An Organizational Analysis of the Fedex Corp

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An Organizational Analysis of the FedEx Corp Kimberly D Frisbee BUS310 Human Resources Management Strayer University September 5, 2012 1. Describe the nature of the organization, its size, and any specific human resource challenges it faces. The FedEx Corporation started its journey as a concept in a term paper of then university student Fred Smith. Mr. Smith took his concept and started Federal Express in 1971 in Little Rock, AR. In 1973m the company relocated operations to Memphis, TN. Over the next several decades Federal Express became FedEx Corp the parent company for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Services. The FedEx Corp is a logistics organization with 290,000 employees worldwide. The Organizational Structure of the FedEx Corporation consists of an executive committee, operating company CEOs, International executives, and other key executives. For example Frederick W Smith, the President, Chairman and CEO of FedEx provide the strategic direction for all companies operating under the FedEx brand. In addition, each operating company has an assigned President and CEO; such as, David F. Rebholz providing strategic direction for FedEx Ground. As an organization with locations and employees spread out over the globe the FedEx Corporations Human Resource department has many issues to deal with, for instance, attracting qualified candidates for each operating company, retaining that talent, providing guidelines for managers dealing with cultural differences, diversity training for employees and management, overseeing and maintaining the benefits and compensation provided to employees. 2. Describe the major legal concerns of the organization and recommend how those concerns should be addressed. Some of the legal issues facing FedEx deal with the compensation and benefits the organization offers its employees. For

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