Human Resources Management

Hello, I’m doing BBA of business administration, I have an assessment  to make for tomorrow in human ressources management     . in attachment you will find the details of the assessment. Thank you


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MINI-CASE: Medical Precision Systems (MPS) Ltd

MPS Ltd., a medium-sized, publicly owned business in the UK, has been successfully trading on the stock

exchange for several years. However, during the last three years it has found difficulty in filling its senior

management positions. Soon, some of these key managers are due to retire. The company, which

manufactures and sells complex medical precision instruments, is organized into six manufacturing

departments. Each department sometimes operates independently and at other times needs to work closely

with other manufacturing departments.


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) introduced a small human resources department to the business a few

years before going public. This department has remained stable and family-like during the intervening years.

The business now has about 200 employees and continues to grow. In this mainly male dominated industry,

the board of directors recognise that it is necessary for the leaders in the business to not only make many

complex and technical decisions but also to reflect the society within which it operates. So, for their middle

management positions the company originally recruited from outside the organization, from competitor

businesses or word-of mouth. The interview process had proved to be effective in which a panel

interviewed candidates and a variety of assessments were used. Candidates were normally good

enough to begin working immediately, but recently there had been some unsuitable appointments

who left after a year.


MPS found that candidates selected for middle management positions did not always have the necessary

competence to perform their new duties to the high levels required and were not able to progress to the

senior management positions. A decision was then made to try to recruit from inside the business, propelling

talented graduates into middle management positions in preparation for fast-track senior positions.

Furthermore, young new potential senior managers were looked for at top international universities

and business schools who might also fit the profile for accelerated promotion. MPS offered very

competitive salaries to attract and retain the top talent. Some graduates were promoted and placed in

middle management jobs but within two years had left the company, leaving the business in a difficult position

in filling their, soon to be vacant, senior management roles.


Q1. Describe and analyse in detail responsibilities and tasks of individuals at senior executive and human

resource management level of MPS that are likely to impact the selection processes. Use theories and

concepts studied during the course to evaluate what might be done to improve the recruitment strategy for

the organisation.

Q2. Discuss to what extent technology might be used as a tool to develop potential young candidates and

more experienced, management level employees at MPS. What part might technology also play in the

orientation of employees joining MPS and influence the ability of MPS to retain their talented young

graduates. Use your own literature research and the case context to develop your arguments.





ASSESSMENT 2C (30%): Answer ALL (2) questions Submission Deadline – Sunday 28/11/2021 23:59 CEST

The mid-term, timed assignment will be made available on Moodle 48 hours before the submission deadline. Students need to complete the assignment and

upload their submission within this time-frame. The assignment will be a 450-600-word essay responding to questions linked to the learning outcomes listed.



• This an INDVIDUAL task

• Respond to ALL questions in written form; i.e. diagrams, images, tables etc. should NOT be included in the text or word count

• Each response carries EQUAL WEIGHT

• The case-study is fictional

• Include reference sources using the HARVARD protocol

• Submission to Turnitin



• TOTAL Wordcount 2 questions 450 – 600 words (approx. 225-300 words per question)

• Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are EXCLUDED from the total wordcount.

• Font: Arial 12 pts.

• Line-spacing 1.5 – 2.0

• Text alignment: Justified.

• The in-text citations, reference list and/or the bibliography must be in HARVARD’S style.


Submission Deadline:

ASSESSMENT 2: Submission Deadline – Sunday 28/11/2021 23:59 CEST; Weight: This task is 30% of your total grade for this subject.

Assessment 2 has the following learning outcomes:

• LO1 Understand the Human Resources function inside the enterprise, describe and analyse responsibilities and tasks

• LO2 Understand different stages of human resources planning

• LO3 Assess strategies for recruitment, selection and training.





Exceptional 90-100 Good 80-89 Fair 70-79 Marginal fail 60-69

Knowledge & Understanding


Student demonstrates excellent understanding of key concepts and uses vocabulary in an entirely appropriate manner.

Student demonstrates good understanding of the task and mentions some relevant concepts and demonstrates use of the relevant vocabulary.

Student understands the task and provides minimum theory and/or some use of vocabulary.

Student understands the task and attempts to answer the question but does not mention key concepts or uses minimum amount of relevant vocabulary.

Application (30%) Student applies fully relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class.

Student applies mostly relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class.

Student applies some relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class. Misunderstanding may be evident.

Student applies little relevant knowledge from the topics delivered in class. Misunderstands are evident.

Critical Thinking (30%)

Student critically assesses in excellent ways, drawing outstanding conclusions from relevant authors.

Student critically assesses in good ways, drawing conclusions from relevant authors and references.

Student provides some insights but stays on the surface of the topic. References may not be relevant.

Student makes little or non- critical thinking insights, does not quote appropriate authors, and does not provide valid sources.

Communication (20%)

Student communicates their ideas extremely clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spellcheck

Student communicates their ideas clearly and concisely, respecting word count, grammar and spellcheck

Student communicates their ideas with some clarity and concision. It may be slightly over or under the wordcount limit. Some misspelling errors may be evident.

Student communicates their ideas in a somewhat unclear and unconcise way. Does not reach or does exceed wordcount excessively and misspelling errors are evident.


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