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Effective human resources management has quite a large effect on the competitiveness of a business.

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A2 - Competitiveness Effective human resources management has quite a large effect on the competitiveness of a business. In this section, I will explain how they can improve the competitiveness of Tesco. Human resources are in charge of recruiting staff for Tesco. This is a very important aspect that contributes to the overall competitiveness of Tesco. Tesco needs to hire the right people for the job position that they are looking to fill. If they can find the right people who are very efficient at their particular job position, then they will obviously be a very efficient organisation. This means that they will be quite competitive with other competitor businesses due to their cutting of costs. Tesco will have money that, had they not been efficient, would have to be spent on an employee's wages in order to get the job done. If the human resources department itself is efficient, they will save money in a variety of different ways. They can make the costs of processing the applications and interviewing the candidates as low as possible in order to increase their efficiency. ...read more.

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Employee evaluation is an important aspect of the competitiveness of Tesco. They need to constantly assess the workforce's performance in their existing jobs. This is due to the following reasons: * To improve the organisational performance by improving the performance of employees * To identify potential i.e. to recognise the existing talent in Tesco and to use it to fill vacancies where better use can be made of their skills and abilities. This will, of course, in turn means that they be an overall more efficient company with an effective workforce. Industrial relations are an aspect that needs to be considered when attempting to make the efficiency of Tesco as great as possible. Good industrial relations are difficult to define due to the fact that a good system of industrial relations involves complex relationships between: * Workers * Trade Unions * Employers * Government and legislation There are 7 main functions that a manager needs to provide in order for the business to be effective: * To keep within industrial law * To conduct negotiations * To make sure that agreements made are interpreted so that they are fully understood and agreed ...read more.

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This can be due to: * New machinery being introduced * Changes in job content * Shortcomings of employee output * Recommendations by the government and industry training organisations * Suggestions made by a specialist Training can take many forms. These may include the following: * Courses * Observation of trained workers * Coaching from senior members of staff * Job swaps * Self-teaching via books, videos, etc * Research and report writing Evaluation of the effectiveness of the training is done to ensure that it is cost effective, gets the job done and any improvements that could be made to make it more efficient and effective. In making these judgements, the senior managers will have to consider whether their efforts have produced: * More effective and efficient employees * Faster results in making newcomers knowledgeable than would follow from experience * More effective and efficient use of machinery * Fewer accidents, both personal and to property * Abilities for employees to take on more difficult roles * Better employee loyalty to the business with more willingness to innovate and accept change ...read more.

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