Midterm Assignment

Midterm Assignment - Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169 July 5,...

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Ashley B. Hilliard 258-10-0169 July 5, 2010-October 22, 2010 MG 665 Midterm Case Assignment 1. 50 points: Review the situation that led to the survey. What are the major employee relations problems at the mine? What aspects of the immediate scene (miners and mining in Sesser) are important? What aspects of the corporate scene (Inland’s integrated operations) are pertinent? What factors involving the industry at this time are relevant? The situation that led to survey was that mine operated as if it was three different mines within one. Due to the lack of communications in a timely manner upper management would have to get involved to make decisions. It gave foremen little or no authority on the job. The miners did not have ideal working conditions underground. It was very important for them to have proper communications with their supervisors. The mines has to sometimes buy iron ore from other facilities because they usually transported it from Southern Illinois. The factors involving the industry at this time are the new safety precautions and the transportation of the coal once it is minded. The working conditions have improved since the turn of the century when workers use a pick and a shovel. 2. 50 points: Study and evaluate the survey. What are the significant findings, in your view? What are the major categories considered by the survey? Do any findings require qualification? Do you feel a need for additional data or a different breakdown of the findings? What kinds of comparisons might be helpful in analyzing the data? Explain. The median age for workers at the mine is 26-35 years old, so they have a younger workforce that may not be as skilled as they would like them to be. The majority of employees are married so they would stay at the job even when the working conditions are not ideal. Most employees have 9 years or more years of service which indicate longevities among employees. The majority of employees work in productions. Since the mine is located in Southern Illinois the majority of employees are from Illinois and Kentucky is the runner up. None of the findings require qualification. Yes, I feel a need for additional data or different breakdown in the finding, they should have included breakdowns on exactly what the employees do at the mine. In doing an analysis of the data they should look at the median age, compared to the quality of the employees work. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course ECON 372 taught by Professor Dickliter during the Spring '10 term at Andrew Jackson.

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