Assessment and Feedback Details
Assessment Task One Due Date % SILOs Assessed
Assessment Task 1: Individual Written Report/Essay (1,300 words) Sunday 5th April 2020 at 11.55pm 30 1,2,3,4,5
This assessment is submitted through the Turnitin link available on LMS. The file should be labelled in the following way: MGT3HRD_Submitter'sSurname_Submitter'slD.docx (for example, MGT3HRD_ Smith_1234567.docx).
Grading Criteria and Feedback
Please see grading criteria on page 14
Description of Task
The purpose of this assignment is to conduct an environmental scan to identify, analyze, and communicate trend or issue of relevance to Human Resource Development.
Your task is to:
1. Select TWO recent*, relevant, related articles from the HRD literature. One of the articles should be from an academic journal.
2. Read and analyse the articles.
3. Write a report/essay that addresses the following:
a) Explain the issue or trend addressed in the articles by briefly summarizing the key information presented in each article.
b) Explain why you believe the issue/trend is significant to the practice of HRD, and describe what impact you think it will have on the practice of HRD in organisations.
c) Make two recommendations for action you believe an HR manager or HR/HRD professional should follow to deal with the issue or trend. Explain and support your recommendations.
* by recent, consider articles published from 2010 to the current day.
Your paper should have the following sections:
• An introduction
• A paragraph or two on the analysis of the issue/trend discovered in the articles
• A section on the significance of the issue/trend to the domain of HRD and discuss the impact on practice of HRD in organisations
• A section on two recommendations for action to overcome the issue/trend with evidence and examples to support your recommendations
• A conclusion
• A reference list
You need to use the APA or Harvard Referencing System.
It is recommended that you consider the following publications to identify relevant articles: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Planning, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Development, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Management Learning.
Length: The total length of the assignment is a maximum of 1,300 words (+/-10%) (Reference list and title page are excluded from the word count)
Weighting: 30% of your total mark.
Due date: Sunday 5th April 2020 at 11.55pm
Submission: Submit via the LMS. Hard copies are NOT required
Format: The document should be written as clear, concise essay/report. It is important that your essay/report has a logical flow and good structure, makes use of relevant subheadings where appropriate, and that you write using coherent, integrated text, avoiding grammatical and spelling mistakes. For reading (and marking) ease please use a 12-point Calibri font with 1.5x spacing.
The grading rubric that will be used to assess and grade your individual essay is found on page 14 of this document. Students are advised to consult the grading rubric before commencing their assessment piece.
Assessment Task 1: Individual Written Report/Essay (30%)
Criteria Excellent (80-100%) Very Good (70-79%) Good (60-69%) Acceptable (50-59%) Unacceptable ( 50%)
Demonstrated knowledge of HRD (Identification of issue) (40% of total mark) Highly relevant HRD issue are identified and explained with evidence and examples. No errors in reasoning, accuracy or relevance. Relevant HRD issue are identified and explained. Very few and minor errors in reasoning, accuracy or relevance. HRD issue are adequately described. May include some minor errors in reasoning, accuracy or relevance. HRD issue are described. May have some minor or a few major errors in reasoning, accuracy or relevance. Does not describe HRD issue, or is mostly inaccurate or irrelevant.
Critical application of theories/concepts learnt (impact and recommendations including evidence and examples) (40% of total mark) Excellent, logical and relevant application of HRD issue through impact and
recommendations. Argument is strongly supported by relevant and specific
examples. Very good, logical and relevant application of HRD issue through impact and recommendations. Argument is well supported by relevant and specific examples. Good relevant application of HRD issue through impact and
Argument is supported by relevant and specific examples. Solid application.
Examples included but require improvement. Basic or underdeveloped application. Examples are disjointed or incorrectly stated.
Structure, organisation, writing
(10% of total mark) Sequence and structure are logical and easy to follow; excellent overall organisation. Excellent grammar and spelling. Sequence and structure are logical and easy to follow; good overall organisation. Very good grammar and spelling. Structured well enough to make sense; could be better organised and more tightly focused upon the topic, may lack focus, engagement or summary. Good grammar and spelling. Mostly coherent
organisation; may have some sections where difficult to follow reasoning. Could be more clearly and logically organised.
Some grammar and spelling errors. Lacks coherent organisation and structure. Describes disconnected bits of information or many direct quotes. Poor spelling and grammar.
References (10% of total mark) Excellent use of relevant and appropriate sources of literature. Correct referencing used throughout. Very good use of relevant and appropriate sources of literature. Correct referencing. Good use of relevant and appropriate sources of literature. Correct
referencing. Acceptable use of relevant sources of literature. Mostly
correct referencing. Few if any literature sources included and poor