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HRMN300 Assignment 1 – Spring 2019
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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
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
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
Include a Cover Page with Name, Date, and Title of Assignment.
Do not include the original question, only the question number.
Each response should be written in complete sentences, doublespaced and spell-checked. Use 12-point Times New Roman font with
1-inch margins on all sides. Include page numbers according to APA
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.
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?
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
A) Discuss how an organization’s diversity strategy can support the
business strategy. Provide at least three specific examples and explain why
and how they support organizational success.
B) Consider the organization you work at or one you have worked at in the
past and evaluate the diversity program. How was it effective and how did
support the strategic goals of the organization? If it was not effective,
explain what factors made it ineffective.
A) How are motivation and engagement related to employee
retention? Do you see a difference between the concepts of
job satisfaction and employee engagement? What factors
might contribute to job satisfaction and engagement? Explain
B) Think about a job where you have been employed for many
years. What factors influenced your job satisfaction? What
factors influenced your decision to stay and why? Consider a
job where you had a short tenure. What factors influenced
your job dissatisfaction? What factors contributed to your
resignation and what factors could have made you stay?
Which were within the organization’s control?
A) Discuss the interrelationships between recruiting, selection
and retention. Why is it important to consider retention as
part of the selection process? How would you evaluate your
recruiting and selection programs to determine the impact on
B) Consider your organization or one where you have been
recently employed. What are some strategies used by human
resource managers to retain employees? Are they effective?
Why or why not?
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