Mcdonald's human resouce managment

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McDonald's corporation

McDonald's is the world's leading food service retailer with more than 30,000 restaurants in 119 countries serving 47 million customers each day. Is one of the worlds most well-known and valuable brands and holds a leading share in the globally branded quick service restaurant segment of the informal eating-out market in virtually every country in which we do business.

Serves the world some of its favorite foods - World Famous French Fries, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Chicken McNuggets and Egg McMuffin.

McDonald's rich history began with the founder, Ray Kroc. The strong foundation that he built continues today with McDonald's vision and the commitment of the talented executives to keep the shine on McDonald's arches for years to come.

In addition Mc Donald's human resource department contributed in expanding this company globally through following flexibility and sensitivity to local cultural mores in relation to recruitment. As well Mc Donald's vision was just a beginning where also the HR department help in translating this vision to something realistic .

Q1:Describe the purpose and primary objectives of Mc Donald's' HR department .

Many people find HRM to be a vague and elusive concept, because it seems to have a variety of meanings. This confusion reflects the different interpretations found in articles and books about Human Resource Management; a philosophy of people management based on the belief that human resources are uniquely important to sustained business success. An organization gains competitive advantage by using its people effectively, drawing on their expertise and ingenuity to meet clearly defined objective .HRM is aimed at recruiting capable, flexible and committed people, managing and rewarding their performance and developing key competencies.

The HRM model emphasizes:

* The need to search for new ways of working.

* The central role of managers in promoting change.