Unit 14 Working with and Leading People

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UNIT 14: WORKING WITH AND LEADING PEOPLE

Unit 14:
Unit code: QCF level: Credit value:
Aim

Working with and Leading People
M/601/0908 5 15 credits

The aim of this unit is to develop the skills and knowledge needed for working with and leading others, through understanding the importance of recruiting the right people for the job.

Unit abstract
An organisation’s success depends very much on the people working in it, and recruiting the right people is a key factor. Organisations with effective recruitment and selection processes and practices in place are more likely to make successful staffing appointments. In competitive labour markets this is a major advantage that well-organised businesses will have over their competitors.
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Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this unit a learner will: 1 2 3 4 Be able to use recruitment, selection and retention procedures Understand the styles and impact of leadership Be able to work effectively in a team Be able to assess the work and development needs of individuals.

BH023329 – Edexcel BTEC Levels 4 and 5 Higher Nationals specification in Business – Issue 1 – April 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010

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Be able to use recruitment, selection and retention procedures Legislation and requirements relating to recruitment and selection: internal and external recruitment processes; selection processes including job descriptions, person specifications, interviewing, use of CVs, assessment centres; diversity issues, including legal requirements and obligations and business and ethical cases regarding diversity; legislation and requirements relating to employment, workers’ welfare and rights, health and safety, retention, succession planning

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Understand the styles and impact of leadership Theories, models and styles of leadership and their application to different situations: impact of leadership styles; theories and practices of motivation eg Maslow, McGregor, Herzberg; influencing and persuading others; influence of cultural environment within the

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