Human Resource Management
This unit will help in developing understanding of students related with human resource management along with application of the principles related with HRM so that company objectives can be efficiently achieved. The report needs to be completed within 3000 words and use of Harvard referencing style needs to be done.
Part1 (Recruitment and Selection) (approx 1000-1500 words)
Case: Woodhill College
Over the past the college is experiencing high staff turnover whilst its expansion. There are many teaching vacancies at college which are to be filled by the HR manager. The college use single recruitment method and advertise about its teaching positions on website jobs.ac.uk. The college requires clear HR strategies so that current and future workforce can be managed effectively.
The recruitment and selection process of college is as follows:
- Candidates submit CV with cover letter
- HR manager determines the candidates who should be called for interview
- The interview is taken by two member panel from academic department.
Some questions that are asked:
- Why do you want this job?
- What do you know about the college?
- Which subjects do you enjoy teaching the most and least?
- How will you deal with disruptive students?
- How will you contribute towards college?
- What do you plan for next five years?
The applicants are then required to give a 10 minute presentation on any subject of their interests.
The candidates are then graded as A, B or C based ion their ability in meeting selection criteria. The A-rated applicants are agreed by the panel members to be called for induction day. There is no training given to panel members in selecting best candidates.
P1) Determine the purpose of workforce planning and the role of the HR manager in planning and resourcing staff members at Woodhill College.
P2) Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of approaches of recruitment and selection.
P7) Based on job role of your choice in education sector you are required to determine the skills and qualifications required for the job role:
a) Write a job advertisement for selected job role.
b) Identify the platforms which can be used for advertising.
c) Prepare a job description and person specification for the role.
Part2 (Employee performance, development and reward )(approx 1000-1500 words)
Case study: Tesco
Efficient and effective training and development of employees is important for the employees of Tesco so that it can grow efficiently in competitive market. Tesco requires employees who are committed and flexible so that it can efficiently expand its business which can help it in retaining their existing customers along with acquiring new ones.
P3) You are required to fulfil following requirements:
a) Differentiate between training and development.
b) Determine how to identify training needs and the methods of training used by Tesco.
c) Explain how systematic training and development approaches can both both the employees and Tesco.
P4) Following requirements need to be fulfilled:
d) Evaluate the effectiveness of Tesco's training and development practice so that high return on investment can be achieved.
Part3 (Approximately 1000-1500 words)
The company's approach to maintaining employee relations is by increasing employee engagement through collective bargaining, consultation with employee representatives and direct engagement. Engagement plays an important role in success of company, which is developing a balanced scorecard containing different measures of engagement. ITV use a wide range of communication methods like ITV's Intranet known as Water-cooler which provides daily online update on news affecting ITV and a weekly water-cooler for employees who are not online. Other communication methods are 60-Second Update produced monthly by central communications setting out what's going on in the business- development reviews, briefing meetings, workshops and using individual relationships with line managers.
P5) Analyse the importance of maintaining good employee relations in ITV along with their impact on HR decision making.
P6) Discuss about the key elements of employment legislation along with their impact on HR decision making in ITV keeping in focus equality, data protection, health and safety, along with contractual responsibilities.
P1) Explain the purpose and functions of HRM so that planning and resourcing of workforce can be done.
P2) Determine the strengths and weaknesses related with approaches of recruitment and selection.
M1) Analyse how HRM functions can help in providing talented and skilled workforce so that business objectives can be fulfilled.
M2) Evaluate the pros and cons of approaches to recruitment and selection.
D1) Critically evaluate the advantages disadvantages of approaches of recruitment and selection with examples.
P3) Determine the advantages of HRM practices for both employer and employees.
P4) Analyse the effectiveness of HRM practices in relation with increasing profit and productivity of an organisation.
M3) Discuss methods of development of employees used in Tesco along with their strengths and weaknesses.
D2) Critically evaluate the HRM practices of Tesco in relation with training, development, flexibility and reward along with using examples.
P5) Determine the significance of employee relations along with their impact on HRM decision-making.
P6) Determine aspects of employment legislations along with their impact on HRM decision-making in ITV.
M4) Evaluate the key aspects of employee relations management and employment legislation on decision-making by HRM.
P7) With examples determine the application of HRM practices.
M5) Give rationale related with selection of chosen platform along with impact of technology in improving recruitment and selection process.
D3) Critically evaluate employee relations and HRM practices in ITV which impact decision-making in HRM.