Evaluate an organization’s approaches to and procedures for training employees to meet organizational goals.

You are the HR manager for a small retail company that sells a high volume of products over the Internet.  Your company is growing rapidly due to increased Internet sales. Your company prides itself on providing high-quality products and services. The Customer Service department is integral to the success of the company. Over the past few months, the Customer Service department has been unable to fill its openings for Customer Service Representative Positions. You suspect there could be a number of reasons for this, but you know you first need to look at the job, the work flow, the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience the company is seeking to ensure the job reflects the current workload and expectations.

 

Write a six to eight (6-8) APA 6th ed. page paper in which you (Question then answer):

  1. Examine at least three (3) approaches that you can take as the HR manager to conduct a job analysis of the Customer Service Representative position. Suggest the major pros and cons of each selected approach. Recommend the approach that would be most effective in conducting the job analysis for this organization. Justify your recommendation.
  2. Select two (2) out of the four (4) approaches to job design that are the most important for you to consider. Suggest two (2) challenges that you may encounter when designing a job using each of the selected approaches. Support your response with specific examples to illustrate the potential advantages and disadvantages of using each approach.
  3. Using the four (4) approaches to job design, create two (2) strategies that the organization can implement to attract and select qualified applicants for the Customer Service Representative position. Justify the main reasons that the selected strategies would be effective.
  4. Propose three (3) ways that you can use the information obtained from a job analysis to measure the performance of Customer Service Representatives. Provide a rationale for your response.
  5. Use at least six (6) quality scholarly/peer-reviewed academic resources in this assignment.  Utilize sources to lend depth and validity to what is being shared.  (Just going to the Internet and selecting urls does not mean they are such and lend validity to your work).  Note:  Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic 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.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze issues involved in job design, resource planning, and recruitment.
  • Evaluate an organization’s approaches to and procedures for training employees to meet organizational goals.
  • Examine performance management issues and processes.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in human resource management foundations.
  • Write clearly and concisely about human resource management foundations using proper writing mechanics.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

 

Points: 300 Assignment 2: Job Analysis and Design
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Examine at least three (3) approaches that you can take as the HR manager to conduct a job analysis of the Customer Service Representative position. Suggest the major pros and cons of each selected approach. Recommend the approach that would be most effective in conducting the job analysis for this organization. Justify your recommendation.

Weight: 25%

Did not submit or incompletely examined at least three (3) approaches that you can take as the HR manager to conduct a job analysis of the Customer Service Representative position. Did not submit or incompletely suggested the major pros and cons of each selected approach. Did not submit or incompletely recommended the approach that would be most effective in conducting the job analysis for this organization. Did not submit or incompletely justified your recommendation. Partially examined at least three (3) approaches that you can take as the HR manager to conduct a job analysis of the Customer Service Representative position. Partially suggested the major pros and cons of each selected approach. Partially recommended the approach that would be most effective in conducting the job analysis for this organization. Partially justified your recommendation. Satisfactorily examined at least three (3) approaches that you can take as the HR manager to conduct a job analysis of the Customer Service Representative position. Satisfactorily suggested the major pros and cons of each selected approach. Satisfactorily recommended the approach that would be most effective in conducting the job analysis for this organization. Satisfactorily justified your recommendation. Thoroughly examined at least three (3) approaches that you can take as the HR manager to conduct a job analysis of the Customer Service Representative position. Thoroughly suggested the major pros and cons of each selected approach. Thoroughly recommended the approach that would be most effective in conducting the job analysis for this organization. Thoroughly justified your recommendation.
2. Select two (2) out of the four (4) approaches to job design that are the most important for you to consider.  Suggest two (2) challenges that you may encounter when designing a job using each of the selected approaches. Support your response with specific examples to illustrate the potential advantages and disadvantages of using each approach.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely selected two (2) out of the four (4) approaches to job design that are the most important for you to consider. Did not submit or incompletely suggested two (2) challenges that you may encounter when designing a job using each of the selected approaches. Did not submit or incompletely supported your response with specific examples to illustrate the potential advantages and disadvantages of using each approach. Partially selected two (2) out of the four (4) approaches to job design that are the most important for you to consider. Partially suggested two (2) challenges that you may encounter when designing a job using each of the selected approaches. Partially supported your response with specific examples to illustrate the potential advantages and disadvantages of using each approach. Satisfactorily selected two (2) out of the four (4) approaches to job design that are the most important for you to consider. Partially suggested two (2) challenges that you may encounter when designing a job using each of the selected approaches. Partially supported your response with specific examples to illustrate the potential advantages and disadvantages of using each approach. Thoroughly selected two (2) out of the four (4) approaches to job design that are the most important for you to consider. Thoroughly suggested two (2) challenges that you may encounter when designing a job using each of the selected approaches. Thoroughly supported your response with specific examples to illustrate the potential advantages and disadvantages of using each approach.
3. Using the four (4) approaches to job design, create two (2) strategies that the organization can implement to attract and select qualified applicants for the Customer Service Representative position. Justify the main reasons that the selected strategies would be effective.

Weight:20%

Did not submit or incompletely created two (2) strategies that the organization can implement to attract and select qualified applicants for the Customer Service Representative position using the four (4) approaches to job design. Did not submit or incompletely justified the main reasons that the selected strategies would be effective. Partially created two (2) strategies that the organization can implement to attract and select qualified applicants for the Customer Service Representative position using the four (4) approaches to job design. Partially justified the main reasons that the selected strategies would be effective. Satisfactorily created two (2) strategies that the organization can implement to attract and select qualified applicants for the Customer Service Representative position using the four (4) approaches to job design. Satisfactorily justified the main reasons that the selected strategies would be effective. Thoroughly created two (2) strategies that the organization can implement to attract and select qualified applicants for the Customer Service Representative position using the four (4) approaches to job design. Thoroughly justified the main reasons that the selected strategies would be effective.
4. Propose three (3) ways that you can use the information obtained from a job analysis to measure the performance of Customer Service Representatives. Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely proposed three (3) ways that you can use the information obtained from a job analysis to measure the performance of Customer Service Representatives. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response. Partially proposed three (3) ways that you can use the information obtained from a job analysis to measure the performance of Customer Service Representatives. Partially provided a rationale for your response. Satisfactorily proposed three (3) ways that you can use the information obtained from a job analysis to measure the performance of Customer Service Representatives. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response. Thoroughly proposed three (3) ways that you can use the information obtained from a job analysis to measure the performance of Customer Service Representatives. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
5. 4 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
6. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present

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