation strategy.

Dimensions and Elements

___/25% of total grade

Clearly identifies dimensions and elements of compensation that will be most important to this job in your organization. Provides multiple examples demonstrating why.

Provides a compensation statement that you can provide to new employees explaining their initial compensation and benefits.

Clearly identifies dimensions and elements of compensation that will be most important to this job in your organization. Provides an example demonstrating why.

Provides a compensation statement that you can provide to new employees listing their initial compensation and benefits.

Identifies dimensions and elements of compensation that will be most important to this job in your organization.

Provides a compensation statement that you can provide to new employees

Identifies some dimensions and elements of compensation that will be most important to this job in your organization.

Does not provide a compensation statement that you can provide to new employees explaining their initial compensation and benefits.

Organization

___/25% of total grade

Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs

Information is organized with well-constructed paragraphs.

Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed.

The information appears to be disorganized.

Mechanics

___/25% of total grade

No APA formatting, grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.

Almost no APA formatting, grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors

A few APA formatting, grammatical spelling or punctuation errors.

Many APA formatting, grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.

Total

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Comments:

MODULE 2
HR Application 2: Strategize!

Imagine you are a Compensation Analyst at a large manufacturing organization. The CEO recently came to your boss, the Director of Compensation, to determine how to restructure compensation for certain employees. The CEO wants to make sure that compensation aligns with the following organizational strategies:

1) Continue to make a quality product that our consumers will always choose over our competitors in the industry.

2) Keep production and overhead costs down by working smarter, not harder.

3) Expand into new markets across the U.S.

4) Hire the best people and support them as they develop in their careers.

Put together a proposal memo addressed to the Director of Compensation that shows how the total compensation package can support these strategies.

The 3 specific positions you should focus on are: production associates (who assemble the products in the manufacturing plant), line supervisors (who directly supervise the production associates), and floor managers (who supervise the entire production process at the plant).

Be sure to address the following:

What elements of compensation and non-compensation will be important in supporting the 4 organizational strategies above? Why?
Will organizational hierarchy play a role in your proposal? How?
What challenges did you have aligning compensation strategy with organizational strategy? Be specific.
What aspects of your proposal do you think your Director or the CEO will support vs. reject? Why?
Expect to take approximately 2-3 pages written in APA format (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, APA format, grammar, spelling and punctuation. (see HRA written assignment grading rubric for more information).

MODULE 3
HR Application 3: Analyze!

HR Application

Choose a job that you are interested in (for this assignment, you may NOT choose your own job). Conduct an informal job analysis on that job title and submit a brief narrative report according to the steps below:

Determine what job title you will analyze
Look up the job title on O*NET to learn as much as you can about it
see Henderson, 2006, p. 133
Interview at least 2 people who are knowledgeable about the job:
1 incumbent
1 additional person (can be supervisor/manager or incumbent)
Work with the incumbent to list the 5-10 most important and frequently performed tasks he or she does on the job
Observe the incumbent performing the job for at least 30 minutes.
Write a brief job description for the job title
Write a minimum of 5 specific task statements or duties performed on the job
Write a minimum of 5 specific KSAOs necessary to perform the job
Describe what challenges you encountered during this process
Describe what you would you do differently if you had more time/resources to complete this job analysis
Expect to take about 2-3 pages written in APA format (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, APA format, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

MODULE 5
HR Application 4: Check the Market!

Visit any 2 websites that offer salary survey information and compare your position/salary with what is offered in those reports (you can either do this for your present position, one you have held in the past, or one you are very familiar with). Henderson (2006) notes several sources in your textbook: the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Watson Wyatt Data Services/ECS, the Economic Research Institute (ERI), William M. Mercer Incorporated, and Organization Resources Counselors, Inc. (ORC) are all useful sites.

Submit a summary report that addresses the following (you do not need to report your actual salary information):

· Which sites did you visit? How useful and user-friendly were those sites?

· Where did the survey information come from? How was it collected?

· What is the title of the position you are examining?

· What is the title of the position on the sites that is most similar?

· What is the reported minimum and maximum level for the position?

· What is the reported midpoint for the position?

· In your experience, how does the actual salary compare?

· In your opinion, what data or information missing from the reports?

· What information in the reports surprised you?

Expect to take approximately 2-3 pages written in APA format (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, APA format, grammar, spelling and punctuation. (see HRA written assignment grading rubric for more information).

MODULE 6
HR Application 5: Team Players!

This is a collaborative assignment. Form teams of 2-3 students to complete this HR Application. Yes, it is a team assignment about teams!

Nearly everyone seems to agree that being a good team player is critical to today’s organizations. Find at least 2 outside sources (an outside study or peer-reviewed journal article is best) and list what the author(s) describes as the major knowledge, skills, and competencies required of people in teams.

Be sure to address the following:

Summarize the information proposed about teams in the articles you read.
What team behaviors would you look for if you were in charge at your own organizations?
How would you measure team behavior at your own organizations?
Specifically, how would you reward the demonstration of team-based behaviors in your organizations?
Expect to take approximately 2-3 pages written in APA format (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, APA format, grammar, spelling and punctuation. (see HRA written assignment grading rubric for more information).

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