Capstone: Human Resource Planning in Action

Capstone: Human Resource Planning in Action

This assignment is divided into TWO different parts and should be handled as such, with each part with its abstract main body, conclusion and reference. Readings ? Garey, R. W. (2011). Business literacy survival guide for HR professionals. Alexandria, VA: Society for Human Resource Management. o Chapter 1, ?Human Resources as Strategic Partner? ? Haines, S. G., & McKinlay, J. (2007). Reinventing strategic planning: The systems thinking approach. San Diego, CA: Systems Thinking Press. The Systems Thinking Approach by Haines, S. G. Copyright 2009 by Systems Thinking Press. Reprinted by permission. o Chapter 1, ?Revolutionary Change: Its Implications for Organizations? o Chapter 2, ?Yes … There Are Right Answers and Best Practices? o Chapter 3, ?The Organization ? A Living, Breathing System? o Chapter 4, ?Reinventing Strategic Planning into Strategic Management? ? Christensen, R. (2005). Roadmap to strategic HR: Turning a great idea into a business reality. New York, NY: American Management Association. Roadmap to Strategic HR: Turning a Great Idea into a Business Reality by Ralph Christensen. Copyright 2006 by AMACOM BOOKS. Reprinted by permission of AMACOM BOOKS via the Copyright Clearance Center o Chapter 7, ?Create a Human and Organizational Strategy? ? Adams, A. (2011). Mapping a strategic approach to HR leadership. Strategic HR Review, 11(1), 31?36. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. ? Anonymous. (2010). HR wins a strategic role at QBE Insurance: Transformation takes place in partnership with business leaders. Human Resource Management International Digest, 18(5), 19?21. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. ? Beinhocker, E. D., & Kaplan, S. (2003). The real value of strategic planning: The goal of a strategic planning process should not be to make strategy but to build prepared minds that are capable of making sound strategic decisions. MIT Sloan Management Review, 44(2), 71?76. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. ? Ulrich, D. (1986). Human resource planning as a competitive edge. Human Resource Planning, 9(2), 41?50. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases. ? U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. (2016). EDGAR. Company Filings. Retrieved from https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html To find a particular company’s Form 10-K filings, use the Company Search for the SEC’s EDGAR database. On the returned listing of filings for the company, enter ?10-K? in the Filing Type box near the top of the page to filter for only Forms 10-K that have been filed. ? Document: Annual Operating Plan for the Human Resources Department/Division (Word document) Note: You will be using this document to complete the final project due in Week 7, but several of your weekly assignments contribute to this, so you should review this document now and become familiar with what it requires. Media ? Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012). Organizational and operating plans. Baltimore, MD: Author. Part 1 (Using Apple Inc As test company) Strategic Decisions in Spite of Short-Term Driving Forces Imagine your organization has a plan in place to expand its services in its home country over the next five years. However, a competitor has announced intentions to expand into international markets. Things change; new trends emerge that attract our interest, especially when the competition is interested and even moving on the trend. In HR, after our HR Operating Plan written to support the direction of the organization is implemented, trends can arise that look attractive, but when looking at where the organization is headed, warrant no change in our plan. Often, plans do not need to be changed at a high level, i.e., a strategy, but rather, action steps planned to make those strategies happen can easily accommodate many trends and do some seamlessly, but when the CEO wants change, HR needs rationale and process. For this Discussion, review the week?s Learning Resources. Then, for context, think about the many short- and long-term drivers, e.g., new competitors, pending legislation, etc., that might impact an organization?s plan. Trends can easily attract the attention of the C-suite, who then push to forget plans and go for it. So, on what basis can HR leadership provide a logical rationale for holding firmly to a plan and ignoring the trendy new thing happening, despite the push from the CEO? Post a specific criteria that could be used to assess potential opportunities that warrant change in the HR Operating Plan brought to HR by the CEO and provide rationale for your assessment criteria selection, e.g., alignment with the business direction of the organization, new legislation, etc. Part 2 (Using Apple Inc As test company) As a Human Resources professional, you may be faced with making tough decisions. This is true because much of your work is on behalf of the larger organization, unlike other departments whose work is primarily focused on their own functions. Therefore, you might receive much of the ?heat? for the end-result of what you do on behalf of the organization. Conversely, you might not be recognized for the work that you do, since much of your work is behind the scenes. For this Assignment, review the week?s Learning Resources and consider the larger role and work of the Human Resources Department/Division within organizations. Using the 10K Form available on U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. (2016). EDGAR. Company Filings (https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html), Note: To find a particular company’s Form 10-K filings, use the Company Search for the SEC’s EDGAR database. On the returned listing of filings for the company, enter ?10-K? in the Filing Type box near the top of the page to filter for only Forms 10-K that have been filed. The organization must be located in this search engine and have a large Human Resources Department or HR Division. There should be adequate information from this site, coupled with the company?s websites, to identify their business vision and mission, objectives, and strategies. You are encouraged to select an organization other than the one in which you work to facilitate achieving an organizational view not impacted by your current position view limitations ? this is critical. Since many organizations do not make their strategic plans widely available, you may need to deduce the organization’s business objectives and strategies and by reviewing 10-k forms (an example of which is located in this week?s Learning Resources), websites, and/or transcripts of quarterly earnings calls with the media, or through your own organizational awareness and/or communications as an employee of this organization. To complete this Assignment, respond to the following ? Describe your selected organization in 1ยช?2 paragraphs ? Explain the “visibility? of the Human Resources Department/Division?s role ? Analyze how different departments of the organization are impacted by the Human Resources Department or Division?s responsibilities on behalf of the organization ? Explain what you perceive as the Human Resources Department/Division?s added value to the success of the organization


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