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Every organization wants to attract, motivate, and retain the most qualified employees and match them to jobs for which they are best suited. Human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists provide this connection. In the past, these workers performed the administrative function of an organization, such as handling employee benefits questions or recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new staff in accordance with policies established by top management. Todays human resources workers manage these tasks, but, increasingly, they consult with top executives regarding strategic planning. They have moved from behind-the-scenes staff work to leading the company in suggesting and changing policies.
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis. Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists administer compensation programs for employers and may specialize in specific areas such as pensions or position classifications. For example, job analysts, occasionally called position classifiers, collect and examine detailed information about job duties in order to prepare job descriptions. These descriptions explain the duties, training, and skills that each job requires. Whenever a large organization introduces a new job or reviews existing jobs, it calls upon the expert knowledge of job analysts.
Employment and placement. Employment and placement managers supervise the recruitment, hiring, and separation of employees. They also supervise employment, recruitment, and placement specialists, including employment interviewers. Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists recruit and place workers.
Employee benefits managers and specialists administer a company??™s employee benefits program, notably its health insurance and retirement plans. Expertise in designing, negotiating, and administering benefits programs continues to take on importance as employer-provided benefits account for a growing proportion of overall compensation costs, and as benefit plans increase in number and complexity. For example, retirement benefits might include defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) or thrift savings plans and profit-sharing or stock ownership plans. Health benefits might include medical, dental, and vision insurance and protection against catastrophic illness. Familiarity with health benefits is a top priority for employee benefits managers and specialists, because of the rising cost of providing healthcare benefits to employees and retirees. In addition to health insurance and retirement coverage, many firms offer employees life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability insurance, and benefits designed to meet the needs of a changing workforce, such as parental leave, long-term nursing or home care insurance, wellness programs, and flexible benefits plans.
Benefits managers must keep abreast of changing Federal and State regulations and legislation that may affect employee benefits. Working with employee assistance plan managers or work-life coordinators, many benefits managers work to integrate the growing number of programs that deal with mental and physical health, such as employee assistance, obesity, and smoking cessation, into their health benefits programs.
Employee relations. An organizations director of industrial relations forms labor policy, oversees industrial labor relations, negotiates collective bargaining agreements, and coordinates grievance procedures to handle complaints resulting from management disputes with employees. The director of industrial relations also advises and collaborates with the director of human resources, other managers, and members of their staffs, because all aspects of human resources policy??”such as wages, benefits, pensions, and work practices??”may be involved in drawing up a new or revised work rules that comply with a union contract.
Elite foodservice company is, the only food service operation in the Australia able to offer daily deliveries 6 days a week, with ordering up to midnight for next day delivery. They offer a complete range of foods: fresh milk, fresh fish, fresh furies, and non-food items. This range has evolved over the years in response to their customers needs and feedback.
Traditionally, Elite serves the independent and small group trade. They try to offer innovative and quality alternatives that will not be seen in the national chains.
Following the successful opening in 2006 of depots in Bath & Cardiff they are pleased to announce that they have opened a depot to cover Oxon and Bucks area during 2008.Their commitment to all Foodservice customers is to continue to supply six days a week to door, quality Fresh Fish, Fresh Meat, Fresh Greengrocery along with our superior range of Frozen, Chilled and Ambient food products.
Whether food operation is is Independent or one of the increasing numbers of Foodservice Groups that they also supply, we assure a level of service and customer satisfaction that is far greater than is offered by many national food suppliers.They recognize the need for regional favourites.