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Case Study 1Q1: Describe the HRM practices that were conducted at House Smart. What evidence is there that the four key roles of an HR manager were applied? What impact did this have on organizational growth and survival?(a) The HRM practices were not very much followed in the company. Following are the few HRM practices that were used in the company.Social gathering of employeesGood relationship among employees and managementMotivating employees by treating them like a familySelection among the existing employees (Jane was selected)Leadership (Leader was only Colin)Centralized decision making (by Colin)(b) There was no evidence that the four key roles of HR manager were applied. The company was not following any HR practices in their management, and Colin as a leader and as a HR manager was not so impressive to apply HR practices.(c) As the HR practices were not followed and the key HR roles were also not applied this thing damages the organization growth. Company was affected badly due to the HR roles were not applied. The employees were not performing well and there was no job description available for the employees. Lack of planning was there due to which they don't know what to do in specific conditions. The reason the company was struggling for the survival was due to the HR problems in the company. If the HR management was good then company may not go to decline. . Due to these unsuitable HR practices and inefficient management, the House .mart Furniture Company suffered bankruptcy and had to shut down its office in Hong Kong.Q2: Analyze the life cycle of the organization and compare it with the HR planning and forecasting needs to encourage growth and sustainability. What influence would effective HR planning have had on House Smart's latest expansion strategy?The life cycle of the organization is simple one. Firstly the company was going very well. The profits were high and the growth was substantial. Then the company decided to expand its business by opening sales office in Hong Kong without any feasibility and proper study of the environment. Due to which problems arise and the company growth decreases and there was substantial loss in terms of market share.The HR planning which is the ongoing process of systematic planning to achieve optimum use of an organization's most valuable asset - its human resources. The objective of HR planning is to ensure the best fit between employees and jobs, while avoiding manpower shortages or surpluses. There was a need of HR planning and forecasting to encourage growth and stability. Because by HR planning the issues that arises in the company can be eliminated and by forecasting the upcoming events and trends, difficulties and opportunities one company can easily adjust itself according to the changed environment.If HR planning was made it has a great positive effect on the latest expansion strategy of the company because the main problem in the Hong Kong was the HR. if a proper way was followed in...

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