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  • Prepare a three-page memo analyzing best practices in approaches and procedures addressing retention and separation for either Java Corp. or an organization of your choice.
    Once the best possible employees have been hired, it is important for the organization to do what it can to retain its top talent and manage its turnover to continue supporting organizational goals.
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    • Competency 1: Apply human resource strategies to business needs.
      • Apply best practices in employee engagement to the selected organization.
      • Apply retention strategies to the selected organization.
    • Competency 2: Analyze core functions of human resource management.
      • Explain the significance of voluntary and involuntary employee turnover for the selected organization.
      • Analyze how employees and employers get the best results using progressive discipline.
    • Competency 3: Analyze the strategic value of human resource management within a competitive global business environment.
      • Analyze practical considerations in terminations.
    • Competency 4: Communicate effectively in a scholarly and professional manner.
      • Write in a professional style using APA citations and format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.
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  • Toggle DrawerResourcesRetention
    • Cran, C. (2012). Top 10 employee retention strategiesManaging People at Work, (369), 6.
    • Cloutier, O., Felusiak, L., Hill, C., & Pemberton-Jones, E. J. (2015). The importance of developing strategies for employee retention?Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, 12(2), 119–129.
    • Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. M. (2020). Fundamentals of human resource management (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Available in the courseroom via the VitalSource Bookshelf link.
      • Chapter 11, “Separating and Retaining Employees.”
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  • Asssessment InstructionsPreparation
    Research the topics of retention and separation for either Java Corp. or an organization of your choice. A minimum of two resources are required to support your work.
    Scenario
    For this assessment, choose either option 1 or 2. You do not need to do both. You will apply one of these scenarios in the Instructions below. Both options will be graded using the same scoring guide.
  • Option 1
    You are the new HR manager for Java Corp., a domestic cold coffee and tea company. Java Corp. has had trouble retaining valuable employees and the termination of a number of employees for performance and conduct has resulted in lawsuits. Prepare a memo to organizational management, analyzing best practices in approaches and procedures addressing each of these issues. 

    Instructions
    Prepare a memo to organizational management. In your memo:

    • Apply best practices in employee engagement to the selected organization.
      • Include two best practices by HR professionals that would benefit the organization.
    • Apply retention strategies to the selected organization.
      • Include two strategies. How can the organization reduce costly employee turnover?
    • Explain the significance of voluntary and involuntary employee turnover for the selected organization.
    • Analyze how employees and employers get the best results using progressive discipline.
      • What are two benefits of this approach?
    • Analyze practical considerations in terminations.
      • What legal and ethical factors should employers consider in these situations?
    • Additional Requirements
      Your assessment should also meet the following requirements:
    • Length: Three typed, double-spaced pages.
    • Written communication: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly and professional. Your writing should be:
      • Concise and logically organized.
      • Free of errors in grammar and mechanics.
    • Validation and support: Use a minimum of two relevant and credible scholarly or professional resources such as the Wall Street Journal to support your work.
    • APA format: Format all citations and references in accordance with current APA guidelines.