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Resourcing and Talent Planning

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CIPD Unit of Assessment – 09005

Unit title | Resourcing and talent planning | Level | 3 | Credit value | 6 | Unit code | 09005 | Unit review date | Sep-11 | Qualifications link | Certificate in Human Resource Practice | Aim | To develop the learners’ understanding of the principles and practice of resourcing and talent planning |

Unit abstract
Organisational success depends on having the right skill mix. This unit provides an introduction to resourcing and talent planning process. Studying this unit will enable learners to understand the factors which impact on an organisation’s resourcing and talent planning policy. They will learn about the relationship between recruitment and selection by identifying the key stages
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2. Be able to undertake key activities in the recruitment and selection process
Recruitment: different recruitment channels e.g. adverts, agencies, ‘head hunters’’ internet sites, job fairs; provide advice to managers on recruitment; writing job descriptions using an appropriate model e.g. seven-point plan; writing person specifications; writing job advertisements and selecting appropriate media for internal and external advertisement; managing application forms
Selection: screening applications; drawing up short lists with relevant colleagues; organising interviews; organising any pre-screening tests (health and/or psychometrics); organising interview rooms; conducting face-to-face and/or telephone interviews with an interview panel; writing employment offer letters/rejection letters; making internal appointments
Induction: purpose and benefits of induction for employees and the organisation; approaches to induction and examples of good practice.
Collaborative working: effective team working; relationship building

3. Understand the legislative requirements underpinning recruitment and selection
Employment legislation: legislation pertaining to equal opportunity and discrimination; employment contracts
Unit assessment
In order to pass this unit, the evidence the learner presents for assessment must demonstrate that they have met all
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