Strategic HRM June 2018 Assignment

03 Apr

Strategic HRM

1. ‘Strategic human resource management is largely about integration or strategic fit between HR strategy and business strategy’. Do you agree? Differentiate between external fit and internal fit. Give example of any one organization you know of, that have achieved a fit between business strategy and HR strategy.

2. XYZ limited is exploring ways of compensating and rewarding employees as a strategy to improve retention. As an advice state and explain various reward management strategies available to XYZ ltd. Highlight the strategies available to the management in dealing with poor performance in the workplace.

3. Siemens is a 150-year old Company, but it’s not the company it was even a few years ago. Until recently, Siemens focused on producing electrical products. Today the firm has diversified into software, engineering, and services, and is also global, with over 400,000 employees working in 190 countries. In other words, Siemens became a world leader by pursuing a corporate strategy that emphasized diversifying into high-tech products and services, and doing so on a global basis.With a corporate strategy like that, human resource management plays a big role at Siemens. Sophisticated engineering services require more focus on employee selection, training and compensation than in the average firm, and globalization requires delivering these sevices globally. Siemens sums up the basic themes of its HR strategy in several points. These include:

i. A living Company is a learning Company. The high-tech nature of Siemen’s business means that employees must be able to learn on a continuing basis. Siemens uses its system of combined classroom and hands-on apprenticeship training around the world to help facilitate this. It also offers employees extensive continuing education and management development.

ii. Global teamwork is the key to developing and using all the potential of the firm’s human resources. Because it is so important for employees throughout Siemens to feel free to work together and interact, employees feel they are part of a strong unifying corporate identity. For example, HR uses cross-border, cross-cultural experienced as prerequisites for career advances.

iii. A climate of mutual respect is the bais of all relationships – within the Company and with society. Siemens contends that the wealth of nationalities, cultures, languages, and outlooks represented by its employees is one of its most valuable assets. It therefore engages in numerous HR activities aimed at building openness, transparency, and fairness, and supporting diversity.

3. A) Describe your opinion on how Siemens rates people as a vital tool in creating organizational competitive advantage.

3. B) Advice Siemens on how it should go in drafting a Training and Development Strategy and show how it should be linked to other HR functional strategies.

Discuss the strategic issues of Success Planning

16 Sep

Strategic HRM

Q 1. A reputed car manufacturer in India in its recent past had faced a Labor Unrest. Of the many issues that the workers demanded included the renegotiation of the 3-year wage settlement, withdrawal of the new automated sorter and stacker for the warehouse, regularizing the employment of 1500 contract and casual labor employed in the factory and reinstatement of the 23 workers who were fired recently on various grounds of misconduct.

Given the details in the preceding paragraph, discuss the strategic issues related with the case and detail the various approach that the management can take to ensure smooth daily business.

Q 2. “Retails” a giant Brick and Mortar retail company is currently experiencing a major challenge at the market place from a giant multinational e-commerce company. The Top Management leadership, as part of its Business level strategy to increase revenue and footfall has taken a cost optimization approach. You are the Head of HR, discuss your options and plans for arriving at a Business Level Strategy and its implementation.

Q 3. Trail Logistics is a growing SCM company. The Business is such that not just the movement of goods, but the customer experience is of paramount importance.

a. As part of the employee motivation career development initiative was to be leveraged to infuse motivation. Discuss the approach.

b. Discuss the strategic issues of Success Planning.

As part of the employee motivation career development initiative was to be leveraged to infuse motivation

16 Sep

Strategic HRM

Q 1. A reputed car manufacturer in India in its recent past had faced a Labor Unrest. Of the many issues that the workers demanded included the renegotiation of the 3-year wage settlement, withdrawal of the new automated sorter and stacker for the warehouse, regularizing the employment of 1500 contract and casual labor employed in the factory and reinstatement of the 23 workers who were fired recently on various grounds of misconduct.

Given the details in the preceding paragraph, discuss the strategic issues related with the case and detail the various approach that the management can take to ensure smooth daily business.

Q 2. “Retails” a giant Brick and Mortar retail company is currently experiencing a major challenge at the market place from a giant multinational e-commerce company. The Top Management leadership, as part of its Business level strategy to increase revenue and footfall has taken a cost optimization approach. You are the Head of HR, discuss your options and plans for arriving at a Business Level Strategy and its implementation.

Q 3. Trail Logistics is a growing SCM company. The Business is such that not just the movement of goods, but the customer experience is of paramount importance.

a. As part of the employee motivation career development initiative was to be leveraged to infuse motivation. Discuss the approach.

b. Discuss the strategic issues of Success Planning.

Trail Logistics is a growing SCM company

16 Sep

Strategic HRM

Q 1. A reputed car manufacturer in India in its recent past had faced a Labor Unrest. Of the many issues that the workers demanded included the renegotiation of the 3-year wage settlement, withdrawal of the new automated sorter and stacker for the warehouse, regularizing the employment of 1500 contract and casual labor employed in the factory and reinstatement of the 23 workers who were fired recently on various grounds of misconduct.

Given the details in the preceding paragraph, discuss the strategic issues related with the case and detail the various approach that the management can take to ensure smooth daily business.

Q 2. “Retails” a giant Brick and Mortar retail company is currently experiencing a major challenge at the market place from a giant multinational e-commerce company. The Top Management leadership, as part of its Business level strategy to increase revenue and footfall has taken a cost optimization approach. You are the Head of HR, discuss your options and plans for arriving at a Business Level Strategy and its implementation.

Q 3. Trail Logistics is a growing SCM company. The Business is such that not just the movement of goods, but the customer experience is of paramount importance.

a. As part of the employee motivation career development initiative was to be leveraged to infuse motivation. Discuss the approach.

b. Discuss the strategic issues of Success Planning.

“Retails” a giant Brick and Mortar retail company

16 Sep

Strategic HRM

Q 1. A reputed car manufacturer in India in its recent past had faced a Labor Unrest. Of the many issues that the workers demanded included the renegotiation of the 3-year wage settlement, withdrawal of the new automated sorter and stacker for the warehouse, regularizing the employment of 1500 contract and casual labor employed in the factory and reinstatement of the 23 workers who were fired recently on various grounds of misconduct.

Given the details in the preceding paragraph, discuss the strategic issues related with the case and detail the various approach that the management can take to ensure smooth daily business.

Q 2. “Retails” a giant Brick and Mortar retail company is currently experiencing a major challenge at the market place from a giant multinational e-commerce company. The Top Management leadership, as part of its Business level strategy to increase revenue and footfall has taken a cost optimization approach. You are the Head of HR, discuss your options and plans for arriving at a Business Level Strategy and its implementation.

Q 3. Trail Logistics is a growing SCM company. The Business is such that not just the movement of goods, but the customer experience is of paramount importance.

a. As part of the employee motivation career development initiative was to be leveraged to infuse motivation. Discuss the approach.

b. Discuss the strategic issues of Success Planning.

Strategic HRM

16 Sep

Strategic HRM

Q 1. A reputed car manufacturer in India in its recent past had faced a Labor Unrest. Of the many issues that the workers demanded included the renegotiation of the 3-year wage settlement, withdrawal of the new automated sorter and stacker for the warehouse, regularizing the employment of 1500 contract and casual labor employed in the factory and reinstatement of the 23 workers who were fired recently on various grounds of misconduct.

Given the details in the preceding paragraph, discuss the strategic issues related with the case and detail the various approach that the management can take to ensure smooth daily business.

Q 2. “Retails” a giant Brick and Mortar retail company is currently experiencing a major challenge at the market place from a giant multinational e-commerce company. The Top Management leadership, as part of its Business level strategy to increase revenue and footfall has taken a cost optimization approach. You are the Head of HR, discuss your options and plans for arriving at a Business Level Strategy and its implementation.

Q 3. Trail Logistics is a growing SCM company. The Business is such that not just the movement of goods, but the customer experience is of paramount importance.

a. As part of the employee motivation career development initiative was to be leveraged to infuse motivation. Discuss the approach.

b. Discuss the strategic issues of Success Planning.

Strategic HRM

14 Aug

1. IT companies are yet again facing uncertainty over global crises. This time it is driven by protectionist policies of countries who are their major customers. While the industry had built additional capacities in anticipation of growth from various geographies, the changed circumstances have forced them to re-look at their Business strategy. Your company, as part of their strategy to deal with this change has decided to rely more on technologies that facilitate remote operations and Artificial Intelligence there by reducing the need to travel. This means that new skill sets will be required. However, keeping in mind the business uncertainty it was decided that a strategic Downsizing shall be undertaken. You are made responsible and are required to complete the activity in the next 3 months. The management needs you to make a presentation detailing the plan and the thought behind.

2. Spice Jet is currently experiencing a major turnaround in its fortunes, largely due to the Top Management leadership. As part of its strategy to increase revenue per passenger in its international flights, it has taken a cost leadership approach. You are the head of HR, discuss your options and plans for integrating the HR strategy with corporate strategy.

3. Trinity Restaurants is a growing chain of fine dining restaurants. The Business is such that not just the food quality, but the customer experience is of paramount importance.

a. You realized that there needs to be more structured training on various subjects for the employees. How will you justify the time, effort and cost to the management to get them to agree to your plan.

b. Discuss the strategic issues of:

i. Skills Development

ii. Employee Turnover &

iii. Safe Working Culture. On industrial relations.