Human Resource Management Assignment - Sainsbury's

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Human Resource Management
Table of ContentsTable of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3TASK 1............................................................................................................................................31 Introduction to the chosen organisation including mission statement, purpose and corebusiness objectives......................................................................................................................32. Purpose of the HR function and the key roles and responsibilities of the HR function, alongwith significance that HR plays in acquiring talent to meet business objectives........................43. An assessment of approach to workforce planning, recruitment and selection, developmentand training, performance management and reward systems....................................................5Case study example to examine different methods used in HR practice....................................7PART 2............................................................................................................................................7Design of job specification.........................................................................................................7Documentation of preparatory notes for interviews and selection criteria.................................8Template job offer for desired candidate....................................................................................9Evaluation of Process and rationale for conducting HR practices............................................10Approaches and effectiveness to employee relation & engagement with mention of flexibleorganisation, working practice and employer of choice...........................................................10Aspects of Employee Legislation in Context with the Organisation........................................11Evaluate how employee relation and legislation informs decision making and meeting ofbusiness objectives....................................................................................................................12CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................12REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................13
INTRODUCTIONHuman resource are the backbone of each firm whose efforts decides its growth orsuccess in marketplace. Whereas, Human resource management can be referred to a method inwhich workforce of firm is managed. Several functions are executed for managing humanresources within the organisation i.e. training programmes, rewards & compensation, recruitmentand selection etc. and all these functions are carried out by human resource department so thatdesired goals of firm can be achieved in predetermined time-frame. Taken firm for this report isSainsbury's which is third largest retail firm in UK. This report will be discuss about thefunctions and purpose of HRM along with strength and weaknesses of several approaches ofrecruitment and selection. Furthermore, importance of employee relations along with impact oflegislations on HRM practices will also describe under this project. At last, report will coversthat how HRM practices are applied within the work-related context.TASK 11 Introduction to the chosen organisation including mission statement, purpose and core businessobjectives.Sainsbury's is a retailer chain which is based in UK along with a market share of 16.9%in supermarket sector of United kingdom. This firm was established in 1869 by John JamesSainsbury and now company is successfully operating its functions with approx. 1400 shopsacross the UK nation. Company offers several things like daily use products, grocery and foodproducts to their customers. In current scenario, company is known as the third largestsupermarket chain within the UK.Main objective of organisation is to providing quality productsto their customers so that brand image can be maintained in market. Whereas, mission and visionof organisation is to identifying the desired needs of customers and fulfil them accordingly sothat their satisfaction level can be increased towards company. Organisation believes in offeringquality products to their customers so that their loyalty can be maintained towards offerings andservices of firm (About Sainsbury's, 2019). For this, they also provide loyalty cards to their oldand existing customers for maintaining customer base and competitiveness in marketplace.Business of firm is increasing day by day because they have made several subsidiaries which areworking under them such as sainsbury's bank, supermarkets, fresh kitchen, discountsupermarkets etc. According to financial report of previous year, revenue of Sainsbury's was
approx.£28.45 billion in 2018 which defines strong sustainability and good position of firm inUK market.2. Purpose of the HR function and the key roles and responsibilities of the HR function, alongwith significance that HR plays in acquiring talent to meet business objectives.Human Resource management is a term which is used to define retaining and managingstaff members of organisation. In addition, the best example for defining HRM functions are,firstly they hire new peoples and train them in a way so that their efforts can be used forachieving goals and objectives of organisation. In Sainsbury's, their HR managers organisestraining programmes on regular basis so that desired needs of customers can be met andprofitability can be increased in market. Some important functions of HR managers inSainsbury's are given as below:Functions of HRM-Training and Development-This function is performed by HR managers for increasingefficiency and performance level of employees at workplace so that their efforts can beused for achieving goals and objectives of organisation. In Sainsbury's, HR managersconducts training programme for employees by analysing their working performance atworkplace. So that through engaging them in training sessions desired goals can beachieved in stipulated time-frame (Paauwe, 2012).Recruitment and Selection -It is also an another function which is performed by HRmanagers at workplace in which they have to hire qualified, knowledgeable andexperienced candidates whose efforts will be used for gaining competitive edge inmarket. For performing this function, HR managers of Sainsbury's have to examineactual demand of workforce within the firm and then use several recruitment methods sothat most deserving candidate among pool of candidate can be hired.Purpose of HRM functions along with their roles and responsibilitiesMaintaining effective workforce at workplace– Main purpose of recruitment andselection function is to maintain workforce at workplace so that brand image andprofitability of firm can be maintained in marketplace. For performing this functioneffectively, HR manager of Sainsbury's are responsible for analysing the demand ofworkforce within each department so that if any gap will be found than it can be fulfilledeasily.
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