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1.1 Explain how the Guest model of HRM is adopted at Virgin Group.
1.2 Compare the differences between the story’s definitions of HRM, Personnel, and IR reflecting the HRM practices at Virgin Groups.
1.3 Assess the implication for line managers and employees of developing a strategic approach to HRM at Virgin Group.
2.1. Explain how a model of flexibility might be applied in practice.
2.2 Discuss the types of flexibility that may be developed by the Virgin Group.
2.3. Assess the use of flexible working practices from both the employee and employer perspectives of Virgin Group.
2.4. Discuss the impact that changes in the labor market have had on flexible working practices at Virgin Group
3.1. Explain the forms of discrimination that can take place in the workplace of Virgin Group
3.2. Discuss the practical implications of equal opportunities legislation practiced in Virgin Groups
3.3. Compare the approaches to managing equal opportunities and managing diversity.
4.1. Compare and comment on different methods of performance management adopted by Virgin Group
4.2. Assess the approaches to the practices of management welfare in Virgin Groups.
4.3. Discuss the implication of health and safety legislation on human resources in Virgin Groups.
4.4. Evaluate the impact of e-learning on HRM practices of Virgin Groups.
Organizations in the current business world have realized that employees are the most valuable assets. Thus, effective management of this source plays a significant role in organizations to gain organizational goals and objectives (Torrington, 2013).
In the case of Virgin Group’s business, several factors of MHR (managing human resources) are significantly evaluated and analyzed by this note. Initially, in conditions of the Virgin Group, human resource management’s Guest Model is applied and described along with Story’s definition of IR, HRM, and PM. Then, it is discussed on the allegation of both employees and line managers on the HR policy established. The second part of this report focuses on several issues of working flexibilities by discussing the working flexibility model. Thirdly, it is described on the approaches of managing equality and diversity, implication equal opportunities, a form of discrimination. Fourthly, in conditions of Virgin Group’s business, it is described on presentation techniques, staff welfare.
1.1 Explain how the Guest model of HRM is adopted at Virgin Group
Lecturer Guest of King’s College, London has established the Guest model of Human resource management (Guest, 1997). In conditions of Virgin Group’s business, this model is established four main strategy aims and outcomes that are explained as follow:
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HRM is completely included in the strategic planning is revealed by the training on the Virgin Group case study. Furthermore, Virgin Group’s HR strategies are logical. In Virgin Groups, HR is exercised by executives as their all actions (Kainazarova, 2014).
The staff fell assured of the organizational objectives and goals in the Virgin Group. Additionally, to give a better presentation over their good attitudes and behavior pursuing the organizational structure and culture of Virgin Group, staffs are devoted (Kainazarova, 2014).
Virgin Group has made sure of a flexible organizational structure. In the Virgin Group, the hierarchical structure is providing extra elasticity to the staff and executives. Moreover, depending on knowledge, multi-skilling, and understanding of staff, Virgin Group has made sure functional elasticity (Kainazarova, 2014).
Skilled and qualified staff are working at Virgin Group. The efforts of the staff for Virgin Group are devoted and flexible and dedicated. Therefore, to make sure quality in its services and goods, Virgin Group is capable. As a result, most of the consumers of the Virgin Group are satisfied with the integrity and quality of the Virgin Group (Kainazarova, 2014).
As Guest (1997) notes, in the following structure, the Guest model of human resource management pursues six logical workings. These are HR practices, HR strategies, HR results, Behavioural results, Performance results, and financial results…………….