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Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness of Apple In

Use the organization Apple Inc.
Briefly describe the organization and a key aspect of its strategy.
Describe an HR program that would support and further its strategy and effectiveness - this should be a compensation, recruiting, selection, coaching/training/development, or diversity program.
Develop at least one strategic metric that could be used to assess the effectiveness of that program (look to the Holmes, 2005, and Becker and Huselid, 2003 articles for examples and ideas for ways to design metrics).
Discuss how this relates to the organization's strategy, and how it might differ from a benchmarking metric for the same program.

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Brief Description of Apple Inc

In April 1976, Apple was created by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in a garage (http://www.fundinguniverse.com) with $1,300. Apple, according to Datamonitor (2008) designs, develops and markets computers, software, peripherals, network solutions, digital music players, as well as other related accessories. With the its headquarters located in California, Apple operates mainly in the US employing more than 21,600 employees and recording $24,006 million in revenue during the fiscal year ended September 2007 (Datamonitor, 2008). In the 1980s, Apple rose to fame but experiences some challenges in the 1990s (http://www.fundinguniverse.com). http://www.fundinguniverse.com stated that in the 21st century, however, Apple has once again increased its level of fame by concentrating on lower cost uniquely designed computers. The objective of this paper is to discuss the human resources and organizational effectiveness of Apple Inc.

Description of a key aspect of Apple Inc's Strategy (Branding)

One key aspect of Apple Inc's strategy is to use its brand, according to http://www.marketingminds.com, to compete in several highly competitive markets such as computers, ...

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Apple has once again increased its level of fame by concentrating on lower cost uniquely designed computers. The objective of this paper is to discuss the human resources and organizational effectiveness of Apple Inc.

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