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            Chapter 4
       People in businesses
AQA GCSE Business Studies
Teacher Guide: Chapter 4 People in businesses


                   Employees
 Businesses use:
 • full-time employees
 • part-time employees
 • temporary employees
 What are the differences between these
 employees?
AQA GCSE Business Studies
Teacher Guide: Chapter 4 People in businesses


                   Recruitment
 Internal recruitment:      External recruitment:
 • promotes existing        • appoints people from
   employees                  outside the business
 • is cheap and             • it brings in new ideas
   employees will be          and offers a wider
   familiar with the          choice of candidates
   business
AQA GCSE Business Studies
Teacher Guide: Chapter 4 People in businesses


              Selecting the best
 Businesses choose employees by:
 • interviewing them
 • using psychometric tests
AQA GCSE Business Studies
Teacher Guide: Chapter 4 People in businesses


     How to decide how much to pay
 Wages or salaries paid depend on:
 • employees’ skills
 • employees’ previous wages
 • what is paid by other businesses
AQA GCSE Business Studies
Teacher Guide: Chapter 4 People in businesses


       Other benefits for employees
 Financial
 • Bonuses, pensions, shares of profits.
 Non-financial
 • Free lunches, teamworking, flexible hours.
AQA GCSE Business Studies
Teacher Guide: Chapter 4 People in businesses


                    Motivation
 This is a factor that influences people to behave in
 certain ways.
 It may come:
 • from within employees
 • through external factors
AQA GCSE Business Studies
Teacher Guide: Chapter 4 People in businesses


                 Motivated staff
 Businesses benefit because:
 • staff remain with the business
 • staff help the entrepreneur to manage the
   business
 What would motivate you to work hard?
AQA GCSE Business Studies
Teacher Guide: Chapter 4 People in businesses


         Employee protection laws
 • Minimum wage.
 • Equal pay.
 • Sex discrimination.
 • Age and disability discrimination.
 • Health and safety.
AQA GCSE Business Studies
Teacher Guide: Chapter 4 People in businesses


         Laws to protect employees

 Employee protection laws:
 • can increase a business’s costs, e.g. paying
  maternity pay
 • can improve employees’ motivation

				
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