Human resources

Essay by maz187 January 2004

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Contents Page


Terms of Reference

The Content

Human Resource Planning

*Management forecast techniques

Recruitment & Selection



*Selection process & Roles

Training & Development



Performance Management

*Mission Statement

*Performance development plan



Appendices & Bibliography


Terms of Reference

This first part of the report was not written for a specialist firm/organisation but it was written for any firm who wishes to know the importance of Human Resources, the role it has in a organisation and the various ways organisation use their Human Resource Management team to interpret and use internal staffing information & analyse relevant labour market trends relate to the ongoing human resources planning of the business.

The way I have adopted this report in a way where there is a critical understanding of the contribution that effective human resource management can make to improve the competitiveness of the business and I have illustrated my points clearly.

The company which I have decided to write about in this report is Unilever. Unilever operates worldwide, mainly in consumer markets such as foods, and home and personal care products (including cosmetics and fragrances). The company's longstanding strength has been in branded, packaged goods. In addition, Unilever has a large professional cleaning business.

Unilever was formed in 1930 through the merger of the operations of the Dutch margarine company, Margarine Unie and the British Soapmaker, Lever Brothers. The amalagamation made good sense as both companies were competing for the same raw materials, both were involved in large-scale marketing of household products and both used similar distribution channels.

Margarine Unie was formed in 1927 when two rival margarine producers, Jurgens and Van den Bergh joined forces. In the following years, other European companies including Calvin Klein, Delft, Hartog and Schicht joined the Margarine Unie group.

Lever Brothers...