In the questions asked below you are supposed to discuss the roles of HR professionals and line managers in the context mentioned. Outline a systematic approach to training and explain at least two distinctions between training and L&D. describe typical approaches to appraisal and discuss the potential difficulties in conducting appraisal for the purpose of employee development. Furthermore, summarise the purpose of HR planning and outline the processes involved.
The people and performance research carried out for the CIPD by a team at Bath University found that front line managers played an important role in Human Resource Management. Discuss the roles of HR professionals and of line managers in the following contexts:
(a) Performance appraisal
(b) Training, coaching and guidance
(c) Involvement and communication
Training has been defined as ‘an instructor-led and content-based intervention leading to desired changes in behaviour’
(a) Outline a systematic approach to training
(b) Explain at least two distinctions between training and “learning and development”
Employee appraisal is carried out for a variety of reasons: for purposes of performance improvement, in order to assess potential,or to determine levels of financial reward and recognition.
(a) Describe two typical approaches to appraisal used in organisations nowadays.
(b) Discuss the potential difficulties in conducting appraisal for the purpose of employee development at the same time as assessing financial reward.
(a) Summarise the purposes of Human Resource Planning and outline the processes involved.
(i) Explain and discuss the processes for assessing future human resource needs and for evaluating the capabilities of the current work-force.
(ii) Explain the importance of these two aspects of Human Resource Planning so far as the development of the organisation’s employees is concerned.