Columbus Custom Carpentry is a small but growing Midwest company that manufactures residential interior doors. Its competitive advantage is its ability to produce a custom-styled product at a low price. In the industry, this is known as mass customization. Columbus Custom Carpentry has achieved this by producing custom assembly jigs that reduce the time and therefore the labor cost required to produce their doors.
Columbus Custom Carpentry employees 134 employees and just hired you as their HR director. You can learn more about the company by reading the included employee handbook. Recently, there has been a claim of unfair pay practices among employees. The President, Mary Thonn, would like to investigate this claim in hopes of maximizing morale and minimizing voluntary turnover.
HR professionals can use both metrics and analytics to address issues such as this. For this assignment, write a proposal to the President of Columbus Custom Carpentry addressing how analytics can help address this complaint. Address the following in your proposal:
Discuss the importance of analytics
What are metrics, analytics, and data?
Compare and contrast metrics, analytics, and data.
Why are analytics important to her organization?
Address the case study
Define the problem.
Make a recommendation for collecting data (what, why, how, etc.).
Provide a rationale with examples on why your recommendation would be effective.
Incorporate mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration and how they can be used for change in this case study.
Mechanics: This assignment is to be submitted as an academic essay. You are required to reference the readings and articles ( at least 10 appropriate APA references and in-text citations) that provide evidence of effectiveness for your proposed plan. Give your paper a title, a brief introduction, and a conclusion. Adhere to the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for citation and references. Limit it to 1000-1500 words (3-5 pages) typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1″ margins.
Information on the American Psychological Association (APA) style guide (Links to an external site.) can be found in the APA style guide located in the CLU library or on the APA Style website. Additional tools are available through the student resources module.