Analysis Of Lincoln Electric 's Website

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117 Years of Excellence; this is the header of the “Company History” section of Lincoln Electric’s website. I began the analysis at the careers section, looking through a variety of job descriptions and qualifications. The common requirements for management on the site are a Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred), 5+ years of previous management experience, experience with Lean/Six Sigma tools to create impactful business improvements, proven experience in implementing and/or running an operation in an SAP environment, high level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability, sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills, a well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills. As stated in the assignment profile, Lincoln Electric is considered one of the best managed companies in the world. I believe this to be partially attributed to their hiring process. Lincoln Electric has strict requirements to weed through unqualified candidates who will not buy in to the company culture of excellence. This is an especially important aspect of their hiring process particularly due to the fact of leadership – a trait that plays a vital role in implementing and sustaining a company’s culture. Leaders forge the path for a culture, and culture isn’t created in a day. After the death of James F. Lincoln it was widely suspected that the company would falter. The opposite was true – due to the

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