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Human Resources

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Human Resources The human resources department of a business is used to recruit the best employee's and to make sure that they work effectively and safely. Also the human resources department within a company deals with the businesses management of new and current employee's, this involves such tasks as looking after employee's well being to their working conditions, this is to ensure that employee's are working effectively and are being treated fairly. As a key department within any company human resources could cover; * The recruitment, retention and dismissal of employees * Working conditions * Health and safety * Training, development and promotion * Dealing with/working with employee organisations and trade unions Typical jobs titles involved within the human resources department which help in the running of the human resources department are; * Human resources manager(s) * Training officer(s) * Health and safety officer(s) * Personnel assistants Recruitment A major task of the human resources department is to ensure that the business or company has the right employees for the successful running of the business/company this could involve from recruiting, retention and dismissing employees. The recruiting process usually works like this; Notification of vacancy Constructing a job description, listing the tasks that will be key in the job. This is usually done through consultation of the candidate Writing a person description, the identification of personal attributes, qualifications, skills and previous experience Finding candidates, advertisement of the opening Sending out application forms and job details, the distribution of forms to those candidates interested Considering applications, the processing and assessment of applications received Short listing, usually done if a large number of applications are received and the most suitable candidates are chosen ...read more.

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Hours of work, usually agreed upon already within the employees contract, but they can work overtime for extra pay. Pay, employees are normally paid weekly, in the form of wages, or monthly, in the form of a salary. Extra payments such as overtime, bonuses or commission (extra pay determined by the number of units/products you sell), may also be made. Rates of pay vary between different jobs and businesses, the rate is usually agreed within the employment contract. Job security, this is to ensure employees have a peace of mind where the company helps employees plan for the future or commit themselves financially through a company pension. Also within working conditions, healthy and safety is a key matter within any business. The healthy and safety at work act 1974 was put into action to ensure employers take responsibility for the following; * Provide a work place that is safe and healthy * Carry out safety procedures, such as fires drills and notices to inform people what to do during an emergency * Providing safe machinery and equipment * Provide trained safety staff * Follow health and safety procedures accordingly * Use machinery safely Also depending on the type of business they may need to use or consider, the control of substances hazardous to health regulations 1988, this covers the safe use of hazardous substances or chemicals. Businesses such as chemical factories and laboratories may need to consider the control of substances hazardous to health regulations 1988. Training, development and promotion Training allows employees to get skills necessary to do their job and perform to the best of their ability. ...read more.

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* Selecting the best and most appropriate candidate for the position, based on their overall performance. * Making effective use of the talents and experience of the people in the business * Acting fairly and respectfully towards each employee, and to possible employees individually * Ensuring legal compliance, locally and internationally. * Operating in line with the whole company's framework of internal Minimum Standards, and Human Rights and Ethical Trading policy, while taking account of local societal and cultural variations * Educating and training employees on the value of diversity. Health and Safety Being such a large international manufacturing company, Cadbury Schweppes have realised they have a responsibility to ensure their employees health and safety needs. To ensure this Cadbury Schweppes has written up health and safety standards procedure to make sure that they the health and safety of employee's at mind. In the role of Cadburys business activities, Cadbury Schweppes wishes to: * Minimise their impact on the environment around the world, working towards the objective of long-term sustainability. * Look after the health and safety of their employees. * Find opportunities to improve the environment in the communities that Cadburys operates. Development and training Cadbury Schweppes' aim is to provide a leading edge employment experience, which also enhances the abilities of individuals and the running of company as a whole. Part of Cadbury Schweppes' commitment to helping employees realise their full potential is the open option of access to further job opportunities elsewhere and within the company. Cadburys also encourages international experience, where individual can send there expertise's and experience to another part of the company elsewhere in the world or country. In 2003 Cadburys had 150 managers on international assignments across the world. (Information above has been taken from www.cadburyschweppes.com but interpreted into my own words) ...read more.

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