with a labor force of approximately 200 employees, a reduction in force that involves 33 percent of the total labor force results in some major challenges that, if not managed correctly, could have adverse effects on the future reputation and growth of the company. The company’s ethical and economic...
successfully implementing strategy, not just from having one. This implementation capability derives, in large measure, from the organization’s people, how they are treated, their skills and competencies, and their efforts on behalf of the organization. A people-centered strategy facilitates higher levels...
market pose particular challenges for the human resource management (HRM) function. The global financial crisis of 2008–09 was a good example of a situation in which the HRM function had to provide leadership in managing potential workforce reductions while still attracting and retaining critical talent in...
o s T m E R g E R I n T E g R AT I o n
Post Merger Integration: Hard Data, Hard Truths
BY Johannes Gerds and FreddY strottmann with Pakshalika JaYaPrakash > illustration BY vince mcindoe The numbers don’t lie. Many top corporate managers are faced with the challenge of a post merger integration...
always have human resource implications, and tactics such as job redesign, multi-skilling, redeployment, training, paying for performance, layoffs and downsizing should be specifically directed at implementing the human resource strategies of organisations. Unfortunately, however, the strategic considerations...
Employment Downsizing: The Juggernaut Continues The job churning in the labor market that characterized the 1990s has not let up. If anything, its pace has accelerated...
1. HR in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
By Row Henson, a PeopleSoft Fellow
As we enter the twenty-first century, experts continue to validate that it is the human asset, not the fixed asset, that will make the difference for successful organizations. While it has historically...
leaders who possess the requisite skills of self- awareness, vision, communication, and authenticity
amongst others. The challenge will be whether leaders can recognize and acquire the competencies
needed to manage and lead their talent base in order to remain competitive in...
to a complex organizational change involving proposed work force redesign, downsizing and a physical move to a new hospital. Design/methodology/approach – Participants included executives, supervisory and non-supervisory staff in a major tertiary hospital. Recorded in-depth interviews were conducted with...
METAMORPHOSIS OF TATA STEEL
-THE CHALLENGES OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT
"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."
— Niccolo Machiavelli
The Prince (1532)
Situational analysis. A situational analysis includes “six key areas: product, target market, distribution, competitors, financial and other issues” (How to Write, 2009, p. 3). Global’s primary product is providing telecommunications services, and the company has decided to expand services in order to...
HR IN ATTRACTING STAFF
1. Importance of attracting the right staff 6
2. Challenges faced in attracting good staff 7
3. How to attract the right and good staff 8
4. ROLES OF OD AND HR IN RETAINING STAFF
1. Importance of retaining staff 10
for new products and services.
Global Communications needs educational awareness of cross-cultural communication and language barriers. The staff should also be educated on what the company expects of its employers and interpretation of work related concepts used in the daily operation of the...
Capital Management enriched with Strategic approaches is needed in ensuring that Human Capitals are being developed and invested in the aspects of know-how, technical skills and also attitudes, The ultimate target is for these Human Capital to eventually contribute back to the Organization’s Culture and...
reactions to a complex organizational change involving proposed
work force redesign, downsizing and a physical move to a new hospital.
Methodology/Approach: Participants included executives, supervisory and nonsupervisory staff in a major tertiary hospital. Recorded in-depth interviews were
HR Trends and Challenges
The next couple of years will continue to bring a series of challenges to the doors of Human Resource departments all over Canada. Some of these challenges are not new but there is likely to be a heavier impact from these issues in the short and medium term.
introductions face many challenges, such as the need to produce something that is both theoretically sound and practically valuable, or to find a way to integrate discussions on a variety of topics into one comprehensible teaching tool. The author of this book took up
those challenges by, on the one...
has resulted in a loss of profit for the company and its shareholders. To adapt to an ever changing business environment, GC is faced with tough challenges ahead and managerial decisions that will ultimately have an impact on employee its relations. The company has an opportunity to turn profits around...
facing many challenges, many of who are detrimental to the company. This paper explores how the organization plans to tackles the financial, shareholder, and employee troubles that it presently faces and suggests solutions to the internal communication challenges that exist. All of these challenges and solutions...
identification of several challenges that were grouped into three main themes: the HR department’s role in management training; improving the quality of the culture of the organization; and increasing employee satisfaction and productivity. If the challenges that HR departments face is not altered, the existence...
public sector legislative and policy framework and take
account of the changing demographics and needs of the workforce itself. Consultation with
staff and their union representatives is also an essential element in the successful development
and implementation of workforce plans.
The guide is primarily...
et al 2010). Some important factors are affecting operations management today, such as the global competition, quality, customer service and cost challenges. Also we can include the rapid expansion of advance technologies. Our key assets for Career Wear Boutique are the co-owners, T. Peterson, R. Beals...
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forces that managers face
today and will continue to confront in the future
demand organizational excellence. The efforts to
achieve such excellence – through a focus on learning, quality, teamwork, and reengineering – are
driven by the way organizations get things done and
how they treat their...
Why change management?
For many change practitioners, there is no doubt that change management must be used on projects that impact how people do their jobs. A great solution and a well managed project are not enough to ensure success. Written another way:
Myth: A great solution...
with having fully trained representatives engaging its client's facilities managers, healthcare professionals, and operations teams. To meet this challenge, InterClean has acquired EnviroTech, another leader in the cleaning and sanitation industry. The merging of companies will provide InterClean with...
policies and practices that HR has initiated.
The competitive landscape is changing, new models of competitiveness are needed to deal with the challenges demanding for organization capabilities that enables firms to serve their customers better and be ahead of competitors. Customers, competitors and...
for the repiacement of this iarge and knowiedgeabie cohort of workers. This articie addresses the particuiar risks and chaiienges that organizations face in ensuring the transfer of the vaiuabie knowiedge that oider workers possess before they retire.
magine you are an HR executive and there are two...
issue involves what approach management takes when first considering how to implement the framework throughout the organization. An entity’s size, complexity, industry, culture, management style, and other attributes will affect how the framework’s concepts and principles are most effectively and efficiently...
to text questions and exercises
Materials for additional class activity
Who should be involved in human resource planning?
How does human resource planning relate to or influence other HRM activities?
Does HRP help an organisation to make better use of existing employees?