Apple Incorporated Recruitment Process
Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and manufactures consumer electronics and computer software products. The widely known hardware products include Macintosh computers, the iPod, and the iPhone. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system, the iTunes media browser, the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software, the iWork suite of productivity software, Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products, and Logic Studio, a suite of audio tools. The company operates more than 350 retail stores in nine countries, and an online store where hardware and software products are sold (http://www.apple.com) Recruitment Process:
Being the head of Apple Corporation Human Resource Department, Andrew Saatchi revealed that Apple Corporation is always searching to recruit world-class individuals for a rapidly growing, world class company such as theirs. But recruitment of people for the company is not his task alone. According to Young and Simon (2005) he has more than 100 hundred people in the HR department whose task is to recruit people with excellent IT track records and committed to pursue personal growth and development in the field of computing. People are attracted to Apple because the company has a program that recognizes the best of its employees. Apple created the Apple Fellows program and the Apple Fellows are those who have made extraordinary technical or leadership contributions to personal computing while at the company. (Simon, 2005) Based on the analysis of Spector (2005) Apple Company is determined to recruit only the best people n the industry. So when a technician told Saatchi that he had just discouraged his neighbor from applying for a job at Apple, Saatchi was pleased. In the judgment of the technician, recruiting his neighbor would hurt the company. (Spector, 2005) According to Harreld...
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