Human Resource Issues and Strategy Essay

2095 Words Sep 10th, 2013 9 Pages
MGB207 Human Resource Issues and Strategy

Assessment 2: Case Study Report

Lecturer: Muhammad Ali

Name: Emma Read
Student Number: 7666748

Word Count: 1595
Executive Summary
Consolidated Global Mining Services are currently facing an array of issues within the company. This report identifies the Human Resource issues and Non-Human Resource issues, in addition to the most important HR issue faced by CGMS.

The HR issues identified within CGMS are as follows:- 1. Poor job analysis; and 2. Overstaffing

The Non-HR issues identified withim CGMS are as follows:- 1. Lack of cash flow; and 2. Lack of information systems

The most important HR issue identified is the lack of Organisational Structure. The
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While costs need to be cut, CGMS is also concerned with preserving human capital. This is reiterated by Flynn (2009), warning employers to be mindful of prematurely cutting staff, as it can be challenging and expensive finding qualified employees when the economy rebounds.

CGMS additional Non-HR issue is the lack of information systems. Despite CGMS being regarded as a ‘high-tech’ company, in other respects it appears to be very old-fashioned, as their lack of appropriate information system indicates. Adeoti-Adekeye (1997) states that management information and information systems, are regarded as valuable organisational resources.

2.3 Most Important HR Issue
After reviewing the Human Resource issues affecting CGMS, it is apparent that the most important is the current Organisational Structure of the company. The structure of CGMS is described as “sort of a hybrid between functional and project-orientated. Not really a matrix structure, it was more informal” (Waight, n.d,). Stone (2010) notes that organisations with wide spans of control tend to be more flexible and informal, and the organisational structure of a company has a powerful influence over the types of employees that are required for its success. Stare (2011) describes project-based orientation as, a project being assigned to a group of employees who’s sole task is to work on that project. In contrast to this, a functional oriented organisation is a classical

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