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In this assignment I am going to describe how selected business manage its existing human resources and the maim physical and technological resources that need to be considered in the running of the selected business.My chosen business for this assignment

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BTEC National Diploma in Business Investigating Business Resources Introduction: In this assignment I am going to describe how selected business manage its existing human resources and the maim physical and technological resources that need to be considered in the running of the selected business. And I will also asses how managing human, physical and technological resources can improve the performance of a selected organisation. My chosen business for this assignment will be ASDA. Task 1.1 There are different ways by which ASDA manage its human resources and they are: > Staffing to meet changing business demands: Every organisation needs to ensure that any staffs that they employ have the right motivation, skills, knowledge according to what is required by the organisation. ASDA makes sure that the staffs that are hired have all that is required of them before they can be employed in the organisation. > Co-ordination of team resources to meet targets: This is when staff is sharing the duties between team members in order to meet targets. ASDA give different tasks to different teams in the organisation to meet the set targets. When ASDA is given an interview to someone the interviewer will then decide on the best role that will possible suit the person for example if the result of his decision is for the person to make sure ...read more.


It rise from the relationship between current asset which means anything possessed by the business which is likely to be turned into cash shortly, for example cash, stock, and debtors and current liabilities which is money that a business owes and are to be paid shortly normally within a year period this are for example loans, bank overdrafts or creditors. working capital is calculated as Working capital= current asset - current liabilities Task 1.2 The physical and technological resources that are involved in the running of my business (ASDA) are: > Equipment including ICT: These are the equipment needed by staffs to do their work. For example in ASDA staffs will need computer to be able to receive and send out mails > Building and facilities: A building is where a business operates from or where it stores its production of goods and facilities are the equipment provided by an organisation in order to make staffs and customers feel comfortable. In ASDA they have toilets including disabled and baby changing rooms which could make customers not worried in case they need to use a toilet or change the pampers of their babies. > Planned maintenance and refurbishment: Maintenance is when a business needs to repair in order for the business to keep their machineries and equipment working in top condition while refurbishment means to be giving an organisation a new look. ...read more.


For example in ASDA, if the managers have to send letters to their staffs, it will take them more time if they have to write up letters one by one to about 100 employees. If they have excel and word licenses this will make it easier because they can just merge their mail to do this. This will safe them a lot of time so that they can do something else. > Managing the physical resources of ASDA effectively can lead to an improvement in performance of ASDA because if staffs know they have all the right equipment (incl. IT), plant, machineries and materials to do their jobs efficiently they will have no worries. For examples toilets, first aiders, computers. Because if they don't have for example the right equipments that would mean lack of equipment = less efficient incorporate. > Managing ASDA's physical resources is one of the reasons for their good performance and also they have a good parking space for customers, and they have toilets which customers can this will make customers comfortable so that they will not be in a rush. This will enable them to have enough time to check out all the products ASDA have. > Managing all the required resources could improve ASDA reputation. ASDA's staff members would encourage or recommend other people to try and work in the organisation. ?? ?? ?? ?? Omobolanle Salami 19.11.2009 Assignment No.1 Unit 2 1 ...read more.

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