Unit 2 Assignment: Competitive Advantage In this Assignment, you will describe strategic employee training and development and its relation to a real organization. Select an organization that you are sufficiently positioned with to get the information you need for this Assignment. It could be a company you have worked with or a nonprofit organization with which you have had some experience. It will be more difficult to complete the Assignment if you select an organization where you are an outsider, unable to gather the needed information. In order to help you become more familiar with HRD professional articles, this Assignment has a reference requirement. One article from TD (formerly T + D). Use this link to find TD articles: http://library.kaplan.edu/HR410/hrd_articles_help Worksheet: Use the Unit 2 Worksheet located in Course Resources. NOTE: If you elect to use the course text as a reference, take care to use quotation marks for direct quotations; for example, “Training and development can help a company’s competitiveness by directly increasing the company’s value through contributing to intangible assets” (Noe, 2017, p. 17). NOTE: If you use the course text as a reference and elect to paraphrase, take care to cite properly. Here is an example of paraphrasing with correct citation: Intangible assets are important for any company. One way their value can be increased is a strategic use of training and development (Noe, 2017). Assignment Requirements Answers contain sufficient information to adequately answer the questions and contain no spelling, grammar, or APA errors. Points deducted from grade for each writing, spelling, or grammar error are at your instructor’s discretion. Review the grading Rubric below before beginning this Assignment.
UNIT 2 ASSIGNMENT WORKSHEET (Note the length requirement is 900 words.)
Name of Organization (single sentence)
Where does this organization compete? (minimum of one paragraph)
How does this organization compete? (minimum of one paragraph)
What will the organization use to compete? (minimum of one paragraph)
Business Goals That Could Be Influenced by Training (minimum of one paragraph)
Strategic Training and Development Initiatives (minimum of one paragraph)
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