BSBHRM602 Human Resources Strategic Planning- Values and Policies

Task

Activities

Activity 1A

Estimated Time

30 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to analyse strategic plans to determine human resource strategic direction, objectives and targets.

Activity

Why is it important to have a human resource (HR) strategic plan?

What information do you need in order to determine the HR strategic plan?

Why is it important to have clear and specific HR strategic objectives?

Give an example of a clear and specific HR strategic objective.

Activity 1B

Estimated Time

30 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to undertake additional environmental analysis to identify emerging practices and trends that may impact on human resource management in the organisation.

Activity

Why is it important to undertake additional environmental analysis when developing the HR strategic plan? 

Identify an organisation with which you are familiar. This may be your own organisation or another that you and the group are familiar with. Conduct a short PESTLE analysis, identifying at least five relevant factors in each of the PESTLE categories.

Activity 1C

Estimated Time

30 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to identify future labour needs, skill requirements and options for sourcing labour supply.

Activity

What are the key questions you need to consider when assessing the organisation’s future labour needs?

What are the possible sources of labour supply?

Activity 1D

Estimated Time

20 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to consider new technology and its impact on job roles and job design.

Activity

What potential impact could new technology have on job roles and job design?

Think about a technological change that has taken place in your organisation or sector in the past. From an HR strategic planning point of view, what worked well and what were the lessons learned from this experience? How does this inform your current strategic planning activity?

Activity 1E

Estimated Time

15 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to review recent and potential changes to industrial and legal requirements.

Activity

Identify a forthcoming change in employment legislation. What are the implications of this for an organisation?

Activity 2A

Estimated Time

15 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to consult relevant managers about their human resource preferences.

Activity

Why is it important to engage managers in discussions about their HR preferences, philosophies, values and policies? 

What methods can be used to consult with managers? 

Activity 2B

Estimated Time

15 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to agree on human resource philosophies, values and policies with relevant managers.

Activity

Imagine that you are planning a consultation meeting with a group of managers in your organisation, the purpose of which is to establish their views about the organisation’s values and HR philosophy. Create an outline agenda for this meeting.

Activity 2C

Estimated Time

30 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to develop strategic objectives and targets for human resource services.

Activity

What is the purpose of strategic objectives and targets for HR services?

Imagine that you are the HR Manager of a small manufacturing organisation which employs 55 employees in a variety of production, warehousing, administration, sales and management roles. The organisation has ambitious plans for expansion, aiming to double its turnover within the next five years. What would be the key HR priorities for this organisation? For one of the priorities, draft a potential strategic objective.

Activity 2D

Estimated Time

30 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to examine options for the provision of human resource services and analyse costs and benefits.

Activity

Why is it important to examine options for the provision of HR services? 

What are the advantages and disadvantages associated with each of the following options?

Activity 2E

Estimated Time

30 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to examine options for the provision of human resource services and analyse costs and benefits.

Activity

Why is it important to examine options for the provision of HR services?

What are the advantages and disadvantages associated with each of the following options?

 

Advantages

Disadvantages

External consultant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outsourcing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internal HR service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internal non-human HR service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merging business units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity 2E

Estimated Time

15 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to identify appropriate technology and systems to support agreed human resource programs and practices.

Activity

Give three examples of technology and systems which can be used to support HR programs and practices. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Activity 2F

Estimated Time

15 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to write a strategic human resource plan and obtain senior management support for the plan.

Activity

Why is it important to obtain senior management support for the strategic HR plan?

What steps can be taken to enlist senior management support for the strategic HR plan?

Activity 2G

Estimated Time

10 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to develop risk management plans to support the strategic human resource plan.

Activity

What factors might pose a risk to the strategic HR plan?

How can risk to the implementation of the HR plan be minimised?

Activity 3A

Estimated Time

20 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to work with others to see that the plan is implemented.

Activity

Who may be involved in the implementation of the strategic HR plan?

Imagine that your strategic HR plan includes an action for a manager to lead a working party to explore different options for employee benefits. They have volunteered for this as part of their ongoing professional development. You are meeting with them to brief them on their role. Draft an outline agenda for this meeting, highlighting the key items that you would want to discuss with this person.

Activity 3B

Estimated Time

10 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to monitor and review the plan.

Activity

Why is it important to monitor and review the implementation of the strategic HR plan?

What steps can you take to monitor and review the plan?

Activity 3C

Estimated Time

10 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to adapt plan should circumstances change.

Activity

What changes in circumstances have you encountered which have affected the implementation of strategic HR plans?

What action can be taken if circumstances change during the implementation of the plan?

Activity 3D

Estimated Time

15 Minutes

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to evaluate and review performance against plan objectives.

Activity

Why is it important to evaluate and review performance against the plan objectives? 

What types of data might you review in order to evaluate performance against objectives?

Skills and Knowledge Activity

Estimated Time

1 Hour

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of the foundation skills, knowledge evidence and performance evidence.

Activity

Complete the following individually and attach your completed work to your workbook.

The answers to the following questions will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge of:

Ø Analyse information from a range of internal and external sources

Ø Consult and communicate effectively with relevant stakeholders to develop, implement, monitor and review a strategic human resource plan

Ø Reading skills

Ø Writing skills

Ø Oral communication skills

Ø Numeracy skills

Ø Navigate the world of work

Ø Interact with others

Ø Get the work done

Ø Describe human resource practices and functions

Ø Explain the relevant legislative, regulatory and industrial requirements for the business

Ø Outline common options for sourcing labour explain the impact of technology on job roles

Ø Outline labour market options for sourcing labour supply

Ø Describe the requirements of a strategic plan.

Answer each question in as much detail as possible, considering your organisational requirements for each one.

 Your task is to manage human resource strategic planning within your organisation.

 1. Research the planning requirements. Put your findings into a report.

Think about:

Ø The direction, objectives and targets

Ø Emerging practices and trends

Ø Labour needs

Ø New technology

Ø Changes to industrial and legal requirements.

 2. Develop a human resource strategic plan. Make sure you consult with the relevant managers.

3. How will you implement the human resource strategic plan?

Consider how you will:

Ø Work with others

Ø Monitor the plan

Ø Review the plan

Ø Adapt the plan

Ø Evaluate performance.

Major Activity

Estimated Time

1 Hour

Objective

To provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of the entire unit.

Activity

This is a major activity – your instructor will let you know whether you will complete it during class or in your own time.

Attach your completed answers to the workbook.

You must individually, answer the following questions in full to show your competency of each element:

1. Research planning requirements

2. Develop human resource strategic plan

3. Implement human resource strategic plan

1. What is human resource strategic planning? What may the objectives and targets of the plan relate to?

2. In order to identify emerging practices and trends, you may need to undertake environmental analysis. How can you do this? What is involved in the process?

3. Give examples of the different options for sourcing labour supply.

4. When considering the impact of new technology, what should you think about?

5. You should be aware of recent and potential changes to industrial and legal requirements. Give examples of changes that you are aware of.

6. When consulting with relevant managers, what methods can be used? What should you inform them about?

7. What are human resource philosophies and values? 

8. What should the objectives and targets of your plan set out? What will this enable?

9. Give examples of the different options for the provisions of human resource services. 

10. What may technology be used to support? 

11. What are the key ingredients of a strategic HR plan?

12. When developing a risk management plan, what should you ask yourself?

13. In order to see that the plan is implemented, you will need to work with others. Who may these be? 

14. Why should you monitor and review the plan? What questions will you need to answer in order to this?

15. Give examples of changes in circumstances that may result in your plan needing to be adapted.

16. What does an evaluation of performance enable you to do?

 

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