• Succession Planning: The Life Cycle of an Employee

      Baray, Alec; UA South Organizational Leadership (The University of Arizona., 2016-05)
      Veridian Consumer Services* provides consumers with prescription savings solutions, useful tools and decision support to close the gaps in prescription coverage for the insured, uninsured, and under-insured and their families. This project is Phase One in a study of Veridian’s internal processes and talent management system. The evaluation seeks to gauge Veridian leadership’s knowledge of the talent management life cycle; specifically, knowledge transfer and succession planning. Study results have shown that 83 percent of Veridian Directors and Executives feel the talent management practices at the company are effective. However, executive responses also show clear areas of improvement that are needed in order for the organization to adopt an effective succession planning process. Since this study only looked at one piece of the talent management life cycle, it has some limitations. With that in mind, a conceptual framework is presented for the talent management practices, as well as a process for creating a succession plan for key leadership positions at Veridian.
    • Toxic Leader Transition Mini Case Study: Yahoo! Inc. 2009-2012

      Campbell, Michael; Brown, Brandy A.; UA South Organizational Leadership (The University of Arizona., 2015-02)
      Independent Case Investigation completed as part of Dr. Brown's Industrial-Organizational Psychology Lab at the University of Arizona.
    • Where did you go? Encouraging female participation within Red Hat, Inc.

      Whittier, Jeremy; Kalel,Christina R.; UA South Organizational Leadership (The University of Arizona., 2016-05)
      As U.S.-based companies continue to struggle to fill science, engineering and technology (SET) positions with domestic talent, a large portion of the available workforce (women) continues to be underrepresented. This project discusses the strategic advantages of encouraging female workforce participation in SET roles within global technology companies. Three publicly traded companies - Netflix, Facebook and Red Hat, Inc. - are compared utilizing self-reported diversity numbers to see the varying levels of women in those workplaces. The diversity policies and benefits programs of these three companies are discussed as well as available corporate statements regarding workforce diversity policies. Finally, utilizing information from programs proven to increase women’s participation and retention within SET roles, suggestions are provided, namely sponsorship of women in the workplace.