Competitive and total rewards strategies

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Competitive and total rewards strategies

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Assessment Task 2:Group Presentation and Report

Competitive and total rewards strategies

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The following should be provided for each learning task:

  • A brief statement of the purpose of the task and how it relates to the key learning outcomes;

The purpose of this activity is to allow students the opportunity to work in groups to integrate learning in a practical way and to report findings accordingly.

  • A brief description of what students are being asked to do to fulfil the requirements for completion of the task;

Groups of 3 to 4 students will form in tutorials during week 4. The purpose of this activity is to allow students the opportunity to work in groups to integrate learning in a practical way and to report findings accordingly.

Using theories and concepts studied in this course critically analyse and evaluate the compensation, benefits and HRIS of two real organisations with which you are familiar using the set topic below. Students may elect to present one or two of these topics (eg, compensation only, or benefits and HRIS or other combinations of the three topics) if they are interested and if the material warrants a more exclusive focus.

Topic:Identify two companies—one that you believe pursues a lowest-cost strategy and another that pursues a differentiation strategy or similar. Relying on personal knowledge, company annual reports, articles in newspapers and business periodicals, or the internet, etc, discuss these companies’ competitive and total rewards strategies.

The presentation should contain a description of the organisations’ compensation, benefits and HRIS systems and structures. The compensation, benefits and HRIS initiatives undertaken in the very recent past should be described where possible.  An analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of current compensation, benefits and HRIS in meeting the requirements of the organisations should be undertaken.

The literature should be used to support your analysis including discussion of current organisational issues and influences (eg. collective bargaining processes; unionisation; globalisation; Workplace Relations Act; individual contracts) emerging from the organisation’s compensation, benefits and HRIS should be noted.  Include recommendations and suggestions for improvement of the organisation’s compensation, benefits and HRIS.

Presentations:     In tutorials during weeks 10, 11 & 12 (depending on tutorial size)

Time allocation:  30 minutes (maximum)

Report length:     2500-3500 words

Format:                Essay or Management Report

  • A clear statement of the criteria that will be used to grade the task;

See attached marking guide for detailed mark allocation.

  • A clear description of who will be the assessor (ie peer review, self-reflection, tutor, lecturer etc);

Lecturer or Tutor

  • A clear statement of the weighting of each criteria used in the judgement process of the task;

40% (Report = 30% & Presentation = 10%

  • An indication of the approximate amount of time students should devote to the task;

A suggested minimum of 25 to 30 hours study time per student outside class time.

  • Submission details relevant to the task (due date, method of submission etc)
  • As statement regarding how students will receive feedback and the process of returning the student work (where applicable);

Feedback and grades will be communicated via Moodle within three weeks of report submission.

Marking Guide – Assessment Task 2 (Group Presentation and Report)

Student Names:

Student Nos.:

Marking Criteria Very Poor Poor Satisfactory  Good Very good MARK
REPORT (20 Marks) 

·         interpreted the report instructions appropriately.

·         demonstrated an understanding of the necessary concepts/perspectives/theories of Compensation and HRM;

·         used sufficient and appropriate material from relevant and credible sources to effectively support the key points.

·         demonstrated the ability to critically reflect upon key ideas/issues/findings.

·         analysis of the concern experienced by the organisation;

·         evidence of appropriate reading and research skills to gather information, including a wide range of sources;

·         evidence of interpretation and analysis of data (information from the organisation and your reading);

·         appropriateness of recommendations; and

·         correct presentation, including citation of sources, and clarity of expression.

/30
Comments:
PRESENTATION – STRUCTURE (5 Marks)

·         the introduction clearly outlines the  focus, with supporting PowerPoint.

·         the body of the presentation is well structured, with coherent and logical development of key ideas with appropriate supporting PowerPoints.

·         key ideas from the literature are effectively paraphrased and cited, and direct quotes are appropriately incorporated.

·         each section has a clear focus and line of thought.

·         the conclusion is supported with appropriate Powerpoints and successfully summarises  the key ideas/issues/findings.

/5
Comments:
ORAL EXPRESSION (2 Marks)

·         the oral presentation style is appropriate to the task.

·         the language is fluent, grammatically correct and is in clearly spoken English.

/2
Comments:
PRESENTATION (3 Marks)

·         the presentation clearly exhibits meaningful and beneficial educational value to the class.

·         excellent reflection and response to the question/topic

·         appropriate delivery style (eye contact, not just reading notes, delivered in the required timeframe)

·         discussion questions or other appropriate engagement approach.

/3
Comments:
Total available marks – 40                                      Total mark obtained        /40

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