Category: Business Management

Case Study: The role of HR in creating sustainable organisations

Based on this case study, write a business report that answers all of the following questions:

1. What course of action would you recommend to the CEO in the first hospital as a way to improve the operation of HRM at the hospital?

2. What are the key features of building a sustainable HR capability?

Role Human Resource Management

esearch, identify, and discuss the basic roles of HRM professionals, as well as explain how their roles have changed over the year.

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

  • Write between 500 – 750 words (approximately 2 – 3 pages) using Microsoft Word.
  • Attempt APA style, see example below.
  • Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
  • Include cover page and reference page.
  • At least 60% of your paper must be original content/writing.
  • No more than 40% of your content/information may come from references.
  • Use at least two references from outside the course material, preferably from EBSCOhost.  Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the two reference requirement.

Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must be identified in the paper and listed on a reference page.Reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, online newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc.  Sources such as Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, etc. are not acceptable.

Personal Financial plan

Attached you will find the budget chart that I wish for you to use for this project. Instructions on how to fill out the chart are inside the budget. If you have questions please feel free to ask me. 

**Please note that the two worksheets should be completely separate from your budget. I am not looking for graphs of say expenses or your income. You may include that, but that is not the worksheets that are required. I am looking for worksheets that would help you achieve your goals.**


A. Text only (summary for each category) and no graphics/worksheets: 60-70 points;

B. Text (each summary) and at least two (2) financial worksheets: 71-85 points;

C. Text, at least two (2) worksheets, and the provided budget chart: 86-100 points.

Instructions: Describe your financial goals in short-answer format accordingly:

1. List a short-term financial goal and the strategy that you will use to reach the goal.

2. List an intermediate financial goal and the strategy that you will use to reach the goal.

3. List a long-term financial goal and the strategy that you will use to reach the goal.

This assignment is due in week 8 on 08/22/17 by 11:59 PM .

You are encouraged to use financial worksheets/spreadsheets, financial calculators (mortgage calculator, for example), and other resources that you find helpful to mapping your current and long-term financial goals. You may use resources from the textbook, Dave Ramsey, or other creditable sites and resources. Please reference all resources that are not your own. 

Formulating Leadership

Your company’s Vice President of Human Resources has approached your team for assistance in recruiting and developing your organization’s future leaders. 60% of your company consists of millennials, and your team has been charged with how to successfully increase the number of millennials as leaders in your organization. At this time, senior management is reluctant and uninformed as to how they should promote the millennials as leaders. This first step is to create a plan.

Write a 525- to 700-word summary in which you:

  • Examine the best practices that your team can cultivate to enhance the number of millennial leaders.
  • Explain how you would present this information to senior managers in your organization.

Cite a minimum of two references other than the text.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

Ethical Factors for HMO

Assignment 2: Ethical Factors for HMO
You are the HMO Vice President of Operations for NuCare HMO. The HMO President tells you that the board is considering discontinuing Medicare affiliation. The board wants to know how this will impact their membership in rural areas where there is no other HMO that is affiliated with Medicare.
The president directs you to create a five- to six-slide PowerPoint presentation to present to the Board of Directors. The presentation should briefly outline what the likely outcome would be for rural membership if the HMO stops attending to Medicare patients. Include the following considerations in your presentation:
The difficulty members may face in finding new care options
The concerns that may need to be addressed for members seeking new care options
Whether members will be able to acquire Medicare gap insurance
Make a final recommendation as to whether NuCare should discontinue its Medicare affliation.
Use headings, bold, and bulleted lists in your presentation. Use the notes section in PowerPoint to clarify your responses or add additional detail where warranted.
The attached article discusses what happens to patients when their HMO decides to discontinue serving Medicare patients. The article contrasts the different experiences among people who live in areas where there is a choice of another Medicare HMO against the experiences among people who live in areas where there is not another HMO.
Source: Booske, B. C., Lynch, J., & Riley, G. (2002). Impact of Medicare managed care market withdrawal on beneficiaries. Health Care Financing Review, 24(1), 95-115.

HUM 440 Module 1 Assignment 3 – Persuasion Versus Judgment

Consider various guidelines for approaching controversial topics, gathering evidence, forming judgments, and constructing arguments to persuade others to agree with our judgments.



For this short assignment:


  1. Think about the processes of forming a judgment and persuading others in your professional environment. Construct a 2- to 3-paragraph essay intended to persuade someone to agree with your position on a particular topic. Be sure to identify the topic and cite and explain the evidence you consider supportive of your position.
  2. Make reference to the 11 guidelines for constructing persuasive arguments, and apply two to three of them in your response.
  3.  Submit your essay in the Microsoft Word document format.



You must cite the source of information you use. Apply current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and format of text, citations, and references.


HUM 440 Module 2 Assignment 2 – Errors in Reasoning

In this assignment, you will select one of the claims listed below. Using what you know about the topic, describe at least four claims that might commonly be made that display some of the errors in reasoning covered in this module’s readings. You may have to do a bit of research to find popular positions on these topics.


For example, if the claim is: Children should not be allowed to play violent video games.


Then four common claims about the subject might be:


  1. Children have always played violent games and they turned out okay.
  2. Dr. Dre says that violent video games are okay.
  3. Everybody knows that violent video games don’t cause problems.
  4. Many countries banned violent video games and they have higher crime rates than we do.

And the errors they represent might be:


  1. Children have always played violent games and they turned out okay (appeal to tradition and false analogy).
  2. Dr. Dre says that violent video games are okay (argument by mistaken authority).
  3. Everybody knows that violent video games don’t cause problems (appeal to common belief).
  4. Many countries banned violent video games and they have higher crime rates than we do (post hoc ergo propter hoc).



  1. Any sentence that talks about how we have always done something as a way to justify doing it is an appeal to tradition.
  2. The claim looks like it comes from an authority, but Dr. Dre is a musician, not a doctor.
  3. Any claim that says that everyone knows something as a way to justify doing it is an appeal to common belief.
  4. Showing that two things happened (that video games are accepted and crime is up) does not prove that the two things are related or that the first caused the second; this is called post hoc ergo propter hoc, which means after this, so because of this.


Select one of these topics. Using what you know about the topic and additional research you conduct, describe at least four claims that might commonly be made that display some of the errors in reasoning covered in this module’s readings.


  1. Should people under 18 be subjected to legal curfews or restricted driving privileges?
  2. Should libraries be required to install filtering software or otherwise censor the materials that they provide?
  3. Should insurance companies be required to pay for breast reconstruction, birth control pills, or Viagra?
  4. Should the use of camera phones be banned in gymnasiums or other locations?


Write your 600-word response in the Microsoft Word document format.

Greendale Project ReDux

(Submit as one [1] Microsoft Project file)

  1. Create a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed project schedule, using the information from the “Greendale Stadium Case” located at the end of Chapter 6, and incorporating the following constraints.

    Note:When you create your MS Project schedule, you will need to update your project per the following constraints:

    • The project must consist of at least twenty (20) tasks.
    • Each task must have a start and finish date that matches the duration noted in the assignment.
    • Each task must be assigned to a resource (e.g., Demolishing Crew; Construction Crew; Landscaping Crew).
    • Assume that the crew works during normal weekdays (no weekend work) under normal conditions (8 hours per day).
    • In terms of holidays, you can assume no work will be done the following days: New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Good Monday, Friday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, the business day before Independence Day, Independence Day, the Friday before Labor Day, Labor Day, the day before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), the business day before Christmas, Christmas Day, the business day after Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Part B: Written Response

(Submit as a Microsoft Word file)

  1. Respond to the following questions in a one to two (1-2) page paper based on your project schedule.
    • When will the project be completed?
    • What is the critical path for the project?
    • How much slack / float is in your project? What activities have the greatest slack / float?
    • Identify the top three (3) activities that you believe could impact the project completion date.
    • What additional activities you would add to this project to make it more complete, from a project management viewpoint?
  2. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    • Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    • 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 is not included in the required page length.

Assignment 1: LASA 2 Strategic Plan and Self-Reflection Summary

Assignment 1: LASA 2 Strategic Plan and Self-Reflection Summary

Review the initial scenario and the Strategic Business Plan presented in Module 1to make sure that the requirements of the Board and the Part II Strategic Plan are met. In order to meet the requirements of the Board, you will prepare the final Strategic Business Plan—Part II—Strategic Plan to the Executive Board. Ensure your strategic plan is thorough, succinct, and complete. Challenge yourself to link the targets to specific initiatives you have identified in the Strategic Plan you are developing for H-D.

Your written report should include a title page, table of contents, executive summary, and each of the following sections in an 8- to 12-page report:

Part I: Global Economy & Factors Affecting H-D  

    1. Identify H-D’s Motivations & Risks
    • Motivations for Expansion
    • Risks in Expansion
    1. Explain H-D’s competitive advantage in Global Markets
    2. Determine and explain entry strategies for global expansion
    3. Recommend an Internet approach/strategy for H-D
    • How the Internet adds value
    • Internet Business Models
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Leverage E-Business Capabilities

Part II: Corporate Leadership

Develop the following: Current Direction Setting

  1. Organizational Culture: In addition, evaluate the culture at Harley-Davidson (H-D) and define what attributes you think team members should possess in reaching the business goals set forth by the organization. If you were part of the management team at H-D, what motivational techniques would you implement to make these teams successful?
  2. Organizational Design: As you have been completing the Strategic Business

    Plan, the management at Harley-Davidson has decided to take a team-oriented approach in various departments rather than the traditional, functional structure. Based on your knowledge of different types of teams and their focus, suggest what kinds of team strategies should be applied to each department. Be sure to explain your recommendations in detail.

  3. Leadership Traits
  4. Ethical Organization Characteristics
  • Identify elements
  • Identify missing elements

Learning Organization Characteristics

  • Identify elements
  • Identify missing elements

Part III: Strategic Plan Summary

  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Implementation
    • Discuss how you will implement your strategic plans, including how teams should be implemented in each department
    • Develop a brief roadmap for implementation
    • Identify the primary benchmarks to assess success or failure
  • Risks

Part IV:  Self-Reflection Summary

Self-reflection is the key to good leadership and good management. Reflect on what you have learned in this class and on what you gained from your Bachelor of Science program. Based on your reflections, discuss the following:

  • Five or six key “lessons” learned from the textbook and the content that will help you in your career.
  • Consider what you have learned throughout this program. Discuss career opportunities that interest you in business.
  • Include what you have learned about yourself.

Evaluate how your personal biases and assumptions have affected your work in the past and how you plan to manage them in the future. Your final product will be in an MS Word document approximately 8–12 pages in length and utilizing approximately 4–6 scholarly/professional sources. Your document should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.