Research the scope and depth of employee assistance programs and their importance in the workplace.

the paper is 4 pages and will be in proper academic (APA) format. It should be an overview of the topic and its applicability to the human resource management topics.

The paper is about Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). Research the scope and depth of employee assistance programs and their importance in the workplace. Discuss how companies might introduce such a program and how they can ensure employee participation. Provide examples of successful EAP participation.

Identify and discuss at least three (3) important variables that almost always should be considered by organizations when providing employee benefits programs.

Assignment 3: Strategic Value of Employee Benefits Programs 
Due Week 8 and worth 170 points

To attract, motivate, and retain good workers, companies need to define what an employee wants from the employment relationship. One way to define employee needs is to consider “total rewards,” which are everything an employee perceives to be of value resulting from working for the company. Benefits are a core element of total rewards and the ever-growing package of offerings have evolved. You must now work with the company to define precisely where the various programs will be categorized.

Write a six to seven (6-7) page paper in which you:

  • Identify and discuss at least three (3) important variables that almost always should be considered by organizations when providing employee benefits programs. Be sure the response is specific and relevant.
  • Compare and contrast income protection programs and pay for time not worked programs, both of which are usual elements of benefits programs. How are the programs similar? Are they mandatory?
  • Research and discuss at least four to five (4-5) of what may be referred as “Other Benefits” that you could recommend to the management team as necessary elements for the benefits package. HINT: Flextime and product/service discounts are good examples.
  • Develop an employee benefits package for any exempt or non-exempt position level of your choosing, making sure you support the selection of your program elements.NOTE: The preferred method for presenting your benefits package information is using a table or exhibit, but either approach is not mandatory. HINT: http://www.isacs.org/uploads/file/Monographs/Business%20Operations/Benefits%20Plan.pdf 
    http://www.usbankhr.com/hr/docs/benefits/benefits-at-a-glance-next.pdf 
  • Format your assignment according to these formatting requirements:
    1. Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment (with running head), 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.
    3. Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length. Use the Strayer University Library at https://research.strayer.edu to locate additional sources to support your work.
  1. The specific course outcome associated with this assignment is:
  • Establish the importance of compensation and benefits, and how they support business strategy.

Take a stance for or against forced ranking. Support your response with examples of two (2) pros and two (2) cons that you must consider in your stance.

“Force Rankings” Please respond to the following:

  • Take a stance for or against forced ranking. Support your response with examples of two (2) pros and two (2) cons that you must consider in your stance.
  • Specify two (2) legal considerations to which an organization may be susceptible if it were to implement forced ranking performance evaluation systems unfairly and inaccurately. Suggest the key corrective actions that an organization could take in order to rectify issues that arise from said unfair and inaccurate implementation.

Review the VEB’s and if you could only have 4 of them, which 4 would you select?

Based on your review, please respond to the following:

The video shares a discussion specifically on 9 benefits related to voluntary employee benefits. Review the VEB’s and if you could only have 4 of them, which 4 would you select? Be sure to explain why you made those choices.

HR Basics: Employee Benefits

In this assignment, you will use MAXQDA, a qualitative analysis software, to analyze interview and focus group transcripts by inductively coding the data and developing themes.  

Qualitative analysis software can assist with the analysis of data. In this assignment, you will use MAXQDA, a qualitative analysis software, to analyze interview and focus group transcripts by inductively coding the data and developing themes.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Refer to “MAXQDA Analysis Assignment Directions” in the Study Materials for this topic.
  • Refer to the transcripts “Sped Focus Group,” “Sped Interview,” and “TS Focus Group” in the Study Materials for this topic.
  • This assignment will be scored based on full completion of the preliminary steps and assignment tasks followed by submission of the required deliverable.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.

Directions:

Access the document “MAXQDA Analysis Assignment Directions” from the Study Materials for this topic.

Complete the tasks as directed in the document.

What leadership and personality traits does Bill Gates possess?

What leadership and personality traits does Bill Gates possess? How have they enabled him to be successful? How would you describe his leadership style? What role does charisma play?

Based on your last paper, create a change-management plan. Put yourself in the position of a consultant making recommendations to the CEO of the organization.

project part 2: Change Management Plan (presentation)

This assignment allows you to demonstrate mastery of course outcomes:

  1. apply knowledge of the levels, components, and development of culture to inform decision making about organizational practices
  2. analyze and describe the impact of organizational culture on performance

Based on your last paper, create a change-management plan. Put yourself in the position of a consultant making recommendations to the CEO of the organization.

Present your recommendations in a PowerPoint presentation of 10-15 slides. State how the organization can be better prepared to meet the needs and challenges of the future. Defend your argument.

Your presentation should include the following (at a minimum):

1)  an evaluation of the current situation (current culture)

2) an analysis of how the culture should change in order to better address the needs of the future (be specific!)

3) recommendations for change, with specific strategies that need to be adopted by the leadership, including how to communicate the changes and how to respond to resistance to change (Keep your recommendations to two or three, otherwise it becomes overwhelming)

4) justification and support for the recommended changes, based on both your own observations and the literature (at least three sources)

Select an airline such as American, Delta, Southwest, Emirate, etc., and compose a scholarly case study paper that provides details on one of the information systems that has been implemented by the company in the area of human resources, sales and marketing, customer service, reservations, maintenance, or operations.

Case study requirements

Purpose of Case Study Assignments
Case Study assignments require you to analyze real-world information systems topics and provide examples that illustrate how prominent businesses and organizations implement the theoretical concepts you are studying. Case Study assignments provide a broader, integrated, critical thinking process that helps you to expand on and clarify your understanding of the information systems topics.

Research
Be sure to conduct in-depth research on the topics and provide factual details obtained from primary sources that support the case that you are making. It is strongly recommended that you conduct research utilizing the ERAU Hunt Library. The Hunt Library contains a great amount of information on aviation and other topics. A benefit of utilizing the Hunt Library is the availability of the APA style citation/reference tool that is provided when conducting research utilizing the EAGLEsearch feature. This tool can automatically provide the proper APA style formats for citations and references.

REQUIREMENTS

Use the APA Style Template as a guide for completing this assignment. Delete the notes and fill in the template with your data.

  • Scholarly paper
  • Microsoft Word® (DOCX)
  • Current APA style
    • Times New Roman font
    • 12 pt font
    • Double-spaced lines
    • Title Page
    • Page Headers on all pages
    • Abstract page
    • Body of the Text
      • Introductory paragraph
      • Citations
      • Conclusion
    • Reference List page
  • MINIMUM of TWO FULL pages in the Body of the Text
  • Provide data from research utilizing a minimum of TWO primary sources OUTSIDE of the course textbook.

Overview

Businesses are always striving to improve their business processes so that they might develop a competitive advantage over the other enterprises in the industry. One highly competitive marketplace is that of the commercial airline industry.

Commercial airlines, small and large, domestic and global, have all embraced implementing the modern information systems technologies that are driving the on-demand economy.

Case Study Assignment

Download and utilize the APA Style Template (DOCX)Preview the document and review the Case Study Requirements section.

Select an airline such as American, Delta, Southwest, Emirate, etc., and compose a scholarly case study paper that provides details on one of the information systems that has been implemented by the company in the area of human resources, sales and marketing, customer service, reservations, maintenance, or operations. Be sure to select an information system that has resulted in the airline gaining a competitive advantage over its competitors. Touch on how the utilization of the information system has assisted the airline’s management or employees in making better decisions, improving the business processes, operating more efficiently, or attracting or retaining customers.

Follow the guidelines in the Case Study Requirements section.

Your document submission is due by the posted due date. Your instructor will use the 1.4 Case Study Rubric for evaluating and grading your submission.

Save your assignment using a naming convention that includes your first and last name and the activity number (or description). Do not add punctuation or special characters.

Turnitin

Your paper will automatically be evaluated through Turnitin when you submit your assignment in this activity. Turnitin is a service that checks your work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against a database of web pages, student papers, and articles from academic books and publications. Ensure that your work is entirely your own and that you have not plagiarized any material!

Note: Throughout this course, “PLG1” or “PLG2” in the activity name indicates a Turnitin assignment.

Twelve-month-old Jula (female), born in Somalia, has just been adopted by an American couple and is moving to the United States. Explain how Jula’s heredity, environment, and individual difference will play a role in determining her development.

The short answer assessment portion of each module will incorporate all of the pieces you have worked with throughout the previous sections. You will be expected to use the more factual information (like in the quiz section) along with the more applied, critical thinking elements (like in the discussions) in order to answer the questions presented here.

These questions will require more advanced thinking and consideration to earn full credit. Make sure to support your answers with detail, data and facts presented in the text, along with ties to cultural and societal influences. You should also include theoretical perspectives as appropriate. You should NOT quote anything directly from the textbook or any other resources. Instead, you should paraphrase using your own words, and cite the source appropriately (APA citation preferred, but other citation methods will be accepted). When paraphrasing, think about how you would explain the concept or idea to a classmate or parent. Show me through your writing that you understand the ideas, not just that you can locate the concept in the textbook.

Question 1 – 15 points

Twelve-month-old Jula (female), born in Somalia, has just been adopted by an American couple and is moving to the United States. Explain how Jula’s heredity, environment, and individual difference will play a role in determining her development.

  • 5pts for heredity (biological components, genetics)
  • 5pts for environment (home, country, society, culture)
  • 5pts for individual difference (Jula as a unique person)

Question 2 – 15 points

Select 2 theories from this module. They may be from the book or the additional resources. Define each theory, and then describe the similarities and the differences between them.

  • 2.5pts for each definition, 5pts total
  • 5pts similarities
  • 5pts differences

Rubric

Dev Science & Theories Short AnswerDev Science & Theories Short AnswerCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQ1 Heredity5.0 ptsAccurate, detailed response with appropriate course terms used.4.0 ptsGenerally accurate, but may be vague.3.0 ptsSome minor inaccuracies.2.0 ptsSomewhat incorrect response with potential missing elements.0.0 ptsOff-topic, inaccurate, or missing response.5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQ1 Environment5.0 ptsAccurate, detailed response with appropriate course terms used.4.0 ptsGenerally accurate, but may be vague.3.0 ptsSome minor inaccuracies.2.0 ptsSomewhat incorrect response with potential missing elements.0.0 ptsOff-topic, inaccurate, or missing response.5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQ1 Individual Difference5.0 ptsAccurate, detailed response with appropriate course terms used.4.0 ptsGenerally accurate, but may be vague.3.0 ptsSome minor inaccuracies.2.0 ptsSomewhat incorrect response with potential missing elements.0.0 ptsOff-topic, inaccurate, or missing response.5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTheory choice 12.5 ptsAccurate, detailed definition..1.5 ptsGenerally accurate, but may be vague.1.0 ptsSomewhat incorrect response with potential missing elements.0.0 ptsOff-topic, inaccurate, or missing response.2.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTheory choice 22.5 ptsAccurate, detailed definition..1.5 ptsGenerally accurate, but may be vague.1.0 ptsSomewhat incorrect response with potential missing elements.0.0 ptsOff-topic, inaccurate, or missing response.2.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQ2 Similarities5.0 ptsAccurate, detailed response with appropriate course terms used.4.0 ptsGenerally accurate, but may be vague.2.5 ptsSomewhat inaccurate response with little analysis.0.0 ptsOff-topic, inaccurate, or missing response.5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQ2 Differences5.0 ptsAccurate, detailed response with appropriate course terms used.4.0 ptsGenerally accurate, but may be vague.2.5 ptsSomewhat inaccurate response with little analysis.

In this Block we have encountered several different instrument arrays which examine multiple and sometimes interrelated atmospheric-oceanic science issues. Select TWO( 2) of these arrays, describe their purpose and how effective they have been to date in addressing the problems they were designed to investigate.

Oceanography Writing Midterm (Paper)

5 pages double-spaced, and the sixth page with endnotes.

Any questions, please let me know.

Topic:

Block 2 Exam: Integrated Scientific Instrument arrays:

In this Block we have encountered several different instrument arrays which examine multiple and sometimes interrelated atmospheric-oceanic science issues. Select TWO( 2) of these arrays, describe their purpose and how effective they have been to date in addressing the problems they were designed to investigate.

Examples are satellites, oceanographic ships, buoys open ocean tethered to the sea bottom or floating and sea bottom sensors.