Strategic Resource Management

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Unit 7.3   Strategic Resource Management 

Level 7    15 Credits


For this assignment you will need to complete four activities which focus on the areas listed below:


  • Human resource management
  • Management of physical resources
  • Marketing
  • Information systems


You should complete all four activities using an organisation with which you are familiar and/or where you have access to the relevant information for the purposes of the research.   Alternatively the individual tasks may be completed using different organisations.Where appropriate you may interview relevant staff and use the evidence to complete the tasks.  In preparation for completing this assignment you need to investigate possible options and identify the organisation(s) you intend to use.You may wish to discuss your choices with your tutor before embarking on the work. 


Activity 1: Human Resource Management (HRM) 


Produce a document which demonstrates your understanding of the role of HRM in supporting business strategy and shows how to develop human resources in organisations.


The document should include

  • A consideration of the objectives for your chosen organisation and an explanation of how HRM contributes to their achievement AC 1.1
  • A critical evaluation of the role of HRM in your chosen organization AC 1.2
  • An evaluation of the  recruitment and retention strategies of your chosen organization  AC 2.1
  • A critical assessment of the techniques used to develop employees in the organization AC 2.2. 
  • An evaluation of the contribution these techniques make to ensuring the engagement of employees AC, 2.3.
  • A systematic analysis of the effective strategies an HRM department must use to support the achievement of organisational strategy. AC 2.4

Finally as planning human resource requirements is important for the success of businesses you must also appraise the processes your chosen organisation uses AC 1.3



Activity 2: Management of physical resources


Create a table which identifies the chosen organisation’s objectives and shows the physical resources required to ensure achievement of each of these objectives.  Explain the resource management implications of the information in your table.  AC 3.1



Using the table above critically evaluate the role of physical resource management within the organisation and systematically appraise the processes that are used to plan the physical requirements of the organisation.  Your appraisal and evaluation must be supported with relevant theory and include recommendations where appropriate, to support and provide evidence for your work. AC 3.2, 3.3.

Activity 3: Marketing

In this section you must clearly show that you understand the role of marketing in supporting business strategy.  Produce a report on your chosen organization which:

  1. investigates how marketing activities contribute to achievement of organisational objectives in the organisation AC 4.1
  2. critically evaluates marketing operations in that organisation AC 4.2
  3. appraises the  processes  that the organisation  uses to develop its  markets

         AC 4.3.

 Activity 4: Information Systems Management (ISM)

For your chosen organisation investigate and report on how ISM contributes to the achievement of the objectives of this organisation.  In completing this investigation you must also critically evaluate the role ISM plays in the organisation AC 5.1, 5.2. 


Finally as planning the requirements and place of information systems is important for the success of businesses you must also appraise the processes your chosen organisation uses to plan its IS requirements AC 5.3

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