Assignment On Hrm And Pm

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You have been recruited as a team of human resource consultants in a modern rapidly changing organisation. This organisation has so far been practicing personnel management. It is keen to adopt modern human resource management practices. Your team is required to prepare a report of 5000 words as to how the organisation is going to go about this transition. Your report must critically explain and evaluate which HR practices the organisation should adopt and the benefits in doing so.IntroductionBright Company Limited started its activities in 1981. Its main business is to generate and sell electricity to its customers. At the beginning it had only 2000 customers and a labour force of 150, both staff and manual workers. The company expanded rapidly due to joint ventures with sugar factories, which produced electricity with bagasse, a by-product of sugar cane, at a low cost compared to a much expensive cost of its rival company the General Electric Company, which uses petroleum products. On the other hand the company has erected power stations run with wind energy and water (hydro), which are considered as clean and non-polluting agents of the environment. The initial cost of investment in such power stations is definitely high regarding machinery and spare parts but the cost of production and maintenance is very low compared to petroleum products and charcoal whose prices have taken an ascending curb on the international market. The transmission and distribution grid of electrical energy is of latest technology and the country is supplied by electricity to every nook and corner.After 26 years of operation the company has got about 190 000 customers thus becoming the biggest electric company of the country. Due to its increased production of electrical energy and customers, its labour force also has increased to 1500 of which 700 are staff employees and the remaining 800 are manual workers. The turnover of the company has increased radically attaining an astronomical sum of Rs. 12 billion in 2006. The phenomenal success of this company is due to many factors such as an aggressive marketing, a competitive pricing, a caring, rapid and friendly customer service and above all to the dedication of its labour force which has been loyal.However, when the company was launched and to-date it is still using personnel management for its administrative and day to day running. Recently, most of the members of the top management have been replaced by young, highly qualified with experience and dynamic ones. It is due to these changes in management that the company is now considering to turn to human resource management.Definition of Personnel ManagementThis part of management is concerned with people and their relationships at work. Personnel management is the responsibility of all those who manage people, as well as a description of the work of specialists. Personnel managers advise on, formulate, and implement personnel policies such as recruitment, conditions...

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