Performance Appraisal--Ford

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The role of human resource management at Ford is one of strategic partner, administrative expert, and consultant (managing all of the organization's people related processes strategically). It is the job of hr management in to recognize that decreased turnover, higher employee morale, and involved employees in the decision making process are all optimal in providing key leverage in Ford's strategic plan.


Through this integration, HR policies must "cohere and be accepted across all company policy areas and across all hierarchies in the company". These same HR policies had to be turned into practices that were used by both managers and employees as part of their everyday work at Ford (Berman, E. M., & West, J. P., 1995).
The management role at Ford has changed tremendously from being a mostly personnel function, consisting primarily of a lot of paper pushing, hiring and firing, to being totally responsible for the maximization of "human capital effectiveness". Which primarily creates a better-trained, more flexible workforce that will add more to the bottom line. Peoples' Bank went through some organizational restructuring in order to stay competitive in the market. As a result of the changes that were made in Ford's system, HR Management had to do research and analysis in order to scan the new environment to see what types of employees would be needed with the "new strategy's skill and organizational requirements. ...
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