You feel you can contribute and offer advice in relation to different stages of the employee lifecycle. You decide to explain the stages of the employee lifecycle and how a people practitioner could contribute to each stage.

Task one – written advice (recruitment and selection)

You feel you can contribute and offer advice in relation to different stages of the employee lifecycle. You decide to explain the stages of the employee lifecycle and how a people practitioner could contribute to each stage. (AC1.1)

As Clean Quarter Ltd does not yet have any employees, you decide first to advise Jaspreet and Caroline on how to recruit and select their new employees. You have ascertained that, initially, they will employ three sales assistants.

Explain the purpose and key content of a job description and person specification. Explain how job analysis can be used to decide on the content of these documents.  (AC 1.2)Explain two different recruitment methods that Jaspreet and Caroline could use for the sales assistant vacancies and why the two methods are appropriate for the role. (AC 1.3)Explain factors to consider when deciding on the content of copy used in the recruitment methods you have explained above. You could consider factors such as budget, balance between providing an accurate and positive image, space available, corporate image. (AC 1.4)Explain two different selection methods that Jaspreet and Caroline could use for the sale assistant vacancies and why the two methods are appropriate for the role. (AC 2.1)  Explain what selection records Clean Quarter Ltd should retain and why they should retain these records. (AC 2.4)

You decide it would be useful for Jaspreet and Caroline to have template letters of appointment and non-appointment for the sales assistant roles.

  Write letters of appointment and non-appointment for the sales assistant role. (AC 2.5) There is no requirement to include evidence of the use of references to wider reading to achieve a high pass for AC2.5.

Task 1 – Written advice Assessment criteria

1.1 Explain each stage of the employee life cycle and the role of the people professional in it.

1.2 Explain different ways in which you can prepare information for specified roles.

1.3 Explain different recruitment methods and when it is appropriate to use them.

1.4 Explain factors to consider when deciding on content of copy used in recruitment methods.

2.1 Explain different selection methods and when it is appropriate to use them.

2.4 Explain the selection records that need to be retained.

2.5 Write letters of appointment and non-appointment for an identified role.