HR Management in the Airline Industry Research Paper by Nicky

HR Management in the Airline Industry
This paper looks at HR management within the airline industry and provides a study on downsizing in American Airlines.
# 145096 | 7,976 words | 19 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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In this article, the writer looks at the issue of downsizing and HR management and concentrates on the American Airlines company. The writer discusses the best practices in regards to employee career transition and other counseling and employee assistance in the downsizing process. The writer then looks at the effects on employees who are displaced from their employment to determine whether they are more or less affected than employees who remain employed with the organization. The writer studies the benefits to the organization in making the provision of employee assistance programs during the downsizing process. Finally, the writer examines whether American Airlines has adhered to these identified best practices during the downsizing process which has been occurring within the company.

Chapter One
Statement of the Problem
Research Questions
Significance of the Study
Chapter Two
Literature Review
Background to Study
Terms & Definitions
Literature Review

From the Paper:

"Downsizing in organizations, or otherwise known as restructuring, reorganizing, as well as many other descriptions being applied, has been pervasive in the United States over the past two decades. All too often, the initiative of downsizing by the organization is poorly planned and the process is haphazardly approached with little regard for employees, either those who will be displaced or those who will remain. Each of these employees faces difficulties and challenges which the organization should attempt to address and as well should attempt to make a provision toward assistance of the employee. Failure to do so results in the organization obtaining a bad public image as well as having employees on-the-job who have developed a distrust for the organization and who are likely to experience depression and anxiety among a plethora of other emotions directly linked to the downsizing process."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Wallace, Michael (nd) Challenges for Work and Family in the Twenty-First Century. Online Google Scholar at:,M1
  • American Airlines to Cut Planes and Jobs (2008) Guardian Online The Free Library. Available at:
  • Serving the American Public: Best Practices in Downsizing (1997) Benchmarking Study Report - Inter-Agency Benchmarking and Best Practices Council. National Performance Review. September 1997. Online available at:
  • Heil, Karl (nd) Downsizing and Rightsizing - Encyclopedia of Management. Online available at:
  • Gandolfi, Franco (2008) HR Strategies that Can Take the Sting Out of Downsizing. Ivey Business Journal. July/August 2008. Online available at:

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APA Format

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