‘If HRM is to contribute to the effectiveness of organisations, it needs to be strategic, and HR strategy needs to be integrated with business strategy.’ Discuss.
You should start by becoming familiar with the discussion in chapter 1 of the textbook, especially from pages 25-40. This reading will give you a basic idea of the issues to be discussed in the question.
Then undertake additional reading on the issues. One way is to follow up some of the material referred to in the footnotes in the pages of the text listed above. The full details of the footnotes can be found at the end of the chapter.
You can also use the Fed Uni library search engine to find other academic references. A useful way to do this is to type some of the keywords from the question into the search box on the library website.
Please write in normal essay style. Avoid the use of sub-headings; instead introduce new material through the use of an introductory sentence, and conclude each section with a summary sentence that also links to the next section of the essay.
Research and referencing requirements:
You MUST include a minimum of 4-6 academic references in your research. Academic references are those which have been peer reviewed for quality assurance. These include articles from academic journals and academic textbooks from reputable publishers.
It is always best to use the library database, or the references from the textbook, to choose your material. Wikipedia is not peer reviewed, and many other internet sources similarly are not peer reviewed and cannot be verified. This is why you should only use the library database or references from the textbook (which you can search using the library database).
Referencing must be in APA format. In-text citations must be included, as well as a full reference list at the end of the essay.
Essays are due on the Friday of Week 5.
Essays must be uploaded to the submission link on the course’s Moodle site. There is no hard copy submission.