Workforce Planning

INTRODUCTION In today’s hypercompetitive business environment, an organization’s sustainable competitive advantage is derived largely from intangible assets: human, social, and intellectual capital. Intangible assets are produced by skilled, capable workers. Human resource professionals enable current and future organizational competitiveness by maintaining an adequate supply of people with the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to produce these resources. This is accomplished through workforce planning, recruitment and selection of top-quality talent, and effective employee relations management. As a human resource professional, your ability to effectively identify your organization’s need for employees, plan and implement employee recruitment and selection strategies, and manage employee relations will directly contribute to your organization’s success. SCENARIO You are the newly appointed director of human resource management for the fire department of a city in the northeastern United States. Your organization has struggled to hire new firefighters for some time. Your predecessor attempted to increase recruitment and selection of new firefighters by implementing an employee referral plan; however, the number of new hires through referrals has fallen short of hiring goals. The need for firefighters intensified when your city’s newly elected mayor promised to combat wildfires by increasing the number of firefighters in areas with higher wildfire risk. The fire department has met the need for increased staff by assigning existing firefighters the additional hours and paying overtime wages. As the number of hours worked and overtime payments increased over time, the practice—originally intended to be a short-term remedy—attracted unwanted attention. A front-page article in your city’s newspaper has revealed that three firefighters earned higher annual salaries than the mayor, due to excessive overtime. Stung and embarrassed by this disclosure, the mayor fired your predecessor and put you in his place. Both the mayor and your boss have given orders to “reduce overtime by hiring new firefighters immediately!” The mayor’s mandate to cut the overtime of currently employed firefighters has created an employee relations problem. The city’s firefighters have worked extra hours for so long that the extra overtime pay is now perceived as an entitlement. Some firefighters have assumed loans or increased living expenses in the expectation that the opportunity to earn overtime pay would continue. They are now unhappy that their ability to earn overtime pay will be greatly reduced (by the hiring of new firefighters) and are upset by the way they learned about city management’s decision to cut overtime pay. Representatives of the union have responded with the attached “Memo on Firefighters’ Reaction to Planned Cuts in Overtime Pay.” You must manage the current conflict between the firefighters and city management and try to prevent future conflicts by developing a workplace culture that creates a positive work environment for employees and management. You will also revise job descriptions and selection procedures using the attached “Job Description of City Firefighters” to make managing workplace conflict a required job competency. REQUIREMENTS Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. The originality report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide.   You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.   Tasks may not be submitted as cloud links, such as links to Google Docs, Google Slides, OneDrive, etc., unless specified in the task requirements. All other submissions must be file types that are uploaded and submitted as attachments (e.g., .docx, .pdf, .ppt).   Create a report (suggested length of 3–5 pages) in which you discuss strategies for managing conflict caused by cuts in overtime pay by doing the following:   A.  Discuss three causes of workplace conflict between the city’s firefighters and city management in the current situation.   B.  Discuss two possible short-term outcomes if the conflict is not resolved.   C.  Discuss two possible long-term outcomes if the conflict is not resolved.   D.  Discuss three possible actions for resolving the current conflict about overtime pay.   E.  Design a plan to create a more positive work culture in the city’s fire department by doing the following: 1.  Discuss two basic components of a work culture that prevent negative conflict. 2.  Create two new specifications for the “required” section of the attached “Job Description of City Firefighters” that relate to a candidate’s ability to effectively manage workplace conflict. 3.  Create three situational interview questions designed to illuminate a job candidate’s competency in managing workplace conflict.   F.  Explain two methods of evaluating improvements in employee relations in the city fire department.   G.  Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.   H.  Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission

Struggling to find relevant content or pressed for time? – Don’t worry, we have a team of professionals to help you on
Workforce Planning
Get a 15% Discount on this Paper
Order Now
Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
Sign up, place your order, and leave the rest to our professional paper writers in less than 2 minutes.
step 1
Upload assignment instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
s
Get personalized services with MyCoursebay
One writer for all your papers
You can select one writer for all your papers. This option enhances the consistency in the quality of your assignments. Select your preferred writer from the list of writers who have handledf your previous assignments
Same paper from different writers
Are you ordering the same assignment for a friend? You can get the same paper from different writers. The goal is to produce 100% unique and original papers
Copy of sources used
Our homework writers will provide you with copies of sources used on your request. Just add the option when plaing your order
What our partners say about us
We appreciate every review and are always looking for ways to grow. See what other students think about our do my paper service.
Social Work and Human Services
Excellent Work
Customer 452587, November 22nd, 2021
Other
GREAT
Customer 452813, June 25th, 2022
Medicine
Thank you for the great services
Customer 452635, April 24th, 2022
Human Resources Management (HRM)
Thank you so much.
Customer 452701, August 14th, 2023
Nursing
excellent service! Not a beat missed!
Customer 452453, October 17th, 2021
Nursing
The writer went above and beyond as usual. Always a great experience with these writers.
Customer 452707, December 4th, 2022
Human Resources Management (HRM)
Thanks for the revision. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Customer 452701, August 27th, 2023
Other
AWESOME
Customer 452813, July 5th, 2022
Social Work and Human Services
Excellent Work!!!!
Customer 452587, November 29th, 2021
Social Work and Human Services
Great Work!
Customer 452587, September 16th, 2021
Other
GREAT
Customer 452813, July 3rd, 2022
Professions and Applied Sciences
Amazing work!
Customer 452707, May 29th, 2022
OUR GIFT TO YOU
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat

Good News ! We now help with PROCTORED EXAM. Chat with a support agent for more information

NEW

Thank you for choosing MyCoursebay. Your presence is a motivation to us. All papers are written from scratch. Plagiarism is not tolerated. Order now for a 15% discount

Order Now