Any topic (writer’s choice)
You are limited to 1,000 (+/- 10%) words per answer. Figures and diagrams do not
count in this total.
As a prominent Director of HRM, you have been invited by the CIPD trade journal,
People Management, to write an article for publication in the next issue. The topic
you have been asked to address is the use by HR Departments of Job Evaluation
Schemes in ensuring their organisation is not open to any claims of discrimination on
any of the nine protected characteristics. Although you have only been allowed
1,000 words, ensure you both critically evaluate the approach and discuss the
handling of the necessary adjustments that often follow such exercises.
The CEO of your company feels that the current dominance of salary in the
companys reward package is holding the company back. As a newly recruited
member of the HRM team, you have been asked to write a 1,000-word briefing
paper to be presented to the Board that outlines the strengths and weaknesses of
switching to a more pay-for-performance based approach. In writing your report,
ensure that you position the possible switch in the context of the companys
employee value proposition.
(Total marks: 100)