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Human resources Human resources is concerned with the employees who work for the organisation. Wise organisations regard staff as the most important resources. Other resources include money, equipment, buildings, land and, materials, however, if the employees are not motivated and only do the minimum work that us requires, then all the money or equipment in the world won't make the business successful. On the other hand if the employees are keen to do their best, are well trained and committed to the aims of the business, them most organisations will be successful, this is why employees or human resources are so important. The main activities is the human resources function: * The recruitment, retention and dismissal of staff. * The training, development and promotion of staff. * The monitoring and maintenance of the good working conditions. * Health and safety. * Liaison with employee organisations and trade unions. Denbenhams department store human resources policies RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION POLICY & PROCEDURE POLICY The recruitment and selection decision is of prime importance as the vehicle for obtaining the best possible person-to-job fit which will, when aggregated, contribute significantly towards the Company's effectiveness. It is also becoming increasingly important, as the Company evolves and changes, that new recruits show a willingness to learn, adaptability and ability to work as part of a team. ...read more.


At least two people should be involved in shortlisting and sit on the Interview Panel. The application forms received by the closing date will be forwarded to the appointing managers for shortlisting. Applicants must be chosen against the Person Specification. It is the responsibility of the appointing manager at this stage to record (in writing) the reasons why an applicant is not shortlisted. All papers must be returned to the Human Resources Department / Company Administration Office, who will invite the candidates for interview, obtain references and make the necessary housekeeping arrangements for the interview. This will include timetabling the interviews and arranging Occupational Health / Company Doctor Medicals if appropriate. Candidates who have not been shortlisted will also be informed. At least one week prior to the interview, each panellist will receive an interview pack containing: * Copies of application forms / cv's * Blank interview report forms. * A copy of the job advertisement; * A copy of the job description; * A copy of the person specification The appointing manager will: * Decide on the interview format and determine which areas to concentrate on with the questioning; * Decide on who will chair the Interview Panel; * Deceive the references for candidates from the Human Resources Department / Company Administration Offices, and be responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of these, and for their safe return to the Human Resources Department / Company Administration Offices for destruction. ...read more.


* A place of work without risk to health and means of access and egress that are safe and without risks. * A working environment that is safe and without risks to health. * Adequate facilities and arrangements for the welfare of employees at work. * Effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of protective and preventative measures. Each level of management shall conduct its undertaking in a manner so as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons not in the Company's employ are not exposed to risks to their health and safety. Every employee shall take reasonable care for his/her own health and safety and for that of all other people who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work. Failure to comply with this policy or with any health or safety requirement by Debenhams shall render any employee(s) responsible liable to disciplinary action, which may include dismissal. All Executives and Managers are responsible for following through to conclusion any particular matter, which gives rise to a risk to the Health and Safety of employees or customers. Health and Safety at Work is a mutual objective of both the Company's management and employees. The Company shall regard its health and safety functions equal to all other functions and therefore will expect the co-operation of all employees. This Health and Safety statement shall be circulated to all employees and displayed on all notice boards in order to ensure full awareness of its contents. ...read more.

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