Your task is to: Describe the context of the organisation you have selected, including the nature of the industry, the level of competitiveness within the industry, and the key external stakeholders

Assessment Brief

OverviewSelect an organisation of your choice. Ideally, you should select an organisation where you currently work or have worked in the past, or an organisation that you would like to work for in the future. Give the organisation a pseudonym. Your task is to: Describe the context of the organisation you have selected, including the nature of the industry, the level of competitiveness within the industry, and the key external stakeholders; include the nature of the work undertaken, the products and services created, the current strategy being pursued and the current level of individual employee and organisational performance. Identify five key HR issues facing the practice of HRM in the organisation that impact individual employee and organisational performance. Drawing on your understandings of the organisation, and the five key HRM issues you have identified examine HRM-performance in your selected organisation. In your answer, consider: How would you advise the organisation to improve the effect of HRM on individual (employee) and organisational performance? What solutions and recommendations will you make to better manage or mitigate the five key HR issues?

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Assessment 2 Criteria Rubric.pdf

Learning Outcomes

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

·         CLO2: Critically analyse issues using key concepts based on HRM theories to formulate appropriate strategies that can be successfully applied in workplace contexts.

·         CLO3: Investigate, analyse and synthesise the effect of HRM practices on ethical, social, economic, political, technological and environmental factors that impact on organisations and the labour market.

·         CLO4: Critically analyse the complexity of applying HRM theories and approaches to make professional decision regarding the management of employees in domestic and global workplaces.

PLEASE NOTE: Artificial Intelligence tools cannot be used in the completion of this assessment task. In this assessment task, you must not use any AI tools (excluding text editing software e.g., Grammarly) to generate any materials, content or ideas related to the task.

Marking Criteria

This assessment will measure your ability to:

·         Criterion one: Identify the organisation and five key HR issues relating to the organisation. (5 marks)

·         Criterion two: Analysis . This is about analysis and synthesis of relevant literature relative to the five key HR issues and how they impact individual employee and organisational performance. (10 marks)

·         Criterion three: Connected (AoL CG2) - this about problem solving. Collaborate with diverse, multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams to solve complex problems - this is a competency goal (AoL CG2). Solutions and recommendations to manage and overcome the five key HR issues to support employee and organisational performance. (5 marks)

·         Criterion four: Ethical Global Citizens (AoL CG1) and Conclusion. The objective is to contribute to a more sustainable world through engagement with sustainable development goals.  Apply ethical reasoning related to the five key HR issues in the context of the chosen organisation. Include a conclusion to your essay. (5 marks)

·         Criterion five: Quality contemporary academic references; analysis and synthesis of the literature; clear and comprehensive written style (spelling, grammar, syntax) and appropriate RMIT Harvard referencing for quality references. (5 marks)

Assessment Details

Step 1: Select any organisation of your choice. Ideally, select an organisation where you currently work or have worked for in the past or an organisation that you would like to work for in the future. Your organisation may be nationally based, international, government, not-for-profit or even the family business. You may have worked at this organisation as a full time or part time employee, as a contractor or volunteer. Alternatively, the organisation you select may just be where you would like to work next. There are no parameters concerning your selection. Conduct research into your organisation and describe the context of the organisation you have selected, including the nature of the industry, the level of competitiveness within the industry, the key external stakeholders and the current trends in the industry.
You may wish to take a look at this business database list, EBSCOhost Business source complete, from the RMIT library to help you with your research.

Note: Please do not divulge any confidential information about your organisation. Apply a pseudonym to the organisation for the purpose of the essay. Any information that is not publicly available for which you have consent to use (for example, at your current workplace) should be de-identified so that there is no recognisable reference to the actual organisation name (e.g. instead of say a Bank you work for, refer to the organisation as ‘Financial Institution 1’), its employees or stakeholders.

Step 2: Analysis . This part is the analysis of the problems. In this step you will analyse and in the next step you problem solve. Conduct a critical analysis of the five key HR issues relative to the chosen organisation. Conduct an analysis and synthesis of relevant literature relative to each of the five key HR issues and how they impact individual employee and organisational performance. You will need to use relevant models, theories and HRM literature to demonstrate how these issues affect individual and organisational performance. You will need to apply and reference one the following analysis maps/models:

CIPD Map/Model
Harvard Model of HRM
Guest Model of HRM
AHRI Model of Excellence (AHRI 2019)
High Performance Work Systems Framework

Step 3: Connected -  problem solving (CG3). This is about problem solving. In the previous step you analysed the five HR issue and in this step you problem solve. In this step you provide advice, solutions and recommendations to the organisation on how they could improve the effect of HRM on individual employee and organisational performance, given what you know about the organisation, industry and the five issues you have identified.  Your solutions and recommendations should include the application of theory and link to high quality academic material about how to collaborate with diverse, multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams to solve complex problems.

Step 4: Ethical Global Citizens (AoL CG1) and Conclusion  - Students will apply ethical reasoning related to the five key HR issues in the context of the chosen organisation. This will require ethical reasoning about ethical principles. Apply ethical reasoning as to why the organisation should be concerned about ethics related to the five key HRM issues. This is about differentiating between right thinking and thinking that is wrong and making the best decisions for employees and the organisation. An example may be if you select ‘discrimination’ as one of the five key HR issues. You would consider the ethical issues here related to organisations allowing discrimination to happen in the workplace and those organisations that take a proactive approach to mitigate discrimination. The latter is making the right decisions. You will write a conclusion to the essay.

Step 5: You are expected to include a minimum of 15 refereed journal articles references that are no older than 10 years. Over and above the 15 refereed journal articles you may use no more than 3 quality news articles that may relate to the five key HR issues. Ensure you have applied quality in-text references and reference list in Harvard style. Your grammar, syntax and spelling should be of high quality.

Note: Artificial Intelligence tools cannot be used in the completion of this assessment task. 

In this assessment task, you must not use any AI tools (excluding text editing software e.g., Grammarly) to generate any materials, content or ideas related to the task.

Questions?

If you have any questions, check the discussion board or course materials to see if they have already been answered. If not post your question or alternatively ask your teacher in your workshops.

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