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Strategic Human Resource Management

In the session-long project, you will be asked to select a reference organization to use as a focus for your application of research ideas. This may be your choice of:

- Your current workplace
- A workplace with which you are not affiliated (now) but of which you have good knowledge (could be that of a friend or your Significant Other...)

For this group of 5 - Please use Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, or JCPenny's as the workplace (chose only one for all five assignments) - Thanks

Please note that you will not be asked to disclose any intimate or awkward material about any one you choose. Your confidentiality will be fully respected; no one but the instructor will see anything you write. If you have a non-traditional organization, you may need to be a bit creative in interpreting the assignments, but I think you'll find it's both stimulating and entertaining to try.

For the Module 1 component of the Project, please address the following issues in a paper:

What is your reference organization? What does it do?
What is your perception of the HR department at this organization? In what ways, if any, does it play a 'strategic' role?

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Strategic Human Resource Management: Wal-Mart


The selected organization for the analysis of the given problem is Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart is a global retail store which operates in the international market. The company is considered among the largest retail companies of the world (Wal-Mart, 2009). Wal-Mart runs discount stores all over the world. The company was established in 1962 and it has been continuing its business successfully, since then. The strategies of the company are to save money of the customers and proving better products to fulfill their demand and make them live better. Wal-Mart also runs supercenters at the global level. Currently, the company has more than 7000 stores all over the world.

Operations of Wal-Mart

With the help of the large number of stores, the company provides its services to more than 100 million customers all over the world. The company does its business in retail industry. It runs supercenters and discount stores all over the world. Wal-Mart is a kind of warehouse, which stores all the products associated with the daily needs of the people and business requirements. The operations of Wal-Mart mainly comprise three associate business subsidiaries namely, Wal-Mart International, Wal-Mart ...

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Human Resource Management

Describe the HR roles and responsibilities in an organization with which you are familiar. Explain how and where HR fits in your organization. Attach a copy of your organization's organizational chart, if available, to your paper. Use interviews with your HR representatives or staff persons, Web site articles, Electronic Reserve Readings (ERR) articles, and/or HR journal articles to support your paper

I have an organizational chart, but my company only has 18 employees and we have no HR department, and my last job was in the Army and we had no "HR" department in that organization either. So I have no experience with HR.

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