Essay on Employment and Business Environment

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Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment


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Name: Allison Johnson Business & Administration Unit One

Section 1 – Know the employment rights and responsibilities of the employee and employer

1. Identify four main points that would be included in a contract of employment. If possible, use an example contract to support your answer (feel free to obscure any confidential information).

• Hours of Work • Date of Commencement of Work • Duties & Responsibilities • Job Title

2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.

• Health & Safety • Data Protection Act • Pay & Pensions

2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.

• Employment rights and responsibilities • Data Protection • Pay and Pensions

3. Identify a range of places where a person can find information on employment rights and responsibilities. You should identify at least two internal and two external sources of information.

• Trade Union Representatives • Line Managers • Libraries • Employment Handbook • Citizen Advice Bureau

4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.

Representative bodies support Employees by giving them help and support in the work place these can be Non – Trade Union or Trade Unions.
They help employees by negotiating salaries & pensions, grievances, by attending & representing you at disciplinary hearings regarding your workplace.

5. Briefly describe employer and employee responsibilities for equality and diversity in a business environment. You should give at least two employer responsibilities and two employee responsibilities.

If possible, provide relevant equality and diversity procedures from your workplace (or place of study) to support your answer. These documents should be annotated to highlight the relevant sections.

Employers Responsibilities • Ensure that Line Managers appreciate diversity and promote fair and proper treatment • Develop procedures that address equality and diversity issues

Employees’ responsibilities • To avoid Discrimination • To have a moral right to treat people fairly

6. Briefly explain the benefits of making sure equality and diversity procedures are followed in a business environment. Your answer should include one benefit for the employer, one benefit for the employee and one benefit for the overall organisation.

Employer - optimises pool of candidates for positions

Employee - Improved job satisfaction due to sense of needs being valued or ability to meet basic cultural requirements if policy includes flexibility for religious holidays/observances etc.

Organisation - source of insight into culture of target populations

Section 2 – Understand the purpose of health, safety and security procedures in a business environment

1. Identify employer and employee responsibilities for health, safety and security.

If possible, provide relevant health, safety and security policies / documents from your workplace (or place of study) to support your answer. These documents should be annotated to highlight the relevant sections.

It is the Employers legal duty to protect the health, welfare