Students are required to write a 3000 word academic essay and are expected to draw upon research evidence and theory from scholarly journal articles. Details of two options for this assignment are below.
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You are expected to research and report individually on:
- a) How to manage the implementation of a significant organizational change. (the organization is relocating from Sydney to Geelong and needs to shed 25% of its existing workforce of 120 staff)
- b) How to contribute to enterprise bargaining as a key management representative on the bargaining team.
You essay must demonstrate both:
- 1) Comprehension of HR research or theories demonstrating that you have confidence with the academic material, knowledge and skills at a post- graduate level; and
- 2) Ability to apply your new learning in an applied and relevant way in the workplace.
Your report may need to cover the roles of generalist operational managers, any specialist HR managers as well as having regard to any legal, strategic and operational issues. You can demonstrate who takes on various roles to ensure that the HR issues are managed effectively and efficiently, although your responsibility is that of an operational manager (i.e. not an HR specialist).