Level 5 Diploma in Business & Management People Management
Unit level 5, Credit value: 15
You are completing a placement year, as part of your undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management and have secured a placement at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). You work in the Research section, which provides information on all aspects of HR. During your placement you will also have to undertake several assignments for your academic institution.
Task 1 – Meeting with your line manager
As part of your induction to the placement, your line manager wants to ensure that you have a firm understanding of how structure, culture and other factors impact on people in organisations. He also wants you to understand the differences between managing individuals and managing teams. 01+-0
He has invited you to a meeting to discuss the topics below. Meeting Preparation
In preparation for this meeting you have decided to produce a file which addresses each of the topics listed below. You will discuss this with him at the meeting. The contents of the file may be used to provide information to new staff, so it is important that it is written in an appropriate style. Your file must include:
At the meeting you have a very interesting discussion about how structure, culture, and other factors such as organisational policies and procedures can influence the strategies used to manage staff effectively. You also discuss some of the differences between managing an individual and managing a team. Your discussion draws on live examples from you and your line manager. Following the meeting, your line manager asks you to send him a paper by email consolidating your learning from the discussion. In the email you should:
For a Merit you also need to:
For a Distinction you also need to:
Task 2 – Preparation of an article for the CIPD website
Following a successful meeting and on completion of your introductory period your line manager has been very impressed with your work so far.
He has asked you to submit a draft article for the CIPD website. The purpose of this article is to help CIPD members understand how to develop individuals and teams. Your article should include case studies of business leaders and organisations and should cover the following points:
For a Merit, your article should also include:
For a Distinction you should also provide:
Task 3 – Case study for assessment for your undergraduate degree
As part of the interim assessment of the work placement, your academic institution has asked you to produce an assignment that uses an organisational case study to demonstrate your ability to review people management strategies in an organisation. You can base your assignment on a case study of any organisation that you are familiar with and where you can access to the relevant information.
The case study should:
Guidelines for the Assignment Structure
The following are guidelines for the correct presentation of your assignment:
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