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Purpose and aim of unit
Human Resources (HR) professionals need to be able to present a viable and realistic case for improvement based on sound work-based research and an understanding of what is considered good practice. This core unit develops the skills of research and enquiry in order to enable learners to identify appropriate data sources to support an investigation into an area of HR practice and to synthesise and apply this data, to evaluate the role of HR in business and strategy formulation and implementation, and to prepare and present a business case for improvement.
This unit is suitable for persons who:
• seek to develop a career in human resources management and development
• are working in the field of human resource management and development and need to extend their knowledge and skills
• have responsibility for implementing human resources policies and strategies
• need to understand the role of human resources in the wider, organisational and environmental contexts.
On completion of this unit, learners will:
1 Understand the research process and different research approaches.
2 Be able to conduct a critical review of information sources in an area of HR/business practice and analyse the findings.
3 Be able to draw meaningful conclusions and evaluate options for change.
4 Know how to deliver clear, business-focused reports on an HR issue
The learner will:
The learner can:
|1 Understand the research process and different research approaches.||1.1 Summarise the stages of the research process and compare different data collection methods.|
|2 Be able to conduct a critical review of information sources in an area of HR/business practice and analyse the findings.||2.1 Identify an area of HR practice for investigation.
2.2 Conduct a critical review of different information sources relevant to the chosen area of HR/business practice.
|3 Be able to draw meaningful conclusions and evaluate options for change.||3.1 Draw meaningful conclusions from the review and make justified recommendations for improvements in practice.|
|4 Know how to deliver clear, business focused reports on an HR issue.||4.1 Formulate a business report for identified stakeholders that includes an appropriate mix of diagrammatic and narrative formats.|
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