business studies Unit 2 Assignment 1 Essay

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P1 - describe the recruitment documentation used in a selected organisation
P2 - describe the main employability and personal and communication skills required when applying for a specific job role
M1 - analyse the recruitment documentation of a selected organisation

You are to produce a guide for applicants on the recruitment documentation used within a selected organisation (Duffryn High School). The guide should use a specified job role as an example and describe the recruitment documentation and the main employability, personal and communication skills required when applying for the specified job role.

Task 1 (P1)

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The reason of why a business would use a specification is because Duffryn High School would use a personal specification because it helps Duffryn High School to identify and understand the candidate’s essential and desirable qualities. There are a variety of different ways of completing a personal specification; one of the most commonly used is the seven-point plan, designed by Alec Rodger in 1952. Rodger’s seven point plan is:

Physical make up-what is required in terms of health, strength and energy? Does the job require physical strength? Is it tiring, heavy manual work? Does the job require contact with the general public?
Attainments-what level of education and qualification is required to undertake the job? What occupational training and occupation experience is the potential candidate required to have?
General intelligence-what does the job involve in terms of quick thinking and mental effort.
Special aptitudes-what kinds of skills will the potential application need in order to do the job? Will the applicant need mechanical skills, be able to work with numbers or have excellent oral skills?
Interests-what personal interests could be relevant to the job? Would experience of working with other people, working outdoors, for example be helpful? Disposition- what kind of personality would