Required Length:2500 words (+10%)
Format: Essay-style format in a Word document
Marks Allocated: 40% total
This assessment is an individual assessment and it is about developing an understanding of the critical theories and concepts of HRM and four key areas – Culture, Diversity Management, International Performance Management and Training and Development. You need to research each of the four areas and analyse and critically evaluate the literature.

Read the detailed assignment instructions and assessment criteria (below) carefully, and follow the structure outlined.

Instructions for Assessment 2

Carefully read the case study.

Using the information provided in the case study as an example, summarise the critical theories and concepts of Organisational HRM. You need to analyse and critically evaluate the literature on all four of the areas covered:

Culture;
Training and Development
International Performance Management; and
Diversity Management;
Set out your essay using the following structure, using sub-headings as required:

Introduction
Diversity Management and Culture
International Performance Management, Training and Development
Conclusion and Recommendation(s) or Solution(s)
Research and Referencing
Make sure you write your essay using third-person language, and support your essay with a minimum of 15 contemporary (ie. beyond 2008) refereed journal articles – do not cite web pages.

All sections will be included in calculating the final mark.

Read through the marking criteria (assessment rubric) carefully before starting your essay.

Recommended Journals

The list below includes relevant academic journals, which can provide a useful starting point for your research for your assessment activities. This list is not exhaustive – you may find other sources which are also relevant and credible.

You will need to use your La Trobe University student log in details to access some of these journals.

The International Journal of Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management Review
Human Resource Management Journal
Journal of Management Studies
Journal of Management
International Journal of Business and Social Science

minimum 15 references. all after 2008.

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