The Ideal Company to Work for

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Introduction………………………………………………………………………………2 Green Grown……...……………………………………………………………………...2 Business Strategy……………………..………………………………………………….3 HR Strategies and Policies……..…………………...……………………………………4 Corporate Strategy..…………..……………...……………..……………………………7 Trends……………………………................…………………………………………….8 My Ideal Workplace……………………………...………………………………………9 Works Cited……………………………………………………………………………..10

Introduction

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to design your ideal workplace, with everything that would satisfy you as an employee? There are so many varying organizations which are vastly diverse from one another and who adopt different strategies to make the organization successful. Human Resource Management is a fundamental division, which aids corporations in effectively pursuing their goal, and can have a great impact on a company’s success. Everyone has a different idea of what makes a company desirable to work for and it is finding this fit that makes going to work everyday an enjoyable venture.

Green Grown

If I were able to choose my ideal employer it would be in the Environmental Engineering sector. I chose this industry because I am passionate about the environment and using resources that can help us accomplish everyday tasks while minimizing our carbon footprint. Let’s call this fictitious company Green Grown, or for simplicity GG. GG has been operating for over 20 years and is well known in the community as a company focused on corporate social responsibility. Their main interest is heating fuel and vehicular fuel that is mainly created from organic waste and renewable resources. The company went public 10 years ago but has adopted a stakeholder approach in order to satisfy employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders. Because of this approach, employee satisfaction and retention are high. They have been very successful in the past and have become a leader in the industry. GG has been growing rapidly and they are hoping to open new plants in the next 5 years. There are a lot of older workers, filling senior positions, who are reaching the age of retirement and this has been a challenge GG has been faced with recently. A new CEO has been appointed who is hoping to flatten the organization and focus more on teams and an open environment, which fosters communication and innovation. GG is a large organization, which employs approximately 250 individuals. A company of this size will help me to develop my competencies by serving me new challenges including interacting with varying personalities and differing skill sets. Large organizations also have a vaster span of knowledge and ideas that can help to foster team-based learning and innovation. To aid in the recruitment of individuals who are passionate about alternative fuels and engineering, GG will be located in an industrial hub, close to competitors, which offers potential for networking and the adoption of new ideas. Along with this, GG is hoping to attract the best talent in the area to aid in their success and to help to sustain and develop their competitive advantage of low-emission fuel technology.

Business Strategy

The business strategy of GG is focused on gaining a strong competitive position, which its competitors find difficult to match. . A competitive advantage is made up of tangible and intangible assets as well as the firm’s capabilities. As mentioned above, GG’s competitive advantage in terms of its capabilities is its fuel-efficient technology which is superior to many of its rivals. Its long-standing success has awarded it the tangible asset of substantial capital and land. Along with this, the intangible asset of GG’s reputation is known throughout the community and industry as a socially responsible organization focused on the health of the planet and the people who live on it. As noted by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer, there are three reasons why CSR may be in the interests of a corporation: 1....
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