HRM 340 DeVry Entire Course(DQ-Course Project)



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HRM 340 DeVry Entire Course(DQ-Course Project)


HRM 340 DeVry Entire Course(DQ-Course Project)



HRM 340 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 1

Strategic Partnership (graded)

This course focuses on the strategic value that technology has brought to HR and the business. As a result, HR is a strategic partner in companies. How, specifically, has technology created this strategic partnership? Share an example. What values have resulted from this strategic partnership?

HRM 340 DeVry Week 1 Discussion 2

Meeting Organizational Goals (graded)

You have been asked by one of your internal customers to develop a plan that aligns with his organization’s annual goals. What information will you need to begin developing your plan? What process might you follow to develop this plan, which must be presented to the leadership team (cite the theoretical process chosen/reviewed)? Thoroughly explain each step of your plan.

HRM 340 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 1

Automating HR (graded)

Share one HR function that you would automate and explain why. What value would that automation bring to the HR department as well as to the business from a strategic standpoint? Be thorough in your validation to automate.

HRM 340 DeVry Week 2 Discussion 2

Web-Based HR Tools (graded)

Based on your text and supplemental readings, what are some of the potential problems associated with employee self-service? After sharing some problems facing self-service, how would you address those problems? What is your professional opinion related to management self-service, where managers have access to more employee information through HRIS systems?

HRM 340 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 1

Technology and HR Planning (graded)

HR has faced and continues to face an array of changes within the HR functions. As a result, this requires careful planning to institute changes that involve technology and automation. How might you put together a plan for an HR office that currently only has an employee database and no other automated HR functions? The HR director states that the business is simply too small (1,000 employees). Build your business case.

HRM 340 DeVry Week 3 Discussion 2

Technology and Training and Development (graded)

Many organizations are turning to technology to improve employee development programs. What are some ways in which training has been influenced by technology? By HR technology? What are the benefits and risks as it relates to employee development?

HRM 340 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 1

Performance Management and HRIS (graded)

Many of you have received performance appraisals during your professional career. Sometimes, those appraisals are late, inaccurate, or simply not provided. What value does implementing a performance management program bring to the business? How can technology impact that value?

HRM 340 DeVry Week 4 Discussion 2

Compensation, Benefits, Payroll, and HRIS (graded)

What do compensation, benefits, and payroll all have in common as related to employees? Share an example of how HR technology can impact the value and efficiency of each of these HR functions: compensation, benefits, and payroll.

HRM 340 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 1

Recruitment and HRIS (graded)

Think about how companies used to advertise for jobs. Think about how people used to apply for jobs. Recruiting for employees was often a laborious task. How has HR technology impacted how we recruit employees? How has technology changed how candidates apply for jobs? What are the pros and cons with recruitment technology?

HRM 340 DeVry Week 5 Discussion 2

Selection and HRIS (graded)

Once we’ve recruited candidates, we then have to find a way to determine whether they are right for the job. Share one HR technology method used for candidate selection (be sure to read your classmate’s postings first—please do not repeat methods). Explain how the HR technology process works for that method. How has technology impacted how we track job applicants?

HRM 340 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 1

Choosing the Right HRIS (graded)

After reviewing the RFP Tutorial from the lecture this week, share your thoughts about the steps outlined for creating an RFP. What value does an RFP bring to finding and buying the right HRIS system? What are some of the risks in using an RFP process?

HRM 340 DeVry Week 6 Discussion 2

Securing Employee Information (graded)

There are many ways in which someone can gain access to employee data. Share some of those ways and how you would address them after the fact. How would you prevent them from occurring again? How might you involve your information systems (IS) team in securing employee data?

HRM 340 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 1

Change Management (graded)

Change is a given. Explain how you would manage an HR technological change. What process might you use (cite theory as appropriate) to implement technological changes in a traditionally people-focused business? Thoroughly explain your process and decision.

HRM 340 DeVry Week 7 Discussion 2

Technology and Employees (graded)

Technology has changed the role and some functions of HR. Have these changes resulted in HR losing sight of its role towards employee relations and support? While companies are seeing the value in moving to a technological-based business, how might HR technology impact the “human” side of “human resource?”

HRM 340 DeVry Course Project

HR Technology Case Scenario: Three-Stage Project

Apply the theories reviewed in class related to analyzing an HR function and determining the type of HRIS application necessary to automate and create a strategic alliance for this HR department. Students will have an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to a professional business application.

Guidelines for All Papers”>Back to Top

  • This project is completed in three stages.
  • The first two assignments (Stages I and II of the project) are worth 100 points each.
  • The final project (Stage III) is worth 280 points.
  • Stage I is due Week 2.
  • Stage II is due Week 5.
  • Stage III, the Final Project, is due Week 7.
  • Theory: There should be theory provided throughout all stages of this business plan to substantiate decisions made. All theory must be cited following APA format guidelines (APA Manual, fifth or sixth edition). Anything copied word for word must be inside quotes and properly cited in text and on the reference list according to APA format guidelines. Any information that is not your own thought (theory) must also be cited. There should be no more than 5% of quoted material (information copied word for word) in any of these three assignments.
  • Introduction: The purpose is to (a) introduce the subject and its importance, and (b) preview the main ideas and the order in which they will be covered.
  • Conclusion: summarizes the main ideas and major support points from the body of your paper. This is not simply rephrasing the introduction or reviewing what was shared in the paper, but also providing a closing paragraph for the reader.
  • All papers must follow the following formatting guidelines.
    • Double spaced
    • One-inch margins (on all sides)
    • Times New Roman or Arial font, size 12
    • Spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure should be correct.
    • The title page includes (1) title of the document, (2) your name, and (3) DeVry University, all centered and double spaced.
    • Headers are helpful throughout the paper to ensure that all assignment criteria are included, and they help with topical flow and keep the paper organized.

Case Scenario: Fictitious Business Description”>Back to Top

Castle’s Family Restaurant has eight restaurants in the northern California area with approximately 300–340 employees. Most of the employees are part time, with approximately 40% of them full time. The operations manager, Jay Morgan, also acts as the HR manager and travels to each location each week to take care of scheduling, recruiting, hiring, and answering questions for the employees as needed. He also takes care of payroll using an Excel spreadsheet and has a computer application to print payroll checks. Mr. Morgan approaches you, an HR consultant, for a proposal. Due to the increase in gasoline costs, he would like to greatly reduce his travel time for visiting each location each week and wonders if there is anything you can suggest to him to help him complete his HR tasks in a cost-effective manner. He hopes there is some way he can do part of his HR tasks from his office instead of traveling to each location.

Stage I (due Week 2)

Using the case scenario above, provide an assessment of the current business. Describe the company in terms of size, type of business, and so on. Explain why you think an HRIS is needed. As the owner of your own HR consulting firm, write a 2–4-page paper that includes the following paper headings, which are denoted in all caps.

  • INTRODUCTION: provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points. BUSINESS ASSESSMENT: the name, type, and size of business you’re assisting. Make assumptions in your business description using theory as needed and include the information in your paper for this case scenario. These assumptions would include background about a restaurant work environment and industry.
  • IDENTIFIED PROBLEMS: Review all HR problems identified. I recommend making a list of HR functions that you believe could be more efficient based on the information provided in the scenario. From that list, choose one HR function for analysis, which will be the main focus for your business plan. You want to explain why you chose that HR function as your first item, and substantiate with theory.
  • HRIS NEEDS ASSESSMENT: Explain how automation might create a more efficient process from the HR function chosen. How might an HRIS application assist the business?
  • CONCLUSION: The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Stage II (due Week 5)

Provide a detailed description of the HRIS application(s) chosen for the business. What type of HRIS might create a more efficient process for the HR function chosen? This is not a copy/paste of information from a vendor website, but an analysisand business plan to share with your customer. As the owner of your own HR consulting firm, write a 2–4-page paper that includes the following paper headings, which are denoted in all caps.

  • INTRODUCTION: provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.
  • HRIS TYPE: Now that you’ve conducted some research in the previous assignment, you should have a good foundation to take the next step in your business plan. You should have a good review of the scenario and have conducted some research on HRIS systems, and now your next step is to choose a type of HRIS. Share the type of system you plan to implement to help your customer. This must be substantiated in this paper to your customer from a theoretical perspective.
  • HRIS VENDOR CHOICE: Now that you have an HRIS type chosen, you need to conduct research to find an HRIS vendor. You want to do a compare and contrast in this section of at least two vendors. Then, choose a vendor. Explain why you chose this vendor over another/others. Include the Web address and proper citations for the vendor applications compared. You must have theory to support your decision.
  • CONCLUSION: The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Stage III (Final Project, due Week 7)

At this point of the project, you have identified the problem and a technology solution for the business. Now, you want the business to accept the idea.

Using your text, the previous stages completed with feedback provided, and the business plan template (see Doc Sharing), write a business plan to give your customer that details the risks, assumptions, impact, and so on of the proposed implementation of the HRIS.

This stage of the project should be a professional document that you would present to a customer leadership team to accept your business plan.

See the Business Plan Template in Doc Sharing for details of each section required.

Do not copy and paste Stage I and Stage II information into this Final Course Project. Stages I and II are considered raw data. You are now finalizing and summarizing. You are applying critical thinking skills to the data you’ve collected.

Submit your business plan to the Week 7: Course Project Stage III Dropbox by the deadline.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

Grading Rubrics”>Back to Top

Stage I Assignment

Total Points 100

Stage II Assignment

Total Points 100

Final Course Project

Total Points 280