business Studies-Bus 101 |
Assignment Brief Term 2, 2012 |
Q1) With reference of another author, define the term of recruitments and selection. How do these processes enable an organization like Tesco to get the right people to fill its posts?(10 marks)
Tesco aims to ensure all roles work together to drive its business objectives. It needs to
ensure it has the right number of people in the right jobs at the right time. To do this, it has a
structured process for recruitment and selection to attract applicants for both managerial and
operational roles. Workforce planning is the process of analysing an organisation’s likely future needs for people in terms of numbers, skills and locations. It allows the organisation to plan how those needs can be met through recruitment and training. It is vital for a company like Tesco to plan ahead. Because the company is growing, Tesco needs to recruit on a regular basis for both
the food and non-food parts of the business.
Positions become available because:
• jobs are created as the company opens new stores in the UK and expands internationally
• vacancies arise as employees leave the company – when they retire or resign – or get
promotion to other positions within Tesco
• new types of jobs can be created as the company changes its processes and technology. Tesco uses a workforce planning table to establish the likely demand for new staff. This considers
both managerial and non-managerial positions. In 2008/09, for example, Tesco calculates that
to support its business growth there will be a demand for around 4,000 new managers.
This planning process runs each year from the last week in February. There are quarterly
reviews in May, August and November, so Tesco can adjust staffing levels and recruit where
necessary. This allows Tesco sufficient time and flexibility to meet its demands for staff and
allows the company to meet its strategic objectives, for example, to open...