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Describe what a bio-metric security device is and explain how your employer might use one to more of these devices to protect its servers

Biometric Security Devices

Assume you are working for a medium-sized company that sells products on its Web site and that the company keeps the computers that run its Web server, database server, and transaction processing server in the office next to yours. Describe what a bio-metric security device is and explain how your employer might use one to more of these devices to protect its servers

 

Please respond to the initial question by day 5 and be sure to post two additional times 50-75 words to peers and/or instructor by day 7. The initial post by day 5 should be 75 to 150 words, but may go longer depending on the topic.  Do not write in 3rd person! If you use any source outside of your own thoughts, you should reference that source. Include solid grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.

Sylvester Lloyd

Biometric device is a devise used to scan for identification and authentication in various ways and methods to recognize the identity of individuals or living persons based on their behavior and physiological characteristics such as voice recognition, Iris prints, facial recognition, and fingerprints. This system captures data from an individual hand or however the system is programmed to identify a person. When an individual approaches a major business such as researching labs, top security entrance, and much more the Biometric system is in place to ensure clearance. Once the system is approached, it will scan your eyes, hands, and voice depending how the Biometric system is programmed it takes a picture of the employee and afterwards the system breaks down that employee information to ensure he or she is the correct person before gaining entrance.

Example: Deployed in Afghanistan in charge of 5 major contracts for the Afghans on a specific secured site, we used the Iris print system to identify the true identity of who gets in.

Now many large and small businesses employers and employees use the Biometric system for clocking in and out is required using Iris or another system depending how the system is set up.

Maria Mccollins

Providing security for businesses that have confidential and pertinent information is very important to protect a business and its clients.  The size of the business does not matter when it comes to securing the information that is on hand.  Having different forms of security makes it more difficult for others to get vital information that does not need to be shared with others.  A biometric security device, according to Schneider (2017), is defined as “one that uses an element of a person’s biological makeup to perform the identification.”  This is a more extreme level of security that makes it more difficult for anyone to enter anything that it is protecting.

In order to keep the information safe within the company, the employer that sells products on the website may use one of these measures to protect its servers.  In order for people to enter the office that holds the computers and servers, a palm scan would be a source of security due to no one having the same palm print.  The palms would be previously scanned and stored into the biometric security device so that once it is scanned at the door of the office, it will be able to tell if the person has access to the room.  “In order to achieve consistency when capturing images, most of the palm image recognition machines will use fixed small cylinder mainly to make palm fixedly placed, but this way becomes a disadvantage of palm geometry recognition, because not every palm is able to meet the size of the cylinder fixed range” (Chih-Yu et al., 2013).  With vital information being on the servers and computers, there should be not only a password on the computer, but also another form of biometric security device.  Having a finger print reader on the actual server, once the person is allowed into the room would make it more secure.  Information that is sensitive should be guarded and treated as if it needs to be protected.

Chih-Yu Hsu, Pei-Shan Lee, Kuo-Kun Tseng, & Yifan Li. (2013). Palm Personal Identification for Vehicular Security with a Mobile Device. International Journal of Vehicular Technology, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/901524

Schneider, G. P. (2017). Electronic commerce. Boston: Cengage Learning.

Evaluate the effectiveness of the communication of Geico’s total rewards program

Please post by Sunday afternoon sometime (Central Standard Time) if you can so I can go over it before its due Monday morning. Thank you! 🙂

Assignment 1: Case Study: Geico
Due Week 3 and worth 150 points

Go to the Geico Website to read the “Total Rewards Program” at http://careers.geico.com/working_at_geico/total_rewards_program.

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

  1. Determine which facets of the Geico total rewards program align with the five (5) top advantages of a total rewards program outlined in Chapter 2 of the textbook and discuss your reasoning.
  2. Create a strategy for ensuring that the Geico plan addresses all of the advantages.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the communication of Geico’s total rewards program based upon the Website’s descriptions of the benefits. Recommend two (2) areas for improvement.
  4. Assuming employees are unhappy with the current plan, offer two (2) improvements or changes to Geico’s total rewards program.
  5. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s 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.

Discuss Global Human Resource Management

Due Week 2 and worth 200 points

Imagine you work for a company that has recently merged with a global company. Write a brief introduction to your company as well as the company that merged with the company . Then develop an eight to ten (8-10) point checklist detailing what steps you would take as the HR manager to help unify the culture of both companies.

Create two (2) company introductions and develop an eight to ten (8-10) point checklist in which you:

  1. Give a succinct overview of your fictitious company.
  2. Give a succinct overview of the fictitious company merged with.
  3. Develop an eight to ten (8-10) point checklist of steps you would take to unify company culture.
  4. Explain your rationale for choosing each of the steps in your checklist.
  5. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

a. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

b. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date.

c. Use APA formatting to reference your work, including in-text references when necessary. See the APA Guide located in the Student Center tab.

Discuss Ethics And Advocacy For Human Resource Professionals

Ethics And Advocacy For Human Resource Professionals

WEEK 2

Ensuring an Ethical WorkplaceAccess Walmart’s Global Statement of Ethics and identify the key stakeholders and their corresponding responsibilities (pages 5-7). Assume you are the Chief Ethics Officer for Walmart responsible for enforcing the company’s ethics policy. Identify 2-3 methods or measures your team might incorporate to ensure all stakeholder responsibilities.

WEEK 3

Ethics in Human Resource PracticesHR teams will play vital roles in organizations to ensure ethical behavior and compliance. To be effective, they must first place an emphasis on ethical behavior amongst their own teams. Go to https://www.shrm.org/about-shrm/Pages/code-of-ethics.aspx and review the HR Code of Ethics. Select any one of the 6 sections you feel might be more important than the others and explain your reasoning.

WEEK 2

Ensuring an Ethical WorkplaceAccess Walmart’s Global Statement of Ethics and identify the key stakeholders and their corresponding responsibilities (pages 5-7). Assume you are the Chief Ethics Officer for Walmart responsible for enforcing the company’s ethics policy. Identify 2-3 methods or measures your team might incorporate to ensure all stakeholder responsibilities.

WEEK 3

Ethics in Human Resource PracticesHR teams will play vital roles in organizations to ensure ethical behavior and compliance. To be effective, they must first place an emphasis on ethical behavior amongst their own teams. Go to https://www.shrm.org/about-shrm/Pages/code-of-ethics.aspx and review the HR Code of Ethics. Select any one of the 6 sections you feel might be more important than the others and explain your reasoning.

Describe how international negotiators can utilize nonverbal communication to enhance negotiations between different foreign cultures.

Consider the following scenario for your Unit VII Scholarly Activity: Your company just lost a multimillion-dollar contract with a company from South Africa when negotiations broke down at the bargaining table. This is not the first time that the company lost a lucrative contract because they could not close the deal when negotiating in a foreign country. As the newest member of the international human resource management (IHRM) team, you have been tasked with researching ways to increase the success of your company’s negotiating team. Specifically, your director is looking for a two-page report addressing the following issues:

  • Describe how international negotiators can utilize nonverbal communication to enhance negotiations between different foreign cultures.
  • Describe how persuasion is used in cross-cultural negotiations. Include three preparation and strategy tips for successful negotiations.
  • Explain three personal characteristics of successful international negotiators and how these enhance their ability to handle cross-cultural negotiations. Give an example of each.
  • Recommend how your company should integrate this information in a training program for international negotiators.

In the introduction to your scholarly activity, create a fictitious name for your company, and state where the company is located. List the city or neighborhood where you live as the location for your company. Your completed scholarly activity must be at least two pages in length. You are required to use at least two outside sources, one of which may be your textbook. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.

Michael Bloomberg Vs. New York Teachers’ Union

In 2010, New York State passed a law that required its school districts to develop more stringent teacher-evaluation systems. Local school districts and their unions were assigned a task for specifying certain criteria of their new systems by January 17, 2013. New York City was going to receive benefits of $250 million in aid and another $200 million in grants if the agreement was reached on a new system, a 4% increase in state aid. However, as the January 17th deadline approached, Bloomberg and New York Teachers’ Union were not even close to reaching an agreement.

As a top negotiator, you were asked to design a strategy using a win-win situation for both parties.

Identify the four steps of Integrative Negotiation Process, and conduct analysis of how these four steps might help you in designing your negotiation strategy.

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    As a top negotiator, you were asked to design a strategy using a win-win situation for both parties.

    Identify the four steps of Integrative Negotiation Process, and conduct analysis of how these four steps might help you in designing your negotiation strategy.

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Discuss Risks of Not Implementing the Changes

 

This paper will summarize the findings of the first two power point presentations and incorporate them into a paper that will add an action plan of major tasks, persons or departments accountable for the actions, time to complete. The time line with be explained in a narrative manner but will also include an action plan in graphic plan such as a Gantt chart, PERT chart, excel spread sheet or just a list of tasks with relevant information.. Students will also identify metrics for the evaluation of the recommended transformation; explain the risks for not implementing the changes, the significance of the strategic and administrative role of Human Resources, and description of the resources needed for the transformation.

This paper can be used as a sample in a student e-portfolio to demonstrate knowledge of the strategic and administrative role of Human Resources. The paper is expected to be written in an academic style in APA format and include at least six scholarly sources and their respective in-text citations.

  1. Title Page
  2. Introduction and Purpose of the Paper
  3. Summary or Recap from Previous Presentations
  4. Summary of the Recommended Action Plan of Major Tasks, Persons or Departments Accountable, Time to Complete
  5. Metrics for Evaluating the Results of the Transformation
  6. Risks of Not Implementing the Changes
  7. Description of the Significance of Both the Strategic and Administrative Role of Human
  8. Resources Needed for the Transformation (People, Time, Money, Support from the Top)
  9. Summary and Conclusions
  10. Reference Page
  11. Appendix,  Timeline/Action Plan, Revised Organization Chart, SWOT Assessment Chart
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Discuss HR Training And Development

Answer in no more than 4 paragraphs.

b)   Select three metrics that you will use in your final paper to measure the effectiveness of the HR programs at the end of the transformation you will design.

a) Share with the class why you have selected the metrics you did AND how you will gather the data for the metrics.

Answer in no more than 4 paragraphs.

b)   Select three metrics that you will use in your final paper to measure the effectiveness of the HR programs at the end of the transformation you will design.

a) Share with the class why you have selected the metrics you did AND how you will gather the data for the metrics.

Analyze various approaches to managing diversity in the workplace evaluating the advantages and challenges of each.

In this unit, you will complete a research report. A research report is an opportunity for you to practice and improve your research and writing skills, and it allows you to review the information that we have covered during the course.

We have covered many different topics regarding intercultural management throughout this course. Alpia Corporation is a fictitious U.S.-based company located in Indianapolis, Indiana, that manufacturers teak furniture. Currently, all of Alpia’s workforce is located in the United States at its Indiana plant. Management has recently made the decision to open another plant in Central America. You have been hired as a consultant to help Alpia evaluate their decision to become a multinational organization. The management team at Alpia is especially concerned about intercultural communication issues should they move forward with their plan. In a well-developed and supported research report, discuss the following as it pertains to Alpia.

In your discussion of your topics, be sure to address the following issues:

  • Analyze various approaches to managing diversity in the workplace, evaluating the advantages and challenges of each.
  • Examine diversity experiences and relationships with respect to differences such as gender, race, and nationality as it pertains to the U.S. and Central American workplace.
  • Explain what Alpia will need to consider in regards to global thinking in a multicultural business environment.
  • Contrast business practices from the United States and Central American cultures.
  • Explain communication strategies that could be used by leaders at Alpia to motivate multinational teams.

Your research report must be at least three pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. You are required to use at least four outside sources, two of which must come from the CSU Online Library. Your sources must have been published within the last six years. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.

. Describe the two aspects to implementing the six-sigma concept.

DUE IN 12 hours. DUE BY 3PM PST.

APA format is required. References should be listed immediately after the question that is being answered. Each question lists a minimum number of unique scholarly references; the textbook is considered one unique reference (per question) regardless of how many times it is used. All references should be from the years 2007 to present day.

Review the rubric that will be used to evaluate this paper. All work must be completed individually.

JIT, lean and forecasting

1. Describe the foundation of Deming’s “14 Points.” Use at least two unique references. Length: 4-5 paragraphs.

2. Read the case: Katz Carpeting, available in the Operations Management textbook, Chapter 7. If production of standards and specials is separated, how different will JIT implementation be for production of the different products? Explain what would be needed in JIT implantation for both products. Use at least two unique references. Length: 4-5 paragraphs. REFER TO ATTACHMENT WITH THE CASE, AND ANOTHER ATTACHMENT ABOUT THIS CASE STUDY WHICH HAS SOME ANSWERS ALREADY.

3. Describe the two aspects to implementing the six-sigma concept. Use at least two unique references. Length: 4-5 paragraphs.

4. Describe the ten guidelines for selecting forecasting software. Use at least two unique references. Length: 4-5 paragraphs.

PLEASE REFER TO ATTACHED PRESENTATIONS FOR REFERENCE AND KEYWORDS to use.