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Module Title: Managing People Module Code: 5BUS1037
Assignment Format & Maximum Word count INDIVIDUAL Essay maximum 2,000 words Assignment Weighting: 70%
Coursework Submission: Time: 21.00 pm
Date:Friday6th November 2020
Method: Oneelectronic submission
Coursework return Date returned to students: 4th December 2020
Module leaders Kerry McKay& Will Atkinson First marker  
Internal Moderator Approved
Date:
Module Board name  
External Examiner Approved
Date:
Module Board date  

 

Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding tested in this assignment:
·         The contribution people make to organisational success;

·         The main strategic approaches to people management and the links to business strategies;

·         The role of people management in organisations – including the line manager’s role;

·         The scope of people management activities/practices outlining the key characteristics and contemporary debates associated with each HR activity.

·         The challenges associated with managing people in organisations.

 

Learning Outcomes: Skills and Attributes tested in this assignment:
·         Compare and contrast theories and models associated with people management and its related activities with practice;

·         Apply knowledge to actual issues in organisations and make relevant recommendations;

·         Structure written work appropriately in order to communicate HRM analysis effectively;

·         Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing

 

Transformational Opportunities
·         Developing independent research and academic writing skills

·         Opportunity for reflective learning from Assignment 1

Feedback /Marking criteria for this Assignment
Performance will be assessed using HBS Grading Criteria and Mark scheme.
Guidance for improvement will be given in writing on the Assessment Feedback Form or on the StudyNet Feedback Form within 4 weeks of submission.

Please note under new regulations any late submissions are capped at minus 10% for each day/part day that they are late. For each day up to five days after the published deadline, coursework submitted late (including deferred coursework, but with the exception of referred coursework) will have the numeric grade reduced by 10 points until or unless the numeric grade reaches or is 40 (UG).
Plagiarism offences will receive standard penalties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detailed Brief for Individual/Group Assessment
Assignment Title: Individual Essay

Description of the assignment:

This is an individual word processed essay of 2000 words (plus a Reference list set out using the Harvard referencing system) on the following question:

 

CHOOSE BETWEEN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ESSAY TITLES :

 

Research evidence suggests that the psychological contract (the PC) of Generation Y will be based on a different set of needs and expectations from other employees. Critically explore the role of the psychological contract and discuss how organisations can respond to these changing expectations.

 

OR

 

Examine a range of alternative methods of involving employees in decision making and discuss the benefits and challenges that these might present for an organisation.

In this essay it is expected that you demonstrate your understanding of the topic and critically explore the different perspectives required for the essay you have chosen.  Further information on hints and tips to help you complete this essay will be given in the lecture.

 

 

Further guidance:

·         Start the essay by introducing what you will explore in more detail later in the body of the essay

·         Then provide a clear discussion about thetopic.

·         Draw on literature and organisational examples to explore ways organisations respond to these topics

·         You must attach a reference list to your essay using the Harvard Referencing system.

Mark scheme:

 

  Weighting
Presentation and Structure  

20%

Harvard Referencing & Research
Content and findings  

80%

 

Business Application
Analysis
Total 100%

 

 

Student Support and Guidance

·         For further help, contact your module leader in their drop-in hours or by email.

·         Use the Grading Criteria in your Programme Handbook and mark scheme to help improve your work.

·         Go to CASE workshops, use the CASE website and drop-in hours www.studynet.herts.ac.uk/go/CASE/

·         Academic English for Business support is available through daily drop-ins from the CASE office.  See the CASE workshop timetable on the CASE main website page for details.

·         Some tutors allow students to test their work using Turnitin.  Guidance on submission to Turnitin via StudyNet can be found by using the following link. http://www.studynet1.herts.ac.uk/ptl/common/asu.nsf/resource+library/TURNITIN+FOR+STUDENTS+2016+USER+GUIDE.pdf/$FILE/TURNITIN+FOR+STUDENTS+2016+USER+GUIDE.pdf

 

Managing People 5BUS1037 Assignment  – Marking Criteria and Feedback Sheet

 

 

STUDENT NAME AND ID NUMBER:

ESSAY Presentation & structure.

Clarity and cohesion

Use of Harvard Referencing Content: Definitions/context/ coverage of topic. Range and mix of sources used. Application of theories and academic models Analysis and evaluation
90-100

 

Outstanding

Outstanding –Presentation & essay structure, with flowing paragraphs.

Articulate & fluent academic writing style

No grammatical / spelling errors.

Focused introduction and conclusions

Outstanding – Standard of referencing within text & consistent use of Harvard referencing system.

Accuracy of in-text references & full details shown in Reference list.

 

Outstanding – Exploration of topic showing excellent knowledge & understanding through the use of appropriate research.

Impressive choice and range of appropriate sources.

Outstanding –

High level discussion of and integration of relevant theories and models

 

Outstanding – Level of discussion,

analysis and  critical evaluation

Highly developed and focused work.

80-90

 

             Excellent

Excellent –Presentation & essay structure, with flowing paragraphs.

Articulate & fluent academic writing style

No grammatical / spelling errors.

Focused introduction and conclusions

Excellent – Standard of referencing within text & consistent use of Harvard referencing system.

Accuracy of in-text references & full details shown in Reference list.

 

Excellent – Exploration of topic showing excellent knowledge & understanding through the use of appropriate research.

Impressive choice and range of appropriate sources.

Excellent –

High level discussion of and integration of relevant theories and models

 

Excellent – Level of discussion,

analysis and  critical evaluation

Highly developed and focused work.

70-79

 

Very Good

Very Good presentation & essay structure, with flowing paragraphs.

Fluent academic writing style.

Very few grammatical errors & spelling mistakes.

Clear introduction and conclusions

Very Good standard of referencing within text & consistent use of Harvard referencing system.

Accuracy of in-text references & full details shown in Reference list.

Very Good level of knowledge & understanding demonstrated.

Covers most relevant points & issues.

Few errors / omissions in content.

Wide range and mix of sources used.

Very Good reference to theories and models shows knowledge and understanding through application.

 

 

Very Good level of discussion, analysis

and critical evaluation with a few

ideas/points which could benefit

from further development.

60-69

 

Good

Good presentation & essay structure, with flowing paragraphs.

Fluent academic writing style.

Very few grammatical errors & spelling mistakes.

Clear introduction and conclusions

Good standard of referencing within text & consistent use of Harvard referencing system.

Accuracy of in-text references & full details shown in Reference list.

Good level of knowledge & understanding demonstrated.

Covers most relevant points & issues.

Few errors / omissions in content.

Wide range and mix of sources used.

Good reference to theories and models shows knowledge and understanding through application.

 

 

Good level of discussion, analysis

and critical evaluation with a few

ideas/points which could benefit

from further development.

50-59

 

Clear Pass

Clear presentation & essay structure with paragraphing and introduction and conclusions.

Writing is mainly clear but some spelling &/ or grammatical errors.

Clear standard of referencing within text & consistent use of Harvard referencing system.

Accuracy of in-text references & full details shown in Reference list.

Clear grasp of the topic & some of its implications presented.

Knowledge & understanding is demonstrated.

Minor errors / omissions in content

Mix and range of sources could be extended.

Clear effort made to add breadth and depth through the integration of theories and models. Clear level of discussion, analysis and

critical evaluation but more ideas/points

could be addressed /developed further.

40-49

 

Marginal Pass

Satisfactory… Basic essay structure.

Not always written clearly & has grammatical & / or spelling errors.

 

Satisfactory… Basic referencing within text & consistent use of Harvard referencing system.

Accuracy of in-text references & full details shown in Reference list.

Satisfactory… Content / level of knowledge of the topic.  Addresses part of the task. Some errors / omissions in content. May benefit from further research through the use of a wider range and mix of sources. Satisfactory. Limited integration of theories and models into the essay showing little application.

.

Satisfactory… Basic evidence of discussion

plus analysis and critical evaluation with

fuller development of discussion.

30-39

 

Marginal Fail

Weak… Essay format, limited or poor structure.

Muddled work with many spelling & / or grammatical errors.

Must see CASE

 

Weak…Use of Harvard referencing system with errors & inconsistently applied. Limited referencing within the text.Limited accuracy of in-text references compared to those in the final Reference list.

Must see CASE

Weak… Limited content / knowledge. Limited or muddled understanding of the topic/question.

Limited range and mix of sources.

Weak…

Work needs to show better links between practical application & theory.

 

Weak… Limited evidence of discussion/

analysis and critical evaluation.

More discussion needed to interpret

findings.

20-29 or less

 

Clear Fail

Inadequate… Essay format & poor paragraphing / signposting.

Inappropriate writing style

Poorly written &/or poor spelling & grammar.        Must see CASE

Inadequate…  Use of Harvard referencing with many errors &/or inconsistencies.

 

Must see CASE

Inadequate… Lacking in relevant content/ knowledge. Content irrelevant / inaccurate. Very limited range and mix of sources which are mainly inappropriate.

Must see CASE

Inadequate… No effort made to integrate reference to theories and models.

Must see CASE

Inadequate…inadequate level of discussion/analysis and critical evaluation. Descriptive.

Must see CASE

1-19

Little or Nothing of Merit

Nothing of merit…  Poorly written work, lacking structure,.

Many inaccuracies in spelling & grammar.          Must see CASE

Nothing of merit… No or little attempt to use the recommended Harvard referencing system

Must see CASE

Nothing of merit…  Unsatisfactory level of knowledge demonstrated.

Content used irrelevant / not appropriate/ to the topic. Does not meet the learning outcomes.

Must see CASE

Nothing of merit…  No evidence of academic theories/models.

Must see CASE

Nothing of merit…  Unsatisfactory level of discussion/analysis/critical evaluation &/or reflection

Must see CASE

Overall feedback comments::

Definitions:-

 

 

 

Current context with some facts and figures:-

 

 

 

Discussion of relevant theory/model :-

 

 

 

Company examples of practice:-

 

 

 

Analysis of benefits and drawbacks (a balanced discussion):-

 

 

 

Use of range and mix of sources (around 20 have been recommended):-

 

 

Overall comments:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module Tutor Name:                                                                  Date:                                                 Mark:

 

Internal Moderator Comments:                                               Date:                                                 Mark:

 

 

 

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