1. Why do you think the partners are comfortable with Sue’s ideas for improving the recruitment process but antagonistic to her ideas on employee development once employees are hired?
2. Has Sue misjudged the context in which she is now working or has she rightly started a healthy process of challenging the traditional culture in this firm? Does her concept of ‘best practice’ show sensitivity to the importance of cost-effectiveness when it comes to evaluating ideas for HR policies? Why/why not?
3. Do you have any comments to make on how:
a) the partners have managed Sue so far?
b) Sue has approached her relationship with the partners?