Ethical Autobiography Report

Counselors have an ethical responsibility to provide professional services that demonstrate respect for the cultural worldviews, values, and traditions of culturally diverse clients. To the extent that counselors are focused on the values of the dominant culture and insensitive to variations among groups and individuals, they are at risk for practicing unethically. However, how do you know that you are on your way to becoming a culturally competent professional? This assignment will help uncover your multicultural background as well as any potential challenges you may face in counseling clients from diverse backgrounds.

Tasks:

In a 5- to 7-page Microsoft Word document, respond to the following:

  • Autobiography: Develop an autobiographical report detailing your multicultural background and the development of your personal values and beliefs.
    • Identify and include significant ethical and cultural milestones and use these to differentiate distinct stages of your professional ethical development during your academic, career, and social development.
    • Identify and include no less than three values that are a significant part of who you are as a person and as a professional.
    • Synthesize how you think these personal values are related to your family or cultural systems.
  • Reflection: Reflect and address the following:
    • Explain how this ethical autobiography relates to your identity as a professional counselor.
    • Given your ethical value system, determine any potential conflicts in values that might emerge between you (as a professional counselor) and your clients. Describe how you will manage these conflicts in counseling.
    • Determine what, if any, values might impact your ability to effectively apply professional codes of ethics (e.g., ACA, the NBCC, the American Mental Health Counselors Association [AMHCA], etc.) or relevant laws (identify specific codes/laws). Explain what risk management strategies you will apply to be able to overcome these values conflicts.
    • Explain what risk management strategies you will apply to be able to overcome these values conflicts. Be sure to articulate clearly how you know that you are addressing your client’s presenting problems in a clinically effective way.

Integrate and apply the most recent peer-reviewed literature and empirical research in your responses.

Your final product will be in a Microsoft Word document and be approximately 5–7 pages in length. Utilize three to five sources from professional literature in your research (do not include relevant codes of ethics and laws). Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu or .gov).

Business Case and Proposal for Project Selection

You work for Centervale Apparel, a large clothing manufacturing firm. Centervale Apparel has budgeted $9.7 million for new technology initiatives in the coming year but the project requests currently in the queue for next year total about $15 million. Your boss, the executive director of operations, has asked you to put together a proposal for this project to replace legacy order fulfillment technologies by implementing a supply chain management (SCM) system. Your boss wants to ensure this project will be prioritized over other projects on the list and will be implemented in the coming year. Use the following data to prepare a proposal using a balanced scorecard approach to demonstrate the project’s value to Centervale Apparel.

Here is your brief:

Business Problem: The order fulfillment team has been using several legacy technology systems to manage inventory and distribution. The current systems do not work together, requiring redundant information input and processing. Because of the redundant processes, work is duplicated requiring multiple data entry points and sometimes results in inaccurate and irreconcilable data. There is a constant overage or shortage of supply due to the time it takes for data to get from one point to another. This causes unhappy customers and inventory carrying costs that could be avoided.

Project Description: Replace legacy order fulfillment technologies by implementing a SCM system.

Project Cost: The project will cost approximately $1.2 million including infrastructure and resources to complete the implementation and $250,000 annually to support and maintain the new system with a ten-year lifecycle for the system.

Project Benefit: It is estimated that the implementation of a supply chain management system will improve the order fulfillment processing time and reduce inventory-carrying costs. Implementing the SCM system will also enable the retirement of several legacy systems. Estimated annual cost savings are:

  • Data entry staff reduced from 10 FTE to 8 FTE = $100,000/yr savings
  • Reduction in inventory carrying costs = $300,000/yr savings
  • Improved order fulfillment = 10–20% decrease in order to delivery time. This will improve customer satisfaction and retention
  • Improved data accuracy
  • Legacy system maintenance retirement savings = $100,000/yr

Using the information that details the primary business goals for the coming year, you will need to demonstrate how implementing the SCM system will help achieve the business objectives.

Note: Customers are retail companies who order from this clothing manufacturer. Assume a ten-year lifecycle for the SCM system.

Using the module readings and the Argosy University online library resources, research methods of developing proposals by applying the balanced scorecard approach. Select two scholarly resources for use in this assignment. You will use these resources to justify your recommendations.

The proposal should include the following:

  • Describe the measureable value. This should include a cost-benefit analysis, such as payback period or ROI that relies on tangible measures of organizational value through cost savings, revenue enhancements, or improvements in the speed, quality, or efficiency of key processes that help achieve competitive advantage (note the difference between tangible and intangible measures in this proposal).
  • Evaluate and choose alternatives. Make sure to identify any alternatives to the project implementation and provide a justification for each.
  • Complete a risk assessment of all risks associated with implementing the project using an enterprise risk management (ERM) model.
  • Describe total cost of ownership and include descriptions of implementation project and ongoing maintenance costs.
  • Explain the benefits of the project, which include tangible and intangible benefits.
  • Fully justify a recommendation with a compelling proposal that aligns to the business goals.

Write a 6–8-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Key Assignment Draft: Tax Returns

The owners of The Car Wash have asked you to prepare their tax return. Their financial statements are audited by a local certified public accountant (CPA) firm, and they have provided them to you as a reference. A copy of the Income Statement and Balance Sheet have been reproduced below. In your discussion, you obtained the following pieces of additional information to prepare the tax return:

  • Name of business owner: Tim Smith, SSN:123-45-6789
  • Tim Smith’s address: 8765 Warner Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92605
  • Name of business owner: Jack Dillard, SSN: 987-65-4321
  • Jack Dillard’s address: 4321 Courtyard Place, Huntington Beach, CA 92605
  • Business Name: The Car Wash
  • Business address: 1046 Broadway Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92605
  • Business description: Self-Service Car Wash
  • Employer Identification Number: 99-8877665
  • Date the business started: January 1, 2008
  • Business will file its return using the cash basis of accounting

Income Statement

December 31, 20XX

Revenue:
Service Revenue

$254,603

Expenses:
Advertising

2,520

Depreciation

31,250

Insurance

7,260

Interest expense

36,204

Licenses and fees

7,260

Miscellaneous

4,074

Office expense

8,911

Salaries and wages

67,460

Payroll taxes

9,444

Employee benefits

1,349

Professional fees

1,210

Repairs and Maintenance

20,674

Telephone

900

Travel

1,500

Utilities

27,752

Net income before taxes

26,835

 

Balance Sheet

January 1, 20XX

December 31, 20XX

Assets
Cash

$28,638

$64,979

Buildings and other depreciable assets

555,000

555,000

Accumulated depreciation

(62,500)

(93,750)

Total assets

521,138

526,229

Liabilities and equity
Loans

183,757

167,962

Mortgage

233,229

227,280

Equity investment

160,000

160,000

Retained earnings

(55,848)

(29,013)

Total liabilities and equity

$521,138

$526,229

 

Deliverable Length: Prepare the tax return for your client, addressing the following 2 scenarios:

  • Scenario 1: The Car Wash is a corporation.
  • Scenario 2: The Car Wash is a limited liability company (LLC).

Obtain the appropriate tax return forms at the following Web site and save them to your computer:

www.irs.gov

Instructions for how to prepare the applicable forms are available at the same Web site. You may directly input text and numbers on to these forms using Reader. The forms do not self-calculate. Once complete, upload your tax return to the submitted assignments.

Complete all of the requested attachments for the applicable tax return.

Assume the following:

  • The initial investment for each owner was $80,000. Each owner has an equal interest in the business.
  • A $30,000 salary was paid to each owner. A part-time employee was paid $7,460.
  • The loans and mortgage are long-term obligations.
  • The annual tax depreciation on the car wash building is $47,453.
  • The $555,000, in its third year of service, property was depreciated for tax purposes using a 15-year recovery period, half-year convention (HY) and the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) depreciation method.
  • The organization does not have any carry forward net operating losses or tax credits.
  • The organization does not qualify for any current year tax credits.

Assume the following for a corporation:

  • The corporation made a total of $3,000 in estimated tax payments for the tax year.
  • Assume the business owners want to receive any applicable refunds.
  • Only common stock has been issued.

Assume the following for a partnership:

  • The salary paid to each owner is a guaranteed payment.
  • Partnership profit, losses, and capital are shared 50/50.
  • The loans and mortgage are both recourse debt.
  • The K-1 should reflect the partner’s capital account according to the United States’ Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP).

Financial Procedures in a Health Care Organization

Health insurance companies provide the majority of the payment for medical services that clinics and physicians deliver. After the care has been delivered, the medical record is reviewed for completeness, codes are applied, and the billing office submits the claim to the insurance company or other third party payer for payment. There are several steps to take when submitting a claim form to the insurance company for reimbursement. The result of a clean claim is proper reimbursement for the services the facility has provided.

Discuss the following:

  • What does it mean to submit a clean claim?
  • List all of the information that is important before the claim can be submitted.
  • Discuss some of the reasons why a claim may be rejected.
  • State various reasons for the importance of a clean claim submission.
  • Address the consequences of not submitting a clean claim.
  • What steps should be taken to check the claim status?
  • As the practice manager, how would you ensure that the claims process results in clean claim submission and very few claim rejections.

Evaluating Bias in Research

Read the article titled, “As drug industry’s influence over research grows, so does the potential for bias,” located at http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/as-drug-industrys-influence-over-research-grows-so-does-the-potential-for-bias/2012/11/24/bb64d596-1264-11e2-be82-c3411b7680a9_story.html.

Review the six (6) rules of critical thinking (Chapter 1) and the steps of “Doing Sociology: A Student’s Guide to Research” (Chapter 2).

Student Success Tip: As you review the steps, jot a few notes or thoughts down. Relax and prepare to write a concise and accurate essay.

Write a one to two (1-2) page essay in which you:

  1. Identify the first step in the student’s guide to research.
  2. Define the first step of research in your own words.
  3. Identify the major assumptions and bias of the drug industry that underlie drug research.
  4. Identify the personal bias that you, as a consumer, have on the drug industry’s influence over research.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • To keep this essay short and manageable, your only sources for the essay should be the article from The Washington Post and the sections noted in your text. For this reason, APA citations or references are not required for this assignment.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Define the basic concepts used in the discipline of sociology.
  • Define the various methodologies for sociological research.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology using proper writing mechanics.

Have Unions Served Their Purpose

The percentage of the workplace that is a part of a union has been decreasing for decades (especially in the private sector). Many laws have been passed that give employees rights that unions cared deeply about, e.g., FMLA, OSH Act, FSLA etc. Does that mean that unions are no longer needed? However, there is also evidence that an ever-increasing part of the pie is going to an ever smaller group of individuals. And unionized employees tend to make more and have stronger protections than non-union employees. Are unions necessary?

Technology and Training Systems

Write a 1000-1200   word  paper: Describe the results of your assessment of the technology requirements relevant to employee productivity, staffing systems, career development systems, and training systems deployed by the organization to manage and increase competency and productivity of employees. Propose suggestions for improving the technology requirements relevant to employee productivity, staffing systems, career development systems, and training systems deployed by the organization to manage and increase competency and productivity of employees. In addition to the requirements above, your paper: Must be double-spaced and 12 point font Must be formatted according to APA style Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph Must reference two scholarly resources Must include a reference page written in APA format.

Establishing Probable Cause

“Establishing Probable Cause” Please respond to the following:

Go to the Legal Information Institute Website, located at https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/, and research the latest case law concerning probable cause and law enforcement officials. In your own words, discuss the possible changes you see coming in this area as it relates to the Bill of Rights. Provide a rationale for your response. Compare and contrast the concepts of probable cause and reasonable suspicion. In your own words, determine the relationship between the two (2) concepts as they relate to search and seizure.

Direct Manipulation and Virtual Environments

Please respond to the following: Your software development company has been contracted to build a tool that will manage user accounts and rights in an Active Directory environment. One of your developers tells you that he wants the tool to make use of direct manipulation. A second developer argues that a command line structure would be a better and more secure approach. Take a stand on this argument, providing at least three positives of each approach, and then make a decision for this project and support it. Describe virtual and augmented reality. Suggest a way in which this technology could be used in the future; either to improve a current process / procedure or create a new process / procedure. Provide an example of your suggested use of the technology. Include citation and reference.

Menu Selection and Organization

Please respond to the following: Describe the considerations that you would take into account when selecting the menu style for an application and why. Support your response with examples. Imagine you have been asked to help a novice designer effectively organize his menu content in an application. Provide the novice designer with the advice you feel would be most helpful when organizing content for menus. Support your response. And cite with reference.

Case Study: Design Process

You have recently started your own software design company. You discover that your local DMV is looking to build a system that will allow receptionists to check customers in quickly. They would like for the system to allow customers to self-check-in during busy times, but have receptionists check customers in the rest of the time. Your company puts a bid in for the project and wins. Read the article located at http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/ewic_hc07_lppaper18.pdf.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you: Suggest the prototyping technique you would use for this system and support your rationale. Create a management plan containing eight to ten (8-10) stages for proper design of such a system. Explain each stage of the management plan and justify your rationale. Estimate the length of time it will take to complete each stage of the management plan. Compare and contrast the self-check-in interface with the interface a receptionist would use. Use Microsoft Visio or an open source alternative, Dia, to create a total of two (2) graphical representations of your proposed interfaces, one (1) for the self-check-in and one (1) for the receptionist. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. Include charts or diagrams created in Excel, Visio, MS Project, or one of their equivalents such as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice. The completed diagrams/charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.

Benefits of using statistical data in criminal justice.

Write a 700-word paper describing the benefits of using statistical data in criminal justice. Special attention should be given to the following: Mean Median Mode Sample Population When are inferential and descriptive statistics appropriate in criminal justice statistics? Include at least two peer reviewed references. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Financial Planning for Medical Group Practices

Analyze the fundamental financial and budgeting responsibilities of a group practice manager. Suggest the most important competency that a practice manager must demonstrate in order to effectively manage the practice’s financial accounts. Support your rationale. Compare and contrast the main different types of budgets that practice managers use. As a practice manager, determine two (2) types of budgets that you think would be most effective for managing the practice’s income and expenses. Justify your response

EHR Data Presentation

Imagine you are a certified health records specialist at a medical practice and have been asked to create a presentation that can help train new employees.

Create a flowchart that shows the process for capturing and recording electronic health record data. Create a 5- to 6-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that details the process of capturing and recording EHR data. Include your flowchart in the presentation. Include detailed speaker notes.

Compare two juvenile diversion, intervention, or prevention programs operating in your city or state.

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you compare two juvenile diversion, intervention, or prevention programs operating in your city or state. Include the following: How do the programs work to reduce juvenile crime? What are the programs’ major goals, objectives, and core beliefs? How do community-based programs address issues related to juvenile gang violence? What is the role of law enforcement in the programs? Who are the key participants in these programs? What services do they provide to juveniles? Which of the two programs is more effective at reducing juvenile crime? Why? Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Creating a Flowchart

Assignment: Creating a Flowchart Workflow analysis aims to determine workflow patterns that maximize the effective use of resources and minimize activities that do not add value. There are a variety of tools that can be used to analyze the workflow of processes and clarify potential avenues for eliminating waste. Flowcharts are a basic and commonly used workflow analysis method that can help highlight areas in need of streamlining.

In this Assignment, you select a common event that occurs regularly in your organization and create a flowchart representing the workflow. You analyze the process you have diagrammed and propose changes for improvement.

To prepare:

1. Identify a common, simple event that frequently occurs in your organization that you would like to evaluate. 2. Consider how you would design a flowchart to represent the current workflow. 3. Consider what metrics you would use to determine the effectiveness of the current workflow and identify areas of waste.

To complete:

Write a 3- to 5-page paper which includes the following: A. Create a simple flowchart of the activity you selected. (Review the Sample Workflow of Answering a Telephone in an Office document found in this week’s Learning Resources for an example.) B. Next, in your paper: 1. Explain the process you have diagrammed. 2. For each step or decision point in the process, identify the following: a. Who does this step? (It can be several people.) b. What technology is used? c. What policies and rules are involved in determining how, when, why, or where the step is executed? d. What information is needed for the execution of this step?

C. Describe the metric that is currently used to measure the soundness of the workflow. Is it effective? D. Describe any areas where improvements could occur and propose changes that could bring about these improvements in the workflow. E. Summarize why it is important to be aware of the flow of an activity.

Remember to include a cover page, introduction, and summary for your paper.

Logical Fallacies and Criminal Justice

For this assignment, you will apply ethical reasoning and recognize fallacies in ethical reasoning. In your three-page paper,

Describe at least five logical fallacies;

Summarize the impact of each logical fallacy on the criminal justice system; and

Provide specific examples of how each logical fallacy could impact the professionalism, preparedness, and daily functions of significant aspects of the criminal justice process.

Values and Strategy Discussion

Choose an organization according to the following: Current employer Most recent or former employer Place of business that you have patronized or have been familiar with over a long period of time. Avoid choosing an organization that is so large that historical data would be difficult to apply. Firms in the Russell 2000® index may fit well, whereas firms in the Dow 30 Industrial index probably do not. The organization can be a start-up that you or a significant other may create in the future. For a start-up, focus on an entrepreneurial idea that is of substantive interest, so this project leaves you with a product you may leverage in the future.

Write a 1000 -word paper in which you address the following: Identify the major components of the strategic management process. Discuss how these components work together to create value for the organization. Evaluate the company’s mission statement, vision statement, motivation strategy, innovation strategy, and people strategy. If the organization does not have one or more of these, how does that affect the organization and its people? Explain the role of ethics and corporate social responsibility in strategic planning. How does this direct their strategy? How does the organization’s vison and mission align with your own values and vision? If you are currently working for the organization, how does your role influence this and vice versa?

Leadership Competencies Discussion

Write a 525-word paper addressing the following questions on leadership competencies. Justify your answers with appropriate rationale. What leadership competencies are important to the health care industry? Identify a leadership theory that addresses these competencies? Is there one leadership theory that is more effective in health care than all of the others? Or is there more than one that is a good fit for health care? Which competencies differentiate leaders from managers? Referring back to your SWOT analysis, which competencies do you currently meet and which competencies do you need to build on? After assessing the competencies of both a manager and a leader, which of the two (leader or manager) are your strengths more aligned to? Has the culture of your organization had any influence on this?

Leadership Development Plan

The purpose of a leadership development plan is for leaders to develop competencies that can bridge levels and functionalities in the organization. This allows leaders to promote team engagement, and provide purpose and direction for achieving their goals. Leadership development programs are essential to managing a team when it comes to planning and making the right decisions regarding functionality across the organization. By developing a plan, leaders are able to determine the skills of each staff member. As a result, leadership can utilize the skills of the staff strategically when putting the plan into action. Develop a SWOT analysis on your organization. If you currently do not work for a health care organization, use a health care facility where you previously were employed. Identify an area of weakness on which you will focus your Leadership Development Plan. Create a 525-word Leadership Development Plan addressing the questions below. What are the organization’s perceived weaknesses? How can you use the strengths identified in your Personal SWOT Analysis to help the organization improve their weaknesses?

Disorder Brochure

Create a public service brochure proposing the use of your selected approach for treatment of your selected disorder.(PTSD) My portion of the team assignment:Create one page of a brochure describing the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) Please use between 200-300 words along with an image. Make sure to provide detail about the symptoms of the disorder Cite throughout the flyer and add the references somewhere on the flyer.

Statistics in Policy Support

Instructions Assignment Files Grading Write a 700- word paper that either supports or refutes statistical data as a means of supporting criminal justice policy. Remember to back up your argument with factual, peer-reviewed references. Include at least two peer reviewed references. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Business Proposal

Develop a Business Proposal based on your topic selection from the Week Three assignment. Your paper must be six- to seven -pages in length (not including the title page, executive summary, and reference pages), formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, and should demonstrate an understanding of the reading assignments, class discussions, your own research, as well as the implications of new knowledge.

Focus of the Business Proposal

You will develop a business proposal persuading the senior management of your organization to initiate a change in processes, procedures, products, people, or structure based on events that are currently happening in your business environment (you may use a past experience). The paper must use at least three scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook, and at least one from the Ashford University Library.

You will include an executive summary of your proposal for your CEO. Think of this as the coversheet of the proposal.

In addition to the written portion of this assignment, you must submit a PowerPoint presentation on your proposal. The presentation must include at least five slides and no more than 10 slides. The content must provide key information from the proposal. Your target audience will be your CEOs, managers, and co-workers. The presentation must look professional.

Review the Bystander Effect.

In 750-1,000 words, define and discuss the ways in which diffusion of responsibility, pluralistic ignorance, and victim effects can influence helping behavior. Include ways social and cultural pressure, and beliefs about “self” affect helping behavior.

Use two to three scholarly sources to support your thinking, your textbook can be used as one of the resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

The Art and Science of Leadership

Create a 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, on the interaction and influence among leadership tactics according to the following criteria:

  • Explain power and compare how it relates to leadership
  • Analyze the five sources of power
  • Summarize the relationship between influence and power
  • Determine how relationships between leaders and staff affect influence and power
  • Cite a minimum of two references other than the text.

Format consistent with APA guidelines.

Capital Purchase Justification

Write a justification for capital purchase (1,000-1,200 words) to your vice president as to why the purchase would be a good investment for the hospital. Include a one-page executive summary for your proposal. The paper should include the operating costs you took into consideration, what facility considerations are involved regarding this new piece of equipment, and future benefits to the organization of this piece of equipment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Case: Crowdfunding—The New Mother of Angel Investors

Discussion

What are the pros and cons of crowdfunding? Look at it first from the perspective of the entrepreneur who needs the money Look at it also from the side of the potential investor. What are the risks that each might face? Is crowdfunding a good option for them, or is it mainly a way for the owners of the crowdfunding sites to make money for themselves?

Problem Solving

(a) As a potential investor, you want to take advantage of crowdfunding to put some excess cash to work. Investigate at least three possible crowdfunding sites that might use, with one being Kickstarter. Which would you choose and why?

(b) As an entrepreneur who needs money for a new start-up, you want to take advantage of crowdfunding. Investigate at least three possible crowdfunding sites that you might use, with one being Kickstarter. Which would you choose, and why?

Further Research

Perform additional research to learn more about the status and implications of Kickstarter, Angel-List, Indiegogo, and other crowdfunding sites.Does one seem to have advantage over the other? Is the “no equity” model of Kickstarter proving more popular than the “with equity” alternatives legitimated by the JOBS ACT?

Quick industry analysis. Who’s doing what, why, and with what results? What does the future hold for crowdfunding as a financing alternative for small start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures? After considering the JOBS Act and the crowdfunding industry as a whole, what advice would you offer to small investors attracted to crowdfunding as a way of becoming venture capitalists?

Recruitment and Staffing Proposal

The situation:Suppose that you are the new HR Director at HSS (the case study presented in our Course Resources under modules) and you have already made a presentation to the CEO and the Board of Directors on the need for HR planning and and enhanced strategic role that HR must play in the organization. After that presentation, and having read the research on managing human resources strategically that you have presented (assignment 2 literature review), the CEO confides that she has been thinking about how the senior staff in the organization are recruited and selected. As a result, she has asked you to propose new recruitment and selection methods for the senior level employees.

Deliverable:

The CEO’s directive to you is to prepare a short (approximately five-page double spaced) proposal that includes at the least:

1. A cover memo to the CEO providing an overview of the task assigned and a summary of your proposal

2. A description of at least three recruitment approaches that could be considered

3. A description of at least three selection approaches that could be considered

4. A cost/benefit analysis and comparison of the approaches of both the recruitment and selection approached

5. Metrics the organization could use to evaluate the effectiveness of the on-going recruitment and selection of senior level employees. Propose at least three metrics for the evaluation (include the time frame for your evaluation period such as six months after entry into the position).

6. Your recommended approach and your arguments/justification to defend your choices.

7. A conclusion section that includes a summary of the approaches recommended, the benefits and any other aspects to the proposal you want to highlight.

Notes: Use topic headings to organization your presentation, include in-text citations for statements of fact, and provide a reference page if in text citations are used in the proposal, use professional level language and writing.

Strategic Planning and Strategic Management

Assignment Steps

Write a 700-word analysis in which you complete the following:

  • Describe and define the primary components of the Strategic Management Process.
  • Describe and define internal and external analysis.
  • Describe and define the responsibilities and duties of the Strategic Manager.
  • Explain why companies need strategic management planning.

Discuss strategic analysis decisions in the next five years

What we need to watch out for in the information technology (IT) field, and how these decisions will impact the overall company.

? Examine potential changes in IT related to innovation and organizational processes.

? List and describe internal (online) information security risks and mitigation tactics and how they will affect decision-making strategies.

? List and describe external (building) information security risks and mitigation tactics and how they will affect decision-making strategies.

Your scholarly activity submission must be at least three pages in length. You are required to use at least one outside source to support your explanation. All sources used must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations and be cited per APA guidelines.