Give three specific examples of multinational corporations in your area. Check on the Internet or with each firm to determine in what countries these firms have operations. Explain the nature of some of their operations, and summarize whatever you can find out about their international employee selection and training HR policies.
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Three multinational corporations in my area are:
1. McDonalds Corp.
2. Starbucks Corporation
3. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
McDonalds has global operations; this includes operations in the USA, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, as well as Latin America. The Company is a QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) chain. They sell hamburgs, fish sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and wraps, salads, soft ice cream sundaes, french fries, breakfast offerings, various drinks, and they have their specialty coffee McCafes.
Concerning Human Resources, McDonalds looks for enthusiastic and motivated, responsible people as employees. They offer comprehensive training programs and ample opportunities for advancement. They also offer careers for veterans.The Company offers their management training and education programs. With this, an individual can earn up to 46 credit hours toward their two or four -year degree.
Starbucks Corporation also has worldwide operations. Some of the countries they operate in are the U.S.A., Canada, Spain, Japan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), New Zealand, Sweden, Turkey, Thailand, Qatar, and a host of others. The Company's product offerings include coffee, tea, hand-crafted specialty beverages, baked pastries, iced drinks, salads, sandwiches, oatmeal, as well as yogurt parfaits.
Concerning Human Resources, Starbucks offers barista positions and management positions in their outlets. They offer opportunities for advancement as well. The Company additionally offers employees their Thrive Wellness Program, the Elite Athlete Assistance Program, Internal recognition programs, career sabbaticals, and discounted merchandise at Starbucks and other retailers. Their training programs focus on an employee learning about coffee. This is typically by way of coffee tasting and roasting events. They look for focused, reliable, and energetic employees looking to grow with the Company.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates internationally in the U.S, Canada, Mexico, South America, Africa, Britain, and Asia. The Company is a department store and food retailer. They market in bricks and mortar locations and on the Internet as well. Their operations also include restaurants, discount stores, supermarkets, warehouse clubs, and Sams Clubs.
Concerning Human Resources, Wal-Mart offers Corporate, Stores/Clubs, Distribution/Transportation, Drivers, Pharmacy/Optometry, eCommerce, as well as Global Sourcing career opportunities. The Company's training programs offer mobility, career advancement, and they help employees plan their career path across multiple disciplines within the organization. Wal-Mart looks for dedicated individuals looking to build a career and learn within a retail, fast-moving environment.
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