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Project Planning, Execution & Closure-DB1

You are a project manager for Advancement Corporation, which specializes in providing quality pharmaceuticals to doctors throughout the United States. The company has over 20,000 employees. It is critical that skilled scientists and technicians be hired to ensure the proper development of pharmaceuticals through clinical trials. It is absolutely essential for Advancement Corporation to continuously recruit, select, and train qualified personnel.

A predatory executive search firm has convinced many of the leading scientists in the company (about 20 people) to hand in their resignations after accepting employment with Advancement Corporation's main competitor.

As the project manager chosen by the CEO to address and rectify this crisis, you are granted the following authority:

- You have the ability to act as the CEO's deputy. This fact is known throughout the company based on a top management meeting with the CEO.
- The whole company understands that this is a full-time project manager position.


As the project manager, respond to the following questions:

In your opinion, what will be the greatest opportunity and the greatest challenge that you will face in relation to planning and executing an ongoing solution to the company's staffing dilemma?

In developing a plan to be presented to top management, in your opinion, what factors should you consider in terms of the costs, scope, quality, and risk issues associated with your proposal for dealing with this crisis?

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The response addressed the query is posted in 533 words with references.

// Business organizations often develop recruitment and staffing strategies in order to place the right person at the right job, at the right time. However, most firms encounter numerous problems in the staffing process. In the context of Advancement Corporation, ongoing solution plan is to be formulated in order to save and protect company from staffing dilemma//

Advancement Corporation, a leading pharmaceutical company, provides quality pharmaceuticals to doctors. However, the company has now been facing critical problem in hiring skilled scientists and technicians due to several reasons. Staffing crisis is the biggest problem faced by the company in the current scenario. Company needs an immediate planned ongoing staffing solution to be executed in order to overcome the staffing dilemma. Solution provided by a predatory executive firm of providing highly ...

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The response addressed the query is posted in 533 words with references.