3HRCF302B HR2012 2

CIPD Assessment Activity Template Title 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 environment 2. Understand the structure, culture and functions of an organisation 3. Understand how HR/L&D activities support an organisation Both activities should be completed Activity 1 A 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

operations Activity 2 Your 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 Resource Observation Record (1 page) Assessment Criteria 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.1 3.2 Evidence to be produced Activity 1 An Observation Record indicating how the assessment criteria have been met. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation slides. Activity 2 Report of approximately 1000 words. NAONAL ASSESSMENT BANK – FOUNDAON LEVEL – VERSION 3 JUNE 2012