Recruitment, Selection and Retention on J Sainsbury Plc.

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Human Resource Planning and Development (Unit 6)

MBA Sunderland

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Individual assignment: Recruitment, Selection and Retention on J Sainsbury plc.

Table of Content

Cover page………………………………………………………...1

Table of Content…………………………………………………..2

Introduction of J Sainsbury plc…………………………………....3

What is Human Resource Management……………………...……3

Recruitment………………………………………………………..4

Internal …………………………………………………………….4

External……………………………………………………..............5

Selection …………………………………………………………..5

Retention………………………………………………………..…6

Conclusion.....................................................................................8

Reference…………………………………………………...........9

Introduction of J Sainsbury plc

J Sainsbury’s is one of the largest food retailing supermarkets in the UK with 502 supermarket and 290 convenience stores and Sainsbury’s bank. It has been focused on providing healthy, safe, fresh and tasty food to customers since the establishment of first store in 1869 and providing non food products to meet variety demand from customers. Sainsbury’s commits to offer great good at fair prices, where the customers’ passion for healthy food is shared. Moreover, it also follows the trend, innovation and improvement on products to preserve its leading position in the market. It now serves over 18 million customers on weekly base with 16% of market shares. The well-built work force is essential to highlight the success of business with over 138,000 employees cross its stores. (J Sainsbury plc 2009a)

What is Human Resource Management

Human Resources Management (HRM) is the method of using human resources to perform organizational objectives. The lacking effectiveness in human resources management will function improperly in organizations even though there are efficient financial capital, labour, information technology and other resources. HRM covers comprehensive aspects of managing people in the appropriate place to complete right tasks. HRM runs a variety of activities, it focus on deciding what kind of staffs are needed and where to find suitable candidates to implement the company’s tasks by recruiting and training employees, dealing with performance issues, and ensuring personnel policies and management practices conform with various legislations. Employee’s benefits are protected under HRM by ensuring the right approach to employee’s wage, pension, employee records and personnel policies. The advanced HRM will guarantee high productivity and improve working environment.

Recruitment

Organizations usually recruit new employees when required tasks are failed to carry out due to the shortage of employees. It has been defined that “Recruiting is the process of generating a sufficiently large group of applicants from which to select qualified individuals for available jobs” (Buford, Bedeian, & Lindner 1995;Zoller 1996).

Two main aspects are required to be considered before firms search for new employees, which are Job Description and the channels for job Advertisement. The employee turnover is high in large size companies such as Sainsbury’s. There are three main categories at Sainsbury’s recruitment section where are Store Roles, Store Management and Store Support Centre, and each of these categories have various positions are required to filling out. Therefore, a clear Job description is a vital guidance for job hunters. “A Job description typically cover following parts: Job title, Position reports, general task, responsibilities of a position, job requirement and salary range(Business balls 2009)”.

For example the responsibilities in the job description for a Sainsbury’s Customer Service Department Manager requires giving leadership and instructing colleagues, ensuring each employee is in right place at right time doing right tasks, and dealing the needs of customers. It requires potential candidates who have...
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