Section A Answer FOUR questions – Each question is worth 10 marks
1. Critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of ‘best practice’ models of HRM strategy?
2. Outline and discuss the main obstacles hindering or preventing HR departments from delivering strategic HRM
3. What should organisations consider when developing a reward strategy?
4. How can recruitment and selection processes contribute to strategic HRM?
5. Discuss the main features of a Learning Organisation. Why is it important in a strategic HRD approach to organising development?
6. Which mechanisms of employee involvement would you recommend using as part of your employee relations strategy and why?
Critically evaluate the role that performance management systems play in the delivery of SHRM. Discuss the main mechanisms used in PMS and explain the different options that can be used within them. Use organisational examples as appropriate to support your answer
For developmental activity to be deemed ‘strategic’ organisations need to shift the focus from a training’ to a ‘learning’ approach. Discuss this proposition in the context of development activity supporting individual and organisational change
Critically evaluate the use of competency based approaches in modern HR strategies. Explain in detail how they may be used in one specific area of HR such as performance management. Use organisational examples as
appropriate to support your answer
Critically evaluate ONE of the following
a) In what ways can HR strategies provide the level of organisational flexibility required by modern organisations? OR b) Should reward strategies always include an element of performance related pay. Justify your answer in relation to both theory and practise?