Hiring, compensation, and performance appraisal policies and practices are critical HR functions

Hiring, compensation, and performance appraisal policies and practices are critical HR functions

Week 7 Assignment – Core HR Functions


Hiring, compensation, and performance appraisal policies and  practices are critical HR functions and play an important part in  defining an organization as a whole. Making sound choices in these areas  builds a foundation for an organization’s success. In this assignment,  you prepare a presentation for hospital department managers focused on  specified processes and practices topics.


Imagine that it has become apparent that staffing changes will be  required in the wake of the merger. The VP of HR has decided that it  would be good to create a presentation for department managers that  outlines approaches to facilitate some of these changes.


PowerPoint Essentials

Visit the following LinkedIn Learning resources if you have not mastered the essentials of PowerPoint.

  • Slide Design: For information on how to create effective presentations, visit PowerPoint for Teachers: Creating Interactive Lessons. Go to the section “Five Essentials for Designing Effective Slides.”
    • Speakers Notes: “Use Speaker Notes in PowerPoint.”


Create a PowerPoint slide presentation (approximately 5 minutes to  deliver orally) for departmental managers that does the following:

  1. Analyzes two areas of critical importance for collaboration between HR and managers when making staffing decisions.
  2. Recommends a process and elements for creating effective job descriptions.
  3. Explains two prominent considerations for developing fair and competitive compensation and benefit plans.
  4. Justifies your recommendation for an appropriate employee performance appraisal methodology.

Additional Instructions

  • Resources: Use four sources to support your  writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate.  Cite each source listed on your source page at least one time within  your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access  the library or review library guides.
  • PowerPoint: 6–8 slides, not including the  required title, purpose conclusion, and references slides. Include  detailed speaker’s notes to elaborate upon complex ideas or issues. A  viewer should be able to get a solid understanding of your presentation  by viewing the slides and the notes.
  • SWS: This course requires the use of Strayer  Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the  Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.  Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Propose HRM policies and procedures related to manager training,  hiring practices, compensation and benefits, and employee performance.

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