1 Understand and demonstrate, through critical appraisal, knowledge of the changing nature of work, identifying future trends in organisations and workplace management.
2 Identify the implications of these issues and changes for HR policy and practice through thoughtful critical analysis.
What am I required to do in this assignment?
Based on the case study of ITUSA provided, please write an essay from the list of 8 topics provided.
Your essay should be based on an analysis of the issues affecting contemporary organisations, some of which are detailed in the case study.
Your analysis must be supported by appropriate theory and research. The essay should also provide practical recommendations where appropriate to address the issues you have highlighted in your essay.
What do I need to do to pass?
- Apply knowledge and understanding of the key issues impacting the work environment and apply theory to practice.
- Critically analyse how the HR function overcomes these challenges.
How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?
To achieve a good grade in this assignment, you need to consider the following.
Avoid excessive description and provide a critical analysis of the issue(s) you have identified Your essay should be succinct, relevant and well-structured.
Your topic may pose more than one questions so make sure you answer all the parts comprehensively.
Do not only rely on lecture notes for your assignments - go back to original sources.
How does this assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?
This assignment will give you an opportunity to review and critique academic research and organisational practice and examine the way the wide range of people related practice have changed and will continue to change. You will develop a better understanding of the challenges facing the HR function and some of the innovative approaches that will continue to be necessary now and in the future. It will clarify the links between effective people management and organisational performance.
As this assignment also requires you to develop solutions to challenges identified, you will be able to practice weighing up alternative solutions to scenario problems based on your understanding of theory and practice and make suggestions accordingly. This will help you to develop both your critical thinking and problem-solving skills.