MGBBT2HRM Explore the HRM function in organisations and the different approaches to understanding HRM.

Assignment Overview:

Throughout the module we will be examining theories, concepts and practice related to Human Resource Management (HRM) using variety of research materials. This assignment will encourage students to apply the learning from the module to a topic and will be submitted in form of an essay.

This assignment involves preparing 4,000 words written essay on your understanding of HRM. You are required to use theories, concepts and contemporary practices to support your argument. You are required to use examples from tourism industry where necessary to demonstrate clear understanding of the theories, concepts and contemporary practices of HRM.

WHAT YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO DO?

Prepare 4,000 words essay that explains your understanding of the theories, concepts and contemporary practices of Human Resource Management and why they are important for organisational performance.

The essay must:

  1. Explore the HRM function in organisations and the different approaches to understanding HRM.
  2. Examine how a Human Resources (HR) department can manage employee resourcing (employee recruitment and selection processes and the practical application of these practices).
  3. Review employee development strategies and the overall impact of HRM on organisational performance.
  4. Include examples of industry practice from different organisations.

Description of the task:

The guidance below sets out the requirements of the task and a suggested structure for the essay. This essay requires you to include all the following:

Introduction (300 words) – a suggested format would be to create an introduction which defines HRM, include a brief history of HRM and outline the aim of the essay which describes what you will cover in the essay.

First section (500 words) – should examine the HRM function in organisations.  What are the functions of HRM in organisations? Why are they important? What are the roles of HR practitioners? How do they do what they do? How is HR role evolving in contemporary organisations? In addition to research evidence, students are also expected to apply relevant concepts and practical examples from the tourism industry to support the discussion.

Second section (500 words) – should critically evaluate the different approaches to understanding HRM and the link between HRM and organisation performance. Discuss the various models, theories, approaches and framework of HRM. Analysis of the link between HRM and organisation performance.  In addition to research evidence, students are also expected to apply relevant models and concepts as well as practical examples from the tourism industry to support the discussion.

Third section (500 words) – should explain how HRM function can manage employee recruitment. To provide the discussion, you should: Define recruitment, explain the recruitment process, discussion different types of recruitment methods, and give an example of a job advertisement for a role within the tourism industry. In addition to research evidence and statistical data, students are also expected to apply relevant concepts and examples from within the tourism industry to support the discussion.

Fourth section (500 words) – should describe how HRM function can manage employee selection and induction. To provide the discussion, you should: Define selection in employee resourcing, explain the selection process, discuss different types of selection methods, explain staff induction and why it is important. In addition to research evidence and statistical data, students are also expected to apply relevant concepts and examples from within the tourism industry to support the discussion.

Fifth section (500 words) – should discuss HR planning, performance management and career management. To provide the discussion, you should: Explain the concept of HR planning and its importance, explain the concept of performance management and its components, explain the concept of talent management and different approaches to talent management, describe career management and its importance to organisation performance.

Sixth section (500 words) – should explore employment relationship, employee engagement, basic principles of employment law, employee rights at work and staff retention. In addition to research evidence and statistical data, students are also expected to apply relevant concepts and examples from within the tourism industry to support the discussion.

Seventh section (500 words) should discuss the concept of learning, e-learning, knowledge management and the overall impact of HRM on organisational performance. In addition to research evidence and statistical data, students are also expected to apply relevant concepts and examples from within the tourism industry to support the discussion.

Conclusion (200 words) – summarise your findings, reiterating the key points and arguments for the importance of HRM for organisational performance.