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What does the term HRM mean to you and to what extent is it possible to have policies and practices that meet the needs and objectives of organisations and individuals?

What does the term HRM mean to you and to what extent is it possible to have policies and practices that meet the needs and objectives of organisations and individuals?

 

Assignment Brief & Instructions

 

Course Title                          :        Introduction to Human Resource Management

Course Code                         :        QB2006

Submission Deadline          :        5pm, Sunday, 1 November 2020

Assessment Method           :        Summative

Assessment Type                 :        Essay (40%)

Executive Summary             :        No

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General Instructions

Word Count:  2000 words. This excludes: Cover Sheet, References, and Appendices. Word count should not be exceeded (an allowance of +/ – 10% of the stated value is allowed). Words submitted in excess of the allowance will not be read and will not contribute to the grade awarded.

Please state the word count in the box on the Submission Cover Sheet (see template below).

Referencing:  The Harvard Reference Standard should be used for all submissions. Students should familiarise themselves with the

Figures & Tables: All figures and tables should be numbered, bear a clear description, and note any source(s) used in their creation.

Presentation and Submission of Assignment:

  1. Assignments should be typed using 11-point font (Arial or Calibri), with 1½ line spacing and a 4 cm margin on the right-hand side of the page. The page size is to be set to UK A4. All pages must be numbered. Essay to be submitted in MS Word format.
  2. Essays must be submitted via MyAberdeen by 5pm on the Sunday submission date. Any student who experiences any difficulty with their submission must email the Student Hub immediately: studenthub@afg-aberdeen.edu.qa

 

IMPORTANT: STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO RETAIN AN ELECTRONIC COPY OF THE ASSIGNMENT

 

Task Statement

Students are to write a 2000 word, research-and-analysis essay (+/-10%) specifically addressing the question below.

 

  • All components of the question must be addressed. The essay must be written in narrative form, using fully-formed sentences.
  • Use of bullet points should be kept to a minimum.
  • Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and syntax are all assessable elements.
  • Students may consult with each other but must write separately.
  • Plagiarism is a serious offence – 90% of all words submitted MUST be the student’s own words.
  • Extracts of 20 words or more should NOT be included in the total word count.

 

 

Assignment Purpose Statement

  1. The purpose of this assessment is to motivate students to research sources of literature to support discussion/ arguments within their essay.
  2. The purpose of this question is to provide students with the opportunity to apply theoretical frameworks to the study and practice of Human Resource Management in contemporary business issues using case studies.
  3. The purpose of this question is to also provide students with the opportunity identify and analyse information, consider theory and practice of HRM and use it to create an answer that demonstrates understanding of the topic.

 

Assignment Question / Assessment Topic

  • What does the term HRM mean to you and to what extent is it possible to have policies and practices that meet the needs and objectives of organisations and individuals?

 

The tutor is looking for interpretations of HRM in the first part of the question. In the second part the tutor would like to know how these interpretations influence HR policies and practices that may be introduced and aligned with the overarching organisational strategy.  Use examples where appropriate.

 

 

 

 

Specifications and Requirements

  • All submissions must bear a completed Submission Cover Sheet (see Appendix 1).
  • Students are requested to use only their student number as the submission title when submitting their essay to MyAberdeen.
  • Note: Late submissions will be penalised per the University‘s Regulations.
  • Submissions will be assessed on the basis of:

Structure: Students are reminded that essays should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Moreover, each paragraph should contain one point which is reasoned thoroughly and explained well. Paragraphs should be linked appropriately to form a consistent narrative throughout.

Content: students must demonstrate: [i] knowledge of the subject area in question; [ii] the ability to search out additional (relevant) material to that given in the lectures; [iii] the ability to collate material into logical and coherent lines of reasoning in a critical and analytical fashion; and [iv] the ability to inform the reader whilst answering the question.

Presentation: All essays must be typed. All Figures, Charts and Diagrams must be labelled and referred to in the text.

See Appendices 2 & 3 for further details.

Again, all submission MUST be written in the student’s own words – unreferenced ‘cut and paste’ of material found on the internet, or in journals or books, is plagiarism and will be penalised according to the University’s policy. All submissions must accurately acknowledge the contributions of others (i.e. they must properly reference quotes, ideas, diagrams, etc.). A full Reference List (listed alphabetically), including websites accessed, must be provided on the final page using the Harvard Referencing style.

 

Other Presentation Tips

  • Colour is unnecessary and will not contribute to the mark awarded.
  • Avoid excessive use of borders and diagrams/clipart, except where such inserts would positively contribute to the content of the work submitted.
  • The quality of the overall submission should be commensurate with the expected level of professionalism.
  • The use of headings is essential for Reports and Briefing Notes.

 

 

 

Appendix 1

Submission Cover Sheet

 

Student ID Number  
Course Code  
Assignment Title  
Course Coordinator  
Word Count (Actual)  
Submission Date  

 

I confirm:

  1. that this is my own work and that I have read, understood, and abided by the University regulations relating to plagiarism and collusion. The definition of plagiarism as approved by the University is: “the use, without adequate acknowledgement, of the intellectual work of another person in work submitted for assessment. A student cannot be found to have committed plagiarism where it can be shown that the student has taken all reasonable care to avoid representing the work of others as his or her own.”
  1. that the sources for all referenced material have been properly acknowledged.
  2. that I am aware my work may be checked for plagiarism.
  3. that I give permission for the duplication of this work for the purpose of examination.

 

Students who are unsure of what plagiarism is, or to avoid plagiarism in action, should see their Course Coordinator or other Teaching Team Member.

 

By submitting this document electronically, the submitting student agrees that it constitutes a signed undertaking affirming the above as being a true and accurate statement of facts in relation to the assignment to which it is attached.

 

 

 

Appendix 2

Assessment Criteria

Assessment criteria

 

Comments

[Written comments will be provided]

Organisation and presentation

The structure of the essay/report is clear and logically organised, with appropriate use of sub-headings and paragraphs. The essay/report sticks to the key focus of the question. A coherent and connected line of argument is developed. The essay/report is written in concise plain English with attention given to grammar and spelling. Appropriate references are given and cited correctly a full bibliography is included.

 
Knowledge – theories, concepts, application

The major issues and arguments are addressed. Theories, concepts and data are relevant and selected to support and illustrate the arguments. Use and application of theories, concepts and data are correct and support the interpretation being made. Sufficient and relevant references are consulted.

 
Evidence of critical thought

The essay/report offers a comprehensive and critical evaluation of the results. The essay/report discusses the limitations of the theory in the context of the policies analysed and the wider literature.

 
Action points

Ways in which the research, writing and presentation of the essay/report could have been improved

 

 

 

If you require further feedback or clarification you are welcome to contact your tutor and arrange an appointment to meet with them.

 

 

 

Appendix 3

 

What does the term HRM mean to you and to what extent is it possible to have policies and practices that meet the needs and objectives of organisations and individuals?

 

 

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