After the Civil War, the United States had to recover from war, handle western expansion, and grapple with very new economic forms. However, its greatest issues would revolve around the legacies of slavery and increasing diversity in the decades after the Civil War. In the South, former slaves now had freedom and new opportunities but, despite the Reconstruction period, faced old prejudices and rapidly forming new barriers. Immigrants from Europe and Asia came in large numbers but then faced political and social restrictions. Women continued to seek rights. Yet, on the whole, America became increasingly diverse by the 1920s. Consider developments, policies, and laws in that period from 1865 to the 1920s. Examine the statement below and drawing from provided sources, present a paper with specific examples and arguments to demonstrate the validity of your position.
Statement—in which you can take a pro or con position:
Political policies and movements in the period from 1865 to the 1920s generally promoted diversity and “the melting pot” despite the strong prejudices of a few. (or you can take the position that they did not). Use specific examples of policies or movements from different decades to support your position.
After giving general consideration to your readings so far and any general research, select one of the positions above as your position—your thesis. (Sometimes after doing more thorough research, you might choose the reverse position. This happens with critical thinking and inquiry. Your final paper might end up taking a different position than you originally envisioned.) Organize your paper as follows, handling these issues:
The position you choose —or something close to it—will be the thesis statement in your opening paragraph.
To support your position, use three (3) specific examples from different decades between 1865 and 1930. You may narrowly focus on race or gender or immigrant status, or you may use examples relevant to all categories.
Explain why the opposing view is weak in comparison to yours.
Consider your life today: In what way does the history you have shown shape or impact issues in your workplace or desired profession?
the business process and can be incorporated directly into the positions thus uplifts the morale of the workforce. Employer branding includes development of the organisation’s image good enough such that it attract employees. In order to attract the best, organisations branding is a very useful strategy, therefore for a company to attract the best it need to have a good image (Tanuja 2007). 2.6.2 Talent Retention Employee turnover can have a direct impact in any organization. Not only does it cost your company in terms of recruitment, on-boarding and training, it also affects your ability to continuously offer high-quality service to your client (Zikmund, 2000). Talent Management programs offers companies proven and practical way to meaningfully improve satisfaction and retention in order to reduce turnover and its associated costs (vol5). It also stated that the happier and productive employees deliver high level of customer service and help to deliver strong overall business results that will contribute to the overall productivity of the company. In order to attract as well as to retain talent for compatibility, there should be the fit between the employer and employee, Lockwood (n.d). This includes introduction of the different activities that will help in employee retention such as performance incentives, succession planning as well as performance management system. 2.6.2 Learning and Development According to the CIPD (2006) leaning and development survey, the two main objectives of talent management are: developing individuals as well as growing future senior managers. This survey also reveals that about 94% of the respondents well-designed talent activities can have a positive impact on an organisation’s bottom line. According to Byhan et al (2002), if a company fails to have a well-defined profile of what it clearly needs from its future senior leadership then it will not be able to develop people for future management positions as well as clearly assess the readiness of high-potential individuals for leadership roles. In the same vein Byhan et al (2002) also states that the characteristics of the leaders who will carry it into the future should also be stated. In order to ensure readiness employees need to be constantly developed as well as ensure that there is a succession plan in place. All these have to be linked to the company’s strategy. 2.6.3 Career Management According to Allen 2005, there are several element of career management, which includes career development and planning which focuses on planning of employee growth and progression, career path that involves creating established career paths and families of jobs inside a given area allowing employees have a vision of progression as well as goals and expectations, employees development consisting of programs and initiatives, learning and development initiatives, management coaching, competitive reward systems, career center, succession planning, performance management/ feedback and cross-functional development programs. Career management has both formal and informal activities which include employee’s workshops, job rotations, job enrichment and career progression ladders for example organizationally planned programs or developmental stage theories (vol5). Companies also contribute to career identity by providing ample opportunities for self-development, opportunities for progression and mentors (Dagharm, 2013). According to Sturgeset al (2002), career management increases employee’s commitment and henceforth organisation’s performance. Van Dam (2004) has established that people who experience more support have high higher employability orientation. 2.6.4 Succession Planning Management Succession planning and leadership development are very important business strategies to develop and retain people under talent management umbrella (Lockwood, n.d). The responsibility for executing successful planning differs, startin>GET ANSWER