First Post—Module 2
A popular type of training at all levels of an organization is simulation training/development. Simulation training uses a duplicate work environment that is set up independently of the work site. In this setting, trainees can learn under realistic conditions, but away from the pressures of interruptions. Based on your knowledge, research, and/or experiences, discuss the value of simulation training/development. How do we as HRM professionals objectively determine the “value” of simulation training? Then, discuss the problems of simulation training/development that should be taken into consideration by human resource professionals. Finally, make a recommendation as to how simulation training/development can be assessed and used for succession planning.
Support your post with additional information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or web-based). Cite your sources. Bring in your own personal experiences, as applicable.
Please answer the questions below. Use question and answer (Q&A) format for your response; in other words, include the original question along with your answer in the reply. Within your post, support your responses with information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or Web-based) and provide the full citation at the end. Use APA format for your references. Bring in your own personal experiences, if applicable.
1. Assume that senior management has just learned that there is a union organizing effort going on. This is the second time in four years that the hourly employees have tried to unionize. As an HR manager in this union-free company with 500 plant (hourly) employees located in a large industrial city, what actions would you recommend to senior management to remain union-free? Why?
2. Assume there has been a discussion about using an employee participation program (EPP) in the workplace. What is your opinion of using an EPP? Why?
3. What are the advantages of an EPP?
4. What are the disadvantages of an EPP?
Be sure to consider anti-union prohibitions under the National Labor Relations Act and other pertinent legislation.