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The promotion or downgrading in role of individuals. In all of these situations, the structure of the organisation is likely to change and with this comes the potential of changes to company culture, goals and objectives. If this does occur following organisational restructures, there be a necessity for new employees to be hired. Available budget Another crucial internal factor is the budget available. If the business has experienced a reduction in profits, the number of people it can employ is likely to be less than if income has increased and a large a budget is available for recruitment. External factors It is also necessary to look beyond the organisation when contemplating recruitment requirements. One of the key aspects to consider is the availability of skilled workers, and this will involve analysing socio- economic conditions in the nearby community or in the wider state. Factors include: Unemployment levels Age demographics Education levels Skill levels, such as percentage of population who have professional qualifications. Changes in the competitive environment The competitive environment may refer to if you are experiencing increased competition, such as if new businesses are joining the industry, or if one of your competitors is taking an increasing share of the market. Facing increased competition might force you to recruit new individuals to remain profitable. Economic climate The economic climate at any given time will play a large part in the service provided by an organisation. Generally, during periods of growth people are more willing to spend money on the fields of tourism, travel, hospitality and events, and this will impact on service delivery and the number of employees needed. Similarly, during times of austerity you may notice a downturn in income, and actions will have to be taken to minimise costs and limit waste.
P a g e | 16 Ineffective forecasting Failing to predict the human resource requirements for your organisation could be detrimental, and will often lead to issues during the recruitment process. For example, you may find: Individuals without the required skills are the ones predominantly applying for roles Employees that are recruited may require more training than is customarily provided Staff turnover may be inflated There could be issues with employee morale, such as existing employees being dissatisfied with the skill levels of recruits, or new employees finding that they are not contributing to organisational goals.
P a g e | 17 Activity 1A
P a g e | 18 1.2 – Consult colleagues about staffing needs and job descriptions Discussing recruitment with colleagues When you are required to manage recruitment you may need to communicate with colleagues regarding staffing needs and job descriptions. This could take place through various different means, for example you might decide to organise team meetings, speak with colleagues individually, or use email or the company communication system.

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