Topics: Employment, Strategy, Planning Pages: 4 (882 words) Published: April 2, 2013
BSBHRM504A: Manage Workforce Planning

Assessment (AT2)

1.When conducting workforce planning organizations need to research and review current and predicted external labour supply data, demographic data and economic data. External data can be gathered from a number of sources including:

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics:
ABS Can provide organizations with the statistical information that will help them make informed workforce planning decisions. The can provide statistics on a wide range of economic and social matters, many of these are free of charge.

Industry Groups:
Industry groups can provide information about labour issues for specific industries. Samples of external data supplied by industry groups, relating to labour and skills shortages have been proved.

2.Skilled Occupation List is a list of occupations which are currently acceptable for immigration to Australia. Occupations are divided into separate categories such as professionals, managers, traders etc.

3.The term ‘Workplace Relations’ comprises of two terms: ‘Workplace’ and ‘Relations’. “Workplace” refers to “any productive activity in which an individual (or a group of individuals) is (are) engaged”. By “relations” we mean “the relationships that exist within the industry between the employer and his workmen.” The term industrial relations explains the relationship between employees and management which stem directly or indirectly from union-employer relationship.

Industrial relations are the relationships between employees and employers within the organizational settings. The field of industrial relations looks at the relationship between management and workers, particularly groups of workers represented by a union. Industrial relations are basically the interactions between employers, employees and the government, and the institutions and associations through which such interactions are mediated Source:
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