Make an initial post and answer the following case questions. Your initial post must be substantive, on topic, and demonstrate an understanding of the material. must include at least one citation an

Make an initial post and answer the following case questions.  Your initial post  must be substantive, on topic, and demonstrate an understanding of the material. must include at least one citation and reference using APA 6th edition format. Do not quote your entire response, as quoted material should only make up a small portion of your response.

The grading criteria for this project is:

Initial post that is thorough, answers the questions and demonstrates an understanding of the material. Do not use a quote for the entire post: 50 points

 include at least one citation and reference, using proper APA, 6 ed. format: 25 points

Case: Leadership in Practice, Chapter 4

Read the case that begins on page 88 in your text.  You will answer questions that require you to demonstrate an understanding of a culture of professionalism:

1. Why are physician and employee satisfaction signs of a professional organizational culture?

2. What lessons from the case study are applicable to long-term care facilities, physician practices, and other healthcare organizations?

3. How does self-awareness of personal perspectives and behavior influence leadership?

 New Leadership for Today’s Health Care Professionals: Concepts and Cases

                                Publisher: Jones and Bartlett

Author’s Name: Rubino L., Esparza, S., & Chassiakos, R. Y.

ISBN: 978-1-284-02357-2


Assignment 2: Human Resources Policies and Procedures

Due Week 8 and worth 320 points

Continuing with the scenario from Assignment 1, imagine that you have been hired as the Manager of Human Resources for the acute care hospital. Your first task is to create a set of policies and procedures to ensure that the organization’s HRM processes are aligned with the organization’s goals and objectives. You are also responsible for completing a hiring plan, training plan, compensation and benefits plan, and a performance appraisal.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

  1. Examine a significant way that the Joint Commission has influenced the basic functions of HRM and predict the likely impact of the policies and procedures at the your acute hospital. Provide support for your rationale.
  2. Analyze the importance of collaboration between HR and department managers when filling open positions, indicating the most likely impact on the hiring process.
  3. Create a detailed outline of a training program for managers. The outline should include, at a minimum, interviewing techniques that both help managers identify the best candidate for the job and meet the requirements of appropriate employment laws and regulations.
  4. Determine the most significant factor that should be considered in order to develop a compensation and benefit plan that is fair, competitive, and aligned with the organization’s strategic objectives, indicating the direct impact of each factor on the elements.
  5. Recommend a performance appraisal method that you believe would be the most effective for the organization and support the reasons for your decision. Provide support for your recommendation.
  6. Create a strategy to effectively manage both performance- and behavioral-based employee problems, which will lead to the desired behavior result.
  7. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify 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:

  • Develop the key components of an employment agreement.
  • Examine the influence of the Joint Commission on the development of job descriptions and performance management programs.
  • Develop an effective interview and selection process that meets the requirements of employment laws and regulations.
  • Propose ways that job performance and training can be integrated.
  • Analyze the challenges that confront health care employers in providing competitive compensation and benefit programs.
  • Analyze the objectives and methods of an effective performance appraisal process.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in health services human resource management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about health services human resource management 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.

Please see below

5-8 paragraphs and 1 chart

After receiving a positive response from StopNShopToday, Inc. management about the recommendations for the incentives and performance appraisal projects, the HR generalist has been assigned a project that will prove to be very challenging: assessing the competitiveness of the company benefits package.

The owners of StopNShopToday, Inc. are very concerned about the escalation of health insurance costs. When they started the business in 1991, benefit costs were much less and employees were happier with what the company provided. Now, however, the owners regularly hear employee complaints about the growing health insurance premiums they pay.

In addition, the owners are tired of employees always requesting that they be allowed to take a greater number of paid personal absence days. Scheduling employee vacations and holidays is difficult because the company’s store locations are open all day and every day, except for Christmas and New Year’s day. As a result, the owners want to compare StopNShopToday, Inc.’s benefits package with other similar companies. They intend to use these facts to make better decisions and communicate their problems more accurately to employees.

As the HR generalist, you quickly realize that the corporation had never quantified the total costs of benefits. After 1 month of exhaustive review of benefits bills and payroll records, you have summarized the corporate compensation and benefits costs as seen in the following:

Percent of Total Compensation:

  • Total wages and salaries: 50%
  • Total benefits costs: 25%
  • Paid leave: 5%
  • Supplemental leave: 2%
  • Insurance: 6%
  • Retirement and savings: 2%
  • Legally required benefits: 10%
  • Other benefits: 0%

With this information, you will now attempt an external benefits comparison. To get benefits data from other companies, review the following data from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some of the most pertinent survey results are in Appendix A.

Click here to view the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics 2005 data.

Click here to view the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics 1986–2001 data.

Prepare a comparison of the compensation and benefits costs that you will deliver to the company’s owners. Create at least 1 chart to visually depict the most relevant data. Address the issues of greatest concern to the owners. Provide several paragraphs to summarize your findings. Use Appendix A or additional data provided in the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics documents.

Reflective Assignment – Encourage the Heart (Leadership)

Minimum of 350 words. All questions must be addressed. 

This reflective assignment is designed to affirm skill development in leadership, and has several parts.

Part One: Describe with some detail an experience where you “encouraged the heart” of a colleague or follower in a manner described by this week’s reading. How did you encourage their heart, and what specific behavior(s) and/or actions contributed to your ability to do so? How do you know that your leadership resulted in the encouragement of the heart of someone else?

Part Two: Describe an experience when you were encouraged by the purposeful actions of another leader. How did they encourage your heart, and what specific behavior(s) and/or actions contributed to their ability to do so? Why were they effective in the encouragement of your heart?

Finally, create a summary message to describe the significance of “Encourage the Heart” as it relates to your view of leadership.

Instructions Select a current, professional journal article that is at least three pages in length. You must write a critical assessment of this article for this assignment. Keep in mind, the research


Select a current, professional journal article that is at least three pages in length. You must write a critical assessment of this article for this assignment. Keep in mind, the research databases found in the CSU Online Library are a great source for quick exploration of thousands of articles.

In preparation, follow the guidelines established below:

Find an article (that is less than five years old) that pertains to the important issues leaders or consultants will face when working with various types of teams, and discuss what methods are best to use for developing better teams for the future. Be sure to annotate the author’s main points and thesis statement in your own words.

The critique should be approximately three pages in length (not counting the title and reference pages). The assignment is due at the completion of Unit VIII. Plan early to avoid missing the deadline.

Part I: IntroductionStart the critique with the following information: the author’s name, the article title, and the author’s thesis statement.

Part II: SummarySummarize the author’s purpose and main points, providing examples for clarity of understanding the author’s intended implications. Share key topics that support the author’s focus for this article. Provide ample details to enlighten the reader as to what the article is implying for audiences who are seeking research data about team building and/or the different types of teams (e.g., virtual, temporary, traditional, or innovative).

Part III: Review and EvaluateTo critically review the article, ask the following questions:

  • What are the credentials/areas of expertise of the author?
  • Did the author use appropriate methods to gather the evidence?
  • Did the author use accurate evidence?
  • Does the author’s use and interpretation of this evidence lead the reader to the same conclusion? Did the author build a logical argument?
  • Is there other evidence that would support a counterargument?
  • Was the author successful in making his/her point?

Part IV: ConclusionState whether you agree with the author or not. Back up your decisions by stating your reasons. Give a general opinion of the work. Explain what you learned from reading the article and if you would recommend it to a friend/coworker.

Part V: ApplicationPredict some of the major challenges that teams will face in the future, and explain why the need for teamwork will remain high as it relates to the article. Identify a team-building activity that may be useful for managing teams in the future, and explain why.

Format your paper using APA style. Refer to the resources provided in the Student Portal. Use your own words and expressions to write the critique. Include citations and references as needed to avoid plagiarism. The paper should consist of three pages of body paragraphs, one title page, and one reference page (as the final page).

Generations in today’s workforce


Assignment: Explain out of the five generations in today’s workforce (Traditionalists, Baby boomers, Gen X, Gen Y & Gen Z), determine which generation you most identify with and state your reasons.

What has been your experience (e.g., advantages, challenges, and differences in point of view or approaching a task) in working with members of the other generations? This experience can be professional, personal, or academic.

What steps could an organizational leader take to integrate a multi-generational, diverse workforce into the corporate culture?

Paper Requirement: Your paper must be submitted as a 1 – 3 page Word document (not including cover or reference page) with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one inch margins, and sources cited in APA format to support your response.


Overcoming Public Disinterestedness

Week 5 Discussion 2

Due on or before Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. CST

Understanding the responsibility and concerns of healthcare is important in creating policies that leadership can use to streamline success. If strategic leadership is not realized over time,  healthcare organizations’ political influences may face challenges and create public disinterestedness in health policies.  These issues create restrictions  on the healthcare organization’s ability to meet its financial budget, gain community’s trust and involvement, and secure  political influence(s). This negatively impacts the overall performance of the healthcare organization. The ideas of process innovation, risk taking, health building analysis, and governance greatly impacts “sense-making” for those being led. These ideas bring understanding to the role of governance in the organization. Review the case study “Australian Surgery Indicator Makes the Front Page” in Chapter 15 of your textbook and discuss the following questions in a minimum of 250 words:

  • After your review, do the conclusions you draw from the case justify the headline? Why or why not?   
  • Discuss the indications found in Table 15-1 and their effect on the health care organizations efficiency in elective surgery.
  • Evaluate the avoidable rate of canceled surgeries and develop an implementation plan to overcome the concerns.

HRM599 Week 7 DQ

Disussion Format

two (2) paragraphs – single spaced

Times new Roman

12 font

Site any sources


  • Select two (2) different organizations within the same industry. Research employee compensation for comparable positions within these organizations.

  • Determine whether the compensation is similar between the organizations or there is a significant gap.
  • Explain your findings, and suggest a rationale for any differences you find.

 Unit III Discussion Board QuestionCOLLAPSEUnit III focuses on leadership behavior and motivation, and this discussion board serves as an opportunity to tie-in the previous unit (trait theory) with l

 Unit III Discussion Board QuestionCOLLAPSE

Unit III focuses on leadership behavior and motivation, and this discussion board serves as an opportunity to tie-in the previous unit (trait theory) with leadership behavior and motivation. Analyze the leadership behavior and motivation of a manager or leader from your current or a former employer. In your discussion, include the following:

(a) Discuss this leader’s behavior by applying one of the leadership theories discussed in Chapter 3 (e.g., University of Iowa leadership styles, University of Michigan leadership model, Ohio State University leadership model, leadership grid).

(b) What motivates this leader’s behavior? Discuss your observations of this leader’s motivation by applying one of the motivation theories discussed in Chapter 3 (e.g., hierarchy of needs theory, two-factor theory, acquired needs theory, balancing work-life needs, equity theory, expectancy theory, goal setting theory, reinforcement theory).


The financial statement analysis is due in Week Six. To help you begin your preparation of this work, select a company that you will do the analysis of. Write at least a 200 word summary identifying the firm that you selected, summarizing why you selected it, and explaining the items that a financial analyst might find useful within its Annual Report. 

Additionally, read the Forbes article: “12 Lessons from the Warby Parkers Annual Report (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” and explain which of these 12 lessons may apply to your company selection.