Job Simulation Exercise
This word document should be completed along with the html file found in the course content section of the course. All answers should be recorded in this word document. Answers will be graded with a clear and complete discussion of the issues being discussed and references to course material where appropriate.
The job simulation exercise is an individual exercise and must be completed and sent in by March 29 Use the dropbox to send the file
While the html file is functional, the file cannot be saved as a pdf file with this version of slate.
Follow the steps in the html file and record your answers in this word document.
A heavy emphasis is placed on the quality of the response to support the rationale for each of the steps. Integration of course material should be evident.
job Evaluation Simulation
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In this simulation, you will experience what it is like as an HR Professional to develop, modify a job evaluation system, evaluate jobs, weight subfactors and band the results. It is recommended that you read Long, Chapters 7 & 8 and complete Module 3 to gain a full perspective of the various considerations and processes that go into effective job evaluation.
ABC Co. is a mid-sized importer and distributor of furniture made in India. They have 100 employees globally with a head office in Milton, Ontario. The Company is led by Gwen Madhuri who started the business after many years in the furniture industry in India. Their goal is to provide Canada with access to beautiful furnishings and style of India, and in the area of Indian-style furniture, they are the market leaders.
The Milton facility holds a 150,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center, the leadership team, marketing, and sales, along with an order call center. They have a purchasing and logistics team in Mumbai. They have well-trained staff and a sophisticated ERP program designed to ensure efficient movement of product from sourcing to delivery.
There are two sides to the business – wholesale distribution and consumer-direct. The wholesale distribution business is serviced by a sales team that works with major and small retailers in the sourcing and sale of specific lines of Indian furniture. This side of the business is sophisticated and involves large orders of specific pieces according to agreed contracts. In this business, ABC Co’s value proposition is its knowledge of the manufactures, the ability to import efficiently and distribution practices. The consumer-direct was created in the past few years. They carry a specific line of products which purchase by the season and sell on-line. They have a fantastic marketing and web-design team and have success driving the consumer market to their website for sale.
In creating a job evaluation system, they need subfactors that will capture the content of their jobs and need to value them in a way that reflects the skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions needed to complete the work. As the HR Director at ABC, you are responsible for leading this project.