Talent Management Initiatives

OL 211 Final Project Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric Overview: This milestone is designed to begin a critical analysis applying knowledge gained within the course. This short paper assignment is the first step in the analysis of the company that will become your final project. For the final project, you will review the human resource management (HRM) in an organization through a real scenario. This case study will give you the opportunity to explore various roles and processes within the human resources profession. A key skill for any professional working in human resources is the ability to develop and implement processes that align with a company’s strategic plan and mission. Begin by reading the first 13 pages of the case study A.P. Moller-Maersk Group: Evaluating Strategic Talent Management Initiatives (up to HR-Customer Initiative at Maersk) located in your Harvard Business Review Coursepack. Start your short paper by briefly answering the following questions:

1. Explain why the human resource function should be aligned with an organization’s strategic plan (use ideas from the Module One discussion on this topic).

2. Explain how current global conditions in Maersk’s industry impact human resource management practices within this organization (use ideas from the Module One discussion on this topic).

Then, using the material on recruitment strategies provided in this week’s lesson and the case study, address the following:

1. Compare and contrast recruitment and selection of internal versus external candidates in general. 2. Describe how Maersk has recruited and selected new employees who were aligned with the organization’s vision and goals over the years. 3. Assess the effectiveness of its recruitment process and determine what changes if any you would recommend to improve employee success and

retention. Guidelines for Submission: Your submission should be 2–3 pages in length and double-spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font. Be sure to list your references at the end of your paper. Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard. Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center. For more information, review these instructions.

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Rubric Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value

HRM Functions and Practices:

Function

Meets “Proficient” criteria and explanation is supported with evidence

Explains why the human resource function should be aligned with an organization’s strategic plan

Explains why the human resource function should be aligned with an organization’s strategic plan, but explanation is cursory or inaccurate

Does not explain why the human resource function should be aligned with an organization’s strategic plan

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HRM Functions and Practices:

Global Conditions

Meets “Proficient” criteria and explanation is clear and detailed

Explains how current global conditions in the industry impact human resource management practices within organizations

Explains how current global conditions in the industry impact human resource management practices within organizations, but explanation is cursory or has gaps in accuracy

Does not explain how current global conditions impact human resource management practices within organizations

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Staffing: Recruit

Meets “Proficient” criteria and description demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the relationship between recruiting and the organization’s vision and goals

Describes a process to recruit and select new employees who are aligned with the organization’s vision and goals

Describes a process to recruit and select new employees who are aligned with the organization’s vision and goals, but description is cursory or inaccurate

Does not describe a process to recruit and select new employees who are aligned with the organization’s vision and goals

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Staffing: Candidates

Meets “Proficient” criteria and establishes which method would be more beneficial for an organization based on the research

Compares and contrasts recruitment and selection of internal versus external candidates using the Society for Human Resource Management website as a resource

Compares and contrasts recruitment and selection of internal versus external candidates but does not utilize the Society for Human Resource Management website as a resource

Does not compare and contrast recruitment and selection of internal versus external candidates using the Society for Human Resource Management website as a resource

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Articulation of Response

Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas

8

Earned Total 100%