• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

This report will be focusing on the different functional areas of a business, i.e. Administration, Finance and Human Resources Task 1

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Functional Areas This report will be focusing on the different functional areas of a business, i.e. Administration, Finance and Human Resources Task 1 Functional Areas are the different areas of a firm. Each functional area has a different objective to the next. Sales will be the main turnover part of the business whereas Human Resources (HR) will be the hiring and firing of personnel. Marketing are in touch with the consumer and Finance take care of the money. The different areas include (but are not limited to): Human Resources, Marketing, Sales, Finance, and Administration (also known as Admin) And Customer Services. Task 2 This table shows which Department or Functional Area has the most importance and what they do Department Explanation Activities Importance Human Resources This functional area has the responsibility of using and developing the organisation's personnel in the most productive way. Hiring and Firing, taking interviews. Making sure the employees are happy and, in some cases dealing with pay negotiations and dealing with strike situations Very Important as without HR there wouldn't really be any employees. Without happy employees, there could be strikes etc Administration & IT Services Administration provide the backup needed to run every other department, i.e. ...read more.

Middle

Customer Services Charlton's Customer Services department doesn't actually exist. Complaints are dealt individually with by the manager of each department. Chartlon apparently take complaints very seriously. Big complaints may be dealt with by the Chief Executive of Charlton himself. Any complaints not dealt with by the club may be handed to an independent inspector from the IFC (Independent Football Commission) Bromley Library Human Resources 42 people in total work in the Library which is down from last year The different roles include Group manager, Assistant Director of Education who is the chief librarian and Senior Customer Service Manager. You could argue that the Director of Education, Ken Davis is the head of the library There is a central HR section within the Education and Libraries dept. The HR dept. is mostly training and hiring new All Bromley Libraries put together get an average of about 2-3000 visitors a day so health and safety is important. There is an H&S Executive who visits all the libraries and investigates certain problems Finance It is a legal requirement that Libraries cannot charge for books but libraries can charge money for videos, DVDs and CDs. Their funding includes New Opportunities grants (A Lottery Fund) ...read more.

Conclusion

Can be used for anything and does not have to be formal Can reach the other side of the world in around three seconds. Can be replied to instantly. Can be sent to more than one person instantly Sometimes too informal and can be lost on servers Fax A written document that is scanned and sent across phone lines A letter that can reach the other side of the world in seconds Can get lost on the phone lines. Document may not scan well. Black and white only Notices A kind of memo pinned to a notice board to inform the passers-by Notices can inform anyone about what is going on and it cannot be private May not reach the person(s) you want it to Skype and other VoIP applications It allows you to make free calls to other Skype users and very cheap calls to Landlines and Mobiles. Now, with Skype 2 you can add video to your conversation A cheaper alternative to making phone calls. The call is sent over your broadband connection so is quick and clear. No national or international charges You have to pay (albeit very little) for calls to landlines and mobiles ?? ?? ?? ?? Aaron L. Lovegrove Page 1 09/05/2007 Page 1 of 7 Business Studies Unit 1 Functional Areas Miss Atkinson ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level People & Operations Management section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level People & Operations Management essays

  1. Travel and Tourism. For this task I will script a welcome meeting for two ...

    For groups, the specialists at Disneyland(r) Golf offer 2 types of packages, either for beginners or experts. The golf course may also be privatised for company tournaments. The golf area will suit any of your golfing needs. It is actually a really nice course with 27 holes to play on,

  2. Recruitment. I am writing this report to describe how each organisation plans and conducts ...

    Curriculum vitae A special type of resume traditionally used within the academic community. Earned degrees, teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, and related activities are featured. Unlike a resume, a CV tends to be longer and more informational than promotional in tone.

  1. Presenting Business Information

    The methods of communication in use outside of the business are described below: Telephone communication: This method is used by many businesses such as Tesco to transmit simple message about their services quickly and efficiently. Using this method for communication is beneficial for the businesses because it offers immediate feedback

  2. BTEC Unit 2 - P1 - Business Resources - HR Report

    5.2 A current change has been identified with regards to the demand for products across the range. The most significant change was in sales within the Kitchen and Bathroom department down by 2.5%. The cause has been ascertained as the recent opening of a new Independent Kitchen Store opening up nearby, specialising in a designer range of modern kitchens.

  1. Private and Public Limited Company

    make to allay fears among the general public over nutrition and modern farming methods. Decision Making Managers are continuously making decisions about what to purchase and where, how much to sell, and so on. The type of decisions that managers are allowed to make often depends on which rung of the management ladder they are on.

  2. The main aim of this research is to evaluate the information on the human ...

    is no standard or strict policy kind of rules to manage people. The Human Resource Management is nothing but managing the employees in an organization with certain policies particularly dependent on the basis of organization and the kind of business it does.

  1. Motivation within a workplace - examples from Asda.

    Career progression: Companies like Asda often employ tactics such as career progression to act as a motivational tool. The rewards of career progression obviously brings a greater rate of pay. Such as progressing from check outs to team leader or to store manager would bring a increased salary and therefore responsibilities.

  2. In this report I will be evaluating how The Regent theatre'spolicies and procedures contribute ...

    The procurement procedures are effective in helping the efficient and effective in the sense that it allows The Regent to benefit from it through economies of scale, allowing them to buy in bulk, therefore saving money. This is very important as The Regent?s budget is set by Ipswich Borough Council,

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work