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Strategic HRM

About Vermont Industries Wrought Iron (from their main web-site): Vermont Industries Wrought Iron

We are a wrought iron company that started in 1971. The current owners have been here since 1993. In 1998, we were named "Vermont Small Business of the Year 1998" by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Not only are we recognized across the US for having the largest selection of wrought in the Northeast, but we are also known in other parts of the world. We can find almost any type of wrought iron that could fall into the category of home accessories. Please call/email/fax/ us your requirements.

Visit Vermont Industries Wrought Iron Superstore web-site.

Then, respond to the issues raise below and integrate your module background materials, other materials you might find on the web, and your previous course material.

In this article, there is just a brief outline of how strategy might influence the owners' approach to managing their small business.

Given your comprehensive exposure to HR, assume that the owners have hired you to provide them with a report on how strategic HRM might be important to them and how they might utilize its principles.

Assume that they have grown beyond the 3 employees that they mention here, and now have 4 employees (3 full-time, 1 part-time) but consider expansion a possibility given their success.

I need at least two pages from you - so that I can elaborate on your topics to create a 4-5 pages report.

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Strategic HRM is extremely important for a growing firm like Vermont wrought iron which is transforming itself from a small, family based organization to a larger scale business. In other words, the growing scale and nature of business has made it important for the organization to view human resource management from a strategic perspective.

Even though it might appear that the organization is too small to think in terms of strategic HRM, the dream to become a national and global player via expansion will eventually require the organization to evaluate HRM from a strategic perspective.

The importance of human resource management cannot be undervalued in today's intensely competitive global market place. The reason for this is that there is a very small margin for error from becoming a market leader to becoming a market joke. A lot of emphasizes is now put on good human resource management, as it is the difference between employing a qualified work ...

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Strategic HRM is extremely important for a growing firm like Vermont wrought iron which is transforming itself from a small, family based organization to a larger scale business.

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