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Business Strand C

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Strand C Investigating job roles and working arrangements Job Roles Define the term 'job role' A 'job role' is what the worker has to do in his or her job for example their responsibilities that the business expects you to fulfil while you re in your job. It refers to their behaviours, rights and obligations in their job; it also is your power as a worker. Your job roles will change according to what jobs they are in, if you change job then your job roles will also change. A job role describes the role of the job it does describe the person who works in that job. One persons job role may include more responsibility than another job this may be because they are higher up in the business hierarchy than the other person. How are job roles defined in a business? Relate to Organisational charts and job descriptions. Each job role will have a specific job description, which outlines all the key responsibilities and duties that the person holding that position will have. For example, a teachers job description lists their role as a tutor, subject teacher, any additional management responsibilities, duty to write reports, attend parents evening and any other duty as required by the head teacher. This would be the hierarchy that is used in a school: In a company there is normally 4 main layers, these layers are directors, managers, supervisors and operatives. Although on the chart it says that managing directors are at the top of the business there should be the shareholders there this is because the shareholders decide how they want the business to be run. If the business is not how the shareholders want it then the business will start to fail because the business will not have the support that they needed. Each of these boxes may represent more than one person for example if the finance manager is working in a bank then the bank will need loads more than one accounts supervisors because obviously they will need lots of people working in the finance department. ...read more.

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Working arrangements for NIC employees Describe in as much detail as possible, what the working arrangements are like for employees at the NIC: 1 Rink Assistants First explain what the job is, then fill in the grid in as much detain as possible, using the information below: Permanent job Part time Only come to work as and when needed Pay - �5.25 per hour Receive 'Employee of the Month Awards' If they get paid double if they are asked to work over their allotted time Permanent or temporary This would be Permanent as they will work untill they decide to leave or if the company doesnt want them to work for him anymore. If they are only working on a temp basis then they are only working for a certain amount of weeks. Full or part time Part time because they only work when they are required to for example if there a peak hours then the rink will be busy and will need extra help. Hours of work Because they are working part time then they will only work the hours they are told for example they may work more hours in july than august because the NIC may be more busier in july than august. Places of work They will only be working around the Ice rink Pay and benefits, including holidays 2 Operations Manager First explain what the job is, then fill in the grid in as much detain as possible, using the information below: permanent role Hours - 9.00-5.00pm, but needs to work flexible hours as needs to attend concerts and events Does not get paid overtime Has to work bank holidays when there is an event Works 5 days a week Able to work flexi hours Permanent or temporary This is a permanent job as they do it till they decide to leave or the company doesn't want them to work for them any more, if they were only scheduled to work there for a certain amount of time then they would be doing a temporary job. ...read more.

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If the employee is in the workplace then one they are not getting to spend time with their children but also they have to pay for somebody else to look after their kids. So if they are working at home then they only have to pay someone to look after their kids when they are in work. What are the effects of these changes on employers? These working arrangements benefit the employers as in a lot of cases they can save money by using these. For example if a company uses financial flexibility, they can pay an external company to do the work they need for cheaper than they can do it themselves. This often happens in other countries because the minimum wage in other countries is much lower so if thy get these people to do it then they have to pay out a lot less than they would have in the UK. Also people in other countries will work a lot harder than they do in this country because they are all struggling for money, they work a lot harder because they need to support their families. Another example when these working arrangements may be good for the employers is when they have a zero hour contract then they are only paying for them to come in to work when they are needed. This is very much like the job sharing contract as again they are paying only the people they need even if it not what their job role specified in their contract. Toby Price GCSE Business Studies Permanent or temporary Full time or Part time Breaks Hours of work The place of work (offices) The pay Sales Director Finance Director Production director Company Secretary Finance Managers Sales Manager Human Resource Manager Production Manager Sales Supervisors Production Supervisors Accounts Supervisors Office Supervisors Production Operatives Administrative Assistants Accounts Assistants Sales Assistants Directors Managers Supervisors Operatives Head teacher Deputy Head Assistant Heads Head of Year Head of Subject Other Managing Positions Subject Teachers Tutors Managing Director Name Wakas Masood ...read more.

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