Unit 201 - Principles of Personal Responsibilities & Working in a Business Enviroment

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L2 Certificate in the principles of business admin
Unit 201 - Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment 1.1 – Identify the main points of contracts of employment
When starting a new job everyone will be given a contract of employment by the employer, in this contract there are a few points that you will notice such as your name, employers name, where you will be working, contact information etc. The most important points you will find are

* Salary – This is your basic hourly rate which you will be paid per hour you work not including breaks * Working hours/days – This will tell you what hours you will be expected to work in a day, the time you start & finish, how long your breaks will be & how many days a week you will be working * Holiday entitlement – You will find this in your contract so you know how much holiday you will be allowed to take each month this will also tell you if you are entitled to holiday/sick pay * Duties & responsibilities – This part of the contract tells you what you will be expected to do during working hours, what roles & responsibilities you will be expected to tackle & handle

1.2 - Identify the main points of legislation affecting employers and employees There are three main points for an employer & an employee where legislation affects such as Employer
* Health & Safety
* Data Protection
* Pay & Pension
* Pension
* Pay
* Employment rights & responsibilities

1.3 – Identify where to find information on employment rights & responsibilities both internally and externally You can get information from internal sources such as
* Your manager
* Human resources department
* Company policy documents
* Staff hand book
* Websites/internet (directgov.co.uk hse.gov.uk or business links) * Representative bodies such as citizen advise, Trade union, ACAS – Advisory, Conciliation & Arbitration service

1.4 – Describe how representative bodies can support the employee Representative bodies can offer a wide range of support to employees such as * Impartial support
* Advise
* Conflict resolution
Plus many more

1.5 – Identify employer and employee responsibilities for equality and diversity in a business environment The employer has a responsibility to ensure that the correct policies & procedures are in place to address the relevant areas of legislation appropriate to the workplace such as * Disability discrimination

* Employment equality
* Equality
* Sex discrimination
* Equal pay
* Ensuring that employees have access to the appropriate information * Investigate using the correct procedures for any problems that appear in connection with equality & diversity All an employer asks from an employee is to follow company procedures relating to equality & diversity. Respect colleagues & treat them how they would want to be treated. To report any issues to the appropriate people.

1.6 – Explain the benefits of making sure equality and diversity procedures are followed in a business environment The benefits of following equality & diversity procedures are that you will be creating an environment where employees feel safe, valued & supported but others. Employers also benefit from employing different ethnics as this will give the employer a wide range of experience & skills.

2.1 – Identify employer and employee responsibilities for health, safety and security in a business environment As an employer you need to be upholding relevant regulations & legislation which includes health & safety within the work place, data protection. All employers should do the following * Provide all employees with information on health, safety & security or give them access to information * Carry out risk assessments

* Provide appropriate first aid
* Always make sure equipment...
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