Assessment Brief – Assessment One
Module Code & Title: HRM9039M Comparative Human Resource Management
Contribution to Final Module Mark: 50%
Description of Assessment Task and Purpose:
This assessment requires you to produce a digital poster in which you should identify a
specific Multinational Company (MNC) in order to demonstrate an understanding of the
different national and cultural factors that might shape human resource management
practices. The poster should include different sections as follows:
Section One (Introduction) – in this section, the Multinational Corporation should be
introduced by using some referenced information obtained from the company website. This
section will also provide some brief signposting for the reader to indicate the various aspects
of the company in relation to the chosen approaches to human resource management;
Section Two – this section should provide a brief academic discussion of national culture
theory in relation to some of the approaches to human resource management identified.
This section should be written like a ‘mini’ academic essay and should include references to
academic journal articles/websites such as
Section Three – this section should identify some of the approaches to recruitment and
selection, employee relations, training and development or performance management that
are undertaken by the chosen multinational corporation and the writing should evaluate them
in terms of effectiveness. Referenced academic examples from human resource
management papers should be used to underpin the discussion here;
Section Four (Conclusion) – this section should provide a very brief conclusion of the
findings of your research;
Section Five (References) – this section should contain an alphabetical list of all the
references used in the poster and should be presented according to the requirements of the
The format for the poster can be found at the link below and is also available under the
assessment tab on the Blackboard site for the module.
Please use the digital poster template provided in the link below:
The poster may contain links to MNC websites and may include images, although the use of
images should not be extensive.
Learning Outcomes Assessed:
LO2 Understand the different national and cultural factors that help to shape the
HRM practices used within MNCs
LO3 Identify the specific approaches to Recruitment and Selection, Employee
Relations, Rewards, Performance Management, Training and Development within
developed and developed economies
Knowledge & Skills Assessed:
Subject Specific Knowledge, Skills and Understanding: e.g. Literature searching,
Referencing, Numeracy, Health and Safety, Project Planning, Techniques and Skills
Professional Graduate Skills: e.g. independence and personal responsibility,
adaptability, verbal communication, written communication, creativity, critical
thinking, IT skills, self-reflection and life-long learning, problem solving, group or
team skills, effective time management, working under pressure to meet deadlines,
negotiation skills, leadership.
Emotional Intelligence: e.g. self-awareness, self-management, awareness of
others, managing and supporting others, motivation, resilience, self-confidence.
Career-focused Skills: An understanding of the range of graduate careers, skills
and attributes required by employers, a range of strategies to present skills and
attributes to employers.
Assessment Submission Instructions: Please submit the digital poster to the Turnitin link
on Blackboard by 12 noon on 1st April 2022
Date for Return of Feedback: 27th April 2022
Format for Assessment: Digital poster – please upload from the assessment tab on the
module Blackboard site.
Marking Criteria for Assessment: See appendix three
Please note that all work is assessed according to the University of Lincoln Management of
Assessment Policy and that marks awarded are provisional on Examination Board decisions
(which take place at the end of the Academic Year.
Feedback Format: Feedback will be provided electronically on the Blackboard site on or
before 27th April 2022
Additional Information for Completion of Assessment:
Please use the digital poster format provided and ensure that you save the file as a PDF
document prior to submission
Assessment Support Information: Assessment support will be provided in the seminars in
weeks three to six
Important Information on Dishonesty & Plagiarism:
University of Lincoln Regulations define plagiarism as ‘the passing off another person’s
thoughts, ideas, writings or images as one’s own…Examples of plagiarism include the
unacknowledged use of another person’s material whether in original or summary form.
Plagiarism also includes the copying of another student’s work’.
Plagiarism is a serious offence and is treated by the University as a form of academic
dishonesty. Students are directed to the University Regulations for details of the procedures
and penalties involved.
For further information, see plagiarism.org
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