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 strategies.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 two specific functional areas (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?
A) Discuss how an organization’s culture can impact policies and practices related to diversity and multiculturalism.
- How can HR influence organizational culture to support diversity and multiculturalism?
- Discuss at least three policies or practices that HR can propose.
- How can HR work with leaders to implement these policies or practices?
B) Evaluate and discuss the diversity practices and policies of your own organization or one you have worked for in the past. How does the organizational culture influence diversity and multiculturalism? Provide specific examples, but do not name the organization.
Some organizations follow a lengthy, complex selection process, whereas in other organizations the process may be more streamlined. Some may view the longer and more complex selection process to be more valid.
A) What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a lengthier process versus a more streamlined (shorter) one?Consider the perspectives of both the job seekers and the organization and the tradeoffs between efficiency and effectiveness. As a job seeker, what process would you prefer to follow and why?
B) Consider the selection process for an organization where you were ultimately hired.How would you describe the process from a candidate perspective? Do you believe it was effective? Why or why not?
A) What is the difference between job satisfaction and employee engagement? How are motivation and employee engagement related to employee retention?What factors (personal, organizational) might contribute to job satisfaction and engagement? Explain your answers.
B) Think about a job where you have been employed for many years.
Evaluate your level of satisfaction versus engagement.
- What factors influenced your job satisfaction
- What was your level of engagement in your work? What factors influenced this?
- What factors influenced your retention and why?
C) Consider a job where you had a shorter tenure. What factors contributed to your resignation and what factors could have made you stay? Which (if any) were within the organization’s control?