KNITTED GARMENTS & HRM

MYTHREYA ELDHO JAI JITHENDRA KANNIGA KAVITHA

INDIAN KNITTED GARMENTS INDUSTRY
‡ 4% of country s GDP & 14% of country s industrial production & total exports of India ‡ The value chain comprises of spinning, weaving, knitting and garmenting ‡ Tirupur (Tamil Nadu), National Capital Region (Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida

TIRUPUR CLUSTER
‡ Vibrant centre of activities related to knitwear ‡ The price of seed cotton for the state is fixed at Tirupur exchange ‡ The first knitwear unit in the town came up in the year 1925 ‡ 30 to 35 per cent of the production of Tirupur is fashion garments and the rest can be considered as basic garments ‡ Leading international brands

LABOR FORCE
‡ Migratants from 18 southern districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala ‡ Women workers are employed in large numbers in exporting units involving them in stitching, folding, checking and packaging jobs ‡ Helper, machine operator, supervisor and foreman ‡ Right to association and other trade union rights, though legally exists but at the enterprise level there is no trade union in Tirupur ‡ Wages ‡ Shortage of Labor

NATURE OF WORK
‡ Manufacture and Export of Knitted and Woven Garments
± ± ± ± ± ± ± ± Merchandising Fabric Laboratory Shaping Production Infrastructure Sewing Trimming Finishing

ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
‡ Size
± SME

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Growth over the years Employee growth Current strategic Focus Other Issues

FOCUS OF HR DEPARTMENT
‡ The main functions of the HR department at Mail Hosieries are establishing, implementing and maintaining quality management system in the company. ‡ The major sub-functions of the HR department are,
± Coordinating with the relevant department ± Conducting training and awareness to all employees ± Conducting review meetings as and when necessary ± Liaison for certification bodies

‡ Staffing ‡ Safety and Health ‡ Child/Forced Labor

Recruitment Practices
‡ No child labour ‡ Strictly recruits only those who have 18yrs completed ‡ No descrimination based on age, caste, religion and gender

Selection Procedures
‡ Right person to the right job ‡ Selection committee takes the final call ‡ Main duties include correspondence, records, follow-up

Role of trade Unions
‡ No trade unions are specifically adopted for the company ‡ Problems are sorted by direct discussions by the employee with the management.

Incentive schemes and Benefit Plans
‡ No major incentive s

APPRAISAL METHODS
‡ Twice a year bonus is given to employees.
± Unskilled lobour legally accepted percentage(fixed by the government) ± Skilled labour based on their performance in the financial year

TRAINING

EMPLOYEE RETENTION AND ENGAGEMENT METHODS
‡ Mail hosiers does not have volunteer retirement scheme to avoid early retirement of employees ‡ No specific employee engagement methods done

OUTSOURCING
‡ As minimal HR work is done in the company and the number of employee are less there is no need for outsourcing

LEARNINGS AND SUGGESTIONS
‡ Understanding of the knitted garments industry and its HR functions ‡ Child labor ‡ Can introduce better appraisal methods ‡ More performance based bonus and rewards will improve motivation among employees ‡ Training across different sections would help increase in job satisfaction among employees

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