identify and discuss your current total rewards package. — attached an overview of my current benefits

Throughout the previous weeks, we identified and discussed the elements of a Total Rewards Package. In an effort to lay the ground for the upcoming weeks, exploring some of these elements in further detail, you will create a PowerPoint presentation that is reflective of the following:

1)  Type of position you are seeking if you were to leave your current position. — i am currently a highvolume sales recruiter at rocket mortgage and would want a leadership role within recruiting

2)  The location (if it matters where the job is located), compensation, and benefits you are wanting. You will want to consider the differences in cost of living when evaluating the compensation and benefits. -i would like to work remote

3)  Using your current organization, identify and discuss your current total rewards package. — attached an overview of my current benefits

3) Select an organization or entity you are interested in working for, identifying and discussing the total rewards package offered.  Look at both direct and indirect compensation.  — i would be interested in working for an organization like Microsoft or Google

(3) Compare the two packages, evaluating the pros and cons of each organization’s total rewards package and opportunity

(4) In closing, make the determination as to which organization you would choose and why.

The purpose of the assignment is that often times, when people are looking for a new job; they are often enticed by the direct compensation, i.e. the wages, not really giving any thought to the benefits before making their decisions. In addition, it is common for employees to be unaware of the benefits that are available to them as well as to access them. Besides becoming familiar with the benefits offered to employees by yours and other organizations, you be able to evaluate the total compensation being offered by organizations for the purpose of job offers and benchmarking to help your organization remain competitive.

A few things to remember:

  • You should be able to address the topic effectively using 12-15 slides and USE YOUR NOTE PAGES.
  • Do not forget to use bullet points or short sentences on your slides and expand on your note pages, or you can add audio.  Think of this as where your essay would go. Often times, when someone cannot attend a presentation, they rely on the note pages to expand on the information on the slides.
  • Graphics should be complementary to the narrative and not overwhelming or distracting from the content.

Creating a Visually-Friendly Presentation

When you hear the number 285 million people – that is no small number. What this number represents is the number of people who are visually impaired in this world, some are corrected but others have left their vision uncorrected. If someone is not wearing corrective lenses does not mean they are not experiencing challenges with their eyesight. All of us can name at least one person who does not want to wear corrective lenses or needs to.

Some of the common visual impairments include low vision, color blindness, and dyslexia. Objects may be out of focus. For others colors may skew what they viewing, and inhibit them from distinguishing letters, colors, and objectives. Some of the colors that are difficult for some individuals to distinguish are red, green, yellow, and blue.

There are a few things you can do to make your design visually-friendly:

  1. Choose a legible font. This include Sans Serif, Helvetica, Arial, and Verdana
  2. Control brightness and contrast. As many of you have already heard me say – light background and use a dark text.
  3. Limit animations and effect. Do not use spinning or wavy slide transitions.
  4. Stay away from dark backgrounds and slide designs.

Here are some helpful links for you to develop visually-friendly presentations:

How to make visual presentations accessible to audience members with print impairments

Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible to people with disabilities

Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations for Students with Visual Impairments and Blindness

Compare the two packages, evaluating the pros and cons of each organization’s total rewards package and opportunity

Throughout the previous weeks, we identified and discussed the elements of a Total Rewards Package. In an effort to lay the ground for the upcoming weeks, exploring some of these elements in further detail, you will create a PowerPoint presentation that is reflective of the following:

1)  Type of position you are seeking if you were to leave your current position. — i am currently a highvolume sales recruiter at rocket mortgage and would want a leadership role within recruiting

2)  The location (if it matters where the job is located), compensation, and benefits you are wanting. You will want to consider the differences in cost of living when evaluating the compensation and benefits. -i would like to work remote

3)  Using your current organization, identify and discuss your current total rewards package. — attached an overview of my current benefits

3) Select an organization or entity you are interested in working for, identifying and discussing the total rewards package offered.  Look at both direct and indirect compensation.  — i would be interested in working for an organization like Microsoft or Google

(3) Compare the two packages, evaluating the pros and cons of each organization’s total rewards package and opportunity

(4) In closing, make the determination as to which organization you would choose and why.

The purpose of the assignment is that often times, when people are looking for a new job; they are often enticed by the direct compensation, i.e. the wages, not really giving any thought to the benefits before making their decisions. In addition, it is common for employees to be unaware of the benefits that are available to them as well as to access them. Besides becoming familiar with the benefits offered to employees by yours and other organizations, you be able to evaluate the total compensation being offered by organizations for the purpose of job offers and benchmarking to help your organization remain competitive.

A few things to remember:

  • You should be able to address the topic effectively using 12-15 slides and USE YOUR NOTE PAGES.
  • Do not forget to use bullet points or short sentences on your slides and expand on your note pages, or you can add audio.  Think of this as where your essay would go. Often times, when someone cannot attend a presentation, they rely on the note pages to expand on the information on the slides.
  • Graphics should be complementary to the narrative and not overwhelming or distracting from the content.

Creating a Visually-Friendly Presentation

When you hear the number 285 million people – that is no small number. What this number represents is the number of people who are visually impaired in this world, some are corrected but others have left their vision uncorrected. If someone is not wearing corrective lenses does not mean they are not experiencing challenges with their eyesight. All of us can name at least one person who does not want to wear corrective lenses or needs to.

Some of the common visual impairments include low vision, color blindness, and dyslexia. Objects may be out of focus. For others colors may skew what they viewing, and inhibit them from distinguishing letters, colors, and objectives. Some of the colors that are difficult for some individuals to distinguish are red, green, yellow, and blue.

There are a few things you can do to make your design visually-friendly:

  1. Choose a legible font. This include Sans Serif, Helvetica, Arial, and Verdana
  2. Control brightness and contrast. As many of you have already heard me say – light background and use a dark text.
  3. Limit animations and effect. Do not use spinning or wavy slide transitions.
  4. Stay away from dark backgrounds and slide designs.

Here are some helpful links for you to develop visually-friendly presentations:

How to make visual presentations accessible to audience members with print impairments

Make your PowerPoint presentations accessible to people with disabilities

Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations for Students with Visual Impairments and Blindness

Explain Exploiting Innovation

Exploiting Innovation

Overview

Case 10: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Disrupting the Fast‐food Business, you will determine the company’s top advantage(s) and recommend alternative strategies that the company could take in order to beat its competitors.

Instructions

Write a 3–5-page paper in which you:

  1. Evaluate the importance of innovation for the long-term survival for your chosen company, as well as the industry that your chosen company fits in. Next, recommend an overall strategy in order to foster innovation in your chosen company. Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Speculate on how you would expect the industry to evolve over a period of five and ten years, based on your analysis of the innovative and technology trends from Project Deliverable 2. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Determine your chosen company’s top advantage(s) over its competitors. Justify your answer.
  4. Determine two or three strategies that the company could use to exploit its innovation breakthroughs, using the top advantage(s) that you determined in Question 3. Analyze the main advantages and disadvantages of each strategy.
  5. Recommend one of the strategies that you determined for the company and suggest how pursuing that strategy would exploit the company’s advantages over its competitors and minimize its key weaknesses. Provide a rationale for your response.
  6. Use at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Determine competitive advantage strategies to exploit innovation at a given company.
  1. By submitting this paper, you agree: (1) that you are submitting your paper to be used and stored as part of the SafeAssign™ services in accordance with the Blackboard Privacy Policy; (2) that your institution may use your paper in accordance with your institution’s policies; and (3) that your use of SafeAssign will be without recourse against Blackboard Inc. and its affiliates

Evaluate the importance of innovation for the long-term survival for your chosen company, as well as the industry that your chosen company fits in.

Exploiting Innovation

Overview

Case 10: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Disrupting the Fast‐food Business, you will determine the company’s top advantage(s) and recommend alternative strategies that the company could take in order to beat its competitors.

Instructions

Write a 3–5-page paper in which you:

  1. Evaluate the importance of innovation for the long-term survival for your chosen company, as well as the industry that your chosen company fits in. Next, recommend an overall strategy in order to foster innovation in your chosen company. Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Speculate on how you would expect the industry to evolve over a period of five and ten years, based on your analysis of the innovative and technology trends from Project Deliverable 2. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Determine your chosen company’s top advantage(s) over its competitors. Justify your answer.
  4. Determine two or three strategies that the company could use to exploit its innovation breakthroughs, using the top advantage(s) that you determined in Question 3. Analyze the main advantages and disadvantages of each strategy.
  5. Recommend one of the strategies that you determined for the company and suggest how pursuing that strategy would exploit the company’s advantages over its competitors and minimize its key weaknesses. Provide a rationale for your response.
  6. Use at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Determine competitive advantage strategies to exploit innovation at a given company.
  1. By submitting this paper, you agree: (1) that you are submitting your paper to be used and stored as part of the SafeAssign™ services in accordance with the Blackboard Privacy Policy; (2) that your institution may use your paper in accordance with your institution’s policies; and (3) that your use of SafeAssign will be without recourse against Blackboard Inc. and its affiliates

Recommend one of the strategies that you determined for the company and suggest how pursuing that strategy would exploit the company’s advantages over its competitors and minimize its key weaknesses.

Exploiting Innovation

Overview

Case 10: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Disrupting the Fast‐food Business, you will determine the company’s top advantage(s) and recommend alternative strategies that the company could take in order to beat its competitors.

Instructions

Write a 3–5-page paper in which you:

  1. Evaluate the importance of innovation for the long-term survival for your chosen company, as well as the industry that your chosen company fits in. Next, recommend an overall strategy in order to foster innovation in your chosen company. Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Speculate on how you would expect the industry to evolve over a period of five and ten years, based on your analysis of the innovative and technology trends from Project Deliverable 2. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Determine your chosen company’s top advantage(s) over its competitors. Justify your answer.
  4. Determine two or three strategies that the company could use to exploit its innovation breakthroughs, using the top advantage(s) that you determined in Question 3. Analyze the main advantages and disadvantages of each strategy.
  5. Recommend one of the strategies that you determined for the company and suggest how pursuing that strategy would exploit the company’s advantages over its competitors and minimize its key weaknesses. Provide a rationale for your response.
  6. Use at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Determine competitive advantage strategies to exploit innovation at a given company.
  1. By submitting this paper, you agree: (1) that you are submitting your paper to be used and stored as part of the SafeAssign™ services in accordance with the Blackboard Privacy Policy; (2) that your institution may use your paper in accordance with your institution’s policies; and (3) that your use of SafeAssign will be without recourse against Blackboard Inc. and its affiliates

Determine competitive advantage strategies to exploit innovation at a given company.

Exploiting Innovation

Overview

Case 10: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Disrupting the Fast‐food Business, you will determine the company’s top advantage(s) and recommend alternative strategies that the company could take in order to beat its competitors.

Instructions

Write a 3–5-page paper in which you:

  1. Evaluate the importance of innovation for the long-term survival for your chosen company, as well as the industry that your chosen company fits in. Next, recommend an overall strategy in order to foster innovation in your chosen company. Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Speculate on how you would expect the industry to evolve over a period of five and ten years, based on your analysis of the innovative and technology trends from Project Deliverable 2. Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Determine your chosen company’s top advantage(s) over its competitors. Justify your answer.
  4. Determine two or three strategies that the company could use to exploit its innovation breakthroughs, using the top advantage(s) that you determined in Question 3. Analyze the main advantages and disadvantages of each strategy.
  5. Recommend one of the strategies that you determined for the company and suggest how pursuing that strategy would exploit the company’s advantages over its competitors and minimize its key weaknesses. Provide a rationale for your response.
  6. Use at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Determine competitive advantage strategies to exploit innovation at a given company.
  1. By submitting this paper, you agree: (1) that you are submitting your paper to be used and stored as part of the SafeAssign™ services in accordance with the Blackboard Privacy Policy; (2) that your institution may use your paper in accordance with your institution’s policies; and (3) that your use of SafeAssign will be without recourse against Blackboard Inc. and its affiliates

Create a broad question derived from a topic from the textbook that interests you (E.g., How can a manager best keep employees motivate

  1. For this paper, your task is to seek out and interview a manager and prepare a paper based on what you learn. The manager should not be a family member but could be your own manager. It does not have to be your own manager.
    Create a broad question derived from a topic from the textbook that interests you (E.g., How can a manager best keep employees motivated?). Prepare an interview protocol consisting of 5-10 smaller questions that address this broader theme. Given that the paper is due mid-way through this 7-week course (see the Course Schedule for the due date), you might need to read ahead a bit to locate and learn about a topic that is of particular interest to you. Skimming the textbook’s table of contents can help to initially direct you to a topic of interest.
    Use your interview protocol in an hour-long interview with a manager and prepare a paper based on what you have learned through the interview with the manager, in terms of your topic of interest. Your paper should be 5-6 pages (1-inch margins, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font). You can use whichever other formatting you choose, as long as it meets these specifications.
    (1) Start your paper by naming and describing the manager you interviewed in a few sentences.
    (2) State the broad interview question you crafted.
    (3) Compare what you have learned through your interview to what you have learned in the course/textbook. Explicitly reference course concepts.
    (4) The manager you interview will likely bring up problems they regularly experience. Think upon those problems and indicate in your paper how, if you were a management consultant, you might draw from the course material to suggest potential solutions.
    (5) Include your 5-10 question interview protocol, as well as the contact information for the manager, at the end of the paper in a single Appendix. The Appendix does not contribute toward your page limit. No special formatting is required for the Appendix – please keep font size and spacing and margins consistent with what is listed above. Simply put the title ‘Appendix’ at the top center of the page.
    Do not waste space within the actual paper repeating your 5-10 interview questions – this should not read like a Q&A. If you need to give context by referencing an interview question, you might wish to number your interview questions in your Appendix and then reference the question number in the text of your paper.
    When referencing concepts in the textbook, you can simply say “In the textbook, we learn that…” or “Williams says that…” (Williams is the textbook author). You do not need to provide citations for the textbook.
    Since you only need to relate your interview content to the textbook content, a bibliography (references section) is not required. If you wish to relate to outside sources (this is not required), please cite those in text and append a bibliography to your paper [citations and bibliography in the consistent style/format (e.g., APA, MLA) of your choosing]. This bibliography does not count toward the page limit.
    A highly-graded paper will:
    (1) Provide an appropriate, broad question that is inspired by the textbook material (e.g., How can a manager inspire high levels of productivity among subordinates?) and that serves as the theme for the interview.
    (2) Contain well-designed interview questions that effectively address this broader question. Well-designed questions are concise, easy to understand, and address a single issue at a time. Some example questions that would help get at the broader question above: “In your experience, what are the biggest hindrances to your subordinates’ productivity?” and “What are the incentives that you use – if any – to enhance productivity among subordinates?”
    (3) Draw explicit connections between the course material and the responses provided by the manager. Does the manager provide answers that confirm what you’ve learned in this course or do they challenge what you’ve been learning? If it’s the latter, why do you think that might be? Be specific here. Name the textbook concepts/constructs that you are comparing the manager’s responses to. So, going back to the example I’ve been using, you might compare the manager’s responses about incentives to the concepts of intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in the textbook chapter on motivation.
    (4) If applicable, make suggestions – using course concepts – to problems that the manager being interviewed discloses. This might not be applicable if the manager does not disclose any struggles when they’re providing answers to your questions. But I expect that they will. I do not expect you to give these suggestions directly to the manager (though of course you’re free to!), but you would simply include them in your paper. Going back to the example I’ve been using, this might look something like this: “Melissa indicated limited success using extrinsic rewards, such as commission, to sustain productivity. Based on what I have learned in this course, I believe she might have more success if she learns what her employees find intrinsically rewarding in their work, and restructure their work where possible so that it offers more intrinsic rewards.”
    (5) Be free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Describe  The Importance of Training and Development in the Workplace

Describe  The Importance of Training and Development in the Workplace

Topic #1 – Example of Workplace Training

Provide an example of when you were recently trained.  What was the purpose of the training? How did you benefit? How did the organization benefit?

Topic #2 – Strategic Role of Training and Development

Several training areas offer specific value to organizations: new hire orientation, diversity and inclusion, anti-harassment/anti-discrimination, skills training, and safety training. Select one of these areas and explain its role within an organization’s training and development strategy.  Support your position with at least one scholarly source from the class resources (provide citation).

  • Chapter 8: Training and Development (see Content below)
  • Dunlap, M. (2015). 5 Keys to an Effective Training and Development Program. Journal of Financial Planning, 28(1), 20-21. (Available by searching via Google or UMUC library database)

Describe Training & Development In Organizations

Topic #1 – Example of Workplace Training

Provide an example of when you were recently trained.  What was the purpose of the training? How did you benefit? How did the organization benefit?

Topic #2 – Strategic Role of Training and Development

Several training areas offer specific value to organizations: new hire orientation, diversity and inclusion, anti-harassment/anti-discrimination, skills training, and safety training. Select one of these areas and explain its role within an organization’s training and development strategy.  Support your position with at least one scholarly source from the class resources (provide citation).

  • Chapter 8: Training and Development (see Content below)
  • Dunlap, M. (2015). 5 Keys to an Effective Training and Development Program. Journal of Financial Planning, 28(1), 20-21. (Available by searching via Google or UMUC library database)

Discuss Strategic Role of Training and Development

Topic #1 – Example of Workplace Training

Provide an example of when you were recently trained.  What was the purpose of the training? How did you benefit? How did the organization benefit?

Topic #2 – Strategic Role of Training and Development

Several training areas offer specific value to organizations: new hire orientation, diversity and inclusion, anti-harassment/anti-discrimination, skills training, and safety training. Select one of these areas and explain its role within an organization’s training and development strategy.  Support your position with at least one scholarly source from the class resources (provide citation).

  • Chapter 8: Training and Development (see Content below)
  • Dunlap, M. (2015). 5 Keys to an Effective Training and Development Program. Journal of Financial Planning, 28(1), 20-21. (Available by searching via Google or UMUC library database)