AQA Business GCSE - Unit 1 - Topic 4 - People in Business

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GCSE Business Studies (Unit 1) Mind Map on AQA Business GCSE - Unit 1 - Topic 4 - People in Business, created by Lewis Humphreys on 04/02/2016.

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AQA Business GCSE - Unit 1 - Topic 4 - People in Business
1 Laws to protect employees
1.1 Equal Pay Act 1970 - This prevents men getting paid more than women.
1.2 Race Relation Act 1976 - This prevents different races being discriminated against.
1.3 Disability Discrimination Act - Prevents disabled people being discriminated against.
1.4 Sex Discrimination Act - Prevents people of a certain sex being discriminated against.
1.5 Employment Equality Act - Prevents people of a certain age being discriminated against.
2 What happens to businesses if they don't follow these acts?
2.1 The employee could take the business to court and sue them.
2.2 The business could be heavily fined, putting the business in danger of liquidation.
2.3 Employees may have to be given a large amount of compensation by the business.
3 Methods of Motivation
3.1 Monetary Methods
3.1.1 Pay rise
3.1.2 Paying towards employees' pensions.
3.1.3 Profit sharing with employees
3.2 Non Monetary Methods
3.2.1 Free Lunches
3.2.2 Flexible hours
3.2.3 Job enrichment
3.3 Why is motivation important?
3.3.1 If employees are motivated then they are more likely to work harder and produce better quality products/services for the business, thus maximising profits.
4 Recruitment
4.1 A full time employee works the same hours every day of the week.
4.2 A part time employee only works some hours every week and it can vary.
4.3 Internal recruitment is when the vacancy is filled by someone already in the workforce.
4.4 External recruitment is when the job vacancy is filled by employing someone new to the business
4.5 Ways a business can advertise a vacancy
4.5.1 Advertising
4.5.2 Job centres
4.5.3 Employment agencies
4.5.4 Employees invited to apply
4.5.5 Employees told about the job
4.5.6 Employees that are considered good enough are told about the job.
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