1. Access the HRManagement simulation using your ID and password via the Interpretive Simulation – HR Management button on the Course Menu.
  2. Reference the HRManagement’s: The Human Resource Management Simulation [Student Guide] as needed.
  3. Quarter 1 of Year One in the Simulation.
    1. Download the HRManagement Staffing Worksheet . You will need two copies of the Staffing Worksheet. The Staffing Worksheet is to be completed for each quarter: Quarter 1 and Quarter 2. Note: Complete the worksheet PRIOR to inputting your staffing decisions in the HR simulation. (Refer to the Staffing instructions below.) Your staffing worksheets are to be submitted as part of the complete Dropbox assignment for this workshop.
    2. Download the HRManagement Budget Planning Form . You will need two copies of the Budget Planning Form. The Budget Planning Form is to be completed for each quarter: Quarter 1 and Quarter 2. Your budget forms are to be submitted as part of the complete Dropbox assignment for this workshop.
    3. Analyze your company’s current situation by reviewing the case study. Note that while instructions are provided here to help guide your quarterly progress in the simulation, the case study instructions are the best source for particular details of the program elements not fully disclosed here due to space limitations.
    4. Review your goals for your hotel in light of the information provided in each of the reports in the Reports menu located on the left side of the screen in the simulation (i.e., Dashboard, Staffing, Demographics, Compensation, Production, Performance, and Budget sections).
    5. Review the Environment menu >>Newsletter section (located on the left side of the screen in the simulation) to obtain the most recent newsletter highlighting the internal and external environmental scanning updates (e.g., internal production projections and external industry wage averages).
    6. Review the details in the Reports menu >> Budget section (located in the Reports menu on the left side of the screen in the simulation) and plan accordingly—noting there are four quarters in the year and that some decisions made in one quarter will have a carryover effect in future quarters. Refer to the case study details in the Student Guide for how decisions impact your budget in the current and future periods (quarters and years).
    7. IMPORTANT: For each of the following decision areas (Staffing, Wages, Benefits, Training, Programs, and Special) DO NOT FINALIZE your decisions until ALL your input has been completed for the quarter and you have verified and are satisfied with the impact of your decisions as reflected in the Decision Summary and the analysis reports.
    8. Staffing. Determine your hotel’s projected staffing needs for the quarter.
      1. Download the HRManagement Staffing Worksheet , if you have not already done so.
      2. Complete the Staffing Worksheet based on information in the case, the established company goals, and the information provided in the Analysis menu>>Staffing Analysis section (located on the left side of the screen in the simulation) in the simulation.
      3. Save a copy of the completed worksheet which is to be submitted as part of the Dropbox assignment for this workshop.
      4. In the Decisions menu >>Staffing Input section (located on the left side of the screen in the simulation) in the simulation, input your decisions for each of the five levels of staff: (a) the number of employees you plan to hire and/or (b) the number of employees you plan to promote.
      5. Adjust the target percentage for females and/or the target percentage for minorities based on your demographic goals for the hotel.
      6. Submit the decision by clicking on the Submit Decision button. IMPORTANT REMINDER: For each of the decision areas (Staffing, Wages, Benefits, Training, Programs, and Special) DO NOT FINALIZE your decisions until ALL your input has been completed for the quarter and you have verified and are satisfied with the impact of your decisions as reflected in the analysis reports.
      7. Check the Analysis menu >>Staffing Analysis section (located on the left side of the screen in the simulation) to verify the impact of your staffing decisions (hiring, promotion, and percentage for females and minorities) in the analysis report.
    9. Wages. Determine, enter, and submit the wages decisions for the quarter, if any, in the Decisions menu >> Wages section located on the left side of the screen in the simulation. Check the Analysis menu >>Wage Rate Analysis section (located on the left side of the screen in the simulation) to verify the impact of your decisions in the analysis report.
    10. Benefits. Determine, enter, and submit the benefits decisions for the quarter, if any, in the Decisions menu >>Benefits section located on the left side of the screen in the simulation. Check the Analysis menu >>Wage Rate Analysis section (located on the left side of the screen in the simulation) to verify the impact of your decisions in the analysis report.
    11. Training. Determine, enter, and submit the training decisions for the quarter, if any, in the Decisions menu >>Training section located on the left side of the screen in the simulation. Be sure to consider the report found in Analysis menu >>Training Cost Analysis section (located on the left side of the screen in the simulation) if you wish to make adjustments to the default costs for new hires and promotions (by system default automatically populated in the Training Cost Analysis from the decisions you make in the Wages section).
    12. Programs. Determine, enter, and submit the programs decisions for the quarter, if any in the Decisions menu >>Programs section located on the left side of the screen in the simulation.
    13. Special Incident. Click on the Decisions menu >> Special section to access the video, brief incident report, and decision submission windows in the simulation.
      1. Watch the Special Incident video for the quarter.
      2. Read the Special Incident report.
      3. Determine, enter, and submit the incident decision(s) for the quarter in the Decisions menu>>Special Incident section located on the left side of the screen in the simulation.
    14. Special Incident Journal Entry. Make a journal entry using the title Quarter 1 Special Incident: Job Analysis, responding to the following questions:
      1. What risks are faced by an employer when creating formalized job descriptions?
      2. How might job descriptions prove to be unbeneficial?
      3. Which job(s) do you believe most need job descriptions?
      4. What choice did you make? Why?
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