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Functional Areas at J Sainsbury's:The functional areas at J Sainsbury's are:- Human resources

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GNVQ INTERMEDIATE BUSINESS: How Business' Work Task Two:- Human Resources: Recruitment and Retention Business Name: J Sainsbury's PLC (Sainsbury's LTD) GNVQ INTERMEDIATE BUSINESS: How Business' Work'- Task Two- Human Resources: Recruitment and Retention Functional Areas at J Sainsbury's: The functional areas at J Sainsbury's are:- * Human resources * Finance * Administration * Production * Marketing And Sales * Customer Service Each functional area operates to support Sainsbury's aims and objectives and a range of activities goes on in each one. How the functional areas interact with one another is important. For Sainsbury's to be efficient and effective there has to be close links within different function areas, especially when their activities are related. ...read more.


This is why the human resources department is so important. The Activities Of Human Resources Function: To fulfil its purpose, human resources staff are involved in certain activities. These include:- * Recruitment and dismissal of staff * Training and promotion of staff * Monitoring good working conditions * Health and safety * Employee organisations and trade unions The first section I am going to explain is how the human resources department in Sainsbury's recruit employees. Recruiting applicants: The first stage is to identify the vacancy that is needed, Example: - New manager, new shelf stacker etc. After human resources have chosen their job vacancy they start to draw up a person specification of what is needed from the applicant e.g. ...read more.


The recruitment department decide this by the quality of their CV's and application forms (sometimes the department will often ask for references off a previous employer for a background check). Now the applicants that stand out from the rest and meet the job specification are called back for an interview by a human resources interviewer. The human resources department use these ways to interview applicants:- * One-stage interviews, carried out by human resources staff. * Two stage interviews, the first carried out by human resources staff, the second carried out by the manager of the new employee. * Panel interviews The interviewers are trained so that they know how to question applicants and what type of questions to ask. The recruitment department make the applicants take English and maths test, this mostly happens in the second part of interviewing the applicants. ...read more.

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