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Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………… 3
HR plan supporting the strategic objectives in John Lewis
1.1 Strategic importance of current, future and anticipated HR
requirements In …………… 4 1.2 Impact of HR planning activities on strategic plan of John Lewis partnership………………… 5 John Lewis partnership…………………………………………………………………………………
Legal and organisational frameworks for the employment Lewis Partnership
2.1 Current Legal requirements influencing HR plan in John Lewis
of staff in John
Partnership………………….. 6 2.2 Process of recruitment and selection of new staff in John Lewis Partnership……………….. 7
Organisational environment effecting staff in John Lewis
3.1 Organisational culture of John Lewis
Partnership…………………………………………………………… 8 Page 1 of 14
and well-being of a key resource it poses: people Human resource management is aimed at recruiting capable.3. flexible and committed people.. 11 4... Page 2 of 14 . An organization gains competitive advantage by using its people effectively. discipline and dismissal process in John Lewis 4. Partnership …………………………………………………………. managing and rewarding their performance and developing key competencies. Employment tribunals and external agencies involving in grievance.1 Grievance procedure in John Lewis Partnership. 10 4.2 work life balance issues and the changing patterns of work practices in John ……… 9 Lewis Partnership…………………………………………………………………………………………… LO4 Grievance. Discipline and dismissal processes…………………………………………………………………………………. 12 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………… 13 References…………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………… 14 Introduction Ban field and Kay (2008) defined Human Resource Management (HRM) is an approach to the management of employees that seeks to achieve the organization’s strategic goals through the development.. drawing on their expertise and ingenuity to meet clearly defined objectives.3 Role of ACAS.2 Stages of discipline resulting dismissal in John Lewis partnership………………………………….
223 Waitrose supermarkets and Green bee offering a range of travel. discipline and dismissal process.9 billion a year.000 employees (partners) owning 29 John Lewis stores. I will analyze the role of HR in grievance. training and retaining the employees and the effect of organisational environment on employees. with 69. selecting. Finally.The purpose of this assignment is to show the human resource planning in John Lewis Partnership (JLP). The strategy of the Partnership is focused on achieving three objectives.1 Strategic importance of current. Successful business is the aim and the outcome of all three objectives: Page 3 of 14 .HR plan supporting the strategic objectives in John Lewis partnership 1. LO1:. in partnership with a turnover of 6. which are mutually dependent and reinforcing through the Partner-Customer-Profit circle. This paper will examine how HRM in the John Lewis Partnership contributes to the Partnership organizational goals by supporting the strategic objectives and clearly explain the process of legal and organisational frameworks for the process of recruiting.It is a visionary and successful business owned by the partners (the employees of organisation) dedicated to serving customers fairly and honestly. future and anticipated HR requirements in John Lewis partnership In John Lewis partnership HR strategies are established to support the attainment of the overall strategic business plan and objectives. leisure and financial services.
service and honesty. to allow continued development and to distribute a share of profits each year consistent with Partners' reasonable expectations over time. The partnership board develops goals and strategic objectives and its responsibility of HR to plan an effective strategy in process of selection and staffing. The organisation need to grow without compromising on their commitment to quality customer service is a Herculean challenge. As JLP are extended their reach nationwide.The Partnership's overall purpose is set out in the first Principle of Constitution 'the happiness of all its members. • The Partnership should recruit and retain loyal customers and maintain our reputation for outstanding value. Skills development is crucial for business success and JLP is delighted by the Government’s decision to back a National Skills Academy for Retail The future strategic plan of HR in John Lewis partnership is the year 2012 . • The Partnership should make sufficient profit to sustain our commercial vitality. through their worthwhile and satisfying employment in a successful business. training and development of employees to achieve the goals of the organisation. also want to ensure that they recruit new partners from the local communities along with use of Student transfer scheme to retain student partners planning to go away to university or college.2 Impact of HR planning activities on strategic plan of John Lewis partnership John Lewis partnership’s HR planning begins with its strategic plan. choice. This overall purpose is developed further in the other Principles of the Constitution 1.• Partners should gain personal satisfaction by being members of a co-owned enterprise in which they have worthwhile. secure and fulfilling employment. organisational development. which includes opening a new store or cutting down costs. The key activities of HRM contributing to achieve John Lewis partnership goals are:• Partner benefit Page 4 of 14 .as it will be a big challenge for the organisation not just supporting the world’s biggest sport event but JLP will see the opening of a new John Lewis department store in the Hare wood Quarter in Leeds making the mid way point of the most ambitious expansion plan to date – a ten year £500 million programme of John Lewis and Waitrose stores expansion which helps in double the sales and increase work force to 100.000. HR planning in John Lewis Partnership plays a prominent role in recruiting and retaining the staff. Emerging HRM policies and practices range from outsourcing certain non-core functions. adopting flexible work practices and the increased use of information technology.
(b) Partner voice John Lewis Partnership partner voice takes the shape of Partnership Council. who should be satisfied that the recruitment process is being performed effectively by sitting in on occasional interviews and reviewing the outcomes. hotels. and services include mobile provider. social background. regardless of individual difference such as gender. disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. podiatry and counselling service which makes the partners feel comfortable at work and deliver their performance. age. Page 5 of 14 . advice on compliance with relevant legislation along with encouragement of using treatment services such as physiotherapy. Recruitment is primarily the role of the section manager personnel. and the main objective is to share the responsibilities of ownership. 2009). cinemas. religion or beliefs. and car repair services. The aim of this service is to assess the health of potential partners at recruitment. LO2. Different range of benefits are given to partners such as annual bonus form the profit and 15% partner discount which technically increase the sales along with leisure activities organized locally by every branch such as discount in restaurants. they act on behalf of the branch manager.1 Current Legal requirements influencing HR plan in John Lewis Partnership John Lewis partnership is committed to providing equal opportunities for those applying for or in employment. representing all partners and reflecting their opinion (Partnership Constitution. knowledge and power-. sexual orientation. (c) Occupational health John Lewis partnership attaches great importance to the health and well being of partners. Undertake workplace inspections to identify working conditions that may results in ill health. ethnic origin. Legal and organisational frameworks for the employment of staff in John Lewis Partnership 2.• • Partner voice Occupational health (a) Partner Benefit The benefits of working in the Partnership are considerable. as well as its rewards – profit. Some are financed and run by the business. disability.
2 Process of recruitment and selection of new staff in John Lewis Partnership John Lewis Partnership recognises that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all persons without discrimination. they act on behalf of the branch manager. 2. Adoption pay and Paternity pay are most important among all rights. In certain cases. Section managers feel pressured to fill a vacancy. Page 6 of 14 . Serious misconduct includes misconduct outside of work where this may have implications or links to our business. leave shortly afterwards and are then replaced by others who are equally unsuitable. Maternity leave. conduct may be considered so serious that partner may be dismissed summarily (that is without notice or pay in lieu of notice) whether or not partner have been warned about such conduct on a previous occasion and regardless of performance or length of service. and while they do act quickly. efficiency and continuous improvement. Recruitment is primarily the role of the section manager personnel. As an employee of the organisation it is expected from every individual to deliver services that make life easier for the entire business. Hurried recruitment can create a vicious circle where unsuitable people join the organisation. taking a comprehensive end-to-end view of their processes.In John Lewis Partnership the partner has right to know their job or type of work and the range they are placed in along with what is required to develop their performance for increase in pay. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated and will be dealt with in line with the partnership’s ‘Fair Treatment’ policy. A job in John Lewis partnership is a job helping to maintain the century-old commitment to fantastic service. it is always better to wait than to recruit a potentially suitable candidate. It enables Partners to achieve common goals by providing a joint governance framework which includes clear and transparent Service Level Agreements.
By ensuring that all local vacancies are posted with jobcentre plus JLP maximise their range of possible candidates. an email. Jobcentre plus offer a range of service and support to the organisation and it’s an integral part of the recruitment strategy. Offer work experience provision to promote JLP as a future employer for younger students. The applications received will be acknowledged within seven days of receipt. These applicants are invited for an interview where they have to undergo some tests which includes group discussion and written test to show their skills. This is the website of the organisation www.Recruitment process in John Lewis partnership: Recruitment for external candidates is done mainly through two sources.com which is an E-recruitment process which provides the applicants an application centre which helps is modify and check the status of their application and also to apply more suitable jobs in the organisation. Recruitment process includes use of following option: • • • Online recruitment system to promote the vacancy to the widest possible audience. In order not to lose them by delaying their response to other organisations their applications are processed as quickly and professionally as possible. whether that is a phone call. or an acknowledgement letter stating that the branch will be in contact again within a defined time scale. Encourage partners in the branch to recommend friends and relations.jlpjobs. Decision will be made for offering the job for deserving candidates and a letter of appointment is sent to the applicant along with details to attend a induction programme as it is the last stage of the process in which information of health and safety is explained as it is a legal requirement and the terms and condition of employment are briefed. performance and potential. Page 7 of 14 . The section manager personnel then notify the selected applicants to book an interview at their convenience. An extensive range of standard letters and emails available. Selection Process in John Lewis Partnership: Recruitment tools used in the process of selecting a candidate are applications received online and the job centre applicants. Principles of selection are:• Selection of candidates should take into account only an individual ability. considering carefully whether the correspondence planned to send is appropriate to that particular candidate.
The Partnership aims to offer secure employment to its members. the trust customers place in partnership and organisations reputation within local communities. Over the last 75 years the Partnership has developed a powerful and distinctive culture based on our democratic structure and Principles. The Partnership seeks to recruit only those who share its values and will contribute to its success. JLP culture underpins the respect in which their business is held. LO3. The Partnership employs disabled people in suitable vacancies and offers them appropriate training and careers. No Partnership contract of employment will have a notice period longer than 12 months. setting the business to be run in Constitution.• All permanent engagements are subject to satisfactory references and medical clearance. Organisational environment effecting staff in John Lewis partnership 3. Page 8 of 14 . a set of corporate values and principles which govern and guide business. Powered by our Principles sets out what this culture is about and defines the behaviour expected from every Partner. This culture of John Lewis partnership has much impact on recruitment and retention of employees (Partners).1. The six elements of Partnership behaviour that together make up Powered by our Principles are: • • • • • • Be honest Give respect Recognise others Show enterprise Work together Achieve more. A Partner’s performance is reviewed with him by his manager at least once a year. Effective target setting and monitoring is also key to success in increasing the recruitment and retention of staff. unless the Partnership Board agrees. Organisational culture of John Lewis Partnership John Spedan Lewis founded the Partnership in 1920. and will therefore give all the help it reasonably can to any Partner who has difficulties at work.
John Lewis partnership operates a non. 3. • • Paternity pay:-Partners satisfying the following conditions will qualify for paternity leave that have or expect to have responsibility for the child's upbringing. whereby it contributes approximately 10 per cent of a partner’s pay per month to the pension.Adoption leave is available to all Partners who are newly matched with a child for adoption by an approved adoption agency or worked continuously for the Partnership for 26 weeks ending with the week in which they are told of their match with a child for adoption. In April 2003 the Employment Act introduced the right for parents of young and disabled children to apply to work a flexible working arrangement. civil partner or partner or. Parental leave: .2 work life balance issues and the changing patterns of work practices in John Lewis Partnership John Lewis partnership offer a range of leave to help Partners balance their work lives and their home lives • • • Family leave: .contributory final salary scheme. all partners are able to make a request for flexible working. the sick or the elderly may not be able to work certain shifts. weekends or during school holidays. Page 9 of 14 . Be part of a couple responsible for adopting a child. Be the biological father of the child or the mother's husband. Maternity leave:-Ordinary maternity leave (OML) lasts for a maximum of 26 weeks. and is a strong contributory factor to recruiting and retaining employees. this plan is open to all newcomers. Adoption pay: . The partnership is committed to providing the best work life balances possible to all partners. Contrasting with other companies. John Lewis partnership provides changing patterns of work if is necessary and requested by partner for reasons preferring one pattern of working to another. Such as • Partners with responsibility to care for children.John Lewis partnership provides partners to have 13 weeks off work to care for a child during the first five years of her/his life.All Partners have the legal right to take reasonable unpaid time off for unexpected reasons involving a 'dependant'. for this reason.
Demotion or Dismissal Page 10 of 14 . Grievance. Some partners who may want to combine work with continued education. the partner sends their completed Appeal Form to personnel who then alerts the partners’ counsellor who hears the final appeal. they send their completed Appeal form to personnel and then again personnel alerts those concerned and forwards it to the relevant senior manager for investigation. enclosing Guidance for partners and an Appeal Form. Finally the partner appeals to the Partners’ counsellor.1 Grievance procedure In John Lewis partnership In John Lewis partnership to initiate Grievance procedure: • Partner sends their completed Grievance Form to personnel who alerts those concerned and forwards it to the relevant line manager for investigation. LO4. most grievances will be heard by department managers and branch managers and branch manager will hear any appeals. in line with the revised ACAS code of practice. enclosing a further Appeal Form.2 Stages of discipline resulting dismissal in John Lewis partnership In John Lewis partnership the structure of disciplinary process.• • • • Partners with other interests outside paid work may be unavailable at certain times. In practice. • • Manager holds a grievance meeting with the partner and gives the partner a complete outcome of Grievance/Appeal form after the grievance meeting with the appeal form. discipline and dismissal process in John Lewis Partnership 4. • • Manager holds the appeal meeting with the partner and gives the partner a completed outcome of Grievance/ Appeal form after the appeal meeting with the second Appeal Form. The Final Written Warning (FLWW). 4. Due to religious observances For partners with particular disabilities may be unable to work full-time those who have retired may remain available to work on a part-time or temporary basis. is as follows: • • • The First Written Warning (FWW). If partner appeals.
Stage 2 In case of problem has not resolved and the partner commits the offence then the manager reviews FWW and issues Final Written Warning (FLWW) and after review date reached the manager reviews the progress and if the problem is resolved at this stage then the FLWW is sent to personnel for personal file and it remains in force for 12 months. Page 11 of 14 .3 Role of ACAS.Prior to the formal disciplinary process there is an informal stage. They try to resolve the grievance informally if possible to resolve otherwise a formal procedure is followed and suggest the employee to let the employer know the grievance in writing. the Informal Performance Discussion (IPD). Stage 3 If the problem still not resolved in this stage the branch manager consults personnel and finally the personnel manager. branch manager together held a meeting in which they decide to dismiss partner. Employment tribunals and external agencies involving in grievance. Stage 1 Manager invites to a disciplinary meeting and refers to the previous IPD (if applicable) and issues a First Written Warning. Decide on appropriate action and allow the employee to appeal if not satisfied. After the FWW review date reached and the problem is solved at this stage then the manager will complete the FWW form and send it to personnel for personal file and it remains in force for 6 months. Arrange a meeting to discuss the grievance and accompanying the employee at the meeting. 4. discipline and dismissal processes ACAS ACAS code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures is applied during grievance.
The commission provides help and advice on equal opportunities policy and practice to many organisations and companies. promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. customers and the users of services. large and small. The Data Protection Act and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations give you the right to know what information is held about you. Role of external agencies involving in grievance. and liaises with government departments and representative organisations from all sectors. Health and Safety Executive is committed to providing its employees with good and safe conditions of work. This framework was agreed by the HSE Senior Management Team (SMT) and Corporate Health & Page 12 of 14 . and if you lie you can be convicted of perjury. you give evidence under an oath or affirmation. private and voluntary sectors to reduce discrimination and promote equal opportunities for all employees. discipline and dismissal processes The Equality and Human Rights Commission works with organisations in the public. Employment Tribunals Employment Tribunals hear cases involving employment disputes. The Code sets out the principles that an employee and employer should follow to achieve a reasonable standard of behavior in handling grievance and disciplinary cases. This means having in place effective management arrangements that ensure the well being of staff. An Employment Tribunal will look at whether the employee and the employer have followed the principles in the Acas Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures (the Code).During disciplinary of an employee it establishes facts and then notify employee in writing a First written warning and an improvement note. After carefully the sign of no improvements it decides an action which leads to dismissal. and set rules to make sure this information is handled properly. and to minimise the adverse impacts to individuals and our business from ill health and injury The plan should be seen in the context of the three-year framework for health & safety 2009 to 2012. They are less formal than a court. Hold a meeting and allow the employee to be accompanied and if the problem is not resolved then issues a Final written warning. The role of Information commissioner’s office is to uphold information rights in the public interest. However. We do this by overseeing the laws that give you rights about the official information you can see and the personal information that organisation’s hold about employee.
‘Human Resource Management: Strategic Approach to Employment’. and Kay. Conclusion In this paper I have assessed the importance of HR plan in John Lewis partnership supporting its strategic objectives and achieving the goals set by the organisation. rewards. P. I have gained knowledge in terms of policies and procedures an organisation have to follow in each and every aspect of their HR plan and also have an up to date strategic perspective of law and legislation which illuminates the way people are managed. (2008). Introduction to Human Resource Management. Page 13 of 14 . discipline and dismissal. It also gives the complete structure of organisation’s framework on employment on staff and the effect of organisation culture on it and the process of dealing with employees (Partners) during the time of grievance. I. Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd. Christopher (1995). Series. appraisal and by monitoring performance and take necessary actions if the terms and conditions of contract are breached. This assignment provides a comprehensive treatment of contemporary problems in managing employment. Hendry.Safety Committee (CHSC) and sets out three key themes that HSE aims to develop in the period up to 2009. New York. Oxford University Press. HRM in John Lewis partnership not only focuses on strategic objectives of the organisation but also it takes necessary measures in providing them the benefits. References Ban field. R. Title II.
Armstrong.englishpartnerships. John Lewis Partnership.htm http://jlpjobs.co.com/jobs/partnership-services-jobs. September 2009 edition.co.gov. Michael (2006).uk/equalopportunities.ico.com/our-job/what-we-do/ http://www. 10th Edition. Partnership Handbook.partnerconnect.gov. published by Kogan page limited UK John Lewis Partnership (2009).org. ‘Armstrong hand book on Human Resources Management practice’.uk/ http://www.uk/ Page 14 of 14 . London.equalityhumanrights.uk/en/Employment/ResolvingWorkplaceDisputes/Employmenttribunals/DG_100 28122 http://www. Websites:http://www.direct.aspx http://www.htm http://www.uk/about_us/what_we_do/aims_and_responsibilities.acas.
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