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HRM, training, development, selection and recruitment

Background:
The company your team works for is expanding operations into a foreign market and is considering multiple countries. The Director of HR has been tasked with determining what the HR department needs to do to align itself with this new direction. She has asked your team to conduct research in several key areas to generate ideas on how to proceed.

Topic A: Recruitment and Selection
List at least one article related to this topic. Provide a brief explanation of why it was selected and what specific advice it offers the HR manager.

Topic B: HR Skills Sets and Gap Analysis
List at least one article related to this topic. Provide a brief explanation of why it was selected and what specific advice it offers the HR manager. As you research this topic, be sure to consider the effect of organizational structure.

Topic C: Training and Development
List at least one article related to this topic. Provide a brief explanation of why it was selected and what specific advice it offers the HR manager.

Please add articles from Harvard journal and or research magazines.

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STEP 1

On article on recruitment and selection:
The article selected by me is http://www.accel-team.com/human_resources/hrm_02.html

The reason for the selection of the article is that this piece clearly explains the steps that need to be taken before recruitment, ascertaining the need for recruitment. I have seen in some companies that recruitment is undertaken almost routinely without assessing the needs of the company or the needs of the different department.
Then this piece describes in a lucid manner the recruitment process, the sources of recruitment starting with the internal resources. The article gives specific advise to the HR manager about the important need for pre-employment medical checking, the process of sending out appointment letters and then to the selection process. I have selected this article because it gives specific advise to the HR manager about criteria for selection ...

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