Nature of the hrm phenomenon

Assessment item 1EssayValue:40%Due date:08-Apr-2014Return date:12-May-2014Length:2,500 wordsSubmission method optionsAlternative submission method

One of the most important roles of human resource management is finding the right staff for the organisation. In the current, changing business environment this is presenting the HR manager with a number of challenges. The scarcity of skills and talent, the need to hire for aptitude and potential not current skills, and the need to match employee and organisational values are being widely debated.

Critically examine the changing focus of staffing policy, using practical illustrations, to demonstrate how and why the focus on staffing practice has changed. Examples can be drawn from your own experience, workplace and academic literature.

Online submission via Turnitin is required for this assignment.Rationale

This assignment is designed to:

  • familiarise students with the nature of the HRM phenomenon and the different perspectives from which it is viewed;
  • encourage students to explore various HRM theories;
  • develop the ability to identify the importance of the HR function in the effective management of people;
  • familiarise students with the gap which may exist between the academic theories and the real world practice of HRM;
  • encourage students to develop a critical understanding of the extent to which organisations adhere to espoused HRM policies;
  • encourage students to explore the various HR challenges such as environmental, organisational, individual and in the performance of their day-to-day responsibilities; complicated relationship among top management, line managers, HR managers and employees and its effect on HR policies and practices;
  • encourage students to develop sound analytical skills based on in-depth literature research, learnt theories, case studies and work practices.

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