Assessment Task 1: People Analytics Readiness Report

Assessment Brief


This assessment aims to write a project report to assess and enhance TechSolutions Inc.'s or Precision Manufacturing Ltd’s (read the case studies below and select one) readiness for People Analytics adaptation, utilising the Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) People Analytics Maturity Assessment Framework. In this assessment you are expected to apply each of the components of the framework. The objective is to thoroughly evaluate the company's current state, identify areas for investment and development, and provide recommendations to the leadership team on people analytics readiness on strategy, technology, data and people dimensions. Additionally, you will explore the risks and ethical considerations associated with introducing and investing in People Analytics. If you make any reasonable assumptions about the company, please include those in the Appendix. In this assessment you will meet Assurance of Learning #AoL5 Expert - Option 2 Application and enhancement of disciplinary practices.

Learning Outcomes

The targeted Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this assessment are:

  • CLO1:Evaluate the contribution that people analytics can make, using real-world examples, to improving experience, performance and outcomes for people and organisations.

CLO2: Explore and evaluate different sources of information about people, and the information systems in which they are kept.

CLO5: Recommend ethical and effective approaches to conducting people analytics.

Marking Criteria

This assessment will measure your ability to:

  • Apply industry framework to assess People Analytics readiness of a company.
  • Critically evaluate ethical considerations
  • Utilise scholarly literature in the production of a business report.

Assessment Details

See two organisational case studies. Download See two organisational case studies. 

The structure for the project report should be as follows:

Introduction (150 words): Scene setting with the purpose of the project and order of the report to follow.

Literature Review (250 words): Briefly explore what the literature says about the role of assessing People Analytics Maturity for successful implementation of People Analytics.

Application of the PwC People Analytics Maturity Assessment Framework (700 words): Apply the components of the framework and discuss findings and recommendations to the leadership team. The components of the model include four dimensions (strategy, technology, people and data) and five levels (pre-foundational, foundational, aspiring, mature and leading).

Ethical implications (250 words): What does the literature say about risks and ethical considerations emphasising the need for responsible and ethical approaches in handling sensitive employee data. Critically evaluate (and challenge if needed) risks and ethical considerations associated with adopting People analytics at Techsolutions or Precision Manufacturing Ltd and inform the management. Drawing insights from academic literature and practical examples on for instance (not limited to) fairness, biases, privacy and responsible use of analytics in decision making.

Conclusion (150 words): What are the most salient points you want management to remember?

Works Cited: User RMIT Harvard referencing style.

You are expected to cite at least 15 peer-reviewed references/refereed journal articles (no older than 10 years) in your project report. You will find high quality journals via the RMIT Library. Do not cite the internet or textbooks.

The recommended structure for the paper is as follows:

Report structure:

Please note there is no need for an Executive Summary as this is a short report.

Table of Contents – via Microsoft word produce a professional table of contents.

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Purpose of the report

1.2 Order of the report

2.0 Literature review

2.1 (Sub-heading here) and so on….

Note: you are expected to number each section of the report and include sub-sections

Font and spacing

Use Times New Roman or Calibri in size 12. 1.5 line spacing.

Assessment policies: 

Below are some policies that are relevant for you to consider in preparing your assessment. Please note below is only a subset of the assessment policies. To have a comprehensive understanding of RMIT policies please check Canvas (Assessment Tasks – Additional Information: Assessment Guides and Policies).

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