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Nestle is a food manufacturer. It

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Investigating How A Business Works Nestle is a food manufacturer. It is a very big company, which is known as an international food company, because its products are used, and known all over the world. The head quarters are in Switzerland. In the UK there are 30 factories. The head quarters in the UK are in Croydon, Surrey. Nestle is the largest food company in the world. It has over 15,000 products, 500 factories in 80 different countries and at least 230,000 employees. Nestle products range from sweets to normal food like pasta. Their brands include Rowntrees, Crosse & Blackwell and Friskies. There are five different groups for the food. They are, beverages, milk products, prepared food and cooking aids, chocolate and confectionery and pharmaceutical products. After being founded in 1867 by Henri Nestle, Nestle sales have increased more and more over the years. Nestle arrived in Britain in 1868. The head quarters for research are in Vers -chez - les - blanc, in Switzerland. Nestle may be a bigger and better company than it was, but like every other company in the world it has aims and objectives. Nestles aims are: * To be competitive because over the years they have found out that customers have looked for competitive pricing and promotions. * To get a profitable growth. * To higher the UK sales and not forgetting other countries in the world that buy Nestle products. * To carry on improving their market shares. * To sell more than competitors like well known and loved companies like Cadburys and Mars. Nestle also has objectives such as: * To make improvements to their products so that customers will enjoy them more. * To carry on producing new products to keep customers happy. To succeed in completing their aims and objectives, Nestle knows it won't be easy. So to maintain them Nestle will carry on giving lots of commitment to the companies standards in training, development and employment practices, which will then hopefully make them an even better company! ...read more.

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An example of this is that if Nestle wanted to employ someone to work for them they would have to advertise for a salesperson. In Nestle this would mean that if both a man and woman applied for the same job as a lorry driver in the logistics department, even though lorry drivers are mostly men the woman should be considered. Also this law states that when a business is looking for staff they must not say the job is for people who are not married, have children and etc. An example of this is if two people (a woman with a baby and a woman with no children) applied for a job with Nestle, Nestle would have to consider both people because the woman with a baby might be better qualified for the job then the other, and the woman should not be considered just because she has got a baby. Another part of legislation is the Race Relations Act. This was introduced in 1976. This law means that a company cannot discriminate someone for their race or ethnic origin. An example of this is that if Nestle advertised for an employee they cannot turn someone down for the job just because they are black or etc. Also Nestle cannot tell someone they can't have a job because they don't like Welsh people and etc. The reason for these laws is that people could be just as good at each other at doing something and the only thing different about them is the colour of their skin or the place they are from. The Disability Discrimination Act was introduced in 1995. This is another part of legislation. This law states that when applying for a job a people should not be discriminated for being in a wheel chair or etc. The reason for this is because if someone who has a wheel chair wanted to work in an office, being in a wheelchair will not effect their work because even if they did have normal legs they would have to sit down. ...read more.

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At EVT there are not very many levels, which mean that if you want to work up to the next level could only go to the level before the top, unless you wanted to take over as manager because there are only three levels. EVT doesn't have a Human Resources Function; trade union although it does have a garage to put cars in when lorries are taken out, but there is no canteen and etc like there is in Nestle. To meet its aims and objectives Nestle and EVT both need to use their organisational charts. Although in Nestle problems can occur in meeting their objectives like to make lots of profit if something happens in one of the levels, which could mean that no new designs for chocolate are being made, and etc. This then could stop Nestle gaining in their profit all because one level didn't pass on designs from the level below to the next level. In EVT this could also happen if an employee is ill and doesn't ring the employer because EVT would not be able to do as much work as normal which could lose customers because if coils are ordered from somewhere for the next day and they don't get there because an employee is off, he might go to another business for coils because they will get them there on time. Sources To find out all the information I needed to do my project on Nestle I used the Internet by going to Nestles website which is www.nestle.co.uk. I also contacted Nestle via email to request information booklets and etc so I would be able to do my project. They then sent information booklets to me via post. The other sources I used were my father because he works for EVT and the GNVQ Business Studies book and my GNVQ teacher. ?? ?? ?? ?? Hannah Wood Business unit 1 By Hannah Wood 10d ...read more.

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