Resourcing and talent planning

Candidate Assessment Activity
Title of unit/s
Resourcing and Talent Planning
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Learning outcomes:
1 Understand key contemporary labour market trends and their significance for workforce planning.
2 Be able to undertake talent planning and recruitment activities.
3 Understand how to maximise employee retention.
4 Know how to manage dismissal, redundancy and retirement effectively and lawfully.
Assessment brief/activity
This assessment is broken down into 5 key areas, The Labour Market, Recruitment and
Selection, Talent Planning, Downsizing and Turnover. You need to explore and
research these key topic areas and provide your findings in a written document using
the category headings for the CEO of your chosen organisation.
Key Area 1 – Labour Market
Your business is looking to expand into another country and therefore you need to
provide a comparison of two countries
This comparison must include the following information :
• Contemporary labour market trends in different country contexts
• Review the concept of Tight and Loose labour market conditions in
your chosen countries
Key Area 2 – Recruitment and Selection
Having found out about the labour market conditions from an international perspective,
you have now been tasked with running a recruitment project. You are looking for a
customer service team with specific skills. You are continuing to build your reputation
and become an “employer of choice”. This next part of the assessment asks you to
carry out the following research:
• Explain the main legal requirements in relation to recruitment and
• Prepare an example of a job descriptions, a person specification and a
competency framework linked to a chosen job role i.e. customer service
• Assess the strengths and weaknesses of different 2 methods of
recruitment and selection.
• Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to
retaining talent and how becoming an Employer of Choice can improve
the organisations position in competitive labour markets
Key Area 3 – Talent Planning
As part of future development plans for your new team you need to provide information
on ensuring future skills are met in the workplace , for this you need to provide