Unit 6: Managing a Successful Business Project : Assignment

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Unit 6: Managing a Successful Business ProjectQualification: BTEC HNDStudent name: ????????????Student ID: ??????????Unit teacher: ??????????1
Table of ContentsIntroduction:......................................................................................................................3P1. Project aims and objectives..........................................................................................3P2. Project management plan............................................................................................4P3. Work breakdown and Gantt chart................................................................................6P4. Qualitative and quantitative research..........................................................................7P5. Analysis of research data............................................................................................10P6. Recommendations & Conclusion.................................................................................15P7. Reflective Journal......................................................................................................15References:......................................................................................................................172
Introduction:The purpose of this report is to look at howUnileverhas focused on their recruitment in order to bea successful global organisation. We will aim to evaluate if their efforts have yielded the desiredresults.P1. Project aims and objectivesProblem Statement:Unileveris British consumer good organisation situated in London, United Kingdom.They have over155,000employees working in190 countries.It deals in beverages and food, beauty products,cleaning agents and so on. There are more than 400 brands of Unilever are found in market to fulfilsneed and demand of consumers in an effective and efficient manner.They have traditionallyadopted a decentralised approach both in offering products specific to the local needs and alsorecruiting local employees to suit the local needs of their customers.However, given that both the global and local markets are changing so fast and the competition hasalso increased, it’s worth asking the question ifUnileveris prepared to meet the market challengesby having the right people to work for them. And to answer this question, we will shortly be lookingat their recruitment strategies and how well they have worked for the company. In the final section,we will arrive at some recommendations for the company based on our analysis.Aims of this project:The aims of this research project are to investigate howUnileverGlobal has adapted their HRrecruitment strategies to meet the challenging and dynamic needs of their customers across theworld. We will aim to look into some specific recruitment tactics used byUnileverGlobal to recruitthe best people in the market. We will be studying howUnileverhas acted differently to meet theirspecific needs, and whether or not their strategies have been successful. In order to answer this, wewill look at a range of primary and secondary information including staff questionnaire andinterviews of managers.This report also cover training of employees for improving performance inorder to meet international goals and standards. We will aim to discuss about ways throughrespective organisation recruit and select employees for work performance.Objectives of the project:I will attempt to achieve the following objectives in order to meet the aims of this research project:1.To amend learning of employees by providing training to improve performance of HRM ofUnilever in order to meet global standards.2.To identify ways through Unilever can recruit and select employees for work performance.3.Make some recommendations to improveUnileverHR strategies, with special considerationto improve the recruitment strategiesP2. Project management plan3
A research project is a formal attempt to answer a research question by means of using socialscientific tools and models of collecting information. Such a project can be carried out in anacademic setting or as part of a business research within a job role. I aim to carry out this researchproject to both satisfy the academic requirement as well as assisting the companyUnileverGlobal inmeeting their corporate objectives.In order to meet the project objectives that I have outlined above, I will aim to look at therecruitment strategies ofUnileverGlobal through the information available on the Investor Relationsection of their global website. This will include their Annual Reports, Sustainability Reports andPress Announcements. I will then cross reference and critically evaluate this information againstsome primary information that I aim to gather from their employees and managers in the shape ofquantitative and qualitative research respectively.The project management plan helps in achievingaim and objectives of assigned project work in effective manner. They are described below:As already discussed, the scope of this research is global and the focus is on the recruitmentstrategies. As this research project is limited in scope because of limited time and word allowance,there is surely room for further investigation into other areas of HR such as training and staffdevelopment.In context of Unilever, scope is to identify ways through which they can recruit andselect employees for better work performance. Along with this, multinational companies requiretraining and development session for their working force so that goal and objectives can be met ineffective and efficient manner.As far as the costing is concerned, I will list down the costs of carrying out this research project.Incontext of Unilever, cost incurred for carrying out project work is 70,000. There are differentactivities and operations which should be performed.There will, of course, be additional costs if thecompany decides to act on my recommendations to take further steps in improving theirrecruitment strategies. The following costs will apply:CostExplanationAmount (£)Opportunity cost of timespent by employees andmanagers in taking part inthis researchEven though these employees are not paid anyextra to participate in this research, they willhave to forgo some of their work in order to setaside time for this project and hence theopportunity costs calculation.20,000Research costsAdmin, transport, stationary & IT costs to gatherprimary information (both qualitative andquantitative)5,000Consultancy chargesThese are the charges for my own services andany services contracted out20,000Training CostsThis is the cost of discussing the outcome of thisresearch project with the relevant employees andmaking available any required resources.20,000Sundry ExpensesAllowance to account for unexpected and pettycash expenses5,000Total Cost80,000The standard time-frame for this project is eight weeks although I will attempt to complete it intenweeks, keeping the final week as a buffer time. It is recommended that extra time and funds areallocated to act upon the recommendations that I will make on completion of this research project.4
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