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HRMT650: Current Legal Issues in Human Resource Management

HRTMT650:Unit 4 – Discussion Board

Primary Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Social media has become a way for companies to reach their customers. Likewise, networking sites can be used to recruit employees for jobs and for professionals to advance their career. Although these technologies can be a great benefit, there have been many instances when they have created tough situations for both companies and employees. Therefore, many companies have created social media policies that attempt to protect the company, employees, and customers from wrongdoing. With your fellow classmates, please discuss the following:

  • What are the benefits of a corporate social media policy for the company, customers, and employees?
  • As a human resources (HR) professional, how would you recommend employees protect their online privacy?

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 200 word reply about his or her Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

  • What did you learn from your classmate’s posting? What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Discussion Board Rubric

ExpectationPoints PossiblePoints EarnedComments
Application of Learning Material Content: Post demonstrates understanding of Learning Material content.20  
Application of Course Knowledge: Post contributes unique perspectives or insights gleaned from text/learning resources, or specified by assignment.20  
DB Responses: Responds substantively to two posts. Responses encourage interaction in the Discussion Board and classroom community.20  
Organization: Post presents information logically and is clearly relevant to discussion topic.8  
Professional Language: Posts contain accurate grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation with few or no errors. Any resources should be cited in APA format or style specified in the assignment.7  
Total Points75  
Total Points Earned  

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