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Human Resource Strategy

Assignment 2: Human Resource Strategy

Due Week 6 and worth 200 points

Use the Internet to research the Best Places to Work (http://www.greatplacetowork.com/).  Select two companies from two different industries on the Fortune 100 list.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Compare and contrast the two (2) industries you have identified in terms of size, products, services, customers, economic and regulatory environment.
  2. Describe the mission, vision, values and core business practices of each of the companies you selected.
  3. Determine from your research, at least two (2) HR strategies the company uses to ensure they acquire the needed talent to support their mission, vision, values, and core business practices. Provide support for your findings.
  4. Suggest at least two (2) HR strategies that could promote a competitive advantage for each company within their industry. Provide a rationale for your position.
  5. Use at least four (4) academic quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Evaluate the different forms of business ownership to determine the optimal structure in different scenarios and the process for a business start-up.
  • Integrate the core human resource management functions and considerations into viable recommendations to meet the organization’s operating requirements.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in contemporary business.
  • Write clearly and concisely about contemporary business using proper writing mechanics.

clarifications :

 

Research Best Places to Work (http://www.greatplacetowork.com/).  Select two companies from two different industries on the Fortune 100 list.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Compare and contrast the two (2) industries you have identified in terms of:

Size

Products (you will likely be concentrating on EITHER a product or service)

Services (you will likely be concentrating on EITHER a product service)

Customers

Economic and regulatory environment

  1. Describe each of 2 companies’:

Mission

Vision

Values

Core business practices 

  1. Determine at least two (2) HR strategies (one for each company) the company uses to ensure they ACQUIRE (“RECRUIT”) the needed TALENT to support their mission, vision, values, and core business practices.

Provide support for your findings.

  1. Suggest at least two (2) HR strategies (one for each company) (HR ACTIVITIES THAT FOLLOW RECRUTING: ORIENTATION, TRAINING) that could promote a competitive advantage for each company within their industry.

Provide a rationale for your position.

 

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 200 Assignment 2: Human Resource Strategy
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Compare and contrast the two (2) industries you have identified in terms of size, products, services, customers, economic and regulatory environment. Weight: 20% Did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted the two (2) industries you identified in terms of size, products, services, customers, economic and regulatory environment. Partially compared and contrasted the two (2) industries you identified in terms of size, products, services, customers, and economic and regulatory environment. Satisfactorily compared and contrasted the two (2) industries you identified in terms of size, products, services, customers, economic and regulatory environment. Thoroughly compared and constrasted the two (2) industries you identified in terms of size, products, services, customers, economic and regulatory environment.
2. Describe the mission, vision, values and core business practices of each of the companies you selected.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely described the mission, vision, values and core business practices of each of the companies you selected. Partially described the mission, vision, values and core business practices of each of the companies you selected. Satisfactorily described the mission, vision, values and core business practices of each of the companies you selected. Thoroughly described the mission, vision, values and core business practices of each of the companies you selected.
3.  Determine from your research, at least two (2) HR strategies the company uses to ensure they acquire the needed talent to support their mission, vision, values, and core business practices. Provide support for your findings.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely determined from your research, at least two (2) HR strategies the company uses to ensure they acquire the needed talent to support their mission, vision, values, and core business practices. Did not submit or incompletely provided support for your findings. Partially determined from your research, at least two (2) HR strategies the company uses to ensure they acquire the needed talent to support their mission, vision, values, and core business practices. Partially provided support for your findings Satisfactorily determined from your research, at least two (2) HR strategies the company uses to ensure they acquire the needed talent to support their mission, vision, values, and core business practices. Satisfactorily provided support for your findings Thoroughly determined from your research, at least two (2) HR strategies the company uses to ensure they acquire the needed talent to support their mission, vision, values, and core business practices. Thoroughly provided support for your findings
4.  Suggest at least two (2) HR strategies that could promote a competitive advantage for each company within their industry. Provide a rationale for your position.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely suggested at least two (2) HR strategies that could promote a competitive advantage for each company within their industry. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your position. Partially suggested at least two (2) HR strategies that could promote a competitive advantage for each company within their industry. Partially provided a rationale for your position. Satisfactorily suggested at least two (2) HR strategies that could promote a competitive advantage for each company within their industry. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your position. Thoroughly suggested at least two (2) HR strategies that could promote a competitive advantage for each company within their industry. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your position..
5. 4 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
6. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
7. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and  reference section

Weight: 5%

Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section. In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style. In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.
8. Information Literacy/Integration of Sources

Weight: 5%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.   Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
9. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.  

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