Effective Management of Human Resources

Assessment Information

This assignment is designed to assess learning outcomes:

Assessment Information

This assignment is designed to assess learning outcomes:

The student should be able to:

  • Understand issues associated with HRM and the activities that are associated with the implementation of HRM.
  • Evaluate the way HRM is applied in practice by line managers
  • With the aid of understanding different approaches to HRM, analyse HR situations and be able to develop appropriate responses.
  • Evaluate the extent to which HRM models/frameworks can inform the development of best practices

This assignment is an individual portfolio assignment and requires you to write a report on the following tasks.  The assignment is in two components as outlined below:

Component 1:

You are required to produce and write a portfolio totalling 3,500 words (+/- 10%).  For the portfolio you are to write on six seminar activities of the eight activities you undertake in class.  Write these up, analyse and evaluate each topic drawing on relevant academic literature, and include appropriate references in the Coventry University Harvard format.

The topics are:

  • Human resource planning
  • The role of the Line Manager
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training and Development
  • Performance and Appraisal
  • Reward Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Managing Redundancy


For each seminar activity you should write an approximately equal amount.

Component 2:

Write a ‘Personal Reflection’, reflecting on your own experience on the process of working in your seminar groups during the seminars and what you have learnt.


Your reflection should be written in the first person, and should be no more than 500 words in total.  This is part of your overall 4,000 word count.

Criteria for Assessment

Understanding of the topics and activities    45%

Application of theories and models 45%

Presentation and referencing 10%

Word Count

The word count is 4,000 +/- 10%


There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark (after internal moderation) for work exceeding the word limit by 10% or more.

The word limit includes quotations and citations, but excludes the references list.









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