Description
ASSIGNMENT?TASK
You?work?as?the?HR?Manager?for?a?company?engaged?in?medical?research.?The?company
employs?many?highly?skilled?scientists?and?is?working?on?cures?for?a?number?of?illnesses.
The?headquarters?of?the?company?is?in?California,?USA.?However,?there?are?also
operations?in?the?UK,?China?and?Germany.
A?number?of?HR?related?issues?have?arisen?in?the?company?and?you?have?been?asked?to
report?to?the?General?Manager,?answering?the?following?questions:
1.?It?is?essential?to?be?able?to?attract?the?very?best?medical?researchers.?To?do?this
there?is?a?need?to?provide?competitive?reward?packages,?and?interesting?work.?The
General?Manager?likes?to?take?the?approach?of?identifying?eminent?scientists?and
then?offering?them?employment,?even?if?there?is?no?relevant?vacancy.?That?has
resulted?in?some?scientists?leaving?the?business?because?there?is?nothing?of
substance?for?them?to?do.?There?needs?to?be?a?review?of?the?approach?to?HR
planning.?Critically?evaluate?at?least?three?options,?and?make?a?recommendation?of
the?best?way?to?approach?this.
2.?As?already?noted,?the?company?operates?in?four?different?countries.?It?is?essential
to?be?sharing?developments?in?research,?but?this?does?not?work?well.?Critically
evaluate?the?cultural?barriers?that?might?have?occurred?and?recommend?ways?to
address?these.
3.?The?General?Manager?wants?to?reduce?the?cost?and?time?that?scientists?spend
travelling?between?the?four?different?countries,?and?hence?wants?there?to?be?more
focus?on?using?virtual?environments?when?they?share?their?research?with?each
other.?Critically?evaluate?the?use?of?virtual?environments?for?this?purpose.
4.?Finally,?the?General?Manager?reminds?you?that?your?appraisal?is?due?and?asks?you
to?come?prepared?to?discuss?your?own?performance.?Critically?evaluate?the
approach?that?you?would?take?to?your?own?self?evaluation.
These?questions?are?equally?weighted.
FORMATIVE?FEEDBACK
You?have?the?opportunity?to?submit?a?bullet?point?outline,?showing?what?you?plan?to
include?in?your?assignment,?to?receive?formative?feedback.?