CIPD Assessment Activity
|Title of unit/s||Using Information in Human Resources|
|Assessment method||Report to senior managers|
|Workplace health and well-being has risen sharply up the public policy agenda over||Criteria|
|the past decade with Government initiatives, campaigns and funding, local authority|
|well-being projects encouraging businesses to take on the employee health and well-|
|being agenda. This has been accompanied by growing recognition of the positive link|
|between employee well-being and long-term organisational health. The CIPD is|
|embarking on a long-term project on employee health and well-being and thinks that|
|HR has a vital role to play in creating healthier workplaces.|
|Identify an area of HR practice related health and well-being. Compile a report for your own organisation’s senior managers (or for another organisation you are familiar with or been involved with) setting out the case for the organisation adopting||2.1|
|the concept of employee health and wellbeing in relation to your topic.|
|Your report should include:|
|a.A brief introduction|
|b.A critical review of at least four different information sources relevant to health||2.2|
|and well-being relevant to your topic area. Your review should draw out|
|similarities and differences between the sources. You may also consider the|
|reliability and validity of the sources.|
|c.Draw meaningful conclusions from your review.||3.1|
|d.Make recommendations for improvements in practice for your chosen organisation and provide an implementation plan for the recommendations.||3.1|
|To pass, candidates should provide a written business report for senior managers and provide answers to activity two of approximately 2600 words which reflects the guidance given below.|
The title page and any appendices are excluded from the word count.
Candidates 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).
|Activity 1||Activity 1|
|4.1||Candidates must show their understanding of what a business report to managers is and not create an essay or an academic narrative. The business report should follow a structured report format:|
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