WEEK 1Please respond to the following:The goal of HRM is to maximize the productivity of an organization by optimizing the effectiveness of employees while simultaneously improving the work life of employees and treating them as valuable resources. What do you believe the HR department at your company, or company you’ve worked for inthe past, has done to achieve those goals?Our Human Resource Manager is a great asset to daily function within my organization. She keeps us trained and informed of forever changing policy changes. The agency I am employed with does not compensate us until recently with a 1% raise but our HRM is constantly rewarding my team with special privileges such as time off without the guilt of taking leave. She will sometime reward my team with a breakfast or luncheon. These small rewards help keep us motivated. HRM will come to our offices every morning or throughout the day just to speak, to inquire about our wellbeing, or to ask if we need help with our workload. We feel encouraged when she steps in to take on a task just to help out the office with meeting goals set by management. She is great at listening to conflicts andgrievances between employees always looking for a resolution. HRM is always excited to reward, acknowledge, and help increase employee morale which at times is low due to the amount of work.Humans are the best resource. Sometimes HRM and management lose touch and become far removedwhen they do not participate in the hands on work. When HRM and management step in and work alongside us, we feel motivated and that gives us the extra push needed to meet goals. Poor morale builds resentment and decreases productivity. The organization will suffer as a whole if employees are lacking enthusiasm.WEEK 2Based on your experience and Chapter 2 in your textbook, select the compliance issue that you believe is the most challenging for an average HR department. Provide a rationale for your response. Then, respond to at least one (1) of your classmates who chose a different challenge and try and persuade themto your way ofthinking.I do not participate in holiday celebrations. During the holiday season my supervisor told me that because I was not celebrating with the office I would have to work in another job function to cover a position since the office was about to have their holiday luncheon. I expressed my feelings stating that I should not have to change my job function because I opted out of participating as I always have during holiday office parties. My supervisor escalated the matter to the office manager who became very upset and requested that my supervisor take disciplinary action by writing up the incident as being insubordinate. My supervisor did not feel disciplinary action should be taken against me and contacted the HRM who explained that per policy my job function cannot change due to my religious beliefs.
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