Project Based Assignment – Part 2 (Research Report)
Students are required to use literature on recruitment and selection processes, HRD strategy, leadership development and talent management including drawing upon the literature used in the Theory and Concept Submissions and their analysis of their case study organization (the Project-based assignment – part 1). Students are also required to address specific questions about their case study organization drawing on the research literature that are set out below.
The key focus of the second part of the project-based assignment is to focus on the opportunities for practice improvement in alignment and integration of leadership development and talent management in the case study organization.
The key to an effective research report like this assignment is to compliment the research literature provided on the Canvas site with a careful reading, analysis, and critique of other relevant additional research literature. Wherever possible students should link related research literature on the same topic/theme to support the argument they are advancing in the research report.
The research report should contain a clearly designatedIntroduction Section.This section should set the scene for the research report, defines key terms, sets out the central argument about the organization’s leadership and talent management processes and its workforce management challenges and the position being taken in relation to the potential for improvement in and integration of leadership development and talent management in the case study organization.
The research report should contain aBackground Sectionthat providesa synthesisof key points from their report on project-based assignment part one. This section should highlight the key features of the case study organization that are perceived to be important factors in shaping the ability of the case study organization to attract and retain high quality staff.
The report must contain aDiscussion Sectionshould address four specific questions:
- Discuss the research literature on how an organization can become an employer of choice and how this may effect an organization’s ability to attract and retain high quality employees (drawing upon the research literature)?
- Discuss the extent to which the case study organization is perceived to adopt a contemporary approach to attracting and retaining high quality employees including the extent to which recruitment and selection processes appear to reflect industry best practice (for example, see Commonwealth of Australia, 2015,Unlocking Potential If Not us, who? If not now, when?Australian Public Service Workforce Management Contestability Review), and whether the case study organization could be perceived as an employer of choice in its industry sector (drawing on the research literature)?
- Discuss the perceived benefits of effective alignment and integration of leadership development and talent management (drawing on the research literature)?
- Discuss the opportunity for practice improvement in relation to the case study organization’s alignment and integration of leadership development and talent management (drawing on the research literature)?
The report must contain aFindings and Conclusions Section.The findings address what was found from the research literature on leadership development and talent management, and the conclusions address why this is perceived to be significant for the organizational effectiveness of the case study organization?
The report must also contain aRecommendations Section. The Recommendation Section should be ‘action oriented’ and must addresses improvements in leadership development and talent management and what form any improvements might take? Such improvements must have the potential to have benefit for employers and employees. The recommendations must draw from and be consistent with theDiscussion Sectionand theFindings and Conclusions Sectionof the report.
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