BUS 692 Entire Course

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BUS 692 Week 1 DQ 1 Achieving Organizational Strategy through People

 

Achieving Organizational Strategy through People. A common theme observed in modern organizations today is the poor alignment of business strategy and HRM strategy. Find an article(s) through ProQuest which discusses the benefits of aligning HRM activities with key business initiatives and discuss the challenges and the opportunities of doing so. Present your findings in 200 words or more in your discussion post. Remember to properly cite your sources.

 

BUS 692 Week 1 DQ 2 Expectancy and Equity Theory

 

Expectancy and Equity Theory. Business managers seek higher performing workers to staff positions in organizations. Read pages 33 through 45 of the text and at least one article(s) through ProQuest. Consider organizational strategies and practices in your organization that could be enhanced by the application of these theories and address them in 200 words or more in your discussion post. Remember to properly cite your sources. 

 

 

BUS 692 Week 1 Selection of the firm

Selection of the Firm. Determine an organization you will analyze and evaluate over the six weeks of this course. The organization can be one in which you work, one in which you have access, or one of such substance that significant internet material is available for your use.

Write a three to five page paper that: Describes the nature of the organization (provide industry, product/service, a brief history, and position in relation to competition) Identifies significant management personnel Discusses business strategy Defines the specific area of the business you plan to address

In addition to the requirements above, your paper: Must be double-spaced and 12 point font Must be formatted according to APA style Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph Must reference two scholarly resources

Must include a reference page written in APA format 

 

BUS 692 Week 2 DQ 1 KSAs and Strategic Skills Analysis

KSAs and Strategic Skills Analysis. Find an article through ProQuest that discusses Strategic Skills Analysis for Selection and Development. Discuss the relationships among KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities), job analysis, organizational strategy, and HR activities. What are the KSAs needed by the firm to achieve the strategy and what KSAs are currently resident? How does the firm grow its KSAs to meet the strategic challenge? Present your findings in 200 words or more in your discussion post. Respond to at least three of your classmates’ postings.

 

BUS 692 Week 2 DQ 2 Internal and External Pay Equity

 

Internal and External Pay Equity. Find an article through ProQuest that discusses pay equity as it relates to KSAs. Address the importance of managing pay equity (both internal and external) and the consequences for not doing so. Also address the role of pay equity and employee job satisfaction and motivation from a strategic perspective. Present your views in 200 words or more in your discussion post. Respond to at least three of your classmates’ postings. Remember to properly cite your sources.

 

BUS 692 Week 2 Targeted Work Class

Targeted Work Class. Write a four to seven page paper that:

Describes the results of your assessment of the work processes and key employees to be addressed in your final paper. Discusses how the organization will change while meeting its strategic challenges in the future. Includes what kinds of workers will be needed; what knowledge, skills, and abilities will be appropriate; what is the compensation system and is it reflective of the market’s conditions?

In addition to the requirements above, your paper: Must be double-spaced and 12 point font Must be formatted according to APA style Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph Must reference two scholarly resources

Must include a reference page written in APA format 

BUS 692 Week 3 DQ 1 Aligning Staffing Systems with Organizational Strategy

 

Aligning Staffing Systems with Organizational Strategy. First use the various orientation frameworks (Miles & Snow, Olian & Rynes’s, etc.) from pages 102-105 to analyze and assess your firm’s current orientation and to make recommendations for improvement. How will the firm retrain, hire staff, or outsource to meet future demand? How might the processes be improved considering the strategic orientation?

BUS 692 Week 3 DQ 2 Kirkpatrick’s Training Model

 

Kirkpatrick’s Training Model. Find an article through ProQuest that discusses Donald Kirkpatrick’s Four level Evaluation Model, devised in the 1970s and a standard tool in training circles, and evaluate the value and limitations of the model in practice. How would application of such a model improve training in your organization? What ways could you evaluate results if you were devising a training program? Present your views in 200 words or more in your discussion post. Respond to at least three of your classmates’ postings. Remember to properly cite your sources.

 

BUS 692 Week 3 Technology and Training Systems

Technology and Training System. Write a four to seven page paper that: Describes the results of your assessment of the technology requirements relevant to employee productivity, staffing systems, career development systems, and training systems deployed by the organization to manage and increase competency and productivity of employees. Proposes suggestions for improving the technology requirements relevant to employee productivity, staffing systems, career development systems, and training systems deployed by the organization to manage and increase competency and productivity of employees.

In addition to the requirements above, your paper: Must be double-spaced and 12 point font Must be formatted according to APA style Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph Must reference two scholarly resources

Must include a reference page written in APA format 

 

BUS 692 Week 4 DQ 1 Aligning Performance Management with Strategy

Aligning Performance Management with Strategy. Read pages 141 -149 from the course text and imagine a performance evaluation system that promotes roles, behaviors, and work outcomes appropriate to achieve organizational strategic objectives throughout the firm. What would such a system look like? Would it be similar to the one used in your organization? How would individual and/or team performance assessment be conducted? What tools would you recommend? Would you use MBO or another system? Present your views in 200 words or more in your discussion post. Respond to at least three of your classmates’ postings. Remember to properly cite your sources.

 

BUS 692 Week 4 DQ 2 HRM Adds Value to the Firm

 

HRM Adds Value to the Firm. Find an article through ProQuest that discusses the proposition that HRM adds value to the firm. Also, examine the topic of “Marginal Utility Analysis” and how it is used to make a case about the value of HRM. How does HRM practices and systems add value? What is the basis for an argument for or against this proposition? Present your views in 200 words or more in your discussion post. Respond to at least three of your classmates’ postings. Remember to properly cite your sources. 

 

BUS 692 Week 4 Labor Market

 

Labor Market. Write a four to seven page paper that:

Describes the results of your assessment of the labor market from which your selected organization draws candidates for open positions. Explains the population, demographics of the population, levels of education, and how much training may be required to prepare new workers drawn from this pool for positions in the firm.

Uses regional economic corporations, US Department of Labor and other sources to provide data.

In addition to the requirements above, your paper: Must be double-spaced and 12 point font Must be formatted according to APA style Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph Must reference two scholarly resources

Must include a reference page written in APA format 

 

BUS 692 Week 5 DQ 1 Linking Strategy to HRM Practices

 

Linking Strategy to HRM Practices. Read pages 177 -180 from the course text and imagine how “Well-designed HR systems can influence business results.” Read Fast Company’s article on SAS (http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/21/sanity.html ) as well as the article on CBS “60” minutes (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/04/18/60minutes/main550102.shtml), and visit the SAS website (http://www.sas.com/corporate/index.html ) to learn more about the company.

Consider how SAS used organizational strategy to drive HRM practices. What are they doing that is different than most others? How and why did SAS do what they did? What was their goal? How did it work out? How did it impact their employees in terms of retention, satisfaction, and productivity? Could your firm do what SAS did? Explain why or why not. Present your views in 200 words or more in your discussion post. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Remember to properly cite your sources. 

 

 

BUS 692 Week 5 DQ 2 Conflicting HRM Systems

 

Conflicting HRM Systems. Almost every organization with more than 200 employees has at least one significant conflicting HRM practice, which undermines the total performance of the organization at least marginally—examples abound. Discuss one or more conflicting practices you have experienced and recommend one or more alternative HRM practices that could appropriately minimize, or even eliminate, the conflict. Explain in detail. Present your views in 200 words or more in your discussion post. Respond to at least three of your classmates’ postings. Remember to properly cite your sources. 

 

 

BUS 692 Week 6 DQ 1 BFOQ

 

 

 

BUS 692 Week 6 DQ 2 Foreign Restrictions on Termination

 

Foreign Restrictions on Termination. Search your text and at least one article found through ProQuest on the topic of restrictions on termination of employment in European countries. Assess the different requirements and consider risks, operational requirements for MNCs, modified HRM policies, and any other conditions or restrictions facing a firm operating in such environments. Present your views in 200 words or more in your discussion post. Respond to at least three of your classmates’ postings. Remember to properly cite your sources. 

 

BUS 692 Week 6 Final Project

 

You work for a HR consulting company and an organization (just like the one in which you currently work, have worked, or have access to) has hired your firm to conduct an HRM analysis and make recommendations to better align HR practices to the key business initiatives of the company. In order to accomplish the goal:

Identify the firm’s history, strategy, market position, and specific area of alignment. Provide job pricing and compensation package. Describe and analyze the current and targeted work processes as well as the respective knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to achieve the organization’s objectives. Incorporate a discussion of relevant technology considerations to achieve work output in the context of the organization’s goals. Provide a discussion of the labor market and the appropriate labor law context. Identification of companies that are preparing to address the changes. Prescribe a set of HRM recommendations, specifically tailored for the selected firm, consisting of choices from the 19 dimension of an HRM system presented in Chapter 3 of the course text. Describe other HRM issues as applicable.

  1. Week One: Organization identification, history, industry, and definition of business strategy Week Two: Key employee behaviors and KSAs appropriate for work class Week Three: Technology factors and organizational design of work processes Week Four: Labor market and legal environment Week Five: Draft of HRM practices Week Six: Final 8-10 page paper 

 

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