Question 1 (required):
Developing employees is different than training employees, though human resource functions often tend to group these activities together. Training and development are not always mutually exclusive, though they do have a different focus. Though training programs tend to be focused on improving employee performance in a current job, they may also be preparing employees for future assignments/jobs. In your own words, please describe how:
A. employee development differs from training;
B. how training options can be used to support employee development; and
C. how training and development support career planning.
Question 2 (required) :
A. Describe how a performance management system is different from an annual performance appraisal event. What makes it more effective? What happens when the entire process is not followed? What are some of the negative impacts of poorly conducted performance appraisals? Be detailed in your response and share few examples of what you have observed in your previous or current organizations.
B. Discuss your personal experience with performance evaluations. How were your performance goals established? Was it limited to an annual appraisal or was there ongoing feedback? How did these factors influence your performance and motivation?
Select Question 3 or 4 for your third question
A. Define and discuss in detail the two types of sexual harassment found in the workplace. Your answer should include the actions employers can take to create a legal defense and the actions a person subject to this type of treatment or who witnesses these actions can take.
B. Evaluate the sexual harassment policies of your organization and the role of the human resource manager. How were they communicated? How were employees trained? Discuss your ideas to improve effectiveness in reducing sexual harassment.
Define the term “security” with respect to today’s workplace. Discuss in detail the actions an employer can take to minimize the risk of bullying and workplace violence. What are some other security concerns organizations face and how can these risks be mitigated? Discuss at least three strategies.