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Discuss the challenges of relocating employees from the United States to Europe.

International Labor Relations
[WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapter 15: Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations, Chapter 16: Managing Human Resources Globally (Noe et al., 2022), and Managing Human Resources Globally Links to an external site.. You may want to review the IHRIM Links to an external site. website for resources to help you complete your discussion post.
Imagine you are an HR manager for a large United States-based technology organization that is expanding to Europe. Leadership of your organization has decided to develop a management team in Europe to oversee European operations. They plan to send five current employees to temporarily manage the operations while they hire and train employees in these countries to serve as a management team. The temporary assignment in Europe for the U.S.-based employees is expected to last six to nine months.
In a paper of at least 1,000 words (exclusive of title, abstract, and references pages) and citing at least three scholarly sources in addition to the Noe et al. textbook,
Discuss the challenges of relocating employees from the United States to Europe.
Consider issues of culture, language barriers, family, pay, and the length of assignment.
Create a plan to manage each of the challenges your identified before, during, and after relocation.
Develop a plan, addressing issues repats might face, for the management of the employees who relocate to Europe and the prevention of turnover when these employees return home.
The International Labor Relations paper
Must be a minimum of 1,000 words in length (not including title, abstract, and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style Links to an external site. as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word Links to an external site. resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Student’s name
Name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Due date
Must include a separate abstract page.
See the Writing an Abstract Links to an external site. resource for additional guidance.
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice Links to an external site. resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions Links to an external site. and Writing a Thesis Statement Links to an external site., refer to the Writing Center resources.
Must use at least three peer-reviewed sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source.
To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view Quick and Easy Library Research Links to an external site. tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper Links to an external site. guide.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List Links to an external site. resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
Required Resources
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Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. M. (2022). Fundamentals of human resource management (9th ed.). McGraw-Hill.
Chapter 15: Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations
Chapter 16: Managing Human Resources Globally
The full-text version of this ebook is available in your online classroom through the VitalSource platform. Chapter 15 explores human resource activities and government laws and regulations in organizations where employees belong to unions or where employees are seeking to organize unions. Chapter 16 focuses on the role human resources plays in preparing employees to work in global environments and competition. Chapter 15 will assist you in your Labor Relations discussion forum and International Labor Relations assignment this week. Chapter 16 will assist you in your Globalization discussion forum and International Labor Relations written assignment this week.
Multimedia
Nutshell Brainery. (2019, October 10). Managing human resources globally Links to an external site. [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/Iok83k5p2Lw
This video provides an overview of managing human resources at a global level and will assist you in your Globalization discussion forum and your International Labor Relations assignment this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcriipt.
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International Association for Human Resource Information Management. (n.d.). IHRIM Links to an external site.. https://www.ihrim.org/
This website includes information on human resources practitioners, vendors, and consultants and may assist you in your Labor Relations discussion forum and your International Labor Relations assignment this week.
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What are the limitations of disparate impact statistics as indicators of potential staffing discrimination?

* What are the limitations of disparate impact statistics as indicators of potential staffing discrimination?
* How can you make a smart decision regarding the video clip from “Do the Right Thing?”

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Evaluate at least three stocks and associated flows in your selected organization.

This assignment is important, as it continues the development of the organizational model started last week. Models are representations of reality; for example, a map is not the territory, but a map is useful when traveling or exploring over time. Additionally, developing models is helpful in gaining a better understanding of whatever is being modeled. To the extent that a model can be digitized, simulation may be possible to gain additional understanding of how the dynamics play out, instead of having just a static model. Software packages such as NetLogo, iThink, Stella, and to some extent, Excel, are useful in exploring systems dynamics over time.
Stocks are accumulators in this context; they are not financial instruments. In systems terms, stocks are inventories of raw materials, finished goods, cash on hand, the number of employees, and so on. Flows illustrate the material, information, and energy that are input to and from stocks.
Feedback loops are either positive (amplifying) or negative (goal-seeking) structures that affect flows and stocks. More specifically, flows represent the rate of change in stocks and are measured over time. For example, a company might have $1,000,000 cash on hand in a bank account earning 2% interest. A positive feedback loop would be adding the 2% interest to the account each time period and not taking anything out. The interest rate remains the same, but as 2% is continually added, the principle becomes larger, and the 2% of this larger amount becomes larger as well, thus increasing the size of the bank account. An example of a negative feedback loop is a company of 500 people looking to hire 20 more employees. Thus, 20 employees is the target, and people are hired until reaching 20.
Please include the following
Evaluate at least three stocks and associated flows in your selected organization.
Evaluate at least one positive feedback loop in your selected organization.
Evaluate at least two examples of how understanding stocks, flows, and feedback loops might improve decision making within the organization.
Meadows, D. H. (2008). Thinking in systems: A primer. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green.
Chapter 1, “The Basics” (pp. 11–34)
Chapter 2, “A Brief Visit to the Systems Zoo” (pp. 35–72)
Chapter 3, “Why Systems Work So Well” (pp. 75–85)
Woodlock, D. (2009). Introduction to system dynamics Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwrni8BvrbY
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 10 minutes.
Woodlock, D. (2010). Introduction to stock and flow diagrams Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c27Rbmix6sE
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 8 minutes.
Note: Stocks in this context are not stocks as in stocks and bonds! Stocks are something that can be accumulated, and, yes, stocks can be accumulated or aggregated in a stock portfolio. Thus, while perhaps weird, you could have stock of stocks! But stock is an accumulation, not a financial instrument in this class and in systems science.

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Describe two critical factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success.

Instructions
Write a 4–5 page evaluation of your chosen company’s performance with respect to its stated values. Do the following:
Summarize the company’s primary products and or services.
Suggest three ways in which the primary stakeholders can influence the organization’s financial performance. Provide support for your response.
Describe two critical factors in the organization’s external environment that can affect its success. Support your assertions.
Assess the company’s biggest success or missed opportunity to respond to a recent or current social issue. How did it impact company performance?
Integrate at least two supporting resources from the Strayer University Library or other reputable sources.
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:
Evaluate the relationship between a business and society based on external environmental factors, stakeholders, and corporate social responsibility issues.

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Define servant leadership.

Write a 5 – 6 page research paper on Servant Leadership and cover the following topics/requirements.
a) Define servant leadership
b) Provide real world examples from any organization or businesses you choose. Justify why you believe those leaders demonstrated servant leadership. (Provide two examples)
c) Discuss, with specific details, where in your life you can utilize servant leadership. Explain why and how you can be a servant leader.
d) Finally, provide your opinion on the value of servant leadership. Critically think through this requirement and provide your honest assessment. With that said, give justification for whatever position you take. When possible, find reference material to support your conclusions. It is unlikely you are the first person to hold a specific opinion. Using research material helps validate your position.

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What are focus areas for enhancing shareholder value for the long term?

Create a 4-6 page report that analyzes financial ratios for a company, uses the data to tell the financial story of that company, and concludes with a recommendation on whether the company would be a viable partner based on its financial condition.
Introduction
It’s essential for senior management to know the financial condition of an organization in order to make strategic decisions. In this assessment, you will apply the financial management skills learned thus far.
• Tell the financial story based on financial statements.
• Conduct a financial analysis and identify focus areas for enhancing shareholder value.
• Interpret ratio computations that are meaningful and inform business decisions and strategies.
• Make three recommendations that maximize shareholder value.
Scenario
Maria Gomez is founder and president of ABC Healthcare Corporation, a company that owns hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, urgent care centers, and outpatient clinics. She has called on you to review various financial documents and to make recommendations to maximize shareholder value.
Your Role
You are one of Maria’s high-performing financial analyst managers at ABC Healthcare Corporation and she trusts your work and leadership.
Requirements
Here is what your report should provide for Maria:
• A summary of the financial strength of the company through your analysis of the price/earnings and price/book ratios.
The CFO for ABC Healthcare Corporation assessed the market value by reviewing its price/earnings ratios. The price/earnings ratio determines the market value of a stock as compared to the company’s earnings. The price/earnings ratios are listed in the chart below. To calculate the price/earnings ratio, the CFO took the earnings per share and divided that into the market value. As an example, this means that in 2021 investors were willing to pay $12.10 for $1 of earnings.
Price/Earnings Ratio 2021 2020 2019
Market Price 83.62 83.62 83.62
Earnings Per Share 6.91 7.87 9.15
Price/Earnings Ratio 12.10 10.63 9.14

To further assess market value, the CFO looked at book value per share. The book value per share ratio is the per share value of a company in terms of the equity available to stockholders. The book values per share over the past three years are listed in the chart below:
Price/Ratio Ratio 2021 2020 2019
Market Price 83.62 83.62 83.62
Book Value per Share 199.1 209.05 226
Price to Book Ratio .42 .40 .37

The price-to-book ratio (P/B ratio) compares a firm’s market capitalization to its book value. It’s calculated by dividing the company’s stock price per share by book value per share. Here, for fiscal year 2021, the book value per share ratio was 0.42. This explains that investors were willing to pay $0.42 for $1 of book value equity. Price to book value is an important measure to see how much equity shareholders are paying for the net assets value of the company. P/B ratios under 1 are typically considered solid investments.
• Based on your analysis, what is your general perception of the company’s financial strength? Is it performing well given industry standards? How does it compare to its closest rival, HCA Healthcare? What information do you need in order to conduct such an analysis?
• Given your review, how can it maximize shareholder value? What are focus areas for enhancing shareholder value for the long term? What short-term steps might be necessary for longer-term gains?
• In your analysis you may choose to look at competitive data. You may calculate ratios to gain a true comparison.
• After conducting your analysis, provide at least three recommendations to Maria that maximize shareholder value.
Deliverable Format
Create a report that tells the financial condition of this company. Your report should provide information on the following:
• Analysis of the financial statements.
• Evaluation of the true condition and valuation of the company.
• Recommendation of actionable items for the company based on the financial analysis.
Financial Condition Analysis Report Requirements:
Remember that you’re preparing a professional document meant for executive leadership with limited time.
• Title Page.
• Executive Summary.
• Company Background.
• Overall Financial Analysis.
• Financial Ratio Analysis.
• Trend Analysis.
• Competitive Comparative Analysis.
• Recommendations.
• Conclusion.
• References.
• Appendix (if you have additional data, reports, charts, et cetera, to support your analysis).
Additional Requirements:
Your report should follow the corresponding Academic and Professional Document Guidelines, including single-spaced paragraphs.
• Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message and quality.
• Format your paper according to APA style and formatting.
• Use at least three scholarly resources.
• Length: Between 4-6 pages of content, beyond the title page, references, and appendices.
• Use 12 point, Times New Roman.
Please note that ABC is a fictitious company. There is no publicly available information on ABC Corporation. Assume that ABC’s figures correspond to the most recent available calendar year for HCA, which is 2021. In other words, for this assignment, assume that ABC’s figures correspond to 2019, 2020, and 2021. This is important since you will be comparing ABC’s financial information to HCA. The most recent financial information on HCA is fiscal year ending 2021. Comparative analysis can only be done with the same corresponding years.
As far as the comparative analysis for ABC and HCA is concerned, you have to evaluate the provided financial statements of the firm to find its true condition and valuation, supporting the evaluation with details and examples to illustrate the strengths and weaknesses. In other words, you have to do a comparison of all of ABC’s financial ratios with HCA’s financial ratios, i.e PE, PB, BVPS. EPS, PEG and stock market price order to determine and identify the financial strengths and weaknesses of each firm. For consistency please assume that ABC’s financial correspond to 2021,2020, and 2019
HCA website for information for comparison:
https://www.wsj.com/market-data/quotes/HCA/financials
Resources:
ATTACHMENT PROVIDED:
Secrets of Reading Financial Reports | Transcriipt.
o Reading financial reports might feel like reading a letter written in code, so this media piece breaks it down to demystify these very important documents. An illustration is provided to help you decode financial reports.
Hurd, M., & Vance, A. (2013, April 15). How to read a financial statement. Business Week, 70-71.
Financial Statements Explained in One Minute: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement.
o Delve into the financial basics that will help you understand financial statements.
YOUTUBE VIDEO:

Goals of Corporate Finance: attachments provided
• Robinson, P. (2015, October 19). It is not all about shareholder value. Investment Advisor.
• Birkinshaw, J., Foss, N. J., & Lindenberg, S. (2014). Combining purpose with profits. MIT Sloan Management Review, 55(3), 49-56.
• Stybel, L. J., & Peabody, M. (2010). Enhance assets or reduce liabilities. MIT Sloan Management Review, 51(4), 96.

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What did you find in your analysis of the data?

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, watch the Week 3 Introduction Links to an external site.video, and read Chapter 11 in the MindTap ebook by clicking on the Getting Ready link for each perspective chapter.
Step 1: Read:
Review Case Problem 1: Air Force Training Program Download Case Problem 1: Air Force Training Programfrom Chapter 11 of the ebook.
Step 2: Do:
Run the F-Test Two-Sample for Variances for the Data File Training (Chapter 11) using the video How to Add Excel’s Data Analysis ToolPak Links to an external site.for assistance.
In a managerial report,
Use appropriate descriiptive statistics to summarize the training time data for each method. What similarities or differences do you observe from the sample data?
Conduct a hypothesis test on the difference between the population means for the two methods. Discuss your findings.
Compute the standard deviation and variance for each training method. Conduct a hypothesis test about the equality of population variances for the two training methods. Discuss your findings.
Explain what conclusion you can reach about any differences between the two methods. What is your recommendation? Explain.
Suggest other data or testing that might be desirable before making a final decision on the training program to be used in the future.
Step 3: Discuss:
What did you find in your analysis of the data? Were there any surprising results? What recommendations would you make based on your findings? Include details from your managerial report to support your recommendations.

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Analyze the data to provide the hypothesis testing conclusion.

Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, watch the Week 2 Introduction Links to an external site.video, and read Chapters 9 and 10 in the MindTap ebook by clicking on the Getting Ready link for each perspective chapter.
Step 1: Read:
Review Case Problem: PAR Inc. Download Case Problem: PAR Inc.from Chapter 10 in the ebook.
Step 2: Do:
Run the t-Test: Two-Sample Assuming Unequal Variances for the Data File Golf (Chapter 10) using the video How to Add Excel’s Data Analysis ToolPak Links to an external site.for assistance.
In a managerial report, use the methods of hypothesis testing to
Formulate and present the rationale for a hypothesis test that Par could use to compare the driving distances of the current and new golf balls.
Analyze the data to provide the hypothesis testing conclusion. What is the p-value for your test? What is your recommendation for Par, Inc.?
Provide descriiptive statistical summaries of the data for each model.
Explain what the 95% confidence interval is for the population mean driving distance of each model, and explain what the 95% confidence interval is for the difference between the means of the two populations.
Discuss whether you see a need for larger sample sizes and more testing with the golf balls.
Step 3: Discuss
Based on your hypothesis testing conclusion, what are your recommendations for Par, Inc? Support your recommendations with findings from your managerial report.

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What are the most important types of data needed to effectively inform decision alternatives and why?

Write a 5-7 page analysis in which you identify acquisition criteria that an investment group should consider. APA 7
This assessment addresses decision making on a company level. A venture capital firm wishes to acquire a boutique hotel chain in an environment of economic and global disruption such as that caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
You will evaluate and apply decision-making frameworks to determine acquisition criteria.
You must determine which sections of a framework are needed to make assessments for the potential acquisition.
You will need to answer questions such as What are the most important types of data needed to effectively inform decision alternatives and why? What economic and financial data and measures are needed for risk and return evaluation?
You will prepare acquisition criteria for a San Francisco venture capital firm, Morgan-Eskola Hospitality Partners (ME-HP) LLC. The partnership is interested in acquiring European-style boutique hotels and spas targeted at hosting business meetings, retreats, weekend getaways, and upscale tourism, beginning with one location each in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Boston.
Overview
The entire hospitality industry has been radically affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The hygiene and cleanliness of hotels has become the focal point in the recovery plan during Covid-19. Investing partners from ME-HP LLC believe that early in the post-Covid recovery is an opportune time to consider a major investment in the industry, as it retools and reinvents itself after the global pandemic. The partners asked you to lead a team to formulate hospitality hotel acquisition criteria. Acquisition criteria can fall into three broad categories: general, operating, and financial. In the general category a sample criterion could be: Is retaining hotel management important?
To assist your team, the investors provided you with these three articles:
Pillai, S. G., Haldorai, K., Seo, W. S., & Kim, W. G. (2021). COVID-19 and hospitality 5.0: Redefining hospitality operations. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 94(2021), 1–11.
This study uses past disasters affecting the hospitality industry such as SARS to evaluate the impact of Covid-19 and how the industry may respond. In their suggested framework (p. 7), the authors evaluate hotel guest touch points and consideration of a Hospitality 5.0 perspective using a combination of people and AI/robotics. The authors argue that adoption of Hospitality 5.0 technologies is mandatory as a key facilitator of hygiene and safety. The proposed recommendation requires large-scale investment and decisions on where to begin and how quickly to take action.
Seyitoğlu, F., & Ivanov, S. (2020). A conceptual framework of the service delivery system design for hospitality firms in the (post-) viral world: The role of service robots. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 91(2020), 1–10.
This study creates a conceptual framework to evaluate the hospitality industry service delivery system design in a post Covid-19 world. The authors present a comprehensive framework (p. 4) from customer demand and expectations through alternatives to physically distant service delivery system design of the use of AI/robotics.
Wieczorek-Kosmala, M. (2021). COVID-19 impact on the hospitality industry: Exploratory study of financial-slack-driven risk preparedness. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 94(2021), 1–14.
The Wieczorek-Kosmala study looks at financial liquidity requirements in the hospitality industry and how they might be used to evaluate the viability of hotels continuity. Look closely at the elements in the financial models and how they can be represented in your acquisition criteria for a strategic investment.
Instructions
As a starting point for identifying the acquisition criteria, the investors want you to expand on the Figure 1 framework, page 4 of the Seyitoğlu and Ivanov article A Conceptual Framework of the Service Delivery System Design. The article provides definitions for each element in their framework. You are asked to evaluate and address these questions:
Relevance of the Framework: Which sections of this framework are the most important for identifying acquisition criteria for a strategic investment and why?
Elements of the Framework:
What preliminary information have you discovered to help develop acquisition criteria related to:
Demand: customer expectations.
Situational analysis.
Differentiation: positioning.
Service delivery system and alternatives.
What financial data and measures are required for your acquisition criteria?
How might the financial liquidity requirements suggested by Wieczorek-Kosmala in the article COVID-19 Impact on the Hospitality Industry be integrated into your acquisition criteria?
Acquisition Criteria for Strategic Decision Making: Identify and justify 5–10 acquisition criteria you will present to the investors.
Reflection: From a practitioner perspective, how do you see the utility, value, and application of a strategic decision-making framework to establish acquisition criteria? Explain what you learned from this assessment in less than one page.
You will need a minimum of three scholarly and professional references in addition to the supplied readings.
scoring guide criteria:
Competency 1 Use visualization tools and frameworks to present complex data clearly, professionally, and logically.
Convey purpose, in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly writing standards.
Competency 2: Critically analyze synthesized research findings of other scholars while comparing to personal knowledge to inform decisions.
Explain how the financial liquidity requirements suggested by Wieczorek-Kosmala (2021) could be integrated into acquisition criteria.
Competency 4: Evaluate strategic decision making models and frameworks to assist in solving business financial problems.
Identify sections of a framework most relevant to a particular situation, including the rationale for selecting those sections.
Evaluate the utility, value, and application of a decision-making framework to establish acquisition criteria.
Competency 5: Analyze the impact of changes to economic policy on business strategy decisions.
Describe information related to demand, situational analysis, differentiation, and service delivery systems, and alternatives to develop acquisition criteria.
Identify financial data and measures required to create acquisition criteria, including the rationale for selecting that information.
Competency 6: Create a strategy supported by management framework to address a business problem evidenced by management accounting data.
Recommend at least five acquisition criteria investors can use to evaluate a potential investment.

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What makes the procurement of services different from that of the purchase of goods and materials?

1. What makes the procurement of services different from that of the purchase of goods
and materials?
2. Define alternative services, or additional ones, that could be purchased by the hotel.
3. Do you think a centralized purchasing department is a logical way to increase purchasing
efficiencies? Is it an advantage to have the purchasing department manage
service purchases?
4. In Table 1***, the Supplier Selection and Evaluation Matrix for “purchasing goods” is
illustrated. The same criteria and techniques are being used to purchase services at
the Sunny Hotel. Do you think that some other distinctive criteria for the supplier
selection and evaluation of service purchases are needed? If yes, please briefly define
them. How would you present them to the company as a consultant?
Where 1 = Least positive, 5 = Most positive –
***see the case study for the table for question 4.