Purpose : The purpose of this assignment is to provide students with an opportunity to develop their understanding of human resource management concepts and practices.

Assignment Task

Part A – Overview

Purpose : The purpose of this assignment is to provide students with an opportunity to develop their understanding of human resource management concepts and practices. The assignment aims to assess the student’s ability to analyse job requirements, develop selection criteria and design an effective recruitment and selection plan for one of three target roles. By completing this assignment, students can enhance their knowledge and skills related to recruitment and selection processes, which are essential for managing human resources in organizations.

Understanding these processes will assist students in their future job applications and when recruiting staff in their future management roles.

Knowledge : Through this assignment, students can gain valuable knowledge related to recruitment and selection practices, which are essential for effective human resource management. Students will:

Learn about the importance of job analysis and job descriptions in developing effective selectionDevelop knowledge related to various recruitment methods and strategies, such as advertising, interviewing, psychometric assessment and employee referrals.Gain insight into decision making strategies for selection and Skills : Students will apply various skills to complete the task successfully. Students will develop:Research skills to identify the job requirements, target audience, and analyse the job market to create an effective recruitment plan.Analytical skills to select recruitment and selection techniques and strategies and determine their likely impact on organizational performance.Critical thinking skills to identify potential biases and design selection criteria that are fair, transparent and aligned with organizational goals.Communication skills to present their findings and recommendations clearly and

Part B – Target roles, 2024 S1

The position will be a low volume or specialised role or position, of high value to the organisation, with few qualified potential applicants, although there may be a large number of applicants who are not qualified. Like the options for the literature review, you must select one of the following for this assignment, not necessarily the same as

Early childhood teachers: Support the development and education of young children, such as in preschools, childcare centres, early intervention services, or community programs.Occupational therapist: Help individuals of all ages overcome challenges and develop the skills needed for daily living, e.g., in hospitals and rehabilitation centres, schools, paediatric clinics, mental health facilities or community-based programs.Video game OR gamification developer: Who create interactive and engaging experiences for IT users, such as in video game studios, educational institutions, corporate training and development, advertising and marketing agencies, or technology and software companies.

Part C – The task: Report guidelines

Imagine you are an HR consultant working with a client, or an HR manager within the organisation. Your task is to develop a plan that demonstrates your understanding of strategic and operational recruitment and selection issues within a business context. You are to develop a start-to-finish plan for the recruitment and selection process that you recommend be implemented for the next time this role is to be recruited by this organisation.

Each of the above roles varies widely depending on the specific context, so you need to describe exactly what you want from THIS role in THIS organisation. You are to invent a fictitious organisation and describe the specific role in that organisation. You may base your work on something you have experienced, read or heard about, and you may call or interview others to help you better understand the role. You are not required to consider the remuneration, compensation or potential industrial relations implications of this role, as many students will not have studied these.

Your report is to include each of the following parts, with their suggested word count:

Part D – Internet, AI use and policy

The primary source for this assignment is your prescribed textbook, lectures and tutorial discussions. To save time on some elements, however, you are encouraged to use the internet, Google and/or artificial intelligence (AI) to help create this report. Some AI tools are good summaries and their conversational tone makes them easy to read, which will assist your learning. However, they are not always accurate, complete or appropriate for a particular context, perspective or level of analysis. This assignment challenges you to be better than the AI tools available to you. You are expected to build on and improve upon AI’s responses, to ensure your report is precisely tailored to the context you have described. Students who use AI (e.g., ChatGPT) to assist their learning in this assignment must recognise and acknowledge AI’s limits including:

First, take the perspective that you cannot trust anything AI gives you. Assume any number or fact is wrong unless you either know the answer or can check it with another You are responsible for any errors or omissions. That means you need to confirm any advice you use from AI.Second, and outside the word count for this assignment, you must acknowledge your use of AI by including a paragraph at the end of this assignment explaining what you used the AI to search for, generate or produce, and what specific prompts you used to get the results:Keep annotated records of PDFs of the actual academic papers/reports/other sources on which you’ve based your work.Keep evidence of your working timeline for the assessment (e.g. a history through Google docs).Third, if you use AI then you must include AI citations and/or references as usual at the end of your Failure to appropriately cite your use of AI is a violation of academic honesty policies.

Part E – Length, writing and presentation style, citations and referencing:

Length : The maximum report length is 2,000 words, plus your job description and advertisement but excluding any references if you use them. Include your word count at end of report. The report has ten parts:The guidelines suggest 1800 of the 2000 word count across 8 parts of the assignment to give you a sense of how much we expect you to write. You can vary the word count to suit what is important in your role.The job description and advertisement (Parts 2, 6) that have standard business formats are NOT included in your total word count, as most will be pro-forma copied from external sources and only adapted for this assignment.

Part F – Due dates, late submissions and special consideration

Due : The report is to be submitted electronically through Turnitin by midnight on the Sunday of Week 12 but may be submitted earlier. Because all the information you require is available from the first day of this unit, it is unlikely an extension will be granted for this assignment. Students are strongly advised to commence work on this assignment early in the You can resubmit your assignment until the due date if you are not happy with your similarity score or wish to revise your report. Include your revised version number in the filename.Late Submission : Unless an application for Special Consideration has been submitted and approved, a 5% penalty (of the total possible mark) will be applied each day a written assessment is not submitted , up until the 7th day (including weekends). After the 7th day, a grade of ‘0’ will be awarded even if the assessment is submitted. Submission time for all written assessments is set at 55pm. A 1-hour grace period is provided to students who experience a technical concern.Special Consideration : To request an extension on the due date/time for a timed or non-timed assessment task, you must submit a Special Consideration application within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time. An application for Special Consideration does not guarantee approval. The approved extension date for a student becomes the new due date for that Late submission penalties above then apply as of the new due date.

Part G- Turnitin submission

Turnitin : Reports will be marked electronically. Students must submit an electronic copy of the report to the university’s plagiarism checking software, Turnitin. Title your document with your surname and student number, e.g., Smith20062007. Turnitin can be found on the subject’s iLearn website under “Assignments”. Note: In the submitted copy to Turnitin, please DO include your references. Turnitin currently accepts MS Word(xxx.doc) format. (i.e. not PDF, PowerPoint, etc). Turnitin will check your assignment against over a billion internet articles, academic articles and previously submitted assignments in order to identify cases which should be checked for plagiarism.

Note that the penalties for plagiarism can be severe and a case of plagiarism which is detected by other means will still be brought, even if the Turnitin program fails to detect it. You must ensure that you submit only your own work, with all sources properly acknowledged.

You can resubmit your assignment until the due date if you are not happy with your similarity Include your revised version number in the name of your submission.

Part H – Grade Descriptors (Standards)

From the Assessment Policy Grade Range Status Description of the standard:

High Distinction (HD) 85-100 Provides consistent evidence of deep and critical understanding in relation to the learning outcomes. There is substantial originality, insight or creativity in identifying, generating and communicating competing arguments, perspectives or problem-solving approaches; critical evaluation of problems, their solutions and their implications; creativity in application.Distinction (D) 75-84 Provides evidence of integration and evaluation of critical ideas, principles and theories, distinctive insight and ability in applying relevant skills and concepts in relation to learning There is demonstration of frequent originality or creativity in defining and analysing issues or problems and providing solutions; and the use of means of communication and the audience.Credit (CR) 65-74 Provides evidence of learning that goes beyond replication of content knowledge or skills relevant to the learning outcomes. There is demonstration of substantial understanding of fundamental concepts in the field of study and the ability to apply these concepts in a variety of contexts; convincing argumentation with appropriate coherent justification; communication of ideas fluently and clearly in terms of the conventions of the discipline.Pass (P) 50-64 Provides sufficient evidence of the achievement of learning There is demonstration of a certain level of understanding and application of fundamental concepts of the course; routine argumentation with acceptable justification; communication of information and ideas adequately in terms of the conventions the discipline. The learning attainment is considered satisfactory or adequate or competent or capable in relation to the specified outcomes.Fail 0-49 Does not provide evidence of attainment of learning outcomes. There is missing or partial or superficial or faulty understanding and application of the fundamental concepts in the discipline; missing, undeveloped, inappropriate or confusing argumentation; incomplete, confusing or lacking communication of ideas in ways that give little attention to the conventions of the discipline.