Hayleys Consumer HR policy
The world of Hayleys was initially started its business in 1878 as Chas P.Hayleys and company in Sri Lanka, was incorporated as Hayleys Ltd in the year 1952.Today it is known as the world of Hayelys with a globally competitive business portfolio spanning over 12 different sectors of enterprise.
The main business portfolio of world of Hayleys fall under seven broad categories such as: Global market and manufacturing Agriculture and plantation Logistics and transportation Leisure and aviation Consumer products Power and energy
Out of the sectors under consumer products comes the Hayleys Consumer Products Limited and the Consumer lighting, Consumer products contributes about 7% of the group’s total turnover. Hayleys Consumer Products limited hosts home for many of the world renown brands in Sri Lanka such as Downy, Gillette, Olay, Whispers, Tide, Pantene, Kiwi, Pringles, Fujifilm, GP Batteries, 3M, Head and Shoulders, Philips and etc. These brands are basically operated under few divisions such as Consumer Lighting, Consumer Imaging and Information, Consumer Healthcare, P;G products, New Business development.
There is a supermarket channel owned by the Hayleys consumer named Haymart and there are outlets owned by Hayleys for perspective brands such as Hayleys Caf© Pixel for consumer imaging and information and Lighting craft for consumer lighting. Hayleys consumer products have reached a range of 70, 000 outlets throughout the country and expanding their business day by day as the corporate leader of the Sri Lankan market. During the last two years the group has delivered an increase in turnover of Rs. . 1 bn from the previous financial year. The group over the years has experienced a steady growth in terms of ncreased operations and simultaneously increased and favorable numerals. The share prices of the Hayleys group have also increased despite facing tough competition and rapidly changing market conditions. Investments made by the group has also rapidly increased within the past few years, this has especially been true for the leisure sector. 2.
Examination on the five HR roles at Hayleys Consumer World of Hayleys has a proper Human resource management system under it, the world of Hayleys has a group HR department to control the HR activities of the companies under the group and each daughter company of the group has a separate HR department to control the HR activities going on inside the company. So does the Hayleys Consumer Products Limited, it has a separate HR department headed by a HR manager and HR executives under the manager.
Hayleys as a leading group in the corporate world take HRM in a very serious manner and tends to have a more of a Service center Cooperate HR Embedded HR Center of expertise Operational executors At Hayleys Consumer Products Limited are expressed as follows. 2. 1 Service Center The HR department at Hayleys Consumer Products Limited has about 1 50 administrative and executive staff working within the company and in the outlets and number of employees working outside the company.
There are permanent staff and also contract staff working under Hayleys consumer. Service center is providing all these people with a maximum service for their betterment. All the HR functions are computerized at Hayleys consumer and the news and information is passed through email to the administrative and senior executive staff, including their pay role and other relevant information every month, those information for the other Junior staff with no company email address is given manually. The HR system is outsourced at
Hayleys Consumer and all the details of every employee working under Hayleys consumer is inserted into the system where all the necessary details could be taken in a few seconds at the finger tips. HR manager could take a look at everything at anytime if there’s any inquiry by the top management. Any employee at anytime can use the technology to contact the service center through email or otherwise via calling the HR manager or any HR executive at anytime to solve their problems and issues regarding HR perspective. Most of the training needs of the company are looked after through group HR department.
When the service center identifies any such need they inform the group HR department and arrange the necessary training programs, so the group HR decides whether the training should be given by an outsource company or it could be given within the organization. That is the main time where outsourcing comes in for the service center, and the evaluation is done through the company HR department. The provident fund at Hayleys consumer is the same as the group it is a private provident fund not like many of the other private companies in the country and the employees have quick access to their fund through he HR service center. . 2 Corporate HR Corporate HR usually lies on building a connection between the company’s strategic goals and the flow of Human resource objectives. Since the Hayleys Consumer is fully operated via the World of Hayleys group the strategic goals are made by the top management and the CEO and the Managing Director is instructed to work accordingly. Because of that the HR activities of Hayleys consumer is always monitored by the group HR department and the needed instructions are given in order keep in track with the Corporate Strategic goals.
The recruitments are done Hayleys to achieve their objectives and that is mainly done through the consumer HR department with the guidance of the group HR department. And the direct communication channel with the consumer HR department along with the group HR department give the information flow a quick access and the relevant actions could be taken much quicker. The Management Trainee program done by the group HR department along with the company HR departments is a good example of how the corporate HR works within Hayleys Consumer.
Even when hiring interns for the consumer the group HR gives a better help in selecting the best to succeed towards he strategic goals of the corporate. When a division in the company ask for a new recruitment the HR division goes through their information bases and do the surveys to select the best fit for the position to make the path easier to achieve strategic goals. The recruitments training and development is done and the objectives of HR are set in a way which the group strategic goals can be achieved.
But also there some points where the corporate HR comes in the way, where there was an incident happened lately where there was a new recruitment was done at a shop and the hop manager requested the HR department to give an increment to the current employee since the new employee was also bought in with the similar package, even though the company HR manager agreed on it the CEO didn’t since the policy of the corporate is not that. So there are both pros and cons in the Corporate HR at Hayleys Consumer. 2. Embedded HR Embedded HR is basically the HR department building up a direct link with the departments in the organization and discussing with the managers what needed to be done in order to achieve the organizational goals. At Hayleys consumer the mbedded role in HR is not identified as vital and important and not given much of an attention by the HR department of the company. The HR manager has direct links with the managers and the staff of the organization and opens up to discuss any issue or matter regarding their work but the discussions needed to be done to acknowledge the managers are not done properly.
Sometimes the HR manager doesn’t know the vital situations in the company where there are threats for some employees Jobs where there are threats that some divisions could be closed down in the near future and the HR manager should have a clear understanding about such ituations to provide those employees with Job opportunities at least in some other company in the group but apparently the HR manager in the consumer products is not well aware of such facts, but the manager should be aware and should be able to provide necessary guidance for the employees in such situations. . 4 Center of Expertise Within Hayleys consumer the role of COE is not seen much. The training for the employee is usually given on the Job and there are some instances where employees are sent for training outside the organization such as outbound training done every ear for the employees and some training throughout the year for employees.
Interns working for consumer are given much of a care by the managers and other the training given for the management trainees is anyways monitored by the group HR since they are part of group HR plan. The analysis on the Job satisfaction and the job evaluations are not done with a great effort but always the employees are given the priority in the organization. 2. 5 Operational Executor This role is basically to check whether the other five roles are going in order to achieve the goals both HR and strategic for the organization.
This role is done by the group HR for the consumer products limited and given much of a notice where the HR roles are carried through well within the organization. Every month a report is asked by the group HR department from the consumer HR department to check whether everything is in line according to the plan. The group HR in that regard plays a major role in monitoring the company’s carrying out on HR roles. 3.
Conclusion Hayleys Consumer Products Limited has a more of a soft approach towards the human resource management where the freedom is given to the employees to carry n the work on their will to achieve strategic goals and company mission but there are some loop holes in the HRM in the Hayleys consumer products also like every other business organization the world and the loop holes can be overtaken if the HR department pays a little bit more attention towards them and make the work easier for the employees and make a safe and sound environment to work for all the employees in the organization.