QAO Alignment of HRM and Business Strategies (ORIGINAL PAPER) - 72719

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Assignment 1: Alignment of HRM and Business Strategies

Select a publicly traded company to research and evaluate its Human Resource (HR) and business strategy, HR department job positions, and ways it markets its company regarding human capital. Some company Websites that provide this information are listed below:


•           Marriott:


•           Allstate:


•           State Farm:


•           Ford Motor Company:




Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:


1.         Propose how you would ensure the HR strategy is in alignment with the business strategy.


2.         Describe the HR job positions and the responsibilities listed for that HR department.


3.         Determine which HR job positions you would prefer and explain why.


4.         Analyze how the selected company can establish HRM strategies to improve competitive advantages.


5.         Propose three (3) ways that the company can increase diversity.


6.         Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, Google and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources, and that includes your text.


7.         Do not Google, but you should and/or must use articles that are peer reviewed from scholarly journals, principally found in the EbscoHost database to support your point of view or views in your written assignments.  The objective here is to learn how to do solid academic research as a graduate student.


8.         Web sites and/or articles that are not from scholarly journals will not be accepted as sources to be utilized in your papers.