Based on first quarter sales of 20,000 units, the amount of XYZ’s expected cash outflow for selling and administrative expenses would be

____________ strategy is a critical element of marketing and business strategy.

Assignment 2: An Effective Training Evaluation Plan

Instructions:

In the online lectures in Module 3 and your textbook readings ("Training and Development", Leadership", and "Motivation, Job Satisfaction, and Job Involvement") you learned about the importance of training your employees.  However, training is only effective when employees can retain the information and incorporate what they learn to improve their job performance.

You have just learned that your company is looking for ways to cut back expenses.  One of the cost cutting measures being considered is to terminate the training department, as the company considers this an expense and they do not believe training is contributing to the profitability of the company.  As the head of the training department it is your job to defend the value of the department.  You realize that well trained employees perform their jobs more efficiently and consequently can contribute to higher productivity and profits for the company. One way to show the value of training is to have tools that will allow a manager to track the performance of an employee both before and after they have received training.  

    1. Report

      Write a report that will be shared with senior management on why training is a very important part of the company’s overall financial success.  Discuss the advantages of having well-trained employees.

 

  1. Evaluation Tool

    Using what you have learned about transfer training and the evaluation of training programs create an evaluation tool which can be used to evaluate how effective any given employee training program is in terms of:
    • Increasing the level of transfer of knowledge (knowledge retention)
    • Monitoring the effectiveness of the skill performance in the job performance improvement
    • Include common attributes in your evaluation tool which could be applicable to most employees at the organization such as: employees showing concern for saving the company money or consistently turning in error free work.  Your training tool should contain a minimum of 10 evaluation criteria.

Your training evaluation tool must be included with your report defending the value of the training department.  You know that your report will be shared with senior level managers and eventually to the board of directors.  However, you are uncertain whether or not you will be allowed to present your work at a later time or in a different manner.  Therefore it is important that your report is well written and professional.

Report Details

The report should be 5-7 pages in length and include:

  • Executive Summary highlighting all the factors in the scenario.
  • Justification of the importance of retaining the training department in the company and explanation of how the training department is important to the overall success of the company.
  • Training Evaluation Tool to evaluate knowledge retention and job performance improvement (10 criteria minimum).
  • Explanation of how the evaluation tool will be implemented.
  • Describe how the evaluation tool will help evaluate the level of transfer of knowledge and skill performance for current training programs as well as, monitor and improve planning for future training effectiveness.
  • Summary and conclusion of tool’s effectiveness.

Assignment 2: Physical Ability Tests 

Select a job that requires a moderate level of physical ability, such as security staff, office delivery personnel, door-to-door salespersons, retail salesperson, or nurses at hospitals and conduct an interview to determine their level of physical activity. Create a list of 8-10 interview questions and conduct an interview to determine their level of physical activity.  Based on your interview, create a physical ability test plan for this job.  While it is important you develop a list of questions based on your reading of the individual assessment some of the questions you may want to include for the interview include:

  • Prior to being hired were you asked to take any physical ability tests?
  • What do you perceive to be the physical demands of your job?
  • On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 meaning very physically demanding and 1 meaning not at all physically demanding, how physically demanding would you say your job is?
  • Are there physical demands you were unaware of prior to accepting your position?
  • Do you believe physical ability tests should be given to individuals being considered for your type of work?  if yes, what types of physical tests would you recommend?

Create a detailed physical ability test plan for this position. Use the template provided. The plan must include a minimum of five physical ability tests. Please describe each test in detail, and indicate how the tests will be administered and evaluated. Make sure you also include the interview questions you asked. 

Assignment 3: Cultural Influence in Business Psychology

Mark Jones, a Production Manager, has been transferred from the manufacturing plant in his hometown of Chicago to his company's overseas manufacturing plant in Osaka, Japan.

You are the company's I-O psychologist. Using Hofstede's Five Basic Elements of Culture Distinction, write an e-mail message to the Vice President (VP) of Production discussing at least three cultural differences that Mark will experience in managing front-line plant workers in Japan in contrast to in the United States. Also address how cultural differences may play a role in individual differences Mark will experience. 

Your e-mail message should also include at least three recommendations on how managers can take up overseas tasks with minimum transition problems. State the rationale for your recommendations.

Because the VP of Production is a busy individual, restrict your e-mail message to one to two pages. Type the e-mail message in Microsoft Word, and send it to theM1: Assignment 3 Dropbox by Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

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Send handshakes and i will sign agreement in an hour to whom i see best fit 

Term Paper

After choosing your topic, write one paragraph describing how you would approach discussion of your topic and provide your sources as well.  The period of your paper should be within/from early 1500s to present time.  Your topic should be very specific and narrowed down. For example: political events, economic systems, or social issues are very specifics.  Avoid biography!!

The term paper topics will be due on Monday, October 2oth.

 

 

1.         It should be between 4-5 pages (typed and double spaced) in length.

2.         Use at least three sources; they should be a combination of articles and

books or books alone, other than your textbooks.  In addition to your three proper sources, you may use Internet sources with the sites that are edu or org domain.

The following site has excellent academic articles that may be useful to you. Scholarly Journal Archive (http://www.jstor.org)

3.         Your paper should have an Introduction, Theme/Body, and a Conclusion.

4.         Your paper should contain a Chicago style bibliography of your sources (see http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch10_s1-0001.html )

5.         Use Chicago style footnotes or endnotes when quoting or citing data (see http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch10_s1-0001.html )

6.         Do a spelling and grammar check on your final paper.

7.         Turn your report in by the deadline if you do not wish to be penalized

for an overdue paper.

 ½ letter grade penalty will be applied for each past due day.

 

The term paper will be due on Monday, November 24th.

  • Develop a paper of approximately 1,125 words that includes an analysis and improvement plan for a group that you are a part of or that you have observed on a regular basis. To develop your final paper, you may use portions of papers you wrote throughout the course about specific aspects of the group. Your paper should include the following elements: 
    • A complete analysis of the group’s communication, diversity, power structure, decision making, and progress/stage, including areas where improvements are needed
    • Examples and evidence that support and illustrate your analysis on each topic
    • An evaluation of how the team can work together more effectively using at least three of the following topics discussed in class:
      • Using experiential or cooperative learning more effectively
      • Changing the way decisions are made in the group
      • Adjusting the leadership style of the group leader or leaders to better fit the personality of the team
      • Improving communication within the group, such as by identifying improvements in the messages delivered as well as in the communication style and format
      • Managing conflicts and controversy through collaborative problem-solving
      • Establishing greater trust and interdependence to enable team members to work together toward a common goal
    • A specific plan for implementing the improvements in each of the areas identified 
  • Format your paper using the West Writing Style Handbook guidelines.
  • Include a 2–4 academic sources, including from scholarly journals and the University Library. Additional sources students may draw from include the text and their personal experiences.
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-  I need to do a research proposal about (Alternative Implementations of RSA Protocol ). 

The work should be 8 pages and has 20 references. 

 

-  I will attach the outline of this proposal and you should cover the entire sections of the outline. 

 

- This assignment for tutors which computer science is their major only.

 

Using the research question and two variables your learning team developed for the Week 2 Business Research Project Part 1 assignment, create a no more than 350-word inferential statistics (hypothesis test). Include:



(a) The research question
(b) Mock data for the independent and dependent variables

Determine the appropriate statistical tool to test the hypothesis based on the research question.

Conduct a hypothesis test with a 95% confidence level, using the statistical tool.

Interpret the results and provide your findings.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit both the spreadsheet and the paper.