HRM/531 Week6 Individual Assignment: Career Development Plan Summary. - 19022

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1.    Individual Assignment:Career Development Plan Summary.


Imagine that you have recently been promoted to a midlevel management position, and your upper-level manager has revealed that your team will be restructured. Your team will take on new responsibilities that require the hiring of additional personnel and training for new and current employees. Your manager also wants to consider better methods for appraising the team’s performance than have been used in the past. Your task is to compose a proposal to be delivered to upper management regarding how this restructure will be designed and implemented.


You may choose to use your own company as the context for this assignment. Alternatively, you may select a position at Kudler Fine Foods that would be appropriate for this assignment. Kudler Fine Foods is found at:


  • Due Date: 02/07/11
  • Write a 1,750- to 2,100- word proposal explaining to upper management the recommendations and justifications for the following:


o   The job descriptions and qualifications for five new positions (including one first-level management position)

o   Training program to introduce and enhance the skills and qualifications of new and current employees

o   Methods for evaluating employee and team performance, including a progressive discipline process. This section must cover each of the points discussed within the Learning Team assignment during Weeks Four and Five

o   Challenges of Team Performance evaluation, including:

§  Differences between the two appraisal systems

§  Difficulties of evaluating team performance

§  Unique needs of a team appraisal system

§  Team motivations and expectations

§  Individual equity and how it impacts team performance

§  Strategies to discourage social loafing

§  Individual employee responsibilities towards the team

o   Incentive and benefits packages

o   Strategies for managing employees’ career development (promotion and educational opportunities, accommodations for diversity, etc.)

o   A fair and appropriate compensation plan



  • Note: APA format is not required for this proposal. Use a title page and reference page where appropriate.
  • Submit as a Microsoft Word® attachment.
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After being promoted to a midlevel management position at Kudler Fine Foods, I was ordered by the upper management to create a career development plan for my new team at our Der Mar store. To create a successful career development plan I need to identify the job descriptions and qualifications for five open positions at Der Mar store, provide a training program to introduce and enhance the skills and qualifications of new and curren