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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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Qualification HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS
Unit Number and Title 3. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Start Date 11-09-17
Hand  In Deadline  05-10-17
Assessor Name
Assignment No ONE
Assignment Title HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Purpose of this assignment To develop an understanding of the principles of effective Human Resource Management. Students will learn the importance of training and development in building and extending the skills base of the organisation and ensuring it is relevant to the ever-changing business environment. This assignment will help them develop sufficient knowledge about the growing importance of becoming a flexible organisation with an equally flexible labour force and become familiar with techniques of job design and with different reward systems.
Assignment Description This Assignment covers the Learning outcomes LO1, LO2, LO3 and LO4.  
Preparation guidelines The report should be grammatically correct and word processed. The written report must be presented in a professional manner, with FORM 1, front page, contents page, page numbering, bibliography and annexes. Use the Font as Arial size 11 and 1.5 line spacing.Identify any references and Use the Harvard referencing system.Complete the Form 1 page and sign the statement of authenticity.You will pass the assignment only if you achieve all Pass criteria. Student must provide evidence that learning outcomes of the subject have been met. Assignment will be checked for Plagiarism. Appropriate Actions may be taken as per College / Edexcel Plagiarism Policy.
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TASK 1: Based on an organisation of your choice


You are an Intern in the Human Resource Department of an organisation which is going through restructuring as part of Organisation Change. You have been asked to make the necessary observations, research and review the Human Resource processes, its effectiveness, role and scope in the ongoing change process.

Your findings should include:

  1. An overview of the organisation, with an explanation on the purpose of HR function and its key roles and responsibilities.
  2. Explain the benefits and drawbacks of having the HRM processes in an organisation.
  3. Corporate HR department have outlived their usefulness and are not there to help employees, but to keep the organisation from legal problems. Critically analyse.

TASK 2: Based on the organisation of Task 1 OR/AND external factors

  1. Discuss the external environmental factors that directly affect the HRM process (STEEPLE analysis).
  2.  Investigate the different selection devices and analyse the findings of how each works best for different jobs.
  3. Analyse the benefits and drawbacks of realistic job previews. Compare the same from the perspective the organisation and an employee.
  4. Discuss the importance of learning and development. Summarise its benefits for an individual and to an organisation.
  5. Discuss various types of Development and Training methods. Include findings of the cost and benefits attached with different training methods.
  6. Analyse and evaluate the different types of performance appraisal methods.
  7. Discuss contemporary issues in managing human resources.
  1. Investigate the importance of maintaining good employee relations. Discuss with examples.
  2. Should an employer have the right to choose employees without governmental interference? Discuss the legal environment of the HRM.
  3. Research what a good resume should include.
  4. Discuss the key behaviours associated with interviewing skills.
  5.  
  6. What are advantages and drawbacks of using social media in the recruiting process for:
    1. An applicant and
    1. An organisation
  7. Is the use of social media in recruiting applicants a way to hire smarter or a lawsuit waiting to happen? Explain your position.
Submission Format for Task 1 & 2: The submission is in the form of an individual report. This should be written in a concise, formal business style. You are required to make use of headings, paragraphs and subsections as appropriate, and all work must be supported with research and referenced using the Harvard referencing system. Please also provide a bibliography using the Harvard referencing system. The recommended word limit is 2,500 – 3,000 words, although you will not be penalised for exceeding the total word limit.
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome Pass Merit Distinction
LO1 Explain the
purpose and scope of Human resource
Management in terms of resourcing an organisation with talent and skills appropriate to fulfil business functions.

P1 Explain the
purpose and the
functions of HRM,
applicable to workforce planning
and resourcing an
organization.   P2 Explain the strengths and
weaknesses of
different approaches
to recruitment and
selection.
M1 Assess how the
functions of HRM can provide talent and skills appropriate to
fulfil business
objectives.   M2 Evaluate the
strengths and
weaknesses of
different approaches
to recruitment and
selection.
D1 Critically evaluate
the strengths and
weaknesses of
different approaches
to recruitment and
selection, supported
by specific examples.  
 
LO2    Evaluate the
effectiveness of the
key elements of
Human Resource
Management in an
organization  



P3 Explain the
benefits of different
HRM practices within an organisation for
both the employer and employee.   P4Evaluate the
effectiveness of
different HRM
practices in terms of raising organisational
profit and productivity
M3 Explore the
different methods
used in HRM
practices, providing
specific examples to support evaluation within an organisational context

D2 Critically evaluate
HRM practices and
application within an organisational context, using a range of specific examples

LO3 Analyse internal
and external factors
that affect Human
Resource
Management
decision-making,
including employment
legislation.  


P5 Analyse the
importance of
employee relations in respect to influencing HRM decision-making   P6 Identify the key
elements of employment
legislation and the
impact it has upon
HRM decision-making.
M4 Evaluate the key aspects of employee relations management
and employment
legislation that affect HRM decision-making in an organisational
context


 D3 Critically evaluate employee relations and the application of HRM practices that inform and influence decision-making in an organisational context
LO4   Apply Human
Resource Management practices in a work-related context

P7 Illustrate the
application of HRM
practices in a
work-related context, using specific examples
M5 Provide a rationale
for the application of
specific HRM
practices in a
work-related context
D3 Critically evaluate
employee relations
and the application of HRM practices that
inform and influence
decision-making in an organisational context.

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