Your CEO has asked each departmental head to undertake a critical review of their systems, processes, and practices as part of a major organizational change agenda.
You have been asked by your CIPD Branch to lead a discussion at one of its events on ‘The evolving role of HR in the contemporary business world’. You have been asked to produce a paper for inclusion in the delegate pack.
Learning outcomes: (1) Understand the purpose and key objectives of the HR function in contemporary organizations; (2) Understand how HR objectives are delivered in different organizations.
In consultation with your tutor, select an article that identifies and evaluates research evidence linking HR practices with positive organizational outcomes. Briefly summarise the findings and state how convincing you find these to be.
Your CEO has asked for a report on the contribution of the HR function to the business. In preparation for the report, give a brief summary of the criteria and methods you would use to evaluate the HR function’s contribution.
Give a short explanation of at least two major theories of change management. Select one of the theories and illustrate how it can be used and evaluated.
Give a brief summary of two different ways HR objectives can be delivered in organizations. Analyze how the HR function varies between organizations in different sectors and of different sizes.
Give examples of the main organizational objectives that the HR function is responsible for delivering and briefly explain how these have evolved/are evolving in contemporary organizations.
Provide a brief summary of the advice you would provide to your organization on good and lawful practice for managing dismissal, retirement, and redundancies. (Assessment Criteria 4.1)
Explain some of the main legal requirements in relation to recruitment and selection and briefly assess the strengths and weaknesses of at least two different methods of recruitment and selection.
Give a brief account of HR’s role in developing basic succession and career development plans contributing to plans for downsizing an organization contributing to the development of job descriptions, person specifications, and competency frameworks.
Briefly describe the main principles of effective workforce planning and give some examples of any tools that may be used for this. (Assessment Criteria 2.1)