(DISCUSSION 1) Respond to one of the two topics below.

How does diversity affect the organization’s work/life balance, and what ethical considerations exist that may drive the organization to be more work/life balanced?

What has been the impact of the role of HR with offshoring, mergers, the economy, and recession?

What are other current employment challenges facing the role of HR


Begin each of your posts by first addressing your team before typing anything else. (Example; Team A: My thoughts are….). Respond to your own team members only. You all will interact with one other to discuss the individuals who will be affected by the lay off in the scenario below. You will need to post how your team will determine who will be laid off and who should be kept. Lastly, you will post the names of the two employees who will be let go.

One of the difficult tasks managers face is the laying off employees. This can be a difficult decision with many implications. In the scenario, imagine yourself in the role of a human resource manager for a 500-member technology company. Your directive is a permanent staff reduction of two individuals. Below is information concerning the individuals you must consider.

1. your post needs to identify the names of two individuals you will submit for a permanent lay off and the criteria you used in making your decision.

2. discuss other possible options you might suggest to meet the requirement of downsizing by two employees without resorting to layoffs.

Discuss what you will do

3. to assist the two individuals who have been let go and the remaining three employees.

You want to support team goals and objectives through fulfilling your own contributions as well as assist and support others in their contributions.

1. Donovan T., African American male, age 44. Donovan has been with you for five months and has twelve years of experience in the company in systems management. He has a degree in computer science and a master’s degree in accounting. He is a CPA. Donovan has had average evaluations over the past four years but he did save the company $200,000 on a suggestion he made to use electronic time sheets.

2. Mathew P., Caucasian male, age 30. Mathew has been with the company for eight years. Three years ago, Mathew was involved in a plane accident on the airport runway while returning from a business trip for your company. As a result of the accident, he has become disabled and is wheel-chair bound. There are rumors he is on the verge of settlement which will result in millions of dollars. His performance evaluations have been above average in the past four years. He has a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and an MBA from a top business school. Mathew specializes in training, career, and organizational development activities.

3. Gabriella S., Hispanic female, age 60. Hannah has just completed her Juris Doctorate program. She has recently passed the bar exam. She has been with your department for five years. Her evaluations have been good to above average. Two years ago, Hannah won a lawsuit against the company for discriminating against her in a promotion to a supervisory position. The water cooler talk has it that Hannah is actively pursuing another job outside the company.

4. Randy J., African American male, age 35. Randy has been employed with your company for six years, all in HRM. He has a master’s in human development. His evaluations have been above average. He is committed to getting the job done and devotes whatever it takes. He is highly motivated and will take on tasks that others shy away from, and he has been instrumental in starting up the benefits administration intranet for employees.

Mallorie S., Caucasian female, age 30. Mallorie has been employed with your department for two years. Her evaluations have been outstanding. Mallorie has an MBA from an Ivy League school. She has been on short term disability for the birth of her second child and is expected to return in 21 weeks.


This is practice for the upcoming assignment.

Respond to one of the three topics below.

Explain some differences with the types of health insurance plans from the perspective of an employee.

What is a defined benefit pension plan, a defined contribution plan and 401k accounts. Do you have a preference for one of these? Why?

What is a competency-based compensation program?*


Respond to one of the three topics below.

This is practice for the upcoming assignment.

When are emergency operation plans used at an Assisted Living facility? Give some examples on what happens when not prepared. Research natural disaster Katrina as one example.

With the planning process of an Emergency Preparedness Guide, who should be involved? Explain your decision.

Why would you want to use a Shelter In Place plan at an Assisted Living facility? What is the purpose of it?*


Respond to one of the three topics below.

This is practice for the upcoming assignment.

Without emergency operations plans in place at an Assisted Living facility what can happen? What news article did you read on this topic?

Why is it important to keep family and the media aware of the Emergency Preparedness plan at your facility? Give an example of how a facility was prepared for their emergency.

When is a Shelter In Place plan used? Add a video you found.*


Respond to one of the three topics below.

This is practice for the upcoming assignment.

How are employers involved in employee and career development activities?

Why is the Holland vocational preferences model used? What does it help with?

What are some advantages of a mentor program at work? Are there any disadvantages?*


Respond to one of the three topics below.

What is the advantage of using job descriptions, job specifications, and job evaluations?

Give some examples of career development activities that ensure a competitive working environment in healthcare.

Discuss the four career development stages. Include a graphic you found that helps to understand the four stages.*


Respond to one of the two topics below.

Explain the purpose of OSHA and how employers can create safe work environments in healthcare. What safety concerns have you seen in the news related to healthcare facilities.

List sources of stress in the workplace that can lead to unsatisfied employees and possible union organization?*


This is practice for the upcoming assignment.

Imagine you are the Human Resources Manager and you are asked to create a presentation on this topic.

Explain the three pieces of legislation that have been most important in defining the rights of management and unions. How many slides do you think you will need?*


Topic: Strategic Management

From the knowledge you have gained throughout this course: What is the rationale for health care organizations’ adoption of strategic management? Contrast management, personnel, and human resources management. What are you going to do with your new knowledge how will it help you in your career?*



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