Using the Argosy University online library resources and applicable government Web sites, conduct research in HR laws that drive HR policies, procedures, and practices.

HR laws—federal, state, and local—drive HR policies, procedures, and practices. This assignment will focus on HR laws. The legal environment greatly influences HR practice.

Using the Argosy University online library resources and applicable government Web sites, conduct research in HR laws that drive HR policies, procedures, and practices.

Then, respond to the following:

  • What are some HR laws that organizations can use to develop and implement policies, procedures, and practices?
  • Name and describe at least three laws that would drive policies, procedures, and practices.

Beginning Saturday, November 21, 2015, post your responses to the appropriateDiscussion Area. Continue to get to know your fellow classmates and contribute to our discussion of HR laws.

Through Wednesday, November 25, 2015, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read your peers’ answers.
  • Provide substantive comments by
    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or
    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
  • Make sure your writing
    • is clear, concise, and organized;
    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria

 

Assignment Components
Max Points

Initial response was:

  • Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.
  • Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.
  • Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.
16

Discussion Response and Participation:

  • Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.
  • Offered points of view supported by research.
  • Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.
  • Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.
16

Writing:

  • Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.
  • Responses were error free.
  • Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.
8
Total:
40

 

Assignment 1: Discussion—Business Analytics and Informed Business Decisions

Many times organizations will make decisions based upon what other organizations are doing at the time or based upon the latest business trend. Think about the dot-com bubble as businesses soared and perhaps were also part of the major bust. Many organizations felt that they needed to join the crowd and have an online presence, only to realize within a couple of years that the decisions were made in haste, which resulted in many companies filing for bankruptcy. This era also had some companies that did not follow the trend only to realize within a couple of years that they were losing out on a new market, such as the online trading industry. This is why doing some research in the beginning can really help organizations make decisions based upon what is truly good for the organization.

Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, research ways of making informed decisions.

Respond to the following:

  • Why do you think managers, or business decision makers, get caught up in following the crowd versus making decisions that are truly going to add value to the business? For example, some businesses may make decisions that drive only short-term gains at the cost of future growth. Can such a blind leap be a good thing for the business? Is it worth the risk?
  • How can managers ensure that they are not following a trend but instead doing what is truly best for the organization?
  • Have you seen your organization make trend mistakes? What were the mistakes? How could these mistakes have been avoided or improved upon?
  • How do you think business can learn from the mistakes of others or business decision mistakes such as the dot-com era?

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

By Saturday, November 14, 2015, post your response to the appropriateDiscussion Area. Through Wednesday, November 18, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. Consider the following in your response:

 

  • Provide a statement of clarification or a point of view with rationale.
  • Challenge a point of discussion or draw a relationship between one or more points of the discussion.
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