Improving Talent Acquisition at the Walt Disney World Company; Report and Recommendation to Disney to improve on their talent acquisition and employee retention.
Students are responsible for submitting an Applied Research Project based on an organizational issue or problem relevant to their current or former workplace and/or profession and integrating research conducted as well as learning from courses in the Master of Arts in Administration (MAA) degree program. The paper is in the form of a Consultant’s Report. THE NAME OF MY CONSULTING COMPANY IS ADA CONSULTING COMPANY IT MUST BE USED IN MY PAPER. MY KEY ISSUES OR PROBLEMS IS WITH THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY’S DIVERSITY, RECRUITING SELECTING-HIRING PROCESS/ AND RETAINING EMPLOYEES. ALSO THE COMPANY’S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESS BY USING A SWOT ANALYSIS OF THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY. The paper should be prepared as if you had been asked by your organization’s top decision makers to conduct a study of a particular key issue or problem and to prepare an external consulting report to be presented to them, including with your recommendation(s) on how to address the issue or problem. It should be an examination of an issue or problem that is relevant and not only has an impact on operational practice and performance, but also has a potential solution which can be implemented. The problem must be immediate, relevant, important and actionable. In developing your paper, you should follow these nine basic steps: 1) Identify and clarify the issue or problem; 2) Discuss its importance and potential or real impact on the organization, including elements you have learned from course work in the MAA degree program; 3) Review of the literature related to the issue or problem; 4) Conduct appropriate research using qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods; collect and analyze data. Students must conduct field research. Use of previous studies by the student or other researchers is not sufficient to meet this required element. 5) Using the research data develop alternative solutions or ways to address the issue or problem. 6) Evaluate the pros and cons of each solution, using knowledge and skills that you have gained in your MAA coursework. (Note: this is a consultant report so you will not make statements attributing knowledge to school work, but you will use sources developed during school work.) 7) Recommend one of the alternative solutions and state your rationale, using, again, knowledge and skills which you have gained in your MAA coursework, grounded in your research study. (See Note above). 8) Recommend a plan and timeline for implementation. 9) Develop and discuss a process for follow-up and the evaluation of results.