Resource: Blossoms Up! Case Study
Seth Smith wants to create a new position in his organization and hire a Vice-President of Operations as soon as the Board of Directors approves recommendations made by the HR Department. This position would be a critical and strategic high-level executive employee. Smith does not believe there is anyone in the company that can fit the bill for this key employee who will oversee the company's expansion.
Smith wants to move to using technologically-competent machines in floriculture. This technology theoretically will lead to a reduction in labor or a hiring freeze, particularly for floriculture workers. The idea is to end up getting more crops in the fields while lowering costs and input. Furthermore, he needs someone who can oversee and correct operational inefficiencies. Smith wants a highly educated business person with experience in the industry who can handle all aspects of the business: planning, purchasing, sales and fulfillment, and inventory.
Resource: O*Net section in Ch. 4 of Fundamentals of Human Resources
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that includes the following:
- A job description for the position of Vice-President of Operations.
- A report on the use of outside sources of candidates to include explaining the pros and cons of informal recruiting, recruiting on the Internet, Social Media, and what is involved in working with a recruiting company.
- A talent retention plan for five years to ensure that once a person is hired, the person will remain loyal to the company and want to grow with it. Include any relevant training and education anticipated that will be required.
Analyze organizational limitations and how those will be addressed.
Include justification for each recommendation for forecasting needs, considering corporate culture, diversity, Affirmative Action issues, and any strategic steps that should be considered.
Format the Talent Acquisition, Management, and Retention Strategies assignment consistent with APA guidelines, except for any template or form you might use for the job description.
Use headings to appropriately signal the topics and keep your document organized.
Use a minimum of three in-text citation sources within the plan and identify them in your APA correctly formatted References