Consider the following Case Study: You are a HR Consultant who has been contracted by the Fellows Company

Consider the following Case Study:

You are a HR Consultant who has been contracted by the Fellows Company.

The Fellows Company would like to implement a HRIS. The company has 200 employees and plans on growing 100% over the next 3 years. Currently, Fellows utilizes Excel and Word for keeping track of employee files. Annually, the company spends $50,000 for the HR Department for the salaries of one HR employee who maintains the employee records. There is an accounts payable clerk who makes $45,000 a year and works on Payroll 2 days per week.

Your project is to help the Fellows Company determine the cost-savings and ROI for a new HRIS. Based on research and the Module Readings, determine the ROI of implementing a HRIS. Estimate the initial cost of implementation of an Employee Records/Payroll HRIS for the Fellows Company. You may make assumptions for costs, if you are unable to discover actual costs of HRIS systems.

Create a 3-4-page proposal that summarizes the benefits and the ROI of a new HRIS. Consider the following in your proposal:

  1. What functions does the HRIS offer and how will it save Fellows time and money?
  2. What will be the ROI for the investment? (Consider the initial investment as well as the cost per month/per employee)
  3. What reassurances can you offer the company to help them feel confident in your recommendation?
 

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Course Project for Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Course Project for Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Objective Summary Guidelines Milestones Project Outline Grading Rubrics

 

Objective

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Research shows that people learn effectively when working on real problems grounded in their own work experience. To this end, our course project is designed to incorporate students’ work experience into the learning process in this course.

The project is an opportunity to explore, in-depth, a topic related to the course objectives (TCOs) that is of significance to you or your organization (current or former).

Summary

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Members of the class are required to prepare an applied research paper, with a minimum of 10 pages but not to exceed 12 pages in length (excluding cover page and appendices), on a specific issue related to leadership or organizational behavior.

Guidelines

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Topic Selection

  1. Select a specific organization of interest to you and identify a problem at the firm related to organizational behavior (OB).
  2. Think of yourself as an organizational consultant and assume that a key manager has requested a thorough analysis and recommended course of action to resolve an actual organizational problem that will make a difference to the future performance of the organization.
  3. Identify which of our TCOs or specific topics in the syllabus are related to the problem you identify.

Research Sources

  1. All papers must have a minimum of six scholarly sources cited within the text of the paper and identified in the references section.
  2. Additional research sources can be attached in a bibliography.
  3. Review the following document for instructions on how to access and use EBSCOhost for your research: EBSCOhost.

Paper Format

  1. All papers should be single sided, double-spaced, using a 11- or 12-point font.
  2. Length of the paper to be between 10 and 12 pages, not counting cover page and appendices.
  3. The first page should include the title of the work, student name, address, telephone and e-mail address, course number, date, and instructor name.
  4. Follow APA style for general format and citations.
  5. Paper sections must adhere to the guidelines below and each section must be labeled in the text.
  6. Language should be clear, concise, and precise.
  7. Tone should be professional, consistent, and not filled with jargon.
  8. Grammar and syntax (sentence structure) must be correct.
  9. Report must be free of misspellings and typos.

Tables and Figures

  1. All figures and tables must be referred to in your text before they appear on the page.
    1. Figures and tables should appear on the same page as or the page after the text that refers to them.
  2. All figures and tables need captions. Captions go below figures and above tables.

Quotations and Citations

  1. Quotations and citations are crucial components of a research paper and must be present.
  2. Failure to properly cite research sources and borrowed ideas is plagiarism.
  3. Refer to APA style guide for assistance with properly citing quoted and/or borrowed materials and ideas.

Milestones

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WEEK ACTION REQUIRED
1 Familiarize yourself with course content and select an organization and problem area to research.
2 Submit written Brief Proposal of Research containing the following:

  1. A brief overview of the chosen organization and your role in it
  2. Preliminary problem statement in the form of a researchable question
  3. A brief narrative description of the organizational problem that you would like to research and resolve
  4. Which TCO or textbook topic your problem is related to
3 Conduct library research on your topic.

  1. Identify a minimum of six scholarly resources for your project.
  2. All resources for the paper must come from the DeVry library and must be of scholarly quality.
  3. Use the librarians for assistance in accessing materials.
  4. Review the “using EBSCO” tutorial.

Please Note: Articles found online (many on consulting company websites, Internet magazines, or other blogs) will not be considered an acceptable   scholarly resource. Conduct your research through a library where you can be assured that the sources are of scholarly quality.

4 Submit written Expanded Research Proposal containing the following:

  1. Documentation of at least three initial scholarly sources from the library
  2. Expanded introduction to the organization
  3. Expanded description of your chosen problem
  4. Preliminary solution options (bulleted)
  5. Preliminary analysis of leadership and organizational behavior concepts addressed in the paper
57 Continue to work on class project; seek instructor help as required.
7 Submit completed project.

 

Project Outline

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Please print out the Course Project Paper Organization Guide available in Doc Sharing and use it as a checklist while constructing your paper and again before you turn it in.

Your paper must include the following sections:

SECTION POINTS DESCRIPTION
Title Page 5 Title of your applied research paper, e-mail address, course number and title, instructor, and date.
Introduction 10 Provide an overview of the organization and your role in it. Give enough information about the firm to acquaint an unfamiliar person (no matter how famous the company). Identify name, location, size, market segment (business line), and a brief history. Identify the essential issues, events, or actions to help frame the problem and subsequent discussion points.
Problem Statement 15 Identify and clearly state the problem (the leadership or organizational behavior issue that you have selected to research).

The problem statement should be phrased in terms of a researchable question. For example, if a work group is not performing effectively, an effective problem statement might be “How can group performance be improved?”

A well-formed problem statement has:

  1. Focus – the problem should be well defined and specific enough for the reader to gain a clear idea of the OB topic area and the direction of your study and research.
  2. Structure – if the problem statement is sufficiently focused, it will provide a basis for decisions about which information to include and which to exclude from the paper.
Literature Review 40 You must address at least six scholarly resources in this section. Approach this section as a mini “book report” on each of the reference sources that significantly informed your analysis and proposed solutions. Give the reader an encapsulated review of what information you found most relevant to your research. You may have found conflicting opinions/theories related to your topic area. Identify and discuss any such contrasts and/or describe in detail significant agreement among your sources. Your literature review should be separate and distinct from your analysis section; it is a summation of your research.
Analysis 40 Explore the problem in depth and with scholarly rigor.

Provide an identification and description of the root causes of the problem/issue. Be sure not to address only symptoms of your problem. Diagnose the problem and its origins.

A critical element of this section is to apply leadership and organization concepts and models from our text, from class discussions, and from your literature review. Discuss the concepts, ideas, or insights that are most valuable in helping you make sense of the causes of the problem. Support your analysis with reference to appropriate research material.

Solutions 30 Identify at least three potential workable solutions to your problem and identify the pros and cons of each alternative solution and its high-level implementation steps.

Identify your preferred solution and describe exactly what should be done and how it should be done, including by whom, with whom, and in what sequence. Always explain your thinking behind your final solution set. It’s important to be clear about why a particular alternative (solution) was chosen, as opposed to others.

Reflection 10 Think about this assignment and write a well-thought-out reflective statement about how this assignment influenced your personal, academic, and professional leadership and managerial development.
References 10 You must use no fewer than six library resources outside your textbook.

All references must be cited in two places: within the body of your paper and on a separate reference list. Choose references judiciously and cite them accurately. Cite all sources using APA format.

Please note: Citing an author’s work within your text documents your research, identifies the source for readers, and enables readers to locate the source of information in the alphabetical reference list at the end of the paper. To use the ideas or words of another person without crediting the source is plagiarism. Plagiarism in its purest form involves copying passages either verbatim or nearly verbatim, with no direct acknowledgment of the source. The most common form of plagiarism is to paraphrase information from your source material. Paraphrasing does not relieve you of the obligation to provide proper identification of source data. The best way to avoid plagiarism is to make sure all quotes, ideas, or conclusions not your own are given proper acknowledgment in your text.

Total 160  

 

Grading Rubrics

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Criteria Failed to Meet Minimum Standards

0–95

Barely Meets Minimum Standards

60+% – D

96–111

Meets Minimum Standards

70+% – C

112–127

Good

80+% – B

128–143

Superior

90+% – A

144–160

Title Page

(5 Points)

        Title of your applied research paper.

Your name, e-mail address, course number and title, instructor, and date. (5)

Introduction

(10 Points)

Introduction is not apparent. (0) Introduction is vague, incomplete, or lacks a focus. (6) Introduction reflects barely adequate information to acquaint reader to the problem context. (7) Contains a focus and provides sufficient detail to set the stage for the analysis but may contain extraneous information. (8) Introduction has a sharp, distinct focus; complete information. (10)
Problem Statement

(15 Points)

No problem statement apparent. (0) Problem statement is vague; does not agree with title of paper. (9) Presented mostly as symptoms of the problem. (11) Presented as a disguised solution. (13) Focused and concise. (15)
Literature Review

(40 Points)

None provided. (0) Too shallow; insufficient depth; provides review of only one source; does not cite sources properly; may include analysis of the problem in this section. (27) Provides a review of only 2–3 sources; does not address topic areas germane to the problem; including analysis of the problem; does not cite some sources properly. (31) Provides a review of the minimum six research articles; lacks reference to insights or findings from many of the readings that are applicable to the problem. (35) Discusses the concepts, ideas, or insights that have the most value for helping make sense of problem; excellent use of citations; follows proper citation protocol; exceeds all standards defined in the syllabus guidelines for the project. (40)
Analysis

(40 Points)

No analysis evident or presents a simplistic, inappropriate, or incoherent analysis of or response to the problem. (0) Illogically analyses the problem; may lack coherent structure or elaboration with examples.

Does not apply findings from literature review. Clear lack of evidence to support analysis; makes broad generalizations and unsupported assertions. (27)

Presents an adequate analysis of the problem, elaborating the analysis with sufficient examples and acceptable reasoning. May not apply findings from literature review appropriate.

Lack of evidence to support analysis; making broad generalizations and unsupported assertions. (31)

Presents a thoughtful analysis of problem, elaborating that response with appropriate examples and sensible reasoning. (35) Presents a cogent analysis of the stated problem, elaborating that response with well-chosen examples and persuasive reasoning supported by the literature. (40)
Solution

(30 Points)

Solutions and recommendation not included. (0) The choice of solution(s) is not linked to the analysis. (20) Presents only a single solution that may or may not be fully supported by the analysis. (23) Solution or recommendations linked to the analysis. Partially supported and defended. (26) Solution or recommendations logically flow from the analysis. Well supported and defended. (30)
Reflection

(10 Points)

No reflective statement offered. (0) Perfunctory effort at drawing lessons from the assignment. (6) One key lesson; no other insights offered. (7) Good faith effort in discussing the lessons from the assignment; some insights are included. (8) Well presented insights on how the assignment influenced personal, academic, and professional development. (10)
References

(10 Points)

Few or no references listed. (0) Insufficient references listed; inconsistent format. (6) A few appropriate references listed. (7) Well chosen references used; minor errors. (8) Well chosen references used; follows correct format for listing; no errors. (10)
NOTE: Points will be deducted for grammar, syntax, and/or punctuation errors. Failure to cite sources properly or using incorrect protocol when citing sources and listing references is cause for point reduction. Failure to cite sources will result in submission for academic integrity review.
 

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PowerPoint presentation of 10–12 slides with presenter notes – The aspect discussed needs to be about

PowerPoint presentation of 10–12 slides with presenter notes – The aspect discussed needs to be about:

Increasing knowledge of the company and its product to the sales team 

 

You will present the elements of this training plan as a PowerPoint file. The plan should be consolidated into 10–12 PowerPoint slides (with  detailed presenter notes) for the purpose of presenting the details of your training plan to the sales manager.

Your presentation should address each of the following components of the training plan, although you may change the order:

  • Audience
  • Objectives
  • Scope (topics to be covered)
  • Delivery method
    • Address whether or not you will use technology as part of your delivery method. If you will use technology, explain what type and why this is appropriate. If you will not use technology, explain why you have chosen other methods.
  • Delivery timing
  • Facilitator(s)
  • Means of evaluation

Include detailed speaker notes in the notes section of your slides to expand and fully explain the ideas presented on each slide.

 

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Use the same business problem/opportunity and research variable you wrote about in Week 3

Use the same business problem/opportunity and research variable you wrote about in Week 3.

Remember: Do not actually collect any data; think hypothetically.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary in which you:

  • Identify the types of descriptive statistics that might be best for summarizing the data, if you were to collect a sample.
  • Apply the types of inferential statistics that might be best for analyzing the data, if you were to collect a sample.
  • Analyze the role probability or trend analysis might play in helping address the business problem.
  • Analyze the role that linear regression for trend analysis might play in helping address the business problem.
  • Analyze the role that a time series might play in helping address the business problem.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines using the template at right.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

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DQ 1: Employer Liability for Negligent Hiring Read Malorney v. B&L Motor Freight, Inc. in Section 21.2 of your textbook

DQ 1: Employer Liability for Negligent Hiring

 

Read Malorney v. B&L Motor Freight, Inc. in Section 21.2 of your textbook. Discuss what duty or duties a business has with regard to checking the background of potential employees before hiring.  Do you agree that businesses should be liable for injuries resulting from negligent hiring? Why, or why not?

 

 

DQ 2: Discrimination

 

Not all discrimination is prohibited by law. For example, employers routinely discriminate between potential employees based upon education or experience. Other types of discrimination are more subtle, but still legal. For example, some employers discriminate between potential employees based upon personal characteristics such as weight or attractiveness. Should employers be permitted to discriminate based upon attractiveness? Take a side and argue that an employer should or should not be permitted by law to discriminate against persons who are not attractive.

 

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Research the South University Online Library and the Internet to read more about the behavioral patterns

Research the South University Online Library and the Internet to read more about the behavioral patterns. Conduct an interview (via phone or face-to-face) of ten or more people in the age group of fifteen to sixty-four years, to survey the impression of their health, health problems, and lifestyle choices.

Ask the following questions, while conducting the interview:

  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you drink alcohol?
  • Do you wear a seatbelt while driving a car?
  • Do you talk on the phone while driving?
  • Do you exercise four to five times a week?
  • Do you eat a healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, fish, chicken, and whole grain?
  • Do you suffer from any of the following conditions: high blood pressure, stress, weight issues, or diabetes?

Compile the data collected through the interview for each category of questions, taking into consideration the age group to which they belong.

For doing so, create a three column chart.

  • In the first column, list the health behaviors for which people were interviewed.
  • In the second column, list the percentage of individuals interviewed against each behavior.
  • In the third column, list the percentage of people who believe they have healthy lifestyles (information can be found in the text readings or from the Internet).

Next, analyze the chart to understand how these columns differ from each other.

In a Microsoft Word document, create a 3- to 4-page report of your analysis, answering the following questions:

  • Are you surprised to see the trends of the most common behaviors? Discuss.
  • Did an individual’s age relate to his or her health behavior? For example, do individuals in the age group of fifty to sixty years have different behaviors than individuals in the age group of thirty to forty years?
  • What are some of the changes that the people you interviewed could implement in their lifestyles and behaviors to improve their health status?

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

 

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Analyzed and researched about the behavioral patterns of different people in the age group of fifteen to sixty-four years old by conducting interviews.
60
Summarized the data collected through the interview for each category of health behavior, taking into consideration the age group to which the individuals belong.
60
Analyzed and created a three column chart, comparing the percentage of individuals interviewed against each health behavior and the percentage of people who believe they have healthy lifestyles.
40
Written components.
40
Total:
 

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Explain the role a supervisor plays in workplace safety, and in your own words, describe additional actions a supervisor can take to reduce unsafe acts by subordinates.

Explain the role a supervisor plays in workplace safety, and in your own words, describe additional actions a supervisor can take to reduce unsafe acts by subordinates.

 

Your response must be at least 200 words in length per question. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style.

 

Question 2

 

Describe what employers can do to improve the employee’s transition during repatriation. Explain some of the reasons why an employer would bring an expatriate home early.

 

Your response must be at least 200 words in length per question. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style.

 

Question 3

 

Describe the types of unsafe conditions that are the primary focus of OSHA standards. Explain how these standards are enforced by OSHA.

 

Your response must be at least 200 words in length per question. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style.

 

Question 4

 

Describe the types of HR-related risks realized by most small businesses. Explain with an example how PEOs can assist small businesses with these risks.

 

Your response must be at least 200 words in length per question. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style.

 

 

MHR/6451 Unit VIII Discussion Board

 

What is your opinion of this course? Did it meet your expectations? What suggestions can you offer for improvement of this course for future students?

 

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Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about physical effects that result because of aging.

Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research about physical effects that result because of aging. Based on your research and understanding, answer the following questions:

  • Analyze, identify, and explain at least four different physical effects on the body that occur during the aging process.
  • Analyze, identify, and explain the systems of the body that are affected by these changes.
  • Provide at least three specific examples of how these physical conditions can affect daily living.
  • Explain how a person’s day to day life could be affected by these changes. Explain the modifications that a person may need to make as a result of these changes.
  • Describe the eights stages of Erikson’s model.
  • Relate the physical impairments that occur on the body to Erik Erikson’s model of human development. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of Erik Erikson’s model. Compare Erik Erikson’s model with another model of aging
 

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Imagine you are an HR manager, and you have been challenged with the task of reducing expatriate turnover

Imagine you are an HR manager, and you have been challenged with the task of reducing expatriate turnover. Think of one or two (1-2) strategies to accomplish this task, and write a one (1) page memo to your boss summarizing your ideas. Persuade him that this is the direction to go.

  1. Write a one (1) page memo in which you:
  2. Develop two (2) strategies that will help your company reduce expatriate turnover.
  3. Summarize both ideas in memo format to present to your boss.
  4. Create compelling arguments in favor of your solution to persuade your boss.
  5. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

a. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
b. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze international business strategy to identify human resource requirements and formulate supporting HRM plans that can improve productivity and contribute to the firm’s competitiveness.
  • Propose staffing alternatives for foreign operations and address the considerations for the use of expatriates versus localization or third-country nationals.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in global HRM.
  • Write clearly and concisely about global HRM using proper writing mechanics
 

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Contextual Factors and Behavioral Channels” Please respond to the following:

Contextual Factors and Behavioral Channels” Please respond to the following:

  • Design a table using three (3) of the six (6) contextual factors (e.g., environmental uncertainty, task uncertainty, error criticality, task structure, proximity to the organization’s core mission, and organizational structure). For each contextual factor, create one (1) brief scenario that is beyond management’s control. Then, develop one (1) corrective action to increase the management success. Note: Online students may use Microsoft Word or other equivalent software to design the table and then copy and paste it into the discussion board.
  • Use the Internet or the Strayer Library to research different leadership styles. Next, select the behavioral channel of influence that you believe promotes the most effective learning in your organization or an organization with which you are familiar. Then, specify the most effective leadership style to influence the workforce. Justify your response.
 

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