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HRMT20024 T2 2018 – Assessment 1 Presentation guidelines

Due date During tutorial class from weeks 4 – 12 inclusive.

Weighting 25%
Length Presentation (maximum of 8 minutes) + PowerPoint slides (maximum of 6 slides excl refs)
Learning outcomes 2, 4
Graduate attributes 1–7
Purpose The primary purpose of this assessment is for you to develop a critical understanding of future
trends in HRM within the context of current academic literature. The second purpose is to
develop your oral communication and presentation skills.
Task Select a topic. On-campus students will nominate for a topic in class in Week 2. Only 3-4
presentations can be held each week, and the Lecturer will re-allocate students as required for
an even distribution. Distance students should advise the course coordinator by email
HRM topics are as follows:
Week 4 HR planning
Week 5 Recruitment and selection
Week 6 Employee relations challenges
Week 7 Managing diversity and work-life balance
Week 8 Performance management
Week 9 Learning, development and career management
Week 10 Motivation, rewards and compensation
Week 11 Employee turnover and retention
Week 12 Evaluating and improving the HRM function

Select two articles for your presentation. Start gathering ideas for your topic with a review
of a relevant textbook chapter and the references at the end of the chapter. Identify two (2)
good quality journal articles from the CQU library databases and business press publications
such as Harvard Business Review. The articles must have been published within the last five
years. Critically analyse the chosen articles to identify a key theme for current research and
thinking on your topic, rather than simply summarizing the articles.

Design your presentation. Creatively design your presentation with the aim to engage your
class on the latest thinking research on your HRM topic. Presentation is to be a maximum of
eight (8) minutes with a maximum of six (6) PowerPoint slides. For each article, you
should communicate : the title, topic, objective of the research, method for the research,
argument/findings, and Conclusion. Your presentation should also include a discussion of the
contribution of both articles to the field. (Distance students record a voiceover on powerpoint)
Upload your slides before the presentation. Your powerpoint slides should be uploaded
before your presentation, to assist with prompt marking. You should also provide your
lecturer/tutor with a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides including a separate page for the
Referencing APA referencing. For more information, see :
Plagiarism Copy detection software (TurnitIn) is used in this course and work found in contravention of the
copying and plagiarism rules will be investigated. Penalties apply in the case of proven
instances of copying, plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Please check the following links to
know more about TurnitIn:
TurnitIn is only a tool and judgement needs to be used when you view your Originality Report.
TurnitIn does not make a judgement as to what is referenced properly, it highlights the non-
original material in a piece of work. You should use the similarity score as a guide only and
must then check the originality report to determine whether or not changes need to be made to
the assessment.
Required Students must familiarise themselves with the following policies and procedures at Assessment of Coursework Policy; Assessment of Coursework
Principles; Assessment of Coursework Procedures
HRMT20024 Assessment 1 Rubric –Presentation

Note: This is an illustration of the marking criteria that will be used in the Turnitin system. To see your marks on the criteria, open your assessment through Turnitin and click on the marking criteria button.The markers will provide feedback throughout your
assessment in the ‘Grademark’ view in Turnitin. You can access this by clicking on the small blue pencil icon next to your assessment submission.
While there is no set rule for what your similarity index should be, you should aim for a similarity score that is less than 20%. It is possible that you could have a higher level if you have a very long reference list though. The main thing to look out
for is WHERE the similarity is being shown. If there is a high level of similarity found in the body of the assessment, you will probably lose marks for not presenting your own ideas. A high level of similarity in the body of your assessment may
significantly affect your marks for each of the criteria, as marks are given based on original text and appropriately referenced text only. It is suggested that you reduce the use of direct quotes from other sources wherever possible. Markers will
analyse the similarity score reported by Turnitin on a case by case basis.

Key Criteria 0 (Not Shown) 2 (Poor) 3 (Unsatisfactory) 4 (Satisfactory) 5 (Good) 6 (Very Good) 7 (Excellent)
Introduction (10%) No introduction. No topic, key points and/or Topic introduced, but the Topic, key points and Topic, key points and Topic, key points and Topic, key points and
purpose is introduced or the introduction is purpose of the presentation purpose of the presentation purpose of the presentation purpose of the presentation
introduction is irrelevant to underdeveloped in terms of is introduced with is introduced in a clear and is introduced in a clear and is introduced in an
assessment item. key points and/or purpose of satisfactory clarity. interesting way. interesting way which exceptional and interesting
presentation. captures the audience's way which effectively
attention. captures the audience's
Knowledge of Content No knowledge nor Inaccurate knowledge of the Insufficient knowledge of the Demonstrates satisfactory Demonstrates above Demonstrates good Demonstrates a
understanding of the HRM HRM topic. Irrelevant HRM topic. Information knowledge of the HRM topic. average knowledge of the knowledge of the HRM topic comprehensive and highly
(30%) topic. information presented. Poor appears to be randomly Information from existing HRM topic. Relevant with insight and depth. insightful knowledge of the
understanding of information chosen and not related to thinking in HRM presented information presented from Accurate, interesting, and HRM topic. Highly relevant
and concepts presented. material covered in the unit. and explained. Satisfactory latest thinking research in relevant information and informative material and
Limited understanding of understanding of information HRM. Above average presented from latest evidence presented from
information and concepts and concepts presented. understanding of information thinking research in HRM. latest thinking research in
presented. and concepts presented. Well-developed HRM. Highly developed
understanding of Information understanding of information
and concepts presented. and concepts presented.
Presentation Delivery No ability to present. Ideas on the HRM topic is Ideas on the HRM topic is Ideas on the HRM topic are Ideas on the HRM topic are Ideas on the HRM topic are Ideas on the HRM topic are
(30%) disorganized and not unclear and not in a logical satisfactorily organised with presented in an organised presented effectively and clearly and professionally
coherent. Pace is highly way. Pace is inappropriate. clarity in parts, pacing way, though lack clarity in expressed in an organised articulated, presented
inappropriate. The student's The student's voice is: not adequate, though may be parts, adequately paced. The way, appropriately paced. effectively in an organised
voice is: not clear; not clear at times; not expressive over-or under length. The student’s voice is clear and The student has a clear way, and are appropriately
expressive and/or the and/or the student student’s voice is clear and expressive for most of the voice, and expressive during paced. The student has a
student pronounces a pronounces occasionally expressive at times during presentation. the presentation. clear voice, exceptionally
number of terms incorrectly. some terms incorrectly. the presentation. expressive during the whole

Conclusion (10%) No conclusions provided. Brief conclusion but no links Brief conclusion with limited The conclusion provided The conclusion provided Clear and concise summary Clear and concise summary
established to the links established to the some links to the introduction links to the introduction and of the presentation with links with effective links to the
introduction and body of the introduction and body of the and body of the presentation, body of the presentation, but to the introduction and body introduction and body of the
presentation. presentation. but was not concise or was not concise or unclear at of the presentation. presentation.
unclear. times.
Visual Aids (20%) No visual aids are used. The visual aids are poorly Limited visual aids are used The visual aids are The visual aids are well The visual aids are well The visual aids are well
designed or unrelated to the and inappropriately satisfactorily designed and at designed and adequately designed, confidently used designed and confidently
message presented. designed. times support the support the presentation. and effectively support the used, which effectively
presentation. presentation. support and add impact to
the presentation.