The social responsibility criticisms offered by CO EXIST are representative of

The social responsibility criticisms offered by co

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The social responsibility criticisms offered by CO. EXIST are representative of a disturbing sentiment amongst a target market segment of CMG. It is recommended that CMG address the living wage criticisms to solidify the support of core a target market. Action needs to be taken to place more of an emphasis on talent identification and development. For this recommendation to be effective, the cost of paying a living wage and employee development would have to be offset by the value added to the value chain. Otherwise, production cost would increase and mitigate CMG’s competitive advantage. Basically, this recommendation is founded on the, “you get what you pay for” concept. A living wage could be paid as long as the recruitment and development initiatives are successful. It is simple, less staff would be required if the staff were efficient. In addition to the recruitment and development initiatives, it is recommended that CMG look to creative staffing approaches that are not currently being utilized. For example, the risk of
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hiring a new employee can be brought in from staffing agency until a point in time where the appropriate CMG manager can determine if the employee has the potential to add enough value to the value chain. If it is determined that the contract employee’s performance is commensurate with being paid a living wage, CMG would then transfer the contract employee as a direct CMG employee. This arrangement reduces the risk significantly affords CMG the opportunity to exploit and market a true discriminator: the fact that their organization is socially responsible and pays a living wage. When the products of an organization causes its customers to become sick from exposure to Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Norovirus, it is obvious that immediate corrective action is required. The recent food quality related business problems are the most serious and should be address first. It appears the situation surrounding the recent problem has improved as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the E. coli outbreak linked to CMG over [ CITATION Cen16 \l 1033 ]. However, federal investigators are looking into CMG’s handling of the outbreaks and criminal charges are possible [ CITATION Zar16 \l 1033 ]. The final and most important recommendation for CMG is to have an independent third party conduct a thorough internal investigation into the handling of the food-borne problems. The outcome of a thorough internal investigation would serve the purpose of identifying evidence of any criminal violations or prove that there is was no organizational cover up. In the event the independent internal investigation finds criminal or any violations, the information would provide CMG with the opportunity to take corrective action on its own accord.
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