Post responses must be least 50 words in length. Students are not required to cite outside sources in their replies to other student’s posts.

Instructions:

1. Answers to discussion questions should be no less than 200 or more than 300 words.

2. In addition to material from the textbook, students should seek additional scholarly sources of information to enhance their discussion question response. A minimum of two (2) outside sources of information must be used. The textbook may not be considered an outside source of information. Please see Section VII of the Syllabus, Obtaining Information, for directions on use of outside sources.

3. All quotations and paraphrases used must be properly cited, including information from the textbook. The student should also include a list of references for the citations used.

4. The format for citations and references must conform to the format specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Six Edition (commonly referred to as the APA).

5. In addition to posting their answer to the discussion question, students are required to reply to at least two (2) other student’s responses. Responses to other student’s posts are expected to be well-thought-out adding their own insights to the topic under discussion. Post responses must be least 50 words in length. Students are not required to cite outside sources in their replies to other student’s posts.

6. Students will be graded based on their response to the question and their two responses to other student’s discussion questions.

7. Format for responding to Discussion Questions:

When responding to a discussion question, always begin by listing the discussion question number and whether you are posting a response or replying to a post. For example:

“Question 1 – Post: The key components of the communication process are…..”

OR

“Question 1 – Reply: I agree with Jane’s post listing the key components of the communications process. However, I would like to also point out…..”

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Interests – Pool, 24-hour fitness center, second bedroom that can function as an office

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Here’s the customer information:

  • Name – Joe Smith
  • Tour – Conducted in Apt. 1107 with a 2-bed 2-bath
  • Interests – Pool, 24-hour fitness center, second bedroom that can function as an office
  • Tour Ended With – Joe was very interested, but wanted to ‘sleep on it’ before making a commitment.

What recommendations would you make to change, eliminate, or retain the current regulations?

There are many visa categories, some of which permit work on a temporary basis for non-U.S. citizens. An effective human resource director knows which visas are most helpful in which situations and how readily available the visas are from various countries. Most multinational firms will have a relationship with a law firm that manages the intricacies of the visa process, but HR is usually involved and an HR manager should have a general sense of what options are available for the hire of temporary workers.

In this assignment, consider how various visa regulations apply in the different scenarios below. The scenarios are mostly fictional and are provided to illustrate the principles in Unit 2. Please address the questions or topics of concern in each scenario in a one-page paper; your completed assignment should be a minimum of three pages. Also address the following points as they apply to all three scenarios:

Given what you know about the shortage of labor and skilled talent, consider how the laws and regulations limit or encourage cross-border employment.
What recommendations would you make to change, eliminate, or retain the current regulations?
Scenario 1
A small museum in the United States has just acquired a thirteenth-century painting from the Song Dynasty by a famous artist, Liang Kai. You may be interested in reading about him. He was known informally as Madman Liang. Your challenge is to get someone to restore the work to its original splendor. Research has located five people skilled enough to do this work properly. They all live in China and have families. What visa would be appropriate to hire one of these experts? The restoration project may take from one to three years. Indicate what, if any, additional information you would need to choose the best option.

Scenario 2
Your company has offices in the United States, France, and India. Recently a business decision was made to expand marketing to Indian Americans and French Americans. The marketing department wants to bring two senior people from your affiliate offices in France and India to the United States to help develop and implement this new effort. Select the one or more visa options for these temporary assignments and indicate what additional information you would need to choose the best option.

Scenario 3
It is clear that your company wants to expand its Latin American operations over the next ten years. It has adopted a long-term strategy of recruiting MBA students in the United States who are citizens of the Latin American countries where the company has a presence. The goal is to hire 100 students over the next two summers to work at your head office in a management training capacity. When the students graduate, they will be sent home to assume first-level management roles in your affiliate offices. How would you need to structure the employment relationship with the students in order to comply with the student visa regulations?

Compile your responses from all three scenarios. The responses for the scenarios should be brief, concise, and clear. Refer to the Hiring Temporary Workers in the United States Scoring Guide to ensure you have met all of the requirements of the assignment, and then submit it in the assignment area.

Do human beings have any obligations to animals in terms of their treatment?

Animal Rights

Do human beings have any obligations to animals in terms of their treatment? If it is wrong to treat animals cruelly, why is it not wrong to eat them? Explain if, and how, you think humans can find a balance between treating animals ethically while also raising them for food and for other reasons, such as the testing of pharmaceuticals.

Your initial post should be at least 150 words in length. Support your claims with examples from this week’s required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

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How can a company redirect its internal efforts based on its mission statement?

write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples from your course materials and university references to reinforce your recommendations. Respond to the following: •Using a root cause analysis (RCA), explain your approach for determining the cause of the problem(s) •Explain the steps root for conducting a cause analysis as it relates to the scenario •Provide several alternatives to the direct supervisor on how to address the HR performance issue •How does your company’s mission statement act as a guide for the company’s internal efficiencies? •How can a company redirect its internal efforts based on its mission statement?

I am taking a strategic planning course. I am posting two responses that students made on an article.

Hello!

 

I am taking a strategic planning course. I am posting two responses that students made on an article. I need responses for each student (I am attaching two documents which are each students responses). They need to be 250 words (minimum) and must list references (APA style).

 

I need tonight by 9pm (21:00) Thank you!

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In your opinion, is it easier from a systems point of view to focus primarily on Web recruiting? Why or why not?

There are alternative methods to Web recruiting—internal transfer, promotion, and local management to name a few. When your organization is going global, to what extent does it make sense to incorporate other employee placement strategies? In your opinion, is it easier from a systems point of view to focus primarily on Web recruiting? Why or why not?

Discuss the similarities and the differences between Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with 42 U.S.C. 1981.

1.Joe’s Bakery advertised in the local newspaper for an assistant baker. Muhammad, a recent honors graduate of the Culinary School of America, applied for the position and was told that the position had been filled. Muhammad is of Middle-Eastern descent and practices the Muslim faith. The following day, and for nine consecutive days thereafter, Muhammad saw the ad in the paper again. Joe’s Bakery employs seven people, including Joe. Do the facts satisfy the requirements for a prima facie case? If so, can Muhammad pursue a claim for discrimination against Joe’s Bakery?
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2.Discuss the similarities and the differences between Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with 42 U.S.C. 1981.
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3.Specify 10 actions that an employer can take to show that it values diversity.

4.The Fairview County Public Library has 516 employees, including 163 librarians. A study of the library staff reveals that 3 out of 30 supervisors in the library branches are male although men make up 25% of the branch librarians. In order to increase the number of male supervisory librarians, the library decides to implement an affirmative action plan that would consider gender as one component of the decision when promoting librarians. Is this affirmative action plan valid? Explain your answer.

the answers should be the same as lastime and the dead line is sunday 10Feb2013 16:00 price is the same

Describe how organizations combine incentive plans in a balanced scorecard.

write a paper which must be a minimum of 2 pages and no more than 3 pages in length. It must be double-spaced .Your paper should be in APA format and cite all references used.

Discuss the connection between employee performance and pay.

Describe how organizations combine incentive plans in a balanced scorecard.

Discuss issues related to performance-based pay for executives.

Select 1 of the following industries, and then choose 2 companies within the industry you selected:

You are a consultant for the ABC consulting group. Your firm has been contacted by a XYZ Venture Capital Group, which is seeking a consulting outfit to give advice on where (which companies) it might make a significant investment. XYZ has no preference for investing in the service or manufacturing sector but does believe that operational excellence can lead to permanent value creation and superior profit and ROE performance. Because other consulting firms are also bidding on this large consulting project, XYZ has asked your firm to pick any 2 for-profit firms from one of the industries listed below, and to analyze them from an operations management perspective. XYZ will then compare your consulting firm’s depth and quality of analysis with other consulting outfits to finalize the consulting group. It will then perform an actual investigation.

XYZ has asked you to address the following in a “white paper,” using the outline structure demonstrated below.

Select 1 of the following industries, and then choose 2 companies within the industry you selected:

United States steel industry
Home movie-rental industry
Mass-merchandiser retail industry
Fast-food industry
United States passenger airline industry
Small package-delivery industry
I. Introduction

Give a brief description of the industry background (the industry itself, not any particular firm in it).
Give a brief description of the history of each firm of the chosen pair, including the market share, sales levels, and profit for the last 5 years.
II. Operational objective

Research each firm’s stated mission statement.
Narrow that down yourself to an operational objective. For example, an operational objective for a large mass merchandiser may be “to establish and execute a global supply chain to minimize product cost and meet customers’ quality expectations.” (Note: This part is NOT a research question. It is asking you to simply state what the operational objective is.) Another example would be the operational objective of an auto racing track pit crew, which may be something like “accomplish any necessary adjustments/repairs in 16 seconds or less, while also filling the gas tank and changing four tires.”
III. The specific operational challenges of this industry

List and discuss at least 3 challenges. As an example, an operational challenge for any U.S. electronic equipment retailer could be political turmoil in a foreign country where products are sourced, leading to unreliable supply. This then might require dual sourcing and/or excess inventories. Another example might be the apparent need for high levels of inventory to keep customer service levels high, which hurts the company’s financial metric of ROE.
IV. Metrics of the industry

Research at least 5 operational metrics this industry uses. If you cannot find examples to use, describe 5 metrics they should be using. The text gives numerous examples of these. Also, use the text examples plus your own critical thinking here (i.e., exactly how you would gather the data to calculate these metrics).
V. How has each firm addressed these industry challenges?

Identify how each firm has addressed each of the specific industry challenges described in section III. This section should be written in the language of operations management. It should relate what each firm did to specifics in the text, such as work cell design, lean manufacturing techniques, SPC, quick changeover improvement, line balancing, design for manufacturability, and supply chain optimization.
VI. Conclusions for this industry pair

Identify which firm is performing better. Specifically, identify why, from an operational perspective, the cycle time is better. Also give specifics regarding the lead time, percentage of customer complaints, reduction in waste, whether the inventory turn is better, customer retention, and so on.
Compare each firm’s actual financial performance using metrics such as ROE, sales growth rate, inventory turn, and ROA.
VII. Applicability elsewhere

To demonstrate to XYZ Venture Capital Group how broadly ABC understands operations management, discuss either the applicability of other industries’ operations management techniques to either of these firms success, or explain how the operations management techniques of either of these firms could be applied in other industries. Examples here could include how all U.S. companies learned the benefits of concurrent product development or JIT systems from the Japanese auto industry. Another example is how buying books and music online has now been widely adopted by most brick-and-mortar retailers.
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