Assignment 1: Discussion—Course Reflection As business leaders, you must determine how to best balance the legal and ethical concerns of talent management with the overall objectives of the organization. Each module of this course covered a different aspect of HRM and provided tips for implementing a range of strategies. Reflect on your work throughout this course and respond to the following: 1. What are the concepts and actions you’ve learned that can be implemented in your current or future career? 2. Are there any current best practices that you disagree with? What changes would you recommend? 3. What is the best, most valuable concept you gained from this course? Explain your choice. COURSE INFORMATION IS BELOW B7426 Strategic Talent Management This course covers research on principles and models that help organizations to scale their human talent globally. It addresses talent management strategy from planning to development. Students learn how to develop and implement effective talent management systems within a multicultural organization. Course Introduction Managers are expected to add value by managing the people in their teams effectively. This course is designed for those of you whose job responsibilities will inevitably involve managing the organization’s people, as well as the capital, material, and information assets. Simply put, managers are ultimately accountable to their organizations for the impact of human resource management (HRM) activities. To effectively manage employees to achieve organizational goals, HRM activities must concentrate on recruiting, hiring, training, improving employees’ quality of life, providing career advancement, and developing top-tier talent. Therefore, as a unifying theme for this course, these activities are linked together to help HRM form a strategic talent management system. This course will cover the following aspects of HRM: · Module 1 begins by defining the roles of HRM and exploring how certain HRM aspects, including technology and diversity, come together to further an organization’s overall strategic goals. · Module 2 will cover how local and national employment laws work to protect the needs and rights of both the company and its employees. · In Module 3, the concept of company and employee needs is further examined. You will learn about unions, organizational policies, and ethics. · Modules 4, 5, and 6 cover the more traditional components of human resources—compensation, recruitment and hiring, and training. In these modules, you will examine current trends in each of these topics. · In Modules 7 and 8, you will research new methods of employment measurement and retention and discuss ways to evaluate and adjust the overall HRM program. You will complete two major required assignments in this course. In Module 4, you will identify the key legal and ethical issues in hiring new employees for a startup manufacturing company. In Module 7, you will identify ways to motivate and retain the current employees of a successful tech company. In addition, you will take part in discussions and complete written assignments as part of this course.