The paper 'HR Policy for Cater Care " is a good example of a management case study. Employee performance management is considered a very important part of any organization (Nankervis and Compton, 2006). Performance management today is aimed at improving on-going employee performance as well as professional development. According to human rights legislation, employers are expected to treat their employees fairly without any form of discrimination. A well-designed performance management policy is required to demonstrate fair decision-making concerning compensation, termination of work, promotion and appraisal, and disciplinary action (Nankervis and Compton, 2006).
Just like any other company, Cater Care has put a lot of effort into managing its employees. Cater Care is an Australian leading contract catering, accommodation, and facility management company that offers its services to clients across Australia (Cater Care, 2016). One of the fundamental agenda for Cater Care is to ensure that employees are managed effectively in order to ensure success in delivering quality services to the customers (Oscillosoft, 2013). This paper will develop an evidence-based HR Policy for Cater Care and explain the rationale and the key objectives of the policy.
In addition, it will highlight the process of development and implementation of the policy and will analyze some literature on the area of performance management. The rationale for the HR Policy and the Organisational Context The effective evidence-based HR policy to be implemented in Cater Care is Performance Appraisal and Planning Policy. Cater Care is committed to supporting all its employees to be able to realize their full potential and achieve professional and personal goals which will assist the company to achieve its objectives (LinkedIn, 2016).
The Appraisal and Planning Policy will support the performance appraisal structure of the company. The policy will establish a scheme whereby each employee and their manager meet annually to discuss their work. The meeting will allow the manager and the employee to review the performance and achievements of the past year and set objectives and goals for the year that follows (Obisi, 2011). The meeting will enable the employee to align their goals with those of the organization. The rhythm of the appraisal process will be governed according to the workflow demand and authorization from the CEO of the company. Cater Care is committed to creating a culture that supports the needs of the community and the employees.
The company has a diverse workforce with over 1000 employees (Cater Care, 2016). Over recent years, the company has come up with different policies of performance review. However, the models supported by the policies have been a ‘ one size fits all’ which have not been reflective of workforce diversity in the company. Therefore, Cater Care is ready for a policy that supports employee improvement through performance appraisal.
Due to the diversity of the workforce at Cater Care, there is a need for a one-on-one meeting for discussion of performance achievement (Marcos and Sridevi, 2010). Key Objectives of the HR Policy Cater Care is an Australian employer who is committed to ensuring that employees are managed well (Cater Care, 2016). By applying Performance Appraisal and Planning Policy through engaging its employee, Cater Care will strive to achieve several objectives. Performance Appraisal and Planning Policy is aimed at achieving a meaningful and rewarding work for every employee.
The annual meeting between an employee and the line manager will ensure that performances are reviewed and reasons for poor performance are identified (Azzone and Palermo, 2011). This will ensure that all the needs of the employees are met in order to ensure enhanced performance.
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