ASSIGN 5

Assignments Overview
Welcome to HRM 599, the capstone course for your graduate degree. This course brings together the key concepts and learning from other courses you have taken in your MSHRM program. You will culminate your graduate degree journey with a final Capstone Project which will build on the previous three (3) assignments in the course. In addition, the job posting and resume / cover letter posting activity in Week 8 discussion also bridges the activities in Assignments 3 and 4 together. The combination of activities involved in your capstone project will prepare you for many key responsibilities you will face as a new Human Resource Manager.
For all four (4) assignments, as well as the Week 8 Discussion, you will be working with the same company, which you will select in Week 3 Assignment 1. It is recommended that you select a company in an industry in which you have some familiarity and / or experience, as you will be researching key HR issues within that industry. 
Below is a breakdown of the main tasks involved in your Capstone Project:
WeekAssignment / DiscussionTasks / Activities3Assignment 1Describing company’s business strategy; designing HRM management strategy; developing HR Scorecard table5Assignment 2Creating diversity and sexual harassment policies; developing a training plan for one (1) of those policies7Assignment 3Assessing HR functions; writing a job description; choosing a recruitment and selection method; developing a compensation and benefit package8Week 8 Discussion 2Creating a job posting for your job description; updating your resume; writing a cover letter; responding to another student’s job posting with your resume and cover letter10Assignment 4 (Final Capstone Project)Reviewing another student’s resume / cover letter for your job posting; critiquing the student’s competitive advantage; selecting an interview method; creating an interview form; conducting an interview; writing an interview summary and recommendation
Week 5 Assignment 2: Mitigating Legal Issues
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Assignment 2: Mitigating Legal Issues
Due Week 5 and worth 200 points
As you are reviewing the growth of your selected company, you are noticing how diversity and sexual harassment issues are impacting the overall company culture. You want to make sure that your friend is not vulnerable to any legal issues that could jeopardize the survivability of the company. You realize that you may need to start implementing a few policies now instead of waiting until the HR department has been fully materialized. You will also need to communicate the policies to the managers, staff and employees of your selected company. 
Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
1. Create a diversity policy for your selected company to mitigate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, etc. and to promote a diverse workplace. Note: Use the following samples as guidance.
Hint: Review the sample diversity policy
Hint: Review the Sample Human Resources Policies, Checklists, Forms, and Procedures, or use a sample policy from a company you are familiar with as guidance.
2. Create a sexual harassment policy for your selected company to address a sexual harassment complaint. Cover both quid pro quo and hostile work environment types of harassment in your policy.
Hint:  Review “Sample Policy 1: Sexual Harassment”
Hint: Review the Sample Human Resources Policies, Checklists, Forms, and Procedures, located at , or use a sample policy from a company you are familiar with as guidance.
Hint: Review the article titled “How to address an employee sexual harassment complaint”
3. Use the Diversity or Sexual Harassment Training Plan template to develop a training plan to communicate one (1) of the policies you created (the diversity policy or the sexual harassment policy) to the company’s managers, staff and employees.
Note: The completed Training Plan should be incorporated into the paper and is counted towards the total page length requirement for this assignment.
Hint: Review the article titled “How Do I Plan a Human Resource Training Program in an Organization Setting” 
4. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.
5. Format your assignment according to these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

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Develop human resource policies and practices that foster an appreciation for multiple cultures, ethnicities, and other diverse populations.   
Describe key laws governing employment and the required compliance for organizations.
Use communication skills to effectively convey human resource policies and practices throughout the organization.  
Demonstrate an ability to motivate individuals and teams toward organizational goals through the application of human resource initiatives and policies.  
Review the human resource management function of training and development and the function’s importance to business strategy.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in human resource management.
Write clearly and concisely about human resource management using proper writing mechanics. 
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 200
Assignment 2: Mitigating Legal Issues
Criteria
Unacceptable
Below 70% F
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Create a diversity policy for your selected company to mitigate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, etc. and to promote a diverse workplace.
Weight: 25%
Did not submit or incompletely created a diversity policy for your selected company to mitigate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, etc. and to promote a diverse workplace.
Partially created a diversity policy for your selected company to mitigate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, etc. and to promote a diverse workplace.
Satisfactorily created a diversity policy for your selected company to mitigate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, etc. and to promote a diverse workplace.
Thoroughly created a diversity policy for your selected company to mitigate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, etc. and to promote a diverse workplace.
2. Create a sexual harassment policy for your selected company to address a sexual harassment complaint. Cover both quid pro quo and hostile work environment types of harassment in your policy. 
Weight: 25%
Did not submit or incompletely created a sexual harassment policy for your selected company to address a sexual harassment complaint. Did not submit or incompletely covered both quid pro quo and hostile work environment types of harassment in your policy.
Partially created a sexual harassment policy for your selected company to address a sexual harassment complaint. Partially covered both quid pro quo and hostile work environment types of harassment in your policy.
Satisfactorily created a sexual harassment policy for your selected company to address a sexual harassment complaint.  Satisfactorily covered both quid pro quo and hostile work environment types of harassment in your policy.
Thoroughly created a sexual harassment policy for your selected company to address a sexual harassment complaint.  Thoroughly covered both quid pro quo and hostile work environment types of harassment in your policy.
3. Use the Diversity or Sexual Harassment Training Plan template located in Week 5 of your Blackboard course shell to develop a training plan to communicate one  (1) of the policies you created (the diversity policy or the sexual harassment policy) to the company’s managers, staff, and employees.
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely used the Diversity or Sexual Harassment Training Plan template located in Week 5 of your Blackboard course shell to develop a training plan to communicate one (1) of the policies you created (the diversity policy or the sexual harassment policy) to the company’s managers, staff, and employees.
Partially used the Diversity or Sexual Harassment Training Plan template located in Week 5 of your Blackboard course shell to develop a training plan to communicate one (1) of the policies you created (the diversity policy or the sexual harassment policy) to the company’s managers, staff, and employees.
Satisfactorily used the Diversity or Sexual Harassment Training Plan template located in Week 5 of your Blackboard course shell to develop a training plan to communicate one (1) of the policies you created (the diversity policy or the sexual harassment policy) to the company’s managers, staff, and employees.
Thoroughly used the Diversity or Sexual Harassment Training Plan template located in Week 5 of your Blackboard course shell to develop a training plan to communicate one (1) of the policies you created (the diversity policy or the sexual harassment policy) to the company’s managers, staff, and employees.
4. 4 references 
Weight: 10%
No references provided.
Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.
Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.
Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
5. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting
Weight: 5%
Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
6. Appropriate Use of APA In-Text Citations and Reference
Weight: 5%
Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section.
In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style.
Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.
In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.
7. Information Literacy / Integration of Sources
5%
Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.
Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
8. Clarity and Coherence of Writing
Weight: 5%
Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.
Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.
Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.
Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

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