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Ivie Ignis-Iribhogbe Business studies coursework Unit 2- People and Business Introduction This unit is on the people in a business and their roles and responsibilities. The business I have chosen to investigate the people who are interested in this business is a school called The Business Academy Bexley. This is because they are an interesting set up to investigate on due to the type of activities that are carried out in this firm. While observing the business, I gather information on where the business is located (Yarnton Way Erith Kent DA18 4DW), the size of the business (A large Educational organisation), the number of staff at the business (205 employees), and the approximate number of customers (1100 students). Stakeholders are people or organisations that have an interest in a particular business. The various stakeholders in the business are: - customers, employees, owners/ investors, suppliers, financiers, and the Government. The table below explains in details how each stakeholder has an interest in the business. Type of stakeholder Example of stakeholder External or Internal Stakeholder's main interest in the business What make the stakeholder powerful? Employee Teacher - Mr Casabuenos Internal Customers are satisfied by helping them pass exams. They can decide (if given the power) if a student should continue studying at the school. Customer Student- Ivie Ignis Internal They get the relevant preparation needed to succeed. Determines how well the business does, succeed or fail. Owner / investor Sponsor- David Gerard External The students in the area get a good education. ...read more.

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I have chosen to investigate the contract of employment of an employee in the business. The responsibilities that have been set by the contract include: - being punctual and in work regularly, not participating in any event that will lead to their appointment being terminated (e.g. gross misconduct), and attending the business personally for as many hours that the principal directs and additional 3 extra weeks. However, the contract also states a series of things the employee is entitled to, these are the employees rights. They include: - holidays with pay for 14 weeks plus statutory holidays, sickness and maternity payment and pension, being paid according to their contract and also being provided with a safe working environment. Looking at the aims, objectives and contract of employment of employees, I have gathered that this business need a punctual, reliable, loyal, honest individual that has a good record and is also very willing to work. This contact has been drawn out to suit the business needs so I therefore believe that it is very good but to improve it they could try to elaborate more on situations where the employee's appointment could be terminated. As I discussed in the above paragraphs, employees have rights and responsibilities and so does the business. The difference between a right and a responsibility is that a right is what the business or the employee is entitled to and a responsibility is what they have to do in other for the business to progress. ...read more.

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This process however is not very effective because although the interview might give you a bit more information about the person, you can not get the whole picture from the interview. Therefore a good way to improve this process would be to ask the candidate to come to the school and teach a lesson while been monitored. When an individual is about to start a job, they go through an induction period called interview, and during this period they often get trained. This company offers examination meetings, how to write work schemes and using student data effectively. Some other training the business provides during employment is: - Master degrees such as MA in education, MSCS in education, Psychology or MBAs , NPQH for aspiring head teachers. However, when new technology or work practices are introduced, the company retrains staff by holding a 5 day traing sessions at the beginning of the term or traing sessions every week after school looking at issues to do with teaching, learning, and helping staff focus on the year ahead. Employers give appraisal and performance reviews which is a confidential interview between the employer and employee to discuss and review targets set the previous year, areas of where the employee has performed less well and set target for the next year. The procedures for these are appraisals and performance reviews, ongoing training, new technology or new working practices and national awards for development. The government offer National Training Initiatives which means that entrants have to prove that they have demonstrated excellence in use of learning training and development to achieve business and personal success. ...read more.

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