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LONDON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ATHE - Level 6 Diploma in Management

Module: Human Resource Management

Assignment
SEPTEMBER 2013 SESSION

DUE DATE: 17th December 2013, 5.00 PM

ONE HARD COPY must be submitted by hand to the Academics Office, Cheam Campus, by the above deadline ONE ELECTRONIC COPY must be emailed to academics@lcbmit.co.uk by the above deadline You must read the associated Assignment Guidelines including those on Plagiarism

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Mapping to Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria


Assignment Marks: PASS or FAIL Total marks: PASS or FAIL

Question Assignment Topic Q1. Define strategic human resource management. Using a range of factors, explain why HRM is important in organisations

Learning outcome

Content 1.1 Define strategic human resource management 1.2 Explain the importance of human resource management in organisations 1.3 Analyse the framework of strategic human resource management

LO1. Understand the role and importance of human resource management in achieving organizational Q2. Analyse the Framework of effectiveness strategic HRM Note: you may analyse individual components of framework the the LO2. Understand the formulation and implementation of human resource strategies

Q3. Assume that you work as a newly appointed human resources manager in an expanding organisation. The previous HR manager has set out the companys strategic direction, organisational design, etc. You are tasked with developing the HR strategy for 2014. Before you begin this task Analyse the HRM processes that can be used to develop HR strategies. NOTE: as part of your answer you must include: Planning of the total workforce/demand forecasting, Generating the required human resource, People and Performance/reward management systems Assessment of organisational competence and

2.1 Analyse the strategic human resource process 2.2 Assess the roles in strategic human resource management 2.3 Analyse the development and implementation of human resource strategies

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Performance/development strategies

Q4. Assess the roles played by various individuals in strategic HRM.

Note: You can choose from CEO, Role of top management/Board of Directors, stakeholders, Strategic HR role of front-line management, HR Function, HR specialists/consultants, etc. Q5. Select an organisation of your choice where they have recently implemented a new HR strategy. Analyse the new HR strategy(ies) that has been developed and implemented. Supporting resources:

http://businesscasestu dies.co.uk/tarmac/dev eloping-a-humanresourcestrategy/introduction. html#axzz2hPCej7kJ http://www.shl.com/i mages/uploads/cs_bigl otteryfund.pdf


Q6. Identify a range of HR strategies that could be implemented by an organisation you are familiar with, AND explain these strategies and how it could be applied to the organisation you have selected. Q7. Kevin Webster is a Human Resource Manager for his company. He has been tasked with identifying and analysing current LO3. Be able to assess a range of HR strategies that may be implemented within an organisation LO4. Understand contemporary issues affecting strategic human 3.1 Identify a range of HR strategies for an organisation 3.2 Assess HR strategies and their application in an organisation

4.1 Identify contemporary issues affecting strategic human resource management 4.2 Analyse contemporary issues
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issues that can affect the organisations management of staff/human resources at his company. Identify and analyse contemporary issues in todays modern world that can affect strategic management of human resources.

resource management

affecting strategic human resource management

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Assignment Questions
Q1. Define strategic human resource management. Using a range of factors, explain why HRM is important in organisations Q2. Analyse the Framework of strategic HRM Note: you may analyse the individual components of the framework Q3. Assume that you work as a newly appointed human resources manager in an expanding organisation. The previous HR manager has set out the companys strategic direction, organisational design, etc. You are tasked with developing the HR strategy for 2014. Before you begin this task Analyse the HRM processes that can be used to develop HR strategies. NOTE: as part of your answer you must include: Planning of the total workforce/demand forecasting, Generating the required human resource, People and Performance/reward management systems

Assessment of organisational competence and Performance/development Q4. Assess the roles played by various individuals in strategic HRM. Note: You can choose from CEO, Role of top management/Board of Directors, stakeholders, Strategic HR role of front-line management, HR Function, HR specialists/consultants, etc. Q5. Select an organisation of your choice where they have recently implemented a new HR strategy. Analyse the new HR strategy(ies) that has been developed and implemented. Supporting resources:

http://businesscasestudies.co.uk/tarmac/developing-ahuman-resourcestrategy/introduction.html#axzz2hPCej7kJ http://www.shl.com/images/uploads/cs_biglotteryfund.pd f
Q6. Identify a range of HR strategies that could be implemented by an organisation you are familiar with, AND explain these strategies and how it could be applied to the organisation you have selected.

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Q7. Kevin Webster is a Human Resource Manager for his company. He has been tasked with identifying and analysing current issues that can affect the organisations management of staff/human resources at his company. Identify and analyse contemporary issues in todays modern world that can affect strategic management of human resources.

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