Cool Beans Coffee Cafe

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Cool Beans Coffee Cafe
Kimberly A. McKelvy
Dr. Patricia Obiefule
BUS 335 – Staffing Organizations
February 3, 2013

Identify the type of employment relationship you would establish between the coffee shop and employees from a legal perspective. Explain your reasoning.
Cool Beans Coffee Cafe is planning on establishing an employer-employee relationship. A written agreement is going to represent our employment contract, “the terms and conditions of which represents the promises and expectations of both parties” (Heneman III, Judge, & Kammeyer-Mueller, 2012, p. 48). The employer-employee relationship will be governed by the common law principle which establishes that either party can terminate the employment contract at any time
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Short Term Surplus Plan * Reduce the amount of overtime hours available. * Temporarily make all employees part-time except for store managers. * During summer months when there are fewer students on campus shorten café hours Monday – Friday 6 am to 6 pm and Saturday – Sunday 8 am to 8pm.
Long Tem Surplus Plan * Freeze hiring and when an employee leaves do not replacement them. * Reduce workforce by laying off one store manager, one part-time and one full-time employee. * Permanent pay cut for all employees.
Outline a strategy for workforce diversity. The first workforce diversity strategy is opening recruiting to the largest demographic group possible (Heneman III et al., 2012). Since Cool Beans Coffee Café is located next to a college campus, job postings should be posted in central locations around the college campus to gain the most visibility. Also post job opening for coffee baristas at local culinary art schools because there is a wide array of ethnicities and age groups. The second workforce strategy is encouraging all employees to apply for all open promotional opportunities that they qualify for. Lastly, require all employees to interact in mandatory team building activities that promote diversity.
Conduct a job requirements analysis for the store managers and coffee servers in order to identify tasks, KSAOs, and context for those positions.
Store Manager Specific Task * Hire, train, and monitor the development of
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