Report On Unilever Company - Human Resource Activities | HR

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TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Task 1...............................................................................................................................................31.1.................................................................................................................................................31.2.................................................................................................................................................41.3.................................................................................................................................................4Task 2...............................................................................................................................................52.1.................................................................................................................................................52.2.................................................................................................................................................62.3.................................................................................................................................................72.4.................................................................................................................................................7Task 3...............................................................................................................................................83.1.................................................................................................................................................83.2.................................................................................................................................................83.3.................................................................................................................................................9Task 4.............................................................................................................................................104.1...............................................................................................................................................104.2...............................................................................................................................................104.3...............................................................................................................................................114.4...............................................................................................................................................11CONCLUSION..............................................................................................................................12References .....................................................................................................................................132
INTRODUCTIONManaging human resources is a function that a manager of firm perform to organize theemployee, it helps in planning and allocating a resources according to the requirements. In thePresent report given organization is Unilever UK, this company require effective manager toensure that their team operates efficiently. Report is made to know the way of improving themanagement style of company by using flexible model. Present report covers the information ofHR activities for Unilever company (harbi, grolleau and bekir, 2011). Assess the implication ofline manager and employees in the organization. Compassion between the storeys's definition ofHRM, personnel related to IR practices. Along with that, discuss the different type of flexibilitywhich is necessary for the organization to develop. Also assess how employees and employer areaffected by flexible working. Apart from that, explain the various form of discrimination cantake place in organization. TASK 11.1According to the given scenario, Unilever UK wants to improve its management style byusing some flexible working practices. For this purpose, firm applies Guest model. This model isrelated to human resource management (HRM). This model is basically based on theassumptions that HRM is different from personnel management. It has two dimensions ofhumans resource that are loose-tight and hard-soft (kaufman, 2008). Guest has differentiatedsoft and hard HRM in an effective way which provides Unilever UK an impressive structure oftaking actions for improving the functional activities. Soft HRM has great effects on individualsand it is associated with the human relation movement. It mainly focuses on the goals offlexibility and adaptability of an organization. By analyzing it come to know that this model is related to the increase workforce of theorganization. It creates a strong relationship between employees and has proved to be effective inthe strategic planning (london and morfopoulos, 2009). Unilever UK needs to identify the bestscope of functioning. It also try to develop innovative and creative thought for the success offirm. It also mainly focuses on the individual needs to fulfill it in company . By adopting this3
model, it enables Unilever UK to develop power and become more flexible. Employees arepositively utilized by company and they are treated as assets. 1.2Differences between personnel, IR practices and HRM are as follows:BasisHRMPersonnel/IRContractIt works beyond the contractsin organization.Contract is made in a writtenform Way of managementHRM works on the basis ofbusiness needsIt follows a simple procedure Nature of relation Pluralistic in naturePersonnel basically works in aunitarist naturePay methodPayment is given to employeeson the basis of theirperformance (Dowling,Festing and Engle Sr, 2008.).In personnel managementpayment is fixed for eachemployees.Storey's defined HRM as a strategic and logical approach to the management of anorganization. People work individually and collectively for achieving objectives and they are themost valued assets. However, personnel management is the way of managing employees in theorganization as per rules made by employer (Freeman and Ceriello, 2011). It is mostly based onrules and procedure which are made and all functions are performs by a general management. Inpersonnel management separate task is given to employee in company while at HRM it is aninternal process. Moreover, in personnel job is design division of labor and team work ispromoted at HRM.1.3As per the given scenario, there is an implication for the line manager and employees fordeveloping a strategic approach for Unilever UK. The implications of line managers are discussed as below:4

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