Subject Code :- BUSM4592
Title :- Strategic Human Resource Development
Assessment Type :- Assessment 3 Individual Report
Word limit : 2500 (+/-10%)
BUSM4592 Assessment 3 Strategic Human Resource Development – Australia.
The third assessment requires students to write a professional report short report on career development that will create a HRD program and evaluate strategic changes as they apply to an authentic workplace and take into consideration individual and organisational goals and practices. The report will contain key strategies for learning and development, career progression and organisational success. Although you are asked to report findings and suggestions in a report format please keep in mind your report needs to meet academic merit in terms of the logic of writing and referencing requirements.
Human resource development is integral to the organisation of your choice or if you do not have an organisation a Health Care organisation e.g., a hospital or aged care facility. In this assessment you will be examining career development efforts to improve individual/group and organisational effectiveness. Therefore, the report you write must cover three areas – the individual, group/team, and the organisation.
Case Study – An Organisation in Trouble:
Background :- Career development in the organisation has not been a priority. This can be an organisation of your choice or if you do not have an organisation, a Health Care Organisation. You are new to the organisation and as the HRD Manager you have convinced the HRD Director that career development is important for all workers regardless of what position they hold. The staff have made several complaints over the years but the hierarchy has basically ignored their requests for a strategic focus on human resource development particularly around career development. Unfortunately, the organisational climate is quite negative and as the HRD Manager you want to change that and support the staff in their pursuit of career development.
The issue of career development is compounded by the absence of a formal system for transferring and transmitting critical knowledge and experience.There have been different mentoring programs over the years with varying levels of success.
Most of the staff involved in management projects have complained that they have not received adequate support or training for career development. You have to argue that knowledge retention is critical to the performance of individuals and the organisation.
The organisation has tightened their expenditure and this has meant HRD training has decreased.The issue to consider is how knowledge retention impacts on staff career development and how you can convince the executive that career development and knowledge retention are important.The HRD Director will present your report to the Executive Team.
Case Study Report
You have been asked by the H R D Director to develop a career development strategy that can provide the organisation with a skilful and capable workforce over the next 10 years. It is envisaged that your report will:
• Based on a literature review, recommend, and describe a suitable career development
strategy with proposed development programs(e.g., training, coaching, mentoring, etc.) that isfeasible within the organisation’s context.
• Provide an implementation plan for your recommended strategy by considering the potential implication of the program intervention from an organisational change perspective. Articulate your plan to ensure this new program can be implemented successfully.
You are asked to keep the report short (within 2,500 words) as the organisation’s executive team would only like a broad overview at this stage and will ask you for more details.
if they would like to investigate your proposal further. However, you are welcome to use appendices to provide supplementary materials and these appendices would not be included in the word count.
Course Learning Outcomes
This assessment is relevant to the following course learning outcomes:
CLO1 Critically evaluate literature on contemporary and emerging HRD issues challenges. and solutions
CLO2 Analyse contemporary operational HRD issues in workplace contexts.
CLO3 Apply HRD concepts and principles to strategic human resource development in authentic workplace contexts.
CLO4 Design HRD interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of HRD interventions.
CLO5 Create a HRD program and evaluate strategic changes as they apply to workplace practices and career development opportunities.
1.Your report must focus on an organisation or your choice or if you do not have an organisation a health care organisation.Your report should be written for your target audience (the Executive Team).
2.Your report must provide a clear understanding of career development and the issues and challenges around career development.
3.Your report should include applied knowledge from a minimum of 15 contemporary refereed journal articles (no older than 10 years) and empirical case studies (found in journal articles) that present a well-developed career development strategy for the organisation.
4.Your report should generate solid and achievable recommendations for the organisation to undertake at a strategic level to ensure a career development strategy for all employees at all levels.
5.You must also include an implementation plan. This needs to provide enough detail about why why and when the plan will be implemented into the organisation. You will need to include a costing schedule for the plan.
6.You must include a minimum of 15 academic refereed journal articles that are no older than 10 years – do not use old literature or textbooks and do not cite the internet.
7.All referencing should be RMIT Harvard style and
8.Include a Table of Contents and headings and numbering throughout the report.
9.Your report should be presented in an appropriate report format. Your report should be structured in a way that is easy for the target audience to read and understand.