VIDEO SLIDES REPORT
You are a HR Manager who is employed at the Altona manufacturing plant of Toyota Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Toyota Motor Corporation. Your organisation has decided to relocate in 2017 a manager from its Melbourne plant to a sister plant in the United States of America. You are asked to write a background briefing report for this manager outlining the employment relations and human resource management issues that will impact on the working life of this manager in the United States of America (40 marks).
Word Length: 2500-3000 words
Please note that information that is relevant to this report will be posted on the course website.
Why is this question being asked?
How will the presidency of Donald Trump impact on business and the economy and therefore on HR matters in the United States?
What is it like to work in the car industry in Australia and more particularly in the United States at the present time?
The essay was country specific; the report is industry specific. No tourism and limited cultural matters please because these were discussed in the essay.
You must discuss the human resource management and employment relations issues that will impact on the working life of this manager in the car industry in the United States.
As a point of comparison you can discuss briefly what it is like to work in the car industry in Australia at the present time.
Make full use of the material on the Course Moodle website
Make full use of your classes and/or the discussion forums on the Course Moodle website
Evidence & argument
Above all answer the question!
CAR INDUSTRY REFERENCES
Evans, S 2017, ‘Toyota to axe 2600 jobs when car-making stops on October 3’, Australian Financial Review, 1 February, p. 2.
Hertwig, M 2015, ‘European Works Councils and the crisis: change and resistance in cross-border employee representation at Honda and Toyota’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 326–349.
Kehoe, J 2017, ‘Trumponomics: Wall St or economists wrong’, Australian Financial Review, 30 January, p. 22.
Lippert, J 2017, ‘The new White House seriously tests Toyota’, Australian Financial Review, 27 January, p. 37.
O’Sullivan, M & Turner, T 2013, ‘Facilitators and inhibitors of collective action: a case study of a US-owned manufacturing plant’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 689-708.
Pethokoukis, J 2016, ‘Downsides of Trump’s Carrier deal’, Australian Financial Review, 3-4 December, p. 15.
Vlasic, B &Boudette, N 2017, ‘Carmakers react to Trump threats’, Australian Financial Review, 11 January, p. 20.