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



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. The Recruitment & Selection procedure should help managers to ensure that these criteria are addressed.

The Company Recruitment and Selection Policy will:

  • be fair and consistent;
  • be non-discriminatory on the grounds of sex, race, age, religion or disability;
  • conform to statutory regulations and agreed best practice.

To ensure that these policy aims are achieved, all appointing managers will receive training in effective recruitment and selection. 



The following procedure should be used when a post is to be filled. The appointing manager must: Define the job. If it is an existing post, is an exact replacement required or is this an opportunity to revise the requirements. If it is a newly established post be clear on the exact requirements, draw up a job description and consult the appropriate Director / Human Resources Department in relation to the appropriate grade and salary.

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Complete a Job Vacancy Form which confirms:

  • details of the post
  • final approval from the appropriate Director;
  • in the event of the job being newly established, the approval of the Chief Executive, and confirmation from the Director of Finance, that funding is available.

Send the Job Vacancy Form to the Human Resources Department / Company Administration Office. No vacancy can be processed without this authorisation.

Ensure the Job Description and person specification are up-to-date. Contact the Human Resources Department for advice / any assistance in completing these.

Collate an information package appropriate for the post. This ...

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