Project report on Diversity Management
Completing this assignment will help you achieve the following learning outcome/s and ECU Graduate Attributes:
1. develop HRM responses to contemporary social, legal and economic developments;
2. appraise literature and theories on selected HRM topics and issues;
3. present their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and
4. apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate judgement and problem solving of contemporary HRM issues.
· Ability to communicate
· Critical appraisal skills
Before starting this assignment, you should have conducted background reading relevant to the unit and to the topic and, as a minimum, attended the seminars to date and completed the required reading for each week.
You will write a synopsis (summary) of the cu
ent Human Resource Management (HRM) academic research on a contemporary HRM topic (see topics below). This segment of the assignment will be worth 40%. The synopsis must not exceed 3000 words (excluding executive summary) and should be in the required format, see later in this plan. The assignment should identify key themes and issues and be structured accordingly on the recent research on your chosen topic. You should create your synopsis as a report, that is, you should include a cover page, index, headings and subheadings and clear Introduction, Main Body and Conclusion sections. You must include at least 15 relevant academic references (since the year 2008).
It must include all in text and end text reference citations as per the APA guidelines
On-line scholarly journals from reputable databases must be consulted. Information from freely available webpages is not always reputable and will not be accepted as source documents. It is important to make sure that you access RECENT material relevant to HR practice in the cu
Note: Assignment submitted for this unit must NOT previously been submitted for assessment in this unit and/or any other unit or course. A mark of zero shall be awarded if the assignment has been submitted previously in this unit and/or any other unit or course.”
Marks will be allocated on the basis of critical thinking and development of argument, written expression, structure, content, and referencing.
The following is a suggested report format. There are various formats in use by organisations and authors must adopt a format suitable for the purpose of the report. A report of a research project, for example, would include such sections as Methodology.
Presentation: Reports should be well presented, set out with an easy to read style and clear diagrams, figures and tables. You must decide whether to number paragraphs or not depending on how this will help the presentation. Your report should be referenced co
A title page: Include: subject or title of report, identifying information about the author, the name of the person for whom the report has been prepared, the date of submission, (and in the case of a University assignment the details of the tutor, tutorial group, your student number and the Unit details.)
Executive summary: This should contain the aim of the report, a
ief background summary,
ief details of the investigation or research, the major findings or key issues arising, and any recommendations if these are appropriate.
Remember this may be the only part of the report that is read if the busy executive for whom it is intended is not impressed by the content. It should also make it easy for the same busy executive to decide which part of the report to look for in the Table of Contents if they do not have time to read it all.
A table of contents: The table of contents should clearly show the key headings of the report and indicate the number of the page on which these headings appear. You may also like to include a list of tables and figures.
An introduction: In a report your introduction needs to identify the purpose of the report and the terms of reference or framework in which you are working. This should set the scene by discussing the significance of the area under investigation. It should also map out the remainder of the report for the reader.
The main body with relevant headings and sub-headings identifying the key themes, issues and topics and discussion of each of these. If the purpose of the report is to present a review of the literature for the consideration of the reader then it might contain a discussion of the differing views presented in the literature on the topic followed by an analysis or evaluation of these. If the purpose of the report is to recommend action the discussion might cover an analysis of the cu
ent situation in the organisation along with the review of the literature on that topic, followed by recommendations that logically arise from the discussion. Headings should be kept simple and the content should be able to be read without these. YOUR REPORT SHOULD BE REFERENCED TO SUPPORT YOUR ARGUMENTS AND ANALYSIS.
A conclusion: The conclusion should be in your words and must pull together the key points and identify future directions (i.e. ‘where to from here’). It should not introduce new material.
A reference list: in the University prefe