Employee Development and Performance


Continuing from the Strategy, Planning, and Selection assignment, you were selected as the new HR director for the retail company and now have been in the position for approximately six months. Your approach to strategy, planning, and selection have been quite successful thus far, and now it is time to address the organization’s expectation for performance and development of employees since these components of HR strategy are critical in achieving business outcomes and success.


Write a four- to five-page paper in which you do the following:

  • Critically analyze and discuss any researched (web or textbook) training process model you may consider for use in developing employees (Here’s an idea: The Addie Model or exhibit 7-1, page 230 in the textbook). Then, identify and discuss some possible challenges that might be faced in implementing a new training process in the company.
  • List and briefly discuss at least three types or methods of training that can be used for employee training. Of the three, which would you select to train the retail employees, and why? Be specific.
  • Differentiate the concepts of performance management and performance appraisal with three to four key points. Then, make your case to leadership for or against using annual performance appraisals in the organization. Be specific with your perspective.
  • Use at least four quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: You may only use the resources listed in the Course Guide and those that are specifically provided by the professor.

This course requires students to use APA 6 or APA 7 and must indicate their choice on the assignment cover page.


Required Resources (must be used as reference in every course assignment)

Robert Lussier. 2019. Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development (3rd ed.). SAGE Publications, Inc.

Supplemental Resources (highly recommend to use)

Gregg Learning. May 9, 2016. Human Resource Strategy and Planning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbvC-zhWTXo&feature=youtu.be

Integrity HR. April 18, 2018. 5 Steps To Developing A Strategic HR Plan. https://integrityhr.com/hrblog/strategic-hr-plan/

Management Study Guide. No date. Job Design – Meaning, Steps and its Benefits. https://www.managementstudyguide.com/job-design.htm

Business Wales/Busnes Cymru. Mar 17, 2015. The Recruitment Process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJNcYZvToGY&feature=youtu.be

Umar Farooq. September 26, 2015. Recruitment and Selection Process in HRM. http://www.businessstudynotes.com/hrm/human-resource-management/recruitment-and-selection-process-in-hrm/

PSI Testing Excellence. July 3, 2012. 5 Tips for Designing An Effective Employee Selection System. https://blog.psionline.com/talent/bid/147051/5-Tips-for-Designing-an-Effective-Employee-Selection-System

Gregg Learning. June 20, 2016. Lesson 2: Identify Training Needs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y14R-brmFqA&feature=youtu.be

Carter McNamara. No date. How to Design Your Personal and Professional Development Program. https://managementhelp.org/training/systematic/guidelines-to-design-training.htm

Gregg Learning. Aug 16, 2016. Be a Strategic Human Resource Partner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cHY_z7T1lg&feature=youtu.be

HRinAsia. November 30, 2015. 6 Key Qualities Transforming HR as a Strategic Business Partner. https://www.hrinasia.com/leadership-2/6-key-qualities-transforming-hr-as-a-strategic-business-partner/

SHRM. April 20, 2017. 5 Reasons to Seek SHRM Certification. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxSoJlanq1Q&feature=youtu.be

Serhart Kurt. December 16, 2018. ADDIE Model: Instructional Design. https://educationaltechnology.net/the-addie-model-instructional-design/

SHRM. May 11, 2016. SHRM Certification Testimonial – Robert Eugene Brabo II, SHRM-SCP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDVHBQXJB-8&feature=youtu.be

SHRM. July 26, 2018. Why Choose SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO8YM0N4RUU&feature=youtu.be

SHRM. November 28, 2016. Who is Eligible for SHRM Certification? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgTBZrSppfE&feature=youtu.be

SHRM. No Date. Eligibility Criteria. https://www.shrm.org/certification/apply/eligibility-criteria/Pages/default.aspx

USBank. January, 2019. Benefits At A Glance. http://www.usbankhr.com/hr/docs/benefits/benefits-at-a-glance-next.pdf

University of Wisconsin Madison, 2020. New Employee Benefits Summary. https://hr.wisc.edu/docs/new-employee-benefits-summary.pdf

SHRM. No date. Body of Competency and Knowledge https://www.shrm.org/certification/about/body-of-competency-and-knowledge/Pages/default.aspx

Accоциация HRFORUM. May 27, 2018. The Value of SHRM Certification to Your Employer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD5pJm3EiGs&feature=youtu.be

Scott Madden Management Consultants. 2012. The Evolution of the HR Business Partner Role. https://www.scottmadden.com/wp-content/uploads/userFiles/misc/8d0d88c7547b6e2b8f6f6fcba6a9d6b3.pdf

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