MGMT 3123 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT-FALL 2019 (online)
ASSIGNMENTS FOR WEEK 14 (week of November 18, 2019
ITEM 1: Read Chapter 11 –Managing Human Resource Systems and take Quiz 11 by
Thursday at midnight.
Key Points from Chapter 11-Managing Human Resource Systems include:
1. Human resources management is the process of finding, developing, and
keeping the right people to form a well-qualified workforce. They are also
responsible for overall compensation planning along with top management, and
maintaining good employee relations throughout the company.
2. Many employment laws cover all aspects of employment from hiring, evaluating,
and training, promoting, and paying. Many of the laws grew out of employer
abuses, discrimination, and unequal treatment of employees on the part some
managers. Some of the laws governing employees include: Fair Pay Act (1938);
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (1964); Age Discrimination in Employment Act
(1967); Civil Rights Act (1991); and the Family Medical Leave Act (1993).
Managers must be aware of all of the laws and make sure that they are followed
in all cases and will all employees. Penalties can be very severe if laws are not
followed. In most organizations, the Human Resources Department trains
managers in the various laws that affect them, and monitors employee activities
to assure that all employment laws are followed.
3. Finding the best people for specific jobs begins with defining the job
requirements (job description of major duties and responsibilities), and
developing the job specifications (a summary of the qualifications necessary to
do the job successfully).
4. Recruiting (finding the best candidate) can be done either internally and
externally, or using both paths. Often the best candidates are found within the
company (internal). Once qualified candidates are found, they are screened
and evaluated using background checks, references, interviews, and often skills
and aptitude tests.
5. After new employees are hired and trained, then their performance on the job is
periodically reviewed based on specific and agreed upon goals that have been
set, observations of the employee’s behavior, and feedback from customers
and coworkers. As a result of performance reviews, training needs are often
identified, and training is planned with the manager and the Human Resource
ITEM 2: Review the videos to gain a better understanding of Human Resource
Functions of Human Resource Mgmt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts3P0pBSBD0
What is Human Resource Mgmt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpDYGSQMTV0
Item 3: Discussion Board Week 14: Management Article-Post on Discussion Board a
Summary of a Management Article that you have read per the instructions below:
The article should be on one of the following Management topics:
1. External Environment and its impact on a business
2. Organization Culture and its impact on business performance
3. Globalization and its impact on a business or industry
4. Employee Motivation-what works and leads to above average performance
5. Business Ethics-causes of unethical corporate behavior and solutions
6. Technological Change and its impact on an industry or company
7. Leadership and how it affects organizational performance
8. Diversity and its advantages to a business
The posting should include the following information:
Title of article, Source, and Author of article
Topic (from list above) and how the article relates to the topic
Brief summary of the articles key points
Conclusions from the article related to the management topic
What you learned about Management from the article
Sources of articles can be The Wall Street Journal; The Economist; Bloomberg
Businessweek; Forbes Magazine; Fortune Magazine; The New York Times; Washington
Post; The Financial Times; Harvard Business Review; MIT Technical Review; Entrepreneur;
Inc.; Fast Company; or other related management or business publications. Do not use
articles that are just postings on websites and not complete articles.
Comment on the posts of at least three other students on their articles and what you
may have learned from them.
Final Post-summarize some key points about what you have learned from reading other
posts. Also answer the questions:
What was the best feature of this course on Principles of Management that helped you
to learn the most and help to prepare you for your career (e.g. Biz Café Simulation,
Manager Interview, quizzes, Discussion Boards, Self-Assessment paper, Final Case
Analysis, Learning Journal, other) and explain why?
Discussion Board is due on Friday by midnight.
LATE ASSIGNMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
Item 4: Learning Journal. Complete Week 14 Learning Journal entry by the end of the
Submit complete Learning Journal as an assignment in Blackboard by Friday November
22, 2019 at midnight. Review the instructions for Learning Journal posted on Blackboard
and include summary with Learning Journal as explained in the instructions.
LATE ASSIGNMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
Item 5: Final Case Analysis-Work on Final Case Analysis. Due by Monday December 9,
2019. The complete Instructions are found under the Course Materials tab in
ITEM 6: Discussion Board Week 16-America We Live In-A View from 30,000 feet. Prepare
of Week 16 Discussion Board by reading the book. Below are the details for the
assignment for your reference.
Instructions for Week 16 Discussion Board
Read any two of the Chapters from 2-8 in the book.
1. Identify 2 trends, conditions, or changes that have occurred or are projected to
occur in the two chapters.
2. Discuss how these changes or trends affect you as an upcoming college
graduate in terms of your career and/or life in general?
3. Identify what actions you may consider taking to deal with the trend or situation.
As an example, in Chapter 6-Our Work, the projections are that there will be
many jobs lost due to continuing automation and the development of artificial
intelligence, including knowledge jobs such as legal research, accounting, and
This trend will limit the number of jobs in many professions in the future. On the
other hand the number of jobs in technical fields will increase such as computer
science, math and engineering. As I result, you might consider more technical
fields for a choice of careers.
Arkansas State University
Neil Griffin College of Business
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