PEOPLE REVISION QUESTIONS PART 2

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State a benefit of training
Increases employee skills
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Makes employees more flexible
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Increases motivation
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Reduces the number of mistakes
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Increases business profit
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State a benefit of training
changes in technology and health and safety mean businesses need to keep
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State a drawback of training
Is expensive
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State a drawback of training
Highly skilled staff might get stolen by other businesses
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State a drawback of training
Highly skilled staff might expect higher wages
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State one of the three main types of training
Induction training- when a new person starts
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State one of the three main types of training
On the job training
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State one of the three main types of training
Off the job training
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State one of the 6 main ways of paying staff
Annual salary: paying staff a fixed sum each month
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State one of the 6 main ways of paying staff
Time rate: paying staff by the hour
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State one of the 6 main ways of paying staff
Overtime: paying staff extra for working unsociable hours
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State one of the 6 main ways of paying staff
Bonus and performance related pay: extra money given to staff who meet targets and this is given on top of basic pay
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State one of the 6 main ways of paying staff
Commission: usually given in sales jobs. The employee gets a percentage of every sale they make on top of their basic pay
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State one of the 6 main ways of paying staff
Piece rate: usually in the building trade. Staff get paid for every piece of work they do
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State one of the 6 main ways of paying staff
Profit share: Staff get a share of any end of year profits on top of their annual salary
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State one of the 6 main ways of paying staff
Share issue/ownership: give staff some shares in the business. This is normally only for senior managers
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Why does Annual salary and time not motivate workers?
because you get paid the same amount no matter how hard you work
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What is a fringe benefit?
this is something additional to your pay that the business will offer
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State a non-monetary motivator
Award schemes
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State a non-monetary motivator
Job enrichment: giving the employee more responsibilty
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State a non-monetary motivator
Job rotation: getting employees to move between Jobs
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State a non-monetary motivator
Accelerated promotion/ promotion opportunities
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State a non-monetary motivator
Training: spending money developing employees
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State a non-monetary motivator
Teamwork: staff working in teams are often more motivated
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State a non-monetary motivator
Promotion: giving staff something to work towards
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State a non-monetary motivator
Creating an appropriate working environment: improving where staff work
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State What is Gross pay?
an employee's pay before deductions
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What are deductions?
income tax, national insurance and possibly pension and student loan
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How do you calculate Net pay?
gross pay- deductions
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State a benefit of high levels of motivation
Staff work harder
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State a benefit of high levels of motivation
Staff are more loyal
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State a benefit of high levels of motivation
Absence due to sickness goes down
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State a benefit of high levels of motivation
Staff turnover goes down which reduces the amount of money a business needs to spend on recruitment and training
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State one of the three Employment Laws
Health and Safety Act 1974
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State one of the three Employment Laws
Equality Act 2010
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State one of the three Employment Laws
Minimum Wage Act 1998
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State one of the main rules of the Health and Safety Act
A firm must provide all safety equipment to its employees free of charge
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State one of the main rules of the Health and Safety Act
Employers must provide a safe working environment
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State one of the main rules of the Health and Safety Act
A firm with more than 5 employees must have a written H & S policy on display
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State one of the main rules of the Health and Safety Act
Union appointed Rep's have the right to inspect the workplace and the causes of any accidents
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State one of the main rules of the Health and Safety Act
Employers must observe all safety rules
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What is the purpose of the Equality Act?
it is to ensure that all employees are treat equally and no one is discriminated against
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What does the Equality Law State?
that people can't be discriminated against in terms of recruitment,pay, training, promotion and redundancy
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State one of the areas where the equality act stops people being discriminated against
age
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State one of the areas where the equality act stops people being discriminated against
disability
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State one of the areas where the equality act stops people being discriminated against
gender reassignment
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State one of the areas where the equality act stops people being discriminated against
marriage and civil partnership
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State one of the areas where the equality act stops people being discriminated against
pregnancy and maternity
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State one of the areas where the equality act stops people being discriminated against
race
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State one of the areas where the equality act stops people being discriminated against
religion or belief
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State one of the areas where the equality act stops people being discriminated against
gender
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State one of the areas where the equality act stops people being discriminated against
sexual orientation
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What is a trade union?
is an organisation that employees can join in order to have their interests and goals better represented.
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What is Collective Bargaining?
is when the union negotiates with management
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State a type of industrial action
strike: workers select a day (s) on which they will not come into work
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State a type of industrial action
Work to rule: workers apply the firm's rules and procedures to the letter with the objective of slowing down production
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State a type of industrial action
Go slow: Employees carry on working but at the minimum pace possible in order to slow down production but avoid disciplinary action
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State a type of industrial action
Picketing: Workers may stand at the entrance to the employer's factory or place of work and demonstrate with banners or slogans
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State a type of industrial action
Overtime ban: Workers simply refuse to work overtime as they are not obliged to and this can prevent a firm from being able to produce quickly enough to meet demand and they may lose orders
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State a benefit of trade unions to an employee
more powerful voice when bargaining as a group as it can threaten industrial action
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