The coursework element of module assessment consists of an individual assignment researching a range of contemporary issues in performance and reward management strategy. The assignment thus requires learners to relate academic theory, frameworks, and models to a contemporary organizational context which constitutes a valuable development opportunity for learners. The assessment is supported by formative feedback in tutorials.
To assess students’ understanding of the concepts involved in performance management and how these are applied in practice.
You are required to research and analyze relevant academic literature concerning one of the topics below. You must present a comprehensive fully referenced academic research paper on this area. The use of substantial secondary research is required to achieve an optimal understanding of your research topic. In short, a comprehensive critical literature review and a full assessment of the area must be evident.
1. Evaluating the effectiveness of performance management
2. Analyzing and assessing Performance
3. The importance of providing meaningful feedback
4. The value of coaching in today’s workplace
5. The future of Performance management
Critically analyze your chosen topic above in the context of an organization (using your current employer, previous employer or case study from the literature) and appraise its contribution/potential contribution to the strategic human resource management function within that organization. (2500 words)