As a Manager of Human Resources, you have been asked to create a program with a specific objective in mind – to help move the company forward. The program must help the company come together past its recent merger, and help it move its strategic objectives forward – to be the best IT security organization. The program can be in any area, provided it meets that objective. Your budget is up to $250,000, if you need cash. Before you roll out the program to your employees, you are asked to present to the senior management team and the board of directors of the company.
As you know your company HAFTO INC. has gone through a lot of change recently. The company
merged with a smaller, closely held private company (BCage). Their employees were used to a very
hierarchical structure and you find that though they are very skilled in their roles, they are reluctant
to do anything without a detailed plan. They are all "“boomer” age and have worked there forever.
This contrasts with HAFTO in many ways. HAFTO was a tech start-up that found success early on but
needs constant “fuel”. Employees don’t work for HAFTO very long and you spend a lot of time hiring
and terminating employees if they don’t work out. You’ve done some thinking about why that is and
have come to the conclusion that there might be several reasons. Could be the age of the hires, and
their work characteristics. Could be burnout – long hours are required. Could be the pay and the
compensation structure. A lot of HAFTO work is done in teams, and the superstars don’t like that.
Some companies are always offering more. Could be a lot of things.
Some other facts:
-the company has a health and dental plan providing 100% coverage that is paid for by the company.
There is also a group insurance and disability insurance plan. The company is not looking to make
changes in these areas but would like to see some innovative thinking on your part in other areas,
including total rewards that will give them the lift they need to move forward from the merger
and/or address some of the other issues.
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