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Human Resource Management Assessment Task

Module Title: Human Resource Management
Module Code: B0MS001
Module Leader:
Assessment Title: Human Resource Management
Assessment Type: Individual Written Assignment
Restrictions on Time/Length: 2500Human Resource Management words +/- 10%
Individual/Group: Individual
Assessment Weighting: 100%
Issue Date:
Hand in Date: 06/04/2018 @ 17.00
Mode of Submission: Upload to Moodle

Assessment Task

Although the field of HRM is a comparatively recent development, its roots can be traced back to the
pre-industrial era.
Discuss this statement. In your discussion, it is critical that you trace the origins of HRM and explain
the theoretical differences between personnel management and human resource management. It is
also important to discuss the possible future direction of HRM.
Theory should be used to support your answer.
Marking scheme

Introduction Origins of HRM 20%
Main Body Differences between HRM and Personnel Mgt. 40%
Conclusion The future of HRM IN THE 21st Century 30%
Presentation/Layout/Referencing Professional presentation of the document & Refs 10%

Assessment criteria

Assessment is conducted by reference to the following:
1. Demonstrated knowledge of module content
a. Is the discussion of the principles and concepts in the essay:
i. Relevant to the question asked?
ii. Comprehensive? Are all relevant aspects discussed?
iii. Accurate? Is it correct?
2. Evidence of understanding of relevant concepts and principles
a. Does the discussion in the essay:

i. Explain the relevant concepts and principles?
ii. Demonstrate insight into the relevant concepts and principles?
iii. Appropriately analyse or apply the concepts and principles in the context of
the question posed?
3. Originality of thought and evidence of independent research
a. Does the discussion in the essay include:
i. Evidence that materials beyond the lecture notes and core texts were
ii. A sufficient variety of relevant and appropriate legal sources to demonstrate
independent research?
iii. Accurate and appropriate explanation of the sources used?
iv. Accurate analysis and/or application of the sources used?
4. Clarity of expression and presentation
a. Is the language used:
i. Correct in terms of spelling, grammar and punctuation?
ii. Appropriate to a legal academic essay?
iii. Fluent and convincing to the reader?
b. Is the structure of the essay:
i. Clear? Is it obvious to the reader why each aspect is discussed where it is?
ii. Coherent and well organised? Is the argument developed in a logical and
consistent manner?
c. Is the essay typed in a MS Word document, using appropriate font, spacing and
d. Is the essay within the assigned word count?
5. Technical proficiency
a. Does the essay show evidence of planning and preparation?
b. Does the essay include appropriate sources to support all the issues discussed and
arguments being made?
c. Are all sources correctly referenced in the Harvard style?
6. Accuracy of material – is the material submitted accurate?

In addition, the following generic assessment criteria describe the level of achievement the student
has attained for the assignment:
70%+: This grade is awarded for work that provides evidence, not only of preparation and
organisation of material, but also of originality and maturity in response. Students
demonstrate the ability to make logical, well supported arguments. There is
evidence of informed and highly accurate discussion and well developed
communication skills.
60-69%: This grade is awarded for work that is well organised, and shows a solid
understanding of the topic and an ability to develop an argument. Work is generally
accurate, coherent and well structured. Appropriate issues have been identified and
discussed. There may be minor faults or the work may lack the originality or
maturity of judgment that would have made it worthy of the highest grade. Overall,
the work exhibits clear and effective communication.
50-59%: This grade is awarded for work that is satisfactory and generally accurate but with
some reservations: there may have been an inadequate discussion or a degree of
misunderstanding. Arguments may have been inadequately developed or framed,
there may be structural weaknesses, or there may be factual errors. The work will be
broadly correct but not comprehensive and it demonstrates general competence.
40-49%: This grade is awarded for work that reaches an acceptable level of competence.
There will be evidence that some appropriate knowledge or skills have been
acquired and applied, but there will be a noticeable lack of comprehension or
application, or both. The work may be poorly organised, undeveloped, or
inconsistently argued; relevant course material may have been overlooked and
there may be excessive quotation or paraphrasing of published material.
0-39%: Fail. This grade is awarded for work where there is no evidence of significant
learning having taken place. There is evidence of an inability to formulate
arguments. The work is likely to be short on words, poorly expressed, poorly
organised, lacking in structure or a combination of the above. None of the key
assignment criteria are addressed significantly.

General Requirements for Students:


1. A proportion of assessment marks is allocated to presentation. All assignments must be wordprocessed, with word count noted unless otherwise stated by the lecturer.
2. Where a hardcopy submission is required, an Assignment Submission Form must be securely attached
to each submission.
3. All assignments must be submitted no later than the stated deadline.
Assignments submitted after the latest deadline (date and time) specified, including any
extension, are deemed to be “late” and are penalised as follows:
Where the assignment is submitted not more than seven working days after the latest
specified date, the mark awarded to the assignment is reduced by 25%.
Where the assignment is submitted more than seven working days after the latest
specified date, it is awarded a mark of zero.
Where the assessment is undertaken in a group, the piece of work should be submitted
in its complete entirety, and any penalty for late submission incurred applies to all group
4. All relevant provisions of the Assessment Regulations must be complied with.
5. Extensions to assignment submission deadlines will be not be granted, other than in exceptional
circumstances. To apply for an extension please go to
download the Assignment Extension Request Form.
Once completed this form should then be
returned to your Programme Leader, for approval.
6. Students are required to retain a copy of each assignment submitted, and the submission receipt (If a
physical submission is required) until the issuing of a transcript indicating the mark awarded.
7. Assignments must be appropriately packaged and presented.
8. Where a submission involves digital media, it is the submitting students’ responsibility to ensure the
media is appropriately labelled, fully working and they must retain a copy.
9. Assignments that
breach the word count requirements will be penalised. There is a 10% discretion,
either way, applicable in terms of word count.
10. Students are required to refer to the assessment regulations in their Student Guides and on the
Student Website.
11. Dublin Business School penalises students who engage in academic impropriety (i.e. plagiarism,
collusion and/or copying).
12. To prevent plagiarism please follow this link to the HARVARD Style Referencing Guide – all referencing
is required in this format.
(Guide on referencing is also available under DBS library guides at

13. In relation to electronic submissions:
A. All assignments should be submitted to your subject/course page on Moodle by the deadline
B. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their file is uploaded correctly.
C. When an assignment is submitted, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the file is in the
correct format and opens correctly.
D. When you submit your assignment you will be asked to click on a button which will declare the
By submitting this assignment I confirm that I am aware of DBS’s policy regarding cheating, plagiarism and all
other forms of academic impropriety. The coursework submitted is my own or my group’s work, and all other
sources consulted have been appropriately acknowledged. I am aware that in the case of doubt an
investigation will be held.
E. Include an electronic
cover sheet with the following details to the front of the assignment:
Electronic Assignment Cover sheet
Please fill out and attach as the first page of Assignment.
Student (s) Number as per your student card:

Course Title:
Lecturer Name:

Module/Subject Title:
Assignment Title:
No of Words:
Note: Technical support is available to student between 0930- 1700 hrs only. There is no technical
support after 1700 hrs. It is your responsibility to ensure that you allow time to troubleshoot
any technical difficulties by uploading early on the due date.

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