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A HR plan does what?

- Ensures business has a sufficient and appropriately skilled workforce to meet its objectives
- Helps avoid labour shortages
- Allows businesses to compete more effectively in the market

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Recruitment definition

Identifying, attracting and selecting the most suitable candidate in order to meet staffing requirements

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Job description definition

Detailed explanation of roles and responsibilities of post advertised

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Advantages of internal recruitment

- Cheaper and quicker
- Already familiar with business
- Opportunities for promotion

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Disadvantages of internal recruitment

- Limits number of potential applicants
- No new ideas
- May cause resentment among candidates not appointed

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Advantages of external recruitment

- Wider range of experience
- New ideas

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Disadvantages of external recruitment

- Longer process
- More expensive

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Reasons for rejecting candidates at application form stage

- May not meet standards set
- May not have completed application form to satisfactory standards

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Shortlist definiton

Small number of applicants that meet the job criteria

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Advantages of training to a business

- Better productivity
- Higher quality
- Improved motivation

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Methods of on-the-job training

- Demonstration
- Coaching
- Job rotation
- Projects

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Advantages of on-the-job training

- Cost-effective
- Productive
- Learn whilst doing

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Disadvantages of on-the-job training

- Quality depends on ability of trainer and time available
- Bad habits may be passed on
- Potential disruption to production

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Main types of off-the-job training

- Day release
- Distance learning
- Block release courses - several weeks at college
- Sandwich courses
- Sponsored courses
- Self-study

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Advantages of off-the-job training

- Wider range of skills
- Can learn from outside specialists
- More confident employees

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Disadvantages of off-the-job training

- More expensive
- Lost working time
- Employees may leave for better jobs

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Redeployment definition

Process of moving existing employees to a different job or different location within the same organisation

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Advantages of redeployment

- Maintaining job security
- Improves morale
- Reduce cost and time associated with recruitment

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Redundancy definition

When an employer dismisses an employee because their job no longer exists

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Ways to avoid redundancy

- Stop or reducing overtime
- Asking people to volunteer for early retirement
- Redeployment
- Pay freezes
- Pay cuts

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