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Business Steve ­ Notes Emma Rudd BMA

People and Organisations

Planning and Developing the Workforce
What is Human Resource Management?
Human Resource Management (HRM) is the process of making the most efficient use
of an organisations personnel. HRM covers a broad range of business activities:
Assessing future labour needs

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The start of recruitment is to draw up job descriptions and person specifications.
Job descriptions relate to the position rather than person. Typically, job description
might contain the following information:
The title of the post
Employment conditions
Some idea of the tasks and…

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Business Steve ­ Notes Emma Rudd BMA

Employment Agencies provide employees with details of suitable applicants for
posts they may have vacant. Agencies usually charge considerable fees for
bringing together employers and potential candidates.
The government operates a number of training schemes to improve skills and
knowledge of the workforce.…

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Important policies such as health and safety, and disciplinary procedures.
The laypout of the fasctor or office
Their new collegues
The basic duties of the job.

Induction training enables a new recruit to become more productive quickly. It can
prevent costly errors resulting…


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