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Engineering homework help. Read the Case 8.1, in the text. Use the AMA guide,as your framework for analyzing the case. Utilize the APA Paper format as the guide for the format for your paper. Review the rubric in this folder to gain further insight into the graded requirements for this assignment. I encourage the use of secondary research to support your analysis when necessary The case is belowCase 8.1: Internationalization of a Local Manufacturer: Barden (US/ Germany)The experiences of Barden, a precision ball-bearing manufacturer based in Danbury, Connecticut, illustrates how workforce planning has become a global activity even for a local firm. In the late 1980s, Barden had an opportunity to significantly increase its business. In order to achieve this, it needed to increase its hourly labor force by about 125 employees over the next year. However, the local Danbury labor market was experiencing unprecedented low unemployment. The human resource department thought they could find enough new employees, but indicated they would have to be very creative (for example, by using bonuses to current employees for successful referrals, open houses to recruit applicants, etc.) and, importantly, by recruiting recent immigrants whose English was likely to be very poor. In the past, Barden had found that, for example, Portuguese immigrants became very reliable, long-term employees. Barden had used a “buddy” system to help new employees learn their jobs and to acquire an adequate “Barden” work vocabulary. But it was clear that this would be inadequate to prepare —in a short period of time —the large new group of potential employees that had been identified. It turned out that there were asignificant number of bright recent immigrants from a large and diverse number of countries (e.g., Laos, Cambodia, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Chile, Lebanon, Pakistan, Thailand, and Yemen), but who spoke little or no English. To become functioning, qualified Barden employees, newcomers would have to master the basic “Barden” vocabulary and be able to look up standard operating procedures as well as material safety data sheets, and master basic shop mathematics, measurement processes, and blueprint reading. This was a major challenge for the immigrants, even though many of them, it was discovered, had received surprisingly good educations back in their home countries. In order to teach these new employees enough English to pay their way, a language training firm, Berlitz, was retained to develop a special, intensive course in cooperation with Barden’s training unit. In a fairly short period of time six groups of eight new employees were taught through this special program. All the students were put on the payroll while they met with a Berlitz instructor for four hours a day for 15 consecutive workdays during work hours. The program had a number of effects, beyond enabling Barden to fill its employment needs to meet its new corporate growth strategy and to integrate this veritable United Nations group into its workforce. The confidence level of the students soared as they used their new language abilities. Barden’s supervisors were impressed—and gained some new cross-cultural awareness and competence, as well (which came in handy over the next decade as Barden became an international company). And the word spread to the community with the positive result of attracting new high-quality recruits. In 1991, Barden became affiliated with FAG, a German company in Schweinfelt, Germany and Stratford, Canada, and later developed subsidiaries in the UK, as well. Today, Barden/ FAG is recognized as the industry leader in the manufacture of ball-bearings to super-precise/ super-critical tolerances, for machine tools and special machinery and equipment in the aerospace, automotive, and medical industries. And their success has been recognized as deriving, at least in a major way, from their diverse and multicultural workforce. Sources: Schuler, R. S. and Walker, J. W. (1990), Human resource strategy: Focusing on issues and actions, Organizational Dynamics, summer, 4–20;; http:// wiki/Barden_Corporation.Discussion Questions1Are immigrants a good source of workers to fill vacant positions? What are some of the barriers to employing immigrants? Are immigrants always welcomed by every country to fill job vacancies?2Do current global demographics accommodate or require the hiring of foreign immigrants? Should a consideration for foreign immigrants be part of every firm’s workforce strategy? How do host-country and third-country hires relate to the hiring of immigrants?

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