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Morrisons Recruitment Process Analysis

Paper Type: Free Essay Subject: Business
Wordcount: 1559 words Published: 14th Sep 2017

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In Task I, I’m going to give a brief introduction to a business and a summary of the types of employment within the business and an explanation of the recruitment process with emphasis on the purpose and contents of job descriptions and I’m going to give an explanation of the purpose and content of employment contracts.


I’m going to give a brief introduction about Morrisons. Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc ( public limited company), trading as Morrisons, is the fourth largest chain of supermarkets( behind Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda) in the United Kingdom, headquarted in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. There are over 500 Morrisons stores in the UK. No of employees of Morrisons in the year 2015 was 132,000. Morrisons business is mainly on food& grocery. In 2015, operating income of Morrisons was £314 million and net income was £222 million. Morrisons aim is to offer outstanding value for money, an unbeatable customer service and a pleasant shopping experience.

I’m going to give a summary of the types of employment within the business. There are nine job areas that cover the multitude of career options in the retail sector:

  • Store Operations
  • Human Resources/Training
  • Finance and Administration
  • Buying
  • Customer Contact Centers
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Information Technology
  • Automotive Skills

The majority of jobs in retail fall under the heading of Store Operations. Jobs that fall within Store Operations include:

  • Director of Operations
  • Regional Manager
  • Area Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Floor Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Trolley Pusher/ Shelf Filler/ Cleaner

Human Resources and Training involves the development and implementation of policies relating to the effective use of human resources within an organisation. The HR function should help to ensure that the organisation employs the right balance of staff in terms of skills and experience, and that training and development opportunities are available to employees to enhance their performance in order to achieve the organisation’s objectives.

Jobs that fall within Human Resources and Training include: –

  • HR Director
  • HR Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Recruitment Officer

A career in corporate finance means that you may work for a company to help it find money to run the business, grow the business, make acquisitions, plan for its financial future and manage cash on hand.

Jobs that fall within Finance and Administration include:

  • Finance Director
  • Finance Controller
  • Financial Analyst
  • Chief Accountant
  • Clerks
  • Audit Manager

The main role of a retail buyer is to successfully purchase attractive merchandise ensuring the price, quality and availability are able to meet customer needs.

Jobs that fall within Buying include: –

  • Merchandiser
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Buyer
  • Senior Buyer

Marketing Executives in this field are involved in promoting and selling fast‐moving consumer goods (FMCGs) and products to the public, usually via the retail trade.

Jobs that fall within Marketing include:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Brand Manager
  • Design Planner

Logistics is the UK’s fifth biggest industry employing 1.7 million people across 65,000 organisations. The industry is essential to the efficient performance of the UK, touching every business and household. It involves the movement, handling and storing of goods through a variety of modes of transport including rail, road, air, deep sea, short sea and waterways across 11 different supply chains.

Jobs that fall within Logistics include: –

  • Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver
  • Van Driver
  • Warehouse / Distribution Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Health & Safety Officer
  • Mechanic / Technician
  • Packer
  • Porter
  • Transport Clerk
  • Courier

I’m going to explain the recruitment process on the purpose and contents of job descriptions. A Recruitment Process is an organization -specific model of how the sourcing of new employees is undertaken. Typically the ownership of the recruitment process resides within the Human Resources function, although again this may differ depending on the specific organizational structure. There are two methods in recruitment :

1) Traditional method

2) Internet-based method

Traditional method includes newspaper advertisement, word of mouth, careers fair, posters, paper- based CV, letter and paper-based application form. Internet method includes web page pop-up, web page with job description person specification and attributes, web advert, online application form, online CV, Email and web page with CV details.

Recruitment types are internal and external. Internal recruitment consists in recruiting someone from inside the organisation. The advantages are that it is cheap to advertise, the candidate know about the culture of the organisation, only few applicants short listed and also encourage career progression.

External recruitment aims in recruiting from outside the organisation. The organisation can publish vacancies on its own website or making use of job centres, consultants and recruitment agencies. The advantage are that wide choice of selection due to a higher number of candidates, new ideas may emerge from candidates and potential for new skills into the organisation.

The recruitment process is shown below:

The Recruitment Process

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I’m going to give an explanation of the purpose and content of employment contracts. An employment contract details the terms and conditions of employment, as well as the responsibilities and rights of the employee and the employer .That document is required by law to be given to the employee no later than two months from the first day of employment, but ideally on the first day. An employment contract can be used when terms for part-time, fixed employment or permanent full time are needed.

The purpose of an employment contract is to ensure that both the employee and the employer have a clear understanding of what is expected during the term of employment. It should help the employee to understand what his/her rights are under the law.

A contract of employment is made in two identical copies, one for the employee and the other for the employer. The following matters are generally recorded in the contract of employment.

1) The parties to the contract of employment – both the employer and the employee sign the contract of employment.

2) The date of commencement of work

3) Whether the contract is valid for the present or fixed term

4) Probationary period and its duration

5) Place of work

6) Duties

7) Remuneration and its method of payment

8) Working hours

9) Annual Holidays and holiday pay

10) Period of notice

11) Mention of the collective agreement that the contract of employment observes  


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