Unit 5 - 3mer - Supporting Good Practice in Managing Employment Relations

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Unit 5 – Certificate of Human Resource Practice

1.1 - Describe the internal and external factors that impact on the employment relationship
There are many factors that can impact on the employment relationship, both internal and external.

External Factors
- The availability of alternative jobs is a external factor of the labour market and can impact the employment relationship due to staff being head hunted by other companies, they know that they can easily find a new job should they not be enjoying their current job role.
- The general economic climate is another external factor however it relates to the product market. This can affect the employment relationship as there will be a drop in demand of products should the
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- It determines who is responsible for paying tax as well as the level of national insurance that a member of staff may pay. If you determine the wrong employment status then the staff member may have to pay tax themselves however due to they should be an employee then the organisation should pay the tax before the employee is paid.

- It may determine if you have to provide a substitute if a staff member is unable to work. For example if the staff member is a employee then they are not required to provide a substitute however if they are a worked then they will be required to do so.

2.1 – Explain the importance of work life balance within the employment relationship and how it can be influenced by legislation
It is important for an employee to have a good work life balance as it affects both the employee and the organisation. It will benefit the organisation so that there is better staff morale, improved productivity, less sickness, lower turnover rates and a good quality company reputation. However there are just as many benefits to the employee, such as less stress, better job satisfaction, they take less time off due to sickness, look forward to work and feel like they get a proper break from work. A bad work life balance can result in high sickness rates, high levels of tiredness, low motivation, low productivity, high staff turnover, low work levels and work