5HRF Managing And Coordinating The Human Resources Function Assessment Answer

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Candidate Assessment Activity

Title of unit/sManaging and Co-ordinating the Human Resources Function
Unit No/s5HRF
Credit value6
Assessment method(s)Written responses to questions
Learning outcomes:
  1. Understand the purpose and key objectives of the HR function in contemporary organisations.
  2. Understand how HR objectives are delivered in different organisations.
  3. Understand how the HR function can be evaluated in terms of value added and organisation performance.
  4. Understand the relationship between organisational performance and effective HR management and development.
Assessment brief/activity
Your CEO is considering outsourcing the HR function in your organisation. You have been tasked with highlighting the value of the HR function to the business. You are required to provide written answers to the questions below.
Analyse how the HR function varies between organisations. Include a comparison of HR delivery in different sectors and organisations of different sizes.
Question 2

a) Provide three examples of organisational objectives that the HR function is responsible for delivering and briefly explain how these have evolved over time.
b) HR objectives can be delivered in many ways. Explain two significant methods.
Evaluate the business case for managing HR in a professional, ethical and just manner.
Question 4

Provide a short description of at least two major theories of change management.
Briefly describe an example of change in the organisation and apply one of the theories, including some evaluation of the process, outcome and 
Question 5

You are planning to produce an evidential report highlighting the HR function’s contribution to
organisation success and development. Provide a brief summary of the criteria and organisational data
that could be included and how it would be analysed.

Question 6
  1. Read the article provided: It identifies and evaluates research evidence linking HR practices with positive organisational outcomes. Briefly summarise the findings and evaluate its validity, reliability and persuasiveness
  2. Explain how high-performance working and investment in human capital can impact on organisational success and performance. Does the article support this?
Evidence to be produced/required
Written answers for each of the six activities of 4000 words +/- 10%
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).

5HRF Learning OutcomesAssessment Criteria
1. Understand the purpose and key objectives of the HR function in contemporary organisations.
  1. Summarise the organisational objectives that the HR function is responsible for delivering and how these are evolving in contemporary organisations.
  2. Explain the major theories of effective change management and how these are implemented and evaluated.
  3. Evaluate the business case for managing HR in a professional, ethical and just manner.
2. Understand how HR objectives are delivered in different organisations.
  1. Explain the different ways in which HR objectives can be delivered in organisations.
  2. Analyse how the HR function varies between organisations in different
sectors and of different sizes.
3. Understand how the HR function can be evaluated in terms of value 
added and organisation performance.
3.1 Discuss the main criteria and methods used to evaluate the contribution of the HR function.
4. Understand the relationship between organisational performance and effective HR management and development.
  1. Identify and evaluate research evidence linking HR practices with positive organisational outcomes.
  2. Explain how high-performance working and investment in human capital impact on organisational practice.

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