AB203: Human Resources Management
The Hunt for Seasonal Workers Crosses Borders
High Sierra pools and Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs are in demand for seasonal workers when summer arrives. Unfortunately, the demands vs. supply of available workers are slim to none. Students are looking for “internships or jobs related to their career plan.” (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2009). Since these companies are not able to fill all available seasonal positions with H-2B visa workers, what other opportunities are available? Also included are a reflection of additional options, and other recruiting strategies available to these companies. It is unfortunate to see local students wanting to move away because they are not interested in the opportunities around them.
If Broadmoor’s and High Sierra Pools are unable to fill all available positions with H-2b workers, they will need to fill those positions in a timely fashion. Both companies should begin with forecasting; which is “the attempts to determine the supply of and demand for various types of human resources to predict the areas within the organization where there will be labor shortages or surpluses.” (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2009). By forecasting as the first step the companies can figure out exactly how many positions need to be filled. Some potential options for these company’s would be outsourcing, allowing overtime, hiring temporary contracted employees, and also improving technological equipment to assist in some positions within the company.
Many of the ideas listed above could assist both companies recover from the inability to hire H-2B workers. I personally would start by looking to outsource the company’s seasonal postions. Outsourcing is defined as “Contracting with another organization to perform a broad set of services” (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2009). By having a...