P1 Explain the Purpose And Functions of HRM

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................3TASK 1............................................................................................................................................3P1 Explain the purpose and functions of HRM, applicable to workforce planning andresourcing an organisation......................................................................................................3P2 Explain the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to recruitment and selectionexplain the bestfit and best practice approach........................................................................5TASK 2............................................................................................................................................7P3. Different HRM practices in an organisation which can help employees as well asemployers...............................................................................................................................7P4 Effectiveness of different HRM practices in terms of raising organisational profit andproductivity along with several different practices such as, planning, organising, recruitmentand selection...........................................................................................................................8TASK 3............................................................................................................................................9P5. Examine the importance of employee relations in respect to influencing HRM decisionmaking...................................................................................................................................9P6 Identify the key elements of employment legislation and the impact it has upon HRMdecision making...................................................................................................................10TASK 4..........................................................................................................................................11P7. Application of Human Resource Management practices develop a questionnaire, job offerletter, and. Explain detail how important it is to use hr practices while hiring....................12CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................14REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................16
INTRODUCTIONHuman resource management is a term which is used within the firm for managingworkforce at workplace effectively. Whereas, HR department executes several functions likeconsidering and fulfilling the needs and wants of employees, providing training and appraisals tothem and main purpose behind execution of these functions is to achieve organisational goals ingiven time-frame. Purpose of HRM is to enhance the productivity or profitability of firm throughimproving working effectiveness of employees. Taken firm for this assignment is ASDA whichwas founded in 1949 by Peter and Fred Asquith at West Yorkshire, England. Company operatesits functions at national level and approx. 165000 employees are working within the firm.Present report will describe the importance of employee relation within the workplace along withimpact of legislations on HRM practices. In addition, Implementation of HRM practices inworkplace will also covered in this report.TASK 1P1 Explain the purpose and functions of HRM, applicable to workforce planning and resourcingan organisationHuman resource management is a process of managing the workforce of firm effectivelyso that goals would be achieved in the given timeframe. This process includes several functionslike training, hiring, staffing or motivation of workforce to enhancing their efficiency. Mainpurpose of HRM is to recruiting best candidates for the firm so that productiveness of firm canbe enhanced which is beneficial for growth and success of organisation. In ASDA, their HRmanagers should analyse the requirement of workforce so that business operations would beexecuted in effective manner. They should work as a bridge between top management andemployees within the workplace so that requirement of employees can be identified by seniorsand fulfilled accordingly (Storey, 2014). Main motive of HRM is to hire right candidates,providing training to them so that organisational goals would be achieved in pre-determined timeperiod.Purpose of HRM in workforce planning:For maintaining high morale of employees within the organization:In ASDA, mainpurpose of HR managers is to motivate their workforce and for this, they provide severalperks, benefits and rewards to their employees on the basis of their performance level.
With the help of this, they not only increase confidence level of their employees but alsohighly efficient workers are retained at workplace for long timeframe.To arrange and maintain adequate manpower inventory:It is another purpose of HRmanager of ASDA in which they have to analyse the requirement of human resources atworkplace which assists them in identifying current and future needs of human resourcesin the firm. In addition, this purpose helps the HR managers of ASDA in arranging rightpersons at right job and on right time.Functions of Human resource management:Functions of HRM are mainly categorised in two parts i.e. managerial and operativewhich are given as below:Managerial functions:In this function, HR managers of ASDA must organising,staffing, directing or controlling all operational activities of firm so that presentobjectives of firm can be achieved within the timeframe. For carrying out these functionseffectively, HR managers of ASDA must allocate the needs of human resources then theymust staffing required human resources (Guest, 2012). After this, they must direct all theemployees to accomplishing the given tasks effectively and at last, they have duty tocontrol all unnecessary activity so that organisational goals would be achieved easily.Operative functions:This is also an important kind of function which is performed byHR managers of ASDA. In it, they must procure, develop and motivate their employeeseffectively so that they can retain within the firm for a longer period. Main purpose ofthis function is to retain highly experienced employees at workplace so that all operationsof workplace would be managed effectively.Scope of HRMWelfare Aspect– It is related with working conditions and comforts of employees whichincludes food, transport, Health and safety etc. Scope of this aspect is very wide forASDA because it not only increases loyalty of employees towards ASDA but also retainthem in firm for a longer timeframe.Personnel or labour Aspect– This aspect includes planning, recruitment, placement,promotion of employees. Scope of this aspect is very wide for HR managers of ASDAbecause it assists them in identifying basic needs of employees so that through fulfillingthem loyalty of employees can be enhanced towards firm.
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