Managing human resources - Assignment

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MANAGINGHUMANRESOURCES
TABLEOFCONTENTSIntroduction..........................................................................................................................................4Task 1 Understand the different perspectives of human resource management...................................41.1 Guest model of HRM.................................................................................................................41.2 Compare the different between storey’s definition of HRM, Personnel and IR practices incontext to the given case..................................................................................................................51.3 Implications for line managers as well as employees for developing strategic approach inHarrods.............................................................................................................................................5Task 2 Understand ways to develop flexibility within workplace........................................................62.1 Explain how model of flexibility can be applied in practice.....................................................62.2 Various types of flexibility which can be adopted by business enterprise.................................62.3 Asses the use of flexible working practices from the point of view of employee and employerin the perspective of business enterprise..........................................................................................72.4 Discuss the impact of change in labor market that had on flexible working practices atbusiness enterprise...........................................................................................................................7Task 3 Understand the impact of opportunities within the workplace................................................83.1 Explain the forms of discrimination that can be take place in the workplace...........................83.2 Discuss the practical implications of equal opportunities legislation practiced in Harrods......83.3 Compare the approaches which are adopted for managing equal opportunities and managingdiversity...........................................................................................................................................9Task 4 Understand the approaches to human resource management for Harrods...............................94.1 Compare and comment on different methods of performance management adopted byorganization......................................................................................................................................94.2 Assess the approaches to the practice of managing employee welfare in Harrods..................104.3 Discuss the implications of health and safety legislation on human resource practice...........104.4 Evaluate the impact of issues related to human resource practices reflected in the present casestudy and additional research.........................................................................................................11Conclusion.........................................................................................................................................11References.........................................................................................................................................12
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INTRODUCTIONManaging human resource in an organization is a critical task as it aids in comprehendingdifferent aspects related to existing workforces. HRM policies and strategies aids the organizationto get the contribution of employees in different work processes and along with that, it alsoincreases organizational productivity (Ristow and et.al., 2009). The present research study has beenmade on Harrods which is one of the renowned retail organizations in London. The retail store hasemployed more than 5000 employees from different countries which helps the organization todeliver prominent services to the customers. Harrods has been finding employees who have thepotential to augment success aspects of the business and who can bring long term sustainabilityrespectively. The subsequent study has been showcasing different perspective of human resourcemanagement along with the difference between traditional HRM and Personnel management. It hasbeen observed that HRM is useful concept since it adds value to the business and afterwards it aidsin achieving the strategic goals of Harrods.TASK1 UNDERSTANDTHEDIFFERENTPERSPECTIVESOFHUMANRESOURCEMANAGEMENT1.1 Guest model of HRMThe main facet lies under Guest model specifies that HRM of an organization is accountableto manage all types of facets. The model also showcases vast difference between traditionalapproach of HRM and personnel management. As per the model, Harrods develops suitable policiesand strategies for the employees so that they can be involved in all processes of the firm (Regis,2008). It has also been observed that in terms of outcomes, Guest model assists the subsequentbusiness entity to enhance the opportunities of growth and success by acquiring greatercommitment from workforce. The model represents the value of personnel management in anorganization by highlighting its purpose and success facets.The model also aids in managing the value of financial dimensions by retaining theworkforce from indifferent strategies. According to the case study, it is being explored thatperformance of business is hampered due to financial and cost aspects and along with that, it has asignificant impact on turnover (Haines and Bandt, 2002). At Harrods, employees are leaving the jobroles even after completing one year period. Execution of Guest model aids in mapping out theactivities which further helps in deriving appropriate outcomes for the business entity. However, onthe other hand the model does not focuses on people management since it is a challenging aspect.
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