This assessment item relates to course learning outcomes numbers 1 to 5 as stated in the course profile.
The primary purpose of this assessment task is to help students develop skills in the use of Human Resource Management (HRM) principles, theories and models in the analysis of the human resource practices in a manufacturing organisation. The assignment requires you to analyse the current situation and identify HRM issues related to the development of a ?greenfields? industrial site.
The secondary purpose of this assignment is to give students the opportunity to further develop research, analysis and problem identification skills, as well as skills in presenting an argument for change within the framework of a business report.
Before starting this assessment please read the marking criteria (below) and Report Writing on the Communications Learning Centre website:
https://www.cqu.edu.au/about-us/service-and-facilities/communications-learning-centre/academic-communication/written-assessment-tasks/report-writing. You should also read the Assignment Writing Tips on the course website. The course website also provides useful information in regard to the development of this assessment item.
Assessment task 1 requires the writing of a business report. The report should be designed as a management document that can be used to implement recommended changes. It should include a comprehensive analysis of the current situation using HRM theory, models and frameworks. The report should clearly explain the various options available and analyse the consequences of these. Students are expected to engage in extensive research within the academic literature relating to human resource management.
The assessment item is based on the case study titled FreshFirst Canning Company. The case itself, and assignment requirements should be accessed through the course website. You should read, and carefully analyse, the case and respond to the issues presented at the end of the case study within the context of a professionally presented business report.
Assessment Due Date Week 6 Thursday (16-Aug-2012) 01:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (31-Aug-2012)
CONTENT: Does your report demonstrate:
a thorough knowledge and understanding of the problem(s) identified in the case study expressed in the language of human resource management?
a critical review of the academic literature relevant to the human resource management issues(s) presented by the case study?
appropriateness of responses to the case study topic questions including an effective analysis of the situation along with relevant commentary on the issues of concern?
a well structured, concise and clear presentation of appropriate recommendations?
appropriate use of argument within the paper, including a properly structured introduction and comprehensive conclusion?
relevant and accurate literature (cited at LEAST eight (8) academic journal articles)?
PRESENTATION: Does your report demonstrate:
clarity of expression, grammar and spelling?
strict conformity to referencing style of the Author-date system of referencing as set out in the Australian Government Publishing Service 2002, Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers, 6th edn, AGPS, Canberra? (Refer to Guide for students)
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