Ivey Publishing
Bax Global Limited: Staff Turnover in Mainland China
Product Number:
9B05C035
Publication Date:
11/28/2005
Revised Date:
09/28/2009
Length:
13 pages (9 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey/Nanyang
The human resources manager for logistics and supply chain management at BAX China must consider her company's high rate of staff turnover. In her monthly report to the managing director, the turnover had reached 12 per cent in the first eight months of the year. The human resources manager must evaluate the company's current methods of dealing with turnover and consider what additional action should be taken. Logistics was a complex and rapidly growing industry, particularly in mainland China. Many multinational and domestic service providers were entering the marketing and expanding their operations; however, these companies had to respond to complex operational challenges and escalating customer demands. The resulting demand for skilled workers led to high turnover rates across the industry and at all organizational levels, and created margin pressure and other management challenges. The case offers a uniquely Chinese perspective on workforce recruitment, management and retention. The industry and the broader economy were growing rapidly. Skilled workers were in short supply because logistics was a new and developing discipline in the former command economy. Also, in the human resources manager's opinion, cultural attitudes resulted in low loyalty among the workers.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Organizational Behaviour/Leadership,  International
Industries:
Transportation and Warehousing
Setting:
China, Large, 2005
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
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Associated Materials
Translations: Simplified Chinese (14 pages)
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