You learned about how a firmâ€™s business strategy and talent philosophy shape its HR strategy, which then influences the firmâ€™s staffing strategy. After Ryan and Ann learned about this process, they felt that the company needed to develop a more formal talent philosophy of its own to shape its HR and staffing strategy. They have asked you for your recommendations. Chapter 2 and Tables 2-4 and 2-5 should help you identify key components of an appropriate talent philosophy, human resource strategy, and staffing philosophy for Chernâ€™s. Be sure to consider the companyâ€™s business strategy and competitive advantage, life stage, and the companyâ€™s values and culture when making your recommendations. You should also clarify how putting the right talent in the companyâ€™s sales associate positions can create a competitive advantage for Chernâ€™s.