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For my case study I have concentrated on a multi national business. The following report will look at a private owned manufacturing business which has many global business situated around the world.

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Introduction For my case study I have concentrated on a multi national business. The following report will look at a private owned manufacturing business which has many global business situated around the world. The company I have looked at is the Knaufdrywall based in the UK. Knauf is a family-owned (ltd) global building Materials Company with approximately 16.000 employees and more the 100 production plants in over 30 countries worldwide. Based in Germany, Knauf is one of the largest independent European building materials groups, and has a strong presence in almost all market throughout Europe. Knauf was founded in 1932 by the brothers Karl and Dr. Alfons N.Knauf. Today their sons, managing partners, Nikolaus and Baldwin Knauf, steer the success of the corporations numerous enterprises in close connection with the other family members. * Building materials and systems based on gypsum and gypsum-related products * Thermal insulating and sound insulation materials * Limestone and lime products * Chalk and cement related products * Plant engineering Knaufdrywall in the UK specialize in gypsum and gypsum based products also thermal insulating and sound information materials Knauf has expanded and diversified to become a corporation with worldwide activities, delivering products and services in the following fields Aims and objectives of KnaufDrywall Knaufdrywall aims and objectives are like any other business they want to provide a service, make a profit, grow, survive and be prestigious. Knauf was established 71 years ago over those years they have grown into 30 different countries and have approximately 16.000 employees. In order to build a sussceful business their aim is to provide excellent customer service and technical expertise and by being responsive to the needs of customers. Product availability is key and this investment will ensure that we are well positioned to meet the growing demand. In order to provide the above they have to train individual employers in their specific job roles. ...read more.

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All aspects of the Recruitment and Selection process are therefore covered by the provision of the Acts, as are many other aspects of employment. The Acts define two kinds of unlawful discrimination Direct discrimination - treating a person less favourably than other on grounds of sex, marriage, colour, race, nationality and ethnic or national origin. Indirect discrimination applying a requirement or condition which although applied equally to all persons, is such that a considerably smaller proportion of persons of one sex or the other, or who are married persons or of a particular racial group can comply with it, and the condition cannot be shown to be justified for the safe and effective performance of the job. The Acts also define victimisation as unlawful discrimination - where a person is treated less favourably than other persons because that person has exercised his/her rights under the Acts. There are some exceptions under the Sex Discrimination Act and the Race Relations Act where it is not unlawful for an employer to recruit, train, promote or transfer a person of a particular sex or racial group to a job, because it can be shown that being of a particular sex or race is a Genuine occupation Qualification (GOQ) for the specific job in question. The relevant criteria that the job must satisfy are: The job requires the provision of special or personal care, supervision or attention and either a man or woman is required to preserve decency or privacy or the job is in a single sex establishment or single sex part of an establishment. Where the job necessitates staff to live in at an establishment and it is impracticable for men and women to be provided with separate sleeping and toilet arrangements. Where the job involves the provision of personal welfare services to a particular sex or racial group, which would be most effectively provided by persons of the same sex or racial group and the employer, cannot already meet those needs. ...read more.

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In a defined contribution plan the employer makes regular deposits into an account established for each employee. The employee is not guaranteed to receive a given amount during retirement but only the amount in the account. Workplace safety and health laws establish regulations designed to eliminate personal injuries and illnesses from occurring in the workplace Workers Compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. These laws also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses. Some laws also protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer and by eliminating the liability of co-workers in most accidents. Especially in today's market, technology is increasingly playing a major influence in the success of different businesses. Communication is the key. Today we have access to emails, Internet, efaxs, telephone and answer phones. For example documents can be sent via fax or email, which may be needed in a meeting later during the working day. Many years ago this was done by post, therefore the meeting may not go ahead till the relevant document is received. This will result in loss of time, where time costs money. Telephone calls can be made to practically anywhere on the planet, this communication is the most common and most productive, this can lead the eventual conversation discussed being passed electronically. In the particular business I have researched, they use CAD packages for design work, many years ago designs where manually sketched out, again this would take time, not only that they would be sent to the client by post or other means. By using CAD packages the drawings can be sent in a electronic format and electronically sent by email or even faxed. This can be don within a few hours. Being realistic, it is possible for another country to receive information within a couple of minutes. By being proffesional and helping your client will only add progressiveness. Unit 1 Kalvinder Chaggar 1 ...read more.

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