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Learning Activity #1 Motivation
This learning activity requires you to role-play. Henrietta, your manager, a person you are not thrilled to work with, walks into the office and says to you, “The company is willing to give you a twenty percent raise if you agree to work with me every other Sunday. You have a family with young children and are currently a UMUC student take several courses at a time. To say the least, you are stretched beyond your means!
- Do you take the raise or not?
- Using the course readings as well as The Importance of Employee Motivation, discuss what motivates you in the workplace. Give examples and be specific. Be sure to discuss the concepts of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Be sure to use the course readings to explain your reasoning and conclusions.
Learning Activity #2 Human Resource Management
Declan Debois is the new Human Resource Officer. There is an opening in the design department for a new graphic artist and Declan’s first assignment is to find the best candidate for the job. The job is part of a new project that will change the company’s brand in a major way. Sales have been down and the new branding project is critical to keeping the company going. The graphic artist is a necessity to ensure the making of a great sales marketing plan.
How should Declan go about his new job? Explain the best process to use and include a description of why recruitment and selection of employees is critical to placing the right person in a job and how it impacts the company’s success.