.July 28, 2013
Describe the Organization
The purpose is to introduce First Group America and First Student as the largest leading transportation company, between the United Kingdom and the United States. To show how it maintains its status as the leading school bus operator with the largest fleet in the U.S. and Canada.
Description What the Organization Does
First Student is one of five (5) sub-divisions of First Group America’s North America Division. They are First Vehicle which provides vehicle maintenance and ancillary services. First Canada which does school bus transportation, along with transit contracting management services. First ...view middle of the document...
(First Student, 2013) They set very high standards for their employees. They are very supportive of the workers and they like to see them succeed and achieve goals. They are very customer-centric with the focus on flexibility and accessibility and very committed to the customers’ success. They are in the developing stages of how they can be more environmental conservative and fuel efficient.
Role HR Plays in Fostering the Organizations Mission Statement
The role of Human resource manager in First Group America has to be able to make sure that all employees are in compliance. They also have to be up to date with the different states and providences laws and make sure to pass the information on to the proper people. In keeping with the company’s mission statement, they must make sure that the incoming equipment is up to the standards of the company and the contract that it is being used for. They must also be aware of the federal, state, and local ordinances for each business unit. They must know the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rules and regulations and make sure that the locations are in compliance as well as the American Disabilities Act (ADA). They must also be up to date on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policy and make sure that is being carried out, as well as being a liaison between the managers and employees working closely with the legal department to make sure they are doing everything that is incorporated into the mission statement. The human resource manager must make sure that each business unit manager has the proper training and knowledge of what the different rules and regulations are that pertain to them. They must implement guidelines for these training sessions and make sure that it is being carried out in the proper way.
Common HR Challenges
The challenges that a human resource manager may face is when a new business unit is being opened and there are timelines that have to be followed. There are interviews to be done in order to make sure that the people being hired fit into the mission of the company and have the proper qualifications. You can’t hire a man off the street to run a bus company and he only rode the bus. They have to make sure that a proper background checks, education and work history are good before they can hire a manager, dispatcher, and any other office personnel that are needed to open this location. Once they hire the main staff they have to be educated with the company mission statement, they have to be knowledgeable of the federal, state and local laws for that...