2.3 Recruitment, Selection and Training of Workers

2.3 Recruitment, Selection and Training of Workers

In this less I cover the following: Recruitment and selecting employees:  * Recruitment and selection methods * Difference between internal recruitment and external recruitment * Main stages in recruitment and selection of employees * Benefits and limitations of part-time employees and full-time employees The importance of training and the methods of training: * Importance of training to a business and to employees * Benefits and limitations of induction training, on-the-job training and off-the-job training Why reducing the size of the workforce might be necessary: * Difference between dismissal and redundancy * Understand situations in which downsizing the workforce might be necessary, e.g. automation or reduced demand for products Legal controls over employment contracts, unfair dismissal, discrimination, health and safety, legal minimum wage
Sensebusiness
2.2 - Organisation and management IGCSE Business Studies

2.2 - Organisation and management IGCSE Business Studies

In this lesson I cover: draw, interpret and understand simple organisational charts: Simple hierarchical structures: span of control, levels of hierarchy, chain of command Roles and responsibilities of directors, managers, supervisors, other employees in an organisation and inter-relationships between them The role of management: Functions of management, e.g. planning, organising, coordinating, commanding and controlling Importance of delegation; trust versus control Leadership styles: Features of the main leadership styles, e.g. autocratic, democratic and laissez-faire Trade unions: What a trade union is and the effects of employees being union members there are also 2 activity students can undertake to help them remember the topics discussed.
Sensebusiness
Selection and use of appropriate software

Selection and use of appropriate software

This lesson is focused on students being able to compare the uses of different types of software, and how they are beneficial in a business setting. Included: PPT Worksheet Starter activity
HDLouise
Writing a business letter

Writing a business letter

Lesson that gets students to write a professional business letter using the correct formatting techniques. Teacher can create a thought cloud with students as to what the ‘exam criteria’ should be. Included: PPT x2 Main activity
HDLouise
Agenda, minutes and stakeholders

Agenda, minutes and stakeholders

This lesson gets students to discuss what an ‘agenda’ is, and then they have to create one together acting as different stakeholders. The roles are not included in this PPT, however I previously got students to base their activity around the potential opening of an airport. I have added in a video clip that interviews local residents, this could be used to brainstorm the different stakeholders in this situation before planning out the agenda and conducting the meeting (each student acting as a stakeholder in the scenario). Included: PPT Main activity Starter Youtube stakeholder clip
HDLouise
2.1 Motivating workers IGCSE Business Studiesw

2.1 Motivating workers IGCSE Business Studiesw

The importance of a well-motivated workforce: Why people work and what motivation means The benefits of a well-motivated workforce: labour productivity, reduced absenteeism and labour turnover Key motivational theories: Taylor, Herzberg and Maslow’s hierarch Methods of motivation: Financial rewards, e.g. wage, salary, bonus, commission and profit sharing Non-financial methods, e.g. job enrichment, job rotation, team working, training, opportunities for promotion I have also made an activity for students to work on.
Sensebusiness
1.4 Types of business organisation IGCSE business

1.4 Types of business organisation IGCSE business

The main features of different forms of business organisation: Sole traders, partnerships, private and public limited companies, franchises and joint ventures Differences between unincorporated businesses and limited companies Concepts of risk, ownership and limited liability Recommend and justify a suitable form of business organisation to owners/management in a given situation Business organisations in the public sector, e.g. public corporations
Sensebusiness
1.3 Enterprise, business growth and size

1.3 Enterprise, business growth and size

In this lesson I cover: Enterprise and entrepreneurship Characteristics of successful entrepreneurs Contents of a business plan and how business plans assist entrepreneurs Why and how governments support business start-ups, e.g. grants, training schemes
Sensebusiness
1.2 Classification of businesses IGCSE Business

1.2 Classification of businesses IGCSE Business

In this lesson I cover: Business activity in terms of primary, secondary and tertiary sectors: Basis of business classification, using examples to illustrate the classification Reasons for the changing importance of business classification, e.g. in developed and developing economies business enterprises between private sector and public sector in a mixed economy
Sensebusiness
1.1 Understanding Business Activity IGCSE Business

1.1 Understanding Business Activity IGCSE Business

In this lesson I cover: The purpose and nature of business activity Concepts of needs, wants, scarcity and opportunity cost Importance of specialisation Purpose of business activity The concept of adding value and how added value can be increased
Sensebusiness
1.5 Business Objectives and Stakeholder Objectives

1.5 Business Objectives and Stakeholder Objectives

In this presention I cover: Businesses can have several objectives and the importance of them can change: Need for business objectives and the importance of them Different business objectives, e.g. survival, growth, profit and market share Objectives of social enterprises The role of stakeholder groups involved in business activity: Main internal and external stakeholder groups Objectives of different stakeholder groups How these objectives might conflict with each other, use examples Differences in the objectives of private sector and public sector enterprises
Sensebusiness
The World News Crossword - August 12th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 12th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 12th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a quick and simple process to download the resource and it can be stored on a flash drive ready for printing. The World. News Crossword puzzle usually takes a class about 30-45 minutes to complete, leaving some time for discussion on some of the more interesting news stories. The puzzle seems to work best when done in pairs or small groups, to generate discussion. The goal of course is to have students learning more about the world around them, and to prompt them to ask questions, especially ‘why…?’ All for just £2. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A crossword about Burkina Faso because it was in the news last week because of a malaria/bed-net trial that appears to have reduced the infection rate of malaria by 12%, (3) A crossword all about Climate Change, because it’s always in the news despite what Australia’s agriculture minister said, (3) And a crossword about Julius Caesar that can be shared with an English teacher. It’s included because in last week’s news there was a bit of a performance in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome. All for just £2. So what happened last week? Australia’s agriculture minister said that the drought affecting almost all of Australia has nothing to do with man-made climate change. Excessive monsoon rain caused deaths, wide-spread displacement, and property damage in Kerala. The Swiss government announced measures to help farmers affected by the drought which has been caused by the heatwave in Europe. Two trucks crashed on the highway near Bologna in Italy, a plane crashed near Seattle, and another plane crashed in Indonesia - and a 12 year old boy survived. There was a magnitude 6.2 aftershock near Lombok Island, also in Indonesia. Brazil closed its border to Venezuelans. Singapore trialled eye-scans at its border. And speaking of borders, it seems (based on surveys) that at least 100 constituencies in Britain that previously voted to leave the EU would now vote to remain in the EU. A German man called the police because he was being chased by a baby squirrel. (Tyranny comes in many forms.) In France, crows were trained to collect cigarette butts and exchange them for food. And Christopher Robin was banned from China (the movie, not the boy) - something to do with Winnie the Pooh. All that (and three bonus puzzles) for just £2.
BFP
Post-Assessment  Self Review Sheet

Post-Assessment Self Review Sheet

A double sided worksheet for post-Assessment reflection. Suitable for GCSE/A Level. Could be amended for KS3. Sections: question by question analysis marks/grades against target what I know well/what need to revise mistakes I made target setting
SpringwellTeaching
Business Studies Finance Formulas

Business Studies Finance Formulas

Business finance formula helpsheets and questions. Covers: Profit and loss, gross profit margin, net profit margin, net current asset and current ratio. Also Acid test ratio, ROCE and percentages
gursh_g
Lesson: Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Lesson: Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

A whole lesson based on Enterprise & Entrepreneurship. Requires no prior learning. Could be used an an introduction to GCSE Business/BTec Enterprise/Business. Or, could be used as a Taster Lesson when choosing GCSE options, or as part of an Enterprise Day. Includes PowerPoint, individual worksheet and group worksheet. There are some notes to support delivering on the PowerPoint (in the notes section) .
SpringwellTeaching
The World News Crossword - August 5th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 5th, 2018

The World News Crossword - August 5th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF document made up of 4 puzzles based on the events of last week’s news. It’s a quick and simple process to download the resource and it can be stored on a flash drive ready for printing. All for just £2. What’s in this week’s document? (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A search & cloze puzzle giving a little more detailed explanation of Zimbabwe and the events leading to last week’s election, (3) A crossword all about Zimbabwe - where is it? What are its neighbouring countries? What are its lakes, mountains, and rivers? (3) A crossword all about India which was also in the news last week. The puzzle usually takes a class about 30-45 minutes to complete, leaving some time for discussion on some of the more interesting news stories. The puzzle seems to work best when done in pairs or small groups, to generate discussion. The goal of course is to have students learning more about the world around them, and to prompt them to ask questions, especially ‘why…?’ What happened last week? On Lombok (in Indonesia) about 500 stranded tourists were rescued after an earthquake, but then another very large earthquake struck about a week after the first, prompting. a tsunami warning for the region. Wildfires continued in California and Europe experienced a heatwave. Students in Bangladesh protested for better traffic and street safety. Evidence of a 2000 year old library was uncovered in Cologne. A plane crashed in Mexico. A helicopter crashed in Siberia. And a plane crashed in the Swiss Alps. A new government was elected in Zimbabwe and 6 people were killed in protests following the result. The boys who were rescued from the cave in Thailand returned home after their 9 days as novice Buddhist monks. And someone kidnapped a shark, disguised as a baby in a pram, from an aquarium in Texas.
BFP
Business Objectives

Business Objectives

This lesson allows students to compare a range of business objectives, research business objectives, and then question the ethical issues relating to business. Lesson includes; PPT (starter and plenary included) Main activity separate iGCSE 1.5.1 (However could be used for the normal GCSE syllabus)**** • Need for business objectives and the importance of them • Different business objectives, e.g. survival, growth, profit and market share • Objectives of social enterprises
HDLouise