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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Human Resource Department of UFONE

Human Resource department is being headed by the HR executive designated as Chief of Human resource department. The department is working for the personnel in the organization. There are 3 main sub-heads in the department

 Recruitment and Compensation Benefits

Ufone has this policy of not mentioning the name of the company in a job advertisement. Usually hiring takes place through outsourcing with a help of a third party. Final selection takes place after the candidate has been interviewed by the Manager of the department who requires the new employee and then the HR Manager. A very effective way to retain an employee is to give him compensation and benefits. At Ufone following benefits are given: Medical Facility to employee and his/her parents and Paid Vacations, Gratuity, Provident fund etc.

 HR Operations

HR operations at Ufone include the working over all Human resource Functions that are
• Orientation
• Human Resource Planning
• HR hiring / recruitment
• Selection Process
• Compensation and benefits
• Training and Development
• Human Resource Information system


 Recruitment & Selection

Recruitment is the process of gathering a pool of candidates for an organizational vacancy. Selection is the process of short listing only the qualified candidates who are fit for the job. In terms of recruitment and selection it is important to consider carrying out a thorough job analysis to determine the level of skills/technical abilities, competencies, flexibility of the employee required etc. And HR at Ufone follows these criteria. Ufone policy of recruitment is very simple, if at any time there is a vacancy, due to retirement, resignation, if employees opted for the golden handshake or the death of an employee, the management of the branch will inform the head office about the vacancy. The head office will place an advertisement in all major newspaper with the all necessary information required to be furnished by the applicant. Ufone has this policy of not mentioning the name of the company in a job advertisement. Usually hiring takes place through outsourcing with a help of a third party. Ufone mostly hires employees through Pioneer
Services and Sydiat Haider Associates. Final selection takes place after the candidate has been interviewed by the Manager of the department who requires the new employee and then the HR Manager. On the joining day, the employee has to submit the following
documents to the HR Department:
• Joining Report
• Copies of educational and professional degrees/certificates
• Reference Letter
• Three copies of recent passport size photographs

 HUMAN RESOURCE ANALYSIS

Currently there are over 1500 permanent employees working in Ufone nationwide. On the entry level the HR Department is mostly taking MBA graduates. According to Ufone their belief is that "Their people are their greatest asset”. The HR team takes great pride in acknowledging the contribution of each employee. Ufone focuses a lot on HR Developmen nt and for that the HR team ensures:
• Staff of Ufone consists of world class Professionals and Ufone ensures that the right systems are in place to encourage people to develop to their full potential
• Collaborative and mutually supportive work environment is created that encourages people to grow
• Team of professionals is built which delivers expertise by participating in business decisions
• Performance Management and Reward Systems are developed which underlies the Business strategy of Ufone
• A clearly defined Recruitment & Selection policy is defined
• The need for Training & Development of employees is assessed
• Compensation & Benefit plan is developed which ensures that employees are motivated

Ufone is basically equal employment opportunity organization. Almost 70% of its employees are male and 30% are female. The job description of each and every employee is predefined. Performance appraisal is done on annual basis. Average age of Ufone employee is 32 years. This shows that they prefer young and energetic people for their middle and lower level management. High profile well experienced persons are considered for top level management. Average Salary is 12000 for a Ufone employee.

 Management

In Ufone the hierarchy is very lean, in general the whole setup is centralized all the matters are to be reported to the head office and all the policies and targets are approved at the higher level. But at the branch level the structure is decentralized.

Personnel

There are about 150 employees who are working in the Ufone Head Office and 2500 employees serving nationwide. All of them are very devoted as they are given a wonderful learning environment to work, pay offered to them is also very attractive and ample chance of progress motivates them to work more. The job analysis is done on targets assigned and daily routines. The employees are indeed very satisfied and motivated.

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