Understand key contemporary labour market trends and their significance for workforce planning.
Be able to undertake talent planning and recruitment activities Understand how to maximise employee retention Know how to manage dismissal, redundancy and retirement effectively and lawfully.
You are required to provide written responses to each of the following six questions. Beneath each question you will see the Assessment Criteria which that question relates to:
Your organisation is based in two different countries (the UK and another country of your choice). Write a short account which briefly assesses the labour market trends in each country. In your account, briefly explain the significance of tight and loose labour market conditions and how organisations position themselves strategically in competitive labour markets. (Assessment Criteria 1.1, 1.2, 1.3)Question 2
Give a brief description of the role of government, employers and trade unions in ensuring future skills needs are met. (Assessment Criteria 1.4)Question 3
Briefly describe the main principles of effective workforce planning and give some examples of any tools that may be used for this. (Assessment Criteria 2.1) Question 4
Give a brief account of HR’s role in each of the following: developing basic succession and career development plans contributing to plans for downsizing an organisation contributing to the development of job descriptions, person specifications and competency frameworks. (Assessment Criteria 2.2, 2.3, 2.4)Question 5
Explain some of the main legal requirements in relation to recruitment and selection and briefly assess the strengths and weaknesses of at least two different methods of recruitment and selection. Go on to explain briefly why people leave or remain with organisations and provide a brief summary of some of the costs associated with dysfunctional employee turnover. Provide a brief assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of at least two different approaches to retaining talent. (Assessment Criteria 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2)Question 6
Provide a brief summary of the advice you would provide to your organisation on good and lawful practice for managing dismissal, retirement and redundancies. (Assessment Criteria 4.1)Evidence to be Produced
Answers to each of the six questions of approximately, 3300 words in total (divided appropriately across the questions).
You should relate academic concepts, theories and professional practice to the way organisations operate, in a critical and informed way, and with reference to key texts, articles and other publications and by using organisational examples for illustration.
All reference sources should be acknowledged correctly and a bibliography provided where appropriate (these should be excluded from the word count).
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