Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
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Name: Michelle Malcolm Course: Business & Administration Unit: 1
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).
1. Duties and responsibilities
2. Hours of work
4. Holiday Entitlement
2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.
1. Pay and Pensions
2. Data protection
3. Health and safety
2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.
1. Health and Safety
2. Equality and Diversity
3. Pay & 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.
A person can find information on employment rights and responsibilities from a line manager, a trade union representative, personnel specialists and even informed colleagues. External sources include the Citizens Advice Bureaux, legal professionals and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.
A representative body may help with advise with problems at work, help find training, answer questions to rights and responsibilities, signpost the employee to an external body.
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.
It is the Employers responsibility to ensure that all members of their business are trained on the Equality and Diversity topics. They should also develop policies and procedures to address equality and diversity issues. They should also promote fair treatment. As an employee it is your responsibility to follow the policies and procedures put in place by the employer and attend all training sessions provided. It is also your responsibility to treat others with respect and be polite.
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.
Diversity can add real value to a business and should be seen as a positive thing. An equal and diverse business is likely to have more competent, motivated and productive employees. That will in turn provide a more successful organisation The employee can feel that the business is treating them fairly and that they will be treated fairly by other employees. The benefits for an employer would be the happy and productive workforce. It means that people with different views and experiences can learn new things.
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...
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