Business: recruitment and selection

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What is a Job Description?
Lists the duties and responsibilities the worker must perform. Also includes the salary and location of the job, so that people interested in the job can learn more about the job, it will help them to decide whether to apply for the job or not.
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What is a Person specification?
states the knowledge, qualifications, experience and personal qualities the worker will need in order to do the job.
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What is a Curriculum Vitae (CV)?
lists a persons experience, training and educations and is usually used to apply for a job.
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What is a Reference?
A written summary of the applicant- their strengths and why they would be suitable for the job.It is usually written by a previous employer, teacher or non family member who has known you for at least two years and is in a professional job role.
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What are the main sections within the job description?
Job title, purpose of the job, duties, salary and location
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Why is a job description produced?
to tell people what the job involves so that they can decide whether to apply or not.
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When is a job description given out?
At the start of the process so that they can decide whether to apply or not.
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What are the main sections within the Person Specification?
Experience, skills, knowledge, attitude
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Why is a person specification produced?
to show what is needed for the job and what is expected of the role.
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When is a person specification given out?
before people apply so that they can decide whether they are suitable or not.
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What are the main benefits to the employer and the employee of producing a job description and person specification?
The employee will know what they are expected to do and the employer can tell people exactly what they are looking for.
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What is internal recruitment?
Where an existing employee gets assigned to a new position rather than recruiting a new employee.
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What is external recruitment?
Where someone is employed from outside the business.
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What are the advantages of INTERNAL recruitment?
cheaper, will already know how the organisation works E.g its aims and objectives, quicker, reduces the risk of appointing an unknown, It can be good for the morale of the workforce to give opportunities for promotion
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What are the advantages of EXTERNAL recruitment?
brings new ideas into the organisation, reduces the strain amongst existing workers because it is not one of them which is being appointed, Brings new skills, experience and expertise into the business, increase the size of the organisation.
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Name 5 ways of advertising a job
Job centre, word of mouth, national newpaper, local newspaper, internet
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What is a letter of application?
a letter written by the applicant explaining why they believe that they are suitable for the job
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what is an application form?
applicants provide information in answer to questions on a form
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What is an interview?
The applicant meets people from the firm for a discussion. Often the people making the appointment ask all the candiadates the same series of questions and then compares the answers that they give.
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What is a psychometric test?
The applicant answers a series of questions, usually multiple choice about themselve and what they like and dislike.
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Why is a psychometric test a useful source of information?
it tells you whether a person would suit a job and what their personality is like.
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Why is a psychometric test NOT a useful source of information?
it might be the opposite of what someone actually is and people could easily put answers that are not true.
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what is a presentation?
Where the applicant is asked to give a talk to the employer on a given subject.
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what is a numeracy, literacy test?
the applicant may be given a pencil and paper test or a practical test.
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What is role play?
Where the candidate experiences a situation as if it were a real work situation. The candidate is assesed on how well they perform. The candidate demonstrates how they would deal with a situation if they were appointed.
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What is a recruitment agency?
A specialist agency that carries out all the tasks involved in recruitment and selection of workers on behalf of an organisation
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