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Employee engagement is an important concept for organizational success since it describes how committed employees are to their work. Identify and define the four drivers of engagement and discuss how engagement is related to business ethics.

Performance management is one of the most important parts of a supervisor’s job, but arguably, it gets less attention than most other duties. Supervisors often do not draw clear distinctions between employees. To solve this problem, some organizations use a forced distribution model, where some employees have to fall into each quartile in an overall

The cost of employee benefits has risen sharply in recent years. Companies have looked at ways to reduce costs, particularly in employee health care. • What options do companies have for lowering their costs in providing employee health care coverage? • From your perspective, what cost-saving options should be the priority?

The international expansion of the customer service department (CSD) is scheduled to begin in the next quarter. The senior management team has asked you to provide them with a plan for training current and future employees on cross-cultural diversity. The team would like to understand the major topics of the training and the method of

Compare and contrast the structured interview, situational interview, and behavioral interview. Determine which type of interview would be more beneficial when interviewing applicants. Support your selection. In the selection of the candidate, determine if the manager should make the final choice or if others should be included in the final decision. Support your position.

Explain what a company must do in order to successfully implement a value based management incentive program. Give an example of this newly developed program.

Evaluate the types of employee testing that companies may require that are discussed (Personality Testing – measures patterns of though, emotion and behavior. Cognitive Ability Testing – assesses learning, understanding and the ability to solve problems. Situational Judgement Testing – puts applicants in hypothetical situations and asks them to choose the most appropriate answers. Physical

Determine three ways that employee layoffs can affect other employees in the organization. Examine two additional ways that employee layoffs can affect the organization as a whole. Imagine that you are a manager of the HR department of a company and you are required to lay off one of your employees. Propose two ways that

Staffing Organizations Changing a Promotion System. Bioglass, Inc. specializes in sales of a wide array of glass products. One area of the company, the commercial sales division (CSD), specializes in selling high-tech mirrors and microscopes and photographic lenses. Sales associates in CSD are responsible for selling the glass products to corporate clients. In CSD there

Determine why organizations can have higher productivity when top managers encourage supervisors to set goals, assess performance, and provide feedback to employees. Support your answer with examples. Then, describe the experience you have had with performance appraisals and how your performance has been influenced by them. Rate the importance of measuring performance and providing an

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