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Case Study

University of Phoenix

Essentials of College English

COM215

Jan Macomber

Feb 08, 2005

Case Study

Summary

Carl Robbins was hired to successfully recruit new hires for ABC, Inc. Carl had a major problem when it came to planning an orientation class for fifteen new hires. Planning an effective orientation class takes time. One possible solution could have been for Carl to develop a training plan. Time and work constraints may not allow another employee to assist in Carl's cause. The ultimate solution would be for Carl to create a detailed training plan

Introduction

Due to the lack of proper planning on Carl Robbins' behalf, he managed to put himself in a position of possible failure to train fifteen new hires. Carl teetered on the verge of failure by neglecting to inform the new hires of what it was that they needed to do prior to orientation and by not having the appropriate materials available to conduct an orientation class.

Background

Carl Robbins was hired to successfully recruit new hires for ABC, Inc. He was the campus recruiter with only six months on the job. Carl had a major problem when it came to planning an orientation class for fifteen new hires. He effectively set a date as to when the new hires were to attend orientation. Planning an effective orientation class takes time. The information that needs to be collected is enormous. This information needs to follow suit with respect to the companies' own policies. Carl needed to present the companies' mission statement as well as their policies and procedures. Some of the problems that Carl encountered were simple mistakes that he could easily have avoided. A few of the problems that Carl had a run in with were, not having properly assembled orientation manuals, the proper paper work was not completed, there was no training schedule put into place, and none of the new hires had completed the mandatory drug screening.

Alternatives

There are many possible solutions to consider. The problem becomes which ones best suits the needs of the company as well as being cost effective. One possible solution could have been for Carl to develop a training plan. Under this training plan, Carl would create a schedule of events in order of which they needed to be completed. Any new hire would be required to have all paperwork submitted to Carl by a predetermined time prior to orientation. If this paperwork were unable to be completed for whatever reason, the new hire would not be aloud to attend orientation. Carl would maintain accurate accountability of this paper work while keeping in close contact with the progress of each new hire. By doing this, Carl would be able to ascertain who would be attending the orientation class. Having a train plan with the schedule of events would

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