Managing the human recourse flow.

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What is the human recourse flow? What is its purpose?
How people move into, out of and within a business. To make sure that the business always has the right number of employees with the right skills to meet business needs.
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What affects the kind of workers will be needed?
They ask experienced managers, reveiw past statistics, review sales forecast to check future demand, short term of long term staff?, the introduction of new technology, analysis of current staff to see if they will leave in the future.
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What affects the supply of new workers?
Number of people looking for work (unemployed, uni leavers), competitors looking for a workforce in the area (creating competition for workers), local infrastructure can attract people.
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What is the recruitment process?
Identify vacancy - write job description - advertise job - process applications - short-list most suitable candidates - interview most suitable candidates - appoint most suitable candidate.
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What are the advantages of internal recruitment?
Candidates already know the business, short and cheap process, motivates workers to go for a promotion.
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What are the disadvantages of internal recruitment?
Leaves a vacancy in another department, can cause resentment among colleagues who aren't selected.
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What are the advantages of external recruitment?
Brings in new ideas, brings in experience from other organisations, larger number of applicants, can be done using social media which will have lots of people with specific skills.
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What are the disadvantages of external recruitment?
Long and expensive process, candidates will need a longer induction process, candidate at recruitment might not be representative of what they're like at work.
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What are the forms of candidate selection?
Interviews (candidates can be interviewed one-to-one by a panel of interviewers), assessment centres (conduct psychometric test to access personality, aptitude tests to access skill, group exercises to access how good candidates are with others).
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Whats the difference between on the job and off the job training?
Off the job = studying part time at a local college, on the job = where the new worker is trained by an experienced worker.
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What are the advantages of on the job training?
Easy to organise, low cost of training, training is job specific.
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What are the disadvantages of on the job training?
Trainer and trainee are not productive during training, bad practises are passed down, no new ideas are brought to the business.
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What are the advantages of off the job training?
Trainers are specialised, new ideas are brought to the business, no job distractions during training.
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What are the disadvantages of off the job training?
Can be expensive, no benefit to the business whilst training, training may not be specific to their day to day job.
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What is the advantage of training?
It can make employees feel engaged and involved, may make the workers feel valued (reducing labour absenteeism and increasing labour retention).
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How can the HR flow be managed during times of decreased demand?
See if surplus staff can be redeployed in another department (keeping moral and motivation high), if there is no way to redeploy staff then employees will have to be made redundant, this allows the business to have the right number of employees.
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What are the internal factors affecting HR plans?
Corporate/ marketing/ production plans (if production is expanding, more staff will be needed), changes in production style may lead to retraining/ recruitment or redeployment of staff.
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What are the external factors affecting HR plans?
Employment legislation (protecting employee rights and restricts companies from dismissing or transferring workers), new technology (affects number and skill of staff, may mean retraining), labour market trends (migration and ageing population).
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