1.Identify data requirements and the appropriate data collection instruments required for effective business decision making
2.Conduct appropriate analysis and clearly communicate findings to a stated audience
What am I required to do in this assignment?
The research department of a university business school has undertaken some consultancy work for the Government. The Government is interested in assessing the impact of Brexit on UK organisation’s recruitment processes and making a comparison between the education sector and the healthcare sector.
The Government is therefore interested in examining whether organisations are planning to grow or shrink their workforce, where the potential markets for new staff are seen to be, and whether a new points based immigration system would be seen as problematic in operation.
1.Analyse data on both education sector and the healthcare sector.
a.Explore the data provided in order to gain an understanding of the information required by the Government.
b.Select the questions you wish to analyse to provide the information required.
c.Analyse the data for your selected questions using appropriate summary statistic in a spreadsheet.
d.Highlight interesting findings.
e.Make recommendations to the Government about the possible impact of Brexit and the proposed new immigration system on organisations.
2.Present your work in the form of a report in Word. Submit your analysis in an Excel file which could be used for further investigation.
What do I need to do to pass?
- Demonstrate competence in a range of skills in Excel including charting and use of functions
- Select appropriate techniques to explore and summarise a given dataset
- Highlight and communicate results to the relevant audience
How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?
We will be filling this section in together in class on Click or tap to enter a date. make sure you have downloaded/printed out the Assignment Brief and bring it to the session with you.
How does assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?
Every week we will be using Excel in the workshop sessions to enhance your skills in Excel. We will cover Excel facilities like sorting, filtering, pivot tables, charting, etc. We will also use Excel’s functions such as Sum, Average, Min, Max, etc. In addition, we will practice creating formulae in Excel.
How will my assignment be marked?
Your assignment will be marked according to the threshold expectations and the criteria on the following page.
You can use them to evaluate your own work and consider your grade before you submit.