Week 1_ Discussion Post (1st PORTION due Today) 


Write a 175- to 265-word response to the following:

Discuss and illustrate briefly each of the important trends influencing human resource management.Define strategic human resource management and give an example of strategic human resource.

 (PORTION 2 Due Saturday) Read and respond to at least two of your classmate’s discussion posts. Be constructive and professional with your thoughts, feedback or suggestions. (125 words EACH Response – 250 words in Total) **Classmate Posts Attached**

Week 1 _ Assignment (Due Saturday) 


Read “Application Case: Siemens Builds a Strategy-Oriented HR System” in Ch. 3 of Human Resource Management.

Write 350- to 700-word response to the following after reading the case:

  • Identify examples of at least four strategically required organizational outcomes, and four required workforce competencies and behaviors for Siemens, based on the information in this case.
  • Identify at least four strategically relevant HR policies and activities that Siemens has instituted to help human resource management contribute to achieving Siemens’ strategic goals.
  • Discuss the following regarding Siemens’ strategic goals:
  1. What overall goals does Siemens want to achieve?
  2. What must Siemens do operationally to achieve its goals?
  3. What employee attitudes and behaviors will produce these operational outcomes?

Submit your assignment.