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HC2101 Performance Management for HR


Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2019
Unit Code HC2101
Unit Title Performance Management for HR
Assessment Type Individual
Assessment Title Individual Essay
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) It is expected that at the completion of the assessment, student able to:   Understand different methods and levels of measuring performance in organisationsDemonstrate the capacity to express ideas, concepts and arguments in a logical and coherent written form conforming to relevant standards of academic writing.
Weight 15 % of the total assessments
Total Marks 15
Word limit Not more than 1,500 words (+/- 10%)
Due Date Friday, Week 6, at 5PM
Submission Guidelines All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.

Assignment 1 Specifications

Discuss the following statements:

Performance Management involves a range of activities, one of which is performance appraisal and feedback. For many years, researcher in the field of HRM and industrial organisational psychology focused on performance appraisal as a measurement technique. The goal of these performance appraisal systems was to measure individual employee performance reliable and validly and in order to do this we need to understand the performance management process (Kramar, et al. 2014). Based on your research, Identify and discuss the components of an effective performance management system.


  1. This is an individual assignment with a maximum of 1,500 words (+/- 10%, excluding references list). All finalised individual essay MUST be uploaded to Blackboard by the due date.
  2. Student must present the assignment in an essay format. The following summary from UOW would be a good starting point to build your essay (
  1. Introduction: The introduction of an essay is where the topic of the essay is introduced and an overview of your argument is given. It includes a general statement about the topic followed by a thesis statement. A thesis statement is your answer to the essay question in one or two sentences – in other words, it is your main argument, point or idea. Your introduction should also include a brief summary of the arguments, points or ideas that back up your claim
    1. Body: The body of your essay is where you clearly state and elaborate on the arguments, points or ideas that back up your claim. The number of paragraphs in the body of your essay will depend on how many individual points you need to make to develop your argument and, of course, the required word count.
    1. Conclusion: The conclusion of an essay is where you restate your main argument and the arguments that back it up. You may also want to include a one final comment if appropriate.
    1. Reference List: At a higher education level, you are expected to research widely and build your knowledge from the expertise of others. Thus it is important for you to reference all your sources to:
      1. to allow you or someone else to find the source of your information
      1. to avoid plagiarism by acknowledging that you’ve used the ideas and work of others
      1. to strengthen your arguments and add credibility by referring to expert ideas

The reference list we used within the Institute is the Harvard Referencing style. Please click the following link for further information:

Marking criteria

    TARGET   9-10 ACCEPTABLE HIGH                        LOW 7-8                              6 UNACCEPTABLE   4-5
Content   out of Interesting content Some interesting Conventional ideas Cursory; gives the
  10 points and presentation; content; points not or clichés; little impression of writing
    ideas well sustained or not fully supporting detail just to complete the
    conceived and developed. included. assignment.
    developed with      
    9-10 7-8 6 4-5
Analysis   out of Essay shows a Shows evidence of The essay is largely Essay is generally
  10 points resourceful and analysis using ideas descriptive with some descriptive and
    imaginative and principles discussion using uncritical. Some
    analysis using introduced in the ideas and principles inaccuracy in the
    ideas and module introduced in the material
    principles beyond   module  
    those introduced      
    in the module      
Structure, Logic   out of Logical Logical progression of Gaps in logic or no Disorganized;
and Transitions 5 points progression of ideas but often lacks transitions. appears to have
    ideas with well- transitions.   been written as
    executed     thoughts occurred to
    transitions.     the writer.
    5 4 3 2
Grammatical   out of Appropriate level Confined to simpler Errors frequently Message is largely
Accuracy 5 points of complexity in sentences or affect incomprehensible
    syntax with very structures with very comprehensibility, or due to inaccurate
    few errors, if any. few errors OR shows very basic types of grammar, which
      variety and complexity errors (subject-verb alters or obscures it,
      in syntax with errors agreement; noun- OR reader must
      that do not affect adjective agreement, know English to
      comprehensibility. etc.) comprehend much of
          the message.
    5 4 2-3 0
Vocabulary/   out of Uses sufficient, Usually uses Often uses Uses only
Word Choice 5 points appropriate, and appropriate vocabulary inappropriate, or non- elementary
    varied vocabulary; with some variety; specific vocabulary; vocabulary; creates
    English influence some errors in usage lack of variety in word non-existent words
    not apparent; rich that do not affect the choice; avoids use of from English OR
    variety of idioms; message; occasional idioms; English- uses words in
    no literal appropriate use of influenced word English; translates
    translation from Spanish idioms. choice. English idioms
    English.     verbatim.
    5 4 2-3 0
Punctuation,   out of Correct spelling Occasional Frequent mechanical English spelling and
Spelling, and 5 points (including accents) mechanical errors. errors. punctuation: no
Presentation   and punctuation;     accents; mechanical
    neatly typed with     errors in most
    correct format as     sentences.
    specified (MLA).      
    9-10 7-8 6 4-5
Reading and   out of Essay fully Clear evidence of wide Effective use of key Some use of very
Referencing 10 points supported by and relevant reading. reading. Accurate limited reading,
    reference to Accurate use of use of Harvard although fairly
    relevant up to date Harvard referencing referencing system superficial.
    material. Accurate technique   Inaccurate use of
    use of Harvard referencing technique.     Harvard referencing system
Total   out of        
50 points
Final Weight   out of        
15 points
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