The French-Polish JV case Group members Yasser Kortam Magdy A.Sattar Abd El-Hameed Mohamed
Group objectives Acting as HR consultants we will present our analysis and recommendations to the case F-P jv. Demonstrate our understanding to some of the HR main topics.
Presentation elements Firm presentation. Firm objectives. Current situation & key figures. Firm strengths. firm weakness and HR challenges. Recommendations.
1-Firm presentation Under the name Durand-Masaryk (jv) the French Durand consumer electronics division with 51 % of the venture and management responsibility combine with the Polish television tubes producer in joint venture and located near Warsaw.
2- Firm objectives Complement the existing product range in Europe with the manufacture of small and medium size television tubes. To be the “number one” supplier in Central and Eastern Europe.
3- current situation & key figures D-M produce 1.1 m television tubes. $ 100 million investment. Absenteeism down to less than 4.5 percent. Products quality improved to match Western levels, with rejection rate of less than one percent. five new products were introduced in one- and-a-half years.
4- Firm strengths Good team building. Effective training programs. Good management structure. Linking compensation to performance.
5- Firm weakness & HR challenges Communication challenges. Language barriers Absent of regular meeting Mid. managers blocking information flow. Training challenges. No analysis for the training programs. No proper timing & scheduling (affects the productivity). Performance review challenges. Policy implemented was exported from different culture with out considering the Polish culture and economical situations. Unclear job description, the goals & responsibilities are un clear. Staffing challenges. Salary policy not related to local market. No career developing planning. Rewarding policy challenges. Using negative incentive system de-motivate people on long term.
6- Recommendations Communication challenges. English language training. implement regular meeting system for communication. Training programs for Mid. Managers (team work, effective communication, coaching …). Training challenges. Do job analysis to plan the training programs to meet the requirements. Design the proper timing & scheduling that doesn’t affects the productivity. Performance review challenges. Adapt the Policy implemented to the Polish culture and economical situations. Design a clear job description, to have clear goals & responsibilities. Staffing challenges. Adapt the Salary policy to be related to local market. Design career developing plan. Rewarding policy challenges. Using negative & positive incentive rewarding system to motivate people.