Contemporary HRM and Leading, Managing and HR Development

Assignment One:


Task 1


This task constitutes 45% of the overall mark. 10% of the overall marks for any task must be given to ‘Structure and Format’. Marks will be deducted where calculation methodology is incorrect.


1. Identify, evaluate and assess the impact of changes in the global environment on selected  organisations and their HR strategies, policies and practices.
CHRM: LO 1 (pcs 1.1, 1.2) LO 2 (pc 2.1-3)


2. Identify a range of different organisational contexts. For selected organisations carry out a  stakeholder analysis and environmental audit, explaining the role of HR professionals in  formulating and implementing strategies


CHRM: LO 3 (pcs 3.1-3) LO4 (pc 4.1-2)


Task 1 Word Count (formal report/case studies)
3000 words maximum.

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Task 1 – Assessment Criteria and Mark Scheme

Assessment Criteria Marks
allocated
Comments Mark
Given
Identify, evaluate and assess the
impact of changes in the global
environment on selectedorganisations
and their HR strategies, policies and
practices.
Critically evaluate the key internal and
external environmental forces
impacting upon organizations
Analyse the changing nature of HRM in
response to environmental forces.
CHRM LO 1 (pc 1.1-2) LO2 (pc 2.1, 2.2,
2.3)
35 -Introduction to organizational
environment and internal and external
factors that impact a company. Sectoral
changes, manufacturing and service
sectors; size and structure; globalisation
and internationalization, demographic,
social and economic changes. Work-life
balance; atypicalwork; the changing nature
of work; occupational stress, work
intensification, the flexible firm model core
and peripheral workers; changing
expectations and materialism, management
and leadership style; job satisfaction.Trade
union membership trends; employment
rights, health and safety provision; diversity
and equality issues, government subsidies,
effects of government policies on tariffs,
import substitution policies, foreign
company ownership policies etc. Use of
techniques such as PESTEL, STEEP and
SWOT analysis to evaluate impact.
-Identify the consequences in the short,
medium and long term of environmental
forces and assess the strategic position of
an organization.
Align HR and business strategies (scenario
construction and planning; the
psychological contract etc.).
Identify a range of different
organisational contexts. For selected
organisations carry out a stakeholder
analysis and environmental audit,
explaining the role of HR professionals
in formulating and implementing
strategies
Explain strategic contexts and
terminology
30 -Strategic planning process and
development of HR strategies, planned
emergent and incremental strategies;
vertical and horizontal integration, scenario
planning, organisational goals, mission,

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vision, values
-The use of stakeholder analysis to identify
interested parties both inside and outside
the organisation. Evaluation of expectations
of stakeholders; ethics and culture; debates
about strategy; the rational approach to
strategy; tools and techniques of
environmentalanalysis; shaping the
external environment; the emergence of HR
strategy;
-Role of HR Professionals in formulating and
implementing strategies
Carry out a stakeholder analysis and
environmental audit for a selected
organisation
Evaluate the role of HR professionals in
strategic planning
CHRM LO 3 (pc 3.1-3
Explain a range of organisational
contexts
Evaluate the role of the HR function in
above identified organizational
contexts in achieving set goals and
objectives
CHRM LO4 (4.1-2)
-Private, public, voluntary. organizational
size and structure, unionisation, industry
sector, culture, competitive environment
etc.
-Management and leadership, managing
and managerial functions within
organisations; power, authority and
influence; the search for managerial
legitimacy; organisational core
competencies; customer care; quality,
innovation and creativity and cost
leadership strategies; employee
performance management; models and
roles of the HR function; forces shaping the
HR agenda; the politics of management and
the change agenda
25
Structure and Format
Relevance to the tasks,
professional tone and format
of response (2 marks).
Harvard Referencing (8 marks)
In-text citation
Bibliography, listed correctly
and correlates to references
made
Accurate, correctly-formatted
footnotes
Integration of: supporting
concepts, frameworks, critical
thinking.
10
Total Mark 100

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