Employee Development Policies and Practices of Southwest Airlines

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Employee Development (ED) policies practices of Southwest Airlines Table of Contents Introduction: 3 Organizational performance objectives: 3 Current Business Environment: 4 Current training and development: 4 Critique of the organization's employee development practices: 5 Analyze and evaluate company findings: 6 Logical description of training and development: 7 Changes and modification in human resources practices: 9 Change management: 11 Conclusion: 13 References: 14 Introduction: Southwest Airlines was incorporated in 1971 and started its operations with three Boeing 737 aircrafts for three cities of Texas, namely Huston, Dallas and San Antonio. Southwest Airlines earned six Triple Crown awards for the month in the years 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996. It is making profit for last thirty two consecutive years (Carter, Rogers, & Siskins, 2004).Moreover Southwest Airlines is a success story of point to point low cost carrier of United States covering 97 destinations in 42 states with a fleet of 550 Boeing 737 aircrafts and operating 3200 daily flights. Acquisition of AirTran Airways in the year 2011 was also a landmark achievement for the airline. However Southwest Airlines does not offer the traditional services of food on board and special lounges on the airports, none the less it is well placed in the aviation industry (Southwest Airlines). The business is well known for their strategy and approach in hiring capable employees as well as
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