Securing Higher Grades Costing Your Pocket? Book Your Coursework Help at The Lowest Price Now!

  • +1-617-874-1011 (US)
  • +44-117-230-1145 (UK)
Online Customer Service

MM439 Strategic Human Resource Management Assignment 2

Assignment 2

This assessment task is compulsory.

Assessment Task:

Workplace Analysis

Value (Weight):


Word Length:

2000 words ± 10%

Learning Outcome(s):


Assignment Instructions

Take the role of Chief Human Resources Officer for your organisation. Describe this year's business strategy and objectives, key organisational demographics, and relevant aspects of organisational structure and processes.

From your knowledge of the business and the workforce, identify the most significant or important job for future business success. Include a competency profile for the critical job. Provide a justification for your selection, illustrating the link to your organisation's current business strategy.

Using methods of job analysis and job design, critically review the current position description of the critical job. Based on your review, as CHRO, what recommendations would you make to enhance the position description? Include a justification for your recommendations.

Using the UNE Library, find one article from a peer-reviewed academic journal, relating to job analysis, work design, or skills/competencies. Summarise one key finding of this article and discuss the implications for the critical job you selected. Remember to incorporate relevant theory and concepts from this unit in your analysis.

Assignment Resources

Review the Assignment 2 Resources page for additional resources such as templates and guides.

Join Assignment 2 Zoom to learn more about Assignment 2 and ask all your questions.

Assignment Guidelines

This assignment is compulsory to submit.

Failure to submit by the due date results in a penalty deduction of 5 percentage points per day or partial day, according to UNE's Assessment Guideline.

You should master Topics 1–6, before attempting this assignment.

You may or may not have the formal role of CHRO in your organisation today. For the purpose of this assignment, you should imagine you are the CHRO.

If you are between employment, you can use your former organisation for this assignment. Or, you can select an Australian organisation with a prominent media profile (e.g. Telstra, Qantas, Westpac) for this assignment, leveraging publicly available information to write your critical analysis and justifications.

When selecting an article for this assignment, you need to find one new article from the UNE Library. You may (and should) incorporate knowledge and concepts from prescribed readings in the Reading List, but you still need one additional article.

Formatting Guidelines

An abstract, introduction, and conclusion are not required.

Use Australian spelling and grammatical conventions in your assignment.

Remain within the allocated word count range. Headings, references, the reference list, cover page, and appendices do not form part of the word count.

You may provide a copy of the current position description, if available, as an appendix.

You may choose to provide additional supplementary material in an appendix, but do not use this as a means of providing vital information specific to answering the question. Material in appendices is not reviewed when allocating marks for this assignment.

Use APA Seventh Edition style of referencing for citations in the body of your assignment. Consult the Academic Skills Office's

APA reference guide for examples and guidance. Provide a reference list at the end of the assignment, using APA Seventh Edition style.

Assessment Criteria

Marking Criteria


Organisational context


Significant or important job. Competency profile. Justifications.


Critical review of position description. Recommendations. Justifications.


Academic article. Summary of findings. Implications for organisation.


Quality of presentation & referencing




Critical and Conceptual Analysis

Use this scale for:

Organisational context

Significant or important job, competency profile, justifications.

Critical review of position description, recommendations, justifications.

Academic article, findings, implications.

This criteria refers to the breadth and depth of concepts/theories covered relevant to addressing the question; your ability to link relevant concepts throughout your discussion; the ability to apply concepts to the given situation; and the use of relevant examples to illustrate concepts. The following table explains the standards required for this criteria:


Explanation of criteria




Extremely thorough coverage of relevant theory/concepts to address all aspects of the question; excellent application of appropriate concepts; excellent illustration of arguments/concepts with relevant examples; excellent links between relevant arguments/concepts.



Very good conceptual coverage and clear discussion; one or two unclear arguments or conceptual areas missing; some arguments not always well illustrated with appropriate examples; some linking of relevant arguments/concepts.

Credit (65-


Good coverage of concepts, but a number of key gaps or some aspects of the question not addressed; concepts not always well explained or illustrated appropriately in relation to addressing the question; limited links made between relevant arguments/concepts; arguments not always fully developed.

Pass (50-64)

Just adequate; limited coverage of relevant theories/concepts; very little analytical use of concepts or linking of relevant concepts; most arguments not well illustrated (i.e. too much reliance on simply discussing theory without sufficient illustration).

Fail (<50)

Extremely poor response; failed to include relevant theories/concepts; failed to address all aspects of the question; failed to illustrate theory/concepts with appropriate examples; incorrect use of appropriate concepts.

Quality of Presentation

Quality of presentation/expression refers to a high level of academic/professional writing, a well structured, well written, and an appropriately referenced response. The following table demonstrates the standard required for this criteria:


Explanation of criteria




Extremely high level of academic/professional writing: address all aspects of the question; well structured; clearly written arguments; excellent integration of references; at least three appropriate references used; limited use of direct quoting; correct referencing style; no typos, spelling or grammatical errors.



Very good writing style and integration of relevant references; most arguments expressed well; only minor errors in referencing and spelling/grammar.

Credit (65-


Writing style good, but arguments not always clearly expressed or referenced appropriately; too much direct quoting at times rather than paraphrasing of relevant theory; some errors in referencing and spelling/grammar.

Pass (50-


Basic structure with numerous flaws in presentation, arguments often not well explained or supported by references; extensive direct quoting; numerous typos/grammatical errors.

Fail (<50)

Extremely poor structure; most or all arguments poorly expressed/explained; little or no appropriate referencing; numerous spelling and grammatical errors; failure to follow assignment guidelines in relation to presentation and structure.

Want answer for this Assignment
Tap to Chat
Get Instant Assignment Help
Tap to Chat
Get Instant Assignment Help