Assignment 2

Assignment 2 
Please read ALL directions below before starting your assignment. You may find it helpful to print a copy and cross off or highlight as you complete each expectation. Good luck!  
HRMN300 Assignment 2 – Summer 2019 – Dr. Chris Cavanaugh    INSTRUCTIONS:  
• Please submit your assignment as an attachment in your assignments folder.  • Your assignment cannot be accepted via messages, email or conferences.  • You must submit to the assignment link by the due date stated in the syllabus for credit. A missing assignment will be assigned a 0.  • Respond to all three questions below on a new, blank word processing document (such as MS Word). Identify them as Question A, B, and C.  • Develop each answer to the fullest extent possible, discussing the nuances of each topic and presenting your arguments logically. In addition, include citations from outside resources to support your arguments.  o Each answer should be robust and developed in-depth.  o You are expected to demonstrate critical thinking skills as well as an understanding of the issues identified. Some questions may also require personal reflection and practical application Your responses will be evaluated for content as well as grammar and punctuation.  o All writing must be your original work. PLEASE do not copy or quote anything. Sources are just that, a reference. Once you locate the information, read and interpret the data. What does it mean to you? Type your own thoughts and own words. Then, include in-text citations to support your ideas. This is not a research paper.    
FORMAT:  
o Include a Cover Page with Name, Date, and Title of Assignment. o Do not include the original question, only the question letter (A, B, or C). o Each response should be written in complete sentences, double-spaced and spell-checked. Use 12-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins on all sides. Include page numbers according to APA formatting guidelines.  o In addition, you will want to include citations in APA format at the end of each answer. Include a minimum of 3 references for each answer. References should not be older than 5 years.  
 
  

 

 
Question A: 
Developing employees is different than training employees, though human resource functions often tend to group these activities together.  Training and development are not always mutually exclusive, though they do have a different focus.  Though training programs tend to be focused on improving employee performance in a current job, they may also be preparing employees for future assignments/jobs.  In your own words, please describe how:   
a) employee development differs from training;   
b) how training options can be used to support employee development; and  
c) how training and development support career planning. 
 
Question B:  
A) Mentoring and coaching are two different types of relationships used to develop employees. Discuss (compare and contrast) the roles of mentor and coach. How are they similar?  How are they different? How are they relevant to the career development process? Do you believe these programs should be formal or informal and why?  
B) Discuss your experience with coaching and mentoring. How does your organization use coaching and mentoring programs? Did you (or would you) find them effective in helping you achieve your career goals?  How so?  
 
Question C: 
A) Describe how a performance management system is different from an annual performance appraisal event.  What makes it more effective? What happens when the entire process is not followed? What are some of the negative impacts of poorly conducted performance appraisals? Be detailed in your response and share few examples of what you have observed in your previous or current organizations. B) Discuss your personal experience with performance evaluations.  How were your performance goals established?  Was it limited to an annual appraisal or was there ongoing feedback?  How did these factors influence your performance and motivation

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