BSBHRM513 Manage Workforce Planning Assessment

BSBHRM513 Manage Workforce Planning Assessment

BSBHRM513 Manage Workforce Planning Assessment

This assessment describes the knowledge and skills needed to manage planning in relation to an organization’s workforce with researching requirements, and strategies, evaluating trends, implementing initiatives, developing objectives and monitoring.

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There are 2 tasks in this assessment

Task 1

Written Questions

Q.1 Review current data on staff turnover and demographics.

a.  What type of information would an organization seek to learn about their workforce by conducting a staff audit?
b. Consider your workplace, or one that you are familiar with and explain the demographics of the staff.

Q.2 Assesses factors that may affect workforce supply

a.Describe five factors that may affect workforce supply.
b.Consider your workplace, what workforce supply factors have impacted on their ability to find suitable staff.

3.  Establish the organization’s requirements for a skilled and diverse workforce.

a. Describe four of are the benefits of embracing workplace diversity?
b. Consider your workplace, or one that you are familiar with and describe how workplace diversity impacts day to day activities. Name at least two positive consequences and two negative consequences.

4. Review organizational strategy and establish aligned objectives for modification or retention of the workforce

a. Describe four measurable and four non-measurable workforce plan objectives.
b. Consider your workplace, or one that you are familiar with and describe what strategies they have in place to reduce staff turnover. If no strategy is in place, what would you suggest?

5.  Consider strategies to address unacceptable staff turnover, if required

a. Outline eight of the impacts associated with staff turnover.
b. Consider your workplace or one that you are familiar with an outline and describe two of the main causes of staff turnover.

6. Define objectives to retain required skilled labour

a. Describe five retention strategies that an organization might use?
b.Consider your workplace, or one that you are familiar with and describe what retention strategies they use. If no strategies are in place, what strategy do you consider would be effective?

7.Define objectives for workforce diversity and cross-cultural management

a. Describe five benefits that diversity within the workforce may bring?
b. Consider your workplace, or one that you are familiar and outline what benefits are evident and outline any problems associated with having a multicultural workforce.

8. Define strategies for source skilled labour

a.What are the key differences between internal and external recruitment? Name one advantage and one disadvantage of each recruitment method.
b. Consider your workplace, or one that you are familiar with and explain how the recruitment of new staff is performed. Do they use internal or external recruitment?

9. Communicate objectives and rationale to relevant stakeholders

a. Describe five stakeholder groups that should be communicated with about the workforce planning strategy? What do they each need to know?
b. Consider your workplace, or one that you are familiar with and describe how they communicate their workforce strategy? Could it have been performed better?

10. Obtain agreement and endorsement for objectives and establish targets

a.Describe the four effective ways of overcoming barriers to a workforce plan.
b. Consider your workplace, or one that you are familiar with identifies who the stakeholders are and how you would communicate your workforce plans with each of them?

11. Implement action to support agreed objectives for recruitment, training, redeployment, and redundancy

a.What are the key workforce considerations for employers when downsizing their organization?
b. Consider your workplace or one that you are familiar with and outline the recruitment process.

12. Develop and implement strategies to assist workforce to deal with organizational change

a.How does Kotter’s 8-step model assist the organization with developing strategies for organizational change?

b. Consider your workplace or one that you are familiar with and outline the how they manage change. If you consider it was done poorly, what suggestions would you make?

13. Develop and implement strategies to assist in meeting the organization’s workforce diversity goals

a.Describe what are the key aspects a diversity strategy should seek to achieve?.
b. Consider your workplace or one that you are familiar with and outline how diversity impacts the organization? Does your workplace support diversity?

14. Implement succession planning system to ensure desirable workers are developed and retained

a.What is succession planning? Describe at least 3 issues which a succession plan should address
b. Consider your workplace, or one that you are familiar with and discuss why it should or shouldn’t have a succession plan?

15. Implement programs to ensure the workplace is an employer of choice

a. Implement programs to ensure the workplace is an employer of choice
b.Is your current employer an employer of choice? Why? If not, why not?

16. Review workforce plan against patterns in existing employee and workforce changes

a.What economic, legislative, environmental, technology or other changes can impact on workforce planning?
b. Describe three trends that could impact the business you work for.

17. Describe three trends that could impact the business you work for.

a. What are labor supply trends? Briefly, describe the four trends
b. What impact would over supply or under supply have on your business?

18. Monitor effects of labour trends on demand for labour

a.Explain what labour demand analysis is and how labour trends can impact on workforces planning?
b. Consider your workplace, or one that you are familiar with and describe how labour trends might impact on workforce planning?

Task 2

Case study

Q.1 Review and research current labour data on staff turnover and demographics in the retail industry

a. you have to give one graph and compare to the information you have gleaned through your labour market research with regard to staff turnover?   
b. identify 3 factors that may affect your workforce supply. For each factor identified, explain why this is of significance to the workforce supply in the retail industry or the industry of your choice.

Technological advances: What affect workforce supply? Why has this affected workforce supply in the retail industry? Think shopping.
Labour market competition
Economic conditions

c. Evaluate the organization’s workforce requirements using your labour research findings for the Retail Industry.

Q. 2 identify three organizational strategies from your organization or use the following three organizational strategies that have been communicated to the executive team, these are:

Attract and retain a capable skilled workforce
Develop the workforce to meet future skill needs
Increase diversity in retail workforce

Q.3 Answer the following questions regarding staff turnover.

a. Explain if the current staff turnover (in the scenario or within your organization) is acceptable and give two reasons to support your thoughts
b. create three strategies that can be implemented to address the turnover and how can these strategies help to assist employees.
c. Set some targets for the three strategies

Q.4 how could you go about sourcing skilled workers? Identify at least two methods, and explain how you could use those two methods in the future to make sure your organization continues to bring in the right people.

Q.5 Now you have set your objectives, strategies, and targets, name two stakeholders you would consult for approval. Draft an email to the two people you have identified. You need to confirm the following details with them:

Outline the proposed objectives are and why you believe they are important to the organization
Why you have chosen them, in particular, to assist with the approval process.

Q.6 based on the objectives and strategies you have set, construct a contingency plan to address and avoid future work-related problems.

Q.7 Create an action plan to support one of your objectives for recruitment, training, redeployment, and redundancy

Q.8 Create a flow chart to demonstrate how you would implement a succession planning system ensure desirable workers are developed and retained within the organization.

Q.9 your staff are your most valuable resource, you need to be sure they are all performing well and to the best of their abilities. How will you know if this is the case? You need to ask them for their feedback.

a. Providetwo types of programs you could put in place to ensure you become an employer of choice in the future?
b. Employee satisfaction surveys are important tools to regularly monitor the workplace climate.  You will need to collate the survey responses and track outcomes to monitor the change in organizational climate.

Q. 10 explain how you will continue to regularly monitor labour supply trends and government policy on labour demand in the retail industry as a whole? What information sources will you use? 

Q.11 There is a number of techniques which can be used to estimate and forecast human resource demand; some are listed in the table below. Provide an explanation of each technique

a. Managerial Judgments
b. Work Study Technique
c. Econometric Models
d. Estimates based on historical records

Q.12 The executive team has just announced the Department Store trading hours will be extended from 6.00pm to 11.00pm each night between 15 October and 31 December. Sufficient staff will need to be allocated for these hours. The current staffing levels are unlikely to meet this demand and strategies need to be put in place to meet with this business directive. You are required to revisit your workforce objectives, in response to this change.