Recent Question/Assignment

Contemporary Issues in HRM
Assessment 2:
Position Paper
HRMG600 Assessment
Assessment Task Weight Format/ Length Due date Task
Assessment task 1 30% Max 30 minutes Weeks 5-12 Prepare an interactive
Tutorial Group presentation for the class
presentation on the “new or emerging
thinking” on a
contemporary HRM topic
Assessment task 2 30% Individual Essay Sunday Generate support on a
Position Paper 2000 words 24 September controversial issue:
2017 23:55 Convince the audience of
senior managers, that
your opinion is valid and
Assessment task 3 40% Individual Essay Sunday Analyse and report on
Analytical Report 2500 Words 05 November the HR implications of
2017 23:55 emerging working
(End of Study arrangements relating to
Week) the “gig economy”
HRMG600 Assessment 2
• Due date: 24 September 2017 23:55
• Length and/or format: 2000 words
• Weighting 30%
• How to submit: Via Turnitin
HRMG600 Assessment 2 Topic
Choose one of the following topics:
1. Performance management is a waste of time and needs to be reinvented
2. The use of artificial intelligence in HRM is beneficial to achieving organizational outcomes
3. Social media is an effective tool for recruitment
4. Other topics as negotiated with the lecturer
Your task
1. Validate your position with authoritative references
–Preferably from A grade journals
–For 2000 word paper expect Minimum of 8-10 journal articles
–8 will get you a pass (provided rest of paper meets pass standard)
2. Examine the strengths and weaknesses of your position
3. Identify and refute counterclaims against your position
–i.e. What do the researchers say for and against your position?
4. Evaluate possible solutions and recommend a course of action
5. Use examples to demonstrate your ideas and concepts
HRMG600 Assessment 2 Marking Criteria Exemplary papers will demonstrate
• Understanding and analysis (max 10 marks)
– Understanding of the issues and research relating to the chosen HR topic is insightful and sophisticated.
– A perceptive discussion of strengths and weaknesses of the position taken on the topic /are comprehensively developed
• Argumentation (max 10 marks)
– Convincingly established position with judiciously chosen, consistent and compelling argumentation.
– Perceptive and insightful discussion of differing viewpoints is demonstrated, and a rigorous analysis of these is demonstrated.
– Insightful discussion of possible solutions and recommend a course of action.
• Evidence (max 6 marks)
– Evidence is sophisticated and deliberately chosen
– The relative absence of error is impressive.
– A thorough and comprehensive discussion of evidence reveals an insightful understanding of the social and ethical issues relating to the topic.
• Communication (Max 4 marks)
– The writing is fluent skilfully structured, and judiciously organised.
– Use of syntax, mechanics, and grammar is sophisticated.
– Vocabulary is precise and deliberately chosen
– The relative absence of error is impressive.
Writing style
? Use formal academic writing
? Write in full sentences using academic writing style
? Write in 3rd person
HRMG600 Assessment 2 Format
Page size A4
Font Times New Roman
Point size 12 point
Line spacing 1 and a half lines
Margins 2.5 cms, top, bottom, left and right
Paragraph Block set up
Page numbers Bottom header, right corner on EVERY
Student name and Student ID Top header, right corner of EVERY page
Word count Top header, page 1.
Essays and reports are to be TYPED, in Microsoft Word ( .doc or .docx format).
Use correct Harvard Referencing
Good sources for Harvard Referencing: documents/doc/uow220276.pdf
? Have you correctly used Harvard Referencing style?
? Are all references cited within your essay/ report listed in the reference list?
? Are all references in the reference list cited within your essay/ report?