1300 words Â± 10% (including all tables, figures, executive
summary [less than 100 words], table of contents, and
appendixes, but excluding title page and reference list)
Weighting: 35% 2
Reference Style: Harvard Style
Document type: MS Word document (doc and docx only).
Other types of documents (e.g., PDF or others) are not acceptable, will
not be marked, and will directly result in a zero (0) score for
Assessment 2. Before uploading your assignment to Moodle, please
check your own document and make sure it can be
opened. Documents that cannot go through Turnitin (e.g., without a
similarity score reported by Turnitin) or cannot be opened will not be
marked and will also directly result in a zero (0) score.
This assessment item relates to course learning outcomes numbers, 1, 2, 3 and 5 as stated in the course profile.
The primary purpose of this assessment is to assist students develop skills in use of human resource
management (HRM) principles, theories and models in the analysis of HR practices in organisational issues
related to occupational health and safety (OHS). The assignment requires students to analyse the current
situation, identify organisational issues and suggest practical solutions related to the organisationâ€™s OHS
management. The second purpose is to give students the opportunity to further develop skills related to research,
analysis, critical thinking, problem identification and academic writing.
Before starting this assessment, please read the marking criteria (at the end of this document and also available
on the course profile) and refer to Academic Learning Centre writing academic reports.
The Moodle course website also provides useful information in regard to the development of this assessment
task. You should always check the course website for course-specific instructions, which may be updated
Assessment task 2 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.
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The assessment item is based on the case study titled Making Injury Prevention a Central Focus (pp.
140-142) of the textbook: Human Resource Management in Australia (5th Ed.) by Kramar, Bartram,
De Cieri, Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart & Wright, McGraw-Hill Australia). You should read, and
carefully analyse, the case and respond to the issues presented in, and hidden behind, the case scenario
within the context of a professionally developed business report. You are required to support your
arguments with appropriate theoretical discussion and references.
This assignment MUST be a properly constructed business report. It MUST contain headings and subheadings.
The introduction should introduce the report, thesis statement (main objectives of the
assignment) and include your argument. The main body of the assignment should present the evidence
you have collected to support your arguments for the questions you are required to research. The
conclusion section should restate your arguments, summarise the evidence and make a conclusion
from all previous discussions.
The assignment should contain a coherent, but necessarily restricted review of the academic literature
on HRM topics in question. The literature review should be integrated into the assignment and not be
a separate section. A reference list formatted in the prescribed Harvard style is compulsory. Further
This assessment item involves researching your assigned topic to enhance your understanding of and
utilisation of academic literature. Whilst you should AVOID using only textbook, the prescribed
textbook for the course should be cited in regard to broad HRM principles. You will be expected to
present information and evidence from, and cite, at least twelve (12) relevant peer reviewed
journal articles (absolute minimum requirement). These do not include other academic references
such as books, conference papers, and book chapters and so on. Although you can cite these other
academic references in your report, they will not be counted as part of the 12 journal articles. Refer to
your recommended readings for examples of academic journals. While you can cite these
recommended references, it is expected that you find twelve (12) peer reviewed journal articles not
listed in the course materials. The quality and number of citations will demonstrate the breadth and
depth of the literature used to support your arguments. Your marker is interested in the analysis that
you have developed from YOUR review of the literature and how well you use the literature to
discuss the topic.
AVOID presenting a descriptive account ONLY of your readings. What is required in this assessment
is a critical evaluation of the academic literature as it relates to the specific details of the case study.
Your marker is also interested in the conclusions that you reach by evaluating the literature and the
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Case Study: Making Injury Prevention a Central Focus (Pages 140-141 of the textbook)
Based on the case scenario, answer the following questions in business format. Please be aware that
there are more questions compared to your textbook. You MUST answer all questions listed here:
1. Senior management commitment is an essential component for an effective occupational
health and safety management system (OHSMS). How is senior management commitment
demonstrated at Henkel (corporate level) and Henkel Iberica? What reasons lead to the
importance of senior management commitment in developing OHSMS in an organisation?
2. For many organisations, OHS is treated as an afterthought, Henkel Iberica, in contrast, has
integrated OHS into everyday work practices. How has the company achieved this? What
HRM practices can facilitate the integration process?
3. Henkel Ibericaâ€™s experience demonstrates that significant reductions in workplace injuries are
possible when senior management commits resources to injury prevention. What other benefits
are likely to have flowed to Henkel Iberica from these initiatives? Could Henkel Ibericaâ€™s
approach be readily translated to other organisations?
4. What are the roles that workplace safety culture may have played in successful OHS
management in Henkel Iberia? How can positive workplace safety culture be developed in an
organisation and how does it benefit an organisation in general?
All the answers must be written with supporting academic references
HRMT20024 â€“ Human Resource Management | Assessment 2 â€“ Marking Sheet
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Student Name: Click here to enter text. Student Number: Click here to enter text.
Your report will be assessed on the extent to which it meets each of the following criteria. Only one of the available marking options is to be chosen for each criterion. Please be aware that for
some criteria, unequal intervals between tick marks are used.
Attention Markers: At most circumstances, the tick boxes are usable; please simply tick one box from the mark options for each criterion. In case the tick box cannot be used in your version,
please write one mark option (use the available marking options only) in the blank cell for the corresponding criterion.
Content (28 Marks): Does your report demonstrate:
1. a thorough knowledge and critical analysis of the topics expressed in a coherent format and in the language of
human resource management? (7.5 Marks) 0.0 â˜ 1.5 â˜ 3.0 â˜ 4.5 â˜ 6.0 â˜ 7.5 â˜
2. a critical review of the academic literature relevant to OHS in HRM presented by the case study? (5.0 Marks) 0.0 â˜ 1.0 â˜ 2.0 â˜ 3.0 â˜ 4.0 â˜ 5.0 â˜
3. appropriateness of responses to the case study topic questions including an effective analysis of the situation
along with relevant commentary on the case scenario? (3.5 Marks) 0.0 â˜ 0.5 â˜ 1.0 â˜ 2.0 â˜ 3.0 â˜ 3.5 â˜
4. a well-structured, concise and clear presentation of appropriate recommendations? (3.5 Marks) 0.0 â˜ 0.5 â˜ 1.0 â˜ 2.0 â˜ 3.0 â˜ 3.5 â˜
5. appropriate use of argument within the report, including a properly structured introduction and comprehensive
conclusion? (5.0 Marks) 0.0 â˜ 1.0 â˜ 2.0 â˜ 3.0 â˜ 4.0 â˜ 5.0 â˜
6. relevant and accurate literature is used to develop and support arguments (cited at least twelve (12) academic
journal articles)? (3.5 Marks) 0.0 â˜ 0.5 â˜ 1.0 â˜ 2.0 â˜ 3.0 â˜ 3.5 â˜
Presentation (7 Marks): Does your report demonstrate:
7. clarity of expression, grammar and spelling? (2.0 Marks) 0.0 â˜ 0.5 â˜ 1.0 â˜ 1.5 â˜ 2.0 â˜
8. strict conformity to Harvard referencing style (e.g., all in-text references and reference list are correct)? (2.0
Marks) 0.0 â˜ 0.5 â˜ 1.0 â˜ 2.0 â˜
9. appropriate presentation format (short business report) as required by assignment writing guidelines? (1.5
Marks) 0.0 â˜ 1.0 â˜ 1.5 â˜
10. length of 1300 words (Â± 10%) (including tables, figures, executive summary [less than 100 words], table of
contents and appendixes, but excluding the title page and reference list) ? (1.5 Marks) 0.0 â˜ 1.5 â˜
Penalty: Marks are to be deducted because of:
11. Late submission without approval if applicable [(-5% Ã— 35) / day = â€“ 1.75 Marks/day ] â€“ 1.75 Ã— (Choose an item.) Days = â€“ ( ) Marks
Important: Plagiarism will result in a â€œzeroâ€ score and will be reported to the Academic Services Centre of the University. Turnitin will help identify plagiarism through the level of similarity.
A certain level of similarity does not necessarily indicate plagiarism, but you are suggested to minimise the level of similarity as much as you can. Although less than 20% is recommended,
markers will make academic judgements about plagiarism case by case.
FINAL MARKS = The aggregate of all the 12 criteria (0/35 â€“ 35/35)
(Note: marks for 11 and 12 are minus; once the calculation produces a minus final mark, 0/35 should be given) C