5HR02 Task 2: Inhouse Manual Chapter 3: Contractual Agreements and Onboarding


AC4.1 Suitable types of contractual arrangements dependent on specific workforce needs

The uniqueness of the contract in an entity which work in various business environment is evident due to their distinct demands. This is affirmed by Atkinson’s Flexible Firm Model (Zhao, 2020) which note contracts types as being set to match entire organisation needs. One of the core factor in contractual arrangement is an organisation being flexible in proactive and decisive in their practice. To achieve this, a numerical embrace of short-term contracts and outsourcing strategy adopted, flexible financial management with remuneration adjusted based on the labour needs and supply. This is inclusive of the overtime contracts and functional flexibility associated with different job roles including a full-time contract and consultants.

Further, contract arrangement can be full or part-time based. Other than making sure discrimination is mitigated in modern workplace, it make sure relevant remuneration informed by minimum wages and fitting work hours is established. In line with CIPD (2021h), contracts of employment is ineffective in organisation support of short-term resourcing to attain specific set goals and as such a long-term commitment.

The short-term contracts engage an individual with specifically identified timelines. In this contract, zero obligation is not available for full pay and terminated easily on basis of competencies. Facilitating short-term contact is simple contributing to an increase level of financial flexibility. Besides, it notes on entire issues incurred in promoting a high-level employees loyalty which impact services and products provision with high quality. Also, there is evidence of lacking relevant capacity development in optimum (Forbes, 2018).

Additionally, as evidenced in NiBusiness info.co. UK (2018), over-time contracts are significantly flexible with entire employees being well rewarded with workload reduced. The best practice include offering relevant support to maintain their work roles past hours allocated in working. Besides, their use note an increase in working hours with employees demand being paid and rewards issued for working on the extended hours. The negative implication of this is lowered performance financially and interfering directly with the health and wellbeing of the employees specifically in today COVID-19 pandemic (GOV.UK, 2021a).

AC4.2 Main types of contractual terms in contracts

There are two main types of contractual terms in contracts, including implied and express. According to Gov.UK (2021b),

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