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Workforce planning is...

... getting the RIGHT NUMBER OF PEOPLE
... with the RIGHT SKILLS
...employed in the RIGHT PLACE
... at the RIGHT TIME
to deliver an organisations short term/long term objectives

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List 3 flexible working practices

-flexi time
-job sharing
- compressed hours
-zero hour contracts
-structured time off in lieu
-remote working
-term time working

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3 positives of workforce planning

-competitive advantage
-planning
-communication

4

2 disadvantages to workforce planning

-high costs(both time and money)
-forecasting may be inaccurate. things may change

5

3 reasons for recruiting staff

-growth for business
-changing job roles
-internal promotion

6

3 benefits of recruiting internally

-takes less time
-promotion encourages people to stay
-person already knows how the business works

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2 benefits of recruiting externally

-likely to bring new ideas
-larger fired of applicants to choose from

8

3 methods of recruitment

-advertising
-interviews
-applications

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3 on the job training advantages

-cheaper
-easier to do short sessions instead of whole day sessions
-tailored to the business

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2 on the job training disadvantages

-may be seen as a waste of time
-may be seen as less valuable if trained by someone in the company

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3 advantages of off the job training

-can be seen as a perk
-breaks down barriers between colleagues
-can see the training issues

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2 disadvantages of off the job training

-costly
-may be seen as a waste of time by employees

13

3 other methods of training

-apprenticeships
-learning by watching/assisting
-vocational training

14

What is TNA?

Training Needs Analysis - ensures workers are given the skills they need to do their job effectively

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Why is TNA important?

- there may be skill shortages in certain areas
- may have overlooked the lack of training / failure of communication

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Appraisal is...

... a formal assessment of an employee's performance

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3 forms of appraisal

-self assessment
-360 degree appraisal
-peer assessment

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2 disadvantages of self assessment

-will be biased if there is a pay rise available
are they judging against others or their past selves?

19

2 disadvantages of 360 degree appraisal

-employees may want to get their own back
-focuses more on behaviour than job requirements

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2 disadvantages of peer assessment

-some employees may be deliberately negative
-all may be positive so all get a pay rise

21

What is workforce performance?

a set of processes that a business uses to optimise the productivity of its employees

22

3 benefits of improving performance

-job security
-higher pay
-financial assistance for career development

23

Redundancy is

where the job no longer exists

24

Wrongful dismissal is

where there has been a breach of contract

25

Unfair dismissal

where and employee is dismissed without a valid reason,or where the employer fails to follow the proper procedure

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dismissal Is only fair in two instances

-gross misconduct
-gross negligence