We're Open

  100% Pass and No Plagiarism Guaranteed

1 Understand the research process and different research approaches.

Using Information in Human Resources

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the research process and different research approaches.
  2. Be able to conduct a critical review of information sources in an area of HR/business practice and analyse the findings.
  3. Be able to draw meaningful conclusions and evaluate options for change.
  4. Know how to deliver clear, business-focused reports on an HR issue

Activity 1 

Your CEO has asked each departmental head to undertake a critical review of their systems, processes and practices as part of a major organisational change agenda.  You have been asked to review an area of HR/business practice and present a business report to key stakeholders with recommendations for improving practice.  To provide the basis for your report, you have been asked to conduct a critical review of information sources relevant to the area of practice. You should:

  • Select an area of HR/business practice and give the reason for your choice
  • Undertake a critical review of different information sources (at least four) e.g. research digests, academic and professional literature, online databases, key texts relevant to the selected area of practice.
  • Draw meaningful conclusions from the review of the different information sources.
  • Make justified recommendations to named stakeholders for sustaining and/or improving practice. 1 Understand the research process and different research approaches.

Your report structure should include:

  • Title page (report title and their name, submission date)
  • Executive summary (overview, methods of analysis, findings, recommendations)
  • Table of contents (list of numbered sections)
  • Introduction (terms of reference)
  • Main body (headings and sub-headings – these could be for each information source reviewed). Candidates should use a mix of narrative and diagrammatic formats to present their findings.
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Reference list/Bibliography
  • Appendix if used i.e. information supporting their analysis but not essential to its explanation. 1 Understand the research process and different research approaches.

Activity 2

  1. Summarise the key stages of the research process.
  2. Compare two different research methods.

Activity 1 

Your CEO has asked each departmental head to undertake a critical review of their systems, processes and practices as part of a major organisational change agenda.  You have been asked to review an area of HR/business practice and present a business report to key stakeholders with recommendations for improving practice.  To provide the basis for your report, you have been asked to conduct a critical review of information sources relevant to the area of practice. You should:

  • Select an area of HR/business practice and give the reason for your choice
  • Undertake a critical review of different information sources (at least four) e.g. research digests, academic and professional literature, online databases, key texts relevant to the selected area of practice. 1 Understand the research process and different research approaches.
  • Draw meaningful conclusions from the review of the different information sources.
  • Make justified recommendations to named stakeholders for sustaining and/or improving practice. 1 Understand the research process and different research approaches.

Your report structure should include:

  • Title page (report title and their name, submission date)
  • Executive summary (overview, methods of analysis, findings, recommendations)
  • Table of contents (list of numbered sections)
  • Introduction (terms of reference)
  • Main body (headings and sub-headings – these could be for each information source reviewed). Candidates should use a mix of narrative and diagrammatic formats to present their findings.
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Reference list/Bibliography
  • Appendix if used i.e. information supporting their analysis but not essential to its explanation.

100% Plagiarism Free & Custom Written,
Tailored to your instructions
paypal checkout


International House, 12 Constance Street, London, United Kingdom,
E16 2DQ

UK Registered Company # 11483120


100% Pass Guarantee

STILL NOT CONVINCED?

We've produced some samples of what you can expect from our Academic Writing Service - these are created by our writers to show you the kind of high-quality work you'll receive. Take a look for yourself!

View Our Samples