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LO4: Know how to deliver clear, business-focused reports on an HR issue

Organisational Change: Improving Systems, Processes and Practices

Human Resource Management

A written business report for stakeholders (approximately 2,600 – 2,800 words):
Relate to academic concepts, theories and professional practice to the way organisations operate, in a critical and informed way, and with reference to key texts, articles and other publications and by using organisational examples for illustration

LO4:    Know how to deliver clear, business-focused reports on an HR issue

4.1      Formulate a business report for identified stakeholders that include an appropriate mix of diagrammatic and narrative formats
Make justified recommendations to named stakeholders for sustain and or improving practice

Tutor’s Guide:

  • Includes the findings from LO1, LO2 and LO3.
  • As required by the assessment brief, the assignment should be formulated as a business report and should be structured and presented as advised in the brief. It is important that you name the stakeholders at which it is aimed, and target your analysis, conclusions and recommendations to address their specific interests and concerns. If this is for the attention of senior managers in your organisation, this should specifically draw out the business issues and consequences of the chosen HR issue, and not be over-technical.
  • Findings should be presented to include diagrams and writing as appropriate.

LO2:    Be able to conduct a critical review of information sources in an area of HR / business practice and analyse the findings

2.1      Identify an area of HR practice for investigation
Select an area of HR / Business practice and give the reason for your choice

Tutor’s Guide:

  • Provide a brief background to the organisation. Supporting evidence should be placed in the “Appendices” section.
  • Identify which area of HR / business practice you propose to investigate, and explain the reason for your choice.
  • Why is this a problem for the organisation? What are its effects on the business? Is it possible to quantify or benchmark the size of the problem?
  • Identify your research objective and question(s).

2.2      Conduct a critical review of different information sources relevant to the chosen area of HR / business practice
Undertake a critical review of difference information sources (at least three) e.g. research digests, academic and professional literature, online databases, key texts relevant to the selected area of practice

Tutor’s Guide:

  • Firstly, decide on and justify different sources of information relevant to your chosen area of business practice.
  • The assessment brief suggests at least three, e.g. research digests, academic and professional literature, online databases, key texts. These are all secondary sources.  It does not require you to carry out any primary research. Something from academic as opposed to online look at cast study (practitioner HR in industry.  Database screenshot. 
  • Secondly, you are required to “carry out a critical review” of your chosen information sources. This initially means establishing from the sources how they help you to answer the research question you are posing, i.e. what they have found and recommend in relation to your chosen HR problem (choose HR practice that been dealing with or want to find out about and choose carefully sources).
  • The assessment brief helpfully adds that “in your write up of the literature review you should explain why you selected that particular source and highlight some of the different research approaches adopted by the authors and comment on the advantages and disadvantages of these different approaches.” 

LO1:    Understand the research process and different research approaches

1.1      Summarise the stages of the research process and compare different data collection methods
In your write-up of the literature review you should explain why you selected that particular source and highlight some of the different research approaches adopted by the authors and comment on the advantages and disadvantages of these different approaches

  • Use a model from literature (e.g. Horn), summarise the key stages of the research process.  This might best be done in diagrammatic form. There is a slide in the module PowerPoint of the stages in a research proposal that could be used for this purpose.
  • The word “compare” requires you to “measure or determine the similarities between certain factors / issues”, in this case different methods of data collection (go back to 1.1 on assignment for detail).
    Data collection = questionnaires, focus groups, interviews, desk research and advantages and disadvantages of each = USE THREE).





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