Strategic Plan of Delta Airlines
Strategic Plan of Delta AirlinesStrategic Plan of Delta Airlines
Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta) is an air carrier based in Atlanta, Georgia that provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States and around the world. The Company offered customers service to destinations with Delta and Delta Connection carrier service to 321 destinations in 58 countries in January 2008. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offered more than 500 weekly flights to 63 destinations in January 2008. It is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with worldwide destinations, flights and services.
Through the late 1970’s and 1980’s, Delta Air Lines worked to establish its name as the premier U.S. airline for customer service. The foundation of Delta’s customer service was based on a company with a culture of “southern hospitality” and employees who went above and beyond the call of duty. The company’s human resource strategy helped build the skills, motivation and opportunities for employees to deliver great customer service, and that allowed Delta to attract business travelers who paid premium prices for travel (Wright, 2008). Delta’s success shows just how important HR strategy can be, especially in its impact on company performance (Wright, 2008).
The information published on Delta’s offers a great deal of information about the company, culture, and the benefits to jobseekers. Furthermore, the website provides an abundance of information about the pre-hire process, benefits and perks, and feedback from current employees about the company and job satisfaction. Delta uses the branded messaging approach, they make it known that they seek to recruit specific types of applicants for both professionals and skilled laborers. The current strategic plans of Delta Airlines will be analyzed to identify current HR initiatives that are currently utilized. The initiatives will further be examined to determine if their...