5UIN Using the Information in Human Resources
- January 4, 2022
- Posted by: admin
- Category: CIPD Level 5
Introduction to the unit
The CIPD Level 5 qualification requires learners to research a specific HR topic within their industry. In this unit, learners are expected to demonstrate their ability to research by evaluating different research materials to ensure a thorough understanding of the research topic. Through this research, learners will better understand how to apply the knowledge and skills gained through participating in the CIPD level 5 courses. In addition, through the assessments, learners can review information sources relevant to their research topic and come up with conclusions as support for improving the HR issue affecting the business.
The structure of the document
To demonstrate that the learner has completed all elements of the research, a document must be produced that explains the methods and results of the research with clear subheadings. For learners to effectively communicate research findings, it is crucial that they can communicate their research topic effectively. Therefore, the document must be well structured, and because of this, students are advised to use the outline and structure produced by their tutors as a guide when conducting their research.
The main structure of the research should have the following.
Cover page; in most cases, the instructor will provide the information that should be included on the cover page. Typically, this information will include the student’s name, the instructor’s name, and the number of words within the document. The most critical issue that the learner should consider is the research topic, which the student should adequately develop. In addition to not being vague, the research title should not be too short or complex in any way. It can be used to provide clarity to the audience about the research focus. The titles should be expressed as well-articulated statements, or as questions. Listed below are some examples of titles that are well developed;
- Evaluating the contribution of learning and development to improving performance in the ABC organization
- Finding out the effectiveness of recruiting and selection methods in hiring the right candidates for the job within the healthcare industry
- The use of absence and turnover data as indicators of employee well-being within the organization, a case study of XYZ Company
Abstract/executive summary, which summarises the main points of the report. It explains the purpose, methods, findings, results, conclusions, and recommendations. This part helps busy executives understand what the researcher has done and how the results enhance a greater understanding and improved understanding of the issue under consideration.
Content page; highlights main topics and subtopics covered in the research. This allows research audiences to locate information easily and quickly.
In the introduction, the researcher explains the research topic and assists learners in understanding the context in which the research is being conducted. In the introduction part of the assessment, you should discuss the purpose and objectives of the research and the selection of key stakeholders.
Research literature review; this is the second part of the research process, where the researcher selects different secondary resources to review what has already been studied about the subject.
Critique of literature review helps determine the similarities or differences between secondary sources used in a literature review. The first subheading under this topic should justify the chosen research’s justification, explaining the significance of the source of research, under the second sub-heading, which research methods have advantages and disadvantages. The third subheading relates to how the information gathered from the research is applied to the business or industry being studied.
Presenting the proposed findings; based on the review and critique of the method used, the results should be presented as line graphs, bar graphs, or pie charts.
Conclusions and recommendations; these are the last sections of the study where the conclusion is well-developed, and recommendations are provided to improve the area of investigation based on the study results.
References; this gives the sources that were used to complete the research. The sources should be reputable, credible, and up-to-date. They should follow the Harvard referencing format that the CIPD has approved.
Upon completing this level of education, the audience or the readers should evaluate the research that the learners undertook. Therefore, it is necessary to present the research document in a way that both attracts the attention of audiences and at the same time makes the document convincing. Therefore, the information presented must convince the reader that all parts of the research have been developed effectively to bring about conclusions that strengthen the development of the research topic.
At the end of the assessment, learners should:
- Identify research problems that have an impact on businesses. Explain clearly why the chosen research issue is relevant to businesses.
- Know how to glean information from secondary sources to help determine how to resolve those problems.
- Be able to explain why the topic of your research is important
- Possess the ability to develop clear research objectives in support of the research
- Describe the weaknesses and strengths of the different sources examined to support why this research issue needs to be investigated
- Analyze the information sources to draw relevant conclusions about the research topic.
- Construct a business report that combines the narrative and diagrammatic presentation of information.
Upon completing the assessment, learners should achieve the criteria established by the tutor in the course outline. Thus, all information required is presented in a structured manner, and the concepts of the topic are explained in a manner that enhances a good understanding of it.