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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 thepotential of changes to company culture, goals and objectives. If this does occur followingorganisational restructures, there be a necessity for new employees to be hired.Available budgetAnother crucial internal factor is the budget available. If the business has experienced a reduction inprofits, the number of people it can employ is likely to be less than if income has increased and a large abudget is available for recruitment.External factorsIt is also necessary to look beyond the organisation when contemplating recruitment requirements. Oneof 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 levelsAge demographicsEducation levelsSkill levels, such as percentage of population who have professional qualifications.Changes in the competitive environmentThe competitive environment may refer to if you areexperiencing increased competition, such as if newbusinesses are joining the industry, or if one of yourcompetitors is taking an increasing share of the market.Facing increased competition might force you to recruitnew individuals to remain profitable.Economic climateThe 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 employeesneeded. Similarly, during times of austerity you may notice a downturn in income, and actions will haveto be taken to minimise costs and limit waste.
P a g e|16Ineffective forecastingFailing to predict the human resource requirements for your organisation could be detrimental, and willoften lead to issues during the recruitment process.For example, you may find:Individuals without the required skills are the ones predominantly applying for rolesEmployees that are recruited may require more training than is customarily providedStaff turnover may be inflatedThere could be issues with employee morale, such as existing employees beingdissatisfied with the skill levels of recruits, or new employees finding that they are notcontributing to organisational goals.
P a g e|17Activity 1A
P a g e|181.2 – Consult colleagues about staffing needs and job descriptionsDiscussing recruitment with colleaguesWhen you are required to manage recruitment you may need to communicate with colleaguesregarding staffing needs and job descriptions. This could take place through various different means, forexample you might decide to organise team meetings, speak with colleagues individually, or use emailor the company communication system.