MGT 394: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS (25 POINTS EACH)
ASSIGNMENT 1: STRATEGY
Whole Foods Market Inc. is an American supermarket chain exclusively featuring foods without
artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats. Visit their website,
, and read about the company, its mission and values, etc. Identify
what type of strategy (Chapter 2) Whole Foods uses to compete.
The identification of the company’s strategy should be included in
a title heading and/or the first sentence of your response. Next,
examine some of the journal literature regarding this particular strategy.
Use this literature to substantiate your discussion of why this strategy
works for Whole Foods and how the business strategy impacts human
resource management (HRM) at the company. Cite all of the references
that you use in APA format in-text and on a reference page. This assignment should be double
spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with 1-inch margin
General Written Assignment Grading Rubric
Depth and Quality of the Response
I will consider how detailed your discussion is, how far into depth you go, and whether you make a rational argument.
Thoroughly discusses and evaluates the HR issue at hand, providing convincing and supported arguments.
Discusses and evaluates the HR issue at hand, providing supported arguments, but could have gone into a bit more depth.
Discusses and evaluates the HR issue at hand, providing supported arguments, but could have gone into much more depth.
Fails to discuss and evaluate the HR issue at hand, does not provide convincing or supported arguments, and lacks any significant degree of depth.
Literature Review of the HR Issue—Reference Support
The more reference support you use, the better. The quality of the journals is also important.
Provides a complete and clear review of the scholarly journal literature. Empirical research from multiple journal articles provided strong support for the discussion. Several of the journal articles used came from top-tier journals.
Provides a substantial and clear review of the scholarly journal literature. Empirical research from journal articles provided support for most of the discussion. More references could have been used and more could have come from top-tier journals.
Provides an adequate and clear review of the journal literature, but several parts of the discussion lacked strong support from the empirical research presented in journal articles. Most of the articles came from lower-level journals.
Provides an incomplete review of the journal literature and fails to support the knowledge associated with issue at hand. The few articles that were used came from low-level journals or websites.