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Lands End Mgmt 535

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Root Problem:

The fault that Georgetown University has stated is reason for discarding the renewal contract to Lands' End. The reasoning is because of Employee discrimination which they disagree with. Recently, it has been brought attention that Lands' End is denying potential and capable employees because of the trade union, because of this it is referenced under employment discrimination.

Problem Components:

In this type of situation there are several components involved. One component is that employees are being discriminated against which is potentially a big issue for Lands' End. Most of Lands' End income is from different universities and creating their apparel. If Georgetown feels this way towards employee discrimination and declines the contract renewal it is only a matter of time before other universities find out about this issue and likely withdrawal their contracts as well.


While reviewing this situation there are a few ways that it can be handled and taken care of in the right manner. Some alternatives include:

• Find a company that is outside to be willing to do the hiring

• Provide competent training to Human Resource department as well as management so they become divergent in their knowledge and be able to make an educated decision on hiring employees

• Require a wide cultural diversity of employees including genders

• Advocate team building in the company

• Provide a set pay scale to ensure no type of discriminated among all employees

• Administer a discrimination policy that accurately states disciplinary actions and termination

Evaluate Alternatives:

Outside Company:

If an outside company is found and starts taking responsibility to start doing the hiring then Lands' End managers will soon find out that the employees hired will be in no way discriminated and that they will have no decision whatsoever over the hiring. This however, could be potentially harmful to the company if the managers start feeling resentful of their responsibilities and human resources feel incapable of doing their job especially the hiring part. This could also lead to low assurance due to the managers discriminating and reversing the role and their feelings toward the employees working under them. They could potentially make their lives miserable by overworking them and giving them extra stress that is unnecessary. Hiring an outside company would more than likely lead to a need to reduce the human resources department as several of their responsibilities would be given


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