Southwest Airlines is a well-known company featured in our textbook. Take on the fictional role of intern at Southwest Airlines Human Resources. Project is to assist with a new HR strategy for the company.
FOCUS: Examining current practices
Your first task is to examine Southwest’s current HR practices, as reported in public sources. Review and rationale of the elements listed below to decide where Southwest Airlines’ HR practices fall. Support the analysis with evidence from sources on the web.
Employees as expenses vs. employees as assets
Compensation below market, above market, or competitive
Spontaneous training and development or planned training and development
Specific job descriptions or general job descriptions
External or internal recruitment, or both
Limited socialization of new employees or extensive socialization
Collective bargaining or individual bargaining
Please use the following as one of the resources:
Noe, R, Hollenbeck, J., Gerhart, B., & Wright, P. (2018). Human resource management (11th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.
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