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Lesson Objectives. To understand the key stages in recruiting employees to a business. To understand that both skills and attitude are important in the selection process. To appreciate that employing staff is governed by laws relating to race, sex, age and disability. Increased Sales.

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lesson objectives
Lesson Objectives
  • To understand the key stages in recruiting employees to a business.
  • To understand that both skills and attitude are important in the selection process.
  • To appreciate that employing staff is governed by laws relating to race, sex, age and disability.
why are workers needed

Increased

Sales

Staff get

promoted

Some Staff

Leave

Staff have

temporary

absence

Why Are Workers Needed?
  • A business may need to employ more workers because:
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How Do Firms Get Workers?

  • It is more complex than you think!
  • There are a number of stages:

Make Job Offer

Identify Vacancy

Write Job Description

Select Best Candidate

Write Person Specification

Interview

Advertise The Job

Shortlist Candidates

Send Out Application Forms

Receive Applications

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The Job Description

  • This document is written by the firm
  • It outlines the details of the job
  • It should contain the:
    • Job Title
    • Purpose of the job
    • Place in the organisation
    • Specific duties of the job
    • Other responsibilities of the job
    • Location of the job
    • Hours of work
    • Working conditions

Annotate the job description in your booklets

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Person

Specification

The Person Specification

  • This document is written by the firm but is not necessarily seen by the applicants
  • It outlines the type of person the firm wants
  • It might contain the:
    • Educational qualifications
    • Previous experience
    • General intelligence
    • Specialised skills
    • Interests
    • Personality
    • Physical requirements

Annotate the person specification in your booklets

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Advertising the Job

  • In order to attract applicants a firm can advertise in a number of places:

Job Centres

Internally (Via notice Boards and Journals)

Local Newspapers

Internet

Advertising the Job

National Newspapers

Local Shop Window

Trade Journals

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How do Firms Select?

  • Once applications have been received a firm must short-list, or select the best 4 or 5
  • There are a number of tools that can help:

Curriculum Vitæ (CV)

Interviews

Letter of Application

Selecting the

Right Candidate

Aptitude Tests

Numeracy Tests

Visual Tests

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What Should the Advert Say?

  • A good job advert will give the following information:

Job Title

Basic Salary/Wage Information

Location

Brief Description

Qualifications and Experience Required

Address and/or Contact Details

Organisations Identity and Logo

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What Happens Next?

  • Hopefully a suitable candidate is selected and a job offer is made
  • Usually a firm will then ask for references:
    • A referee is someone who will write information about an applicant
    • What they write is confidential and must be honest!
  • Assuming references are acceptable the successful candidate will start work
  • Within 13 weeks of starting work they must receive a Contract of Employment
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The Contract of Employment

  • This is a legal document
  • It should contain the:
    • Name of employer and employee
    • Date on which employment started
    • Job Title
    • Rate of pay, frequency of pay and payment method
    • Normal hours of work
    • Holiday entitlement & holiday pay
    • Conditions relating to sickness and injury
    • Pension arrangements
    • Length of notice required by both parties
    • Disciplinary rules and procedures
    • Arrangements for handling problems