Select an organization within which you can conduct research in order to complete this assignment.



Step 1

Select an organization within which you can conduct research in order to complete this assignment. The company must have a person responsible for the HR function. Once you have decided who you will be interviewing, send me the name, position, and contact information for the individual you will be interviewing along with the company’s name and address. This must be a Canadian company.

Review the critical path for the deadline for your group to submit your company and interviewee information.

 once you are clear about how you will conduct you work, begin to complete your work (Step 2 - Parts A - E below).

Part A: Company Research
Conduct an in-depth interview (via email or in person) with the HR manager or supervisor (or someone in a comparable position) to familiarize your team with the company and HR-related practices. Obtain information about the company’s mission statement, values, strategic goals/direction and other points of interest you think are relevant to your project. Some of this data may also be obtained via internet or printed documentation available from the company.

Part A should include a list of the interview questions that you asked and the manager’s corresponding answers (EACH ONE IS TO REVIEW DRAFT QUESTIONS PRIOR TO INTERVIEW). The interview results should be presented in a typed version in your final report. Also, include the name, title and business phone number of your company contact (business card is acceptable). Make sure all interview questions are relevant to the project, that is, they provide you with information to help your team complete sections B - E in the assignment.

Part B: Performance Appraisal System
Select one classification of employees compensated with either wages or salaries at the management, professional or non-management level.

Review the job description for this classification and analyze the current performance appraisal system. Suggest changes or improvements to the current system. If there is not a system for this particular job classification, then design an effective appraisal program, studied in this course, which is aligned with the corporate direction. Provide a rationale for the performance management system that you designed. (Refer to Chapter 8 in your textbook).

Include a copy of the job description or any supporting documentation in your final report. The job description can be one you obtain or one you create for the chosen position.

Part C: Compensation
Identify and explain the current types of pay incentive programs for this position or, if none exist, what incentive system would you recommend for this job classification to motivate them to high performance. Support your recommendations with references to theories of incentive plans and why you believe such incentive plans are beneficial to this particular company. (Refer to Chapter 10 in your textbook)

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