Operates globally and hires globally

Assignment Help Business Management
Reference no: EM13563085

Arik Air is one Nigeria's largest airlines and one of the largest airlines in all of Africa. Its employment situation is a bit unique in that close to 10 percent of its employees are expatriates. Recruiting and retaining expatriates to work as pilots or other positions in Nigeria can require higher salaries than are typically paid to local workers. However, disparities in wages between expatriates and local employees can lead to resentment. Overall, the human resource situation for a company that operates globally and hires globally such as Arik Air can be quite complicated.

Do some research on Arik Air and the human resource situation in Nigeria. Below are a few articles to get you started:

Arik Air customer base soars (Jan. 31, 2014). AllAfrica.com. Washington. [Available in ProQuest]

Nigeria loses N500 billion annually to expatriate pilots. (Jan. 24, 2014). AllAfrica.com [Washington] 24 Jan 2014.

Fajana, S., Owoyemi, O., Elegbede, T., & Gbajumo-Sheriff, M. (2011). Human resource management practices in Nigeria. Journal of Management and Strategy, 2(2), 57.

Now suppose that Arik Airlines has been purchased by an American company, which now has to develop a plan to address the issue of hiring and maintaining a well-qualified pilot staff and making all of Arik's employees feel welcome under the new American parent company. Also, suppose that you have been tasked with coming up with a solid human resource plan for the new American owners of Arik Air. You need to make major decisions such as how much to rely on local staff, how much to rely on employees from the United States or other countries, and how to deal with the sensitive issue of how an American company manages local employees who may be resentful of their new owner. In order to do this, you will need to use what you've learned in the background materials in this module as well as what you've learned in the previous modules about assessing the local environment of a country.

Assignment:

In a 4- to 5-page paper, present a strategic human resource plan considering the following issues:

1.The economic/political environment in Nigeria-how will this influence the difficulty in hiring local staff or recruiting expatriates to come work in Nigeria? How will this influence your strategy?

2.Nigeria's national culture-what implications will cultural differences between the United States and Nigeria have on your strategic plan? What difficulties do you anticipate, and how do you propose to deal with them?

3.How much should the American company rely on local pilots and managers vs. expatriate pilots and managers? Keep the issue of potential local resentment of expatriates in mind.

Remember that your paper should reflect an integration of both what you learned in the background materials about the key general aspects of international human resource management, and what you've specifically learned about the unique issues involved in managing human resources in an airline in Nigeria. Your task is to apply the background materials to the specific issues that would be faced by an American company if it were to purchase Arik Air.

Reference no: EM13563085

Reviews

Write a Review

 

Business Management Questions & Answers

  Interrelated problems

When identifying a problem, the analysis may discover that the case may have more than one problem. However, problems are usually interrelated. Therefore, articulating the problem statement is a good technique to help scope the problem.

  Negotiation anger five sources of power freeze wages1 how

negotiation anger five sources of power freeze wages1. how can anger can influence the negotiation process.2. of the

  Employers must not ignore employees starting work early

Employers must not ignore employees starting work early, staying outside scheduled hours, or coming in to work on days off

  Global business environment-brazil

analyze how these stats may be an issue for the company doing business in Brazil in terms of ethics.

  Role of education and experience in development of leader

Discuss the role of education and experience in the development of a leader.

  Research different examples of business plans

Research different examples of business plans found on the Internet

  Explain how alliances have benefitted a large organization

Explain how alliances have benefitted a large organization like IBM and explain why it didn't just conduct trade on its own. Students should realize which alliances are often very cost-effective and even large industries don't possess all the nece..

  Description of various types of short-range plans

Discuss short-range plans; include a brief description of the various types of short-range plans. Give a business example of each type of plan; do not use the examples in the text.

  Organisation structure and its impact on trainingexplain

organisation structure and its impact on training.explain what are the components of organizational structures? how

  Explain how can this orchestra organize a concert

Explain how can this orchestra organize a concert as a combination of conservative Avant Garde pieces so as to maximize profits? Assume which costs are the same for all mixes.

  Diminishing returns and decreasing returns

Describe what is the difference between diminishing returns and decreasing returns to scale and what kind of returns to scale are possible - observed in healthcare organization?

  How to maintain motivationthe top way for a student to

how to maintain motivationthe top way for a student to succeed academically is by having a postive attitude and being

Free Assignment Quote

Assured A++ Grade

Get guaranteed satisfaction & time on delivery in every assignment order you paid with us! We ensure premium quality solution document along with free turntin report!

All rights reserved! Copyrights ©2019-2020 ExpertsMind IT Educational Pvt Ltd