CASE Nutriments New Hires
With the demand for more nutritional food options growing, Nutriment Biotech is positioned to become a leader in agricultural biotechnology. Nutriment is a start- up Biotech Company that is working to develop genetically engineered food crops that offer enhanced nutrition along with easier production for farmers. Emily Hart and Harold James established Nutriment as a research organization through national grant funding 5 years ago. Nutriment is one of only a few agricultural biotechnology companies focused on enhancing nutrition in food crops. The company currently has an edge over competitors as their research has led to some scientific discoveries that now position them to grow their company significantly. As a result, Nutriment is ready to start hiring staff to get operations started. Emily and Harold have hired Jack Stewart, a human resource management consultant, to help them determine how to hire the most talented staff to grow their business. Jack works mostly with start- up technology- based companies and plans to help Nutriment implement a recruiting and hiring plan, and establish their preliminary human resource management practices such as their pay structure. Nutriment has secured additional funding to allow them to ramp up full operations quickly. An analysis of their projected workload suggests they will need to hire approximately 15 new employees to get started. They will need to hire not only 10 new scientists, but also many administrative staff members including a receptionist, an office manager, a lab man-ager, a marketing professional, and an accountant. As an experienced recruiter, Jack is confident that he will be able to quickly identify strong candidate’s man-ager, a marketing professional, and an accountant. As an experienced recruiter, Jack is confident that he will be able to quickly identify strong candidates for the administrative staff positions. The current labor market works in Nutriments favor and...
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