1.4 (Approaches to Staffing (1.4.1) (Staff as an Asset (Treating staff as…
Approaches to Staffing (1.4.1)
Staff as an Asset
Treating staff as an asset means that they are developed with training and seen as a benefit to the business
A member of staff will have been recruited, trained and developed and as such has unique skills relevant to the business
Staff are allowed to participate more in decision making
Staff as an Asset
Staff training is often viewed as a cost rather than adding value
If workers are treated as a cost to the business then the danger is that they may only work the necessary and not put in any extra effort
This can lower morale, motivation and therefore productivity levels
This means having a workforce that can be moved around from one job to another.
Benefits are less staff needed, those that are employed are used to capacity not standing around
More interesting jobs for the workers as a variety
Part Time Workers
Works less than full-time hours which are 35 or more a week
No specific set amount of hours
Can be employed to fit round having a child – for example 10am to 2pm
Can be full time
Can be employed on a contract basis which has a time limit – for example a supply teacher on maternity cover for six months
Can be employed on a seasonal basis
Recruitment Selection and Training (1.4.2)
Identifies a need to fill a vacancy; perhaps a new department or new product; perhaps someone is leaving and needs to be replaced
This will include all the responsibilities and workload of the position
1.4.3 organisation design
chain of command
This is the flow of information power and authority through the organisation.
n a hierarchy this is the flow of tasks, information and delegation down from manager to subordinates.
span of control
A head of department may have 6 teachers working for them. Their span of control is therefore 6. This is the number of subordinates that they can delegate to.
entralised and decentralised
This is a system in a business where employees are ranked due to their status and authority
Types of structure