Assignment 2: Required Assignment 2—Career Development Plan

Assignment 2: Required Assignment 2—Career Development Plan
In this assignment, you will recommend the components of a career development planning program and explain how the plan will integrate the organization’s mission and value statements.
Consider the following scenario:
You work in the HR Department of an electric power company in the southwestern region of the U.S. The company was founded in 1940 and has an excellent reputation as a provider of electricity. It is also considered to be an outstanding corporate citizen and known to be an excellent place to work. It has been ranked among the top three employers in the community for several years.
Its mission is to serve customer’s needs for electric power in ways that provide exceptional value to all stakeholders including customers, shareholders, employees, and the communities in which it operates.
Its values include providing a safe work environment; fairness and respect for customers, employees, shareholders, and partners; honoring commitments to use resources wisely; providing a high quality of work life for its employees; and striving for excellence and having fun.
Given its long history, many of its current employees are children or grandchildren of former employees so there are close family ties to the company as well as a sense of loyalty.
However, technological advancements in the power generation business over the years have resulted in jobs being either redesigned or eliminated. For example, in the past, the company had many employees who read meters, which showed the amount of electricity used by households. Meter readers traveled from house to house each month to log the information for billing purposes. Now meters are read automatically and data is transferred to the billing department via computer. This technological advancement eliminated the need for many employees who were required to resign, be laid off, or be retrained for other positions in the company.
The company faces a challenge as it strives to maintain its reputation as an excellent employer in the community, and, yet leverage advances in technology, which help it increase efficiency and remain competitive.
As a member of the HR team, you have been tasked with the responsibility of drafting a plan for a career development program for the company which will help managers effectively guide their staff in developing individual career development plans that are integrated with and support the company’s mission and values. Your report will be reviewed by senior HR managers as well as executive directors.
The HR department will have conducted a needs assessment as part of its strategic planning process to determine how the company will achieve its goals and objectives over the next 5–10 years. This assessment identifies areas where employees with new skill-sets will be required as well as areas where current employees with skill-sets may need to be either maintained or reduced (laid off).
As part of their annual performance appraisal, all employees will draft a personal and professional development plan on their own which will then be discussed with their manager. This plan should cover a five-year period and be reviewed and adjusted annually. It should include both formal training programs and individual initiatives to support personal and professional development interests.
By combining information about the company’s needs from the needs assessment and employees’ interests from the personal and professional development plans, it will be possible to develop a career planning program for the company that identifies the overlap between the company’s needs and employees’ interests and also detects gaps which could become opportunities for growth in the future. Overlapping areas indicate where the company needs skill-sets and the employees want to develop them while gaps indicate where the company needs skill-sets and there are no current employee interests in that area.
This process should help the company achieve a greater return on investment (ROI) from its training budget thus improving the bottom line. It should also result in lower employee turnover since employees will see that their personal and professional growth and the company’s needs are in alignment so they will be able to stay with the company and meet their personal and professional development goals.
Instructions:
Develop a six-to-eight-page document in Word format detailing how you would approach and organize a program to address needs for development of the company as well as individual employees. Be sure to clearly explain how you would create the plan, but do not create the plan itself. .
Address the following in the plan:
Identify the information needed to develop a template that will be used to complete the individual employee’s learning plan.
Identify the information needed in order to develop the company’s needs assessment.
Explain how you would coordinate both the individual employee’s plan and the company’s needs assessment into a comprehensive development plan. Be sure to identify overlaps or gaps.
Explain how you would use this information to create a roadmap for development of a career development program for the company.
Identify other factors that should be considered in this program’s development.
Explain how the proposed plan would help managers effectively guide their staff in developing individual career development plans that are integrated with and support the company’s mission and values.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Identified the information needed in order to develop the individual employee’s learning plan.
40
Identified the information needed in order to develop the company’s needs assessment.
36
Explained how both the individual employee’s plan and the company’s needs assessment will be coordinated to identify overlaps and gaps.
44
Explained how this information will be used to create a roadmap for development of a career development program for the company.
36
Identified other factors that should be considered in this program’s development.
36
Explained how the proposed plan would help managers effectively guide their staff in developing individual career development plans that are integrated with and support the company’s mission and values.
44
Developed a PowerPoint presentation to present to senior management explaining how this proposed plan would contribute to the resolution of human resource issues facing this company.
36
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
28
Total:

Analyze the relationships between the motivation of followers and the following theories:

Analyze the relationships between the motivation of followers and the following theories: McLelland’s Needs Theory, the Expectancy Theory, the Equity Theory, and the Two Factor Theory of Herzberg. Assess the creative thinking process and the motivational methods of leaders to enhance employee engagement and productivity. Analyze contemporary research to identify best practices in applying these theories to relationship building and motivational encouragement. Be sure to focus on organizational and employee approaches to motivation and delegation in order to effectively managing conflicts. Conclude by recommending strategies for conflict management based on your findings.

Support your paper with a minimum of five (5) scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Key points
Shrinking power of money as a motivator
involvement factor -Needs ; expectancy component; equity component; attitude component;
Finding right component

Lots of scholarly quotes

Review the Week 9 Assignment document provided to you by the Instructor.

Review the Week 9 Assignment document provided to you by the Instructor. Examine the budgeted and actual revenues and expenses for a hospital. Reflect on concepts of budgeting and variance. Refer to Chapter 10 and Chapter 11 of Financial Management of Health Care Organizations: An Introduction to Fundamental Tools, Concepts and Applications in this week’s Learning Resources for additional guidance.
Note: This Assignment will be graded using this rubric: Document: Week 9 Assignment Rubric (Word document)
The Assignment:
Using the “Week 9 Assignment Budget and Variance Excel Template” address the following:
Determine the total variance between the planned and actual budgets forSurgical Volume. Is the variance favorable or unfavorable?
Determine the total variance between the planned and actual budgets forPatient Days. Is the variance favorable or unfavorable?
Determine the service-related variance forSurgical Volume.
Determine the service-related variance forPatient Days.
Prepare a flexible budget estimate. Present a side-by-side budget, flexible budget estimate, and the actualSurgical Revenues.
Prepare a flexible budget estimate. Present a side-by-side budget, flexible budget estimate, and the actualPatient Expenses.
Determine what variances are due to change in volume and what variances are due to change in rates.
Your Assignment is due

Hello, It look like I read the instructions wrong in week 4,

Hello,
It look like I read the instructions wrong in week 4, we have an individual assignment that was given in week 4 but due week 5. I am asking if you can help me with this one the instructor just sent out a reminder about this assignment. Note from Dr. Skip – (There is also an individual assignment – please don’t forget this one too – it should NOT be about the same event as your group assignment. Dr. Skip Deskin) Sorry I did not pay attention to this, and is so late asking.
Application: Patient Safety Risks
As noted in the Institute of Medicine report, To Err is Human, “It may be part of human nature to err, but it is also part of human nature to create solutions, find better alternatives, and meet the challenges ahead” (Institute of Medicine, 1999, p. 15).
What are the most common—or most significant—risks to patient safety? How do these risks vary in different health care settings or with disparate groups of patients? What can be done to address these risks? You will explore these questions and more in this Application Assignment.
To prepare for this Application:
Begin by brainstorming types of health care organizations and groups of patients (e.g., geriatric patients requiring chronic care, pediatric patients admitted for acute care).Identify a particular type of setting and/or patient population to help you pinpoint your focus for the following step.
Review the National Patient Safety Goals, the CDC’s NHSN Web site, and the information on patient safety concerns presented in the other Learning Resources.Select a specific patient safety risk (e.g., patient falls, medication reconciliation) to focus on for this assignment.
Analyze the systems errors and/or human factors errors that should be considered with regard to this safety risk.
Reflect on related insights that could be gained from high-reliability organizations. What approaches do these organizations use that might be applicable within a health care organization?
Consider the strategies and tools (e.g., Six Sigma, Lean) that could be used to assess and reduce this particular risk.
Evaluate the potential benefits of patient and family involvement and steps that could be taken to ensure that they are included in this endeavor.
Note: To complete this Application Assignment, you will need to use the Learning Resources assigned in both Weeks 4 and 5.
The Assignment

Write a 4- to 5-page paper that addresses the following:
Briefly summarize the patient safety risk you have selected, and provide a rationale for why it deserves particular attention.
Analyze the influence of systems errors and human factors errors with regard to this risk.
Discuss related insights that could be gained from high-reliability organizations and how they might be applied within a health care organization.
Propose strategies and tools for assessing and reducing risk related to this safety issue.
Describe how patients and patients’ families can be involved in addressing this issue.
This Application is due at the end of Week 5. See the Week 5 Application area for submission instructions.
Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and from additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.
You have completed Week 4. Please proceed to Week 5.

The book is Shortell and Kaluzny’s Healthcare Management:

The book is Shortell and Kaluzny’s Healthcare Management: Organization Design and Behavior Chapter 2 on pages 57-58, please read Case: The New Department Director. Within a 3-page response. Respond to the following questions in your case study response.
As the new director, what problems does Dr. Grant face?
In managing his internal workforce, how could Dr. Grant have avoided the situation?
Using concepts of leadership and management from this chapter, what recommendations could be given to Dr. Grant so that he can move forward in implementing his changes and gain support?
RESPONSES MUST BE IN THE CASE STUDY FORMAT
1. Introduction to the Case Study This section serves as your introduction and must contain an explanation of the business issue presented in the case study.
2. Statement of the Problem. This section is an analysis of the case study information or data–this section discusses what information is being considered in overcoming the issue presented in the Case Study. You may wish to complete research on the issue(s) presented within the Case Study. Have other organizations had to deal with similar issues?
3. Generating Alternatives–this section discusses additional explanations for the issue presented. Are there additional problems presented?
4. Selecting Decision Criteria–this section explains what issues will be solved within the Case Study
5. Analyzing and Evaluating Alternatives–this section explains the importance of solving the issue and researched information to support your decision.
6. Selecting the Preferred Alternative–this section explains the decision chosen to “solve” the Case Study’s “problem”.
7. Recommendations–this section explains what must be done to “solve” the Case Study.

) Eight to (10) pages long. Generic organization choosen was US Air Force.

8) Eight to (10) pages long. Generic organization choosen was US Air Force. Due by Sunday 27th, Dec. Thank you…

Focus of the Final Paper

In Week One, you will choose a generic organization (manufacturing plant, hospital, etc.). Assume that you are a hired consultant for this organization. You have been asked by the president of the organization to prepare a background paper on the results of your research and to make recommendations to improve group productivity in the organization.
Your research has identified the following problems:
Role conflicts within groups
Communication problems among group members
Lack of cohesiveness in groups with diverse members
Excessive intergroup conflict
In an eight to ten-page paper, include the following:
Introduction – clear explanation of the type of organization
Explanation of how each problem could impact a group’s productivity (use examples to illustrate points)
Recommendations to resolve each problem
Suggestions, based on your knowledge of group dynamics, for a company-wide training program on best practices for group productivity
Conclusion/Summary
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least six scholarly sources.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

This needs to be 8 to 10 pages long….Due Sun, Dec 20th.

This needs to be 8 to 10 pages long….Due Sun, Dec 20th. Please read information.
Scenario No. 1: HIPAA Privacy Rule
Case Study: Imagine that you are the privacy officer for a small townhospital. You receive a report that there is a breach of privacy. You areinformed that a 15-year-old girl is received at the emergency with an emergencylabor. The baby is delivered in the emergency room as there is no time to movethe patient to the obstetrics (OB) department. In addition to the emergencydelivery, the baby is born with multiple medical problems. Once the mother andbaby are moved to obstetrics and neonate, care is given to both.
The OB nurse who took care of themother and baby completes her shift, and she goes home to her own daughter tohave a talk with her. She sits her daughter down and pleads with the girl totell her if she ever has any problems, especially when it comes to pregnancy.The nurse tells her daughter the story about the young patient who deliveredthat evening, and she accidentally mentions the patient’s name. The patient’sname is one of those odd names that immediately triggers the nurse’s daughterto relay that she knows the patient. The mother/nurse, realizing that she madea big mistake by mentioning the patient’s name, pleads with her daughter not tosay anything. Needless to say, word shoots through the four high schools in thetown the next day.
The nurse returns to work thefollowing evening, and she contacts you to hand in her badge and keys, statingthat she knows she made a mistake by breaching the young patient’s privacy andshe knows she is going to be fired. In addition to the breach of the obstetricsnurse, you learn that the patient hid her pregnancy from her family, and tomake matters worse, her aunt and mother are both nurses at the hospital. Youknow both of these nurses on a professional and personal level.
Scenario No. 1 HIPAA Privacy Rule ProjectAssignment:
Research the HIPAA Privacy Rule here:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2002). Standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information; Final Rule. Federal Register, 67(157), 53182-53273. Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/administrative/privacyrule/privrulepd.pdf
Then, perform additional researchregarding the HIPAA Privacy Rule and prepare your Final Paper by analyzing theissues through these questions in regards to the above scenario:
Analyze the specific requirements needed to perform this investigation.
Identify whether this incident was an actual breach of privacy according to the HIPAA law.
Examine the differences and similarities between the hospital’s stance and HIPAA as to whether the nurse should be fired from her job.
Explain why you would fire or not fire the nurse immediately or whether you would put her on administrative leave awaiting the details of the investigation.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, excluding title and reference pates, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least eight scholarly sources that were published within the past five years, including a minimum of four from academic journals found in the Ashford University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Part 1: Researching Federal Initiatives

Part 1: Researching Federal Initiatives
There are numerous federal initiatives in place to address current public health issues in environmental health, emergency preparedness and response, and injury prevention. Educating the public and developing health promotion programs are essential for improving the nation’s health and lowering healthcare costs associated with injury and disease.
Using the readings for this week, the South University Online Library, and the Internet, research various federal initiatives that have addressed public health issues. Respond to the following:
What federal initiatives are in place to address current public health issues? Explain in detail with a minimum of two examples.
What are the outcomes of these initiatives? Explain with examples.
Are there some issues that are not being adequately addressed? Explain giving examples from your research.
Part 2: Federal Response to Mass Immunizations
After a natural disaster or an infectious disease outbreak, immunizations are necessary to reduce the risk of infection. This is because immunizations work with the body’s natural defenses to help the body safely develop immunity to a potentially life-threatening disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established protocols to initiate mass immunizations to reduce the risk and spread of infectious diseases.
Consider the CDC’s public health response to an infectious disease outbreak in the aftermath of a hurricane.
Using the readings for this week and the Internet, respond to the following:
What is the CDC’s procedure for mass immunizations that are necessary for certain types of infectious outbreaks such as influenza, mumps, and tetanus?
How does the CDC communicate information on mass immunization clinics to the public?
What is the procedure for establishing a mass immunization clinic for tetanus in the aftermath of a hurricane because of the likelihood of injuries during the cleanup? Is this similar to the protocol established for influenza? Compare the two protocols.
What are some of the controversies surrounding such vaccinations?

HSC 3020 – Managed Care

HSC 3020 – Managed Care
Using the South University Online library or the Internet, research on a series of topics that will help you understand the current issues regarding managed care. You can use keywords, such as (but not limited to) managed care, current trends and issues in managed care, pharmacy benefit management, or utilization management. Like many other aspects of health care, managed care is continually changing and evolving to meet current consumer and market demands. This week, you are required to write an essay on the following topics:
Pharmacy benefit management
Utilization management
Use the following guidelines for developing your essay:
Select at least two articles for each topic from the SUO library, and write a review for each source of information.
Present a summary for each topic tying together the information learned about that topic.
Describe and evaluate the market forces, current trends, and changes in drug benefit programs over the last fifteen years.
Discuss basic approaches and techniques used in utilization management.
Analyze the future of utilization management approaches. How might they change and why?
Justify your ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from reputable and scholarly texts, websites, and other references.
Based on your research, summarize your findings on the selected topics and compile your observations in a 5- to 6-page Microsoft Word document.
Support your responses with examples.

Cal’s Pints produces ale and beer. Production is limited by the following scarce resources:

Cal’s Pints produces ale and beer. Production is limited by the following scarce resources: corn, hops, and malt. The brewery produces four different types of beer: golden ale, India Pale Ale (IPA), lager, and stout. Recipes for each require different proportions of resources, as shown in the table below:
Corn (lbs.)
Hops (oz.)
Malt (lbs.)
Golden ale
5
4
30
IPA
6
6
30
Lager
8
5
35
Stout
10
6
40
Available
650
430
1780
The profits for a barrel of each type of beer are as follows: $13/barrel for golden ale, $16/barrel for IPA, $14/barrel for lager, and $18/barrel for stout.
Formulate and solve a linear programming model for this product mix application in order to answer the following questions: How many barrels of each kind of beer should Cal’s Pints produce in order to maximize profit? What is the total profit that this combination of beers produced will yield.

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