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Strategic Audit

Complete the following Sections of a Strategic Audit for http://www.thekrogerco.com/

Complete SWOT, IFAS, EFAS,and TOWS using Excel. Then analyze Kroger's Human Resources Management (HRM) and the Information Systems (IS)

What strategies would you recommend for Kroger's regarding their Human Resources Management and Information Systems ( Example: What are the corporation's current HRM and IS objectives, strategies, and programs)

1. What policies should be developed/revised
2. What is the impact of these recommendations

Describe the implementation of the strategies you recommend.

Please cite references.

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The response addresses the queries posted in 1554 words with references.

//Before writing about a business's strategies to survive in the market, we have to consider the firm's services and its market. We should know in what kind of environment, this business is functioning. So firstly, we will write about business under the heading of introduction, for example: //


The Kroger is an American company which is a retail supermarket chain. It was founded by Bernard Henry Kroger in the year 1883 in Cincinnati, Ohio. During the financial year 2008, the company recorded around US $70 billion in sales. According to volume, it is presently the second-largest grocery retailer in the country. The company stands at the third position in the retail market after Wal-Mart and Home Depot. The company has made a number of acquisitions all over the world and has developed a wide network of its retail markets all over USA. It also has the largest network of the private label manufacturing in US (Kroger, 2008).

The paper will focus on the major human resource management and information technology practices in the Kroger Company. It discusses the objectives, strategies and the programs of these two fields. It also explains the important policies of HRM and information technology and the implementation of these policies in the organization. The paper also gives a table of the SWOT analysis of the company.

//Above, we have discussed about Kroger Inc., which is a part of the retail supermarket industry and having a good business network in Cincinnati, Ohio. As per the directions, now we will discuss about the strategy related to the Human resource in the company. In this concern, firstly we have to gain an understanding about HR and HR planning. This will help you to gain knowledge about the HR functions of the company. //

HR Strategies

The company has around 290,000 active associates and it also has many agreements that define the pay and benefits. The company also has an effective payroll system along with various collective bargaining agreements. The vision of the company is to implement the human resource services. It manufactures the products according to the requirements of the customers. The company follows a proper HR planning and runs the organization as per HR policies and guidelines. The Kroger Company also gives attractive bonus and competitive salaries to its employees (Kroger, 2008).

The company should increase its incentive plans for the employees and should provide various insurance plans to the employees like health insurance, life insurance etc. It should provide paid vacations to the employees and should improve ...

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The response addresses the queries posted in 1554 words with references.