Analysis of Human Resource Management Essay

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Analysis of Human Resource Management

The report starts with the introduction to Human Resource Management
(HRM) and the role it has to play within an organisation followed by
brief introduction of the chosen organisation for the
discussion-McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd. Also, it gives the reasons why
this organisation has been chosen. The report presents the key
strategic issues and corporate strategy of McDonald’s. Then it carries
out an analysis of McDonald’s HR strategy and HR activities.
Furthermore, it deals with outcomes of the analysis by comparing and
contrasting them with different HRM thinking models. At last, it
presents conclusions and recommendations that can improve HR activity
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It makes it
realistic by motivating the workforce, developing commitment in them
and improving communication.(Armstrong M,2003)

Traditional Personnel management deals with short term planning and
controlled externally. With employee relations’ perspective, it has
low trust and less communication. It has lot to do with labour
management.(limited to the people and not deals with strategy) On the
other hand, HRM emphasizes that employees are critical to achieving
sustainable competitive advantage and is central to organisational
strategic performance.(Bratton and Gold,1999).HRM plays great role
with organisation’s corporate strategy. But to do this, all HR
strategies must be integrated and must be in line with overall
business strategies.(Lecture Notes,2004 Topic 1)

Thus, HRM has lot more to do compared to Personnel management.

Why McDonald’s?

McDonald’s is global organisation with a huge workforce. Depending on
the nature of their business, HRM is involved at a great extent in
their functioning. So, it’d be a great opportunity to deal with
different HR aspects by going with McDonald’s. Also, personal
experience with McDonald’s is helpful in the analysis that is
presented in this report.

McDonald’s Restaurant Ltd.

McDonald’s began in the USA in 1955 with one restaurant. McDonald’s is
now the largest and…