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The assignment will try to focus on the concept of human resource management strategies and human resource activities of McDonalds restaurant limited. The objective of this assignment is to relate the models of Human Resources strategies with McDonalds and summarise HR activities like performance management, motivation and rewards and HR planning. For the purpose of HRM strategies I will be applying the best practise and best-fit model with McDonalds. Furthermore, it explains the human resource activities of McDonalds restaurant ltd and will be ending with an appropriate conclusion and a few recommendations that can improve the HRM strategy, HR activities and the role of the HR function within McDonald's restaurant and Development.

Human Resource Planning is a term used by a business to refer to their HR department's attempts in ensuring that they have the right numbers and types of people available to apply the right skills needed to realise the organisations' strategic business plan.

It is "a strategy for ensuring that the organisations human resources will be capable of fulfilling the stated business mission" (Roberts & Wolf, 1983). In the latter part of the 20th century managers began planning human resources and not just capital or machinery and so on and so forth. The idea of manpower planning became very popular. This focused on the supplies of personnel and carried this out through examining the movements through organisations and through certain jobs. But this did little good for to meeting labour demands while also increasing a company's competitiveness. With more and more people training and studying within the area of HR planning, it is clear there is a demand from organisations to have planners within their human resource department.

The planning of the Human Resource function has a substantial effect on the bottom-line performance of a firm. Poor HR...