Case 20 Preference

HRPO case 20 Preference

*Discuss: In which company do you think Angelo should accept a position? What factors should he consider in making his decision?

**Expand your understanding: Because Angelo probably could benefit from developing a Plan B, identify the elements he should include in his personal plan. Research the topic on how to develop a good business plan.

Then adapt what you learned to help Angelo develop a “Personal Business Plan.” Start by describing each of the business-plan elements that are critical to a good personal plan. #You may want to include a recommended plan format that Angelo and others could follow in developing their own plans.

I’m a stabilizer.”

Angelo, an experienced wireless-equipment technician, had been pro
moted to manage a technical division in his organization because of
his demonstrated technical and human-relations skills. However, due
to a major restructuring at his company when it entered the e-commerce
arena, his position was eliminated and he was forced into the labor
market. Angelo was interviewed the same week by Company A and

Company B, two high-profile e-businesses. It took nearly three weeks

for both of the firms to “check out” Angelo’s background. The result

was that both companies offered him a job, but both were lower-paying
positions than Angelo had had in his previous position.

Company A is a dynamic high-technology corporation that makes
little effort to develop its own people. In fact, it takes great delight in
hiring tOp people away from its competitors. Company A is interested
in Angelo primarily because of his technical skills and the fact that he
would become productive immediately.

Company B, however, is a technical organization that offers a lot of
security to employees because of its rather firm PFW policy. They like
Angelo not just because of his technical abilities but especially because
of his long-range potential for management.

Although the starting salary with Company A is substantially
higher, the training program with Company B is superior. All other sig-
nificant factors are similar.

A. Discuss: In which company do you think Angelo should accept a po
sition? What factors should he consider in making his decision?

B. Expand Your Understanding: Because Angelo probably could ben-
efit from developing a Plan B, identify the elements he should in-
clude in his personal plan. Research the topic on how to develop
a good business plan. Then adapt what you learned to help Angelo
develop a “Personal Business Plan.” Start by describing each of the
business-plan elements that are critical to a good personal plan.
You may want to include a recommended plan format that Angelo and others could follow in developing their own plans.