5–7 slides + title and reference slides; Speaker notes 200–250 words/slide HR CAPSTONE
SaharaOasis.com is an online retailer that currently has 1,500 employees and warehouse operations in New York, Nebraska, and Nevada. The company is prospering and has decided to expand its operations globally by opening a new warehouse in South Korea, with hopes of continued expansion into Europe. To open the new warehouse, management staff will be transferred from the company’s current locations. They will also have to hire approximately 500 warehouse personnel and a logistics manager. South Korea is proving to be a very competitive environment for online retailers. The human resources (HR) staff must develop a workforce plan that can create a competitive advantage for SaharaOasis. All functional areas of HR will be involved in making this expansion a success. As the human resources director for SaharaOasis, you will be held responsible for planning, managing, and presenting information to the vice president (VP) of HR and the board of directors for the organization.
A structured performance management strategy is necessary at SaharaOasis. As part of this strategy, a new performance appraisal tool needs to be developed for warehouse associates, as well as the management staff. Your recommendation must be presented to the vice president (VP) of human resources in a PowerPoint presentation for her review. Using Bloomberg Businessweek B-School Connection resources, research performance management and create a slide presentation that addresses the following:
•Review the different performance appraisal tools, and make a recommendation for a tool to be used with warehouse associates and a tool to be used with management personnel.
•Why did you choose the tools that you did? What impact will they have on the organization’s HR information systems (Internet, telecommunications and networks, software, hardware, data, simulations, e-learning)?
•How would the tools be introduced in the work environment?
•What role will these tools play in performance management? What kinds of descriptive and inferential statistics might now be used in the performance management system?
•What role do they play in avoiding litigation?
•How would you assess the effectiveness of the tools?