Wells Fargo was, or still is, involved in a variety of illegal activities. The thing that brought this to light was the news about the relentless pressure to reach unrealistic sales targets, and encouragement from management to employees to create fake bank accounts in order to reach them. Wells Fargo is a textbook case of […]Read more "CASE 10: The Effects of HR Decisions"
Challenges for organizations Environmental challenges affect organizations largely today. Managers need to monitor the opportunities and threats in the environment, and try to react to them appropriately. Organizations need to be incredibly agile in today’s environment, since there are so many challenges that are affecting organizations. Some of the environmental challenges organizations face today are: […]Read more "CASE 9: HR STRATEGY AND PLANNING – ETHICS AND OUTSOURCING"
Well-managed companies monitor the turnover rate of employees and try to figure out the causes of the employee separations. This is in order to improve for the future, and ensure that the turnover rate will drop if it is high. If the turnover rate is excessively high compared to others in the industry, there is […]Read more "CASE 8: EXIT MANAGEMENT"
“Employee engagement is the emotional commitment the employee has to the organization and its goals.” (Kevin Kruse) Engaged employees actually care about the organization, and what it needs. They may go out of their way for the benefit of the organization. Satisfied, or even happy, employees are totally different. They may still be there just […]Read more "CASE 7: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT"
When managing health and safety in the workplace, employers need to consider legal issues as well as ethical concerns. Workplace safety and the law There are a variety of laws that regulate workplace health and safety. The EU-OSHA webpage explains the OSH Framework Directive and in which part it was the most innovative when first […]Read more "CASE 6: MANAGING WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY"
Total compensation has three key points: Base compensation Pay incentives Benefits / indirect compensation Base compensation refers to receiving a fixed pay on a regular basis, otherwise known as a salary. Pay incentives are programs that are designed to reward good performance, also referred to as pay-for-performance. These include bonuses for good performance, or other […]Read more "CASE 5: TOTAL REWARDS"
Training and development are two different things, even though they might sometimes be mixed up in organizations. Training refers to the process of providing employees with specific skills or helping them correct deficiencies in their performance. Development refers to the effort of providing employees with the abilities the organization will need in the future. When […]Read more "CASE 4: Learning and Development"