You are the HR manager of a medium size UK electronics firm (ABC Electronics) making components for the telephone industry. The types of products you manufacture are high volume and high quality parts such as microphones and speakers. You wish to set up a factory in another country in order to enter the global market. The UK factory has a labor force of semi-skilled assemblers, supervisors, project engineers and quality testers together with a support team of administrators and HR specialists.
Choose a country outside the UK and carry out research into the HRM issues that you will have to take into account when resourcing and managing the new factory. Present your written report to the directors of the company. Use a formal report style.
The question in Human Resource Management is about the Human Resource Management issues or factors that contribute towards the overall performance of an organization. As per the question, a foreign country has to be chosen for setting up an electronics manufacturing plant. At first, the contributing factors for HRM in the overall performance of the organization have been discussed. New Zealand has been chosen and the country’s HRM values and work force issues have been highlighted. These issues provide an insight into how the work atmosphere should be in accordance with the work culture of New Zealand.
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