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Free scale is a semiconductor manufacturing company.
Free scale has developed an elaborated and extensive set of metrics in order tomanage its 24000 employees in 30 countries.
To them; retaining employees is the top priority.
To them, if a tenured employee walks out of the door its not just the personleaving, it’s that persons skills, network and knowledge.
Free scale holds its line managers accountable for recruiting, hiring and retainingemployees.
Patel (Director Global Talent) provides census data to its line managers but at theend of the day its the responsibility is theirs.
Patel also provides benchmark data to its managers so that they can compare their effectiveness with other units.
Q: 1 Why do you think Freescale focuses on metrics? Why don’t more organizationfollow its approach?ANS:
Since, Freescale is a large organization with employees up to 24,000 and spreadacross 30 countries. To collect, rearrange and display the statistics for line managers toevaluate huge data matrices has always been the best possible solution. This also helpsthem retain employees by looking into their core competencies, and talent needs requiredfor the project.
Huge collection of data
Difficult to maintainQ: 2 As a manager, would you want to be accountable for the acquisition andretention of employees you supervise? Why or Why not?Ans:
Yes, I would like to be accountable for employees I have acquired myself. This giveme more space to control employees I have hired, this also help the manager to retainthose employees who they have acquired after looking at their skills and talents.
Q: 3 In general, what do you think are the advantages and limitations of suchmetrics?Ans:
Foremost the main advantage of the metrics is that it arranges huge data in a verypresentable way, which in turn is very easy to analyze and interpret.On the other hand it has some limitation as well, initially though it elaborates a lot on myother factors but very little difference can be seen on the same column of the metricsmaking it ineffective if you are to compare on only one standard.

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