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Assessment Brief 2Talent ManagementLSBM205Assessment Brief: LSBM205 – 2020-21 Page 1Index1. Module Details 22. Assessment Structure 23. Assessment 2 Details 23.1 Task 23.2 Submission requirements 54. Learning Outcomes for the assessment 5Appendix 1: Submission Checklist 6Appendix 2: Declaration of Authorship 7Appendix 3: Use of external editorial or proof-reading services 8Appendix 4 9Extensions and Mitigating Circumstances 9Word Limits 9Assessment Brief: LSBM205 – 2020-21 Page 21. Module Details
Module Name:
Talent Management
Module Code:
Credit Value
Module Leader:
Melissa Kerr
Academic Year
2. Assessment Structure
Item of Assessment
This assessment is worth 60% of the module grade
Word Limit
3,000 words
Submission Deadline
Friday 9 April 2021, 3pm
Acceptable Formats forSubmission
Microsoft Word
Feedback andProvisional Grade1
Feedback and provisional grades will normally be due 20working days after the submission deadline
Resubmission Date
Friday 11 June 2021, 3pm
3. Assessment 2 Details3.1 TaskIn this Portfolio, you will be required to identify and analyse the current Talent ManagementSystem of a chosen organisation in the UK Insurance sector. You need to analyse thevarious HR functions and the strategies of the organisation while also considering the externalfactors that may be impacting upon its HR practices.The choice of organisation should be discussed and confirmed with your tutor. The work needs to bejustified with theoretical material and in-depth research is required.This Portfolio consists of two parts:• Part 1: 1,500-word report• Part 2: 1,000-word report and a 5-minute podcast outlining your recommendationsfor your chosen organisation1 The grade is provisional until confirmed by the relevant assessment board(s). Your work will be marked in gradesrather than percentages. This is considered to deliver the most accurate and fair outcomes for students. Eachassessment that you undertake will be assessed using the common grading system. Information about the gradingsystem can be found in your Student Handbook, Section 13.The Grade Criteria can be found in Appendix C of your Student Handbook.Assessment Brief: LSBM205 – 2020-21 Page 3Part 1. Report (1,500 words)Task 1. Identify the firm’s current talent management strategy• Describe and discuss the following information to identify the current talentmanagement strategy:o Business Strategy and HR Strategyo Recruitment, including recruitment channelso Selection Methodso Performance Management – including appraisal systemo Reward Managemento Training and Development (including types of training courses and identifying thetraining provider)o Equality and Diversity PolicyTask 2. Gender Pay Gap Reporting• Analyse the Gender Pay Gap report statistics for your organization.o The data is available at https://gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk/.o In this section, include a summary of the gender pay gap over the previous fouryears (in a table format)o Analyse the data highlighting any trends, notable changes and actions thatthe organisation has taken to reduce the gapTask 3. Identification of environmental factors impacting the HRM practices• In this section, you should analyse the current external factors impacting their HRpractices. For example, the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on an increase inremote/home working or new social distancing arrangements that are impactingwork premises.Part 2. Recommendations Report and PodcastA. Written ReportWrite a written report of 1,000 words (maximum) providing your organisation with onerecommendation based on ONE gap or shortcoming you identified from your previousanalysis (Tasks 1-3)• Develop a recommendation that will help the organisation address this gap orshortcoming. This recommendation should include:o A rationale (i.e. explain what you believe they should be pursuing)o Brief description of the problem citing evidence from your previous analysis(Tasks 1-3)Assessment Brief: LSBM205 – 2020-21 Page 4o Description of your solution based on current academic research and practiceo Explanation of how your recommendation could be implementedB. Record a 5-minute audio file outlining and summarizing your recommendation tothe organisation:• Briefly explain your recommendation includingo A rationalo Brief description of the shortcoming/gapo Description of your solutiono Explanation for how this recommendation can be implemented• In your podcast, you should mention academic literature sources which helped youdevelop your recommendation.Additional guidance• Part 1 and the written report in Part 2 should be presented in a report format withheadings and sub-headings.• Follow the structure of the assignment tasks in your report.• Graphs and tables are accepted.• Please place any documents, policies or similar in the appendix.• Please submit the assignment in MS Word format.• Please ensure all sources are cited throughout your report. Use HarvardReferencing system• Padlets and other materials will be used in completing this assignment. PDF’s ofyour Padlet pages are to be included in the appendix of your portfolio• The Podcast can be submitted as an audio file. You are encouraged to be creativefor example you can use music. Remember you are wanting to engage yourlistener.• Further details including suggested websites and resources will be on Canvas‘Module Materials AB2 Portfolio’Assessment Brief: LSBM205 – 2020-21 Page 5Weighting of the tasks• Response to Part 1 Task 1 is worth 30% of the overall grade for AS2.• Response to Part 1 Task 2 is worth 15% of the overall grade for AS2.• Response to Part 1 Task 3 is worth 15 % of the overall grade for AS2.• Response to Part 2 is worth 30 % (20% Written Report and 10% Podcast) of theoverall grade for AS2.• Academic Conventions (i.e. structure, layout, clarity of the response) is worth 10%of the overall grade3.2 Submission requirementsYou must submit your assignment by using the Turnitin gateway in the module’s Canvas site.Please Note: When you submit you will be asked to confirm you have referred to the SubmissionChecklist (see Appendix 1) and the act of submitting your work electronically will be taken as anacceptance of the Declaration of Authorship (see Appendix 2).4. Learning Outcomes for the assessmentThis item of assessment covers the following learning outcomes. For the full list of learning outcomesfor the module, please refer to the Module Study Guide.• Understand and evaluate the main drivers, enablers, and barriers which areencountered in the development and implementation of successful talentmanagement in organisations.• Identify and evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of performanceobjectives at team and individual level.• Identify and analyse established performance improvement cycles, to enable adviceand guidance to be provided to teams and individuals who are operating within oneor more improvement cycles.• Evaluate an organisation’s disciplinary and grievance procedures, and explain howthe application of such procedures can have a positive impact on individual and teamperformance.• Compare and contrast the different methods by which individual and teamperformance can be monitored and assessed against objectives, and• Explain the purpose of providing valid and realistic feedback to individuals andteams, and analyse and evaluate how this can impact on performance.• Evaluate talent management policies and practices for differing contexts orindustries.• Design policies and solutions applicable to differing contexts and industries.Assessment Brief: LSBM205 – 2020-21 Page 6Appendix 1: Submission Checklist1. Have you checked Canvas messages/announcements for any additional/final details of theassessment?2. Are you submitting in the correct submission area e.g. if it is a resubmission of yoursecond assignment it should be ‘AS2R’?3. Make sure you are submitting the correct final version of your work.4. Have you kept to the word limit? Remember, anything greater than 10% above the wordcount will not be marked.5. Have you addressed the assessment requirements as outlined in the Assessment Brief?6. Have you spell checked and proofread your work?7. Is your work formatted correctly and consistently?8. Are you submitting a document in the correct format?9. Is your work written in an appropriate academic style?10. Have you checked your citations and Reference List/Bibliography?11. Have you submitted your work to get a similarity report to check you have paraphrased whererequired?12. Have you read the Declaration of Authorship (Appendix 2)?Assessment Brief: LSBM205 – 2020-21 Page 7Appendix 2: Declaration of AuthorshipBy submitting this work electronically to Bloomsbury Institute and the University of Northampton, I confirm that Ihave read and understood the Declaration and Definitions below:Declaration of Authorship:1. I hold a copy of this assignment which can be produced if the original is lost/damaged.2. This assignment is my original work and no part of it has been copied from any other student’s work orfrom any other source except where due acknowledgement has been made.3. No part of this assignment has been written for me by any other person except where such collaborationhas been authorised and as detailed in the Assessment Brief.4. I have not previously submitted this work for any other course/module.5. Where applicable, I have included a declaration confirming external editorial or proof-reading services(see Appendix 3).DefinitionsI understand that:1. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is one’s own.It is a form of cheating and is a serious academic offence which may lead to expulsion. Plagiarisedmaterial can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronicdata, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriatelycited.2. Collusion is working with someone else on an assessment task which is intended to be wholly yourown work.3. Contract cheating/Commissioning is where you contract out an academic assessment to writers andpurchase back the finished work and submit it as your own.4. Duplication/Replication is submitting the same material more than once for the purposes of obtainingacademic credit.5. Fabrication refers specifically to the falsification of data, information or citations in an academicexercise, typically an assignment. This includes false excuses for missing deadlines and false claimsto have submitted work. It may be specifically referred to as falsification.6. My completed assignment is submitted and checked for plagiarism through the use of plagiarismdetection software called Turnitin.Please note: Submitting work which is not your own and/or cheating in exams can be considered as fraud2 andhandled in accordance with the University of Northampton’s Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy. Penaltiescan include:• Reduction in grade for assignment.• Grade for module reduced to AG [fail for academic misconduct] and right to repeat modulewithdrawn.• Termination from studies.Further information on plagiarism can be found in your Student Handbook, Section 13.2 If a student is suspected of commissioning (e.g. paying someone to write an assignment for them), this could beclassed as fraud under student disciplinary procedures, separate to academic misconduct procedures. If proven,the consequences would be severe, including removal from their course of study.Assessment Brief: LSBM205 – 2020-21 Page 8Appendix 3: Use of external editorial or proof-readingservicesThe University of Northampton’s Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy (Sections 4.10 – 4.14)provides clear guidance on the use of proof-readers to check your work.What you need to know:1. You can ask your tutors or our Learning Enhancement and Employability (LEE) Team([email protected]) for advice and support on how to proof your work.2. Proof-readers should not make live changes to your work. They should only indicate wherepossible changes could be made.3. A proof-reader should not change the meaning of your work in any way.4. If a proof-reader’s comments or amendments do change the meaning of your work, this maybe deemed as academic misconduct.5. If you do use a proof-reader you must declare this clearly when you submit your work. Thedeclaration should be on the first page (cover page) of your assignment.Example declaration:“A proof-reader has helped me with this assignment. The proof-reader was myfriend/name of proof-reading service/a family member/other. I have kept a copy ofmy original work with comments from the proof-reader.”For more information please go to the policy itself, which is available in the Quality EnhancementManual on our website.Assessment Brief: LSBM205 – 2020-21 Page 9Appendix 4Extensions and Mitigating CircumstancesInformation on Extensions and Mitigating Circumstances can be found in the Student Handbook,Section 13.Applications for extensions and mitigating circumstances, with supporting evidence (such as medicalcertificates) should be made through the Student Self-service Portal (SSP).The University of Northampton’s Mitigating Circumstances Policy document can be accessed throughour Quality and Enhancement Manual: QEM Section 3: All Policies and Procedures.Word LimitsAll written assignments include clear guidance on the maximum amount that should be written in orderto address the requirements of the assessment task (a ‘word limit’).If the submission exceeds the word limit by more than 10%, the submission will only be marked up toand including the additional 10%. Anything over this will not be included in the final grade for theitem of assessment.Abstracts, reference lists, indented quotations, and footnotes are excluded from any word limitrequirements.In-text citations, embedded quotations, and all headings and titles are included in the word limit.Where a submission is notably under the word limit, the full submission will be marked on the extent towhich the requirements of the assessment task have been met. Generally speaking, submissions underthe word limit fall short of the requirements of the assessment task.

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