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Understanding Organizations and Human Resources Management
FdA Business and Management
Jack Walden-Bye

Contents Page

Front Page……………………………………………………………………………………………………1

Contents Page……………………………………………………………………………………………….2

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………3

History and Growth of HRM…………………………………………………………………………..4

Evaluation of Management Theory…………………………………………………………………6

Justified Recommendations……………………………………………………………………………8

Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………………………………9

Introduction

Human resource management (HRM) is a strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organisation’s most valued assets – the people working there, who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of its objectives. I have been asked to provide further research, analysis and HRM recommendations of the Veolia Group, which is an environmental company. They provide three specific business activities that are, water management, waste management and energy services. Throughout this report I will be showing theories of management, issues within HR and recommendations of actions that should be taken to efficiently manage challenges.

History and Growth of HRM

Veolia Environment was founded at the start of the new industrial era along with the urban development stage. They have consistently been changing to adapt with social, cultural and political modifications over the past 155 years, until the present day where their new goal is to stay one step ahead of the environment around us. As a company they have been expanding since December 4th 1853, this is when Compagnie Generale des Eaux (CGE) was created to supply water to French towns and cities. 1880 is where the company went international, they had the authorization to distribute and produce in Venice and within the next four years they also conquered Istanbul, Porto and they were able to extend its skills to wastewater treatment in Reims in the year 1884. 1905 a major technological breakthrough took shape with a process emerging using the ozone to filter and sterilize water, this was to replace or supplement chloride. The amount spent on research and development has been increasing throughout the 21st century and this lead to the creation of the Transportation Research Center, Water Research Center and Waste Management Research Center within the company. 1935 Leon Dewailly created Chauffage Service; this was a company that specialized in the function of air-conditioning and heating systems. In 1958 they practically owned every contract to maintain the NATO bases in France, as well as their heating services they also expanded in all types of maintenance work. In 1960 they formed with a company called Compagnie Generale de Chauffe (CGC) which themselves were formed in 1944 and together they merged with CGE in 1967, the same year the company began running their own waste incinerators. Due to the first oil crisis in 1973 people were forced to look for new ways in which they could conserve energy. CGE put forward solutions such as wasted energy recovery and geothermic. Two years later in 1975 CGE set up SARP industries, whose purpose was to recycle hazardous waste and with this they became the first European center to treat liquid toxic waste. 1980 was a huge stepping-stone in the growth and expansion for the present company that is Veolia. CGE merged together with other companies into Omnium de Traitement et de Valorisation (OTV). This company specialized in the engirneering, design and manufacture of water and wastewater treatment. There were four other businesses that merged together including CGE, Connex and Onyx, which used to be called Compagnie Generale d’entreprises Automobiles (CGEA) and lastly Dalkia which together make Veolia Environment today. In 1998 CGE changed its name to Vivendi and a year later Vivendi Environment was launched. It included Vivendi water (water), Onyx...
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