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Thoroughly investigate one of the following topic areas and discuss in relation to Human Resource Management.
Topic 1: Critically discuss the importance of achieving congruence between an organisation’s strategy, structure and HRM practices.
Topic 2: Human resource planning involves an analysis of both the internal and external supply of labour. Discuss the difference between these two areas of analysis and examine why both are necessary for human resource planning to be accurate and effective.
You should draw on real-life work situations (where verifiable), research evidence and relevant HRM literature beyond your text book to substantiate and illuminate your viewpoints.
Criteria for Assessment:
evidence of appropriate reading & research (academic and other relevant journals, text and reference books) and effective use of these materials;
demonstrated understanding of the HRM topic;
quality and completeness of the analysis and discussion;
ability to analyse critical incidents and to apply HRM solutions;
the development of an argument within a logical and consistent structure with a clear introduction and conclusion;
written expression & correct presentation (format, completed and signed cover page, word count, line spacing, spell check etc.), and clarity of expression;
use of in-text reference, completion of a full reference list using APA style.
6 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Additional useful references:
The following list may be used as a guide. Useful sources are likely to include referred journal articles and text and reference books. The internet can be a useful source for material (but must be used with caution and discrimination) and journal articles may be located via library databases.
Banister, R. & Harding, J. (2004). Human Resource Management An Introduction to the Australian Workplace. Australia: Pearson.
Boxall, P. & J. Purcell (2003). Strategy and Human Resource Management. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Bratton, J. & Gold, J. (2003). Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice, (3rd Ed.). Houndmills Hampshire: Macmillan.
Bruce, P.J. (2003). Human Resource Management Casebook (2nd ed.). Riverwood, NSW: Prentice Hall.
Cole, K. (2007). Workplace Relations in Australia A Practical Guide To Workchoices.
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Cooper, R. (2009). Forward with Fairness? Industrial Relations under Labor in 2008, Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 285-296.
De Cieri, H., Kramar, R., Noe, R.A., Hollenbeck, J.R., Gerhart, B. & Wright, P. M. (2005). HumanResource Management in Australia (2nd ed.). Australia: McGraw-Hill.
Dessler, G, (2004). Human Resource Management. (10th Ed.), New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Dessler, G., Griffiths, J. & Lloyd-Walker, B. (2007). HRM. (3rd Ed.), Australia: Pearson Education
Evans, Paul, Pucik, Vladimir, and Barsoux, Jean-Louis, (2002). The Global Challenge:
Frameworks for International Human Resource Management, New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
Fisher, Cynthia, Schoenfeldt, Lyle, and Shaw, James, (2003) Human Resource Management, (5th Ed.). New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Florian, P. (2009). Determinants of Work-life Balance: Shortcomings in the Contemporary Measurement of WLB in Large-scale Surveys. Social Indicators Research, Vol. 92, No. 3 / July, pp. 449-469.
Foot, M. & Hook, C. (2005). Introducing Human Resource Management 4th ed. England: Prentice Hall.
Hartel, C.E.J., Fujimoto, Y., Strybosch, V.E., & Fitzpatrick, K (2007). Human Resource Management Transforming Theory into Innovative Practice. Australia: Pearson
Kramar, R., Bartram, T., De Cieri, H., Noe, R.A., Hollenbeck, J.R., Gerhart, B. & Wright, P. M.
(2014). Human Resource Management in Australia: Strategy, People, Performance, 5th ed. McGraw-Hill Co. Sydney, Australia.
McKenna, E. & Beech, N. (2008). Human resource Management A Concise Analysis (2nd
Edition). United Kingdom: Prentice Hall
Mello, J. A. (2011). Strategic HRM 3rd ed. South Western-Cengage Learning, Ohio, USA
Nankervis, A., Compton, R., Baird, M., & Coffey, J. (2011). Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning, Australia.
Sappey, R., Burgess, J., Lyons, M. & Buultjens, J. (2009). Industrial Relations in Australia Work and Workplaces 2nd ed. Australia: Pearson
Shen, J., Chanda, A., D’Netto, B. & Monga, M. (2009). Managing diversity through human resource management: an international perspective and conceptual framework, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 20, Issue-2, February, pp. 235 – 251.
Takeuchi, N. (2009). How Japanese manufacturing firms align their human resource policies with business strategies: testing a contingency performance prediction in a Japanese context. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 20, Issue-1, January, pp. 34– 56.
Taormina, R. J. & Gao, J. H. (2009) Identifying acceptable performance appraisal criteria: An international perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 47, No.1, pp.102-125.
Teicher, J., Holland, P., and Gough. R. (Eds.), (2006). Employee Relations Management, Second Edition. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Prentice-Hall.
NOTE: You should not restrict your reading to the listed texts. To successfully complete this subject you are strongly encouraged to also read HRM and related peer reviewed journals and peruse selected newspapers and other news magazine articles for issues relevant to HRM.
Some useful resources:
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources http://apj.sagepub.com/
Human Resource Management Journal
International Journal of Employment Studies
The International Journal of Human Resource Management http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09585192.asp
Australian Human Resources Institute http://www.ahri.com.au/
Society for Human Resource Management
Great place to find articles on HR topics http://scholar.google.com.au/
The link to the library website for more information is: http://www.federation.edu.au/currentstudents/assistance,-support-and-services/academic-support/learning-andstudy/resources/general-guide-for-the-presentation-of-academic-work
BUHRM 5912 Human Resource Management
Semester 3, 2014
Assessment Task-1 Essay (Worth 20%) Marking Guide
Student Name: Student No.:
Assessment Criteria HD
Demonstrated understanding of the HRM topic (5 marks)
· demonstrated understanding of the necessary concepts/theories
Quality and completeness of the analysis and discussion (5 marks)
interpreted the instruction/question appropriately.
the introduction is appropriate to the type and format of response and clearly outlines the focus.
the body of the response is well structured, with coherent and logical development of key ideas in appropriate sections/paragraphs.
the conclusion is appropriate to type and format of the response, successfully summarising the key ideas/issues/findings
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Ability to analyse critical incidents and to apply HRM solutions
demonstrated the ability to analyse critical incidents
demonstrated ability to apply HRM solutions
Written expression & Correct presentation (format, completed and signed cover page, compliance with the word count, line spacing, spell check etc.), and clarity of expression (1 mark)
the writing style is appropriate to the task.
the writing is fluent, exhibiting grammatically correct sentences that are appropriately punctuated.
there are no spelling or typing errors and due regard is given to rules of capitalisation and abbreviation, etc.
key ideas from the literature are effectively paraphrased and cited, and direct quotes are appropriately incorporated
the response conforms to the appropriate style guide advice and the requirements of the specified format (font, margins etc)
Evidence of appropriate reading & research (academic and other relevant journals, text and reference books), Use of intext reference, completion of a full reference list using APA style. (4 marks)
used sufficient and appropriate material from relevant and credible sources to effectively support the key points
in-text citations and direct quotes follow referencing guide rules
reference list and/or bibliography appropriately compiled
TOTAL MARKS OBTAINED
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Assessment details and criteria