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HR Plan

Imagine you have been hired to head the HR department for a young travel agency with 150 employees. The agency's previous HR head quit after only one year. After working there for a month, you realize why the previous person quit. The HR department does not have a clear mission and function. Also, the agency is growing and wants to hire 50 more employees, and you want to hire another staff member to help you in recruitment.

Create a plan that will help the HR department accomplish this job growth.

Write a report summarizing your plans. It must include detailed information for the following:

1. The functions and challenges in the HR department in fulfilling this strategy
2. The purpose of HR metrics and their effect on senior management
3. How the HR planning process will be applied
4. A determination of a strategic HR plan
5. Recruitment and selection methods

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1. The functions and challenges in the HR department in fulfilling this strategy
This functions and challenges in the HR department in fulfilling the strategy are related to the sudden formation and fast growth of the travel agency. The function that the HR department is offered is the recruitment of staff function. The challenges are to find such a large number of applicants from which 50 more employees can be selected. Even though the agency is growing, it is important to find persons with the right type of qualification and experience. Since, the HR department has been created, it is likely that the company expects the HR to carry out the functions of payroll preparation, training and orientation of employees, disciplining of employees, and performance evaluation of employees. These functions would be very challenging if the HR is understaffed.
2. The purpose of HR metrics and their effect on senior management
The purpose of HR metrics is to measure the performance of the HR department. The metrics are related to the HR functions. There might be headings like employee turnover, recruiting, training and development, payroll administration, and performance evaluation. Each heading may have up to four or five items. The effect on senior management is twofold. First, the senior management knows exactly what is expected of HR. Second, the senior management can use the metrics to evaluate the ...

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