June 2017

The Management function

By |2022-09-15T12:34:02+02:00June 6th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Managing Human Resources: Human Resources Management: Training: The Management function

  • is the planning, organizing, leading/commanding, controlling and coordinating of the organisation’s activities so as to make sure the organisation’s objectives are achieved in an efficient and effective manner
  • Management can also be defined as the art of doing work through others
  • It entails […]

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Off the job training

By |2022-09-15T12:34:02+02:00June 6th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Managing Human Resources: Human Resources Management: Training: Off the job training

  • This is when instruction and training are provided away or outside the work environment
  • There are a number of off the job training methods including:
  • Lessons and lectures-this is the traditional method of training that takes place in Universities, Colleges and schools
  • Case […]

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On the job training methods

By |2022-09-15T12:34:03+02:00June 6th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Managing Human Resources: Human Resources Management: On the job training methods

  • this is when instruction and training is provided during the work itself
  • There are a number of on the job training methods:
  • Demonstration-a practical exhibition and explanation of how something works or is performed
  • Coaching-involves focusing on the individual trainee’s needs, observing […]

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Training: Introduction

By |2022-09-15T12:34:03+02:00June 6th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Managing Human Resources: Human Resources Management: Training: Introduction

  • Is an organized activity aimed at imparting information and/or instructions to improve the recipient’s performance or to help him or her attain a required level of knowledge or skill
  • Training and development are the official and ongoing educational activities within an organization designed to enhance […]

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Dismissal, retrenchment and redundancy of employees

By |2022-09-15T12:34:04+02:00June 6th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Managing Human Resources: Human Resources Management:Dismissal, retrenchment and redundancy of employees

  • All employees eventually leave the employ of the organisation
  • This can be due to:
    1. Separation as a result of management action:
    2. Disciplinary action
    3. Dismissal due to dissatisfaction with performance
    4. Redundancy
  • It could also be due to other factors that are unavoidable such as:
      […]

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Problems of high labour turnover

By |2022-09-15T12:34:04+02:00June 6th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Managing Human Resources: Human Resources Management:Problems of high labour turnover

  • Labour turnover is essential for the health of the organisation:
    1. It prevents stagnation in the workplace through the infusion of new blood and ideas
    2. It allows the organisation to adapt to changing demands
    3. It allows the organisation to replace ageing workforce

Problems of high […]

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Labour Turnover

By |2022-09-15T12:34:05+02:00June 6th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Managing Human Resources: Human Resources Management: Labour Turnover

  • It is a statistical measure of the number of people who leave an organisation’s employ versus the number of people who remain in that organisation’s employment in a given year
  • It is expressed as a ratio:
  • \dfrac{\text{Number of people who left}}{\text{Avergage number of people employed}} […]

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Induction Training/Orientation

By |2022-09-15T12:34:05+02:00June 5th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Managing Human Resources: Human Resources Management: Induction Training/Orientation

  • This is also known as induction training
  • It is a process of introducing a new employee to the organisation and
  • Introducing the organisation to the new employee
  • It is considered a form of training
  • Induction is important as it:
    1. Ensures the employee is integrated as […]

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Employment contract

By |2022-09-15T12:34:06+02:00June 1st, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Managing Human Resources: Human Resources Management: Employment contract

  • A contract is a voluntary, deliberate, and legally binding agreement between two or more competent parties
  • An employment contract is such a contract between an employer and employee
  • When there is a successful candidate is selected he or she is offered a contract of employment
  • […]


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The selection process

By |2022-09-15T12:34:06+02:00June 1st, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Managing Human Resources: Human Resources Management: The selection process

  • When the proper candidates have been recruited
  • The following step is to select the most appropriate candidate(s) from the available pool
  • Selection is the process of screening candidates using a variety of criteria so as to identify and […]

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