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Achievement standard 90841 - Business studies 1.5

Investigate aspects of human resource processes in a business.

This achievement standard relates to learning objective 6-1.

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

  • understand how, as a result of internal and external factors, small business owners make operational decisions that have consequences for the success of their business.

Explanatory note 2

Contexts for learning

The context for learning is a suitable small business (with an identifiable human resource function) connected to the student’s life and community.

To read why using such a context is good teaching practice, see the connection section under 'Four mechanisms that facilitate learning in the social sciences'.

Business knowledge, concepts, and content

While students should have knowledge of the big picture of the human resource process in relation to the selected case study, this achievement standard specifically requires students to demonstrate an understanding of the following aspects of the human resource process:

  • job analysis
  • job description
  • person specification
  • methods of advertising
  • screening and short-listing
  • interview and testing
  • offer and acceptance process (including employment contract)
  • induction and pōwhiri/whakatau.

Related Māori concepts

Māori concepts that relate to this achievement standard include:

  • tikanga
  • pūtake
  • tūranga
  • kaitiakitanga
  • rangatiratanga.

See also:

Explanatory notes 3, 4, and 5

See: Achievement grades at level 1

Last updated July 11, 2012