Fit 4 Life is a fitness chain throughout the United States. They recently decided to open up
four new gyms in Florence, Italy, with the objective of growing the organization globally and
establishing an international presence.
The premise of Fit 4 Life’s strategy is that clients use gyms as a social event. They promote
clubs, small groups and large events throughout the month to encourage clients to come
together socially as well as to work out. Each club has a general manager and 3-5 fitness
instructors who provide support for the clients and the events.
The organization has decided to use this expansion as a pilot project and if all goes well, they
will consider spreading out across Europe and South America. This is a strategic endeavor, so
it is important that the organization finds an effective formula to operate successfully in the
The organization has hired you to provide consultation on how they should proceed.
This assignment allows you to demonstrate mastery of the course outcomes 3 and 4:
• Identify the key challenges and trends in the changing globalized workforce in order to
implement effective human resource practices
• Analyze and assess global human resource policies, practices, and functions in order to
meet an organization’s goals and objectives while maintaining the values and traditions of
the local culture
You are part of the HR department. Your supervisor asks you to write a memo to
management that explains recruiting, selecting and staffing U.S. and Local employees for the
new clubs. Some of the questions they would like to see addressed are:
1. What are the different sources of staffing and which one would be recommended for
these new clubs? (Both the general manager and the instructors)
2. How should recruiting be carried out?
3. What kind of selection process should be used?
4. Create a Job Description for the manager’s role.
Respond to the management with a memo. HOWEVER, WHAT YOU TURN IN WILL LOOK VERY
MUCH LIKE A PROPER APA-FORMATTED PAPER. Respond to each question and give a
suggestion on how the club should proceed.
Be sure to support your suggestions with both the literature and current facts or statistics
that you research for this task, as well as information from the course. You should use at
least three REFERENCES from OUTSIDE the class materials.
As this fitness club expands internationally, it will encounter specific challenges in this changing globalized workforce. The ability to communicate effectively has posed problems for most of these organizations. Moreover, the differences in talents in various regions mean that organizations looking to expand must indulge in talent diversity management programs. Furthermore, firms have to abide by local laws, and this might change how they operate. Therefore, HR managers need training in international HRM to help them deal with these issues.