Critically evaluate the practices

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Assessment 3- Project/Report

Submission information

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This assignment accounts for 50% of the assessment in this unit


Week 12


Week 12


Hard copy to your lecturer in class , Softcopy via Turnitin (Only the mainreport)



Written Report with Appendices. 3800-4000 words (excluding appendices).

Select an organisation of your choice that you are able to gain access to. This assignment brings together all your learning across the unit and is designed for you to use as a resource for future reference. As a group of 2-3 or individually prepare a report (addressed to the CEO or equivalent) in which you critically evaluate the organisation’s attraction, selection, orientation and retention practices.You must evaluate the organisation’s current practices by comparing their practices with good practice as articulated by expert commentators in contemporary scholarly literature.

Areas to cover must include:

Job analysis (including job descriptions and personspecifications)

The process and implementation of attractingapplicants

The selection process (including the development of selection criteria, short-listingdocumentation, interview or other assessment documentation, scoring methods, decision making approach);

Appointment (including documentation) &Rejection (includingdocumentation)

Legal compliance

Orientation andsocialisation

Strategies to ensure the employees are retained in theorganisation

In your report for the CEO critically evaluate the practices that are currently used in each of the above areas. Include clear recommendations (for each of these areas). Ensure the report has well researched justifications for these recommendations.

In your appendices (should not exceed 30 pages in total) include sample documents (e.g. sample advertisements, policies, procedures, job descriptions, interview templates etc.) and your revised and enhanced versions where appropriate.

Where you recommend no changes to current practices this should be supported with clear justifications.

Please consult at least 15 academic and relevant journal articles as references for this report.

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Report Marking Criteria



Job Analysis: (JA quality, analysis of existing practices, discussion of process and rationale, depth of commentary on the JD and PS and the copies included as appendices, level of theoretical and practical understanding demonstrated, references to literature)


Attraction: (Development of comprehensive recruitment strategy, proposal / rationales for sources of recruitment and who conducts, considers diversity, sample strategy content included, realistic job preview considered, sample advertisement of a high standard, level of theoretical and practical understanding demonstrated, references to literature)


Selection: (Analysis of existing practices, comprehensive selection process developed, depth of rationale for initial screening and shortlisting, Selection tools described in detail with quality samples included in appendices, rationale for selection devices, validity and reliability appropriately considered, appropriate decision making rationale, level of theoretical and practical understanding demonstrated, references to literature)


Appointment and Rejection (Analysis of existing practices, quality and appropriateness of process to be adopted, justifications, clear strategies, consider various approaches, level of theoretical and practical understanding demonstrated, references to literature)


Legal Framework: (Discrimination, privacy, industrial relations, spent convictions, specific acts, state and federal legislation, common law, contract law, clarity of discussion on how these areas will be ensured during the process, level of theoretical and practical understanding demonstrated, references toliterature)


Orientation and Socialisation: (Quality and appropriateness of process to be adopted, justifications, clear strategies targeted at each of induction, orientation & socialisation. Clearly understands the differences, appreciation of various approaches, level of theoretical and practical understanding demonstrated, references to literature)


Retention: (Clear understanding of retention, analysis of existing practices, recommendations for ensuring retention in the future, innovative retention strategies, references to literature)


Academic Standard: (Standard of APA referencing (in text and end text), appropriate report structure, spelling, grammar, word limit adhered to, font, font size, line spacing, executive summary, introduction, conclusion, etc.)




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Final Copy

Presentation: Reports should be well presented, set out with an easy to read style and clear diagrams, figures and tables. You must decide whether to number paragraphs or not depending on how this will help the presentation. Your report should be referenced correctly.

The final copy of your assignment (in accordance with a report format) should contain:

Cover page

Executive Summary

Table of Contents (on a separatepage)


The main body with headings to delineate the sections



List of References (on a separate page)


Cover Page: Needs to indicate, topic, your name and student number, the title of the unit, the name of your lecturer, and the due date.

Executive summary: This should contain the aim of the report, a brief background summary, brief details of the investigation or research, the major findings or key issues arising, and any recommendations if these are appropriate.

Remember this may be the only part of the report that is read if the busy executive for whom it is intended is not impressed by the content. It should also make it easy for the same busy executive to decide which part of the report to look for in the Table of Contents if they do not have time to read it all.

Table of Contents:The table of contents should clearly show the key headings of the report and indicate the number of the page on which these headings appear. You may also like to include a list of tables and figures.

Introduction: The introduction outlines for the reader, the direction you intend to pursue. It should describe the main purpose of your report; describe the approach to be taken, and why the topic is important. Any interpretations or definitions may also be included in this section. The introduction should be concise and avoid any detailed discussion.

Main body: This should be logical well thought out discussion of the major concepts and issues. Your discussion should be divided into major headings and sub-headings based on the required tasks. It is important that you outline the organisation’s current practices and then critically evaluate the practices in relation to the literature. A good report will contain reference to a number of sources and you must acknowledge the source of all information, not just that which is directly quoted.

Recommendation: List your recommendations clearly. Provide a concise list of your recommendations here and not your justifications. Your justifications should form part of your discussion. An alternative to listing your recommendations is to have you recommendation for each task clearly labelled as ‘recommendation’(s) at the end of each task (i.e. not amalgamated with the discussion).

Conclusion: This should draw together the main points you have made in your discussion. You may indicate areas of uncertainty, and the implications for management but should not introduce new material.

List of References: All references cited in the body of your report should be listed in full at the end of the report. You should not have any reference in your reference list which is not included in the text of the report. Referencing should be in accordance with the University Referencing Guide.