Telecom Industry: HR Issues

You are the Director of Human Resources for a company whose
revised strategy has resulted in the acquisition of another company in a
foreign market. The CEO has asked you to prepare a comprehensive staffing
strategy for the new expanded company in preparation for a strategic audit of
the HR systems in the acquired company.

a. Identify the type of industry within which your company
operates. Also, identify the country into which you are expanding. You may want
to use the EIU Viewswire Database in the University Library.

b. What HR challenges may arise as a result of this
acquisition? What unique cultural and regulatory factors (e.g. EEOC) do you
need to consider? How will they impact organizational effectiveness?

c. What recruitment and selection practices will be used in
staffing the newly acquired company? What mix of expatriates and nationals do
you expect? How will you determine what skills and abilities are needed? Once
those skills and abilities are determined, what training and development
practices will be used?

d. What changes in the current organizational structure will
be required to achieve the revised strategy, considering the possible results
of the audit?