Unit 16 P1

For this Report be describing the internal and external factors that businesses consider when planning the human resources requirement. The airline company that I will be discussing about is Virgin Atlantic.  Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited, is a British airline with its head office in Crawley, West Sussex, England. The airline was established in 1984 as British Atlantic Airways, and was originally planned by its co-founders Randolph Fields and Alan Hellary to fly between London and the Falkland Islands.

Internal Factors
Internal factors are things that are already happening within the business. This includes how the organisation is changing to cope with new methods of working or new demands made on it, such as the introduction of technology or new products or services.

New Markets
Virgin Atlantic may look for different ways to increase business by considering new markets that they may have not originally thought off. Entering new markets could mean Virgin Atlantic expanding into different countries or targeting different groups of people. When entering new markets Virgin Atlantic might need to employ different types of employees, such as those able to speak another language or work in different locations. Getting employees who can speak the language of the country that Virgin want to enter this will mean that those employees will have the edge over their competitors.

Fewer staff may be needed to do a particular job, different types of staff may be needed, existing staff may need to move to different jobs, which may require additional training, and so on. For example, some airports now have self-check in this means that Virgin will have less people checking customers in. That mean that Virgin can decide to get rid of some staff or they can put these staff into different part of the company doing different things and training them to do that particular job that they are now in.

Skills in the workforce
Assessing the skills of...