Assignment 1 You are the Human Resource Director at a company that has decided to adopt a quot;cost leadershipquot; competitive strategy. Its main…

Assignment 1

You are the Human Resource Director at a company that has decided to adopt a “cost leadership” competitive strategy. Its main goal is to increase its sales by 30% within 1 year.

Currently you have forty salespeople. Five of them are going to retire within 3 months. The others have attended their last training course (a 2 days course on sales techniques – basic) four years ago.

Considering that strategy, business goal and workforce situation, you are required to prepare a HRM plan containing:

1.     an introductory description of the link between your organization’s business strategy and your HRM strategy;

2.     your employment planning and forecasting strategy;

3.     your recruitment and selection activities; you will also prepare a job description, job specification for the profile(s) that you think you should hire in addition ONE job posting designed to attract candidates.

4.     a description and sample of the test(s) that you would use employee selection;

5.     the way in which you are going to interview the candidates explaining:

·        type(s) of interview

·        types of questions, with examples minimum 5 questions relevant to position

6.     the training process and training methods that you will adopt for the newly hired employee(s); i.e. what kind of training delivery method, how long would you suggest, what type of training?

7.     create a checklist of the implementation strategy for a performance appraisal system

8.     the total reward package for the employee(s) that you will decide to hire based on a specific country’s laws and requirements. 

9.     your OB motivational theories for the remaining staff

10. a comprehensive approach to retaining employees including creation of a HR calendar of strategies that will be implemented and when.

Please justify all your choices.