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). Harvard Business Publishing does not allow direct linking to articles in the Harvard Business Review from course management systems such as Blackboard. To locate this article, click on the article’s title. This will open the search page for the Business Source Complete database. Type in the article title “A.P. MollerMaersk Group: Evaluating Strategic Talent Management Initiatives” and click the “Search” button. That will bring up the article’s record and link to its text. 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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