Human Resources Management in Marks & Spencer : Report

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................1TASK 1...........................................................................................................................................1P1 Purpose and functions of HRM..............................................................................................1P2 Strengths and weakness of different approaches of recruitment...........................................2TASK 2...........................................................................................................................................3P3 Benefits of HRM practices for employer and employee.......................................................3P4 Effectiveness of different HRM practices..............................................................................5TASK 3...........................................................................................................................................6P5 Importance of employee relations in influencing HRM decision making.............................6P6 Key elements of employment legislation and its impact.......................................................7TASK 4............................................................................................................................................8P7 Application of HRM practices in work related context.........................................................8CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................9REFERENCS.................................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONHuman resource management is a process of managing employees working in anenterprise. It is used by entities in order to improve productivity of its subordinates so thatobjectives can be achieved. HR (Human resource) department of organisation set policies andrules by focusing on employee’s growth (Armstrong and Taylor, 2014). Performance andproductivity of workers can be increased by maintaining good relationswith employees somanager tries to maintain healthy relations with workers..The present report is based on M&S(Marks & Spencer) which is one of the major player in retail industry based in UK. Variousaction or process can be undertaken by company to maintain a healthy relation with itsemployees. Purpose and scope of HRM function is explain in this report. Different approaches ofrecruitment with its strengths and weakness is detailed under this. In the present scenarioimportance of employee relations and how it effects overall decision making process of anyenterprises in given in this essay.TASK 1P1 Purpose and functions of HRMHuman resource management or managing employees at workplace is very important forevery organisation. This helps in creating good working environment and subordinatescontributes or give their best to entity. One of the main purpose of HRM is to retain right qualityand quantity of people in enterprises to achieve organisational goals and objectives. Along withthis compensating employees in fair way and motivate them is one of the main purpose of HRM.This focuses that every worker should get minimum wage according to his skills and qualities.Functions of HRM includes the following:Planning: Planning includes deciding number and quality of employees required toaccomplish set organisational goals. Research is undertaken by business concerns to dothis because planning required lot relevant information. Relevant data is collected toforecast supply and need of human resources.Employee development:Development of qualities and skills of workers help them inperforming all functions (Bloom and Van Reenen,2011). Training to newly hired peopleand inexperienced employees is also come under this. By focusing on this M&S canmake their employees more competent and this will help the company in gainingcompetitive advantage in marketplace.1
Recruitment: Recruit right and high quality people is one of the main purpose of HRMdepartment. This helps in defining roles and responsibilities of every job within an entity.This further helps in recruit right people for right job to achieve set objectives and targets.This helps in reducing cost of performing different operation in an organisation.Training: Concept of HRM help manager of business entity in identifying the trainingneed of employees (Boxall and Purcell, 2011). This evaluates skills and qualities ofpeople with roles and responsibilities of job assign to them. Training programmes areconducted by manager to enhance skills of workers.Managing employee relations:This is one of the main purpose of this concept. HRMfocuses on providing growth opportunities to employees. This helps in maintaining goodand healthy relations with employees which increase the productivity and morale ofemployees.By performing all this functions in an effective way. M&S can better achieve success andcan manage its employees at workplace.P2 Strengths and weakness of different approaches of recruitmentRecruitment is a process of hiring skilled employees for achieving and performingvarious tasks related with a job. Number of methods are there which can be used by an enterpriseto increase its productivity and to recruit right people for right job. Sources of recruit can beinternal or can be external.Internal sources of recruitment:Under this process vacancies of job are filled within theenterprise. Number of enterprises are there which examine internal employees before using anexternal method of filling the vacancies (Bratton and Gold, 2012). Inthisemployee are promotedon one higher level. Inthis entity tell or give information to employees about the vacancy. Thisis one of the cost effective method of recruitment because it save the organisation's fund onadvertisement and various other tools of advertising. By using this method M&S can bebenefited from the following benefits:Decisions are taken at a quick and fast speed under this approach of recruitment.Cost of training and development is also saved in this.This motivates internal employees to perform best.This brings strong loyalty from the workers.Cost of advertisement is saved.2
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