Business justification for managing HR in a professional, ethical

01 Provide a brief business justification for managing HR in a professional, ethical and just manner (AC1.3) (approx 100 words)

02 Explain how these have evolved/are evolving in contemporary organisations. (AC1.2) (approx 200 words)

03 Give examples of the main organisational objectives that the HR function is responsible for delivering (AC1.1) (approx 200 words)

04 Give brief summary of two different ways HR objectives can be delivered in organisations. (AC2.1) (approx 250 words)

05 Analyses how the HR function varies between organisations in different sectors and of different sizes. (AC2.2) You should examine three of the following types of organisation. 1. A public authority (Government Sector) 2. A national private company 3. An SME 4. A voluntary (Third Sector) organisation (approx 250 words)

06 Discuss the main criteria and methods used to evaluate the contribution of the HR function (AC3.1) Your response should consider (briefly) the following: 1. HR metrics used to evaluate HR function contribution 2. SLA’s and KPI’s 3. Staff surveys 4. Benchmarking with other organisations 5. Return on Investment (ROI) 6. How a ‘balanced scorecard and/or ‘HR dashboard’ might be used to present HR metrics (approx 500 words)
07 With reference to the article you have accessed from Online Services, what are the key messages from the report? (AC4.1) (approx 150 words)

08 How convincing do you think these findings are and why? (AC4.1) (approx 150 words)

09 From your understanding of the findings in the report, how can high performance working and investment in people impact on organisational performance? (AC4.2) (approx 200 words)
10 Please also comment on how you will transfer the new knowledge and skills gained during this assignment into working practices. You may also use this reflection for your CPD. (approx 200 words)
11 You should also include at least one reference in each section of the report from up to date and relevant sources in order to support your findings

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As an experienced HR Manager, you have been asked to produce a discussion paper to be delivered in support of a seminar at a Leadership Development Forum. The seminar is entitled ‘HR’s contribution to organisational performance.’ In order to facilitate discussion in the right direction, your paper should cover the following 2 key areas:

  1. BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
    How business performance can be evaluated using ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ indicators. (AC3.1) (approx 500 words)
  2. Examples of how HR contributes to business planning and change management with some examples to illustrate HR’s key role. (AC3.1) (approx 500 words)
  3. BUSINESS DATA
    An explanation of how different sources of business and contextual data can be assessed and used for planning purposes e.g. internal information within the organisation including HR metrics and industry information such as trends in HR, competitive information and government information. (AC3.2) (approx 1000 words)
  4. Please also comment on how you will transfer the new knowledge and skills gained during this assignment into working practices. You may also use this reflection for your CPD. (approx 200 words)
    You should also include 3-5 references from up to date and relevant sources in order to support your findings.

Part A (AC1.1) (950 words)


In this part of the report you are required to do two things.
You are required to conduct research and produce a report on the role and contribution of the HR professional within organisations and how the CIPD’s Profession Map helps to define this.
You should then produce a report of approximately 750 words to cover the following points:


1.An evaluation of what it means to be an HR professional in the contemporary and emerging business environment. (AC1.1) (approx 200 words)
2.The range of knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HR professionals and stating why these are important (use the terminology from the CIPD Profession Map and illustrate with examples as appropriate). (AC1.1) (approx 350 words)

3.How the CIPD Profession Map is used to define and evaluate what HR professional do. (AC1.1) (approx 200 words)

4.In addition to the above, in a short paragraph, briefly describe how you will transfer the new knowledge and skills gained during this assignment into working practices. (approx 200 words)
You should also include 3-5 references from up to date and relevant sources in order to support your findings.

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Part B (AC3.1)


Using the CIPD Profession Map (My CPD Map) available at www.cipd.co.uk/learn/cpd/map
undertake a self-assessment of your current knowledge, skills and behaviours as an HR professional. Your self-assessment should:
• Focus on a ‘Professional Area’ applicable to your role, or one that interests you e.g. one in which you would like to develop your career. These must be Areas from the Profession Map.
• Include the two ‘Core’ Areas – ‘Insights, strategies and solutions’ and ‘Leading HR’
Your completed self-assessment will be used to produce your CPD Plan (Part C), which will be based on the development needs identified.


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Your completed ‘My CPD’ self-assessment report front screen shot should be saved as a picture and then ‘uploaded’ into the box below. (AC3.1)
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Part C (A.C.3.2 & 3.3) (Approximately 250 words for self-assessment summary and about 500 words for CPD Plan and Record)


You are required to apply the techniques of Continuous Professional Development. You need to:


1.Provide a summary of your ‘My CPD’ self-assessment in approximately 250 words in the box below – for example, key development identified, any surprises, how useful you found the exercise (approx 250 words)

2.
• Produce a CPD Plan to meet personal development objectives, including, but not limited to, those based on your ‘MY CPD’ self-assessment (3.2) using the plan found on your Home Page on Online Services. Your Plan should be future-focussed.

• Produce a CPD Record in which you reflect on your learning from Module One (3.3) using the record found on your Home Page on Online Services. Your Record should be historic.

Part D (AC 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3) (1,450 words)


Describe the elements of group dynamics and conflict resolution methods, and provide evidence of your ability to perform efficiently and effectively as an HR professional. Section 2 must be based on a recent or current project (large or small) which you have led – or in which you have taken a leading role, or been part of the project team.


  1. GROUP DYNAMICS
    Describe the elements of Group Dynamics and why it is important to understand this from an HR perspective. You should make reference to a model of group processes explaining how this may be used to identify and manage group dynamics. (AC1.2) (approx 400 words)
  2. Explain how conflict might arise within a group setting – provide 2 examples, and suggest ways of overcoming these. (AC1.2) (approx 225 words)
  3. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    Provide evidence of your use of project management skills e.g. objective-setting, defining deliverables, identifying resources, setting timelines, project costing, risk management, monitoring and success evaluation. (AC2.1) (approx 200 words)
  4. Provide evidence of your problem solving skills during the course of the project – how you identified a particular problem, and then identified and evaluated alternatives. (AC2.2) (approx 125 words)
  5. Explain how you successfully influenced, persuaded and negotiated with others in the course of that project (or other related activity), e.g. using your analytical skills, risk assessment, appraisal of options, etc. (AC2.3) (approx 300 words)
  6. You should also include 3-5 references from up to date and relevant sources in order to support your findings.
  7. Write in a short paragraph, briefly describe how you will transfer the new knowledge and skills gained during this assignment into working practices. You may also use this reflection for your CPD. (approx 200 words)

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS