Alexander Mann Solution Case Study

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Industry Leader. Alexander Mann Solutions is currently an industry leader in Europe and would like to retain this title in the Americas, precisely in the United States. According to Pearce & Robinson (p.192, 2011), firms most often measure their success in the marketplace through the advantage they have over the competition. This advantage is not only viewed by measuring sales and market shares, but also through technology. With the constant change in technology, Alexander Mann Solutions always strive to be innovative in the delivery of their services. They utilize venues such as social media (Twitter, Facebook) in order to reach passive candidates as well as retain their interest. Alexander Mann Solution highly values authenticity and passion…show more content…
A generic strategy is a ‘core idea about how a firm can best compete in the marketplace (Pearce & Robinson, p.195, 2011)’. In order to competitive, firms must be able to control their costs and create differentiation with their products and services. Cost control within an organization applies to several areas. In the case of Alexander Mann Solutions, it will apply to operational expenses, such as salaries as well as fixed costs. One of the advantages of controlling costs is the ability to provide services at a lower cost and still benefit from the higher profit margins. Unfortunately Alexander Mann Solutions has not been able to create effective strategies enabling organizational costs to be at a…show more content…
Although great progress is being made, the firm however has areas to improve. One of the major areas to be improved on is cost control. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, emphasized the need to control cost as it greatly impacts the growth of the organization. While cutting cost however, firms must pay attention to its consumers as well as employees as these stakeholders are mostly impacted by the change. An implemented cost strategy must be a sustainable one in order to survive through an economic depression. Alexander Mann Solutions can build on their innovative strategies, creating improvements directly impact company costs. Also the firm can leverage the training programs in place by tailoring the training to topics such as career progression and time management. It is important for employees to make a connection between their productivity, absenteeism and career progression. Employees are more willing to work hard if they see a reward. Finally cost can be controlled by Alexander Mann Solutions by doing a regular headcount assessment. Although difficult, it is imperative for the firm to assess headcount on each account as the business
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