Portfolio Project #1 provides data
from a hypothetical organization. The data can be found at the bottom of the
You will create a strategic plan
that aligns the human resources (HR) function with the organization’s mission,
vision, and objectives. The overall scope of the Portfolio Project is to create
a “Shared Services” structure for HR that will be housed at the organization’s
Most of us are aware of the term
“purpose statement” but are unsure of its real meaning within an organization.
It is a statement describing the organization’s purpose, or the reason for its
existence. The purpose of an organization reflects a desired position in the
marketplace. It should accurately answer to the questions below. The purpose
statement is the written summary of those answers.
do we do?
whom do we do this?
do we know when we are getting it done?
The purpose statement is the written
summary of those answers. The most effective purpose statements are short,
concise, and direct. A good purpose statement is between 2–3 sentences.
Answer the four questions above and
create a purpose statement for your HR department. Submit the answers to the
four questions and the purpose statement to your instructor for review.