Human Resources: The Australian Cladding Company Case Study by Nicky

Human Resources: The Australian Cladding Company
An examination of the human resources issues encountered by the Australian Cladding Company (ACC).
# 147389 | 3,820 words | 14 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper focuses on what it perceives as serious underlying problems for the Australian Cladding Company (ACC) in its human resources (HR) department, or lack thereof. The paper delves into the details of the HR management team, explaining that changes in leadership and company policy have left the department in need of realignment and readjustment. The paper contends that some problems have continued without resolution because management did not wish to recognize negativity within the organization. Now that the economic problems across the world have worsened, the paper adds, ACC is facing layoffs and many dissatisfied employees because the company did not keep up with changing times. The paper concludes that the company must prove that it will take a new direction and improve its focus on its greatest resource - its staff.

From the Paper:

"Many employers may think that, once they have collected and agreed upon all of the ideas and plans that will go into the final document, all they have to do is put that document together. This is broadly true, but there is much more to assembling the document than they might realize. They cannot simply say "we will do x in situation y." Rather, they must look into codes, rules, laws, and ideas that belong to the community and the state (Campbell, Goold, & Alexander, 1995). A strategic plan would not be very useful if it made statements that broke laws or failed to follow approved state or local guidelines, and federal laws must also be considered. The people who run and manage ACC have to stay aware of this and make sure that any changes that they make or any of Terry Wild's suggestions that they take are addressed in such a way that they follow all laws."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bartlett, C. A., & Ghoshal, S. 1995. Changing the Role of Top Management. Harvard Business Review: 132.
  • Bechtell, M. 1995. The management compass: Steering the corporation using Hoshin planning. New York, American Management Association.
  • Campbell, A., Goold, M., & Alexander, M. 1995. Corporate strategy: The quest for parenting advantage. Harvard Business Review, pp. 120-132.
  • Chuvala, Bob. 2002. Keeping up with change: human resource managers facing new challenges. Westchester County Business Journal.
  • D'Aveni, R. 1994. Hyper-competition: Managing the dynamics of strategic maneuvering. London, Free Press.

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