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Student Name ID
Unit Number and Title Unit 03– Human Resource Management
Academic Year 2018-19 Cohort September 18 Term 2
Unit Leader Assessor
Assignment Title Human Resource Management
Issue Date 14/01/2019
Submission Start Date 11/02/2019
IV Name
Deadline for assignment
submission
25/02/2019
Learners Declaration: I certify that the work submitted for this unit is my own and
the research sources are fully acknowledged.
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3
TASK 1............................................................................................................................................3
1. Purpose and the key roles and responsibilities of the HR function.........................................3
2. Approaches to work force planning, training and development, reward system and
performance management...........................................................................................................5
3. Inclusion of case study examples to examine the different methods used in HR practices....7
4. Approaches to effectiveness of employee’s relation and employees engagement..................8
5. Key aspects of employment legislation.................................................................................10
6. Evaluation of how employee relations and employment legislation inform decision making
and meets business objectives...................................................................................................11
Task 2.............................................................................................................................................12
7.Application of HRM practices in a work-related context......................................................12
8. Evaluate the use of technology on improving the recruitment and selection process...........16
REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................18
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INTRODUCTION
Human Resource Management is an approach of recruiting, selecting and managing
employees within the organisation. It is a strategic approach for the effective management of
employees within the organisation (Armstrong and Taylor, 2014). This enables the employee's to
work efficiently and attain organisation goals. The report is based on Sainsbury's which is the
second largest chain of super market in UK. It is a public limited company with 16.9% of
market share in supermarket. This report is based on purpose and scope of HRM and various key
roles and responsibilities of HR function and approach to workforce planning, recruitment and
selection, training and development. Further it elaborates how employee relations and
employment legislation inform decision making and application of HRM practices in a work
related context.
TASK 1
1. Purpose and the key roles and responsibilities of the HR function.
HRM within the organisation plays a crucial role in attracting, selecting and maintaining
work force in order to attain organisational goals and objectives. Purpose and key roles and
responsibilities of HRM are described below-
Purpose of HR function
Purpose of HRM in Sainsbury's is to retain the existing employees as well as attract new
employees while providing adequate compensation and training facilities (Bailey and et. al.,
2018). The major purpose of HRM is to enable the organisation to attain its goals by proper
management of employees by providing maximum job satisfaction.
Functions of HRM
Recruitment and Selection- It is concerned with proper recruiting and selecting the
candidates according to skills required to perform the job. Its major purpose is to fill vacancy in
the organisation and maintains quality of workforce within the organiosation.
Training and Development- Providing training sessions to the employees enhances their
skills and capabilities to improve business activities efficiently. Major purpose of this function is
to enhance sills and capabilities of the individual so that they can handle complex business issues
and gain competitive advantage.
Functions of HR
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Staffing- HRM at Sainsbury is responsible for selecting the right candidate at the right
time and at the right place to ensure respective company achieves its business goals effectively.
Compensation- HR at Sainsbury should provide proper compensation to its employees
which motivates them to perform effectively and attain the desired outcomes.
Health and Safety- HR at respective company should ensure that proper health and
safety of the employee should be taken into consideration s that employee's can work effectively
without any problems or issues.
Employee's and labour relations- It is the main function of HR at Sainsbury's to
develop and maintain effective employee relations so as to reduce conflict and allows employees
to interact with each other and creates a harmonious work place environment.
Maintains effective employee relations- HRM at Sainsbury should maintain effective
employee relations by maintaining open and honest communication so to minimise conflicts and
reduces employee turnover. Main purpose of this function is to maintain effective employee
relations and achieve organisational targets within set time frame.
Key roles and responsibilities of the HR function
There are some specific roles and responsibilities of HR function that are as follows-
HRM within the organisation is responsible for analysing the skills required for
functioning the business activities and hence according conducts recruitment and
selection process.
HRM major role is to maintain effective employee relations in the Sainsbury's by
maintaining open and honest communication in company and resolving employees
conflict which leads to effectiveness in organisational performance.
It major role and responsibility is to provide adequate training and compensation benefits
to its employees which enables them to work effectively and achieves company' s goals.
Its responsibility includes maintain health and safety of employee's ensuring healthy and
safer work place environment.
It roles and responsibilities includes providing proper compensation to the employee's
according to their performance of work.
Significance of HR in acquiring Talent
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