You are a specialized advising team from the highly successful Human Resource Consultancy Company known as “On-Target Consulting”. A new technology company (Bytes Electronics) is preparing to open its Australian operations and the National HR Manager wishes to obtain your advice on how the company should structure its HR operations.
After some initial conversations with the General Manager of Bytes Electronics (Ms Cutter) your team walked away very concerned as she indicated to you that Bytes Electronics is “In the business of making computer componentry-not making everyone feel good about themselves. They can go to the gym for that. In my experience of managing a workforce, all you get is conflict so why bother trying to change things. I’m sure the Australian government has laws in place that reflect my way of thinking”.
After reflecting on Ms Cutter’s comments, your team has concluded you will need to remind Ms Cutter of the strategic role that HR can play within an organization as well as the importance of understanding HR within the environmental and legal context that Bytes Electronic will be operating in Australia.
After considering these issues make recommendations on how Ms Cutter establishes the HR function within her organization to ensure the long-term success of her organization.
Knowing that Ms Cutter is a seasoned practitioner, you are acutely aware of the importance of justifying your work with academic material in order to convince her of the legitimacy of your arguments. The CEO of On-Target Consulting, a fellow named Troy, has made it known that any report that merely summarizes literature rather than engaging in a process of critical evaluation will not be looked upon favorably when performance management review time rolls around!
The question belongs to Human Resources Management and it discusses about implementing HR functions in an organization. The idea that human resources management is not just an isolated operation but a strategic component in an organization has been put forth in the solution.
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