Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment
Please note that this Assessment document has 8 pages and is made up of 7 Sections.
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).
Contract start date
Names of the parties – The employers name and the employees name
2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment.
Health and Safety
Pay and pensions
2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment.
Employment rights and responsibilities
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
Citizens advice Bureau
4. Describe how representative bodies can support employees.
They can help in disciplinary advice, salary, holiday entitlements, support when losing your job. Extra support for employees.
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.
Employer responsibilities – to train staff about equality and diversity
Ensure line managers understand and promote fair treatment.
Employee responsibilities – treat people the same way you would like to be treated
Be willing to learn about different people and their cultures.
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 – Increases the amount of candidates applying for positions, a more varied pool of people Employee – Improved working environment due to feeling of being a valued member of staff
Organisation – A happy workforce = increased productivity/output
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.
Employer – providing a secure place of work
Safe working equiptment
Insuring equipment id correctly maintained
To provide correct training
Employee - inform appropriate people of hazards/potential hazards
Comply with Health and Safety rules
Report job related accidents
Wear appropriate safety gear when required
2. Explain the purpose of following health, safety and security procedures in a business environment.
3. Describe three different ways of maintaining a safe and secure business environment.
Awarness and observation – being aware of potential hazards Reporting potential hazards when noticed
Personal Conduct – not wearing dangerous jewellery, not drinking or taking drugs
Section 3 – Understand how to communicate effectively with others...
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