The Treadway Tire Company: Job Dissatisfaction and High Turnover at the Lima Tire Plant Satya Narayana Puppala
This incident deals with one of the Tradeway’s tire plants in Ohio. Facing problems with line foreman in an un-unionized atmosphere. The situation explores causes and trepidations of employee dissatisfaction, effectiveness of job training, and communication differences. Setting these issues promotes a healthy environment that regulates successful workforce.
The Treadway Tire Company: Job Dissatisfaction and High Turnover at the Lima Tire Plant The Treadway Tire Company is a major supplier of tires in North America. It employed almost 9,000 hourly and salaried staff. The Lima Tire Plant was one of eight manufacturing plants operated by the Tradeway Tire Company (Skinner & Beckham, 2008). Which had a high turnover rate of foremen than any other plant in the division. Background
Located in Lima, Ohio, the plant has undergone a $100 million expansion and modernization effort to develop new manufacturer technology. Since, it became a Tradeway’s top plants for productivity and quality control (Skinner & Beckham, 2008). Problems
Even with the new expansion, the plant has been facing problems with high turnover rate due to morale issues and job dissatisfaction among the line foremen. Opportunities
Adequate training and hiring external candidates with college degree would benefit the management and the company. Recommendations
Working with foremen to solve communication differences and most importantly making them as a priority. Conclusions
The employee satisfaction may be the differentiator between companies that successfully recover from the economic downturn and those that do not. Also, retaining key talent, effective communication, and maintaining high productivity will surely help them to succeed and return to growth (Employee satisfaction, 2010). References
Employee Satisfaction: Key to Recovery...
References: Employee Satisfaction: Key to Recovery Success?. (2010). HR Focus, 87(4), 1-15.
Skinner, W. & Beckham, H. (2008, June 12). The Treadway tire company: job dissatisfaction and high turnover at the Lima tire plant. Harvard Business Publishing, (2189), 1-12.
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