Critical Analysis of Current Labour Market Trends

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Analyze the current graduate employment opportunities within Human Resources

Within this assignment, I will be examining the current opportunities graduates have in human resources and the trends that affect their chances of employment such as; labour market, the impact of external factors influencing career patterns and how this affects the ethical and cultural issues, the relevant use of competences and professional standards and this affects graduates applying and dealing with the pressures of employment after graduating. In addition, I will be evaluating as a graduate, the positive and negative impacts faced in this market.

Labour Market

Cambridge business dictionary (2011) examines that the labour market is ‘the supply of
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One of the most important legalisations used in business is The Equality Act (2010) promoting equal opportunities for everyone in sectors such as work, education and even accommodation. An example of what it covers are as such; age, race gender identity, pregnancy, lawful sexual activity, family responsibility and so on. In order to prevent this occurring, the HR departments conduct their own ethical principles to expand the key values, policies, rules and expectations within the company, therefore guiding you how to deal with a certain situation. The concept of organizational culture is a very powerful tool, which can interpret human’s actions within an organisation. According to Schwartz and Davis (1981) culture is seen as ‘a pattern of beliefs and expectations shared by the organisation’s members’ this is seen as shaping the behaviour of individuals. Rochel, G (1969) explained the ‘Iceberg model of culture’ in which is enables a visible and hidden part of an individual used in a work or social environment. The hidden part of the iceberg shows the conflicts that arise within an organisation, which in this case the HR team would try and find a solution such as attitudes, desires, and expectations. All these factors could have a huge impact on the way the employees work is related e.g. lack of communication would lead to inaccurate work leading to lowering expectations which would have a huge impact on they’re attitudes. The way an employee feels is down to the


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