THIS IS 3 SEPARATE ASSIGNMENTS, PLEASE DO NOT COMBINE THEM!
Herzberg’s two-factor theory speaks to issues relevant in both employee compensation and benefits as it discusses why people choose a workplace, as well as what keeps employees satisfied and committed to their work. For more information on Herzberg’s two-factor theory, see the Frederick Herzberg motivational theory.
Imagine that you are an HR manager in a contemporary firm and answer the following:
- Who are you trying to recruit to work for you (i.e., your audience)?
- What sort of compensation and benefits package would you ensure is in place to recruit the best candidates for the position?
Your initial post should include at least one scholarly source and one popular source to support your response. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.
If you have taken the time to review Herzberg’s work, you may have learned that people accept a job and stay on the job for different motivational reasons. Job satisfaction is achieved through what Herzberg would categorize as motivational factors (personal growth; responsibility; the work itself; opportunities for achievement, advancement, recognition; and/or to make a positive difference) rather than hygiene factors (status, salary, job security, types of supervision, etc.).
Using at least three comparison web examples from the industry you used in your “Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory” discussion post this week, delineate a creative employee benefits plan designed to keep your best employees satisfied and motivated. Remember to include all of the links as well as references from the course text and other sources to support your rationale.
Crafting a Compensation and Benefits Plan
Now that you have considered how to recruit and retain the employees you want in your organization, create a compensation and benefits package using this business proposal format. The package must be consistent with the objectives of job satisfaction for the valuable employees in an organization of your design.
The compensation package must include the following:
Your business proposal must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. The proposal must be between three to five pages in length (not including the title and references pages) and must include citations and references for at least five sources (including the text and at least four other scholarly sources, one of which must be from the Ashford University Library)
1. a). Define the concept of Human Ecology
b). Giving relevant examples, distinguish between positive and negative feedback
c). With relevant examples outline the three ways in which human activities impact an ecosystem
d). Briefly explain the five common perceptions of nature
e). Using an example, explain the phrase “tragedy of the commons”
2. Discuss the Gaia Hypothesis and explain its relevance to environmental decision making
3. Why do environmental problems sometimes appear so suddenly?
4. a). Outline the variables that force global temperature changes
b). Society transformations are altering the context for adapting to climate change. Discuss
5. Distinguish Co-evolution and Co-adaptation as unsustainable human-ecosystem interaction giving relevant examples
It has been argued that the software crisis led to the birth of the software engineering discipline in the late 1960s. What is software crisis?
There are still many software experts who are of the opinion that the software crisis is not over yet. Do you concur with this opinion?
With suitable examples, distinguish between software processes and software process models.
A university clerk needs to check the number of foreign students in the university.
All university students are registered in a three tier web based database. This means that the clerk has to type his search request at the html form, then click submit button. The submit click event forwards the request
to a middle level application (e.g JavaServlet), which in turn forwards the request to a database. The database sends a reply back to the middle level application, which in turn forwards the reply back to the clerk. Represent this interaction using a state transition diagram.
Distinguish between the following:
i. User requirements and system requirements
ii. Domain requirements and non-functional requirements.
You recently went to interview some administrative staff in an effort to extract requirements on how they want the oncoming university website to look like. One staff member gave a requirement that “we want the homepage of our website to be nicely done”. Identify some of the problems with this user requirement?
Describe some of the challenges you are likely to encounter when eliciting domain requirements in the medical profession.
Explain with three examples the concept cognitive processes.
Explain with an example in each case the following
(i) Vicarious reinforcement
(ii) Secondary reinforcement
(iii) Extrinsic motives
Explain why according to Abraham Maslow it is difficult to reach self-actualization
Describe the structure of personality according to Sigmund Freud
Explain the relevance of psychology to education
Using a classroom example explain the components of an attitude
Explain how the process of memory takes place when the learner is in class
With an example from a school situation, explain Albert Baidura social learning theory
Explain the exchange theory of interpersonal attraction
Explain how selective attention influences a person”s perception in class
Using three examples, explain the concept memory aids
a. The following are devices commonly used in setting up a network; shielded twisted pair (UTP)
cables, network interface card (NIC), hubs repeaters, bridges, switches, routers and access point.
Sketch a network diagram that makes use of all the devices. Briefly explain the function of each
and at what layer of the open systems interconnection (OSI) reference model each device
functions. (10 Marks)
b. Give an overview of the distance vector method of updating routing table information. In
particular explain using an example how information about a node failure propagates using this
algorithms. (6 Marks)
c. Describe the following terms as used in data flow control. (4 Marks)
Auditors should form an opinion on the adequacy of the accounting treatment of an inherent uncertainty disclosed in the financial statements of a company.
i) What is meant by the term “inherent uncertainty”?
ii) Explain the treatment of inherent uncertainties in the auditor’s report.
b) Summarize the principal contents of a statement of directors’ responsibilities to be included in financial statements.
c) Explain the steps an auditor should take if he concludes that the client has made a departure from an accounting standard in the preparation of the financial statements.
‘ Coles supermarkets’
‘How the mighty have risen: a Chinese perspective on organizational change’
Both are in the textbook (Graetz, F., Rimmer, M., Smith, A. and Lawrence, A. 2011. Managing Organisational Change, Third Australasian edition. John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld).
- Using the cultural web analysis described on pages 63 to 64 of the textbook answer the following questions:
- a. Draw on each of the elements of the cultural web to discuss how the culture at Coles has changed and evolved through Ian McLeod’s leadership.
- b. Based on your cultural web audit, identify the key forces for and against change.
- c. What are intended to be the key strengths of the new culture?
- d. What aspects of Coles need to be monitored and sustained to ensure does not revert back to its old ways?
- e. Are there similarities or differences between the change experience of Coles and the changes to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China?
How does medical marijuana pose a threat to increase drug use in the United States?
During this course, you are required to compose an original 8-page research paper that addresses a social problem and investigates possible solutions for the problem.
The paper should include at least 5 scholarly sources and should be formatted in APA style.
Throughout the course, you will submit various parts of the paper.
The annotated bibliography will help to ensure that you use concrete evidence for your research paper. In order to create this annotated bibliography, you must find 5 scholarly sources that you plan to use in your paper. Each of your sources should be scholarly and published within the last 5 years. Remember that you can use the article you found for your article review as one of your sources. Try to organize your annotations by topic; this will be helpful to you when you compose your paper. Your bibliography will be graded based on its adherence to the rubric attached above, as well as to the guidelines explained in the APA manual.
For each entry–or source–on your annotated bibliography, you should:
• Summarize the main idea in two to four sentences.
• Relate the material found in the source to your research topic using an additional one to two sentences
• Add quotes that you may want to use in your final paper.
• Evaluate the background of the author and the intended audience.
• Point out the source’s potential usefulness to your research.
Here is one resource that needs to be used.
Nussbaum, A. M., Thurstone, C., McGarry, L., Walker, B., & Sabel, A. L. (2015). Use and diversion of medical marijuana among adults admitted to inpatient psychiatry. American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, 41(2), 166-172.
Write 1 page response to the following discussion question.
Your response to reflect critical thought based on information from the textbook and from one additional source.
Whenever possible, try to relate the discussion question to your own experiences.
Be sure to appropriately cite and list your references.
Discussion Question: What is an ecologic study? Describe a situation in which an ecologic study might be used. What are some problems with ecologic studies?
Gordis, L. (2014). Epidemiology (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. ISBN: 978-1-4557-3733-8
Heymann, D.L. (Ed.) (2015). Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (20th ed.). Washington D.C.: American Public Health Association. ISBN: 978-0-8755-3018-5