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Unions in for-profit companies

After giving Jane a month to acclimatize herself to XYZ, and meet with all of the managers and front-line supervisors, you wanted to test her real understanding on a number of things, so you ask her to write a memo, addressed to you, covering all 3 of these issues:
At least 2 ways in which managers and supervisors have to manage differently in this unionized environment.
At least 2 skills or pieces of knowledge that she will have to gain to be successful in her HR role.
At least 3 reasons why unionization, in the for-profit sector, has been readily declining, citing real examples to demonstrate your points.

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Step 1
Since a memo is required, the format will be:
TO: Officer, HR
FROM: Jane
DATE: 6th, January, 2014
SUBJECT: HR role in a Unionized Company

Step 2
The first paragraph will describe what the memo contains:
This memo gives you two different ways in which managers and supervisors have to manage differently in a unionized environment. It also specifies the two skills/pieces of knowledge that I require to be successful in the HR role. Finally, I will provide three reasons why unionization in the for profit businesses has been steadily declining.

Step 3
Now you give the answers to the questions:
The first way in which managers and supervisors have to manage differently in a unionized environment is the ...

Solution Summary

This posting gives you a step-by-step explanation of HR and union relationship. The response also contains the sources used.

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