BSBHRM513 Manage Workforce Planning Assessment Answer

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Manage workforce planning


Unit code, name and release number

BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning (Release 1)

Qualification/Course code, name and release number

BSB50618 Diploma of Human Resources Management (Release 3)

Specific task instructions

 Assignment Activities

There are Two  parts to this assessment

Part A is a Scenario. Read the scenario and respond.

Part B is a Project.  Research the requirements and create your project response.

Don't worry if you have never occupied a HR role. Use your text, do on­ line research and talk to your teacher. The Appendices may contain examples of documents that you can use as guides on what to prepare for your submission. If not, examples can be found in the resource section of the Learning Management System, in your text, on-line or from yourTeacher.

The assessment assumes you have access to examples of relevant workplace documentation and resources, eg. Business plans, systems or policies. Look for these in your workplace or on-line, but if unable to do so access the following web site to view examples. Talon Textile Fasteners is a simulated organisation.

Use the appropriate software program to develop your documents or files. You must upload your document in the required format. Do not compress the document(s) when uploading it/them for assessment. They must be uploaded as individual files.

 Part A - Scenario l


You work in the field of Events Management and your team has extensive experience in managing projects in this area. There is a regular pattern of events that you have managed over the past three years and this year was shaping up to be fairly routine with three major events planned for the year ahead. You are happy that your team with its current level of resources can manage these events effectively. However, your manager has just informed you that your company has won the contract to manage key components of the inaugural Australian Garden Show later this year.

The Garden Show is a prestigious contract to win and the company is keen to make sure that the event is managed without any problems. It is a big event and will be staged near the CBD in the Botanical Gardens. Up to 50 thousand people are expected to attend over a 3-day period. While you are satisfied that you have experienced staff who could take on this new project, they are all tied up with current projects.

The contract that your company has won is primarily to provide the infrastructure for the Garden Show, i.e. ticketing, temporary exhibits (marquees), crowd management, portable toilets, waste management, security, power and lighting, vehicle access for deliveries and set up, etc.

The business is very excited about winning this potentially lucrative contract and if completed successfully expects that it will lead to more business of this size and nature.

For the purposes of making this scenario work for you, it is suggested that you usesome initiative in deciding how you might manage this. There is flexibility in how you approach things like your budget, timeline and how you find and use new and existing staff.

Part A-Task

You discuss with your manager the concerns you have with resourcing the project and he/she asks you to provide a report that needs to include the following:

An analysis of your current workforce, including demographics, skill levels, etc.

 l. An analysis of labour supply trend factors that mayaffect your workforce supply.

 2. The steps in your workforce planning process.

3.A projection of future skills and staffing requirements for this project. Explain briefly how you reached your numerical conclusions.

4.Likely sources of labour, e.g. Recruitment agencies, Casual/ Temp agencies, Using and/or training up existing staff, etc.

5.Develop a broad draft budget, based on c) and d), for the manager to consider.

6.Potential industrial issues or other problems in workforce supply and contingency plans that will overcome these problems.

 7. How you intend to monitor and review business strategies to meet or accommodate future workforce needs if as expected the business expands.

It is recommended that the format of your report begin with a summary of the situation then address key points in sub-heading format.

Part B - Project

In this part of the assessment, you are required to answer a set of five questions which include a demonstration of skill and a PowerPoint presentation.

You are to ensure that all elements of the task are addressed.


The following information was published on the website for Bluescope Steel Limited 

ABN 16 ooo 011 058 

We are a multinational business with a multicultural workforce

At Bluescope, our success comes from our people. We choose to treat each other with trust and respect.

We understand that the range of perspectives that result from having a diverse and inclusive workplace will strengthen BlueScope's capability for continued and sustained business success.

We know that a talented and capable workforce is a competitive advantage. 

To build on this advantage we will strive to hire, develop, promote and retain the most qualified people available at all levels - people who reflect the diversity of our customers, markets and the communities in which we operate. This is Our Diversity Commitment.

On their website you can download BlueScope's Diversity Policy.

From their website you can also view and download BlueScope's Workplace Profile 2017-2018 (Australia).

Part B - Tasks

You have assumed the role of the company's newly appointed HR manager for Bluescope Steel. You have been asked by the CEO to undertake the following tasks.

Part B - Task 1

Undertake background research into labour trends in the manufacturing industry in Australia. In order to place the current issues in perspective, write a brief report (a minimum of 300-400 words) for Bluescope Steel's management on what these trends may mean for the short and medium term in planning their workforce needs. Identify any Government policies or industrial relations issues that may either assist or hinder the business, particularly in the supply and demand for labour. Ensure you cite your sources of information.

Note: Check the Student Resources file to find links to current government research and policies.

Part B - Task 2

Explain the process you would use to develop a plan to address the immediate  HR issues.

Part B - Task 3

Assume that at one time Bluescope Steel's had been an employer of choice in their industry and had no trouble attracting talent, but you have found that staff turnover is increasing and there are rising levels of dissatisfaction about pay and other matters.

In terms of retention, assume that your research has indicated that all current employees are receiving the industry average wage packet. More talented employees have not been paid above the industry average and almost 50% of employees noted that they did not see themselves working at Bluescope Steel's for more than 12 months. Also assume that the research shows members of staff indicated their main discontent is lack of recognition and professional development, and the female workers almost universally expressed concern at what they felt was gender discrimination in access to promotional opportunities.

Develop and write a proposal for management (500-800 words) to consider that summarises the situation and addresses the problems identified above. Make recommendations on how the company can overcome the problems and return to it status of being an employer of choice.

Part B - Task 4

Assume that after receiving your reports and recommendations on the current situation the CEO has met with you, endorsed your proposal, but explained the companies long- term forecasts/ strategies and has advised you, in confidence, that more changes are likely to follow which will likely result in redundancies. In this regard he/she wants you to talk about your report at the next management meeting, but also make a presentation on change management as it would relate to your recommendations and future changes that are likely to impact on the employment and security of employees.

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation (no more than 5-6 slides) on how the business and the management team in particular need to manage these future changes. Importantly you also need to show how you propose to evaluate the effectiveness of the change. The CEO wants you to explain how you intend to survey the climate of the organisation after the changes to gauge employee satisfaction levels.

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