HRMT20024 T3 2018 – Assessment 1 Presentation guidelines
Due date During tutorial class from weeks 4 – 12 inclusive.
Length Presentation (maximum of 7 minutes) + PowerPoint slides (maximum of 7 slides)
Learning outcomes 2, 4
Graduate attributes 1 – 7
Purpose The primary purpose of this assessment is for you to develop a critical understanding of future trends in HRM within the context of current academic literature. The second purpose is to develop your oral communication and presentation skills.
Task Select a topic. On-campus students will nominate for a topic in class in Week 2. Only 3-4 presentations can be held each week, and the Lecturer will re-allocate students as required for an even distribution. Distance students should advise the course coordinator by email HRM topics are as follows:
Week 4 HR planning
Week 5 Recruitment and selection
Week 6 Employee relations challenges
Week 7 Managing diversity and work-life balance
Week 8 Performance management
Week 9 Learning, development and career management
Week 10 Motivation, rewards and compensation
Week 11 Employee turnover and retention
Week 12 Evaluating and improving the HRM function
Select one article for your presentation. Start gathering ideas for your topic with a review of a relevant textbook chapter and the references at the end of the chapter. Identify a good quality journal article from the CQU library databases and business press publications such as Harvard Business Review. The article must have been published within the last five years. Analyse the chosen article to identify a key theme for current research and thinking on your topic, rather than simply summarizing the article.
Design your presentation. A template has been provided to guide your presentation with the aim to engage your class on the latest thinking research on your HRM topic. Presentation is to be a maximum of seven (7) minutes with a maximum of seven (7) PowerPoint slides. You need to communicate : the title, topic, objective of the research, method for the research, argument/findings, Conclusion, and how it contributes to the week’s lecture theme. (Distance students record a voiceover on powerpoint)
Upload your slides before the presentation. Your powerpoint slides must be uploaded before your presentation, to assist with prompt marking. You should also provide your lecturer/tutor with a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides.
Referencing APA referencing. For more information, see : https://www.cqu.edu.au/?a=14033
Plagiarism Copy detection software (TurnitIn) is used in this course and work found in contravention of the copying and plagiarism rules will be investigated. Penalties apply in the case of proven instances of copying, plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Please check the following links to know more about TurnitIn: http://turnitin.com/en_us/training/student-training/viewing- originality-reports http://turnitin.com/en_us/training/student-training/about-originalitycheck TurnitIn is only a tool and judgement needs to be used when you view your Originality Report. TurnitIn does not make a judgement as to what is referenced properly, it highlights the nonoriginal material in a piece of work. You should use the similarity score as a guide only and must then check the originality report to determine whether or not changes need to be made to the assessment.
Required Students must familiarise themselves with the following policies and procedures at http://policy.cqu.edu.au: Assessment of Coursework Policy; Assessment of Coursework Principles; Assessment of Coursework Procedures
HRMT20024 Assessment 1 Rubric –Presentation
Note: This is an illustration of the marking criteria that will be used in the Turnitin system. To see your marks on the criteria, open your assessment through Turnitin and click on the marking criteria button.The markers will provide feedback throughout your assessment in the ‘Grademark’ view in Turnitin. You can access this by clicking on the small blue pencil icon next to your assessment submission.
While there is no set rule for what your similarity index should be, you should aim for a similarity score that is less than 20%. It is possible that you could have a higher level if you have a very long reference list though. The main thing to look out for is WHERE the similarity is being shown. If there is a high level of similarity found in the body of the assessment, you will probably lose marks for not presenting your own ideas. A high level of similarity in the body of your assessment may significantly affect your marks for each of the criteria, as marks are given based on original text and appropriately referenced text only. It is suggested that you reduce the use of direct quotes from other sources wherever possible. Markers will analyse the similarity score reported by Turnitin on a case by case basis.
Key Criteria 0 (Not Shown) 2 (Poor) 3 (Unsatisfactory) 4 (Satisfactory) 5 (Good) 6 (Very Good) 7 (Excellent)
Correct Referencing 5%
Research aim and question
10% Satisfactory understanding Above average understanding Strong understanding Comprehensive and
Method 10% No explanation of method Very limited understanding of method Limited understanding of method Satisfactory understanding Above average understanding Strong understanding of method Comprehensive understanding and description of method
Findings 10% No knowledge nor understanding of the HRM topic.
Inaccurate knowledge of the HRM topic. Irrelevant information presented. Poor understanding of information and concepts presented. Insufficient knowledge of the HRM topic. Information appears to be randomly chosen and not related to material covered in the unit. Limited understanding of information and concepts presented. Demonstrates satisfactory knowledge of the HRM topic. Information from existing thinking in HRM presented and explained. Satisfactory understanding of information and concepts presented. Demonstrates above average knowledge of the HRM topic. Relevant information presented from
latest thinking research in HRM. Above average understanding of information and concepts presented. Demonstrates good knowledge of the HRM topic with insight and depth. Accurate, interesting, and relevant information presented from latest thinking research in HRM. Well-developed understanding of Information and concepts presented. Demonstrates a comprehensive and highly insightful knowledge of the HRM topic. Highly relevant and informative material and evidence presented from
latest thinking research in HRM. Highly developed understanding of information and concepts presented.
Article Conclusion 10% No conclusions provided. Brief conclusion Brief conclusion with limited links to the presentation Demonstrates satisfactory understanding of article conclusions Demonstrates above average understanding and explanation of article conclusions Clear and concise explanation of article conclusion Clear and concise explanation of article conclusions and implications
Contribution to topic 5% No attempt to link to week’s theme Very limited understanding Limited understanding of how the article contributes to the week’s theme Some understanding of how the article relates to the
week’s theme Good understanding of how the article relates to the
week’s theme Strong understanding of how
the article relates to the
week’s theme Sophisticated understanding of how the article relates to the week’s theme
Quality of presentation 30% No ability to present. Ideas on the HRM topic is disorganized and not coherent. Pace is highly inappropriate. The student's voice is: not clear; not expressive and/or the student pronounces a number of terms incorrectly. Ideas on the HRM topic is unclear and not in a logical way. Pace is inappropriate. The student's voice is: not clear at times; not expressive and/or the student pronounces occasionally some terms incorrectly. Ideas on the HRM topic are satisfactorily organised with
clarity in parts, pacing adequate, though may be over-or under length. The student’s voice is clear and expressive at times during the presentation. Ideas on the HRM topic are presented in an organised way, though lack clarity in parts, adequately paced. The student’s voice is clear and expressive for most of the presentation. Ideas on the HRM topic are presented effectively and expressed in an organised way, appropriately paced. The student has a clear voice, and expressive during the presentation. Ideas on the HRM topic are clearly and professionally articulated, presented effectively in an organised way, and are appropriately paced. The student has a clear voice, exceptionally expressive during the whole presentation.
Visual Aids (20%) No visual aids are used. The visual aids are poorly designed or unrelated to the message presented. Limited visual aids are used and inappropriately designed. The visual aids are satisfactorily designed and at times support the presentation. The visual aids are well designed and adequately support the presentation. The visual aids are well designed, confidently used and effectively support the presentation. The visual aids are well designed and confidently used, and add impact to the presentation.