In this paper, you are to discuss the roles of HR professionals and line managers in the context listed below. Outline a systematic approach to training and explain distinctions between training and L&D. furthermore, describe (2) approaches to appraisal. Discuss the difficulties in conducting appraisal of employee development. You are further asked to summarise the motive of HR planning. Explain the process of assessing future HR needs and for evaluating the capabilities of the current work-force and also it’s important in HR planning.
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.