Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2019
Unit Code HC2101
Unit Title Performance Management for HR
Assessment Type Individual
Assessment Title Individual Essay
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO
Mapping) It is expected that at the completion of the assessment, student able to:
1. Understand different methods and levels of measuring performance in organisations
2. Demonstrate the capacity to express ideas, concepts and arguments in a logical and coherent written form conforming to relevant standards of academic writing.
Weight 15 % of the total assessments
Total Marks 15
Word limit Not more than 1,500 words (+/- 10%)
Due Date Friday, Week 6, at 5PM
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.
HC2101 – Performance Management for HR – Individual Assignment V01
Assignment 1 Specifications
Discuss the following statements:
Performance Management involves a range of activities, one of which is performance appraisal and feedback. For many years, researcher in the field of HRM and industrial organisational psychology focused on performance appraisal as a measurement technique. The goal of these performance appraisal systems was to measure individual employee performance reliable and validly and in order to do this we need to understand the performance management process (Kramar, et al. 2014). Based on your research, Identify and discuss the components of an effective performance management system.
1. This is an individual assignment with a maximum of 1,500 words (+/- 10%, excluding references list). All finalised individual essay MUST be uploaded to Blackboard by the due date.
2. Student must present the assignment in an essay format. The following summary from UOW would be a good starting point to build your essay
a. Introduction: The introduction of an essay is where the topic of the essay is introduced and an overview of your argument is given. It includes a general statement about the topic followed by a thesis statement. A thesis statement is your answer to the essay question in one or two sentences - in other words, it is your main argument, point or idea. Your introduction should also include a brief summary of the arguments, points or ideas that back up your claim
b. Body: The body of your essay is where you clearly state and elaborate on the arguments, points or ideas that back up your claim. The number of paragraphs in the body of your essay will depend on how many individual points you need to make to develop your argument and, of course, the required word count.
c. Conclusion: The conclusion of an essay is where you restate your main argument and the arguments that back it up. You may also want to include a one final comment if appropriate.
d. Reference List: At a higher education level, you are expected to research widely and build your knowledge from the expertise of others. Thus it is important for you to reference all your sources to:
• to allow you or someone else to find the source of your information
• to avoid plagiarism by acknowledging that you’ve used the ideas and work of others
• to strengthen your arguments and add credibility by referring to expert ideas
The reference list we used within the Institute is the Harvard Referencing style. Please click the following link for further information:
HIGH LOW 7-8 6 UNACCEPTABLE
Content _____ out of 10 points Interesting content and presentation; ideas well conceived and
developed with sufficient examples. Some interesting content; points not sustained or not fully developed. Conventional ideas or clichés; little supporting detail included. Cursory; gives the impression of writing just to complete the assignment.
9-10 7-8 6 4-5
Analysis _____ out of 10 points Essay shows a resourceful and imaginative
analysis using ideas and
those introduced in the module Shows evidence of analysis using ideas and principles introduced in the module The essay is largely descriptive with some discussion using ideas and principles
introduced in the module Essay is generally descriptive and uncritical. Some inaccuracy in the material
Structure, Logic and Transitions _____ out of 5 points Logical progression of ideas with wellexecuted transitions. Logical progression of ideas but often lacks transitions. Gaps in logic or no transitions. Disorganized; appears to have been written as thoughts occurred to the writer.
5 4 3 2
Grammatical Accuracy _____ out of 5 points Appropriate level of complexity in syntax with very few errors, if any. Confined to simpler sentences or structures with very few errors OR shows variety and complexity in syntax with errors that do not affect comprehensibility. Errors frequently affect
comprehensibility, or very basic types of errors (subject-verb agreement; nounadjective agreement, etc.) Message is largely incomprehensible due to inaccurate grammar, which
alters or obscures it, OR reader must know English to comprehend much of the message.
5 4 2-3 0
Vocabulary/ Word Choice _____ out of 5 points Uses sufficient, appropriate, and varied vocabulary; English influence not apparent; rich variety of idioms; no literal translation from English. Usually uses appropriate vocabulary with some variety; some errors in usage that do not affect the message; occasional appropriate use of Spanish idioms. Often uses inappropriate, or nonspecific vocabulary; lack of variety in word choice; avoids use of idioms; Englishinfluenced word choice. Uses only elementary vocabulary; creates non-existent words from English OR uses words in English; translates English idioms verbatim.
5 4 2-3 0
Punctuation, Spelling, and
Presentation _____ out of
Correct spelling (including accents) and punctuation; neatly typed with correct format as specified (MLA). Occasional mechanical errors. Frequent mechanical errors. English spelling and punctuation: no accents; mechanical errors in most sentences.
9-10 7-8 6 4-5
Reading and Referencing _____ out of 10 points Essay fully
supported by reference to relevant up to date material. Accurate Clear evidence of wide and relevant reading. Accurate use of Harvard referencing technique Effective use of key reading. Accurate use of Harvard referencing system Some use of very limited reading, although fairly superficial.
Inaccurate use of
use of Harvard referencing technique. Harvard referencing system
Total _____ out of 50 points
Final Weight _____ out of 15 points
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