HC2101 Performance Management

HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF
HIGHER EDUCATION
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
TrimesterT1 2020
Unit CodeHC2101
Unit TitlePerformance Management
Assessment TypeIndividual Assignment
Students are required to apply the theories and knowledge derived from the unit
materials, demonstrate critical analysis and provide a considered and
comprehensive evaluation. Students must use correct in-text citation conventions.
This strictly needs to be your own original work. Plagiarism will be penalised.
Assessment TitleTutorial Question Assignment 1
Purpose of
the assessment
and linkage to
ULO.
Students are
required to answer 5 questions come from the recorded tutorial questions every
week from week 2 to week 6
The following Unit Learning Outcomes is applicable to this assessment:
1. Understanding different methods and levels of measuring performance in
organisations
2. Matching people to job requirements – understanding job demands,
situational factors and successful recruitment
3. Planning future HR needs taking into account new trends and changes in
labour force demographics
4. Managing poor performing staff and retaining high performing individuals
and groups
5. Complying with relevant legal requirements
6. Demonstrating the capacity to express ideas, concepts and arguments in a
logical and coherent written form conforming to relevant standards of
academic writing.
7. Developing team skills
Weight25%
Total Marks50 Marks
Word limitThe word limited is provided in each question
Due DateWeek 7 – Friday 11:59 PM (Midnight)
[Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -5% per day]

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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 Microsoft Word format, 1.5 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, all using the Harvard Referencing
style.
Please use Harvard Referencing.

Assignment Specifications
Purpose:
This individual assignment is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of
performance management
Details
Answer All FIVE (5) of the following questions. The questions come from the recorded tutorial
questions from week 2 to week 6.
Question 1 – Week 2: Tutorial Question 3 (10 marks)
Tim is a Sales Manager. identify and explain 3 measures which can be used as performance
criteria for Sales Managers. If Tim wants to encourage his team to perform highly, what type
of performance management system should be implemented and why? Answer this question
in 300 words. You must support your discussion by referring to 3 additional academic sources
from ProQuest. Harvard Referencing is required and ensure that you reference the sources
correctly.
Question 2 – Week 3: Tutorial Question 1 (10 marks)
According to a consulting firm report – Bain and Company, Management Tools and Trends
2015, one of the top ten management tools implemented by companies was the Balanced
Scorecard. Many surveyed companies (40%) have indicated that they are satisfied with using
the Balanced Scorecard for strategic planning.
Explain the Balanced Scorecard and how the Balanced Scorecard can be used for strategic
planning. Answer this question in 300 words. You must support your discussion by referring
to 3 additional academic sources from ProQuest. Harvard Referencing is required and ensure
that you reference the sources correctly.
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Question 3 – Week 4: Tutorial Question 2 (10 marks)
Explain the importance of benchmarking and how benchmarking can be utilised in different
areas of HR?
Answer this question in 300 words. You must support your discussion by referring to 3
additional academic sources from ProQuest. Harvard Referencing is required and ensure
that you reference the sources correctly.
Question 4 – Week 5: Tutorial Question 3 (10 marks)
Job analysis is an important concept for HR managers. Explain the differences between job
analysis, job description and person specification. Name three key methods of undertaking
a job analysis, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Answer this
question in 300 words. You must support your discussion by referring to 3 additional
academic sources from ProQuest. Harvard Referencing is required and ensure that you
reference the sources correctly.
Question 5 – Week 6: Tutorial Question 3 (10 marks)
There are certain standards which recruitment methods must meet to be effective. Outline
and describe the five standards. Answer this question in 300 words. You must support your
discussion by referring to 3 additional academic sources from ProQuest. Harvard
Referencing is required and ensure that you reference the sources correctly.

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