By Alan Cabelly, Ph.D.

In this extensively pre-tested case study, upper-level undergraduate or graduate students take on the role of a newly hired vice president of HR and oversee the rapid expansion of a chain of local day care centers. To make matters more challenging, the organization has never had a centralized HR function and HR policies and procedures are inconsistent, nonexistent, or otherwise in a shambles. Students can take any number of perspectives as they identify the tasks confronting the new VP of HR. Instructors lead students to develop effective operational and strategic solutions within the context of the situation and HR theory. Please click here to download the file for this case study which includes the single page scenarios to distribute to students as well as extensive teaching notes to guide discussions depending on the instructor’s preferences for conducting the case.