HR Assignment Case of Columbus Custom Carpentry

Added on - 09 Oct 2019

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Question 1In your opinion, what is causing the turnover at Columbus Custom Carpentry?The reason behind the turnover at the Columbus Custom Carpentry is the discrepancy at paybetween the departments that makes the warehouse labour a less desired position as themanufacturing pays more. Thus, the workers who do not make into the manufacturing leave.The vacancy in the warehousing needs to be addressed by the manufacturing labours thatcauses accountability issues and the absence of human resource management departmentcomplicates the problems. The interdepartmental issues accelerate which in turn cause theproblems like damage to the product, reduced manufacturing rate. However, the low paymakes any labourer to accept warehouse position. When the issue is forced, the turnoveroccurs.Question 2Are the assembly technicians overpaid? Explain.The assembly technicians are definitely overpaid as per the company standards as thecompany uses modular design that mass produces parts which are then assembles the designsto suit the needs of the customers to give them a unique product that is customised accordingto their needs. Therefore, the manufacturing process is completely dependent on the machinesand pres approved designs. The assembly that was previously done by experiencedwoodworkers are now done by jig that is easy to operate and allows less skilled employees tomake acceptable items. The jig itself is preset to design specifications and the work involvesgluing the pieces together. The skill required for the process is not high and the productquality is not overly dependent on the capability of the assembly workers. The assemblytherefore require neither above average skill nor highly strenuous physically. Therefore, theassembly technicians are overpaid according to the job standard responsibility and personalskill requirement.Question 3Are the craters underpaid? If so, why? Will they still be underpaid if the custom hand-work portion of their job is eliminated by the jig system? Explain.The craters working in the warehouse department are responsible the crating of the finishedproducts before they are transported and their job is currently done manually. This althoughseemingly a easy job requires not only strenuous physical activity but also skill and precisionas the crating is essential part of the product delivery and transport as any error can lead todamage to the product that would result in financial loss and reputation of the company.Thus, the job is not only important for the reputation and quality product delivery but alsorequires concentration as the slightest mistake can result in damage which makes the liabilitylevel high for the position. They would still be underpaid even if the manual portion of thejob were replaced by the mechanical jig system. As the manufacturing and crating jig are3|P a g e
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