Boots is one of the largest chemist chains in the world, they employ more than 56,000 people throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland in the business which is based on caring for people/their customers. The boots staff will always be seen as the key element to the business. They offer an excellent service through the employment of high quality people giving them the development opportunities they deserve. Main Competitors Boots the chemists main competitors are Marks & Spencer, Superdrug, and Tesco. Boots have also got exemplar competitors, which are Wal-Mart and The Gap.
Human Resources Director – Deciding the overall staffing policies of the organisation. Advising senior management. Setting the HR budget in charge of all the HR functions and organisation. Human Resources Manager – This job responsibilities are managing the HR department and staff involved with the industrial relations and trade union, negotiations implementing and organisational HR policies. They also control staff wages and ill or absent staff. Recruitment Officer – Responsible for the recruitment and selection of suitable staff. This includes interviews, reading CV’s and selecting a suitable employee.
Take charge of the dismissal of employees. Training/Staff Development Officer – Responsible for training and staff development throughout the company. Responsible for making sure the employees are fully trained in the activities they participate in and that all the staff develops well. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Employers must not treat disabled persons less favourably than an able-bodied person whether in recruitment, training, promotion or dismissal, unless, it can be justified for any reason. The Race Relations Act 1976 Employers must not treat people of the opposite race, nationality, colour or ethnic origin unfairly.
Both direct and indirect discriminations apply. Again there are special circumstances in which it can be justified e. g. restaurants for authenticity, this is relatively rare. Employment Rights Act 1996 Employees have rights, which the employer must oblige by unless it can be justified e. g. ‘All female employees are entitled to maternity leave’ or ‘Employees must be allowed time off work for jury service or ante-natal care’ and ‘Employees have the right to be dismissed unfairly, if this occurs then they can present a complaint to an employment tribunal. ‘ The Sex Discrimination Act 1975
This act makes it illegal for an employer/employee to discriminate anyone on the grounds of gender, directly or indirectly. Unless the employer can show a Genuine Occupational Qualification then he must treat every employee or job applicant equally. This how equal opportunities effect Boots The Boots Company is committed to treating all members of staff and applicants for employment in the same way, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, marital status, age, disability or religion. This commitment includes: The elimination of discrimination of any sort, including harassment.
The Boots Company believes that everyone benefits from a working environment where respect for the individual is encouraged, and if staff feels they have been treated in a way that is contrary to this policy the issue should be dealt with by a senior manager, or directly by Personnel. The Boots Company will make every effort to secure a satisfactory resolution, either by informal means, or formally through the Grievance Procedure. The HR department affects the whole of the company because it is the department that employees people, takes care of the staff needs, wages and dismissal.
If there were no HR department then the business would not function properly because of the lack of employees the behaviour of employees. The business may suffer because there would be confusion between the employer and employees. The lack of customers because poor facilities/service and poor employment. One purpose of the Human Resources department is to provide a safe working environment. The health and safety at work act 1974 exists to protect the health and safety of people at work.