‘The challenges to labour demand and supply posed by globalisation, and environmental and demographic changes, means that organisations can no longer assume that jobs will remain unchanged for long periods and that Human Resource Planning only needs to focus on internal replacement charts and succession planning. To remain relevant, HRP must focus on scenario planning which takes account of the major external changes facing Australian businesses.’ Discuss.
The question asks you to discuss the statement. This means that you need to consider all of the views in the academic literature on this topic and, on the basis of the evidence, draw on conclusion as to whether you agree or disagree.
You will find helpful advice on how to answer an essay which requires you to ‘discuss’ in the Essay Writing Guide, which is on this Moodle site. In addition, this guide will give you very useful advice on how to organise your ideas, how to organise and structure your written answer, and how to use your own ‘voice’ and avoid potential plagiarism issues. Please read through the guide before you start on the essay.
You should start by becoming familiar with the discussion in chapter 2 of the textbook. This reading will give you a basic idea of the issues to be discussed in the question.
Then undertake additional reading on the issues. One way is to follow up some of the material referred to in the footnotes in the pages of the text listed above. The full details of the footnotes can be found at the end of the chapter.
You can also use the Fed Uni library search engine to find other academic references. A useful way to do this is to type some of the keywords from the question into the search box on the library website.
Please write in normal essay style. Avoid the use of sub-headings; instead introduce new material through the use of an introductory sentence, and conclude each section with a summary sentence that also links to the next section of the essay.
Research and referencing requirements:
You MUST include a minimum of 6 academic references in your research in addition the reference of the text book. Academic references are those which have been peer reviewed for quality assurance. These include articles from academic journals and academic textbooks from reputable publishers.
It is always best to use the library database, or the references from the textbook, to choose your material. Wikipedia is not peer reviewed, and many other internet sources similarly are not peer reviewed and cannot be verified. This is why you should only use the library database or references from the textbook (which you can search using the library database).
Referencing must be in APA format. In-text citations must be included, as well as a full reference list at the end of the essay.
1800 words. Note: There are penalties for exceeding the word limit (5% above or below the given word limit is acceptable; references and appendices are not counted towards the total word counts). Beyond the 5% threshold, 1 mark will be deducted for every 10% exceed of the given word limit.
Essays must be uploaded to the submission link on the course’s Moodle site. There is no hard copy submission.