Factors which could affect the extent to which the workforce needs to increase

You have been asked to provide guidance to a local water park. This is a relatively small organisation, with just 25 permanent employees. However, during the cooler months the number of employees increases three fold – due to the extra work that comes from tourists visiting the park.

A number of issues have arisen, and you are required to advise on each.

With the significantly increased workforce during the cooler months, it is always difficult to predict what the actual workforce needs will be:

• Explain 2 internal and 2 external factors which could affect the extent to which the workforce needs to increase. (AC 1.1)
• The employer is not sure whether the individuals who work on a temporary basis during the cooler months are employees or not. Explain the difference between an employee, a worker and a self-employed individual. (AC 1.2)
• Explain to the employer why it is important to determine the employment status of the individuals working at the park. (AC 1.3)
• Write a short description of the learning process you went through in order to write this assignment: what you knew about employment status before you attended module 2; what you learnt during the module; and what you learnt in preparing this assignment.