Human Resources Department

One of the most important jobs that the human resources department has to do is hiring new employees for a some one to be hired there must be a job avaalabe inside the business. For a business as large as Tesco PLC there is always jobs available, a job can be made available on the following grounds. An employee can be made dismissed. Dismissed meaning that the employee has been given the “sack”. In order for an employee to be dismissed they must have went through a disciplinary procedure (unless they were instantly dismissed, this is rare and is also known as gross misconduct). This is done when an employee continuously an annoyance to another employee or the business its self.

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An example of why some one might be dismissed could be for the following reasons: Racism to other employees, violent to other employees, theft from the business or other employees, to many days off, and gross misconduct (an example of gross misconduct could be a serious theft, assault of another employee and so on.) Example:, lets say that an employee was continuously late, because that employee is always late, the business isn’t achieving its full potential, because of this the employees line manager has the right to address the matter, he or she can have an informal meeting, and at that meeting each party has a chance to address any problems that they might have, they call this an informal interview with the line manager, because the issue isn’t serious its informal and isn’t recorded. Its hoped that the employee will make changers and arrive to work on time. This is known as stage one of the disciplinary procedure. Stage one is a verbal warning.

Lets say that the employee still continued to arrive late at work, the employee is in breach of his or her employee contract where he or she agreed to arrive at work at 9.00am Monday to Friday how ever the employee arrives 9.15am, 15 minutes may not sound that long but 15 minutes a day works out at 1 hour and 15 minutes a week, that’s 1 hour 15 minutes that the business is paying some one to do nothing, because the employees not at work. If this business hires 10,000 employees across the UK (for example Asda or Tesco) and each employee was 15 minutes late then the business would be losing thousands of pounds each day so for this reason its important for a business to address lateness before the problem gets any worse.

If the employee continued to turn up to work late then the senior managers has the right to give the employee a formal “telling off” this is recorded on the employees records however some businesses “wipe the slate clean” each year. This is known as stage two of the disciplinary procedure. Stage two also a verbal warning. Retirement This is when an employee of the business decides to leave on grounds of his or her age. If the employee started a pension he or she may decide to live off that. If the employee did not start a pension then the employee would receive a state pension. Promotion If an employee has left the business then someone needs to take his or her place. This can be done in two ways internal and external recruitment.