Part I: The Boeing Company
Step 1: Review Foundation Research Reports
Visit this foundation’s Web site, using the search button, type in the below topic titles one at a time and explore the content available as these resources will be used during the course.  https://www.boeing.com
Helpful Links: Boeing
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-uses-clout-control-supplier-141023556.html
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  • Effective Practice Guidelines: These are concise, research-based resources commonly used by practicing human resources professionals.
  • Executive Briefings: These are excellent summaries of information on key human resource topics and initiatives.
  • Research Reports: These are white papers examining contemporary human resources issues.

Step 2: Select a Company
Select a current company from this Web site  (The Boeing Company) to serve as the focal point of research and analysis during this course. You must notify the instructor of your choice of company by Tuesday of Week 2. You may NOT change the company selected during the course.
Step 3: Web Site In-Depth Review
About Section

  • Review information on the company’s mission, core values, history, leadership, and strategy.
  • Review the company’s history and examine its global presence in terms of production, facilities, manpower and corporate social responsibility.
  • Review the company’s products or services, examining possible differences by geographic region or subsidiary/division.
  • Review the company’s use of technology, examining possible differences by geographic region, product, subsidiary/division, or functional department (marketing, legal, information services, human resources, advertising, etc.).
  • Review the company’s human resources philosophy and examine the demographics of its workforce, paying close attention to policies or practices relative to diversity, affirmative action, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.

Investor Relations Section

  • Download and read the most recent SEC Form 10K, Annual Report, focusing on the Management Discussion and Analysis section and human capital related costs detailed in the financial statements and related footnotes.
  • Download and read the most recent SEC Form DEF14A, Proxy Statement, focusing on Executive Compensation, the Report of the Compensation Committee, and compensation plans up for vote or ratification by shareholders, if any.
  • Download and read Press Releases published over past 24 months, noting strategic initiatives that involve or affect human capital.

Careers Section

  • Review Careers Landing Page and examine content that communicates the company’s people philosophy and shares insights on what it is like to work at the company.
  • Review the company’s approach to recruiting experienced hires, job positing process, and college recruiting.
  • Review the company’s compensation philosophy and its approach to total rewards.

Step 3: Assessment of the Current Human Resources Environment 
Based on analysis of information obtained in Steps 1–3, prepare a professionally written report assessing the current human resources environment, suitable for presentation to the senior executives of the company. Your report should present your assessment of the human resource management topics listed below, indicating the impact of each on the company. The body of the report should be 8–10 pages excluding title, references page(s), and any appendices.

  • Employee Engagement Strategies
  • Global Talent Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Human Resource Technology
  • Employment Law and Human Rights Issues
  • Emerging Trends in Human Resource Management
  • Human Capital Challenges in the 21st Century
  • Best Practices in Human Resource Management

References
Fortune 500 2014. (2015). Fortune. Retrieved from http://fortune.com/fortune500/
SHRM Foundation. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.shrm.org/foundation
Part II: The Boeing Company
 
Step 1: Library Research and In-Depth Review
Business Analysis Databases

  • Using the Library database below, obtain and review business research reports on the company examined in Unit 1.
  • Save copies of the reports as you will need to be able to refer to them during the remainder of the course.
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO): Business Source Complete offers full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Media and Public Relations Databases

  • Using the Library databases below, search for stories and articles on the company relating to strategic human resources topics (e.g., employee or labor relations, human capital management, compensation and benefits, diversity, affirmative action, outsourcing, downsizing, employment law matters, etc.) published in the last 12 months. Save copies of the articles as you will need to be able to refer to them during the remainder of the course
  • Newsstand (ProQuest) ProQuest Newsstand offers access to full text of over 1,300 newspapers. The collection includes national newspapers.
  • Regional Business News (EBSCO) Regional Business News provides full text for more than 80 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

Step 2: Corporate Social Media In-Depth Review
Review the selected company’s presence on at least 8 corporate social media channels, paying particular attention to human resources issues or topics. Consider a diverse range of social media channels, including video sites, blogging sites, photograph-sharing sites, and more.
Step 3: Assessment of the Company’s Human Resources Posture
Based on analysis of information obtained in Steps 1–3, prepare a professionally written report assessing the company’s current human resources posture, suitable for presentation to the senior executives of the company. Your report should present your assessment of the human resources areas listed below. The body of the report should be 8–10 pages excluding title, references page(s), and any appendices.

  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Business Leadership and Strategy
  • Diversity
  • Employee Relations
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Organizational and Employee Development
  • Talent Management
  • Technology

 
Part III: The Boeing Company
 
Step 1: Examine Comparator Group Companies 
Refer to the SEC Form DEF14A Annual Proxy Statement obtained during Unit 1, identifying the company’s comparator group.

  • Visit each of the companies’ Investor Relations Web sites. Download and review copies of their most recent SEC Form DEF14A, Proxy Statement, focusing on Compensation Philosophy, Executive Compensation, the Report of the Compensation Committee, and compensation plans up for vote or ratification by shareholders, if any.

Step 2: Library Research and Review of Comparator Group Companies
Using the Library databases below, review business research reports on the comparator companies.

  • http://careered.libguides.com/university_AIUOnline/companyresearch Business Source Complete (EBSCO): Business Source Complete offers full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Media and Public Relations Databases

  • Using the Library databases below, search for stories and articles on the company relating to strategic human resources topics (e.g., employee or labor relations, human capital management, compensation and benefits, diversity, affirmative action, outsourcing, downsizing, employment law matters, etc.) published in the last 12 months.
  • Newsstand (Proquest): Proquest Newsstand offers access to full text of over 1,300 newspapers. The collection includes national newspapers including.
  • Regional Business News (EBSCO): Regional Business News provides full text for more than 80 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

Step 3: Assessment of the Comparator Group Human Resources Posture
Based on analysis of information obtained in Steps 1–3, prepare a professionally written report assessing the overall comparator group’s human resources posture, suitable for presentation to the senior executives of the company. Your report should present your assessment of the human resources areas listed below. The body of the report should be 8–10 pages excluding title, references page(s), and any appendices.

  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Business Leadership and Strategy
  • Diversity
  • Employee Relations
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Organizational and Employee Development
  • Talent Management
  • Technology
  • Best Practices in Human Resource Management

Part IV: The Boeing Company
 
Step 1: Assess the Company’s Human Resources Competitive Position 
Leveraging the work completed in the Individual Assignments for Units 2 and 3, assess the company’s human resources competitive position. Be sure to evaluate the company’s position within the industry and among its comparator group.
Step 2: Identify and Evaluate Human Resources Risks and Opportunities 
Leveraging the work completed in the Individual Assignment for Units 1–3, identify and evaluate the company’s human resources risks and opportunities. At least 3 risks and 3 opportunities should be included in your evaluation.
Step 3: Assessment of the Company’s Human Resources Competitive Position 
Based on analysis of information obtained in Steps 1–3, prepare a professionally written report assessing the assessment of the company’s human resources competitive position, risks, and opportunities suitable for presentation to the senior executives of the company. Your report should present the information listed below. The body of the report should be 8–10 pages excluding title, references page(s), and any appendices.

  1. Industry Competitive Position
  2. Comparator Group Competitive Position
  3. Human Resources Risks (minimum of 3)
    • Description
    • Analysis
  4. Human Resources Opportunities (minimum of 3)
    • Description
    • Analysis
  5. Overall Assessment of the Company’s Human Resources Competitive Position

Part V: The Boeing Company
 
Step 1: Begin Assembly of Human Resources Report to the Board of Directors 
Assemble the reports generated in Units 1–4 into a new, comprehensive report that will be completed in this assignment. This step should include aggregation of the following sections:

  • Title Page 
  • Executive Summary [Placeholder: this is completed in Step 3]
  • Table of Contents [Placeholder: this is completed in Step 4]
  • Section 1: Current Human Resources Environment
  • Section 2: Company’s Human Resources Posture
  • Section 3: Comparator Group Human Resources Posture
  • Section 4: Company’s Human Resources Competitive Position
  • Section 5: Recommendations and Expected Impact [Placeholder: this is completed in Step 2]
  • References [Placeholder: this is completed in Step 4]
  • Appendices [Placeholder: this is completed in Step 4]

Step 2: Recommendations and Expected Impact
Based on the work completed in Units 1–4, develop at least 1 recommendation in each of the areas listed below that are designed to improve the company’s competitive human resources position. Be sure to include a detailed description of the recommendation, an overview of how the recommendation would be implemented, and a discussion of the expected impact of each recommendation.

  1. Benefits and Compensation
  2. Diversity
  3. Employee Relations
  4. Talent Management
  5. Technology

Step 3: Executive Summary
Develop an overview (2–3 pages) presenting key points from all five sections of the report. Executive summaries are always included in reports to the board of directors as a courtesy, to allow them to quickly assess the overall report and facilitate discussion. The executive summary should be concise, factual, and professional in tone.
Step 4: Finalize Assembly of the Human Resources Report to the Board of Directors
Finalize assembly of the report, inserting the Executive SummaryTable of Contents, and the Section 5 Recommendations. Make sure the References listing is aggregated from all prior work. The final References listing should be alpha order, with citations in APA format. The Appendices should be ordered to correspond with the final report.
Overview in short:
In Unit 1, you want to get to know the business.  That means finds out the company’s vision, mission, goals and objectives.  As per the assignment do the following:
Review information on the company’s mission, core values, history, leadership, and strategy.
Review the company’s history and examine its global presence in terms of production, facilities, manpower and corporate social responsibility.
Review the company’s products or services, examining possible differences by geographic region or subsidiary/division.
Review the company’s use of technology, examining possible differences by geographic region, product, subsidiary/division, or functional department (marketing, legal, information services, human resources, advertising, etc.).
Review the company’s human resources philosophy and examine the demographics of its workforce, paying close attention to policies or practices relative to diversity, affirmative action, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.
One useful document which you will need for Unit 3 as well is the Proxy statement.  It will give you a lot of information about the company.
Search company name proxy statement 2017.
Read the President’s intro.  Go to the comparator group on page 57 for Unit 3.
In Unit 1-3 always use the topical headings in your discussion:
Employee Engagement Strategies
Global Talent Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Human Resource Technology
Employment Law and Human Rights Issues
Emerging Trends in Human Resource Management
Human Capital Challenges in the 21st Century
Best Practices in Human Resource Management
Again, Unit 1 is general information about the company.  Unit 2 is the company’s  presence on social media. (Facebook through You-Tube.
Find more or on HR or whatever by googling the company’s goals and objectives for example.  You will get hundreds of articles.
NEVER NEVER NEVER cut and paste.  If the similarity score in Turnitin is over 30 do NOT turn it in.
Unit 3 is comparator group position.  What I expect is for you to find 3-5 companies that are in this group (I already told you how to do this.  Again, use the topics I mentioned in Unit 1. (look up the proxy statement.  Look for comparator group about half way through the document.
Turn in assignments as close to the due date as possible for fewer deductions for lateness.
Be sure that each paper is 8-10 pages.
Unit 4
This assignment consists of the following:
Industry Competitive Position (Unit  1-2)
Comparator Group Competitive Position (Unit 3)
Human Resources Risks (minimum of 3) 
Description
Analysis
Human Resources Opportunities (minimum of 3) 
Description
Analysis
Overall Assessment of the Company’s Human Resources Competitive Position
Search the company’s SWOT analysis.
Unit 5
The FINAL PAPER
Outline:
Title Page
Executive Summary [Placeholder: this is completed in Step 3]
Table of Contents [Placeholder: this is completed in Step 4]
Section 1: Current Human Resources Environment
Section 2: Company’s Human Resources Posture
Section 3: Comparator Group Human Resources Posture
Section 4: Company’s Human Resources Competitive Position
Section 5: Recommendations and Expected Impact [Placeholder: this is completed in Step 2]
References [Placeholder: this is completed in Step 4]
Appendices [Placeholder: this is completed in Step 4]
Based on the work completed in Units 1–4, develop at least 1 recommendation in each of the areas listed below that are designed to improve the company’s competitive human resources position. Be sure to include a detailed description of the recommendation, an overview of how the recommendation would be implemented, and a discussion of the expected impact of each recommendation.
Benefits and Compensation
Diversity
Employee Relations
Talent Management
Technology
The Executive Summary will be 2-3 pages long and is a summary of the paper like an Abstact.
Assemble all papers Units 1-5.
Rearrange the References (all unit) into one ALPHABETICALLY.
DONE!!!!
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