Recommended template/guidelines for HRM502 Assessment 2
Please Note: This document is designed as a teaching aid particularly for student who may not have prepared a business report in the workplace before. It should be used as a guide only and should you wish to present the report differently you may. If you are unsure of the task requirements or variation you may want to make to this template, you should discuss this with your Lecturer. As always marks are allocated based on quality of the work and the way you have addressed the marking criteria. Following this template does not guarantee a passing mark.
You are the Human Resource Manager in your organisation (if you are not currently working use an organisation with which you are familiar, or the CERA organisation in the course content, you can discuss this with your subject coordinator if you are unsure). You have been asked to prepare a business report critically analysing attractiveness of job roles in your organisation. Develop a report to be given to the Board of Directors.
The Report should include:
· An introduction to the organisation
· An analysis of the HR planning and work design functions
· An analysis of the recruitment and selection practices
· An analysis of how diversity is managed in the organisation
· Three recommendations that will enable the organisation to move towards best HR practice
Your answer will need to justify all aspects of your proposal with the support of academic literature. You will need to use the information provided from your text and topics 3 – 6. You will also need to include 8 additional references, at least five (5) of the additional sources must be academic journals or books/book chapters published in the last seven (7) years.
Use the business report format that is provided in the Resources link on the HRM502 I2 site.
Use 12 point font size, and 1.5 line spacing.
Include a cover page stating the subject code and title, the assessment number and title, your name and student id, and the word count.
Upload a Word document to Turnitin. Do not upload rtf or pdf or Pages documents. Do not use appendices, footnotes and endnotes.
Use the APA6 referencing system for citations and references to sources.
Recommended Sections and Word Count Allocation
Executive Summary– Provide overview of whole report. Usually only 1-2 short paragraphs. Often easier to complete last. No included in word count.
Contents– List each section of the report with page reference. Not included in word count.
Introduction– Should provide a bit of background to the organisation, for example the size and what industry they are in. Also need to highlight the scope of the report, e.g. what are you covering? Are you looking at just a single department of a large organisations? Are there any relevant factor specific to this organisations the reader should be aware of? (approx. 200 words)
HR Planning and Work design– Highlight and explain the current practice within the organisation for HR planning and Work Design. Critically discuss the potential issues and benefits associated with current practice. Support with literature (approx. 600 words)
Recruitment and Selection-Highlight and explain the current practice within the organisation for Recruitment and Selection. Critically discuss the potential issues and benefits associated with current practice. Support with literature (approx. 600 words)
Diversity Management– Highlight and explain the current practice within the organisation for Diversity Management. Critically discuss the potential issues and benefits associated with current practice. Support with literature (approx. 600 words)
Conclusion– Sum up your key points from the report and lead into your recommendations. You shouldn’t be adding any new information to this sections (200 words).
Recommendations– State and justify you recommendations that will lead to best practice being implemented in your organisation. It is recommended you have one for HR Planning, one for Recruitment and Selection and one for Diversity Management. Provide a brief explanation of why they should be implemented and support with academic literature (300 words)
ReferencesList all citedsources. Minimum required is 8 with 5 from academic journal and less than 7 years old. Follow APA7 guidelines. Not included in word Count.