Employee Relations and Workforce Planning
Activity 4: Employee Relations and Workforce Planning
Your Activity responses should be both grammatically and mechanically correct and formatted in the same fashion as the Activity itself. If there is a Part A, your response should identify a Part A, etc. In addition, you must appropriately cite all resources used in your response and document them in a bibliography using APA style. (A 4-page response is required.)Scenario:
Yarn Paradise is a micro-MNE. In DQ 1-1, as an HR Director, you determined its likely next stage of growth and the potential Human Resource challenges stemming from further growth. In this activity, you will utilize the same scenario. Your CEO has come to you asking you to evaluate the best countries for which Yarn Paradise can begin an expansion effort. Additionally, unions will inevitably be a significant consideration in determining where and how to expand. You will need to carefully research two countries of your choice and compare them in terms of which would be best for Yarn Paradise.
Compare union relations in two major countries. How are the unions (and employers) organized? What is the nature and role of bargaining? What role does the government play? Are there additional forms of employee representation?Part B
Utilizing Hofstede’s dimensions, compare and contrast the 2 countries at the website, https://www.hofstede-insights.com/product/compare-countries/
You may use a table or chart to show the significant differences and similarities.
Finally, which country would you recommend to your CEO for Yarn Paradise’s expansion?
What problems do you see for Yarn Paradise in bargaining with unions in these countries? How would you advise those problems be resolved? What do you predict for the future of unions and union relations in the global economy, and how specifically would this apply to your chosen country for expansion? Why?