Case study Part 2 -Foundations of human resources management You are required to review the case and respond to the questions included in the case. You are expected to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of relevant HRM concepts in your response. In order to develop students’ knowledge and skills, this course employs a ‘fourfold’ approach to learning: concrete situations, reflection, analysis and action. The aim of this assessment is to help you develop your critical thinking skills. Case study analysis provides you the opportunity to enhance your understanding of HRM concepts by applying them to realistic contexts.Assignment objectives: Demonstrate knowledge of the main activities of HR practitioners in carrying out operational HRM functionsIdentify appropriate and effective techniques for use in specific operational HRM situations WORD LIMIT –Case study Part 2 – 1,750 words (+ or – 10% is acceptable) Use your words well, write clearly and concisely but provide comprehensive responses to the questions.The word limit does NOT include the reference list.REFERENCING REQUIREMENTSThe course material (e.g., your textbook, lectures, e-readings) will develop your knowledge of HR concepts. However, the cutting-edge debate on each HR topic is to be found mainly (but not always) in the most recent academic literature. This is why your case study response needs to include a minimum number of credible references in order to pass-Case Study Part 2 – Minimum 10 references, include at least 6 refereed HR and Management journal articles and 4 other credible sources of information.We will be discussing credibility of sources in Week One tutorials/online discussions.Use UniSA Harvard Referencing Style both in-text and in the Reference List at the end of the assignment. The Library has information on referencing styles.The cited refereed human resource and management journal articles MUST be sourced from one or more of the following journals:Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management ReviewAdministrative Science QuarterlyInternational Journal of Human Resource ManagementAsia Pacific Journal of Human ResourcesHuman Resource ManagementHuman RelationsHuman Resource Management ReviewIndustrial and Labor Relations ReviewJournal of Applied PsychologyJournal of ManagementJournal of Organizational BehaviorStrategic Management JournalJournal of Industrial RelationsJournal of Vocational BehaviorIndustrial Relations JournalLabour and IndustryOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision ProcessesPersonnel PsychologyPersonnel ReviewHarvard Business ReviewOther credible sources may include practitioner journals such as Australian Financial Review, Economic Times, AHRI magazine, Time Magazine etc.The case Study will be provided on the course Learnonline website (lol) under the ‘Assessments’ Tab.PREPARING FOR THE CASE STUDYOnline activities are designed to assist you to develop skills needed to provide a comprehensive case study response. These skills include critical analysis of real- world situations to identify HRM issues; finding solutions drawing on relevant HRM concepts and your own experience; and supporting your suggested solutions with relevant academic literature. The case study requires you to have read all the course material relevant to the topics related to the case. This assessment cannot be rushed; managing your time is very important. This is a major piece of assessment. It is worth 50% of your final grade and this will greatly influence your success in this course. Visit the course Learnonline website for a comprehensive set of library resources to assist you in making a high-quality response.Assessment Feedback Form is available via course Learnonline website, under ‘Assessments’ Tab. It is an excellent resource to ensure your assignment meets all the required assessment criteria. You will note that the use of relevant HRM concepts in finding solutions and supporting your answers with relevant scholarly literature can lead to a higher grade. You will be rewarded for succinct logical arguments that reflect your engagement with the HRM concepts, clarity of your writing, correct referencing, and appropriateness of references.Assignment RubricsFeedback form includes marking Rubrics at the bottom of the document. It is a useful resource to evaluate the quality of your own work.Recommended approach to case study assignment:Step 1: Read the case, access and review relevant information from the company websites (specifically those included in the case study reference list). Read the questions carefully.Step 2: Analyse the case to identify HRM issues and HR concepts that are relevant to each question.Step 3: Reflect (critically think about the case study questions and the HR concept/s the case study raises) as well as what your own arguments might be when answering the questions. Refer to the Assessment Feedback Form at this stage to familiarise yourself with how your response will be assessed.Step 4: Search university library databases for HR and management scholarly literature to support your arguments. You are also encouraged to use your own work experience to illustrate the points you make.Step 5: Prepare your own creative solutions to case study questions. Ensure that you have supported your responses with relevant scholarly literature, and other credible sources.FORMATTING YOUR SUBMISSIONAssignment MUST be submitted in MS Word format. (No PDFs and JPEGs)TITLE PAGE: Academic Integrity Disclaimer Please copy, sign and paste the Academic Integrity Disclaimer (below) on the front page of your assignment- “I have downloaded, read, understood UniSA materials online about the UniSA Harvard referencing and Academic Integrity. I understand that this means that I cannot at a later date suggest that I was ignorant of referencing and academic integrity expectations associated with this assignment. I understand that it is the duty of the marker to refer any concerns to the Academic Integrity Officer for further investigation.”(Typing your name or inserting electronic signatures will be deemed as signed)(A copy of the Disclaimer in Word document can be found under Assessments tab on the course lol website)Followed by- Assignment title, course name, study period and due date.On each page, insert a footer that includes your name, your student ID and the page number.Use Times New Roman/ Arial, 12 font and 1.5 spacing CASE STUDY RESPONSESYour case study response should include the following sections:1. Introduction: A brief introduction (no more than 100 words for Part 1 and no more than 200 words for Part 2) that summarises the HRM issues highlighted in the case.2. Detailed responses to each question included in the case: Start each response with the numbered question as the heading. Ensure each response is separated from others. Provide a detailed response to each question. Support your arguments drawing on relevant academic literature.3. Wordcount: Insert actual total wordcount at the end of your assignment, before the reference list.4. References: Your response should be accompanied by a full reference list (not part of the word limit). See information above in relation to the minimum number of references required for each part of the case study. Reference list and in-text references must comply with Harvard (UniSA) Referencing Style.5. Submit your case study response through the LearnOnline system.
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