Consultancy Service Human Resources Management

Introduction

Learning outcomes

Criteria referenceTo achieve the criteria the evidence must show that
the student is able to:
Task no.Page numbers

LO1 Understand the difference between personnel management and human resource management

1.1Distinguish between personnel management and human resources management1
1.2Assess the function of the human resources management in contributing to organisational purposes.1
1.3Evaluate the role and responsibilities of line managers in human resources management of an organisation 1
1.4Analyse the impact of the legal and regulatory framework on human resources management1
LO2 Understand how to recruit employees2.1Analyse the reasons for human resources planning in organisations1
2.2Outline the stages involved in planning human resources requirement1
2.3Compare the recruitment and selection process in two organisations.2`
2.4Evaluate the effectiveness of the recruitment and selection techniques in two organisations2
L03 Understand how to reward employees in order to motivate and retain them3.1Assess the link between motivational theory and reward3
3.2Evaluate the process of job evaluation and other factors determining pay3
3.3Assess the effectiveness of reward systems in different context3
3.4Examine the methods organisations use to monitor employee performance3
L04 know the mechanisms for the cessation of employment4.1Identify the reasons for cessation of employment with an organisation4
4.2Describe the employment exit procedures used by two organisations4
4.3

Consider the Impact of the legal and regulatory framework on employment cessation arrangements.

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I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged.

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In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades 
Grade Descriptor Indicative characteristic/s Contextualisation
M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutionsEffective judgements have been made.

An effective approach to study and research has been applied.

  To achieve M1, you will  have  undertaken in-depth analysis make effective judgements about your own idea on the legal framework of recruitment of new employee and the planning process in the organisation you selected.(T1)

To achieve M1, you will  have  undertaken in-depth analysis make effective judgements Analyse the reasons for human resources planning  in your main organisation (T2)

M2 Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniquesAppropriate learning methods/techniques have been applied.To achieve M2, you will  have  selected  or  make effective judgements using a range of sources  about while  assessing  the functions of the human resources management in contributing to organisational purposes in the organisation of your choice. (T1)

To achieve M2, you will  have  You will have used appropriate techniques and methods to compare the recruitment and selection process of TWO selected companies  (T2)

To achieve M2 : You will have used appropriate techniques and methods to assess the effectiveness of the reward systems in the organisations to justify their system; with various practical examples (T3)

M3 Present and communicate appropriate findingsCommunication is appropriate for familiar and unfamiliar audiences and appropriate log books have been used.To achieve M3: You will have used appropriate communication, structure and approach, concepts in evaluating the process of job evaluation and other factors that  determining pay in a your choice of  organisation (T3)

To achieve M3: You will have used appropriate communication, structure and approach, concepts in Describe the employee exit procedures  at  the two organisations  (T4)

D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusionsConclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified.

Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics for success.

To Achieve D1 : You will have arrived at justified conclusion regarding  role and responsibilities of line managers in human resources management through synthesis of information gathered from diverse but relevant sources. Critical reflection has been demonstrated while presenting your arguments in the context of given organisation (T1)

To Achieve D1 : You will have arrived at justified conclusion regarding  the effectiveness of the reward systems in the organisations to justify their system through synthesis of information gathered from diverse but relevant sources. Critical reflection has been demonstrated while presenting your arguments in the context of given organisation (T3)

D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activitiesActivities have been managed accordinglyTo achieve D2 : While evaluating  the effectiveness of the recruitment and selection techniques in  the TWO organisations should have planned and organised substantial activities well, undertaken good independent research/investigation undertaken for the tasks (T2)

To achieve D2 : While responding your answers  relating to Assess  the link between a  motivational theory  and reward system  in  the  business organisation should have planned and organised substantial activities well, good independent research/investigation undertaken for the tasks (T3)

D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral /  creative thinkingconvergent /lateral /  creative thinking

To achieve D3 :  you will  have undertaken  Critical evaluation of  various  methods your selected  organisations use to monitor their  employee performance  in your organisation as well as

independent thinking, creativity  and self-evaluation which demonstrate self-criticism

of approach (T3)

To achieve D3 :  you will  have undertaken  Critical evaluation of the legal and regulatory framework and the impact on the cessation of employment in your organisation as well as lateral  thinking and self-evaluation which demonstrate self-criticism of approach (T4)

Assignment Context and Scenario:

Imagine that that you are recently appointed as a HR manager. Your top management have  given you given 4 assignment tasks (refer to next page) to be carried out and present to

the the top CEO.

You will be, therefore, need to choose an organisation as your main company and other as closest competition that you are familiar with, preferably both  UK listed companies, and analyse the human resource management strategy used by the organisation (s).. You would need to examine how the organisation has overcome a variety of challenges during the successful

implementation of their current human resource management Policy and strategy.

You are required to demonstrate that you have a good knowledge and understanding of personnel and human resource functions that are needed to recruit and retain capable and efficient staff and employees in an organisation.

The course unit is also aimed at helping with the learners’ ability to plan, organise, and implement a range of approaches to improve the staff performance as well as the organisation in general.

You are required to fulfil the following four tasks in report format. Each answer

must address the task, and provide an analysis supported by marketing theory.

Total word  length of work around 3,500 words (guide only).

Evidence- Report for task 1,2,3 and presentation with individual reflection on each AC (4.1,4.2,4.3) for task 4

Task 1  Coverage:( 1:1: 1:2;1:3;1:4)

Organisations operate in a very competitive and continually changing environment where effective human resource management is crucial if an organisation is to survive or even be profitable. As a new manager, you are required to produce a report which analyses and evaluates the process of effective human resource management. You report must:

1.1  Distinguish between personnel management and human resources management making use of the historical evolvement of Human resources Management in organisations within the United Kingdom and beyond (ACI.1)

1.2  Assess the functions of the human resources management in contributing to organisational purposes in this contemporary time.  (AC.1.2, M2)

1.3  Evaluate the role and responsibilities of line managers in human resources management of an organisation. (AC1.3,D1 

1.4  Analyse the impact of the legal and regulatory framework on recruitment of new employee in human resources management in different colleges or organisations known to you. (AC1.4, M1)

To achieve M1, you will have  undertaken in-depth analysis make effective judgements about your own idea on the legal framework of recruitment of new employee and the planning process in the organisation you selected.

To achieve M2, you will have  selected  or  make effective judgements using a range of sources  about while  assessing  the functions of the human resources management in contributing to organisational purposes in the organisation of your choice.

To Achieve D1 : You will have arrived at justified conclusion regarding  role and responsibilities of line managers in human resources management through synthesis of information gathered from diverse but relevant sources. Critical reflection has been demonstrated while presenting your arguments in the context of given organisation

Task 2  (coverage: 2.1,2.2, 2:3 ;2:4)

 .1   Analyse the reasons for human resources planning  in your main organisation ( AC 2.1, M1) .

2.2  Outline  the stages involved in planning human resources requirement for a selected  main  organisation  (AC 2.2 ).

2.3  Compare the recruitment and selection process of TWO selected companies  (main organisation  and its competitions) or that of any two colleges of your choice. (AC 2.3, M2).

2.4  Evaluate the effectiveness of the recruitment and selection techniques in  the TWO organisations you have chosen above.(AC 2.4, D2)

 To achieve M1, you will  have  undertaken in-depth analysis make effective judgements Analyse the reasons for human resources planning  in your main organisation.

To achieve M2: you will  have  You will have used appropriate techniques and methods to compare the recruitment and selection process of TWO selected companies.

To achieve D2 : While evaluating  the effectiveness of the recruitment and selection techniques in  the TWO organisations should have planned and organised substantial activities well, undertaken good independent research/investigation undertaken for the tasks .

Task 3 : (coverage 3;1;3:2;3:3;3:4)

3.1  Assess  the link between a  motivational theory  and reward system  in  the  business organisation you have chosen above ( AC 3.1,D2).

3.2  Evaluate the process of job evaluation and other factors that  determining pay in a your choice of  organisation (AC 3.2, M3).

3.3  Assess the effectiveness of the reward systems in the organisations to justify their system; with various practical examples. Use the pay and no-pay reward system as contexts.(AC. 3.3, M2).

3.4  Examine various  methods your selected  organisations use to monitor their  employee performance (AC3.4,D3) .

To achieve M2 : You will have used appropriate techniques and methods to assess the effectiveness of the reward systems in the organisations to justify their system; with various practical examples .

To achieve M3: You will have used appropriate communication, structure and approach, concepts in evaluating the process of job evaluation and other factors that determining pay in a your choice of  organisation.

To achieve D2 : While responding your answers  relating to assess  the link between a  motivational theory  and reward system  in  the  business organisation should have planned and organised substantial activities well, good independent research/investigation undertaken for the tasks .

To achieve D3 :  you will  have undertaken  critical evaluation of  various  methods your selected  organisations use to monitor their  employee performance  in your organisation as well as independent thinking, creativity  and self-evaluation which demonstrate self-criticism of approach

Task 4 : 10 minutes PowerPoint presentation.

Coverage :L0 4:1;4:2;4:3)

 Prepare a presentation of between 8-10 slides on: ( you may wish to use the  same organisations you have chosen in  question 1 for this  presentation) .

 to pass LO4, you need to make PPT presentation in class and ALSO submit   individual reflection on each AC (4.1,4.2,4.3)  for task 4 in your main report.

4.1   Identify the reasons for employee cessation of employment  in the TWO  selected organisations (L04.1).

4.2  Describe the employee exit procedures  at  the two organisations (AC4.2, M3).

4.3  consider the impact of the legal and regulatory Frame work on employment cessation arrangements of these organisations. (AC4.3,D3).

To achieve M3: You will have used appropriate communication, structure and approach, concepts in describing the employee exit procedures  at  the two organisations .

 To achieve D3 :  you will  have undertaken  Critical evaluation of the legal and regulatory framework and the impact on the cessation of employment in your organisation as well as lateral  thinking and self-evaluation which demonstrate self-criticism of approach (T4)

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Business (QCF)

Evidence checklistSummary of evidence required by studentEvidence presented
Task 1

Written Report

Task 2Written Report
Task 3Written Report
Task 4PPT presentation and reflection on each ACs (4.1,4.2,4.3) in Written report

Achievement Summary 

 Qualification Assessor name 
 Unit Number and titleStudent name 
 
Criteria ReferenceTo achieve the criteria the evidence must show that the student is able to:Achieved?

(tick)

LO 1LO1 Understandthe difference between

personnel management and human resource management

 
1.1

1.1  distinguish between personnel management and human resource management

1.21.2  assess the function of the human resource management in contributing to organisational purposes
1.31.3  evaluate the role and responsibilities of line managers in human resource management
1.41.4  analyse the impact of the legal and regulatory framework on human resource management
LO 2Understand how to recruit employees
2.12.1  analyse the reasons for human resource planning in organisations
2.22.2  outline the stages involved in planning human resource requirements
2.32.3  compare the recruitment and selection process in two organisations
2.4 2.4  evaluate the effectiveness of the recruitment and selection techniques in two organisations
LO3Understand how to reward employees in

order to motivate and retain them

3.13.1  assess the link between motivational theory and reward
3.23.2  evaluate the process of job evaluation and other factors determining pay
3.33.3  assess the effectiveness of reward systems in different contexts
3.43.4  examine the methods organisations use to monitor employee performance 
LO 4Know the mechanisms for the cessation of employment
4.14.1  identify the reasons for cessation of employment with an organisation
4.24.2  describe the employment exit procedures used by two organisations
4.34.3  consider the impact of the legal and regulatory framework on employment cessation arrangements.
M1  To achieve M1, you will  have  undertaken in-depth analysis make effective judgements about your own idea on the legal framework of recruitment of new employee and the planning process in the organisation you selected.(T1)

To achieve M1, you will  have  undertaken in-depth analysis make effective judgements Analyse the reasons for human resources planning  in your main organisation (T2)

M2To achieve M2, you will  have  selected  or  make effective judgements using a range of sources  about while  assessing  the functions of the human resources management in contributing to organisational purposes in the organisation of your choice. (T1)

To achieve M2, you will  have  You will have used appropriate techniques and methods to compare the recruitment and selection process of TWO selected companies  (T2)

To achieve M2 : You will have used appropriate techniques and methods to assess the effectiveness of the reward systems in the organisations to justify their system; with various practical examples (T3)

M3To achieve M3: You will have used appropriate communication, structure and approach, concepts in evaluating the process of job evaluation and other factors that  determining pay in a your choice of  organisation (T3)

To achieve M3: You will have used appropriate communication, structure and approach, concepts in Describe the employee exit procedures  at  the two organisations  (T4)

D1To Achieve D1 : You will have arrived at justified conclusion regarding  role and responsibilities of line managers in human resources management through synthesis of information system gathered from diverse but relevant sources. Critical reflection has been demonstrated while presenting your arguments in the context of given organisation (T1)

To Achieve D1 : You will have arrived at justified conclusion regarding  the effectiveness of the reward systems in the organisations to justify their system through synthesis of information gathered from diverse but relevant sources. Critical reflection has been demonstrated while presenting your arguments in the context of given organisation (T3)

D2To achieve D2 : While evaluating  the effectiveness of the recruitment and selection techniques in  the TWO organisations should have planned and organised substantial activities well, undertaken good independent research/investigation undertaken for the tasks (T2)

To achieve D2 : While responding your answers  relating to Assess  the link between a  motivational theory  and reward system  in  the  business organisation should have planned and organised substantial activities well, good independent research/investigation undertaken for the tasks (T3)

D3

To achieve D3 :  you will  have undertaken  Critical evaluation of  various  methods your selected  organisations use to monitor their  employee performance  in your organisation as well as

independent thinking, creativity  and self-evaluation which demonstrate self-criticis of approach (T3)

To achieve D3 :  you will  have undertaken  Critical evaluation of the legal and regulatory framework and the impact on the cessation of employment in your organisation as well as lateral  thinking and self-evaluation which demonstrate self-criticism of approach (T4)

Reading books for learners

Textbooks

Adair J – Effective Teambuilding: How to Make a Winning Team (Pan, 1987) ISBN 0330298097

Belbin M – Team Roles at Work (Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd, 1996) ISBN 0750626755

Honey P – Teams and Teamwork (Peter Honey, 2001) ISBN 1902899156

Leigh A and Maynard M – Leading Your Team (Nicholas Brealey, 2004) ISBN 1857883047

Websites

www.bized.ac.uk Business education website including learning materials and quizzes

www.businessballs.com Free materials, articles and ideas for team roles and leadership

www.cfa.uk.com Council for Administration

www.cipd.org.uk The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

www.google.com Search for team-working sites and textbooks

www.managers.org.uk Chartered Management Institute

www.thetimes100.co.uk A number of case studies on motivational theories.

 Higher Grade achievements (where applicable)

Grade descriptor

Achieved?

(tick)

Grade descriptor

Achieved?

(tick)

M1: Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutionsD1: Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions
M2: Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniquesD2: Take responsibility for managing and organising activities and meeting deadlines set for the deliverables.
M3: Present and communicate appropriate findingsD3: Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking

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