Write a short Journal Entry to explain:
- The key things you learned during the last two weeks
- How can they relate to the workplace?
- How can they aid your personal and professional development?
- Remember to be specific and give example
Employment Law,Equality and Diversity
“Equality” and “managing diversity” are terms that have been heard with increasing frequency over the last few years. Whilst there is much talk of globalisation, equality for all and creating a fairer and more "just" society, should an organisation’s selection, recruitment and HR practices help to achieve this goal? If so, how is this best achieved?
Unit 3 attempts to define terms like equality and diversity and how they fit into an organisation’s HRM function. Policies relating to equality and diversity are introduced as well as a consideration of the law concerning discrimination at work.
The unit asks why employers should be concerned about equality and diversity and also questions how, or if, this can be “managed”
In this unit we shall:
- Define the nature of discrimination and describe its potential impact on different groups
- Consider social justice and business case arguments for pursuing policies of equality and diversity
It is increasingly apparent that the effective recruitment, selection and retention of people can be a key source of competitive advantage and that recruitment and selection are integrated activities. Recruitment is primarily concerned with generating a pool of suitable candidates, whereas selection is concerned with identifying those that meet the organization’s requirements.
Unit 4 attempts to define and probe this process by considering the internal and external factors. For example, the combination of conditions in external labor markets, technological developments and legislation can be contradictory. On one hand, legislative requirements can suggest a common ‘best’ practice whereas, on the other hand, variations in labor supply and market conditions can indicate the need for a more diverse, pragmatic approach.
Internal organizational factors also influence approaches to recruitment and selection, including the organization’s business strategy and the preferred balance between external and internal recruitment. Additional factors include industrial, sectoral and size variation and the growth in multinational enterprises. The combination of organizational diversity and pressures from the external environment can account for wide variations in recruitment and selection practice.
In this unit we shall:
- Examine the internal and external influences
- Define how organizations select their employees in the contemporary business environment
- Highlight the key elements in the process
- Explore the Induction process