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Human Resource Management Assignment - ASDA company

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Human ResourceManagement
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3TASK 1............................................................................................................................................3P1 Purpose and functions of Human resource management..................................................3P2: Strengths and weakness of different approaches of recruitment and selection................4TASK 2............................................................................................................................................5P3 Benefits of different HRM practices to employees and employers..................................5P4 Effectiveness of different HRM practices in terms of productivity and profit for thecompany.................................................................................................................................7TASK 3............................................................................................................................................7P5 Importance of employee relation in HRM decision making.............................................7P6 Elements of employment legislation and impact on HRM decision making....................8TASK 4............................................................................................................................................9P7 Applications of HRM practices in relating with the work context...................................9CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................10REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................11
INTRODUCTIONHuman resource management is a process of recruiting, deploying and managingworkforce so to maximizetheutilisation of resources. Basic function of HRM is to managetheworkplace so to increase productivity ofthecompany thus helping organization to attain theirvision. In this report, ASDA company is taken into consideration. It is one ofthelargestsupermarket chain in United kingdom headquarters in West Yorkshire, England. Purpose andfunction of HRM and how it helps in workforce planning is discussed. Other than that strengthsand weakness of recruitment and selection is also explained. Benefits of HRM of employer andemployee is also explained. Influence of employee relations on HRM decision making is alsoscrutinized. Application of HRM with functional examples is also given.TASK 1P1 Purpose and functions of Human resource managementHRM plays an important part in success oftheorganisation. There are different types offunctions which is performed by HRM which are described below,Job analysis:It is a process of analysing and collecting information aboutthespecific jobat the workplace and helps in while deciding pay oftheemployee(Armstrong and Taylor, 2014).It is useful for ASDA while makingtheHuman resource planning, recruitment and selection,training and development etc.Recruitment and selection:If a company is recruiting according totheappropriate skillsand capabilities then it would helpthecompany to perform better in a critical situation thushelping ASDA to gain competitive advantage over others.Performance appraisal:If employees are performing well attheworkplace than theyexpects a reward according to that. HRM work is to monitortheperformance of a employees andassign their rewards like promotion, incentives, bonus etc. accordingly. It helps in improvingmotivation oftheemployees.Training and development:Employee can only perform better in their job if properskills and capabilities are inculcate totheemployees. HRM duties is to train their employeesaccording tospecificrequirements ofthejobs. It help employees and ASDA to perform betterwhile working hence helps them to achievethesustainable business performance.
Succession planning:It is a perpetual process of scanningtheemployees of anorganization and make them prepare for senior post inthefuture. It ensures that company haspotential candidate for future if any senior executives leaves company in a shorter period of time.It includes training and development, career development etc to candidates who can take replacethe person position of executives inthefuture(Bratton and Gold, 2017).Human resource planning:HRP is a process of estimating headcount required forfuture at the workplace so that productivity won't get affected or hampered in future if anysituation arises. HRM main work is to makethebalance between demand and supply ofemployees. It starts with analysing and monitoringtheworkforce inacompany and how it willchange in future according tothework assigned to company.Purpose of HRMPurpose of HRM is to help ASDA to achieve their pre set goals and objectives. Mainfocus is to traintheiremployees according to required skills and competencies so as to achievebest performance while performing. Other than that, HRM have to maintain the environmentpeace and harmony of ASDA so that their productivity won't get affected by any external factors.ASDA should use Soft approach of HRM in which employees are considered as asset rather thanmachinery. It helpsthecompany to motivate their employees and improves their performance(Brewster and Hegewisch, 2017).P2: Strengths and weakness of different approaches of recruitment and selectionRecruitment and selection is one ofthemost important function of HRM which directlyaffects productivity of a company. Proper techniques should be considered while selectingdifferent candidate which are explained below,Recruitment:It is a process of attractingthepotential candidates for a job vacant in acompany. It is a positive process as in this stage no candidates is rejected. There are two types ofrecruitment which are described below,Internal recruitment:In this, employees are recruited withinthecompany as it savesacquisition cost for a company. Promotion is one ofthetypes of Internal recruitmentPromotion: It refers to giving extra work and responsibilities totheindividual due totheir good performance at the workplace in the past,AdvantagesDisadvantageIt helps in boosting the motivation and moraleIt increase the competition among staff thus
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