Developing employees is different than training employees, though human resource functions often tend to group these activities together. Training and development are not always mutually exclusive, though they do have a different focus. Though training programs tend to be focused on improving employee performance in a current job, they may also be preparing employees for future assignments/jobs. In your own words, describe and provide at least one example of each of the following:
a) the difference between employee development and training programs;
b) how training programs can be used to support employee development;
c) how training and development support career planning.
Question 2:
A) Imagine that you are preparing for your first performance feedback session with your employee. You want the session to be effective for the employee, so he/she will have the motivation and knowledge to improve performance. You also want to provide a valid, accurate evaluation of the employee’s performance. What are the steps that you would take to prepare for the session? What sources of data would you consider? Be specific and complete…I am looking for a detailed plan and not just a couple of quick sentences.
B) Assume the role of the employee. How would you need to prepare for your performance evaluation meeting?
Question 3:
A) Define and discuss in detail the two types of sexual harassment found in the workplace. Your answer should include the actions employers can take to create a legal defense and the actions a person subject to this type of treatment or who witnesses these actions can take.
B) Evaluate the sexual harassment policies of your organization and the role of the human resource manager. How were they communicated? How were employees trained? Discuss three ideas to improve effectiveness in reducing cases of sexual harassment.” 249
1600081350-3646 Organic Foods “Organic Foods
Organic foods were once found only in specialty grocery stores, but they are now widely available in specialty and conventional grocery stores alike. In fact, the organic food market, which was at $1 billion in 1990, has grown to a staggering $286 billion market in 2010 (Organic Trade Association, 2011).
Clearly the popularity of organic foods has skyrocketed over the past few decades, but the debate remains as to whether organic foods are worth the often-higher price in comparison with conventional foods. With this in mind, along with outside research, answer the following questions.

What does the label of “”organic”” mean? What types of foods can be produced organically? Do organic foods carry any special risks for interactions with medications?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of consuming organic food? Is organic food healthier than conventional food? Why or why not?
Do you choose to purchase and consume organic food? Why or why not?
If organic food was not more expensive than conventional food, would you choose to consume it in lieu of conventional food?