Explain your reasons and use a minimum of one reference to support your response.

Discussion #1

Review the following statement from your reading this week, “Diversity in the workplace is necessary to create a competitive economy in a globalized world.”

Find at least two articles that support this statement. Comment.

Provide complete APA References and interact with at least one other student.

Discussion #2

Suppose that you are a manager in a unionized organization. What do you need to know about diversity and legal issues in order to conduct a training session for other managers?

Explain your reasons and use a minimum of one reference to support your response.

Please interact with two of your classmates.

HRMN 300

Week 7 Discussions & Learning Activities

Question 1: Labor Unions: Love ‘em or Hate ‘em? (Everyone responds)

Conduct an internet search and look for data on union membership today in the US. What is the status of union membership today? What are the experts saying about the need for the continuation of union activities today? Is there one segment of the workforce that perhaps still might need union protection? Compare and contrast ideas from two sources and then include your informed thoughts about union activity today.

Question 2:  OSHA violations

Locate a recent example of a well-publicized OSHA violation (Recent being within the the last 2-years!)  What was the violation? What were the consequences? How could the company have prevented the violation? What measures should they take to prevent future violations?


Question 3: Workplace bullying

Conduct research and identify examples of workplace bullying in today’s workplaces. (The newspapers and journals are filled with scenarios!) Select two examples and share the scenario specifics (briefly) and then develop your thoughts about what could have been done to prevent them.

Have you or anyone you have worked with ever been bullied? What did you do about it? Did you have an effective recourse for helping you deal with the issue? Why is prevention such an important issue for today’s HRM?