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HRMN300 Assignment 1 – Spring 2021
o Include a Cover Page with Name, Date, and Title of Assignment.
A) Discuss the evolution of the HR role from administrative to strategic.
· What internal and external factors were involved in this transition?
· Rank and discuss the top three skills needed by HR professionals to be effective as strategic business partners. Provide your rationale with supporting evidence.
B) Reflect on the HR function in your current organization or an organization you have worked for in the past.
· Evaluate the HR role in the organization and discuss the alignment between HR priorities and the organizational strategy (do not name the organization).
· Did you see evidence of a strategic focus? Support your position with specific examples.
A) Discuss the interrelationships between recruiting, selection and retention.
· Why is it important to consider employee retention in the selection process?
· How would you evaluate your organization’s recruiting and selection programs?
· What specific metrics would you use to measure the success of these programs?
B) Assume the role of a human resource manager tasked with developing a new employee retention strategy. How would you appeal to generational differences in the workplace? Propose two ideas and discuss why you believe they would be effective.
A) Discuss how an organization’s culture can impact policies and practices related to diversity and multiculturalism.
· How can HR influence organizational culture to support diversity and multiculturalism?
· Discuss at least three policies or practices that HR can propose.
· How can HR work with leaders to implement these policies or practices?
B) Evaluate and discuss the diversity practices and policies of your own organization or one you have worked for in the past. How does the organizational culture influence diversity and multiculturalism? Provide specific examples, but do not name the organization.
A) Why is retention such a major focus for human resource managers? How does focusing on retention add strategic value to the organization?
B) How would you go about developing an employee retention program for your organization?
· Be specific in terms of what steps you would you take.
· What might be your biggest challenge and why?
· What type of metrics would you need to obtain? Discuss at least two. Why did you select these metrics?