Title: JOB DESCRIPTIONS AT HITEK & DOWNSIZING: ANATHEMA TO CORPORATE LOYALTY
Institution: Grantham University Instructor: Barbara Davis Student: Franessa Wilson Date: March 26, 2013
Case Study: Job Descriptions at Hitek Based on what you know about high-tech companies, what are some likely strategic objectives for HITEK? Given these what should be the objectives of HITEK’s HR department? Do you think these are the objectives that guide the behaviors of Rains? Explain.
A strategic objective is one that an organization must achieve to make its strategy succeed. Strategic objectives for Hitek are
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