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CASE STUDY : DYNAMO INDUSTRIES

Subject : Human Resource Management


Submitted By :
Assignment #2, Term III, EPGP 14-15

Group #2
Aditya Khare #02
Chandan Singh #08
Manish #14
Shisir Gupta #20

Case Background : dynamo Industries Is a medium sized manufacturer of small electrical motors
headquartered in St. Paul , Minnesota. The firm employs 9,800 employees. They have plants at various
places. But the Pittsburg Plant has been facing issues like high production costs, higher no. of grievances,
work slowdown and de-motivated workforce. Hence the most recent plant manager was asked to leave.
Dynamo Industries is now looking to hire a new plant manager for Pittsburg Plant. It has already done
the through screening and used several expensive selection devices after which, the list of candidates
has been reduced to 8. Now the task is to select 1 out of these eight.

Job Description : The Plant Manager reports to the Vice President (Production).He will be
responsible for the operating efficiency of the plant. He should be good at people management and also
should posses a good knowledge about the production methods and capabilities of equipments. He will
also be directly or indirectly involved in procuring materials , maintain the plant , controlling quality,
establishing budgets, establishing safety regulations, and union management and contract negotiation.

Required candidate Profile : As the Plant is facing 2 major issues in terms of higher production
costs & poor worker relations, the candidate must possess excellent intra-personal skills as well
knowledge on production process and management techniques.
Secondly , promoting a candidate within ranks will definitely be an advantage as it signals about the
opportunities of personal growth for employees .

Name

Age Sex

Education

Work Experience

Positives

Negatives

George
Martin

44

Male

BA , MA
(Industrial
Relations)

>14 Years. Last 6 years


as Plant Manager

No Reference
available

Tony
Caciopo

59

Male

High School
Graduate

>24 Years. Last 10


years as Assistant
Manager.

Kathy Joyce

36

Female BA

>5 years. Last 2 years


as Plant Manager.

Barry Fein

49

Male

>20 Years. Last 5 years


as Plant Manager.

Ron Jackson 33

Male

Associate
Degree
(2yrs)
BA , MBA

Been with
competitors
for last 14
years.
Considered
for
promotion
in Past also.
Motivated
to move to
Pittsburg.
Excellent
references.

Jay Davis

46

Male

BA , MBA

Frank Hall

58

Male

B. Sc
(Chemistry)

>10 Years. Last 7 years


as Assistant Plant
Manager
>18 Years. Last 6 years
as Vice President
(Production).

Tom Doyle

36

Male

BA , MBA

>4 Years. Last 2 years


as Assistant Plant
Manager

>7 Years. Last 2 years


as Special Assistant to
Vice President
(Production).

Assistant at
Dynamo's
Pittsburg
Plant
Assistant at
Dynamo's
Atlanta Plant
Outstanding
reviews for
performance
as VP
Effective
Plant
Manager

Health Issues

Dynamo
Employee
No

Yes

Yes

Unemployed
since last 2
months

No

Yes

Yes

Seeks
demotion for
lesser
responsibilities

Yes

Yes

Interviews Ratings:

George Martin
Tony Caciopo
Kathy Joyce
Barry Fein
Ron Jackson
Jay Davis
Frank Hall
Tom Doyle

Vice President
Production
6.5
5
6
4
5
4.5
6.5
5.5

Vice President
Personal
6
5.5
6.5
4
5.5
5
7
6

Columbus
Plant Manager
5.5
4.5
6.5
4
5.5
5
7
6

Atlanta
Plant Manager
4
6
5.5
4
5
6.5
4
6

Total
22
21
24.5
16
21
21
24.5
23.5

Final Short-listing : Now that we have Interview ratings and background of candidates you can do
eliminations and select final round candidates. As per the above facts the following 4 candidates are
liable to be eliminated :
1. Barry Fein : He has been eliminated on 3 grounds. Very low score in interview , and has been
out of industry from last 2 months.
2. Tony Caciopo : He has health issues and doesnt qualify for a pressure oriented job.
3. Frank Hall : Demotivated & over qualified for job.
4. Tom Doyle : Average to low Personality profile and medium ratings.
So , the remaining 4 candidates can be structured as follows :

Personality Profile / Name


Ability to handle stress
Ability to resolve conflict
Interpersonal skills
Most likely to succeed as Plant Manager
Intelligence Test
Handwriting Analysis
Promotability
Performance
Work Sample score
Interview ratings

George
Martin
High
Medium
High
High
Low
High
High
High
High
High

Kathy
Joyce
Medium
High
High
Medium
High
Low
Medium
High
Medium
High

Ron
Jackson
Medium
Low
Medium
Medium
Low
High
Medium
High
Medium
Medium

Jay
Davis
High
High
Low
High
High
High
High
High
Low
Low

Taking all these parameters we assign them points 3 to 1. High has 3 points, Medium has 2 points and
Low has 1 points. Now we plot chart for various candidates for seeing the overall score and feasibility in
the above required areas.

George Martin
Ability to handle stress
3
Ability to resolve
Interview ratings
2.5
conflict
2
1.5
1
Work Sample score
Interpersonal skills
0.5
0

George Martin

Most likely to succeed


as Plant Manager

Performance

Promotability

Intelligence Test
Handwriting Analysis

Kathy Joyce
Ability to handle stress
3
Ability to resolve
Interview ratings
2.5
conflict
2
1.5
1
Work Sample score
Interpersonal skills
0.5
0
Most likely to succeed
as Plant Manager

Performance

Promotability

Intelligence Test
Handwriting Analysis

Kathy Joyce

Ron Jackson
Ability to handle stress
3
Ability to resolve
Interview ratings
2.5
conflict
2
1.5
1
Work Sample score
Interpersonal skills
0.5
0

Ron Jackson

Most likely to succeed


as Plant Manager

Performance

Promotability

Intelligence Test
Handwriting Analysis

Jay Davis
Ability to handle stress
3
Ability to resolve
Interview ratings
2.5
conflict
2
1.5
1
Work Sample score
Interpersonal skills
0.5
0
Most likely to succeed
as Plant Manager

Performance

Promotability

Intelligence Test
Handwriting Analysis

Conclusion : Looking at all the above charts The 2 candidates who can be selected on overall
parameters of selection for Plant Manager are : George Martin & Kathy Joyce.
Suggestion : We would select Kathy Joyce as Plant Manager for 2 additional reasons apart from
above scores & parameters. The additional reasons are
1. Being an employee of the organization this would give a good signal to other employee &
motivate them.
2. Kathy herself is motivated to move to Pittsburg which can work in favor of the company.

Jay Davis