A- B-Zee

1977 words 8 pages
Contents

Abstract................................................................. P3

Introduction............................................................ P3

Findings................................................................. P3-P7

Conclusions........................................................... P7

References..............................................................P8

Abstract
A-B-Zee, which specialises on children products, has just been set up as an independent subsidiary of a well established leading UK retailer, Goodwins. The HR Director and the store managers of their two sites (London and northern) were faced with the challenge of recruiting sales assistants. Each store’s human resources target
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Also, the bid to recruit a balanced workforce across gender, age and ethnic group could not be achieved because, of the numerous applications received, very few were from the ethnic minority.
In general, the recruitment process at the northern store proved to be very resource-intensive

Individual and Organisational Benefits that could be gained by providing non-standard working arrangements for sales assistants.

The organization:
Benefits that A-B-Zee could gain if it provides non-standard working arrangements to the sales assistants include:
Reduced absenteeism as the workers will have time to attend to family and personal commitments. This will guarantee a high staff attendance and increase productivity and efficiency in the stores (Wood & Payne 1998).
Apart from that, non-standard working arrangements provide a wide pool of potential employees from which the HR department can choose from. Another major benefit tot he organisation is that it could also reduce the fixed costs associated with standard contracts and a constant working force which seem to ask for more payments as they stay at the company.
Hiring part-time staff is a safer choice in this time of economic uncertainty and could also be a method for the company to screen and evaluate new-hires and perhaps offer them full-time positions in the future and when needed.
The sales assisatants
Benefits of non-standard working

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