Mercedes Benz employees are provided with the rights to organizing themselves in labour unions. Mercedes has also being ensuring these rights to the countries where there is no protection of these rights by legislation. The collective bargaining agreements cover over 95 percent of the workforce in Germany and over 80 percent of the workforce globally. The German Labour Management Relations Act in Germany provides the co-determination rights being regulated by the Act that have been enacted with the staff of Mercedes Benz. The Mercedes had been working closely with representative of the staff both at a regional and international level. The Supervisory Board consisting of ten members represents the interest of the employees at the corporate level (Ewing 2014). Over and above, the process of continuous dialogue is maintained with the social partners of the Mercedes beyond the scope related to the legal co-determination rights.
Person specification/Competency profile
The person specification and competency profile of the Mercedes Benz employees, especially technical and accounting persons is described below.
Knowledge and Experience
It is essential of having experience in computerized contracts debtors system. He/she must be able to use Word and Outlook and detailed experience in Excel. The person should be experienced in accounting reconciliation. The knowledge of Credit Control and Bad Debt provisions are also essential as well as knowledge on individual budgets (Grant 1998).
The specific skills that are needed are:
The skills related to the Numerate. It includes quick and accurate with figures and must be working under pressure. The personality should be mature with a requirement of the ability to be working with own initiative. The employees in Mercedes Benz must be possessing good interpersonal skills and being adept to influence and liaison with the non-departmental staff (Crosby 1990).
The employees of the Mercedes Benz must be possessing good communication skills with clear written and verbal skills. The skills required for the employees of Mercedes Benz include asserting and being confident and not having inhibition to ask, learning and adapting oneself. The employees of Mercedes Benz should also be good team worker (Halcrow 1992).