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BSBHRM602 Manage human resources strategic planning – Assessment 1 LASTUPDATED: May 2016, Version No. 1

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Assessment 01: Research planning requirements; Develop and Implement human resource strategic plan (Project)

Submission details

The Assessment Task is due on the date specified by your trainer. Any variations to this arrangement

must be approved in writing by your trainer.

Submit this document with any required evidence attached. See specifications below

for details.

You must submit both soft copies and printed copies of your answers.

Soft copies-

Upload on the eLearning to the specific submission folder with a cover page clearly indicating your

name, student id, assessment no and the unit name or put those information in the header and

footer of your documents.

Printed copies-

Submit to your Trainer with the “Assessment Cover Sheet” (Filled out and signed appropriately)

attached on top of your documents.

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Assessment description

This Assessment will verify the skills and knowledge of the learners to required to develop, implement and maintain a strategic approach to managing human resources in an organisation ensuring that the organisation has the structure and staff to meet current and foreseeable business and performance objectives.

This assessment requires observation / practical demonstration which can be done either in a simulated work environment set by the trainer or in a real workplace environment. Third party evidence must be provided if the observation / demonstration has been done in student’s real workplace environment. Please refer to Observation/Demonstration Checklist and Third Party Checklist & Evidence provided for this assessment.

Procedure

This is a group assessment.

Identify a workgroup in your organisation or simulated work environment, agreed to and arranged with your assessor and answer the tasks given below –

Tasks

Activity 1A

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to analyse strategic plans to determine human resource strategic direction, objectives and targets.

Activity Why is it important to have a human resources (HR) strategic plan? What information do you need in order to determine the HR strategic plan? Why is it important to have clear and specific HR strategic objectives?

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Give an example of a clear and specific HR strategic objective.

Activity 1B

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to undertake additional environmental analysis to identify emerging practices and trends that may impact on human resources management in the organisation.

Activity Why is it important to undertake additional environmental analysis when developing the HR strategic plan?

Identify an organisation with which you are familiar. This may be your own organisation or another that you and the group are familiar with. Conduct a short PESTLE analysis, identifying at least five relevant factors in each of the PESTLE categories.

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Activity 1C

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to identify future labour needs, skill requirements and options for sourcing labour supply.

Activity What are the key questions you need to consider when assessing the organisation’s future labour needs?

What are the possible sources of labour supply?

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Activity 1D

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to consider new technology and its impact on job roles and job design.

Activity What potential impact could new technology have on job roles and job design?

Think about a technological change that has taken place in your organisation or sector in the past. From an HR strategic planning point of view, what worked well and what were the lessons learned from this experience? How does this inform your current strategic planning activity?

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Activity 1E

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to review recent and potential changes to industrial and legal requirements.

Activity Identify a forthcoming change in employment legislation. What are the implications of this for an organisation?

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Activity 2A

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to consult relevant managers about their human resources preferences.

Activity Why is it important to engage managers in discussions about their HR preferences, philosophies, values and policies? What methods can be used to consult with managers?

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Activity 2B

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to agree on human resources philosophies, values and policies with relevant managers.

Activity Imagine that you are planning a consultation meeting with a group of managers in your organisation, the purpose of which is to establish their views about the organisation’s values and HR philosophy. Create an outline agenda for this meeting.

Activity 2C

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to develop strategic objectives and targets for human resources services.

Activity What is the purpose of strategic objectives and targets for HR services?

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Imagine that you are the HR Manager of a small manufacturing organisation which employs 55 employees in a variety of production, warehousing, administration, sales and management roles. The organisation has ambitious plans for expansion, aiming to double its turnover within the next five years. What would be the key HR priorities for this organisation? For one of the priorities, draft a potential strategic objective.

Activity 2D

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to examine options for the provision of human resources services and analyse costs and benefits.

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Activity Why is it important to examine options for the provision of HR services? What are the advantages and disadvantages associated with each of the following options?

Advantages Disadvantages

External consultant

Outsourcing

Internal HR service

Internal non-human HR service

Merging business units

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Activity 2E

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to identify appropriate technology and systems to support agreed human resources programs and practices.

Activity Give three examples of technology and systems which can be used to support HR programs and practices. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

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Activity 2F

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to write strategic human resources plan and obtain senior management support for the plan.

Activity Why is it important to obtain senior management support for the strategic HR plan? What steps can be taken to enlist senior management support for the strategic HR plan?

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Activity 2G

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to develop risk management plans to support the strategic human resources plan.

Activity What factors might pose a risk to the strategic HR plan? How can risk to the implementation of the HR plan be minimised?

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Activity 3A

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to work with others to see that the plan is implemented.

Activity Who may be involved in the implementation of the strategic HR plan? Imagine that your strategic HR plan includes an action for a manager to lead a working party to explore different options for employee benefits. They have volunteered for this as part of their ongoing professional development. You are meeting with them to brief them on their role. Draft an outline agenda for this meeting, highlighting the key items that you would want to discuss with this person.

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Activity 3B

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to monitor and review the plan.

Activity Why is it important to monitor and review the implementation of the strategic HR plan? What steps can you take to monitor and review the plan?

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Activity 3C

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to adapt plan should circumstances change.

Activity What changes in circumstances have you encountered which have affected the implementation of strategic HR plans? What action can be taken if circumstances change during the implementation of the plan?

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Activity 3D

Objective To provide you with an opportunity to evaluate and review performance against plan objectives.

Activity Why is it important to evaluate and review performance against the plan objectives? What types of data might you review in order to evaluate performance against objectives?

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