Human Resource Management - Mulberry Company

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MANAGING HUMANRESOURCES1
Table of ContentsIntroduction...........................................................................................................................................2Task 1: Essay ........................................................................................................................................41.1 Guest’s model of HRM ................................................................................................................41.2 Differences between Storey’s definitions of HRM, personnel and IR practices...........................51.3 Implications for line managers and employees of developing a strategic approach to HRM ......6Task 2: Topical Issue ..............................................................................................................................72.1 Model of flexibility might be applied in organisation. .................................................................72.2 Types of flexibility which may be developed in organisation.......................................................82.3 Use of flexible working practices from employee and employer perspective..............................92.4 Impact of changes in the labour market have had on flexible working practices......................10Task 3...................................................................................................................................................113.1 Forms of discrimination that can take place in the workplace...................................................113.2 Practical implications of equal opportunities legislation for an organisation............................123.3 Compare the approaches to managing equal opportunities and managing diversity................13Task 4...................................................................................................................................................144.1 Compare the performance management methods...................................................................144.2 Approaches used to managing employee welfare in organisation............................................154.3 Implications of health and safety legislation on human resources practices.............................164.4 Impact of topical issue on human resources practices..............................................................17Conclusion...........................................................................................................................................17References...........................................................................................................................................18IntroductionThis assignment throws light on various aspects of Human Resource Management andhelps us to comprehend different methods and models via which the employees can be givenflexibility at their work place. We also come to understand the range of impact that thepractice of flexibility in working can bring about for the employer and the employee.Mulberry, the company from the fashion Industry is being considered for comprehending theaspects of HRM in a better manner. 2
(Source:http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/15/article-0-0F8704EA00000578-522_468x240.jpg)Mulberry is placed in the category of the most luxurious fashion brands in Britain.Being a design company, it is renowned all over the globe for exhibiting craftsmanship that isBritish in nature fused with remarkable quality. The company i strengthened with its range ofclassic and chic jewellery collection, footwear and handbags. The head offices of thecompany are located in London and Somerset in United Kingdom. (Mulberry official site,n.d.)(Source: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01922/mulberry2_1922627b.jpg)Task 1: Essay 1.1 Guest’s model of HRM DAVID GUEST MODELThe model of HRM given by David Guest establishes a strategic link between thepolicies of the business organization and thus helps the organization in managing theoperations effectively, seeking and inculcating commitment amongst employees towards the3
organizational goals, focussing on the needs of the individuals, practicing the models offlexibility at work and considering the employees as the assets for the organization.The model given by David Guest in the year 1987, suggests that the Human ResourceManagement in the organizations of UK must make efforts to bring about the followingoutcomes and align them.Committed employees with high level of commitment and loyalty towards theorganizational goals.A workforce having the capability to adapt quickly be flexible towards the changeseffectively.Integrated strategies, comprising of strategies for planning and implementing.Developed, trained, effective, productive and efficient work force.Aligning the above mentioned outcomes will make the employees productive andefficient and develop the skills of problem solving and other soft skills amongst them. Thiswill lead to various changes in the organizational culture that would help in the achievementof organizational goals with cost effective operations. But there also exist a condition for theachievement of these outcomes. The condition is that the business organization mustintegrate its strategic policies of HRM with the business policies and strategies and thisintegration must be supported by all levels of managers.APPLICATION OF MODEL OF DAVID GUEST TO MULBERRYThe HRM model of David Guest has been used by Mulberry to enhance the employeeengagement in the company. It has been observed in Mulberry that the implementation of theGuest’s Model has inculcated the loyalty and trust amongst the employees towards thecompany and its management which has led to the raised levels of productivity of theemployees. Mulberry has always tried to recruit the best talent and develop it to suit to theneeds of the company. Earlier the company Mulberry practices the hierarchical managementstructure but now it has been replaced by layered management structure. The employees aregiven incentives, empowerment and responsibility that give them a sense of belongingness.The practice of providing participatory role and leadership to the employees has alsoincreased the employee engagement. Managers of Mulberry ensure that a healthy work4

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