Human Resource Management

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Human Resource Management and competitive advantage

Essay Question (100 marks, 1000 words)

Using the human resource department for recruitment, training, development and retaining employees can give any organization a competitive advantage. Some organizations became very successful in their markets by establishing an employee centered culture.

Discuss how HRM activities enable organizations to become more competitive in their markets. Use an example of a well known organization that had been successful. In your essay make sure to cover the following main points:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Training and development
  • Reward structure and motivation
  • Retention

General instructions for students:

Cut-off date: Check LMS

Plagiarism: It’s imperative that you write your answer using your own words. Plagiarism will be penalized depending on its severity and according to AOU plagiarism policy.

Format:  you are expected to write your answer in an essay format: introduction, body paragraph(s) and a conclusion. Failing to do so could result in the deduction of up to 4 marks from your total TMA mark.

Word count: your answer is expected to be within the specified word count range. Not adhering to specified word count could result in the deduction of up to 4 marks of your total TMA mark.

Referencing:  You are expected to use the Harvard referencing style for in-text referencing and list of reference at the end. Failing to do so could result in the deduction of up to 4 marks of your total TMA mark.

E-library:  You are expected to use E-library sources to support your answers. A minimum of 3 sources is required. Failing to do so could result in the deduction of up to 4 marks of your total TMA mark.