What is a Case Study?
A case study analysis requires you to investigate a business problem, examine the alternative solutions, and propose the most effective solution using supporting evidence. A case study should include background information on the specific topic, an analysis of the case under study showing problems or effective strategies, as well as recommendations. A case study can focus on a business or entire industry, a specific project or program, or a person.
ANALYSIS OF HR PRACTICE 2
An Analysis of Human Resources Practices at Starbucks Coffee Company
Organizations must perform at reliable and successful levels to stay in business.
One indicator of organizational performance is its human resources outcomes. To be
competitive in a global marketplace, a large multinational organization should manage
human resources as strategically as any other division or department. Starbucks is an
example of strong human resources strategy coupled with logistical planning and
effective management. It serves as a strong example for all large organizations to model
human resources upon.
Overall Human Resources Strategies
Human capital is a large investment for any organization. Management of this
capital is a necessary task to ensure strong return on the investment. Human resource
management requires strong strategy to effectively and efficiently achieve goals,
objectives, and – in turn – better performance. The strategy, management program, and
all other human resource activity are then required to determine relevant dimensions of
performance and the impact on the company’s success (Cania, 2014).
Starbucks, a Seattle-based global coffee company, follows a mission to “inspire
and nurture the human spirit: one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time”
(Starbucks, 2015, para. 4). The company fulfils this mission through ethical sourcing of
product, environmentally friendly processes and recycling practices, and employee
service in the community. After the era of Great Recession, the company launched a new
motto: “Great Coffee Everywhere” and grew to include international locations and at-
home products (Noe, et. al, 2013). This growth also included the acquisition of the La
Boulange, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Tazo, Evolution Fresh, and Teavana brands. With large
Introduction The introduction of your case study should introduce the business, industry, project, or person that is represented in your study.
Thesis Statement The thesis should state the proposed solution to the problem you have determined or state the general assessment of the case being studied.
Section 1: The first section of the case study should
discuss the background of the organization, industry, or program.