Assessment Task 2: Group Presentation and Report
The following should be provided for each learning task:
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.
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
See attached marking guide for detailed mark allocation.
Lecturer or Tutor
40% (Report = 30% & Presentation = 10%
A suggested minimum of 25 to 30 hours study time per student outside class time.
Feedback and grades will be communicated via Moodle within three weeks of report submission.