The Role Of An Athletic Director

Assignment 2

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HRMN300 Assignment 2 – Summer 2021




· Please submit your assignment as an attachment in your assignments folder.

· Your assignment cannot be accepted via messages or email.

· You must submit to the assignment link by the due date stated in the syllabus for credit. A missing assignment will be assigned a 0.

· Respond to all three questions below on a new, blank word processing document (such as MS Word).

· Develop each answer to the fullest extent possible, discussing the nuances of each topic and presenting your arguments logically.

· In addition, include citations from the class content resources in weeks 1-6 to support your arguments.

· Each answer should be robust and developed in-depth.

· You are expected to demonstrate critical thinking skills as well as an understanding of the issues identified. Some questions may also require personal reflection and practical application Your responses will be evaluated for content as well as grammar and punctuation.

· All writing must be your original work. PLEASE do not copy or quote anything. Sources are just that, a reference. Once you locate the information, read and interpret the data. What does it mean to you? Type your own thoughts and own words. Then, include in-text citations to support your ideas. This is not a research paper.


· Include a Cover Page with Name, Date, and Title of Assignment. o Do not include the original question, only the question number.

· Each response should be written in complete sentences, doublespaced and spell-checked. Use 12-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins on all sides. Include page numbers according to APA formatting guidelines.

· In addition, you will want to include citations in APA format at the end of each answer. Include a minimum of 3 references for each answer. References must be from class materials.



Question 1:

A) Mentoring and coaching are two different types of relationships used to develop employees. Discuss (compare and contrast) the roles of mentor and coach. How are they similar? How are they different? How are they relevant to the career development process? Do you believe these programs should be formal or informal and why?

B) Discuss your experience with or observation of coaching and mentoring. How does your organization use coaching and mentoring programs to support the talent management strategy? Did you (or would you) find them effective in helping you achieve your career goals? How so?

Question 2:

A) Imagine that you are preparing for your first performance feedback session with your employee. You want the session to be effective for the employee, so he/she will have the motivation and knowledge to improve performance. You also want to provide a valid, accurate evaluation of the employee’s performance.

· What are the steps that you would take to prepare for the session?

· What sources of data would you consider?

· Finally, outline how you would conduct the feedback and evaluation.

B) Assume the role of the employee. How would you need to prepare for your performance evaluation meeting? How would you prepare yourself to respond to any negative or constructive feedback?



Question 3:

A) Define and discuss in detail the two types of sexual harassment found in the workplace. Your answer should include the actions employers can take to create a legal defense and the actions a person subject to this type of treatment or who witnesses these actions can take.

B) Evaluate the sexual harassment policies of your organization and the role of the human resource manager. How were these policies communicated? How were employees trained? Discuss three ideas to improve effectiveness in reducing cases of sexual harassment.



· Mahew (n.d)  The  Strategic  Role   of  HR  Managers

· Heathfield (2021).  The 3 New Roles of the Human Resources Professional

· Mohd (2011).  The Evolution of HR

· Lumen Learning (n.d).   The Changing Role of Strategic Human Resource Management   Retrieved from

· Lumen Learning (nd).  Purpose of Human Resource Management  Retrieved from

· Lumen Learning (n.d).   Recruitment  Retrieved from

· Lumen Learning (n.d).   Selection and Placement Strategies  Retrieved from

· Juneja (n.d).  Human Resource Information System

· Heathfield (2021).  Human Resource Information System

· Brooks (2019).  How to Select Human Resources Information Technology

· Vulpen (n.d.)  14 HR Metrics Examples

· Schneider (2018).  11 HR Metrics every Manager Should Know

· Sullivan (2017).  Top 10 HR and TA Metrics

· Society for Human Resource Management (n.d.)  Understanding and Developing Organizational Culture

· Abreu (2014)  The Myriad Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace

· Leonard (2019)  Contemporary Issues faced by Human Resource Managers Today 

· The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s  “Overview of the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission”  (HTML) Retrieved from:  (U.S. EEOC government Web site)

· The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s  “Laws Enforced by the EEOC”  Retrieved from  (EEOC government Web site listing and describing laws enforced by EEOC)

· The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s  “Types of Discrimination”  Retrieved from   (EEOC Web site)

· Heathfield (2021).  How to Demonstrate Respect in the Workplace

· Washington and Patrick (2018)  3 Requirements for a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

· Heathfield (2019).  3 Ways your Unconscious Bias affects your Workplace

· Lumen Learning (n.d).   Perception  Retrieved from

· Lumen Learning (n.d).  The War for Talent  Retrieved from

· Lumen Learning (n.d).  Globalization and Principles of Management  Retrieved from

· Chapter 6 “ Compensation and Benefits “, we discuss how you compensate individuals through pay, benefits, vacation time, and other incentives.

· Chapter 7 “ Retention and Motivation “, discusses the talent management approach—that is, how you can retain the best employees through retention strategies and motivation techniques.

· Adhyatmika, Kynam, Tantia (2011) on Driving Employee Motivation through Compensation and Benefits Retrieved from:   (Short graphic slide presentation about compensation and benefits)

· Lumen Learning (n.d).  Motivating Employees  Retrieved from

· Lumen Learning (n.d).  Compensation  Retrieved from

· Rice University (n.d).  Employee Compensation and Benefits  Retrieved from

· Lumen Learning (n.d).  Employee Compensation Incentive and Benefits Strategies  Retrieved from


Training and Developmen


Managing Employee Performance


Employee Assessment


· Liraz (n.d) BizMove Business Guides:  “Employee Training and Development”  (HTML) Retrieved from:  (General discussion about training and development)

· Heathfield (2019)  “4 Ways to Make Training and Development Pay Off ”  (HTML)   (General article on how to make training work)

· Springer (2011) Academic Earth:   “Protecting Human Capital”  (YouTube) Retrieved from  (Short video regarding making best use of employees)

· The Importance of  KSAs (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)”  (2009) Retrieved from 

· Juneja (n.d).  Career Development Overview

· Juneja (n.d).  Benefits of a Career Development System

· Heathfield (2021).  Steps to Create a Career Development Plan

· Heathfield (2021).  5 Tips to Improve your Career Development

· Heathfield (2019).   Lateral Move Provides a Career Path for an Employee

· Lucas (2019).  10 Things HR Departments Do to Help Their Employees Succeed

· Lucas (2019).  How to Provide Constructive Feedback to Develop Employee Skills

· Gendron (2016)  Employee Career Development is Good Business

· Gomez (2014).  How Career Development Programs Support Employee Retention

· Wroblewski (2020).  Distinction between Employee Development and Career Development

· Ferrazzi (2015).  7 Ways to Improve Employee Development Programs

· Conway (n.d).  Managers Guide to Creating an Employee Career Development Plan

· Compa (2014)  Collective Bargaining in the United States

· Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020).  Union  M embers  Summary  Retrieved from:

· Silverman (n.d).  “How Labor Unions Work”  (HTML) Retrieved from:   (7 page article on labor unions)

· The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s  “Overview of the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission”  (HTML) Retrieved from:  (U.S. EEOC government Web site)

· The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s  “Laws Enforced by the EEOC”  (HTML) Retrieved from:   (EEOC Web site)

· The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s  “Types of Discrimination”  Retrieved from   (EEOC Web site)

· View this YouTube on the History of Unions  History  of  Unions

· Lumen Learning (n.d).  U nderstanding  Communication  Retrieved from

· Lumen Learning (n.d).  Work Behaviors  Retrieved from

· Wilkie (2020).  Today’s Young Worker is Stressed Out and Anxious

· Folz (2018).  What to say when Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims

· Wilkie (2020).   Just Because Your Workers Feel Loyal Doesn’t Mean They’ll Stay

· Wilkie (2018).   Top 10 Ways People Get Revenge at Work

· Heathfield (2021)  Progressive Discipline in the Workplace

· Heathfield (2021)  How to Deal with a Bully at Work

· Heathfield (2021)  Workplace Conflict Resolution

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