Business Studies Teaching Resources

- People

Below is a list of case studies taken from the People section of Business Case Studies. Choose your sub topic from the list of arrowed links below the People heading.

People resources for teachers

Communications

  Communication strategies to engage a variety of stakeholders

  Devising a communications plan

  Communicating with stakeholders

Supporting resources
Barriers to communication
Communication
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Shows the communications model (sender, message, format, channel, receiver) giving examples in context of Bernard Matthews for each. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  The importance of effective communication

  Using effective communications

Developing people

  Increasing employee engagement through HRM

  Developing a career path in retail

  Apprenticeship training within the steel industry

  Business expansion through training and development

  Managing change through training and development

  Meeting business needs through training and development

  Training and development at NDA

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Pyramid diagram showing the stages of education and how training and development are an important part of NDA's HR strategy. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Developing people through training

  How training and development supports business growth

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Chart showing the importance of workforce planning, training and devlopment. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  The role of training and development in career progression

  Investing in people and in brands

Diversity

  Using diversity and inclusion to provide better service

Supporting resources
Diversity and inclusion
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

This A3 ePoster is a bright and engaging resource; its a great addition to any classroom, or a useful revision tool on your bedroom wall. The poster displays key points of Tescos diversity strategy, making sure you only get what you need with none of the nonsense. The poster helps ensure you learn the curriculum in a way thats supported by top businesses in an easy-to-digest format. As soon as your order is processed, you can download and print your poster, so theres no waiting around for delivery. – £3.49

  Competitive advantage through diversity

Supporting resources
Diversity
Lesson resource
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Shows how Tarmac's mission supports its diversity and inclusion HR strategy, demonstrating how appraisals and motivation are important factors in the HR strategy. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Positive about disability

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Flow chart outlining key disability legislation and the importance of inclusion. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  The business benefits of diversity

Managing change

  Developing the skills for managing change

Supporting resources
Change management
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

This A3 CMI ePoster is a bright and open learning resource thats great on the classroom wall, or you can print it out and put it up in your bedroom. It breaks down core aspects of the curriculum into easy-to-digest bullet points and diagrams, offering an insight into business and the curriculum. This poster displays a flow-diagram exploring the process of change. Theres no waiting involved, as soon as you buy the poster you can download and print it out. – £3.49

  Overcoming barriers to change

  Trade Unions - dealing with change

Motivation

  Motivating and engaging employees for better business

  Building a better workplace through motivation

  Motivation within an innovative work environment

  Motivation in action

  Motivational theory in practice at Tesco

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Funnel diagram showing the different motivational theory and the benefits. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Motivation within a creative environment

  Developing a motivated workforce

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Funnel diagram showing the different motivational theory and the benefits of each. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Changing working patterns

Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

'Wheel' explaining the different categories of flexible working patterns at Lloyds TSB and the benefits to company and individuals. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Motivating through Total Reward

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Maslow's hierarchy of needs Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

Organising people

  Organisational structure in an innovative environment

  Developing responsiveness through organisational structure

Supporting resources
Organisational structure
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

This bright and engaging A3 ePoster works well in any classroom, but its also a great revision tool for your bedroom wall. The poster looks at organisational structure at Unison, using easy-to-read bullet points to make sure you get all you need with none of the nonsense. You can download and print your poster as soon as your order has been processed, so theres no waiting around for delivery. – £3.49

  Developing appropriate leadership styles

Supporting resources
Factors influencing leadership style
Leadership styles
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Outlines the three main leadership styles (autocratic, democratic, laissez faire) and the key pros and cons of each. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Using teamwork to build a better workplace

Supporting resources
Roles of managers
Working in teams
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Outlines Henri Fayol's 5 functions of management in a flow chart. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Factors affecting organisational structure

  The importance of effective management

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Outlines the difference between managers and leaders and links the different leadership styles to theory X and Y managers. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Meeting business needs through workforce planning

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Flow chart demonstrating the link between workforce planning, recruitment, selection and development. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Managing workforce requirements

  Workforce planning at British Gas

  Developing a Human Resource strategy

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Spider diagram highlighting the key issues relating to Tarmac's HR strategy - covers workforce planning, recruitment and selection and employee engagement. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Management styles in the oil and gas industry

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Chart showing Henri Fayol's roles of a manager and how this relates to the different leadership styles - linking these to specific roles in the oil and gas industry. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Developing an effective organisational structure

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Chart outlining skills and competencies required in a matrix organisational structure. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Flexible working patterns

  Using a range of management styles to lead a business

Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Diagram illustrating the variation of managemtn styles shown ont he Tannenbaum/Schmidt continuum. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Tarmac's functions - working together towards its mission statement

  Building Human Resources to provide a foundation for growth

Protecting people

  Negotiation and representation at work

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Chart outlining the role of UNISON and explaining collective bargaining and UNISON's work with public sector apprenticeships. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  UNISON and unions' wider role

  Organisations and unions

Recruitment and selection

  Effective recruitment and selection

  Recruitment and selection at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Flow chart showing the recruitment, selection and training process at Enterprise. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Recruitment and selection in the energy industry

  Recruitment and selection

Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Flow chart showing how key aspects of recruitment and selection at Tesco fits together. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Recruiting, selecting and training entrepreneurial managers

  Using effective recruitment to retain competitive advantage

  Recruiting, selecting and training for success

Roles and responsibilities

  Workforce planning in the global oil and gas environment

  Roles & responsibilities

Supporting resources
Organisational structure
Workforce planning
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Demonstrates how workforce planning, training and development are vital in the oil and gas industry. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Roles, responsibilities and career development

  Job roles at Specsavers

  How roles and functions contribute to organisational performance

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Organisational map showing the functions and business units of Tarmac and the role of employees within these functions. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Roles and responsibilities within an organisational structure

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Diagram highlighting the different types of organisational structure and the skills and competencies required. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Developing people through decision-making

Supporting resources
Other Resources
Downloadable ePoster available
Get the ePoster »

Pyramid diagram showing the different types of decision making such as strategic, tactical and operational. Digital download prints in A3 size. – £3.49

  Operations management: the Wincanton way

  A truly global market

What is ‘People’?

Human Resources Management within an organisation ranges from understanding what human resources (numbers, skills etc) are needed to acquiring and retaining those resources.

Case studies cover:

  • Identifying which organisational structure will best deliver an organisation's objectives (hierarchy, flat, matrix) and the benefits/constraints of each
  • The process of evaluating the current and future human resource needs both in terms of numbers of people and skills and competencies (workforce planning)
  • What functions managers and leaders carry out and the difference between them, as well as how the varying leadership styles are applicable in different circumstances
  • The range of processes organisations use (internal and external) to attract the most appropriate candidates (recruitment and selection), including use of job descriptions and person specifications
  • The role of training (specific skills for a job) and development (improving an individual's potential for growth) in an organisation, looking at types of training (on- and off-the-job), coaching, mentoring, secondments, and use of appraisals as a means of identifying skills gaps and measuring performance
  • The work of motivational theorists (Herzberg, Maslow, Mayo, Taylor) and how their findings apply in the workplace in different circumstances
  • Understanding the strength of team working as a tool in an organisation and the different roles team members may have (Belbin)
  • Exploring the range of job roles and the typical responsibilities associated with each (operative, supervisor and senior manager)
  • The process of communication (sender, receiver, message, method of transmission) as well as the potential barriers (noise)
  • The requirements of employment legislation to an organisation, such as health and safety, minimum wage (fair pay), equal opportunities (ensuring no discrimination on grounds of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age etc)
  • The role of trade unions in the workplace, e.g. negotiation, collective bargaining, providing employee representation, as part of employee/employer relations