3HRCF302B HR2012 2

CIPD Assessment Activity TemplateTitle of unit/s Understanding Organisations and the Role of Human Resources

Unit No/s 3HRC (HR)

Level Foundation

Credit value 4

Assessment method Observation, Written

Learning outcomes:1. Understand the purpose of an organisation and its operating environment2. Understand the structure, culture and functions of an organisation3. Understand how HR/L&D activities support an organisationBoth activities should be completedActivity 1A new manager is starting in the organisation shortly. Your HR department has been asked to provide a 10 minute presentation that will give the manager some understanding of the organisation in preparation for their start. The presentation may be made one-to-one or to a larger group and should be observed by your tutor.

The information you provide should include: the purpose and goals of the organisation a list of what the organisation produces or the services that it offers to its customers an identification of the main customers an analysis of 4 external factors and their impact on the business activities of an organisation the structure of the organisation that includes at least

4 functions an explanation of how these different functions work together within the organisation to optimise performance an identification of the culture of the organisation and 2 ways this affects

operationsActivity 2Your Executive Directors are proposing to reduce the size of the HR section, or even  close the function completely. You are to write a report to the Board that supports the retention of the HR function within the organisation, and explain:

how 3 HR activities support the organisation’s strategy

3 ways HR professionals support line managers and their staff

Activity ResourceObservation Record (1 page)AssessmentCriteria1.11.21.21.32.12.22.33.13.2Evidence to be producedActivity 1An Observation Record indicating how the assessment criteria have been met.A copy of the PowerPoint presentation slides.Activity 2Report of approximately 1000 words.NAONAL ASSESSMENT BANK – FOUNDAON LEVEL – VERSION 3 JUNE 2012