Strategic Human Resource Management – Global Homework Experts

Assessment 2: Individual Essay

 

Individual essay: 35%

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Word limit: 1500 words (excluding title page, reference list and any supplementary material)

Referencing: APA style

Assessment submission: all assessment must be submitted through Moodle

 

Assessment Task

Organisations spend enormous amount of time in developing corporate strategy. The development of the corporate strategy involves consultation with wide range of internal and external stakeholders. The corporate strategy is also informed by trend data on performance measures to set new targets. An important aspect of setting corporate strategy is HR planning and workforce development. Development of HR strategy is critical to recruit, retain and develop future workforce. It is also critical to meet some of the contemporary workplace challenges such as: talent acquisition and management, flexible work arrangements, workplace diversity, and building and sustaining friendly workplace culture. This assessment provides case studies of three organisations. The corporate plans or HR priorities of all three organisation can be accessed below.

Nestle

Qantas (page 11)

Orica (pages 35-39) 2017 Orica Sustainability report

You are asked to select one organisation and discuss the following:

1. Analyse how HR strategy or priority is embedded in the chosen corporate or strategic plan.

2. Outline the rationale of embedding HR or workforce related strategies in the corporate or strategic plan

3. How can the organisation achieve HR or workforce related priority at departmental level?

4. What could be some of the contemporary HR challenges facing the organisation which may have prompted the development of HR or workforce related strategy

5. In your view, what could be some of the key HR related achievements if the organisation is able to successfully implement the HR or workplace related strategy?

You are required to review one selected corporate or strategic plan and also review relevant literature to support your analysis and discussion. You are welcome to review other corporate information about the company, provided they are acknowledged in the essay. A minimum of 15 academic papers should be part of your literature review. Reference to the corporate or strategic plan and other corporate documents is in addition to the 15 academic papers.

Introduction Clearly outlines which case study you selected and what the essay is about. The introduction provides a brief synopsis of the essay.
Analysis of the discussion questions You will address of the five discussion questions below. Students are asked to have separate headings on each of the discussion questions. The use of 15 academic papers will be cited in this section of the essay.

1. Analyse how HR strategy or priority is embedded in the chosen corporate or strategic plan

2. Outline the rationale of embedding HR or workforce related strategies in the corporate or strategic plan

3. How can the organisation achieve HR or workforce related priority at departmental or individual level?

4. What could be some of the contemporary HR challenges facing the organisation which may have prompted the development of HR or workforce related strategy

 

5. In your view, what could be some of the key HR related achievements if the organisation is able to successfully implement the HR or workplace related strategy?

Conclusion Outline a brief conclusion. The conclusion will provide a summary of your findings.

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