Human Resource Practices at Arcadia Group Analytical Essay by arjavjen

Human Resource Practices at Arcadia Group
Performs a human resource (HR) management audit of the Arcadia Group, a United Kingdom chain of retail stores.
# 151619 | 3,975 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | IN
Published on Jul 23, 2012 in Business (Companies) , Business (Human Resources) , Labor Studies (General)

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This paper explains that human resource (HR) is one of the most important departments of an organization, which needs to be managed carefully because its performance is key to the company's achieving its competitive advantage. After reviewing the Arcadia Group, the author summarizes its HR management, which is different for each of the company's seven brands and many managerial departments. This paper concludes that the HR policies and practices of the organization, which correlate best with the Harvard model of HR management, are effective for the overall development of the employees and the organization.

Table of Contents:
Selection of Organization
Assessment of HR Practices
Retail Management
Human Resources
Critical Analysis of the HR practices of Organization

From the Paper:

"With respect to the pay, the company has been effective enough, as it ensures competitive pay for all its employees by benchmarking it with that of the current market rates. The individual performance of the employees has also been recognized and they are being awarded accordingly by way of its annual appraisal process. In addition to this, Arcadia group also provides bones to its staff, as there are various bonus schemes that are being added to basic pay and benefits of its employees. In addition to this, there are various other benefits that are being provided by the organization to its employees, such as all the employees are entitled for paid holiday. All the employees are also eligible for the pension plans immediately after their joining with the organization and the company also makes certain contribution after a period of 12 months of their joining. An interest free season ticket loan is also paid to its employees who works in head office and the employees are also eligible for discount of 25% in all the merchandise of Arcadia Group. In addition to all these benefits, career progression is another big opportunity available to the employees of Arcadia group."

Sample of Sources Used:

  •, 2009 [Online]. Available at: [Accessed: 08 December 2010].
  • Arcadia Group Limited, 2010 [Online]. Available at: [Accessed: 08 December 2010].
  • Kandula, S.R. 2005. Hrd In Competitive Business Environment - Realities, Challenges And Practices. ICFAI Books.
  • Labour Behind the Label, 2010 [Online]. Available at:[Accessed: 09 December 2010].
  • Taylor, T., Doherty, A. and McGraw, P. 2008. Managing people in sport organizations: a strategic human resource management perspective. Butterworth-Heinemann.

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