Assignment 2: Assessing Financial Performance and Its Impact on Merger Acquisition My health care organizations are Addus Home Care and Aetna Inc. Develop a financial plan for the next three years. Use the financial statements from your selected health care organizations that were the focus of the SWOT Analysis assignment and that you have been following in the e-activities throughout the quarter. Using the Annual Reports of both organizations, consider the financial ratio that analysts would use to evaluate the financial condition of each company. Speculate on the organizations’ ability to merge with their competitors. Write a seven page paper in which you: 1. Use your ratio analysis to determine whether the profitability trends are favorable or unfavorable and explain your rationale. 2. Suggest the key financial drivers that most likely will cause your health care organizations to merge. Provide support for your rationale. 3. Assume that your organizations have merged. Determine the evaluation criteria that a financial analyst would use to evaluate the financial performance of the organization postmerger. Identify the determinants that the analyst would use to decide whether the merger generated favorable financial results for the organizations. Provide support for your evaluation. 4. Predict the financial stability of the health care industry over the next three years. Provide support for your prediction. 5. Use at least three quality, current (no more than four years old) academic resources. (Note: Wikipedia and other websites do not qualify as academic resources. Scholarly resources include national health professional journals, governmental websites, and corporate organizations.) Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. Purchase the answer to view it
Provide a reflection of at least 750 words (or 2.5 pages double spaced) of how the knowledge, skills, or theories of this course have been applied or could be applied, in a practical manner to your current work environment. If you are not currently working, share times when you have or could observe these theories and knowledge could be applied to an employment opportunity in your field of study. Requirements: • Provide a 750 word (or 2.5 pages double spaced) minimum reflection. • Use of proper APA formatting and citations. If supporting evidence from outside resources is used those must be properly cited. Must have all required APA components: cover sheet, references as needed, and others. • Share a personal connection that identifies specific knowledge and theories from this course. • Demonstrate a connection to your current work environment. If you are not employed, demonstrate a connection to your desired work environment.
You work for a HR consulting company and an organization (the same company you have been writing about during this course) has hired your firm to conduct an HRM analysis and make recommendations to better align HR practices to the key business initiatives of the company. In order to accomplish the goal: · Analyze the organization and develop a set of HRM practices that align HR practices to the firm’s strategy. (Keep in mind the firm’s overall strategy in regards to Porter and Snow and White’s theories) Develop a 3200-3500 word research paper (not including the title and reference pages). Your paper should also: · Identify the firm’s history, strategy, market position, and specific area of alignment. · Provide job pricing and compensation package for 3-4 key positions in the organization. · Describe and analyze the current and targeted HR work processes as well as the respective knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to achieve the organization’s objectives. · Incorporate a discussion of relevant technology considerations to achieve work output in the context of the organization’s goals. · Provide a discussion of the labor market and the appropriate labor law context. Identification of companies that are preparing to address any legal or regulatory changes.. · Prescribe a set of HRM recommendations, specifically tailored for the selected firm. Insert a table with deliverables, accountable people and a timeline for the recommendations. · Describe other HRM issues as applicable. In addition to the requirements above, your paper: · Must be double-spaced and 12 point font · Must be formatted according to APA style · Must include a cover page that includes: o Title of paper o Student’s name o Course name and number o Instructor’s name o Date submitted · Must include an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement · Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph · Must reference at least eight scholarly resources · Must include a reference page written in APA format. Carefully review the for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
For the benchmark assignment, you will assemble and finalize your personal, comprehensive classroom management plan developed during this course. Review the details of the benchmark assignment. A compiled and revised draft of the benchmark assignment assembled from Topics 1-4 is due in Topic 5. You will also be required to submit the benchmark assignment in a CLC assignment in Topic 5 for peer review. Research the topic of professional conduct for teachers, focusing on interactions with students, students’ families, coworkers, and administrators. Complete the “Professionalism as an Educator Table,” describing ways to behave professionally for positive, collaborative relationships across the school system, and to create an appropriate supportive educational environment for students. All entries in Part I of the table must be supported by a reference. Your references may include the NEA Code of Ethics, the NASDTEC Code of Ethics, the InTASC dispositions, the COE Professional Dispositions in the Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education Clinical Field Experience Handbook, the COE Pledge, the Arizona Administrative Code, the GCU Statement on the Integration of Faith, Learning, and Work, or other relevant resources. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
You have been appointed the vice president of the human resources department at a fictional multinational organization. It is your job to design the framework for a communications manual for this organization. The communications manual should contain best practices, company recommendations and scenarios all targeted at organizational communication. The board of directors wants to have an overview of what you plan. Your job, in this assignment, is to prepare that overview in the form of a table of contents for the manual with a brief description of each section. begin by naming your organization and defining your organization’s primary business. Prepare a table of contents as an outline for your communications manual. Include at least five sections (communications topics) in the manual. Each section should have a heading and subheading. The heading should include a description of the topic. The subheading should include a) an example scenario of how this topic should be handled in your company b) a description of why this section is important to organizational communication and c) an explanation of how this communication policy will benefit both the employee and the organization. Follow the table of contents with a one page action plan on how you will ensure that this communications manual is effectively implemented at your organization. Your table of contents and action plan combined should be four to five pages in length with descriptions in Word format. Apply APA standards for writing style and references to the descriptions.
For your final Writer’s notebook in this course, you will create an outline for the argument essay. Use one of the outline templates provided in the previous lesson “Basic Argument Essay Structure.” You can then use the outline to you focus and organize the first draft of your argument. I. Introduction Necessary Background Thesis II. First Reason Topic Sentence Evidence & Explanation Wrap-up / connect to the thesis III. Second Reason (same as above) IV. Continue with more reasons V. Refute Counterarguments (Counterargument paragraphs can go anywhere, but they often go toward the end) VI. Conclusion Might include a call to action Or a statement of the implications I. Introduction Necessary Background Thesis II. First Reason Topic Sentence Evidence Wrap-up III. Refute counterarguments (if necessary) IV. Second reason (same as II.) V. Refute counterarguments (if necessary) VI. Continue with this pattern VII. Conclusion Might include a call to action Or a statement of implications I. Introduction Necessary Background Thesis II. First Reason Topic Sentence Evidence Wrap-up III. Refute counterarguments (if necessary) IV. Second reason (same as II.) V. Refute counterarguments (if necessary) VI. Continue with this pattern VII. Conclusion Might include a call to action Or a statement of implications Genetically Modified Foods According to the World Health Organization (WHO), genetically modified foods are those that are obtained from organisms with modified genetic material. Genetic modification involves artificially introducing a desired gene from a different organism into another organism (World Health Organization). Different people have varied viewpoints regarding genetically modified organisms. Those supporting this scientific practice give reasons including, but not limited to, food security, reduction of pesticide use, improved food taste, and enhanced health. Those against genetic modification of foods argue that the practice leads to environmental and health risks, big GMO companies “eating” small scale farmers, and the fact that natural foods have a better taste. Genetic modification is a subject that continues to raise a lot of controversy among different groups of people. ARGUMENTS FOR GENETIC MODIFICATION OF FOOD The following arguments have been used to make the idea of genetically modifying food a plausible one. . It is expected that by 2050, the world population would hit 9 billion. This means that food production needs to increase so as to meet the demand. Since the size of land for farming is decreasing, genetic modification remains the only option to meet the food demand for the growing population (Cook). . Through genetic modification, scientists are able to introduce pest resistance genes into food crops. This means that farmers will use little or no pesticides, thus reduced fuel emissions and decreased global warming. . Genetic modification can be done to improve food texture and flavor. For instance, genetically modified corn is sweeter. The technology is also known to produce pepper that is spicier. The flavors of several other foods have been enhanced through genetic modification. . Biotech is known to lead to the production of healthier foods. For instance, genetically modified lettuce has a higher concentration of nutrients and GMO tomatoes have a higher composition of oxidants which inhibit heart disease or cancer. ARGUMENTS AGAINST GENETIC MODIFICATION OF FOOD Despite the arguments made to substantiate the practice of producing GM foods, there are some people who do not buy into the whole idea. Some argue that the benefits of biotechnology is a fabricated story meant to enrich those in the business. . Seeds created through biotechnology are capable of forming pesticide-resistant weeds through cross pollination (Goldstein and Goldstein). These weeds threaten the lives of wild plants other crops. Interfering with crop genes is known to cause defects in animals. For instance, use of biotechnology is known to have led to birth defects and reduction of butterfly populations in the U.S. Mixing up genes of different crops makes them more allergic to people suffering from such. Genetically modified foods could result in antibiotic-resistant diseases, thus reducing medicine effectiveness. . Farmers who are too much dependent on GMO crops are under the control of businesses owning the patents and thus setting the prices as they wish. Such companies use terminator technologies force farmers to continue buying seeds from GMO companies. . Food crops which have not been modified taste better and have more nutritional value than genetically modified ones.
# 8 Discussion 1 due 11/19/2019 – $15.00 Termination For the first part of this discussion, address the following: Think ahead about the processes you will go through to terminate treatment with your clients at the end of the quarter. How will you consider your clients’ experiences with endings, as you plan for your own termination with them? How will you assist your clients to make a transition to a new counselor, or make plans for other services or resources they may need after they end their therapy with you? Think of the relationships that have ended in your own life. In what ways might these terminations affect the closure of your cases? How will you prepare to address any feelings or countertransference issues that emerge during termination with any of your clients? Are there any rituals or other specific interventions that you might include as part of the termination process? How do these interventions align with the theoretical approach you are using with these clients? How will you know if they are effective?
An employee comes to your office and says he wants to anonymously make a complaint to the US Occupational Safety and Health Act. He doesn’t want his identity known to his supervisor, who told a group of employees that he would make life difficult for anyone who complained about working conditions. Write a professional memo as a member of the HR team to the HR Manager “Morgan” providing the following guidance: 1. Review and summarize the basic employee right to file a complaint with OSHA. 2. Address the concern whether the employee has a right to file an anonymous OSHA complaint. 3. As an HR professional, address how your boss, the HR Manager Morgan should handle the complaint about the supervisor’s actions. Be specific. Use a minimum of two HR/legal references to support your conclusions. You must substantively respond to colleagues. Here are a few links to get you started. – Your company believes that “Safety” at work means more than the traditional meaning regarding physical hazards. Discuss in a short memorandum directed to employees from the perspective of the HR Manager, how your organization uses OSHA and the laws and regulations to look beyond just the physical concerns of the employee and to include other aspects of safety in the workplace. Consider including how the organization is dealing with the current Coronavirus pandemic. Use a minimum of two HR/legal references to support your conclusions. You must substantively respond to colleagues. Here are some references for you to consider:
read the scenarios below and respond in the form of an essay, which should consist of several paragraphs and appropriate priority or task lists. Responses should be supported fully and completely. A well-thought-out response can be accomplished in 300-500 words (one or two pages, double spaced). Any published material used to support a response should be cited per the APA style guidelines. Unit III Case Study The Scenario: You are an EH&S professional returning home from your plant on a summer Friday afternoon at about 4 p.m. You have just picked up some materials from a nearby building supply store for a weekend backyard project (cement, sand, wood, concrete blocks, lumber, etc.). You are about one mile outside of the main population zone of your small town, and you come upon an accident scene in which a placarded tanker truck is turned on its side in a ditch about 20-25 feet off the two-lane road. There is no sign of fire and no sign of the driver from your vantage point inside your truck. The only sign you can see from your vantage point is a Dangerous When Wet placard with a Class 8 label code and a UN 1836 on an orange panel. What might this chemical be? You think you can make out an NFPA diamond with a 0 at 12 o’clock; a 2 at 3 o’clock; a 4 at 9 o’clock; and a slashed W at 6 o’clock. You take out the small binoculars from your truck and scan the scene. There seems to be a thin, small volume of dripping liquid (red to yellow color) coming from a valve on the tanker.There is an agricultural field directly next to the incident site. A large irrigation unit is spraying the fields, but the extent of the spray seems to end 20-25 yards away from the overturned truck. Slight, but steady winds are blowing about 5-8 mph across the scene towards town. Your small community has a fire department, but it does not have a hazardous material squad attached to it. Your chemical plant (3 shift operation, bleach, pool chemicals, and household products, 15 miles away) does have a hazardous material team that you trained and is under your direction. You do have your cell phone and an emergency response guidebook. Questions: 1. How should you proceed? Discuss the actions you should take. 2. What, if any, restraints should you exercise? 3. What advice would you give to any other individuals or drivers coming upon the scene? 4. What would you say to the next responders coming on the scene? Purchase the answer to view it Purchase the answer to view it
Question # 1 What were the main tenets that leaders of the Humanistic Psychology Movement presented to the American Psychological Association in order to justify becoming its own Division? Why might these tenets have been chosen as significant to the justification of a separate division? question #2 The First Old Saybrook Conference (1964) was a significant event in the history of psychology. Attendees such as Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Rollo May, and Gordon Allport represented several major schools of thought in the budding humanistic psychology movement. What did Maslow, Rogers, May, and Allport express as necessary components of the Humanistic Psychology Movement? In what ways did the schools of thought expressed by these conference attendees contribute to humanistic psychology’s place in America? Explain.