Each student will be required to hand in one HR Application assignment on a curr

Each student will be required to hand in one HR Application assignment on a current event related to topics covered throughout the course. You are required to select any current newsworthy item in the news related to any topic of study covered in the course outline during the term and write a brief paper (700 – 900 words double spaced) utilizing APA Formatting. Further details will be discussed in class and posted in My Blackboard along with Marking Guide. Your report must include the following:
A Title Page
A short summary of the news item (link for article must be provided as reference)
Which topic does the article relate to from the textbook? – provide a brief overview of the topics within the specific chapter.
Most importantly, your analysis on the implications of the specific media. Questions to consider as part of the Application Section of the Assessment Rubric:
What are the HR planning issues to consider and implications of the news item and how would you consider addressing them as an HR professional? Link your thinking back to specific information from our text?
Does the article identify specific HR practices. Is best practice being followed when you compare article to textbook? Why or why not? Do you agree or disagree with what HR principles and practices are being represented in the article? Why or why not?
How would you address a similar situation in a different/future work environment as well as considers vantage point from an entry level, middle management, and senior management perspective?
Outside research on these topics is not required, utilize the information from the text.
Media articles must have been published within 90 days of the start of this class.
Do not choose an academic or trade journal article for this assignment. It must be something in the media.

R.R. Roads and Sons has been manufacturing various metal brackets for over a hun

R.R. Roads and Sons has been manufacturing various metal brackets for over a hundred years. It has been run by the Roads family men all during this period. Now within the latest generation of Roads men, no one is interested in taking over the family business. There have been generations of women in the family that have never even been considered to run the business. Now the board of directors for the business (made up entirely of Roads family members, with some older female family members in their 70’s included) has to chart the direction for the family business going forward. The board wants to keep the management of the business within the family, but are open to looking at other options as well. The business does have two older male employees, in their 60’s, who are supervisors and have been there for decades. However, they have not been trained to have a career path in managing the whole company.
What recommendations can you make with regard to talent management, career paths, and succession planning to help this company move forward on this issue?
Also, what can this company do to ensure they don’t run into this problem again, and why would that be important to consider?
Create a new discussion topic by clicking the ‘**REPLY HERE**’ post. In your reply, you will post your answers to the Skill Building Activity questions. Your response to the activity questions should be a minimum of 250 words. Going over the minimum word length requirement is acceptable; however, I am not looking for 1000+ words! It is suggested that you use MS Word or another word processing application that can check spelling/grammar and can show the word count.
Because this is a skill building activity, it is important that you do your best to evaluate and assess the discussion without bias or judgment. You are expected to properly cite (https://gmcga.libguides.com/citationmanagement/APA7th) and incorporate scholarly/peer reviewed sources (http://gmcga.libguides.com/periodicals) in your skill building activity topic/posts.
Be as thorough as possible when writing your activity topic/posts, and remember, this is an academic assignment, so no “text-talk,” no conversational tone, and ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS… don’t plagiarize!! Lastly, spell-check and proofread your work! Failure to follow these steps will negatively impact your grade.
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Listed below are topic(s) I would like for each of you to discuss throughout the

Listed below are topic(s) I would like for each of you to discuss throughout the week. Refer to the textbook, weekly materials, and/or the GMC library when researching the topics for this Discussion Forum. Put your writing into your own words, do not copy directly from the source. If you incorporate external resources (http://gmcga.libguides.com/periodicals) in your posts be sure to cite (https://gmcga.libguides.com/citationmanagement/APA7th) them properly. Lastly, review how to paraphrase and quote resources before you begin posting (http://gmcga.libguides.com/c.php?g=458&p=996448).
Identify how training employees can help a company support its long-term strategy.
Describe five instructional strategies and discuss how each strategy works.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of E-learning.
Task 1: Create a new discussion topic on or before the due date in the Course Syllabus -> Course Schedule by clicking the ‘**REPLY HERE**’ post below. In your reply, you will post your response to the main topic. Your response should be a minimum of 150 words. Going over the minimum word length requirement is acceptable; however, I am not looking for 500+ words!
Materials
TEXTBOOK INFORMATION
Mathis, R. L., Jackson, J. H., & Valentine, S. (2016). Human resource management: Essential perspectives (7th ed.). Cengage.
ISBN-10: 1305115244/E-text ISBN-10: 1305465229
ISBN-13: 9781305115248 /E-text ISBN-13: 9781305465220