Assess the importance of employability, and personal skills in the recruitment and retention of staff in the NHS.

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Adele Cotterill                                       Unit 2 – Investigating Business Resources M2. Assess the importance of employability, and personal skills in the recruitment and retention of staff in a selected organisation The organisation I have chosen to assess is the NHS. I have chosen the NHS as it is the largest government owned company in the UK and needs to keep on top of recruitment for the organisation to work efficiently.  It is important for the NHS to consider employability skills and personal skills when recruiting and retaining staff as having a good balance of these skills in employees will make the organisation run smoothly and effectively.  There are many different factors to consider when employing new recruits and keeping current staff such as training, meeting targets, having the correct skills which match up the job requirements, trust, qualifications, portraying a professional image and have excellent communication skills to liaise with fellow colleagues and the public.  When recruiting and reviewing
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current staffs personal skills employees need to have strong communication attributes. This would be required for any job as you need to be able to understand other colleagues and customers/public. The NHS need to consider this skill in former employees as they need to communicate and understand former colleagues and patients for tasks to be understood and carried out effectively.  The NHS looks to see if their staff and new recruits are hard working. This would be portrayed at inductions/interviews for a job or in a trail period of a vacancy. Employees need to be hard working so the work/service ...

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*** This is very general. Although apparently about the NHS it could be about any organisation at all and shows no knowledge of the particular requirements of the NHS. Just saying 'in the NHS' is not the same as applying the information to the particular organisation. They would have been better to pick a particular part of the NHS e.g. a local surgery and write about that.