HRM325 Strategic Human Resource Management

HRM325 Strategic Human Resource ManagementHand in Date: SunSpace & JIRA/Webservices Deadline: 12th September at 16:00Introduction to Task:Select an organisation with which you are familiar to be the focus for your case study. This could be: your current employer a previous employer an organisation that you have or have had contact with, possibly through work experience or through a family member or close friend, or an organisation you have an interest in that has readily available information on its structure, the ways in which they manage their staff and how the company organises its HRM activities and functions.The size and the structure of your chosen organisation is not important since all organisations employ people and, therefore, manage their ‘human resources’ in some way. What is important, however, is that you have some knowledge and understanding of the approach the company uses to strategically manage HRM to recruit, retain and manage their staff and how they organise their HRM activities and functions.You will use this knowledge to produce a 3000 word report [+ 10%] in which you will critically assess existing HRM practices within the organisation, making recommendations as appropriate to those who run the business on where and how improvements can be made. It is strongly suggested that each task represents a sub-section of your report and that you also include a brief introduction to the organisation, conclusion and recommendations.Task 1 – 25 MarksCritically analyse the internal and external environment for your chosen organisation, making reference to appropriate literature sources.Task 2 – 25 MarksUsing appropriate concepts and models of strategic Human Resource Management critically evaluate a variety of human resource policies and procedures. (A minimum of two is required).Assessment Brief – Stage 3 – UndergraduateTask 3 – 50 MarksMake recommendations relating to the attraction and retention of talent to support the future performance of your chosen organisation. This may be the adoption of new approaches to HRM or new methods of managing the human resources of the organisation. In this section you should also demonstrate awareness of barriers to implementation which may include cultural differences alongside different working practices and legislation.GuidanceComplete all the tasks in order. Consult with your tutor if you are uncertain about any aspect of the assignment.Instructions on Assessment:You will need to research appropriate literature and make use of both lecture and seminar input. Use examples and in particular any organisational comparisons that may be appropriate. Always reference your work using the correct conventions.Word limits for assignmentsThe word count is to be declared on the front page of your assignment. The word count does not include: Title and Contents page Executive Summary Glossary Reference List Bibliography Appendices Appropriate tables, figures and illustrationsPlease note, in text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)] and direct secondary quotations [e.g. “dib-dab nonsense analysis” (Smith, 2011 p.123)] are INCLUDED in the word count.Summarising and compressing the information in your assignment into the word limit is one of the skills that students are expected to acquire, and demonstrate as part of the assignment process.Assessment Brief – Stage 3 – UndergraduateSubmission of Assessment: A single electronic document containing all reports and other documentation (i.e. explanations, output reports and page images of graphic tools etc. pertaining to all tasks). Font size should be at least 11, and 1 ½ line spacing should be used. The word count is 3000 words [+ 10%] not including any appendices. The document should be properly structured with a table of contents, reference list (online and literature sources) and appendices (where necessary). Produce clear and specific reasoning to justify answers. Work containing viruses, or work that cannot be opened, will result in a fail grade being awarded for this assessment. The document should be submitted via SunSpace for Turnitin and JIRA for marking. Your submission to JIRA must include your word document assignment and Turnitin report downloaded from SunSpace. It is advisable to retain a copy of your assignment for you own records. Your mark and feedback will be made available to you electronically once the internal moderation process has taken place, you should note that at this stage marks are still subject to external examiner and academic board approval.Referencing your workIn this institution the Harvard method of referencing is used.The Harvard method of referring to publications and of arranging references uses the author’s name and the date of the publication. References are listed at the end of the text in alphabetical order by author’s name. The general format of a journal reference is shown below:Smith, J. (1999) How to succeed! Journal of Entrepreneurs , 1(2), p. 34-56Author’s name and initials are listed first, followed by year of publication in brackets. Then there is the title of article and the journal where article appears, which is underlined or in italics. Finally, state the volume and issue Number (in brackets) along with the pages where article can be located.A short guide to Harvard referencing will also be available on the Sunspace site under the module assessment navigation button.Assessment Brief – Stage 3 – UndergraduateAcademic Integrity and Misconduct:Your attention is drawn to the University’s stated position on plagiarism. THE WORK OF OTHERS, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE ASSIGNMENT MUST BE ATTRIBUTED TO ITS SOURCE (a full bibliography and/or a list of references must be submitted as prescribed in the assessment brief).Please note that this is intended to be an individual piece of work. Action will be taken where a student is suspected of having cheated or engaged in any dishonest practice. Students are referred to the University regulations on plagiarism and other forms of academic irregularity. Students must not copy or collude with one another or present any information that they themselves have not generated.Select an organisation with which you are familiar to be the focus for your case study. This could be: your current employer a previous employer

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