Human Resource Management (HRM) Assignment: TESCO

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1P1 Functions and Purpose of HRM........................................................................................1P2 The strengths and weakness of different approaches to recruitment and selection.........2TASK 2............................................................................................................................................4P3. Advantages of different HRM practices in Tesco for both the employer and employee.4P4. Evaluate the effectiveness of different HRM practices...................................................6TASK 3............................................................................................................................................7P5. Analyse the importance of employee relations................................................................7P6. Key elements of employment legislation and the impact it has upon HRM decision-making...................................................................................................................................9TASK 4...........................................................................................................................................9P7.Illustrate the application of HRM practices in a work related context..............................9CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................10REFERENCES............................................................................................................................11
INTRODUCTIONHuman resource management is known as a discipline which engages with most dynamicforce that is functional within work environment of an organisation, i.e. Manpower or people. Itis a discipline which assist managers in dealing with individuals working in a company. It ismainly focused on planning, organising, staffing, motivating and enhancing the workenvironment so that the performance of people can be improved over a period of time. Thehuman resource department within an organisation is responsible with various policies andprocedures that are enacted to deal with the work force (Alfes and et. al., 2013). It is veryimportant for a company to manage its manpower in a effective manner so that its efforts can bedirected in a direction that leads to achievement of goals and objectives. This report is based onthe various HRM activities that takes places within Tesco, which is a multinational grocery andgeneral merchandise retailer. In this project different methods and techniques used by managersin organisation is mentioned. It also covers various approaches that are used by employers andemployee to improve their relationship between people and management.TASK 1P1 Functions and Purpose of HRMThere are multiple functions that are undertaken by HR manager within Tesco as tomanage manpower in a proper manner. They assist in improving capability of human resourceand boost their productivity (Batt and Colvin, 2011). It is a very important function for companyas it makes sure that all individuals are placed at right job at the right time. The HR departmenthas to define all roles and responsibilities in a well defined manner as to make sure that no onehas any doubt regarding any policy and procedure. There are certain functions performed by HRdepartment which are as following:Planning:The human resource department prepares a plan as per the requirement ofmanpower within organisation. It ensures that all the vacant post are filled in a set periodof time and all employees are aware of their jobs.Organising and staffing:There are different types of resources which needs to beorganised by HR manager as to undertake various activities as per plans. They are used tostaff new employees within organisation.1
Compensation and benefits: HR department is engaged in compensating employees asper their job profile and performance.Training and development:All employees need to be prepared so that they can face theuncertainties in future (Boxall and Purcell, 2011). For making sure that they are ready toovercome challenges in effective and efficient manner training is provided to them so thatthey can develop skills required for completing certain task.Employee and labour relations:The HR department is responsible for ensuring goodrelationship between workers and management of organisation.Safety and risk management:There are various risk within an organisation which needsto be reduced by HR managers. He makes sure that all employees are aware of varioussafety drills.Purpose of HRMInternal customer management:The HR department has to esnure that is has wellestablish as well as standardised set of policies for keeping internal customer/ employeessatisfied.Employee motivation and efficiency:It is enacted for maintaining the motivation level ofmanpower so that their efficiency can be improved.Polices and procedures:There are various polices and procedures which are enacted byHR manager as to ensure that there is discipline and proper management of work withinorganisation.Communication:It has to keep all communication channel open so that the flow of idea'sis smooth.The human resource department in TESCO has to complete all the task for achieving variousgoals and objectives in a efficient and effective manner. It is not easy for organisation to managehuge workforce of 460,000 people working in different countries (Bratton and Gold, 2012). Thismakes HR department even more important.P2 The strengths and weakness of different approaches to recruitment and selectionThere are different types of methods and techniques that are used by Tesco as to staffright candidates for the vacant post. Company required huge manpower as to manage itsexpansion process and need people who can align their individual objectives with organisationgoals. The managers need to keep on analysing internal and external environment to check on the2
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