HUMAN RESOURCES DISCUSSION

Discussion 1 – Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation Use at least two resources from the class.

Review Kirkpatrick’s four levels of evaluation and justify why you would use all these levels even though your boss was interested only in the last one (results). Explain in detail why each level of this evaluation model is important.

Discussion 2 – Evaluation Tools — Surveys and Beyond Use at least two resources from the class.

In your training plan assignment, you are asked to create an evaluation tool to assess your training plan. Surveys are the most common form of assessment, but there are other choices. Compare and contrast (1) online surveys (such as an online training workshop evaluation using Survey Monkey) with another type evaluation tool (such as testing, interviews, or focus groups as examples). (2) Identify how each can best be used in a training evaluation. (3) Explain why these two evaluation tools can be an effective way to assess your training objectives. Support your position with at least one scholarly source (provide citation).

Discussion 3: Review the material presented in the course about how to conduct a job analysis , the various methods for collecting data, and the pros and cons of the various methods. Note that you are analyzing a current employee/position to gather information. You are not conducting job interviews for new hires. Then, develop a plan to gather data for a job analysis. You will need to a) select the position (a job) to analyze; b) use at least two methods for collecting data; c) collect the data using the methods selected and d) summarize your findings in a short job description and job specification. If you do not have a position in a typical office, retail establishment or production facility you can use, seek out a position from elsewhere. The opportunities could include a server at a restaurant, a service provider in your home, your hair stylist, a sales assistant, the receptionist at your doctor’s office or perhaps your child’s teacher. Include the following:

1. The position you selected to analyze

2. The methods you selected for gathering data

3. The rationale for why you selected the methods you did

4. A discussion of your experience in collecting this data

5. A short sample position description and job specification you were able to design based on the data you gathered.

You may use a word document if you like or provide your proposal in the content of your response window.

Be sure to provide the references for the sources of the information you used to inform your analysis including the material provided in the classroom.

Discussion 4: Complete the following:

a) Summarize and explain the major EEOC laws related to the recruiting process. How can recruiters and hiring managers reduce the risk of adverse impact?

b) Discuss three methods of recruiting to obtain a diverse group of applicants and explain why they are effective.

c) Explain the concept of employment at will. What are the risks and benefits of employment at will doctrine? How is the employment at will doctrine influenced by EEOC laws?

d) Application: Read the Module 2 Case and in-depth scenario 1. Draft a short memo to the founders of HSS to address the issues with the hiring practices. Specifically, address what laws or regulations may apply, organizational risks and discuss suggestions for how the hiring practices at HSS should be modified. You may use a word document if you like or provide your proposal in the content of your response window.

Be sure to provide the references for the sources of the information you used including the material provided in the classroom.

Make sure to also respond to two students with thoughtful comments.

Discussion 5

As we’ve learned from our readings this week, culture plays a significant role in communication. In other words, how we communicate depends on our own culture and the culture of the person with whom we are communicating. Take the self- assessment (located in the Week 2 Activity area Cultural Dimensions Self-Assessment) and share your observations about your results. Were they what you expected? Identify your biggest challenge in dealing with cross-cultural communication. Then develop content-rich responses to the posts of at least two of your colleagues.

Discussion 6

Select a country with a name starting with the first letter of your first or last name. Try not to duplicate countries. First come, first served. You may reserve a country by posting a response with a country name in the subject line and then come back and edit it later. When submitting your response in the Subject line, type the country name and nothing more, for example: Canada.

Describe the communication practices in that county and demonstrate what you have learned about organizational communication styles for the country you selected. Over the remainder of the week, read and thoughtfully comment on two of your classmates’ postings.