Written Assignment-Resourcing the Organisation


  • This assignment must be completed individually.
  • You must use the Harvard referencing system.
  • Your work must indicate the number of words you have used. Written assignments must not exceed the specified maximum number of words. When a written assignment is marked, the excessive use of words beyond the word limit is reflected in the academic judgement of the piece of work which results in a lower mark being awarded for the piece of work (regulation 6.74).
  • Assignment submissions are to be made anonymously. Do not write your name anywhere on your work.
  • Write your student ID number at the top of every page.
  • Where the assignment comprises more than one task, all tasks must be submitted in a single document.
  • You must number all pages.

You are required to write an essay in which you should:

  1. Define resourcing and outline at least two (2) central HRM objectives that resourcing facilitates. (Taylor, S (2019). p. 2-6). (30 MARKS)
  1. Outline the various alternative recruitment methods and critically evaluate one of the methods outlined, highlighting the merits and demerits of the method chosen from both the employer’s and employees’ perspectives. (Taylor, S. (2019), p. 169-181). (60 MARKS)
  1. You are required to provide examples of practice to enhance the credibility and depth of your understanding of the various aspects of Human Resourcing. You are also required to support your answers with academic and professional references/sources and statistical data where necessary. Harvard Referencing style should be used in this essay. You are required to provide a list of references in Harvard Referencing format. (10 MARKS)


  • The assignment should make use of effective HRM Theories and these theories should be applied to the context of the organisations cited in the essay in a manner that will demonstrate your understanding and deep knowledge of this subject.