Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources

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ACTIVITY A – INFORMATION SHEET FOR THE NOKE BY THISTLE HOTEL (742 WORDS)

Organisation / Products / Services

The Noke by Thistle is a Thistle Hotel, owned by Guoman Hotels, located in Chiswell Green, St. Albans. Situated just off junction 21A of the M25 and junction 6 of the M1, its location is perfect for both travelling business clients and those seeking leisure breaks.

The hotel offers a wide range of products and services, spanning from accommodation, breakfast lunch and dinner services, conference rooms and locations for both wedding services and wedding receptions.

Couples to be married at the site are allocated a wedding planner to organise and to help manage their perfect day. The Wedding Planner has contacts with
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Culture

Coined as “the way we do things around here” (Deal and Kennedy, 1983, p. 501), culture encompasses how an organisation is run, its “personality”, and the norms, values, beliefs and attitudes (Armstrong, 2010) that reflect the organisation’s mission, aims and goals.

Four types of culture were identified by Handy (1981) - Power – boss in the centre – source of power. Spider web framework. - Role – each employee has job descriptions. Pyramid framework. - Task – project driven. - Person – individual expertise, for example, doctors.

The Noke by Thistle tends to adopt a mix of the power / role culture. Each employee has a role within a department with a job description, specifying requirements, responsibilities and boundaries. (Handy, 1993)

The blend comes for example when accommodation deals with businesses are finalised by the General Manager.

ACTIVITY B – REPORT TO JUSTIFY THE EXISTENCE OF HUMAN RESOURCES / LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT FUNCTION (739 WORDS)

1.0 Introduction

Following the proposal to close reduce / close the Human Resources / Learning and Development department, this report shall highlight the needs for retaining the function by drawing on the following; - The organisations strategy and how the Human Resources / Learning and Development function supports this. - The strength of the support Human Resources / Learning and Development give
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