Unit I Assignment
HR Mission Statement
By now, from your textbookreadings and lesson, you should have a firm grasp on the different types ofhuman resource values and strategies that are commonplace in the workforce.From this information:
1. Create and briefly describea fictional large company of your choice. This is your company and it shouldpreferably be in your current or desired future industry. This companyand the HR mission statement you create will be used as a foundation for futureassignments in this course.
2. Compare and contrast thebelow sample mission statements. Evaluate them for overall effectiveness.
3. Use your analysis to writeyour own HR mission statement for your fictional company.
Consider the followingquestions when evaluating and formulating your mission statement:
Why does your HR functionexist? What do you want for your customers and how can HR provide that?
Who are your customers andwhat can you do for them that will enrich their lives and contribute to theirsuccess, both present and future?
What image of your functiondo you want to convey internally and externally? Customers, employees and thepublic will all have perceptions of your company. How will HR help create thedesired picture?
What levelof service do you provide to employees and the company? Don't be vague; definewhat will make your service extraordinary.
What kind ofrelationships will your HR function maintain with customers? Every companyfunction is in partnership with its customers. When you succeed, so do they.
Whatunderlying philosophies or values guided your responses to the previous questions?Some mission statements choose to list these separately (as core values orvision). Writing them down clarifies the "why" behind your mission.
Does your HRfunction’s mission statement describe and support what your company will do andwhy it will do it (the company’s core values)?
Sample1: Human Resources Mission Statement
Our mission isto treat each person as a valued customer while contributing positively to thebottom line of [Company Name] through comprehensive programming that displays athorough understanding of all aspects of the human resources profession,including proactive involvement in areas of legal compliance and service thatdisplays an enthusiastic interest in the lives of others.
We willcontinually develop our own repertoire of skills and maintain a balance betweenour personal and professional lives.
Sample2: The Mission
The mission of[Company Name] is dedication to the highest quality of customer servicedelivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and companyspirit.
We arecommitted to provide our employees a stable work environment with equalopportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation areencouraged for improving the effectiveness of [the company]. Above all,employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitudewithin the organization that they are expected to share externally with every [company]customer.
Sample3: Human Resources Mission Statement
It is themission of the human resources department to provide the following qualityservices to the employees of [Company Name]:
recruitment of qualified individuals;
retention of valuable employees;
training, development, and education to promote individualsuccess and increase overall value to the organization;
a safe and healthful working environment;
inspiration and encouragement for a high level of employeemorale through recognition, effective communication, and constant feedback; and
resourcesfor administering benefits, policies, and procedures.
These servicesare achieved through a teamwork philosophy that is inspired through effectiveorganizational skills, proactive efforts, and maintaining a balance betweenprofessionalism and the ability to have fun!
There is aminimum requirement of 500 words for this assignment. Any sources used,including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted materialmust have accompanying citations in APA format.
Informationabout accessing the grading rubric for this assignment is provided below.