New Manager of Human Resource Essay

2390 Words Aug 28th, 2012 10 Pages
Q1. Discuss the relationship between corporate human resources structure andoperations at the plant level. What impact, if any, did that relationship have on thesituation described by Newcombe?
Answer:
After investigation of Mount Ridge Engineering¶s corporate human resource structure and plant operation procedures, in my opinion currently the relationships between humanresource policies and actual plant operations are very weak. Although we can say that thehuman resource department has established a fairly complete set of procedures and policies,the actual implementation of the policies at plant level operations do not seem to be thoroughenough, no employee implement those rules. Especially, the staffing function is very weak.There is
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(Due to a jury construed the handbook as a contract of employment that was breached by the employer.)

C onsidering the company current policy that was low cost production, the short-term bestalternative will be ³Re-design the termination form and process procedure´. And in order tomake sure all related departments all clear with company policies, auditing activity can beheld at the end of the year. Hiring of additional HR personnel is also necessary to supportrelated activities.

Q3. What, if any, disciplinary action should have been taken against the plantsuperintendent (Braxton) at the time of the incident?Answer:
First of all, before taking any disciplinary action the higher authority of corporate HR department shall listen to the arguments of both Braxton and Johnson. To verify abouttheir arguments, management can take interview of their respective colleagues andsupervisors independently. Here all allegations made by Johnson may not be 100% true.It is hard to believe that he had been asked by Braxton to sign a blank form and addedthe incorrect reason after he had signed the form. It¶s Johnson¶s fault as well if he signedon a blank form and be absent without any notification. So, after investigation whoever is found to be guilty shall be punished. The nature of punishment shall be based on thecompany¶s written policy, labor act etc.If after investigation, it is

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