HRM has changed dramatically over the last two
decades. Discuss two major trends that are affecting and have affected HRM.
Provide examples of how a company's HRM practices might be affected by each
Identify and explain the factors you would
consider to determine if discrimination had occurred in an employment decision.
Explain how you would prevent this from occurring going forward.
As a strategic business partner, human resources
enhances organizational performance, expands human capital, and is cost
effective. Discuss how HRM professionals contribute to organizational
performance through human capital and cost.
new human resource manager at Hardwick’s Fabric Store, which is a retail chain,
you have been tasked to develop an HRM plan. What external factors are
important for you to consider and why?
Part of strategic staffing is ensuring that HRM
hires the right person/skills the first time. This is completed through
strategic planning as well as an efficient selection process. Describe three
selection methods used to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for
candidates. Explain how those selection methods will maximize finding the right
While layoffs may seem prevalent today, many
companies still face the challenge of retaining top performers and the skills
needed to complete the job. Explain how you would create a proactive retention
program for a company. Describe the steps you would take and substantiate each
Evaluate the importance of measuring training
effectiveness on performance and in terms of return on investment (ROI). Share
an example of how you would measure training effectiveness.
factors/components you would include in a performance management program and
validate those items. Explain the value of performance evaluations and
performance management to the overall business.
Incentives are rewards intended to motivate a
specific behavior. Appropriate incentives stimulate performance. Explain how
pay for performance plans are designed to reward individuals as well as team
results. Evaluate the value of pay for performance plans as it relates to the