HRM 530 Discussion Questions Week 1 to 7
HRM 530 Week 1 Discussion Questions
Technology and Strategic HRM
This course focuses on the strategic value that technology brings to HRM and the business. Thanks to technology, HRM is now a strategic partner in companies. How specifically has technology created this strategic partnership? Share an example. What value has resulted from this strategic partnership?
HRM Technology Trends
From the lecture, you can see how far HRM has evolved. Conduct some research using your text, supplemental readings, and other academic sources. What are some of the current trends in HRM
technology? Where do you see HRM technology headed? Provide specifics.
HRM 530 Week 2 Discussion Question
HRM Strategic Partnership
As shared in this week’s lecture, HRM has moved from support to strategic partner. The examples shared included tracking employee work time, tracking leaves, and time tracking for payroll
purposes. How has, and how can, HRISs impact this strategic partnership? Review an example from your employer or through research on how a business has used HRM technology to create a
Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) is a valuable tool to help organizations assess the probability of process change. Why might this be an important concept for HRM professionals introducing new technology? How might you apply the BPR process to an HR office that currently only has an employee database and no other automated HRM functions? The HRM director states the business is simply too small (1,000 employees). Build your business
HRM 530 Week 3 Discussion Questions
Compensation & Benefits
What are some ways technology is changing how companies manage compensation, benefit plans, and associated costs? How does managing employee compensation tie into overall business objectives? Explain.
Share your thoughts after reviewing the presentation under the Week 3 tab titled “HRIS ‘Types’.” What types of reports, data, etc. would you want to collect and analyze as it relates to compensation and benefits? For what purpose? This is a good opportunity to practice for your Written Assignment #2 due Week 4 and Final Project due Week 7.
HRM 530 Week 4 Discussion Questions
Performance Mgmt./Employee Dev.
How does the use of technology change our traditional pen-and-paper performance evaluations? Many organizations are turning to technology to improve employee development programs. What
are the benefits and risks as it relates to employee development?
HRM 530 Discussion Questions Week 5
Business Process Re-Engineering
Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) is a valuable tool to help organizations assess the probability of process change. Why might this be an important concept for HRM professionals introducing new technology? How might you apply the BPR process to an HRM office that currently only has an employee database and no other automated HRM functions? The HRM director states the business is simply too small (1,000 employees). Build your business case.
Read the business scenario at the following link: Business Scenario for RFP I am your County client, ask me questions towards helping to write an RFP. What information do you need based
on the business scenario to write an RFP (you are not required to actually write an RFP; however, you must have gathered enough information from this discussion to create)?
HRM 530 Discussion Questions Week 6
HRM, Technology and Change
Even though technology has shifted HRM to strategic partner, has this change resulted in HRM losing sight of its role towards employee resource and support? While companies are seeing the
value in moving to a technological based business, how might HRM technology impact the “human” side of “human resource”?
Self-Services/MSS and ESS
Based on your text and supplemental readings, what are some of the potential problems associated with the self-service concept? After sharing some problems facing self-service, how would you
address those problems? What benefits would you add to those already reviewed in your text and the lecture?
HRM 530 Discussion Questions Week 7
Securing Employee Data
There are so many legal and privacy implications involved in the use of HRM technology. What are the most important things HRM practitioners need to do to protect their organizations and their
employees? What steps would you take in the event your employee records were breached?
John Jones Tutorial
As you reviewed in the HRIS Systems tutorial, there are a variety of ways in which we can use data through HRM technology. What other information might you want to find out about John Jones from the tutorial? Explain. Once you obtain more information about Mr. Jones, what might be your next step in pulling information? Explain