Human Resource Management

HRMT20024 T2 2018 – Assessment 1 Presentation guidelines

Due date

During tutorial class from weeks 4 – 12 inclusive.




Presentation (maximum of 8 minutes) + PowerPoint slides (maximum of 6 slides excl refs)

Learning outcomes

2, 4

Graduate attributes

1 – 7


The primary purpose of this assessment is for you to develop a critical understanding of future

trends in HRM within the context of current academic literature. The second purpose is to

develop your oral communication and presentation skills.


Select a topic. On-campus students will nominate for a topic in class in Week 2. Only 3-4

presentations can be held each week, and the Lecturer will re-allocate students as required for

an even distribution. Distance students should advise the course coordinator by email

HRM topics are as follows:

Week 4 HR planning

Week 5 Recruitment and selection

Week 6 Employee relations challenges

Week 7 Managing diversity and work-life balance

Week 8 Performance management

Week 9 Learning, development and career management

Week 10 Motivation, rewards and compensation

Week 11 Employee turnover and retention

Week 12 Evaluating and improving the HRM function

Select two articles for your presentation. Start gathering ideas for your topic with a review

of a relevant textbook chapter and the references at the end of the chapter. Identify two (2)

good quality journal articles from the CQU library databases and business press publications

such as Harvard Business Review. The articles must have been published within the last five

years. Critically analyse the chosen articles to identify a key theme for current research and

thinking on your topic, rather than simply summarizing the articles.

Design your presentation. Creatively design your presentation with the aim to engage your

class on the latest thinking research on your HRM topic. Presentation is to be a maximum of

eight (8) minutes with a maximum of six (6) PowerPoint slides. For each article, you

should communicate : the title, topic, objective of the research, method for the research,

argument/findings, and Conclusion. Your presentation should also include a discussion of the

contribution of both articles to the field. (Distance students record a voiceover on powerpoint)

Upload your slides before the presentation. Your powerpoint slides should be uploaded

before your presentation, to assist with prompt marking. You should also provide your

lecturer/tutor with a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides including a separate page for the



APA referencing.  For more information, see :


Copy detection software (TurnitIn) is used in this course and work found in contravention of the

copying and plagiarism rules will be investigated. Penalties apply in the case of proven

instances of copying, plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Please check the following links to

TurnitIn is only a tool and judgement needs to be used when you view your Originality Report.

TurnitIn does not make a judgement as to what is referenced properly, it highlights the non-

original material in a piece of work. You should use the similarity score as a guide only and

must then check the originality report to determine whether or not changes need to be made to

the assessment.


Students must familiarise themselves with the following policies and procedures at Assessment of Coursework Policy; Assessment of Coursework

Principles; Assessment of Coursework Procedures

HRMT20024 Assessment 1 Rubric –Presentation

Note: This is an illustration of the marking criteria that will be used in the Turnitin system. To see your marks on the criteria, open your assessment through Turnitin and click on the marking criteria button.The markers will provide feedback throughout your assessment in the ‘Grademark’ view in Turnitin. You can access this by clicking on the small blue pencil icon next to your assessment submission.

While there is no set rule for what your similarity index should be, you should aim for a similarity score that is less than 20%. It is possible that you could have a higher level if you have a very long reference list though. The main thing to look out for is WHERE the similarity is being shown. If there is a high level of similarity found in the body of the assessment, you will probably lose marks for not presenting your own ideas. A high level of similarity in the body of your assessment may significantly affect your marks for each of the criteria, as marks are given based on original text and appropriately referenced text only. It is suggested that you reduce the use of direct quotes from other sources wherever possible. Markers will analyse the similarity score reported by Turnitin on a case by case basis.

Key Criteria
0 (Not Shown)
2 (Poor)
3 (Unsatisfactory)
4 (Satisfactory)
5 (Good)
6 (Very Good)
7 (Excellent)
Introduction (10%)
No introduction.
No topic, key points and/or
Topic introduced, but the
Topic, key points and
Topic, key points and
Topic, key points and
Topic, key points and

purpose is introduced or the
introduction is
purpose of the presentation
purpose of the presentation
purpose of the presentation
purpose of the presentation

introduction is irrelevant to
underdeveloped in terms of
is introduced with
is introduced in a clear and
is introduced in a clear and
is introduced in an

assessment item.
key points and/or purpose of
satisfactory clarity.
interesting way.
interesting way which
exceptional and interesting


captures the audience's
way which effectively

captures the audience's

Knowledge of Content
No knowledge nor
Inaccurate knowledge of the
Insufficient knowledge of the
Demonstrates satisfactory
Demonstrates above
Demonstrates good
Demonstrates a
understanding of the HRM
HRM topic. Irrelevant
HRM topic. Information
knowledge of the HRM topic.
average knowledge of the
knowledge of the HRM topic
comprehensive and highly
information presented. Poor
appears to be randomly
Information from existing
HRM topic. Relevant
with insight and depth.
insightful knowledge of the

understanding of information
chosen and not related to
thinking in HRM presented
information presented from
Accurate, interesting, and
HRM topic. Highly relevant

and concepts presented.
material covered in the unit.
and explained. Satisfactory
latest thinking research in
relevant information
and informative material and

Limited understanding of
understanding of information
HRM. Above average
presented from latest
evidence presented from

information and concepts
and concepts presented.
understanding of information
thinking research in HRM.
latest thinking research in


and concepts presented.
HRM. Highly developed

understanding of Information
understanding of information

and concepts presented.
and concepts presented.
Presentation Delivery
No ability to present.
Ideas on the HRM topic is
Ideas on the HRM topic is
Ideas on the HRM topic are
Ideas on the HRM topic are
Ideas on the HRM topic are
Ideas on the HRM topic are

disorganized and not
unclear and not in a logical
satisfactorily organised with
presented in an organised
presented effectively and
clearly and professionally

coherent. Pace is highly
way. Pace is inappropriate.
clarity in parts, pacing
way, though lack clarity in
expressed in an organised
articulated, presented

inappropriate. The student's
The student's voice is: not
adequate, though may be
parts, adequately paced. The
way, appropriately paced.
effectively in an organised

voice is: not clear; not
clear at times; not expressive
over-or under length. The
student’s voice is clear and
The student has a clear
way, and are appropriately

expressive and/or the
and/or the student
student’s voice is clear and
expressive for most of the
voice, and expressive during
paced. The student has a

student pronounces a
pronounces occasionally
expressive at times during
the presentation.
clear voice, exceptionally

number of terms incorrectly.
some terms incorrectly.
the presentation.

expressive during the whole


Conclusion (10%)
No conclusions provided.
Brief conclusion but no links
Brief conclusion with limited
The conclusion provided
The conclusion provided
Clear and concise summary
Clear and concise summary

established to the
links established to the
some links to the introduction
links to the introduction and
of the presentation with links
with effective links to the

introduction and body of the
introduction and body of the
and body of the presentation,
body of the presentation, but
to the introduction and body
introduction and body of the

but was not concise or
was not concise or unclear at
of the presentation.


Visual Aids (20%)
No visual aids are used.
The visual aids are poorly
Limited visual aids are used
The visual aids are
The visual aids are well
The visual aids are well
The visual aids are well

designed or unrelated to the
and inappropriately
satisfactorily designed and at
designed and adequately
designed, confidently used
designed and confidently

message presented.
times support the
support the presentation.
and effectively support the
used, which effectively


support and add impact to

the presentation.

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