Assessment item 2
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HR Business Report
Due Date: 26-Apr-2019
Return Date: 20-May-2019
Length: 3000 words+/-10%.
Submission method options: Alternative submission method
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This assessment requires you to prepare a business report that addresses one (1) of the following three options. These questions relate to Topics 2, 3 and 4.
Option 1- Work design pilot at CERA (Topic 2)
Refer to the story of CERA relating to work design in Topic 2. Using the information on the topic and at least eight (8) additional sources, provide advice to Rachel Amaro on how to design jobs in her area to support innovative behaviour. At least five (5) of the additional sources must be academic journals or books/book chapters published in the last seven (7) years.
Option 2 – The business rationale for diversity management (Topic 3)
Study the business rationale for diversity management and the debates surrounding this using the information in Topic 3 and at least eight (8) additional sources. At least five (5) of the additional sources must be academic journals or books/book chapters published in the last seven (7) years. Then, answer this question. Are you convinced by the business rationale argument for diversity management? What argument would you make to Mark French regarding the business case for focusing on diversity management in CERA? Flexible Assessments:
A Study Planner tool has been provided with this subject to support the assessment process. This tool provides information about the submission flexibility of assessment tasks and a way to organise adjustments to submission dates. A link to the Study Planner can be found on the Interact2 subject site.
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Subject learning outcomes
This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:
be able to work effectively with peers to develop, synthesise and negotiate group responses to HR problems through role play and other group processes.
Graduate learning outcomes
This task also contributes to the assessment of the following CSU Graduate Learning Outcome/s:
Academic Literacy and Numeracy (Application) – CSU Graduates consider the context, purpose, and audience when gathering, interpreting, constructing, and presenting information.
Information and Research Literacies (Skill) – CSU Graduates demonstrate the skills required to locate, access and critically evaluate existing information and data.
Digital Literacies (Skill) – CSU Graduates use, create, communicate and share multimodal information in digital environments.
Ethics (Application) – CSU Graduates form judgements and apply ethical decision making and reasoning to identify creative solutions to ethical problems.
Professional Practice (Skill) – CSU Graduates demonstrate discipline-specific technical capabilities and self-appraisal required for a beginning practitioner or professional.
Marking criteria and standards
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Marking guide for Assessment 2
Criterion and weighting
Critical analysis and assessment of relevant literature in the development of an argument (40 marks)
Demonstrates critical reading ability in reviewing recent literature. Constructs an evidence-based argument, drawing on academic and professional sources. Uses the literature to develop the student’s own voice in constructing an argument.
Demonstrates critical reading ability, the ability to construct an evidence-based argument and the exercise of independent judgment. There are gaps in critical evaluation of claims and in the use of the literature to develop the student’s own voice.
Demonstrates some degree of critical reading ability, and the ability to construct a limited evidence-based argument. There is an imbalance between description and critical evaluation of the literature. This leads to an argument that is driven more by authors’ claims.
Demonstrates limited critical reading and construction of an evidence-based argument. The discussion demonstrates an attempt to exercise critical, independent judgment; however, it tends to be overly descriptive of the literature. Thus, the argument consists largely of an organised set of claims made by authors.
No attempt to exercise critical, independent judgment; No description of the literature.No argument of an organised set of claims made by authors.
Referencing: (Minimum referencing requirement: ten sources, including five academic sources from the last ten years.) (5 Marks)
Referencing is comprehensive, demonstrates academic integrity, and conforms exactly to APA style conventions.
Referencing is comprehensive, demonstrates academic integrity, and conforms to APA style conventions with fewer than three minor errors or omissions which don’t impact on the transparency and traceability of the source, or the demonstration of academic integrity.
Referencing is comprehensive and mostly accurate according to APA style conventions. Up to eight minor errors or omissions in style and formatting choices (e.g. italics, punctuation, underlining) don’t impact on the transparency and traceability of the source, or the demonstration of academic integrity.
Referencing is comprehensive and mostly accurate according to APA style conventions. Frequent minor errors or omissions in style and formatting choices (e.g. italics, punctuation, underlining) don’t impact on the transparency and traceability of the source, or the demonstration of academic integrity.
Does not adhere to the referencing requirements. Is not comprehensive and mostly not accurate according to APA style conventions. Frequent errors or omissions in style and formatting choices (e.g. italics, punctuation, underlining) impacts on the transparency and traceability of the source, or the demonstration of academic integrity.
Report writing technique (5 marks)
The report is formatted correctly. It is written using appropriate language and style. A coherent argument is built, with each point building on the previous one. Each part of argument is connected to the question.
Minor errors in report format. The writing style and language are appropriate for a report. There are minor errors in coherence of the argument and in connections made to the question. It is thus unclear at times why some parts of the argument have been provided.
The report is formatted according to business report conventions, but with some errors in format. The language and writing style are not always appropriate to a report genre. There may be gaps in coherence of the argument, making it difficult to follow.
The report is on the right track, but needs significant improvement in format and/or writing style and/or coherence.
Does not adhere to the report style required. Needs significant improvements in writing style and/or coherence.
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Use the business report format that is provided in the Resources link on the HRM502 I2 site.
Use 12 point font size, and 1.5 line spacing.
Include a cover page stating the subject code and title, the assessment number and title, your name and student id, and the word count.
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• Upload a Word document to Turnitin. Do not upload rtf or pdf or Pages documents. Do not use appendices, footnotes and endnotes.
• Use the APA6 referencing system for citations and references to sources.
Assessment item 2