Current issues in Strategic Human Resource Management

Proposed Topic  current issues in Strategic Human Resource Management

1. Write 4000 words (+ or 10%) including the text of your essay but excluding the cover page, reference list, footnotes and appendices.

2. Within the boundaries of your approved topic area and developing from your first essay,* set yourself a second essay question which develops your own argument or position in relation to the literature. Your position should analyse and in some way critique the literature or discipline.

* ESSAY ONE TOPIC: Strategic Human Resource Management
What are the limitations to the  fit models of strategic Human Resource Management?


4. Write your essay in an appropriate academic style and particularly ensure you use  third person narrative, Harvard style in-text citation and referencing.

5. Utilise at least 10 high quality academic-style resources (e.g. textbooks, books and journals) and try to ensure that you use no or only a small number of internet sources.

6. Do not undertake primary research.

7. Do not copy any materials you use word for word unless you identify these sections clearly as quotations.

8. If you paraphrase any materials you must identify the materials sources through in-text referencing.


Marking Criteria: Marks allocatedCriteria

10% Focus
Does the essay set up a clear essay question to address? Does the essay
stay within and fulfil the topic parameters?
30% Cogency and critique
Is the essay well reasoned and well-informed? i.e. does it have a critically reflective
position or argument which shows insight into the topic and the academic discipline?
20% Synthesis
Does the essay bring together the literature in a significant manner that
addresses the essay question?
20% Soundness
Does the essay indicate a comprehensive understanding of the topic,
literature, theory and evidence utilised?
10% Clarity of structure
Is the essay well organised and logically constructed to achieve synthesis
while being mindful of the needs of the reader?
10% Mechanical Soundness
Is the essay clearly written, spell checked
harvard method

Utilise at least 10 high quality academic-style resources (e.g. textbooks, books and journals) and try to ensure that you use no or only a small number of internet sources.

Do not undertake primary research.

Do not copy any materials you use word for word unless you identify these sections clearly as quotations.

If you paraphrase any materials you must identify the materials sources through in-text referencing.