The Chief Executive of your chosen organisation is reviewing the HR function. She/he wants to know what contemporary research says about the contribution HR makes to organisational success. You have been commissioned by the Chief Executive to write a report titled:
How can HR make a strategic contribution to this organisation?
Your brief is:
•To select three contemporary HR issues (from the nine covered in the module);
•To review recent research evidence and contemporary practice relating to these Issues;
•To advise the Chief Executive on whether and how HR can make a strategic contribution to their organisation in relation to these Issues.
Note that you may argue for or against the idea that HR can make a strategic contribution. You are not required to make a case in favour of HR; whatever your stance, though, your argument must be informed by evidence.
You must choose a large organisation, ie. one with 250 or more employees. This definition of a large-sized enterprise is the one adopted by the United Kingdom.
Beyond this you can choose any organisation – private or public sector, national or multi-national, in any sector and based anywhere in the world. You can choose an organisation based on personal experience (e.g. a placement organisation) or interest.
The 3 Issues should be as follows (in the guidelines):
1st : From Week 3 or Week 4 Slide
2nd: From Week 5 Week 6 or Week 7
3rd: From Week 8 or Week 9
Global Human Resource Management