BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse information from a range of internal and external sources to determine human resource strategic direction such as objectives and targets trends and emerging practices that may have an impact on human resource management, future labour needs and skills requirements, options for sourcing labour, organisation’s preferences regarding human resources.
  • Consult and communicate effectively with relevant stakeholders to develop, implement, monitor and review a strategic human resource plan.
  • Describe human resource practices and functions.
  • Explain the potential changes to industrial and legal requirements for the business.
  • Outline common options for sourcing labour such as recruitment options, casual labour, contractors, etc.
  • Technology required and explain the impact of technology on job roles.
  • Describe the requirements of a strategic plan.

Assessment Brief

Develop a Human Resource’s Strategic plan for an enterprise or small business of your choice. Examples of small business could be but not limited to:

  • A café or a restaurant
  • A retail store (such as IT, books, furniture, clothing, etc)
  • An automobile workshop
  • A catering warehouse
  • A technology store selling IT products
  • A barbershop or beauty saloon
  • A printing factory
  • A packaging factory

A sample HR strategic plan template is uploaded in eLearning for your reference. File name is Sample HR Strategic Plan Template.

Assessment Instructions

The plan could follow the structure below (although some sections may not be applicable and others, such as operational details, may need to be broken down into further sections):

  • Provides a Company introduction, overview and description
  • Company’s mission statement
  • A definitive aim of the HR Strategic Plan
  • Stakeholders involved in the planning process
  • Overview of the Internal and external business environment (rationale for the Strategic plan)
  • Brief overview of the current Human resource functions and polices used
  • Legal issues applicable to your HR strategic plan
  • Strategic operational details including new systems, processes, procedures and policies for human resources
  • Human resources/labour requirements and how to source people for the business
  • Performance development plans
  • KPIs for HR
  • Financial requirements for implementing the HR strategic plan
  • Technological requirements for implementation of the strategy
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the HR plan

When considering the internal and external environmental factors that may support or limit the concept and operational implementation, the following should be taken into account:

  • Legal and ethical issues in HR in the country
  • Comparative analysis (SWOT ANALYSIS)

While the task is fairly broad, it is also important to keep it within reasonable parameters.

You may choose any HR Strategic Plan for review and/improvement. Other suggestions include:

  • Hour-by-hour analysis of customer numbers and orders in order to review staffing levels
  • Planning on a setup of a new service team for the workplace
  • Planning a new sales item (cost, waste, profitability)
  • Developing a training program for improved new and current staff members
  • Developing a new electronic payroll and database system for HR

Reporting Instructions

  • The planning report must address each of the listed objective items for all four (4) areas of employee relations that you have selected for analysis.
  • The plan must provide a clear explanation of each of the items above in relation to any given enterprise, workplace or industry sector.
  • The report is to be approximately 2,000 words in length however this benchmark is only a guide and is not mandatory in the overall context of the assessment
  • The analysis and strategy demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of relevant Human Resource Management principles, Risk Management, business, management or industry theory.
  • Evidence of critical thinking in preparing the responses for the strategy
  • The strategy critically discusses and analyses the topic and  the assessment criteria
  • All sources are referenced consistently and comprehensively using the recommended referencing system as prescribed in the subject description/outline.
  • The responses are succinctly and clearly written or presented in English
  • Overall presentation is professional including spell and grammar checked judicious use of headings, font size, layout etc.

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