Managing and Leading Human Resources

Unit Number and Title HNBS 303 Human Resource Management Academic Year 2017/18 Unit Tutor Dr Shohail Choudhury Assignment Title Managing and Leading Human Resources Issue Date Submission Date Assignment 1 Assignment 2 25/3/2018 (Week 8) (Individual Report) 5/5/2018 (Individual Report) IV Name & Date M T Islam (27 – 01 – 2018) Assignment 1 Submission Format The submission of Assignment 1 is in the form of an individual written report. This should be written in a concise, formal business style using 1.5 line spacing and font size 12. You are required to make use of headings, paragraphs and subsections as appropriate and ensure that the report is justified aligned. All work must be supported with research and all research resources should be cited & referenced using the Harvard referencing system. Please also provide a Reference List including all cited materials using the Harvard referencing system. The recommended word limit is 2000–2500 words, although you will not be penalised for exceeding the total word limit. Unit Learning Outcomes 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. LO2 Evaluate the effectiveness of the key elements of Human Resource Management in an organisation. LO3 Analyse internal and external factors that affect Human Resource Management decision-making, including employment legislation. Assignment Brief and Guidance Scenario As a newly appointed Human Resource Manager for an organisation of your choice. You have been tasked with leading on the restructuring of the department as part of organisational change. The Human Resources (HR) department will be restructured based on the findings of a review report, which you have been asked to complete. You are to review the effectiveness of the HR function within the organisation, researching the role and scope of HR and reviewing and assessing the main HR functions within the organisation. This has to be submitted as a case study report. The case study assessment report should cover then following: 1. An overview of the organisation. 2. An explanation on the purpose of the HR function and the key roles and responsibilities of the HR function. 3. An assessment of the approach to workforce planning, recruitment and selection, development and training, performance management and reward systems. 4. The approach to and effectiveness of employee relations and employee engagement, and comment on the adoption of flexible organisation and flexible working practice and ‘employer of choice’. 5. Key areas of employment legislation within which the organisation must work. Grading Criteria 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 objectives D1 Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to recruitment and selection, supported by specific examples. P1 Explain the purpose and the functions of HRM, applicable to workforce planning and resourcing an organisation. 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. LO2 Evaluate the effectiveness of the key elements of Human Resource Management in an organisation D2 Critically evaluate HRM practices and application within an organisational context, using a range of specific examples. P3 Explain the benefits of different HRM practices within an organisation for both the employer and employee. P4 Evaluate 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. LO3 Analyse internal and external factors that affect Human Resource Management decision-making, including employment legislation. LO3 & 4 D3 Critically evaluate employee relations 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 decisionmaking in an organisational context. and the application of HRM practices that inform and influence decisionmaking in an organisational context. Assignment 2 Submission Format The submission of Assignment 2 is in the form of an individual written report. This should be written in a concise, formal business style using 1.5 line spacing and font size 12. You are required to make use of headings, paragraphs and subsections as appropriate and ensure that the report is justified aligned. All work must be supported with research and all research resources should be cited & referenced using the Harvard referencing system. Please also provide a Reference List including all cited materials using the Harvard referencing system. The recommended word limit is 1500–2000 words, although you will not be penalised for exceeding the total word limit. Unit Learning Outcomes LO4 Apply Human Resource Management practices in a work-related context Assignment Brief and Guidance Scenario While working as an intern in the Human Resources (HR) department of an organisation of your choice which you have selected for Assignment 1. You have been asked to take part in testing the new recruitment and selection process. You will work in a small team (3–4 members) to design a job specification for a particular job role and then you will take part in an interview simulation for a job role advertised by another team. The aim of your team is to test the recruitment and selection process and each complete an individual document portfolio to submit. The document portfolio should include: 1. The design of a job specification for one of a number of given positions in the organisation. 2. A CV for each student, tailored to apply for one of the positions advertised by another team. 3. Documentation of preparatory notes for interviews, interview notes based on selection criteria and a justified decision of the candidate selected. 4. A job offer to the selected candidate. 5. An evaluation of the process and the rationale for conducting appropriate HR practices. Grading Criteria Pass Merit Distinction LO4 Apply Human Resource Management practices in a workrelated context LO3 & 4 D3 Critically evaluate employee relations and the application of HRM practices that inform and influence decisionmaking in an organisational 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 workrelated context.