Essay about SNOW Mountain Case Study

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Introduction to HRM

Integrated Case Study
-SNOW Mountain Hotel-



The aim of this report is to clarify the new strategic orientation of the parent organisation to all the HR team from SNOW Mountain Hotel about recent changes.
Nowadays Human Resources needs to be more integrated to the business and add value to the organisation. It is known that HR functions must become more strategic and business linked, that is why a change for the better is necessary. (SBP) For the HR function to operate strategically, some people within the organisation, the line managers, will need to work with day to day HRM issues.
It will be analysed in this report the importance of the new
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The drawbacks of the SSC are firstly that there will be no local knowledge available for the line managers that are going to undertake some of the HR team responsibilities.
There are also hidden costs involved. The line managers need proper training so they can know how to resolve the possible issues that might appear.

Line Managers and the new HR Responsibilities

By implementing the Business Partner Model along with Shared Service Centres the Line Managers will be also taking major new responsibilities.
Because the on-site HR team will focus on other tasks, the Line Managers will need to cope with HR work they never done before. For the SNOW Mountain Group this raised lots of negativity, starting from the general manager who tends to be a traditionalist. He, along with the Line Managers are implying that “...line managers should focus on running the business and making a profit and my HR people should focus on the softer HR management and administration issues”.
By giving the line managers more HR responsibilities, possible issues would be resolved quickly. They will no longer need to contact the HR department and wait for an answer if they will be given the correct training related to HR day to day matters. (D’Annuzio-Green,2002)
For SNOW Mountain Group it will be a positive thing regarding the employees. Line managers already have ownership and

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