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Employee Relations Practices

➢ Loan- to Loan Program for employees (each Apple employee can borrow an Apple II to use at home, then after a year was theirs to keep) - provides an insight into the Apple philosophy Apple (an anti-establishment company) nurtures talents so that great things could be accomplished. Rules were things meant to be broken, as symbolized by the pirate flag Jobs raised before team meetings. In retrospect, Apple's mistake wasn't bringing on a new CEO in 1983 to help manage the company's growth.. .the mistake was bringing in a CEO who wasn't a good fit with the company culture.

➢ Apple is really “Apple-centric” in its staffing. Approx 50% of Apple store staff come from pre-exiting stores (such as the US and UK for the Sydney store) Positions at the Apple store are part time initially In retrospect, Apple's mistake wasn't bringing on a new CEO in 1983 to help manage the company's growth.. .the mistake was bringing in a CEO who wasn't a good fit with the company culture. 21,600 employees work at Apple Talented senior executives and product managers who share a common vision for what the company is about. One of Jobs' talents is hiring and grooming talented people who are committed to executing that vision.

➢ The majority of Apple's employees have been located in the United States but Apple has substantial manufacturing, sales, marketing, and support organisations worldwide, and some engineering operations in Paris and Tokyo. Training for Apple stores occurs at Cupertino HQ Apple celebrates diverse experience and backgrounds - focuses on finding the best talent Apple seeks certain personality types and those enthusiastic about technology Daily and quarterly staff briefings.

➢ Employment Relations Cupertino HQ employs in the following areas: Engineering Marketing Sales Legal HR AppleCare.

➢ Employment Relations Marketing advertises as follows: “prompting the competition to emulate...
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