Ellard Williams, Incorporated, is a manufacturing firm founded in 1987 and based in the New England area of the United States. Almost 11,300 employees work for Ellard Williams, generating sales in excess of $200 million annually over the past 10 years while profits exceeded $15 million annually in seven of those years.
Over the past three years, however, a series of organizational mistakes, blunders, and mismanagement has affected the profitability of Ellard Williams. A recently completed strategic analysis indicates growth will slow, profits will fall, employee turnover will remain at higher than appropriate levels, and employee compensation will lag further behind the industry average. Employee motivation, performance and productivity has been identified as a critical deficiency within the organization, resulting in production delays, high defect rates in production, and management/employee confrontations that have been encouraged by three of the four labor unions representing almost 80 percent of Ellard Williams employees.
The strategic analysis indicated there were serious concerns about the competency and effectiveness of the 67-member human resource department. Labor management relations are strained, compensation practices change frequently and are seen to favor upper management, harassment and discrimination complaints have doubled over the past four years, performance appraisals are not completed, and the organizational culture stymies innovation and ingenuity. Consequently, management has lost confidence in the ability of human resources to be a strategic resource within the organization.
You are the founder of a respected human resource consulting firm. You have been contacted by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ellard Williams, Inc. who is requesting that your firm consider providing assistance and guidance to Ellard Williams in the following areas:
At Ellard Williams, over the past three years, union-filed grievances have increased by 37 percent. The organization has offered a number of reasons for this rising trend, including the hiring of new union representatives and the lack of financial increases and incentives to offer employees over the past two years. However, other organizations in the industry are represented by the same unions and have had similar financial constraints yet their number of grievances has remained steady over this period.
Develop a well-written paper that addresses the following, as requested by the CEO of Ellard Williams.
• Explain the impact that unions have on the operations of an organization
• Describe the principal reasons labor/management relations are challenged and result in conflict
• Recommend three strategies an organization should follow to promote positive and conducive relations between unions and management
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
• Be 3-4 pages in length
• Include at least two different scholarly sources not utilized in previous assignments
• Be formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.
Note: Please keep the sentences simple, not to complex Thank you😊