Assignment on the Human Resource Management in Organization

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Running head: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENTHuman Resource Management AssignmentName of the Student:Name of the University:Author Note:
2HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENTTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................2Background of Sainsbury’s and identified issue.............................................................................2Review of the literature...................................................................................................................3Explanation......................................................................................................................................4Results of analysis...........................................................................................................................5Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................7Recommendations............................................................................................................................7Reference List..................................................................................................................................9
3HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENTIntroductionThis study deals with managing redundancy in Sainsbury’s. Organizational redundancy isone of the issues recently in every organization. In this particular assignment, proper emphasishas been given to understand how redundancy can be managed at Sainsbury’s so that thecompany can attain future goals as well as objectives. Sainsbury’s is one of the supermarketretail giant in UK that are facing a string of tribunal cases that follows redundancy attributesfrom past years (Sainsburys.com 2017). This supermarket retail chain faced more than 100 casesnationwide that refers to redundancy activities. It was claimed by the lawyers that the companydid not follow the proper procedures in their business operations. Sainsbury’s shed more than1100 managers as a part of its Customer First Management Program that aims at putting morestaff members on the front line dealing with customers (Brewster, Mayrhofer and Morley 2016).The measure will mainly affect human resources as well as payroll staff members as it comes asthe company can reduce costs for competing with discounters such as Aldi and Lidl. The currentsegment elucidates about redundancy that is one of the form of dismissal that takes place whenthe job of an employee no longer exists. Redundancy takes place when organization or companylayoff their employees in order to reduce their workforce and costs (Sparrow, Brewster andChung 2016).Background of Sainsbury’s and identified issueSainsbury’s is one of the second biggest supermarkets chain that plan to cut up to 2000jobs from its present human resource staff members so that it reduces costs. Cutting jobs of somany staff members is a difficult decision and this action will immediately affect roles in stores
4HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ASSIGNMENTand central offices of that company. The company further plan to make 1400 payroll as well asHR clerks redundant and these changes will result in another removal of 600 other posts. Bydoing this, company is looking to save 500 million Euros from the discounters as well as risingfood costs in order to face amid fierce competition (Renwick, Redman and Maguire 2013).Review of the literatureThe identified issue in this study is about managing redundancy issue at Sainsbury’s asthe company is planning to cut jobs of several staff members for reducing costs (Brewster,Mayrhofer and Morley 2016). The majority of headcount losses will be staff members who areworking in supermarket stores of Sainsbury’s. It was sense of disappointment among the staffmembers or human resources that were working under Sainsbury’s when there wasannouncement that hundreds of them will be removed. This news of pulling off human resourceswas depressing for those dedicated workers as they were affected by the planned job losses(Reiche, Mendenhall and Stahl 2016).The supermarket retail chain in UK (Sainsbury’s) is axing 2000 store as well as backoffice rules to slash costs by 500 million Euros so that they can compete with other supermarketretail giant such as Aldi and Lidl (Brewster, Mayrhofer and Morley 2016). The management ofSainsbury’s is changing at a rapid pace as well as it is crucial that they transform in the way it isoperated for meeting future challenges and continues to offer products with excellent serviceswithin given period of time. In order to compete with the German discounters such as Aldi andLidl, all the supermarket chains are announcing recent job cuts (Sparrow, Brewster and Chung2016). In situation where human resources is made redundant, the they may be eligible for someof the rights like looking for work, notice period as well as redundancy pay and consultation with
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