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29 Sep 2010

Oticon, a Danish Hearing Manufacturer, and the Human Resources Development

Case study - 9 pages - Human resources

According Leonard Nadler , the Human Resources “refer to a series of organized activities conducted within a specified time and designed to produce behavioral change”. The main task of this function is to focus on employees within an organization: if the firm is...

29 Sep 2010

Human resources final paper

Book review - 3 pages - Human resources

The business problem that we are going to discuss concerns the differences in treatment regarding gender. Actually, in the work environment, women and men are considered, paid and hired differently. This has always been the case and even if we can see improvements, there are still big gaps in...

29 Sep 2010

Human resources in Europe

Essay - 10 pages - Human resources

For the last three decades, the liberalization of the exchanges and the development of the Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) led the globalization of the economy. The flows of the FDI with the amount of 648 billion dollars in 2004 are sixteen times today than at its being in 1950 . The...

29 Sep 2010

Analysis of the "Alice in Wonderland" case

Case study - 6 pages - Human resources

Emma Van Nijmegen was working for Neerlandia, a huge Dutch company which was working on sea shipping. With the opening of the European boarders, their goal was to combine a great company with the best door to door service for clients. That is why they acquired Luijk & Van Vaest (LVV). LVV...

29 Sep 2010

Charlotte Beers at Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Human resources

Please elaborate a 1500-word report on issues of Human Resources, which can be traced and encountered in this case study. Try to understand what is the issue around the allocation of the resources and how Charlotte Beers can solve her dilemmas. In 1989, the hostile takeover by WPP Group plc...

29 Sep 2010

Reward management, compensation, pay systems

Essay - 5 pages - Human resources

According to Jean-Jacques-Rousseau "a human being is by nature lazy? and he will always search for the easy way out. For instance thousands years ago, men were hunting to protect their own life and to survive: it was their only motivation. To deal with that attitude, men at the top of the...

29 Sep 2010

Comparison of HRM models in two different countries: France and China

Essay - 6 pages - Human resources

Raymond Miles introduced the term ?human resources' in 1965 after the evidence that human beings and human relations were changing in a professional environment. Human resources are considered as an ?umbrella' gathering several different approaches rather than a single theory. All these...

29 Sep 2010

Novartis

Case study - 7 pages - Human resources

We learnt several things concerning the management used by the company, especially in the Human Resources Field, all thanks to the study of Global Talent Management at Novartis, published by the Harvard Business School in 2008. Along the study we are going to asses the way Novartis'...

29 Sep 2010

Revolution at Oticon A/S: The Spaghetti Organization

Case study - 17 pages - Human resources

Lars Kolind, who was recruited in order to assume the tough task of implementing a new management in Oticon, set a real revolution. He arrived in a crisis context so; his first task was to readjust the company to an acceptable financial situation. He achieved this quite shortly and everybody...

29 Sep 2010

Landon Care Products Incorporation

Case study - 5 pages - Human resources

Landon Care Products Incorporation is an American company that deals with cosmetics products, such as skin care products and it is based in Connecticut. Landon Care Products, Inc was acquired in January 2007 by a multibillion dollar beauty company from Europe called Avant-Garde and is now a part...

29 Sep 2010

The use of female managers in international assignments

Essay - 3 pages - Human resources

The last decade has seen an increasing focus on the gender of top executives and boards of directors of firms, and on the issues surrounding gender equality in management at all levels within organizations (Smith et al, 2006). Despite major changes in equal opportunities, legislation and...

29 Sep 2010

Cover letter for an internship in the consulting firm Deloitte

Course material - 1 pages - Human resources

I have always wanted to serve a company. Helping the company in evaluating its risks, considering its functioning, supporting its plans according to its financial capacity and other things have always drawn my attention. Of course it is not an exhaustive definition but it is what I want to learn...

29 Sep 2010

Different strategies to secure employees' loyalty

Essay - 3 pages - Human resources

As an introduction to this subject, we can emphasize on idea of 'a job for a life'. It doesn't exist anymore in the modern days. In fact, securing employees loyalty is an essential priority of companies. It allows the company to be competitive. There are many means to secure the...

29 Sep 2010

The challenges facing international organisations in implementing an effective expatriation strategy

Essay - 6 pages - Human resources

Since the Sherman Antitrust Act (1890) was passed in the United States, regulating the competitiveness on US territory, American companies were forced to develop themselves in other countries. This was the beginning of the globalization of the economy. The companies had to find other...

29 Sep 2010

The well-being policies in GlaxoSmithKline

Case study - 14 pages - Human resources

Last year, we observed the changes in GlaxoSmithKline. This trend has deeply modified the way to consider the work atmosphere. New policies are applied to ensure that employees feel good at work and to increase their commitment as well. Companies were forced by the market pressure to adapt...

29 Sep 2010

Stress at work

Essay - 6 pages - Human resources

Even the most stable brain operates just a millimeter from madness. Stress is the body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. Many different things can cause stress - from physical (such as fear of something dangerous) to emotional...

29 Sep 2010

Management decision making

Essay - 9 pages - Human resources

One of the main qualities employers look for, when they hire us as managers and leaders,, is our ability to make decisions. The decision making skill is not a quality found to equal measure among people, and the manner of deciding things varies depending on the personality and personal experience...

29 Sep 2010

Ikea and the human resource management

Case study - 7 pages - Human resources

Ikea is an international retailer which has set up outlets which are running successfully all over the world for the last twenty five years. Today Ikea is an undeniable leader in the home product industry in the United States, Asia, Europe and Middle East, thanks to an innovative strategy which...

29 Sep 2010

What is "Strategic Human Resource Management"? Critically evaluate the concept in terms of theory and practice

Essay - 5 pages - Human resources

In an era of globalisation, organisations have to face a business environment which involves quick responses to change, such as new laws or social trends, so that they do not expire or become obsolete. It is evident that only people, and not machines, are able to anticipate these changes and...

29 Sep 2010

A Comparison of the Human Resources Policies and Practices of Germany and the USA

Essay - 8 pages - Human resources

The aim of this essay is to compare the Human Resources practices of the US and Germany, to highlight the reasons behind these differences, and to analyze the evidence these differences provide to the convergence/divergence debate. These countries have been chosen because the US is considered as...

29 Sep 2010

Human resources final case study assignment British Petroleum

Essay - 11 pages - Human resources

We will analyze the case "British Petroleum: Transformational Leadership in a Transnational Organization". During this analysis, we will explain how different management styles are practiced in this company. Two different CEOs, Robert Horton and David Simon, succeeded this British oil company. We...

29 Sep 2010

HRM and Selection methods

Essay - 3 pages - Human resources

The selection process is really important for a company as it involves the identification of the most suitable candidate, for a particular requirement, from a pool of applicants (Sparrow, 2003, 87). In order to ensure a high-quality decision, numerous strategies have been deliberated but not all...

29 Sep 2010

McDonald's: impact of physical evidence and servicescapes on customer perceptions and employees' behaviour

Essay - 7 pages - Human resources

"Explain the impact of physical evidence and servicescapes on customer perceptions and employees' behavior within the service sector. Provide relevant service sector examples." McDonald's is an interpersonal service company, in Bitner's categorization, which highly resorts to physical...

29 Sep 2010

Discrimination in the working place

Essay - 17 pages - Human resources

This document studies the existence of discrimination, especially racial discrimination, in working places in France as it is in America. In the first part, I will explain the ground reality in France regarding discrimination at work, and in the second part, I will describe the American...

23 Aug 2010

Human service manager

Thesis - 3 pages - Human resources

The Human Service Management professional works closely with individuals of diverse population groups and backgrounds. Each client will be able to benefit from a specific theoretical model intervention strategy being used by the professional's discretion. The position of the human service manager...

30 Jul 2010

The objectives of the remuneration policy

Thesis - 5 pages - Human resources

Compensation is a major component of the employment contract between the employer and the employee. This fee is applicable in a legal and conventional context. It is also a part of the labor market that may be, favor of either party depending on the case and the time frame. It is especially...

30 Jul 2010

Recruitment: Practices and issues in France

Thesis - 3 pages - Human resources

The recruitment, which aims to attract candidates with the qualifications and skills to fill available positions and vacancies, are framed by a specific regulation. While free enterprise allows free choice of employees, it remains so unless freedom is limited by hiring certain restrictions, such...

29 Jul 2010

The assessment of staff in an organization

Thesis - 5 pages - Human resources

In recent years, companies have realized the importance of staff because they represent the true wealth of the latter. Indeed, recruitment and more generally the management of human resources prove to be a major issue for businesses as it participates positively to the success of the company. It...

27 Jul 2010

Human capital as a factor in the performance of a company

Thesis - 5 pages - Human resources

The ultimate goal of a company is to ensure strong and sustainable growth. Growth is indeed a quantitative process characterized by the increase in size of the company in terms of products and results. It determines the survival of the company, and is also a means of measuring the goals achieved...

27 Jul 2010

Human resources: The film analysis

Thesis - 5 pages - Human resources

The film depicts two HR realities. The first is that of the complex relationship between Frank, a young intern in Human Resources, who is dynamic, energetic, and his father who is both fearful and disillusioned with the job he has held since he was young. Frank is a victim of deceptive illusions...