A global challenge that is experienced by a company

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Task:
The assessment for this module is based on 3000 word report which is worth 100% of your final mark. The report is based on a global 'challenge' that is experienced by a company of your choice. The 'challenge' can be about anything related to the module, but you may like to consider the following:

1) Strategic HRM in multi-national companies

2) The experience of expatriates living and working abroad

3) Global Mobility: Recruiting and Selecting for International Assignments

4) Performance Issues of Global Assignments

5) Migration and International HRM - outsourcing

Rationale for assessment design:
The rationale for the chosen assessment is based on the fact that is enables you the opportunity to work independently to research a company of your choice, and to critically evaluate a global challenge impacting on that company. You will be encouraged to use the material provided to you in the module, and utilize your own research skills to discover a wider body of theory which can be applied to practice.

Links to module learning outcomes:
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The assignment links directly to the module learning outcomes as you will be marked on your ability to explore and evaluate people management issues facing organisations which operate in an international context. In doing so, you will have to demonstrate a clear and comprehensive awareness and understanding of the reasons for the existence of key similarities and differences in national HRM practices.

In this module, we will be encouraging you to ask yourself 'so what?' - this refers to you developing your ability to question the status quo in terms of what you read and begin to delve deeper into the potential question of 'why'. This will enable you to engage more deeply with the module content and question take for granted assumptions.

Assessment and grading information:
The report will consist of the following sections. It is essential that you include ALL of them so that you do not lose any marks.

The content of your assignment MUST include all of the following: 

Assessment and grading information:
The report will consist of the following sections. It is essential that you include ALL of them so that you do not lose any marks.

The content of your assignment MUST include all of the following: 

Mark

Learning Outcome

1.

Introduction which presents the organization you are investigating and contextualises the situation and context and clearly states aim and objectives.

15%

1

2.

Identify and critically evaluate the specific issue(s) and/or problems you wish to investigate, and, drawing on models/theories, provide a discussion why these issue(s) is of importance.

25%

2

3.

Provide your solutions/recommendations to resolve these problems/improve the situation based on your research. Do not copy what other researchers are recommending. You may use their information to support your findings. However, this section needs to be an original piece. It is important to focus on specifics, not generalities.

30%

3

4.

Highlight any risks and contingencies related to the case and your recommendations.

20%

3,4

5.

Grammar and referencing

10%

4



TOTAL MARKS:

100%