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Running head: Florida Company Fastens Its Sights on Global Growth

Florida Company Fastens Its Sights on Global Growth

Brandy Taylor

Kaplan University

MT203-05: Human Resource Management

Professor Eric Freeman

September 6, 2010

Florida Company Fastens Its Sights on Global Growth

The case study in Managing Human Resources textbook states, Robert Kilbey has been in business since been doing business since the 1960’s, and becoming Walton County’s largest and most stable employers. Now forty-two years later his son is expanding the business and taking it international. Robert’s is very clear that he does not just hire anyone and that instead of laying off any employees or doing a mass and quick hiring they will work short weeks and cross-train all employees. This for him has worked for the forty years and with the company going international and out-sourcing, they will not have any jobs disappear.

Review/ Analysis of the Case

Professional Products’ sells product that they are very particular about and make sure that they give their customers nothing less than the best. With this, they also hold this same high standard when hiring their employees. They want long-term reliable employees and will not hire anything less. After being in business for forty-two years, they are going to go global and use possible out-sourcing for some jobs. This can cause current employees to fear for their jobs, however, Robert Kilbey will not let any of his current employees go and will cross-train them on other jobs so that they will still have employment.


Bohlander, G., Snell, S. (2007). Managing Human Resources, Fourteenth Edition. Mason, OH:

Thomson South-Western

Running head: Nike: Hiring Gets Off on the Right Foot

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