Human Resource Management

A Concise Introduction

by Ronan Carbery and Christine Cross

Active Case Studies Grid

Chapter

Title

Industry

Focus

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Recruitment Strategy at ValuOutlets

Food retail sector in the UK and Ireland

Recruitment: external recruitment agencies; use of flexible workforce; choice of recruitment methods; job analysis; job advertisement.

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MsTAR

Web-based technology firm in Wellington, New Zealand

Choice of selection methods; preparation of selection interview questions; employment legislation in recruitment and selection.

4

The Exit Interview and Employee Retention

Computer gaming in the Netherlands

Reasons for employee turnover; strategies to tackle employee turnover; using information to improve employee retention.

5

Dromlona Whiskey

Whiskey production and distribution in Ireland, France and China

Designing procedures and developing policies and practices to comply with equality legislation; creating links between community and organisation to promote diversity.

6

Volvo Cars

Automobile manufacture in Sweden

Matching diversity management to business objectives; drivers for diversity management; senior management support for diversity management.

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Performance Appraisal at the Cool Call Centre Ltd.

Inbound and outbound call centre in New York, USA

Creating a performance management system specific to an organisation.

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Employee Bonus Schemes

Adventure and Leisure in Galway, Ireland

Evaluating an employee bonus scheme in detail; identifying costs of failure of a bonus scheme.

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Up-skilling Your Training Team

Financial services organisation in Denmark

Creating a Learning and Development consultant or business partner role in the organisation.

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Apple Computers

Computer manufacture and call centre in Cork, Ireland, with outsourcing in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe

Impact of changing business context on individual careers; the role of HR during a radical change in an organisation.

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Health and Safety in an Irish Police Station

Police station in rural Ireland

Identifying attitudes towards safety at work.

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Fire-fighting on the Job

Apps development and software company in Ireland and the UK

Key principles in grievance and disciplinary procedures; preparation for an employment rights hearing.

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IrishCo Acquires French Company

Manufacturing in Ireland and France

Preparation of pre-departure training programme for the different types of employees; design of a repatriation programme.

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