Assignment 1: Discussion—Staffing Strategy
In M2: Assignment 1 and M3: Assignment 1, you assumed you were a manager in the HR department for WidgetMaker, a large US-based company. For this assignment, you will once again take on that role.
WidgetMaker has recently acquired a much smaller firm. The company culture and business objectives are very different for the two companies, but it is important for the executives to maintain the objectives of both firms. As a manager in the resulting HR department, you are now tasked with ensuring that the staffing strategies of the combined company promote these combined objectives. Organizational staffing strategies evolve as companies advance through development stages.
Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, research how and why staffing strategies change in an organization.
Prepare a memo to company executives with recommendations for the newly combined company. Include the following:
- Describe the recommended staffing strategies for a large established company like WidgetMaker. Describe the recommended staffing strategies for a small start-up firm of your choice.
- Propose a new staffing plan and provide a brief outline of the plan.