Report on Human Resource Management in Woolworths

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Running head: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENTHuman Resource ManagementStudent’s name:Name of the University:Author’s note:
1HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENTExecutive SummaryThis study sheds light on the conflicts of interest that arises in an organisation when there is aclash of private interest and the organisational goals. Majority of the organisations in anyindustry faces this challenge and the HR department of the organisation is responsible to managethe conflicts. In this study, a conflict case of Woolworths has been described where theemployees of Woolworths’ warehouse in Levrton had strike in protesting for the casualisation oflabour hire. The following report focuses on a particular situation of conflict in interest, wherethe management of a public domain organisation was involved in malpractice of casualisation oflabour hire. The report also addresses the problems of the company caused by such behavior, itspotential causes and solutions, and reasons for choosing a particular solution by the HRdepartment of the company. HR department of the organisation could have taken the option ofjob security to the employees. The impact of this strike on Woolworths has been justified withloss of brand image and employees’ issues. It also evaluates this situation in regards to the ethicsand professionalism in the organizations and recommends ways to handle such conflicts inbusiness.Table of contents
2HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENTIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Selected Case Scenario....................................................................................................................3Interest of employees and business entity.......................................................................................5Impact of conflicts on employees and business performance.........................................................7Role of HR managers.......................................................................................................................8Options available to HRM professional..........................................................................................9Best appropriate option in case of Woolworths.............................................................................10Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................11Reference List................................................................................................................................12
3HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENTIntroductionHuman resource management is the practice to handle the human resource within anorganisation and HR department tries to manage the employee performance towards theorganisational strategic objectives.In addition, Conflict of interests is a very common issue inthe business sector and both the public and private sector face this issue quite frequently. If theconflicts are not managed properly, the productivity of the organisation gets hampered. OECD(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) avers that the conflict between theorganisational management and employees could inappropriately affect the performance of theofficial duties and responsibilities (Oecd.org 2017).This study will focus on a situation as stated above and questions related to this situationwhere conflict has arose in a real-world business situation. This study will delineate the conflictsituation within the organisation and the eternal issue between employer and employees. Theethical and professional behaviour to defend this situation will also be discussed in this report.Selected Case ScenarioWoolworths Supermarket is a famous Australian supermarket and it is owned byWoolworths Limited. Along with Coles, the retail giant Woolworths create a duopoly in thesupermarket industry in Australia. Woolworths has more than 990 stores in all over the Australiaand New Zealand. The stores sell vegetables, packaged fruits and foods, meat and necessarythings like beauty products, magazines, household products and much more. WoolworthsSupermarket started its journey in the year 1942 in South Wales and headquarter of theorganisation is in Bella Vista New South Wales. The CEO of the organisation is David Banducci
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