Human Resource Management

You have been working in Human Resources for several years and would like to manage a HR department. You have seen a vacancy for a Human Resource Manager at a large organisation and have submitted your CV to express your interest in the job. The recruitment team at the organisation has long-listed you and invited you to submit a report for them to read, in order to create a short-list of applicants. 

Task 1Report on how human resource management contributes to organisational effectiveness 

Write a report called ‘How human resource management contributes to organisational effectiveness’. You must refer to organisations in general and you may provide examples from specific organisations you are familiar with or have researched. In your report you must:

· compare different definitions of strategic human resource management analyse the contribution human resource management makes to organisational effectiveness 

· evaluate the different approaches organisations take to staff recruitment and selection. 

Extension activities: 

To gain a merit grade you must also: 

· analyse the human resource needs of organisations in different sectors of the economy. 

To gain a distinction grade you must also: 

· evaluate the effect of different human resource management practices on organisational productivity and profit.

Task 2Briefing paper on the formulation and implementation of human resource management plans 

The recruitment team was impressed with your report. You have been invited to attend an interview and the programme shows that you will lead a group activity on ‘Understanding the formulation and implementation of human resource management plans’.Produce a briefing paper for the group which: 

· analyses the human resource management process in organisations 

· assesses roles in the human resource management function in organisations 

· analyses the development and implementation of human resource management plans in organisations. 

Extension activities: 

The programme for the interview shows that following the group activity there is a question and answer session on the topic of formulating and implementing HR plans. 

To gain a merit grade you must prepare detailed notes which: 

· explain how human resource management policies and procedures are monitored in organisations, in order to support current and future plans. 

To gain a distinction grade you must also: 

· compare approaches to human resource management planning in organisations using current and valid examples to support your comparisons. 

Task 3Presentation with handouts on contemporary issues affecting human resource management in organisations

The recruitment team has clarified that a presentation is part of the selection process and this must be prepared beforehand. You do not need to deliver the presentation as part of this assignment. Develop the presentation and handouts using a suitable format, in which you must: 

· analyse the impact of culture and structure on human resource management in organisations 

· explain the effect of current legislation on human resource management in organisations 

· assess the impact of globalisation on human resource management in organisations. 

Extension activities:

To gain a merit grade you must also: 

· analyse employee relations management processes used by organisations.

 

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