Hershey's Sweet Mission

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Hershey’s Sweet Mission
Strayer University

Human Resource Management Foundations
Dr. Ingrid Wright
January 27, 2013

Abstract
Performance management is the process of ensuring the employee's activities and outputs match the organization's goals. This paper will discuss recommendations for redesigning Hershey's performance management system to appeal to the diverse groups that it employs. I will analyze how I would interpret the values that Hershey embraces in relation to my role, if I were a Hershey employee. Amongst the different trends in Human Resource Management, I will be describing one which may impact Hershey the most. Hershey has an age distribution of its workforce and has begun mentoring programs between the baby boomers and the millennials. I will also be discussing the effects the mentoring could have on integrating values into the Hershey culture.

Recommend the redesign of Hershey's performance system to appeal to the diverse groups that it employs.
Managing employees is an important part of running a business. Performance management systems are guidelines used by organizations to assist with the development and training of their employees. The Hershey Company identifies its mission with regards to relationships with all their stakeholders. With regard to its employees, the mission involves "winning with an aligned empowered organization...while having fun. (Noe, Hollenbeck,Gerhart, & Wright, 2011). Mary Parsons, a manager at the Hershey Company created mentoring program to embrace the diversity within the organization. The Hershey Company should analyze its performance management system so that opportunities for increased teamwork and communication and idea sharing between the baby boomers and millenials can be created. The workforce is faced with constant changes and employers need to ensure that they are creating HRM practices to ensure that the organization is...
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