HRMT20024 – Assessment 1 Presentation guidelines

Code : HRMT20024  

Subject :Assessment 1 Presentation guidelines 

The primary purpose of this assessment is for you to develop a critical understanding of future trends in HRM within the context of current academic literature. The second purpose is to develop your oral communication and presentation skills. Task Select a topic. On-campus students will nominate for a topic in class in Week 2. Only 3-4 presentations can be held each week, and the Lecturer will re-allocate students as required for an even distribution. Distance students should advise the course coordinator by email HRM topics are as follows: Week 4 HR planning Week 5 Recruitment and selection Week 6 Employee relations challenges Week 7 Managing diversity and work-life balance Week 8 Performance management Week 9 Learning, development and career management Week 10 Motivation, rewards and compensation Week 11 Employee turnover and retention Week 12 Evaluating and improving the HRM function

Select two articles for your presentation. Start gathering ideas for your topic with a review of a relevant textbook chapter and the references at the end of the chapter. Identify two (2) good quality journal articles from the CQU library databases and business press publications such as Harvard Business Review. The articles must have been published within the last five years. Critically analyse the chosen articles to identify a key theme for current research and thinking on your topic, rather than simply summarizing the articles.

Design your presentation. Creatively design your presentation with the aim to engage your class on the latest thinking research on your HRM topic. Presentation is to be a maximum of eight (8) minutes with a maximum of six (6) PowerPoint slides. For each article, you should communicate : the title, topic, objective of the research, method for the research, argument/findings, and Conclusion. Your presentation should also include a discussion of the contribution of both articles to the field. (Distance students record a voiceover on powerpoint) Upload your slides before the presentation. Your powerpoint slides should be uploaded before your presentation, to assist with prompt marking. You should also provide your lecturer/tutor with a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides including a separate page for the references. Referencing APA referencing. For more information, see : https://www.cqu.edu.au/?a=14033 Plagiarism Copy detection software (TurnitIn) is used in this course and work found in contravention of the copying and plagiarism rules will be investigated. Penalties apply in the case of proven instances of copying, plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Please check the following links to know more about TurnitIn: http://turnitin.com/en_us/training/student-training/viewing- originality-reports http://turnitin.com/en_us/training/student-training/about-originalitycheck TurnitIn is only a tool and judgement needs to be used when you view your Originality Report. TurnitIn does not make a judgement as to what is referenced properly, it highlights the nonoriginal material in a piece of work. You should use the similarity score as a guide only and must then check the originality report to determine whether or not changes need to be made to the assessment. Required Students must familiarise themselves with the following policies and procedures at http://policy.cqu.edu.au: Assessment of Coursework Policy; Assessment of Coursework Principles; Assessment of Coursework Procedures

Note: This is an illustration of the marking criteria that will be used in the Turnitin system. To see your marks on the criteria, open your assessment through Turnitin and click on the marking criteria button.The markers will provide feedback throughout your assessment in the ‘Grademark’ view in Turnitin. You can access this by clicking on the small blue pencil icon next to your assessment submission. While there is no set rule for what your similarity index should be, you should aim for a similarity score that is less than 20%. It is possible that you could have a higher level if you have a very long reference list though. The main thing to look out for is WHERE the similarity is being shown. If there is a high level of similarity found in the body of the assessment, you will probably lose marks for not presenting your own ideas. A high level of similarity in the body of your assessment may significantly affect your marks for each of the criteria, as marks are given based on original text and appropriately referenced text only. It is suggested that you reduce the use of direct quotes from other sources wherever possible. Markers will analyse the similarity score reported by Turnitin on a case by case basis.

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