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Essay 1: HRM 3023

Essay 1: HRM 3023

Instructions: Watch the following streaming video on Fruit Guys, read the themes and plot statement and answer the questions below. Type your answers in a separate APA style document and submit the document in Blackboard.





The video emphasizes the importance of alignment of organizational culture and HR and HR’s role in helping create and support the organizational culture. The importance of honesty, ethics, and respect in dealing with customers, employees, and suppliers is emphasized. HR operations in a small company are highlighted.



The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder, an operational manager, and a supplier (organic farm owner) discuss the philosophy and specific practices and models that Fruit Guys use in their dealings with employees, customers, and suppliers. The company is concerned about being compassionate and thoughtful more than just ways to increase sales. The importance of not only having healthy and quality products but also using a new business model that treats customers, employees, and suppliers with respect is emphasized.



  1. The CEO states that HR is more than staffing; it is about creating cultures. How does the integration of HR with the organizational culture contribute to the success of Fruit Guys?


  1. Describe the social responsibility dimensions of Fruit Guys that are discussed in the video. What are the implications for HR?


  1. Honesty and ethics are mentioned by the CEO of Fruit Guys to be especially important to the organizational culture. The video doesn’t mention exactly how ethics is made part of the organizational culture but what would be some ways that employees at Fruit Guys would know that ethics is important for success?


  1. What is HR’s role in organizational ethics?


  1. What do you think will be the most important challenges for HR at Fruit Guys in the next five years?


  1. Fruit Guys has a very small HR staff. What are some special issues of HR in smaller organizations?


  1. Based on the CEO and other manager in the video, it appears that HR at Fruit Guys is expected to be involved in all three roles of HR: Strategic, Operational/Employee Advocate, and Administrative (see Figure 1-5 from your text). Describe an example of HR activities at Fruit Guys required for each of these roles.


Essay Writing

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Essay 1, 1500 words (35%)

Due date: 9th
of September

The first essay relates to the early weeks of the course about the internet and its influence on the relationship
between global and local cultures, and the dialectics of empowerment/disempowerment,
utopianism/dystopianism that surround this relationship.

Guided by the below essay questions, you should focus your essay around a particular element of cyber-culture
discourse explored in the early weeks of the course, and/or a particular case study which illuminates the nexus
between the internet, globalization, and local cultures. Essay questions will be discussed in tutorials, and you are
encouraged to approach your tutor or coordinator for guidance as you choose your essay question and narrow
down your argument

Your essay must be structured around a precise, carefully considered argument developed in response to your
chosen question. Don’t simply unload everything you happen to know about the topic! Ensure that your essay
does not draw on broad generalizations, anecdotal evidence, or “common sense” assumptions about the internet
and its influence on contemporary culture. Aim instead to clearly position your specific argument within the
relevant scholarly discourse. In addition to being well-supported by research, theoretical concepts, and/or
consideration of a relevant case study (depending on your chosen question and approach), your essay should
engage with relevant scholarly debates about the liberating or oppressive potentials of the internet – think of
your essay as your original contribution to such debates.

Essay Questions:

1. How do ideologies of technological utopianism relate to Web 2.0, and is this utopian discourse valid? In
your essay, be sure to clearly position your argument in relation to contemporary debates about
technological or cyber-utopianism.

2. Has Web 2.0 flattened cultural distinctions and created a more globalized society? If so, is the internet’s
globalizing potential culturally imperialist, or does the internet allow for heightened cultural diversity and

3. What strategies can be used to resist or reject online connectivity, and how productive or valuable are
these strategies? Be sure to focus your essay around a close analysis of a particular mode of digital
resistance or rejection.

4. What is the digital divide, and how does it influence the relationship between global and local cultures?
Focus your essay around a particular example of digital division and its impact upon global/local

General Guidelines for your Essay


Although the reader should be where your research begins, do not limit yourself to the set and recommended
readings. The number of sources your essay will draw on depends on your chosen topic, but you should aim for
at least five scholarly sources to support an essay of this length, and aim to include at least two beyond those
in the reader. If you need advice about researching a topic, please ask your tutor or coordinator.


All essays should conform to general academic standards of presentation: your essay should consist of an
introduction which clearly establishes the scope of your essay and your ‘thesis’ (or statement of argument), a
body which develops your argument, and a conclusion. Your essay must be constituted of carefully organized
paragraphs, each of which develops a particular component of your argument. The AIRport online guide is very
helpful to support the development of your essay structure:

Your reference list should be included at the end of your essay on a new page, and all references should
conform precisely to your chosen citation style. APA, Harvard and Chicago are most commonly used in media
studies – consult the re:cite guide to ensure your reference style is correct

Aim for precision and clarity in your language, and pay attention to detail when it comes to syntax and spelling.
If you need support with your academic writing, book an appointment with academic skills:

You should devise a title for your essay which captures your topic and response to the essay question. You
should include both your essay question and your essay title on the first page. All pages must be numbered, and
your work should be in 12 point font (using a clear, professional font such as Times New Roman or Helvetica)
with 1.5 line spaces.

Your essay will be assessed according to three key categories:
1. Writing and presentation.
2. Research and theory.
3. Analysis and original thought.

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Project Implementation Plan: Part 2 (Project Communications Plan, Risk Analysis) for the Team Project

Project Implementation Plan: Part 2 (Project Communications Plan, Risk Analysis) for the Team Project

Resource: Project Implementation Plan: Part 1 (Human Resources Management Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, and Procurement Plan) from Week 3 and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word Project Implementation Plan for the organization using the Project Charter selected by the Learning Team in Week 2, which will also be used for the final project due in Week 5. The Project Implementation Plan must include the following sections:

  • Project Communications Plan: Project communications plans are defined in section 10.2, titled Plan Communications, in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  • Risk Analysis: Risk analysis is defined in section 11.3, titled Plan Risk Management, inA Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Tables may be used to format and organize the implementation plan. They can be included within the plan rather than at the end as normally required by APA guidelines.

Ethical Dilemmas for Homework

Ethical Dilemmas for Homework

The following dilemmas are scenarios adapted from the “real world.” There are no right or wrong answers per se, but you should consider your responses in light of your ethical analyses. Write a document for the following situations (150-200 words), describing how you would deal with the dilemma. The documents may be a memo to the character in the dilemma, a sales letter to a company, or a short essay (brief response) to me. Honestly, an essay written to me explaining what you’d do and why (based on your ethical convictions…or lack thereof) is really the easiest option. If you aren’t sure what 150 words looks like, this entire paragraph is 112 words.

As far as I know, no one in class is an attorney with extensive legal knowledge, so it would be difficult for you to claim there are specific legal ramifications. If you know the exact code, please inform me. Otherwise, consider these as continuing our discussions in the realms of ambiquity and “gray areas.”

Ethical Dilemma #1: When does a little white lie turn gray?

It’s been a rough year for your company, a manufacturer of special-purpose construction equipment. A competitor has come out with a line of machinery that costs half as much as yours and performs almost as well in most situations. You still have the edge in serving customers that operate in demanding environments like the South Pole, the Kalahari Desert, or Detroit. But for most applications, your superior performance features are irrelevant.

You are discouraged by your inability to meet your sales quotas, which were established before the competition launched its new line. However, your disappointment is minor compared to your boss’s. He came into your office yesterday with a grim look on his face and said, “If we don’t start bringing in some orders, we’re finished. Everybody in the sales department could get the axe. I’m counting on you to win the Simon job. I don’t care what you have to do to get it, just do it.”

You are in the midst of writing a sales letter to Simon and Company, in which you analyze their particular construction environment and operating requirements. It occurs to you that if you revise your analysis to accentuate Simon’s problems, you might be able to win the job. Simon’s management might buy the idea that they need “more machine” to handle their “extremely demanding performance requirements.” You could then argue that your competitor’s equipment is not up to the job. True, in your heart you know that 99 percent of the time, the competitor’s machinery would be adequate for Simon’s needs. But what about the other 1%?

Ethical Dilemma #2: If responding bothers your conscience, how should you reply?

You have recently taken a job with a leading accounting firm—one that just happens to be the archrival of the accounting firm where you used to work. As you’re sitting in your office one afternoon, Susan McDougal, the woman who recruited you, sticks her head in your door, and after exchanging a few pleasantries, she gets to the point of her visit.

“We’re about to gear up for the college recruiting season. I’d like your advice. As you know, we compete for job candidates with the folks at your old firm. What’s the best bet for beating them? Do they have any weaknesses we can exploit? What tactics do they use that we should be using? Who are the best interviewers? What kinds of questions do they ask? What promises does the firm make to lure new employees? What do you think starting salary offers will be this year?”

McDougal notices your look of hesitation and quickly adds, “I don’t expect you to answer me right now, but in the next couple of days, why don’t you jot down some ideas in a memo to me. I’d really appreciate your help on this. Recruiting is one of the most important things we do here.”




Organization Development & Change

Organization Development & Change, Cummings & Worley, 10th edition

page 322, Lincoln Hospital: Third Party Intervention

1, First, Read and Analyze the case, The paper should be 3 double spaced pages.
2. Also, 3 questions should be answered at the end of the case. Here are

1. If you had been called by Lincoln’s president to help resolve the problems described in the case, how would you have carried out the contracting and diagnosis stages? What would you done differently than what the OD consultant did?
2. Is third-party intervention an appropriate intervention in this case? Other possible OD interventions?
3. How effective was the third-party intervention? Next steps?

Non-Verbal​ communication Speech

Non-Verbal communication Speech

Observe other people having a conversation and note their nonverbal communication. Use these notes and describe what you saw and what you think the meaning of their nonverbal communication was.



Final Essays 2250 words – worth 50% Due Date: Thu 23rd June 2016, submit via Learn Online Late Submissions:

Essays that are submitted late without a valid extension will be deducted at 5% per week (or part thereof) and returned without comments.

Final Essay Requirements: 

Write up your response to one of the topics as an argumentative research essay that incorporates the constructive use of close film/media analysis. 

All essays must meet the academic research requirement of 10-12 academic references (books, book chapters and/or journal articles) and demonstrate an engagement with those sources to achieve a passing grade. 

Students must also demonstrate independent research on their topic (4 academic sources) to achieve a passing grade. 

The following do not count as academic research sources: film examples; your lecture notes; online course notes (from this or other university courses); IMDB; Wikipedia; magazine or newspaper articles.  The above may be used and cited but you must still meet the minimum amount of 10-12 academic sources (engaging with books; book chapters; and journal articles). 

All essays need to make use of appropriate essay formatting, academic citation (e.g. Harvard Referencing) and include a full reference list and a filmography.  Remember: you cannot write on the same genre or film that was used in the minor essay. Discuss your chosen examples with your tutor.


1. Given the rampant hybridity and inter-textuality of the postmodern era, there is no place for genre theories and definitions. Do you agree? Your response should account for both genre and the existence of hybridized genres by drawing upon at least 2-3 of the genre theorists we have studied.

2. Central to the development of the western has been a celebration of its myth making (for instance: the individualism of the gunslinger or the taming of the wild frontier) and a destruction of those very myths. How can this be? How might this apparent contradiction also affect stable categorizations of the western genre?

3. Do genres serve common narrative functions? Test out Propp’s formalist model by applying it to 2 different screen genre examples. Where does Propp’s formalist approach leave us with regards to generic definitions?

4. Genre films are as much about their own generic reality as they are about a larger historic, social and cultural reality. Do you agree? Focus on 2 examples from one of the screen genres we have studied in your response.

5. Focusing on 2 examples from 2 different genres that we have studied – the western, science-fiction, horror, melodrama, musicals or action film – analyse how they represent the relationship between the individual and the larger community. What are the specific value-systems and/or codes of behaviour that each of your genres represent?

6. Explore how the melodrama or the horror film represents the family and/or other social institutions as a potential site of conflict, anxiety and trauma. What critical approaches help us to best understand your chosen genre?

7. Focusing on 2 examples from either the western, action cinema, horror, the musical or science-fiction, analyse how gender affects and informs the genre’s iconography as well as its main thematic conflicts.

8. Analyse the similarities and/or differences between classical Hollywood musicals and the contemporary musical. How do you account for the ways in which the musical genre has persisted and/or mutated in the contemporary?

9. How and why does horror self-reflexively engage its audience in both horror film fandom and processes of viewing? Discuss with close reference to at least 2 horror films.

10. How useful is a psychoanalytic approach to horror? Discuss with reference to 2 films from the horror genre. You may also consider the sciencefiction/horror genre hybrid.

11. Taking into account scholarship on generic repetition and variation, compare and contrast how Hollywood and another national cinema of your own choice represent a particular genre. How do you critically account for their differences, if any? Incorporate the analysis of 2 examples (one from Hollywood; one from outside Hollywood) in your response.

12. Conduct a close analysis of one of the genres we have studied in this course and how it is repeated and varied across mediums – for example, in the shift from film to television or film to computer games. What remains stable in the genre and what has been altered by its cross-media dispersal? Can film genre models still be used or do they need to be re-thought?

HDS101 Summative Assessment Task 2: Information Handout for Workplaces

HDS101 Summative Assessment Task 2: Information Handout for Workplaces


Task Description

Within your team you will investigate one industry context (healthcare, sport and recreation, education, entertainment, transport, or retail). You will then individually create an information handout on: “making your workplace accessible for someone with a hearing impairment”.  The information can be presented as a brochure, booklet or information sheet. It should describe the importance of inclusion for people with communication difficulty in the chosen workplace sector, and outline relevant Australian legislation. It should also provide a brief description of hearing loss and the factors impacting on communication for people with hearing impairment, as well as strategies for communication access tailored to the specific workplace context. You can chose whether you would like to address the issues of workplace inclusion for employees (e.g. service staff), or service users (e.g. customers/ students/patients). While research collaboration is encouraged, your final submitted assignment must be your own individual work (no joint submissions or identical material).

Assessment Criteria

In this task you will be assessed on your ability to:

  1. Explain the concepts of inclusion and equity, with reference to relevant legislative acts (ILO2)
  2. Explain the causes and mechanisms of hearing impairment, and predict the communication access needs of someone with hearing impairment in the specific communication environment (ILO3)
  3. Generate suggestions for improved access for individuals with hearing impairment in that environment, based on all levels of the biopsychosocial model (ILO4), and
  4. Communicate this information in a format appropriate to workplace managers and employees/co-workers (ILO5).

Performance Standards Criteria – How will I be marked on this task?

NB: Marking staff and students, please note that all assessment criteria (left column) are of equal importance, and will be weighted equally in the final grade for this AT.

Criterion High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass (minimum requirements) Unsatisfactory
1. Explain the concepts of inclusion and equity, with reference to relevant legislative acts Student meets all Distinction criteria.

Student details a convincing argument for the inclusion of people with disability/HI within the assigned industry (as employees or service users).

Student meets all Credit criteria.

Student cites peer-reviewed, published literature and statistical data to support their explanations.

Student provides a detailed definition of inclusion, with at least one relevant industry example.

Student describes one or more relevant legislative acts or policies.

Student provides a short definition of inclusion.

Student identifies one or more legislative acts or policies relating to inclusion in the assigned industry.

No definition of inclusion is provided.


No policies or legislative acts are identified, or those identified are not relevant to the industry context.

2. Explain the causes and mechanisms of hearing impairment (HI), and predict the communication access needs of someone with hearing impairment in the specific communication environment Student meets all Distinction criteria.

Student uses specific hypothetical or reported examples to illustrate potential/actual communication barriers for people with HI in the assigned industry.

Student meets all Credit criteria.

Student includes statistics on HI and its impact on inclusion in the assigned industry.

Student cites peer-reviewed, published literature and statistical data to support their explanation of HI and communication barriers.


Student’s definition of HI acknowledges the biopsychosocial influences on hearing.

Student describes more than one accurate cause of HI.

Student describes at least two potential barriers to communication for a person with HI in the industry environment.

Student provides a clear definition of HI.

Student lists more than one accurate cause of HI.

Student identifies at least two potential barriers to communication for a person with HI in the industry environment.

No definition of HI is provided, or the definition is unclear.


Student lists less than two causes of HI, or causes are incorrect.


Student lists less than two barriers, or barriers are not relevant to the industry context.

3. Generate suggestions for improved access for individuals with hearing impairment in that environment, based on all levels of the biopsychosocial model Student meets all Distinction criteria.

Student’s strategies are innovative, detailed, and acknowledge potential challenges in implementation relevant to the industry.

Student meets all Credit criteria.

Student cites peer-reviewed, published literature and statistical data to justify the use of these strategies.


Student provides a detailed description of several industry-relevant strategies for communication inclusion of individuals with HI.

A strong understanding of the biopsychosocial perspective is evident in the student’s strategies.

Student lists more than one strategy for improved access for individuals with HI, relevant to the industry context.

Strategies consider hearing impairment from more than one biopsychosocial domain.

Student lists or describes less than two strategies, or the strategies are not relevant to the industry context.


Strategies are focused at only one domain of the biopsychosocial framework.

4. Communicate this information in a format appropriate to workplace managers and employees Student meets all Distinction criteria.

Student demonstrates creativity and close attention to detail in the visual presentation of material, to improve reader engagement.

Student meets all Credit criteria.

References and citations are correctly formatted to APA 5th Edition standards.

The work contains no errors in spelling, grammar, and typography.


Student meets all Pass criteria.

The language used in the pamphlet is appropriate to the industry audience.

Formatting and layout is well structured and highlights key information to the reader.

Student references the source of all published information/statistics used in their work.

Professional and person-first language conventions are mostly maintained throughout the work.

The work contains occasional errors in spelling, grammar, and typography.

The assignment is presented in basic pamphlet/information sheet/booklet format.

Assignment contains any of the following:

– directly plagiarised material that has not been appropriately referenced.

unprofessional or inappropriate language

– frequent spelling, grammatical, or typographical errors.


Formatting and general presentation is of a poor standard, or is not in a pamphlet/information sheet/booklet format.

What will help me to prepare for this assessment?

During seminar 3 (on communication rights and disability legislation), you will work together in teams to collate and synthesise information relevant to your assigned industry context. Your week 4 content provides general information relating to hearing loss and appropriate environmental modifications. During the group research activities you can discuss the topic with your peers, and help each other to consider new or different perspectives. For your individual assignments, you will apply the knowledge you have learned across weeks 3 and 4 to your assigned industry, in the form of an information handout. You’ll have a chance to see examples of similar handouts in week 3.

What will I learn from this assignment?

In addition to the assessment criteria listed above, the preparation (seminar) activities for this task give you practice in working collaboratively to gather information, exercising your skills in teamwork (GLO7) and communication (GLO2). The final product (information handout) is highly authentic to the health industry, given that health professionals are frequently expected to act as information brokers and inclusion advocates within the public forum. You can add this handout to your professional portfolios as an example of your work.

What feedback will I receive on my assignment?

You will receive a mark out of 20, which will correspond with a grade (e.g. Pass, High-Distinction). Your performance on each criteria will be indicated on your marked rubric. You will need to download your feedback file to view this rubric. You will receive some general written feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement.

This assignment will not be marked-up.

class 612; Communications Term Paper

Work type: Term paper
Academic level: College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)
Subject or discipline: Communications
Title: Writer’s choice
Number of sources: 2
Provide digital sources used: No
Paper format: APA
# of pages: 15
Spacing: Double spaced
# of words: 4125
# of slides: ppt icon 0
# of charts: 0
Paper details:
it’s a final paper for the entrepreneurism segment of class 612 is a 20-25 page paper (Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1 inch margins) examining the entrepreneurial journal and lessons learned in episodes 1-9 of season one of ( the StartUp podcast ) :

After listening the 9 episodes of the podcast above, answer the following question and analyze the podcast :

• How does Alex grow as an entrepreneur over the course of the episodes?
• How does Gimlet Media grow over the course of the episodes?
• What does Alex learn about heading a start up?
• What mistakes does Alex learn over the course of the episodes?
• What qualities of the business and its founders make it possible for Gimlet to secure financing?
• What qualities of the business and its founders make it possible for Gimlet to get off the ground?
• Do you view Gimlet as a successful startup? Why or why not?
• What advantages does Alex have that many media entrepreneurs do not? How does this impact his startup?
• What did you learn about startup culture from the podcast?
• What decisions would you have made differently than Alex?
• Do you agree with the financing decisions the company makes?
• What decisions that Alex made had the most impact on his company?
• What did you learn from the podcast that you could not learn from a traditional textbook on the entrepreneurial textbook?

While some of these questions are descriptive in nature, the overall tone and nature of your paper should be analytical. Your paper should not be a rote summary of the activities that took place over the episodes, but rather should use the episodes as a jumping off to engage in an analytic discussion of what being a media entrepreneur means in our current time and the current media landscape. Your paper will be graded on both your in-depth knowledge of the episodes, as well as the level of analysis provided in your paper.

The Effects And Dangers Of The Subliminal Messages In Children’s Movies

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The Effects And Dangers Of The Subliminal Messages In Children’s Movies
Work type: Dissertation chapter – Methodology
Paper format: APA
# of pages: 3
Spacing: Double spaced


The purpose of this assignment is to encourage the students to build the alignment of the final pieces of the research paper. The three final components of the research paper consist of methodology, findings, and conclusions.


The student will be able to

1. Structure the methodology section of the research paper according to the guidelines given in class
2. Identify good sensitive, ethical, and scholarly writing practices
3. Describe the steps in the process of analyzing and interpreting data
4. Make an interpretation of the quantitative and or qualitative findings
5. Evaluate the findings to advance validation for the accuracy

Written Report

The group written report must:

• be written in the third person
• have cited and quoted references for all information found elsewhere
• use topic sentences at the start of each paragraph
• use full sentences (and no bullet points)
• follow strict APA format



This section is one of the most important pieces of your research paper. The components of the methodology are: (a) description of subjects, (b) description of the site, (c) research design, (d) instrumentation, (e) data collection, (f) data analysis.

Description of the subjects: who are the subjects/participants of your study? Describe them as much as you possibly can. For example: gender, age, socioeconomic status, educational background, number of siblings, etc. Specify your population and sample

Description of the site: where the study will be conducted? Describe as much as you can the site/location where your study will be conducted. For example: a school, a company, the university, a classroom, a restaurant, etc.

Research design: what type of research design will you use: Qualitative; Quantitative; Mixed-method research; and or Action research?

Instrumentation: Your study may collect performance, attitudinal, or observational data. These forms of data collection all involve using an instrument (a survey, questionnaire, checklist, interview form, etc). You can either locate or develop an instrument. The instructor strongly recommend to locate an already developed instrument.

Data collection: describe the steps and procedures of collecting the data. Tell the story: what, how, when, where, and why.

Data analysis: This section will include the type of analysis of the data collected. For example, if your research is quantitative in nature, your data analysis will be based on statistical analysis either descriptive or inferential. If your research study is qualitative, your data analysis will be based on recording words, creating descriptors and themes.

Findings or Results

• This section includes the representation of your data in the form of tables, figures, charts, etc.
• This section should address or respond to each research question and hypothesis, if any.

• A typical approach is to respond each research question one by one in the order in which they were introduced earlier in the study.

In reporting the findings and or results, the researcher stays close or the statistical findings without drawing broader implications or meaning for them. According to Creswell (2013) a results section includes:

• Tables that summarize statistical information
• Figures (charts, pictures, drawings) that portray variables and their relationships
• Detailed explanation about the statistical results

Discussions and Conclusions

This section involves:

• A summary of key findings
• Explanations for results
• Limitations in the research
• Recommendations for future inquiries.

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