3RTO Activity 1 Essay

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Resourcing Talent

Activity 1 – (Report of 750 words)
This report identifies and assess factors that affect an organisations approach to both attracting talent and recruitment and selection. It also identifies and explains benefits of attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, describes methods of recruitment and methods of selection.

Factors that affect an organisations approach to attracting talent
For an organisation to attract talent successfully, as part of the talent planning policy it needs to identify and assess what factors affect its approach to attracting talent. For example:
1. Economic Environment – An organisation needs to consider what money is available to spend and this will depend on the current climate at the
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For example;
1. Legal aspects - the Equality Act 2010 protects again discrimination. Therefore, an organisation’s approach needs to show fairness by not discriminating (e.g. Age, gender) in any way. For example, in adverts or interviews.

2. Organisational context – Recruiting and selecting talent who’s attitude that ‘matches’ the organisations culture, is a factor that influences recruitment and selection. For example, the ‘right person’ for the organisation, can then develop a job around their skills and capabilities.

3. Equal opportunities – Approach should be ethical and legitimate by ensuring discrimination does not occur. For example, all candidates should receive the same treatment and the process structured the same way for each candidate.

4. Criteria - Suitability criteria should be relevant to the job. This ensures that rational decisions based on evidence are made about a candidate’s suitability for the job. Therefore, the approach should be professional, organised and decisions recorded in accordance with legal aspects and equal opportunities as described above.

Organisational benefits of attracting and retaining a diverse workforce
Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce benefits an organisation in making the business successful. The following

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