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tep 1: Review Foundation Research Reports

Visit this foundation's Web site, selecting the "Complimentary Resources" tab and then the tabs listed below, reviewing content available as these resources will be used during the course. Explore the following tabs:

Effective Practice Guidelines: These are concise, research-based resources commonly used by practicing human resources professionals.
Executive Briefings: These are excellent summaries of information on key human resource topics and initiatives.
Research Reports: These are white papers examining contemporary human resources issues.
Step 2: Select a Company

Select a current company from this Web site to serve as the focal point of research and analysis during this course. You must notify the instructor of your choice of company by Tuesday of Week 2. You may NOT change the company selected during the course.

Step 3: Web Site In-Depth Review

About Section

Review information on the company's mission, core values, history, leadership, and strategy.
Review the company's history and examine its global presence in terms of production, facilities, manpower and corporate social responsibility.
Review the company's products or services, examining possible differences by geographic region or subsidiary/division.
Review the company's use of technology, examining possible differences by geographic region, product, subsidiary/division, or functional department (marketing, legal, information services, human resources, advertising, etc.).
Review the company's human resources philosophy and examine the demographics of its workforce, paying close attention to policies or practices relative to diversity, affirmative action, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.
Investor Relations Section

Download and read the most recent SEC Form 10K, Annual Report, focusing on the Management Discussion and Analysis section and human capital related costs detailed in the financial statements and related footnotes.
Download and read the most recent SEC Form DEF15A, Proxy Statement, focusing on Executive Compensation, the Report of the Compensation Committee, and compensation plans up for vote or ratification by shareholders, if any.
Download and read Press Releases published over past 24 months, noting strategic initiatives that involve or affect human capital.
Careers Section

Review Careers Landing Page and examine content that communicates the company's people philosophy and shares insights on what it is like to work at the company.
Review the company's approach to recruiting experienced hires, job positing process, and college recruiting.
Review the company's compensation philosophy and its approach to total rewards.
Step 3: Assessment of the Current Human Resources Environment

Based on analysis of information obtained in Steps 1-3, prepare a professionally written report assessing the current human resources environment, suitable for presentation to the senior executives of the company. Your report should present your assessment of the human resource management topics listed below, indicating the impact of each on the company. The body of the report should be 8-10 pages excluding title, references page(s), and any appendices.

Employee Engagement Strategies
Global Talent Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Human Resource Technology
Employment Law and Human Rights Issues
Emerging Trends in Human Resource Management
Human Capital Challenges in the 21st Century
Best Practices in Human Resource Management
References

Fortune 500 2014. (2015). Fortune. Retrieved from http://fortune.com/fortune500/

SHRM Foundation. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.shrm.org/foundation

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The response addressed the query is posted in 2031 words with APA References.

//A particular foundation has some guidelines that all the organizations working under it have to follow strictly. In the same line, SHRM foundation has also framed some guidelines, and the review of its guidelines has been done in the following discussion.//

SHRM Foundation -

SHRM Foundation was found in the year 1966 that falls under the category of 501(c) (3), which is the most common type of tax immune non-profit organization. SHRM Foundation is affiliated with Society for Human Resource Management but is not funded by SHRM member dues and is a lawfully separated organization. The Volunteer Board of Directors governs this foundation who are the HR professionals including representatives, academics, and practitioners from SHRM.
After selecting 'Contemporary Resources' tab on SHRM Foundation website, three tabs reviewed are as follows:

Effective Practice Guidelines: Effective Practice Guideline tab highlights the crucial research findings for busy HR professionals and students in a brief and easy to use interface. It is an exceptional resource that is used by HR professionals and line managers, and it is also used for classroom purpose (SHRM Foundation, 2015). These guidelines provide the practical document for the professionals and students based on the well-constructed research. This tab also provides a list of report titles, which can be downloaded for gaining more information.

Executive Briefing: Executive Briefing outlines appropriate human capital research, as well as, expert viewpoints in order to present a brief overview of each topic related to HR (SHRM Foundation, 2015). These brief overviews are about 3-4 pages that are ideal for sharing with line managers and senior leadership managers as it provides a quick learning about each subject through complimentary briefing.

Research Report: Research Report tab consists of several research reports that can be accessible and used by HR professionals, as well as, the students (SHRM Foundation, 2015).

//From the list of the companies provided in the SHRM Foundations Website, PepsiCo has been selected in order to review the entire organization along with its specifications including mission, values, history and other aspects.//
The company that has been selected from SHRM Foundation website to serve the focal point of the research and analysis is PepsiCo (Fortune 500, 2015).

Mission: The mission of the company is to be the prime consumer product across the globe and provide their customers with affordable, complementary, healthy, convenient and delicious foods and beverages (PepsiCo, 2015). The organization is committed to invest in the employees, as well as, the communities and provides growth opportunities to its employees, communities, and business partners to assist the organization for sustainable and long-term growth.
Core Value: Core value of the organization is to attain sustainable growth, which is fundamental to encourage and measure the success of the company (PepsiCo, 2015). The value and philosophy of the company also reflect that it is socially and environmentally responsible organization. The organization is committed to deliver sustained growth through the authorized people who act responsibly and build trust in the people (PepsiCo, 2015).

History: PepsiCo is an American food and beverages company, which was established through the merger of two companies Pepsi-Cola and Fritto-Lays. The recipe of Pepsi was developed by Caleb Bradham in 1880s, which soon gained popularity; therefore, the recipe was registered a patent in the year 1903 (PepsiCo, 2015). In the 1960s, the company introduced Tortilla chips of Doritos brand, which became popular in the US. The company also expanded its market in Japan and Eastern Europe. During the period of the 1970s, PepsiCo acquired several other brands such as Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and also introduced diet colas and became the top cold drink brand in the supermarkets. PepsiCo was the first company that marketed, produced, and sold its products in the Soviet Union and also introduced recyclable, lightweight, and plastic bottles in the market (PepsiCo, 2015).

During the 1980s, company acquired Walker Crisps and Smith Crisps and entered in the Fortune 500 ranking list in the top 25. The company also acquired Mug Root Beer, purchased Kentucky Fried Chicken and was listed on the Tokyo stock exchange (PepsiCo, 2015). The company entered into the market of China and also launched Diet Pepsi Free, which was caffeine free cold drink. PepsiCo further expanded its market in several countries; it also acquired many brands and introduced different products (PepsiCo, 2015). At present, the company has completed its 50 successful years as the food and beverage company.

Leadership: The core strength of the organizations is its people and PepsiCo has the best executive leadership teams that are responsible for the success of the company and these leaders also renew the talent pipeline of the company (PepsiCo, 2015). Some of the strong leaders are as follows:

Indra K. Nooyi (Chairman and Chief Executive officer)
Jon Banner (Executive Vice President, Communications)
Oswald Barckhahn (President, North America Nutrition)
Umran Beba and Rich Beck (Senior Vice Presidents)
Albert P. Carey (Chief Executive Officer, North America, Beverages)
Sanjeev Chadha (Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Middle East and North Africa) (PepsiCo, 2015)

Strategy: PepsiCo emphasizes on delivering strategies used by PepsiCo in order to accomplish the growth year by year. The strategies used by PepsiCo are described as follows:

PepsiCo continuously expands its snacks business in the global regions.
PepsiCo also ensures that its global beverages attain profitable growth; therefore, the company uses its R&D to develop nutritious, tasty and zero or low-calorie beverages.
PepsiCo strongly focuses on its 'Power of One' strategy that strengthens the brand equity of the company, as well as, builds economies of scale and provides the competitive advantage. 'Power of One' strategy extends to the unique ability to connect with the customers and value chain.
Another strategy of PepsiCo is 'Good for You' that means the company provides nutritious products such as low-fat dairy, vegetables, whole grains, sugar, and saturated fat with dietary requirements, nuts and fruits.
PepsiCo also delivers the environment sustainability goals by effectively utilizing the resources such as land, energy and water.

PepsiCo has made its presence worldwide and has global divisions such as PepsiCo Asia, Middle East, Africa, America, Europe (Pepsico, 20115). PepsiCo divisions are further categorized into different businesses such as Sabritas, Tropicana, Frito-Lays, Pepsi Beverages and more. The company has its distribution and manufacturing facilities, as well as, also has a diverse workforce with approximately 271,000 employees (Forbes, 2015). PepsiCo actively emphasizes on its corporate social responsibility and contributes to the society, as well as, the environment. PepsiCo contributes to society and environment by conserving natural resources such as water, eliminating solid waste, reducing greenhouse gases and providing nutritious products to its customers (Sustainability Report, 2014).

PepsiCo offers a wide range of products under its beverages and snacks, which are distributed according to the customer taste, occasion, and geographic regions. The diverse range of products includes Mountain Dew, Slice, Aquafina, Diet Pepsi, Mug Cream Soda, Lipton Iced Tea, Starbucks DoubleShot, Tropicana Twister sodas, Lay's potato chips, Fritos corn chips, Ruffles potato chips, ...

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The expert examines a foundation research report. The response addressed the query is posted in 2031 words with APA References.

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