MODULE: PEOPLE MANAGEMENT – INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT
A. LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the established concepts and practices which shape the management of people in work organizations. 2. Communicate effectively information and arguments, principally in written form.
Choose ONE (1) of the following questions and write your answer in not more than 1,500 words.
This individual assignment represents 50% of the total marks for this module.
Question 1: Human Resource Management
Explain, by referring to relevant sources, the reason why Personnel Management has changed to Human Resource Management and how the functions and roles of Human Resource Department differ from Personnel Department.
Question 2: Financial Reward
Using relevant sources to support your answer, evaluate the effectiveness on the use of financial reward and the various pay schemes in motivating workers.
Question 3: Humour and Diversity in Work Groups
With reference to academic literatures and professional publications, examine to what extent diversity and humour affect the quality of group performance.
The assignment must adhere to standard academic documentation standards. (Failure to do so will result in loss of marks in the Format, Citations and References criterion.) You are to write the citations and references following the Harvard System. You are required to use Times New Roman as the font type and 12 pts as the font size. Vertical/line spacing is to be 1.5 line spacing.
You are required to provide page numbers to your pages.
You must use enough of your own words to convince that you understand what you are writing. Evidence of originality in your writing reflected by effort of paraphrasing and use of own personal expression in your individual analysis and evaluation. You should not submit a “copy and paste” work as you may only be awarded at most a PASS even though proper citations and referencing are given. You should on no account make reference to www.wikipedia.com, www.about.com or the likes as sources for your work. These websites can be useful to provide you with the definitions and the general ideas about the concepts and theories within the module but they are not acceptable to be inserted into your academic writing as references. You are encouraged but not limited to use Proquest (accessible at http://proquest.umi.com/login; obtain the login and password from the university-college librarians). Other recommended websites which you can refer to are:
Society of Human Resource Management, http://www.shrm.org.
You may include diagrams, figures, tables etc. without word penalty. If you are to present information in table format, ensure the information is presented briefly. You are not to write paragraphed information in the table in order to avoid word count. You must have at least 5 references from sources of authority (i.e. academic journals, academic websites, or textbooks). However, for students who wish to receive more marks in their assignment (which will go into the Knowledge and Understanding and Analysis and Evaluation criteria), they should strive to go beyond the minimal requirement by looking for more relevant and authoritative sources of information. You must ensure that your writing is clear and concise as quantity does not always guarantee quality. Therefore, you should not expect by writing more will enable to get a high mark unless the information is presented with clarity and relevance with high degree of analysis and evaluation. A sliding scale of penalties for excess length will be imposed according to the amount by which the limit has been exceeded. Your word count must be indicated on your cover page.
1,500 – 1,650 words
1,651 – 1,800 words
1,801 – 1,950 words
1,950 and above
Marks will be capped at a pass...
Citations: and references are presented in inconsistent format and are not written in adherence to the Harvard Referencing System.
References are not from the relevant sources of authority (e.g. such as students make reference to www.wikipedia.com)
Less than the minimal references are given showing lack of effort in doing research.
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