analyze personal financial data and display that data visually.

*********************EXCEL EXPERTS ONLY PLEASE****************************

Skill(s) Being assessed: Problem Solving

Criteria for Success: In this assignment, you will:

  • Create three monthly budgets using Excel for a financial analysis.
  • Summarize the change in expenditures between budgets.
  • Show the findings of your personal financial analysis using appropriate graphs/charts in Excel.
  • Explain how the chosen graphs/charts help someone to better understand the presented financial data better than other potential graphs/charts.
  • Discuss the results of financial analysis including overall progress towards saving goals, potential changes in budget that can be made in the future, possible economic/life impacts that may affect their budget in the coming year.
  • Reflect on what your financial analysis might reasonably look like in a year taking into account income growth and inflation of consumer prices.

What to submit/deliverables: A completed Assignment 3 XLS Template and a completed Assignment 3 Financial Analysis Explanation Word Template.

What is the value of doing this assignment? One way to check your progress towards your financial goals is to conduct a personal financial analysis. This will help you see how well you have stayed on track with your finances over a period of time. Using technology can help you stay organized throughout your analysis, as well as help visualize financial data. Displaying the data visually will allow you to observe general trends in your personal finances and to communicate about them effectively.

For this assignment you will be using Excel as your technology tool to analyze personal financial data and display that data visually. There are many other technologies available for personal or professional use that can be used for this type of analysis. The approach to learning and working with Excel software in this course is one you can apply to other technology tools in your life and career.

Your goal for this assignment is to: Build your confidence and practice in the technology skill by conducting a personal financial analysis using a technology tool. You will use Excel to organize three monthly budgets, visualize this financial data using charts and graphs/charts, and discuss the results of your financial analysis, including progress towards your selected financial goal from Assignment 2.

Steps to complete: In Week 10, submit your assignment in BlackBoard by following these steps:

STEP 1:Read the following scenario and review the Assignment 3 XLS Template.

Scenario: Three months have passed since you created your initial Financial Plan (from Assignment 2). A friend who is studying to become a financial advisor recommends that you check in on your progress towards your saving goal. She volunteers to help you conduct a financial analysis of your personal budget over three months. You meet with your friend each month to go over your analysis. In her studies she is learning that people understand budget concepts better when they are represented as visuals, so she asks you to create some.
In this assignment, you will make three monthly budgets. Your income increases each month, as shown in the tables in theAssignment 3 XLS Template. Additionally, in months 2 and 3, some cells have been filled in with a formula to represent an unexpected expense in that expenditure category for the month. You will need to reallocate your budget around this.

STEP 2: Use the Assignment 3 XLS Template and take the income and expenditures from Assignment 2 to use as your starting point for your Month 1 Budget.

Remember, that since this is a monthly budget, you will need to divide all of the values from your Assignment 2 annual plan by 12. After you have done this, you will notice that embedded formulas show that your income changes for months 2 and 3, because you received additional unexpected income from other sources.
You will also notice an increase in your “Healthcare” expenditure in Month 2 as the result of an unexpected medical emergency, as well as an increase in your “Miscellaneous” expenditures in Month 3 because of an unplanned for repair expense.

STEP 3: Fill in the cells of each monthly budget table to show how you would choose to allocate your income each month.

STEP 4: Use formulas to fill in the percentage columns for each monthly budget.

STEP 5: Create three appropriate graphs/charts (one for each month) in Excel to show the findings of your personal financial analysis. Each should show how you have allocated your income among the various categories.

STEP 6: Create a graph that shows your progress towards your savings goal across all three monthly budgets.

STEP 7: In the Word template, explain the reason why you chose the graphs/charts you did. How do the graphs/charts you created help someone understand the financial data?

STEP 8: Also in the Word template, discuss the results of your financial analysis including overall progress towards saving goals, potential changes in your budget that can be made in the future, and possible economic or life impacts that may affect your budget in the coming year.

STEP 9: Finally, in the Word template reflect on what your financial analysis might reasonably look like in a year taking into account income growth and inflation of consumer prices.

STEP 10: After completing all questions in the Assignment 3 XLS Template, save your responses as a Excel file titled: Your Name, ECO110_Assignment 3 Personal Financial Analysis and upload to BlackBoard in Week 10. Do the same thing with the Word template. Make sure to also review the scoring rubric before submitting.

Grading for this assignment will be based on the following rubric:

Explain how the chosen graphs/charts help someone to better understand the presented financial data better than other potential graphs/charts.

*********************EXCEL EXPERTS ONLY PLEASE****************************

Skill(s) Being assessed: Problem Solving

Criteria for Success: In this assignment, you will:

  • Create three monthly budgets using Excel for a financial analysis.
  • Summarize the change in expenditures between budgets.
  • Show the findings of your personal financial analysis using appropriate graphs/charts in Excel.
  • Explain how the chosen graphs/charts help someone to better understand the presented financial data better than other potential graphs/charts.
  • Discuss the results of financial analysis including overall progress towards saving goals, potential changes in budget that can be made in the future, possible economic/life impacts that may affect their budget in the coming year.
  • Reflect on what your financial analysis might reasonably look like in a year taking into account income growth and inflation of consumer prices.

What to submit/deliverables: A completed Assignment 3 XLS Template and a completed Assignment 3 Financial Analysis Explanation Word Template.

What is the value of doing this assignment? One way to check your progress towards your financial goals is to conduct a personal financial analysis. This will help you see how well you have stayed on track with your finances over a period of time. Using technology can help you stay organized throughout your analysis, as well as help visualize financial data. Displaying the data visually will allow you to observe general trends in your personal finances and to communicate about them effectively.

For this assignment you will be using Excel as your technology tool to analyze personal financial data and display that data visually. There are many other technologies available for personal or professional use that can be used for this type of analysis. The approach to learning and working with Excel software in this course is one you can apply to other technology tools in your life and career.

Your goal for this assignment is to: Build your confidence and practice in the technology skill by conducting a personal financial analysis using a technology tool. You will use Excel to organize three monthly budgets, visualize this financial data using charts and graphs/charts, and discuss the results of your financial analysis, including progress towards your selected financial goal from Assignment 2.

Steps to complete: In Week 10, submit your assignment in BlackBoard by following these steps:

STEP 1:Read the following scenario and review the Assignment 3 XLS Template.

Scenario: Three months have passed since you created your initial Financial Plan (from Assignment 2). A friend who is studying to become a financial advisor recommends that you check in on your progress towards your saving goal. She volunteers to help you conduct a financial analysis of your personal budget over three months. You meet with your friend each month to go over your analysis. In her studies she is learning that people understand budget concepts better when they are represented as visuals, so she asks you to create some.
In this assignment, you will make three monthly budgets. Your income increases each month, as shown in the tables in theAssignment 3 XLS Template. Additionally, in months 2 and 3, some cells have been filled in with a formula to represent an unexpected expense in that expenditure category for the month. You will need to reallocate your budget around this.

STEP 2: Use the Assignment 3 XLS Template and take the income and expenditures from Assignment 2 to use as your starting point for your Month 1 Budget.

Remember, that since this is a monthly budget, you will need to divide all of the values from your Assignment 2 annual plan by 12. After you have done this, you will notice that embedded formulas show that your income changes for months 2 and 3, because you received additional unexpected income from other sources.
You will also notice an increase in your “Healthcare” expenditure in Month 2 as the result of an unexpected medical emergency, as well as an increase in your “Miscellaneous” expenditures in Month 3 because of an unplanned for repair expense.

STEP 3: Fill in the cells of each monthly budget table to show how you would choose to allocate your income each month.

STEP 4: Use formulas to fill in the percentage columns for each monthly budget.

STEP 5: Create three appropriate graphs/charts (one for each month) in Excel to show the findings of your personal financial analysis. Each should show how you have allocated your income among the various categories.

STEP 6: Create a graph that shows your progress towards your savings goal across all three monthly budgets.

STEP 7: In the Word template, explain the reason why you chose the graphs/charts you did. How do the graphs/charts you created help someone understand the financial data?

STEP 8: Also in the Word template, discuss the results of your financial analysis including overall progress towards saving goals, potential changes in your budget that can be made in the future, and possible economic or life impacts that may affect your budget in the coming year.

STEP 9: Finally, in the Word template reflect on what your financial analysis might reasonably look like in a year taking into account income growth and inflation of consumer prices.

STEP 10: After completing all questions in the Assignment 3 XLS Template, save your responses as a Excel file titled: Your Name, ECO110_Assignment 3 Personal Financial Analysis and upload to BlackBoard in Week 10. Do the same thing with the Word template. Make sure to also review the scoring rubric before submitting.

Grading for this assignment will be based on the following rubric:

Discuss the results of financial analysis including overall progress towards saving goals, potential changes in budget that can be made in the future, possible economic/life impacts that may affect their budget in the coming year.

*********************EXCEL EXPERTS ONLY PLEASE****************************

Skill(s) Being assessed: Problem Solving

Criteria for Success: In this assignment, you will:

  • Create three monthly budgets using Excel for a financial analysis.
  • Summarize the change in expenditures between budgets.
  • Show the findings of your personal financial analysis using appropriate graphs/charts in Excel.
  • Explain how the chosen graphs/charts help someone to better understand the presented financial data better than other potential graphs/charts.
  • Discuss the results of financial analysis including overall progress towards saving goals, potential changes in budget that can be made in the future, possible economic/life impacts that may affect their budget in the coming year.
  • Reflect on what your financial analysis might reasonably look like in a year taking into account income growth and inflation of consumer prices.

What to submit/deliverables: A completed Assignment 3 XLS Template and a completed Assignment 3 Financial Analysis Explanation Word Template.

What is the value of doing this assignment? One way to check your progress towards your financial goals is to conduct a personal financial analysis. This will help you see how well you have stayed on track with your finances over a period of time. Using technology can help you stay organized throughout your analysis, as well as help visualize financial data. Displaying the data visually will allow you to observe general trends in your personal finances and to communicate about them effectively.

For this assignment you will be using Excel as your technology tool to analyze personal financial data and display that data visually. There are many other technologies available for personal or professional use that can be used for this type of analysis. The approach to learning and working with Excel software in this course is one you can apply to other technology tools in your life and career.

Your goal for this assignment is to: Build your confidence and practice in the technology skill by conducting a personal financial analysis using a technology tool. You will use Excel to organize three monthly budgets, visualize this financial data using charts and graphs/charts, and discuss the results of your financial analysis, including progress towards your selected financial goal from Assignment 2.

Steps to complete: In Week 10, submit your assignment in BlackBoard by following these steps:

STEP 1:Read the following scenario and review the Assignment 3 XLS Template.

Scenario: Three months have passed since you created your initial Financial Plan (from Assignment 2). A friend who is studying to become a financial advisor recommends that you check in on your progress towards your saving goal. She volunteers to help you conduct a financial analysis of your personal budget over three months. You meet with your friend each month to go over your analysis. In her studies she is learning that people understand budget concepts better when they are represented as visuals, so she asks you to create some.
In this assignment, you will make three monthly budgets. Your income increases each month, as shown in the tables in theAssignment 3 XLS Template. Additionally, in months 2 and 3, some cells have been filled in with a formula to represent an unexpected expense in that expenditure category for the month. You will need to reallocate your budget around this.

STEP 2: Use the Assignment 3 XLS Template and take the income and expenditures from Assignment 2 to use as your starting point for your Month 1 Budget.

Remember, that since this is a monthly budget, you will need to divide all of the values from your Assignment 2 annual plan by 12. After you have done this, you will notice that embedded formulas show that your income changes for months 2 and 3, because you received additional unexpected income from other sources.
You will also notice an increase in your “Healthcare” expenditure in Month 2 as the result of an unexpected medical emergency, as well as an increase in your “Miscellaneous” expenditures in Month 3 because of an unplanned for repair expense.

STEP 3: Fill in the cells of each monthly budget table to show how you would choose to allocate your income each month.

STEP 4: Use formulas to fill in the percentage columns for each monthly budget.

STEP 5: Create three appropriate graphs/charts (one for each month) in Excel to show the findings of your personal financial analysis. Each should show how you have allocated your income among the various categories.

STEP 6: Create a graph that shows your progress towards your savings goal across all three monthly budgets.

STEP 7: In the Word template, explain the reason why you chose the graphs/charts you did. How do the graphs/charts you created help someone understand the financial data?

STEP 8: Also in the Word template, discuss the results of your financial analysis including overall progress towards saving goals, potential changes in your budget that can be made in the future, and possible economic or life impacts that may affect your budget in the coming year.

STEP 9: Finally, in the Word template reflect on what your financial analysis might reasonably look like in a year taking into account income growth and inflation of consumer prices.

STEP 10: After completing all questions in the Assignment 3 XLS Template, save your responses as a Excel file titled: Your Name, ECO110_Assignment 3 Personal Financial Analysis and upload to BlackBoard in Week 10. Do the same thing with the Word template. Make sure to also review the scoring rubric before submitting.

Grading for this assignment will be based on the following rubric:

discuss the way they would conduct a job analysis in a company that has never had job descriptions.

discuss the way they would conduct a job analysis in a company that has never had job descriptions.

Students should read the chapter and other readings then discuss the way they would conduct a job analysis in a company that has never had job descriptions. Utilize the O*Net as a resource for your information.

Your discussion is to be submitted in 12-point Times New Roman font using APA format. 

Use at least two (2) academically reviewed journal articles ONLY as research for your primary response and response to one (1) ONLY other student.

Instructions

Initial response

Post your primary response to the Week 2 discussion question (2) by 11:55 PM (EST) by Thursday of Week 2.  This posting should be at least 200 words.  Late responses will receive a zero grade no exceptions (late is considered one (1) minute after 11:55pm EST). Your primary posting can end with a “tag-line” or a related question of your own.

How should management handle gear that is worn out—should employees be able to keep it or does it go back to management?

  • How should management handle gear that is worn out—should employees be able to keep it or does it go back to management?

There has been a few questions regarding “what” questions are to be answered.  The questions are referenced in the “rough framework” document, which I have attached here but for reference they are:

Questions that need to be answered in the discussion forum:

  • Should there be a set amount/limit that management will pay for new boots, jackets, and cold-weather gear?
  • Should employees be allowed to pick out their own style of boots and gear?
  • Is there only one source/vendor that all employees must use, or can they pick and choose?
  • How should management handle gear that is worn out—should employees be able to keep it or does it go back to management?
  • Can employees take the gear home with them, or should they change at the shop prior to the work shift

Reconstruct A Compensation Design Process

You are the HR manager for a hyper-growth startup. You support the marketing division of this organization. The department head approached you about designing a compensation model for the entire department of 25 people and growing. Starting with his position and mapping down to his direct reports and their direct reports, use SHRM’s compensation design model (job analysis, job documentation, job evaluation, and pay structure) to reconstruct the compensation design process for this department.

Prepare a narrated PowerPoint presentation for an upcoming meeting with the department head. Be sure your presentation includes a step-by-step illustration of each part of the process.

Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists and should cite material appropriately. Add audio to each slide using the Media section of the Insert tab in the top menu bar for each slide.

Support your presentation with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

Length: 12-15 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 100-150 words for each slide

Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information.

identify the first three steps you recommend the HR team take to begin to investigate this scenario. 

identify the first three steps you recommend the HR team take to begin to investigate this scenario.

Scenario:

Your company is planning its annual Christmas party and has, as usual, sent out an announcement of the date and the event, to all employees in the now-global company. An employee from the recently acquired company in the Middle East, who has relocated to the corporate headquarters, has contacted Human Resources to express concern about the impending event. She has noted that the announcement appears to ignore other religions beyond Christianity and feels that she, and perhaps others, have been ignored and/or excluded, explaining that there are many religious celebrations at this time of year in addition to Christmas.

To complete this Assignment, review the scenario, review the resources you have found  online, and respond to the following bullets in a 2 paper in APA format.

  • Explain the investigation process (you do not have to outline an entire investigation).
  • As an HR manager, identify the first three steps you recommend the HR team take to begin to investigate this scenario.
  • Explain how the steps you are recommending are designed to protect the employees involved, while also protecting the organization from liability from the situation.

Explain how the steps you are recommending are designed to protect the employees involved, while also protecting the organization from liability from the situation. 

  • Explain how the steps you are recommending are designed to protect the employees involved, while also protecting the organization from liability from the situation.

Scenario:

Your company is planning its annual Christmas party and has, as usual, sent out an announcement of the date and the event, to all employees in the now-global company. An employee from the recently acquired company in the Middle East, who has relocated to the corporate headquarters, has contacted Human Resources to express concern about the impending event. She has noted that the announcement appears to ignore other religions beyond Christianity and feels that she, and perhaps others, have been ignored and/or excluded, explaining that there are many religious celebrations at this time of year in addition to Christmas.

To complete this Assignment, review the scenario, review the resources you have found  online, and respond to the following bullets in a 2 paper in APA format.

  • Explain the investigation process (you do not have to outline an entire investigation).
  • As an HR manager, identify the first three steps you recommend the HR team take to begin to investigate this scenario.
  • Explain how the steps you are recommending are designed to protect the employees involved, while also protecting the organization from liability from the situation.

Analyze Identification of the morale and motivation issues for the company workers as a whole. 

Topic: Why does a manager need to help create a learning organization?

A manager in this century leads by developing an engaged workforce to achieve organizational goals by effectively and efficiently maximizing individual potential. That means understanding an employee’s individual personal qualities and abilities as well as their cultural/generational values.  Chinn is anxious to get the new hire take on the situation that has been a recent problem for management, He has outlined the situation in the attachment below entitled VMI Recent History and Situation. He wants you to create an email to the HR President (your instructor) a summary of how you would lead the resolution of the issues facing VMI staff.

BMGT 464 Virginia Meats, Inc. Recent History & Situation.docx

Directions: 

1. By FRIDAY, complete the following:

  • Create an email summary of your resolution to the HR President. Business email.
  • Identification of the morale and motivation issues for the production workers.
  • Identification of the morale and motivation issues for the company workers as a whole. 
  • A summary and analysis of the impact these issues have on the production department and the company as a whole with respect to job performance and commitment.
  • Using the analysis as a guide, how would using a learning organization approach to leading help resolve the issues for the short and long term benefit of the organization.
  • Define and explain in three ways that you would lead the resolution of the issues for better job performance and commitment.
  • You must use course material to support your responses and APA in-text citations with a reference list.

2. THROUGHOUT the week, complete the following:

  • Respond to your classmates three or more days throughout the week. Remember you are trying to develop the best answers to the questions as possible. Your classmates are doing the same so read the posts carefully looking for the best ideas being presented.  The goal is that by the end of the week the class will come to some consensus as to the best answers giving you the chance to submit the best ideas in the final post.
  • You must use course material to support your responses but you do not need to use APA in the brainstorming discussion with the exception of Friday’s initial first impression post.
  • Participation is worth 2.5 points each week (20% of the final grade). Participation must be reflected in the final post so grades will be affected by the content portion of the post if participation is not shown. Therefore, it is important to get in the class often and with the idea of improving your initial post with the discussion so that the final grade will be the best you can deliver

THE ELEVATOR PITCH SPEECH

 

Elevator Pitch

You are applying for an international management position and need to convince the hiring committee of your skills.

The Task

You will need to create a 30-second recorded video elevator pitch.*  The pitch should tell the employer why you are the best candidate for the job.  Upload the video or a link to the video as a reply to this message.**

Analyze Identification of the morale and motivation issues for the production workers.

Topic: Why does a manager need to help create a learning organization?

A manager in this century leads by developing an engaged workforce to achieve organizational goals by effectively and efficiently maximizing individual potential. That means understanding an employee’s individual personal qualities and abilities as well as their cultural/generational values.  Chinn is anxious to get the new hire take on the situation that has been a recent problem for management, He has outlined the situation in the attachment below entitled VMI Recent History and Situation. He wants you to create an email to the HR President (your instructor) a summary of how you would lead the resolution of the issues facing VMI staff.

BMGT 464 Virginia Meats, Inc. Recent History & Situation.docx

Directions: 

1. By FRIDAY, complete the following:

  • Create an email summary of your resolution to the HR President. Business email.
  • Identification of the morale and motivation issues for the production workers.
  • Identification of the morale and motivation issues for the company workers as a whole. 
  • A summary and analysis of the impact these issues have on the production department and the company as a whole with respect to job performance and commitment.
  • Using the analysis as a guide, how would using a learning organization approach to leading help resolve the issues for the short and long term benefit of the organization.
  • Define and explain in three ways that you would lead the resolution of the issues for better job performance and commitment.
  • You must use course material to support your responses and APA in-text citations with a reference list.

2. THROUGHOUT the week, complete the following:

  • Respond to your classmates three or more days throughout the week. Remember you are trying to develop the best answers to the questions as possible. Your classmates are doing the same so read the posts carefully looking for the best ideas being presented.  The goal is that by the end of the week the class will come to some consensus as to the best answers giving you the chance to submit the best ideas in the final post.
  • You must use course material to support your responses but you do not need to use APA in the brainstorming discussion with the exception of Friday’s initial first impression post.
  • Participation is worth 2.5 points each week (20% of the final grade). Participation must be reflected in the final post so grades will be affected by the content portion of the post if participation is not shown. Therefore, it is important to get in the class often and with the idea of improving your initial post with the discussion so that the final grade will be the best you can deliver

THE ELEVATOR PITCH SPEECH

 

Elevator Pitch

You are applying for an international management position and need to convince the hiring committee of your skills.

The Task

You will need to create a 30-second recorded video elevator pitch.*  The pitch should tell the employer why you are the best candidate for the job.  Upload the video or a link to the video as a reply to this message.**