The Home Depot: Since 1978

The Home Depot: Since 1978

Running head: Home Depot

Home Depot

Bryan Cona


Rochester College

The Home Depot was founded in 1978 by Pat Farrah, Ron Brill, Arthur Blank, and Bernie Marcus. Home Depot specializes in selling a large variety of home improvement products to the public such as tools, lumber, paint hardware, appliances, garden supplies, and plumbing equipment. In 2008 the total number of employees working for Home Depot was at a staggering 331,000. Also Home Depot is not just limited to the United States of America anymore as stores have been opened in outside countries such as Canada, Mexico, China, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. Home Depot over the years has grown to become the largest home improvement retailer in the entire United States, and the second largest general retailer in the United States only behind number one Wal-Mart. Total revenue earned by the company in the year 2006 was at $90.837 billion with a net income at $5.761 billion dollars. Marketing techniques by Home Depot have contributed to their success over the years. A website on the World Wide Web which attracts 120 million visitors a year, along with sponsorship deals that include everything from Nascar to the United States Olympics have given Home Depot worldwide recognition by the vast public. Although none of these great accomplishments would be possible without a strong employee work base, and most people get their start with the company by going through a recruiting process administered by the Home Depot organization itself. Many top workers get their start here, and it’s essential for any potential Home Depot employee to go through this process to help them gain a better understanding of what would be expected of them if hired.
Recruitment is the process of seeking and attracting a pool of people from which qualified candidates for job vacancies can be chose. One key factor in the recruiting process is when an...

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