Assignment on Roles and Responsibilities of HR team

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1P1 Purpose and function of HRM applicable to workforce planning.........................................1P2 Strength and weakness of different approaches to recruitment and selection.......................4TASK 2............................................................................................................................................5P3 Benefits of HRM practices for employer and employees......................................................5P4 Effectiveness of various HRM practices to raise organizational profit and productivity......7TASK 3............................................................................................................................................8P5 Significance of employee relation in respect to influencing HRM decision making............8P6 Elements of employee legislation and its influence on decision making process.................9TASK 4..........................................................................................................................................10P7 Application of HRM practices in work related context.......................................................10CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................12REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................13
INTRODUCTIONHuman resource management is primarily engaged in enhancement of employeeperformance by conducting various impressive training programmes. However, they areresponsible for managing staff members, organizing appraisal events, rewarding, recruiting andvarious other activities (Alfes and et. al., 2013). In fact, obligation of HR department fall underthree major sections such as employee compensation or remuneration, staffing and defining/designing work. John Lewis is one of the largest departmental stores which is owned by Lewispartnership and having around 49 outlet across the England, Scotland or so on. This assignmentis mainly classified into various parts for explaining the roles and responsibilities of HR teamtowards development of overall company. Thus, purpose, scope, functions and methods whichare used by selected firm while hiring process are going to be highlighted in this assignment.Along with this, benefits of HRM practices to employer or employees are further explained tounderstand the rights of staff members in an enterprise. At last, legal bodies have introducednumber of laws in order to prevent employees performing at workplace is also outlined in thisproject.TASK 1P1. Purpose and function of HRM applicable to workforce planningJohn Lewis is a multinational company by having maximum number of stores and highgoodwill in the marketplace due to which they get succeeded in capturing attention of millions ofclients. In fact, selected company is expanding their business operations across internationalboundaries by adopting various effective strategies and theories. Along with this, their HRdepartment also focuses on the performance of employees in order to encourage them towardspersonal or professional objectives (Batt and Colvin, 2011). Thus, it is identified that personnelteam of an association plays a vital role in grooming their staff members by accomplishingvarious functions in an effective manner.“HRM is a department whose main motive is to recruit skilled or eligible candidates fororganization in order to fill empty position and liable for conducting various events so thatemployees can easily enhance their performance”.Scope of HRM: -It is primarily concerned with planning of manpower, hiring orselection of employees, placement, promotions and job transfers as well as conducting1
improvement sessions, compensation and various other things which are related with staffmembers.It has been assessed that number of approaches are identified in management of HRpractices for implementing all the activities effectually. Thus, two major frameworks aredescribed as follows:-Hard: -According to this element, employees are considered as a machinery or buildingsand having greater relation with their staff members as well as higher authority.Therefore, key features of this approach are highlighted as below:-1.Short term modification in number of employees2.Offers minimum wages while recruiting or retaining staff3.Autocratic leadership styleSoft: -As per this factor, employees act as an indispensable resource in businessoperations and company believes that they are the origin of competitive advantage(Buller and McEvoy, 2012). It means that they are focussingon long term planning foroverall corporation as well as try to maintain the two way interaction.After considering above highlighted approaches it has been identified that HR team ofJohn Lewis perform number of duties with the use of these tools which supports inaccomplishing personnel activities in most appropriate way. Hence,number of functions areperformed by HR department of an organization which are described as follows:-Job analysis: -It is an appropriate process which helps in highlighting the nature of aspecific job as well as specifying requirement of employees such asexperience requiresto accomplish specific job role, eligibility and so on. Thus, at the end of this processoverall description of particular job is going to described. It consist of duties, businessactivities of workers etc.Staffing: -According to this element, HR department of selected firm is responsible tohire and select the best candidates from a large pool. Their main objective is to fill thevacant position of a companyby attracting qualified or eligible person towards JohnLewis organization in order to achieve company target in a minimum duration.Training and development: -Personnel manager of an organization needs to conductvarious improvement sessions for enhancing the knowledge of employees which are2
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