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Define Hard HR

Staff as a cost; staff are a resource that must be managed to control costs and output

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Define Soft HR

Staff as an asset; staff can contribute to help the business achieve its objectives

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What are 3 Objectives of Hard HR?

> Staff control mechanisms
> Fixed term contracts
> External recruitment

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What are 3 Objectives of Soft HR?

> Staff development
> Empowerment
> Greater autonomy

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Define Multi Skilling

When employees with multiple skills can create a flexible workforce

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Define Part-Time Employees

Employees contracted to work less than 5 days a week

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What are 3 Advantages of Part-Time and Temporary Employees?

> More flexible workers
> Can be a more affordable option
> Hours can be increased as demand does the same

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Define Temporary Employees

Employees contracted to work for a specified period of time

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What are 3 Disadvantages of Part-Time and Temporary Employees?

> Recruitment and training costs may be high
> May be more transient
> May lack commitment

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Define Dismissal

When an employee's contract is terminated due to incompetence or a disciplinary matter

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Define Redundancy

A form of dismissal when a contract is terminated due to the job no longer existing

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Define Employee Relations

The features of how employers and employees interact with each other

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How do Employee Relations Work?

> Giving a voice to employees
> Forming work councils
> Softening HR

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How are Employee Disputes Avoided?

ACAS - advisory, conciliation, arbitration, services; an independent body that can help resolve disputes

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What are 3 Advantages of Employee Representation?

> Unifies workforce
> Keep employees informed
> Improved motivation

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What are 3 Disadvantages of Employee Representation?

> Time costs
> Slows decision making
> Not all employee wishes can be fulfilled

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What are Trade Unions?

National organisations with a remit to protect its members and improve their conditions

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What are Work Councils?

A group of managers and representative employees who discuss issues relating to the workforce