Human resources are the people that work for an organisation and the Human Resource Management (HRM) is concerned with how these people are managed.
The term human resource management (HRM) has come to mean more than this because people are different from the other resources that work for an organisation. People have thoughts and feelings, aspirations and needs. The term HRM has come to refer to an approach, which takes into account both:
• The needs of the organisation
• The needs of its people
Human Resource Planning
This involves looking at the current workforce skills and motivation techniques and comparing them with what is going to be needed in the future. To do this the business has to take into account considerations inside and outside the business:
1. Internal planning factors (inside the business)
2. External planning factors (outside the business)
3. Employee skills
Internal Planning Factors
This is about how the organisation, Morrisons, is changing to cope with new methods of working or new demands made on it, for example these may be new technology, new products or services.
Morrison’s needs to consider the new skills that will be needed in the future and those that existing staff already have because they may have to look into training their existing staff in order for them to gain the new skills if they don’t already have them. Or they may need to look into employing staff which have the new skills they need.
Organisations like Morrisons, are constantly changing and their human resources need to be able to adapt too. The demand for products and services will affect the number of employees needed in certain roles. For example, if there is a big demand for Morrison’s clothing range then they will need to have more staff in that area and in that role because they will need more staff to restock the clothing because people will be buying more of them. Another example of this is if there is a big demand for online shopping...