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Assessment item - Critical evaluation of HR information
Task - This assessment task has four parts.
A. Evidence-based HRM, a specific application of the broader term, evidence-based management, is a cornerstone in this subject. Using at least two information sources from academic journals, explain what is meant by this term. Why is this important in HR practice? (200 words)
B. Find any two internet written sources that you believe would be useful to Israel Tobin in persuading Mark French of the strategic value of the HR function in CERA. (The sources do not need to be used by Israel in full - they are to inform his presentation.) Briefly, explain how each source might be used to support Israel's pitch to Mark French and the CERA executive team. (300 words)
C. Using the CRAP test, evaluate the two sources that you used above. (500 words)
D. Draw conclusions regarding the nature of information that should be used to inform practice. (200 words).
This assessment task will enable you to demonstrate your achievement of the following learning outcome in the subject: be able to critically evaluate the role of human resource management in effective organisational performance.