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Human Resources Human Resource planning is a way of assisting the best deployment of human resources. Businesses can outline the relevant qualifications and experience of their employees and can decide how many employees they need and how much they intend to pay them. The main function of human resources is to make sure that they have the right number of employees that are suitable for their business e.g whether they have the right skills/ qualifications required for the job etc. Human Resource management plans how to recruit staff, this includes deciding where they will advertise the job, how they will interview candidates etc. HMR also make decisions about how to train and reward staff and also make sure that managers carry out regular staff appraisals. Employees make up a very important part of any business. Happy and motivated employees help make a business successful, they get more work done than non-motivated employees. Contented employees are productive, dependable and trustworthy. It is very important for businesses to find/recruit the very best people available who they feel will make a real contribution to their company. There is a clear link between staff quality and staffing costs. ...read more.


However, I can get free expert advice on employment matters from Business link or a small business advisor at my bank which will be helpful. To have the best chance of finding the best person for the job the HR department analyses the vacancy and draws up a job description and person specification. To find staff, a business can advertise in newspapers and magazines, or use internet job sites. Employment agency and Jobcentre Plus can also be used to recruit staff. Other ways of advertising for staff include advertising on local radio, newsagents, and through recruitment consultants. I will advertise my vacancy with Jobcentre Plus because all other means of advertising tend to be costly and time consuming, they may reach a wide audience but may fail to reach the right candidate. Advertising through newspapers/radio/internet can result in an increase in my start-up costs. Advertising through Jobcentre is considered to be the best as it provides access to a large number of candidates. It also offers free vacancy advertising service whereas an employment agency charges a fee to the employer. Another advantage is that I can arrange for a work trial before taking someone on. ...read more.


This will help me to make a list of the most suitable candidates who satisfy all the requirements for the job and will then invite them for an interview. Most new employees need training this can either be to learn new skills or update existing skills. Training can be done off the job e.g a course at a business training centre or on the job i.e in the workplace. The type of training given depends on the size and type of business and by the job that the trainee is employed to do. Off the Job Training Advantages Disadvantages 1. New theories/practices can be introduced to business 1. More expensive 2. Uses specialist/professional trainers 2. Trainee is off site so is not productive 3. Training can be more intensive 3. Trainee may not have access to specific tools/equipment used in their job 4. Takes place away from the distractions of the job On the Job Training Advantages Disadvantages 1. Easy to organise 1.New ways of working not introduced into company 2. Costs less than off the job training 2. The trainer may not be skilled in communication or may have other weaknesses 3.Specic training to job is given 3. Bad work practices can be passed on to the trainee 4.Not productive during training hours ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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