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Understand key contemporary labour market trends and their significance for workforce planning

Resourcing and Talent Planning

CIPD Candidate Assessment Activity

Title of unit/s     Resourcing and Talent Planning

Unit No/s            5RST

 

Level                    5

 

Credit value        6

 

Assessment method(s) Written answers and appropriate evidence of activity as specified

in the questions

Learning outcomes:

Understand key contemporary labour market trends and their significance for workforce planning.

Be able to undertake talent planning and recruitment activities

Understand how to maximise employee retention

Know how to manage dismissal, redundancy and retirement effectively and lawfully.

Assessment brief/activity

 

Assessment Criteria

You are required to provide written responses to each of the following seven

questions:          

 

 

Question 1

 

 

Your organisation is based in two different countries (the UK and another

 

country of your choice). Write a short account which briefly assesses the

1.1, 1.2, 1.3

labour market trends in each country. In your account, briefly explain the

 

significance of tight and loose labour market conditions and how organisations

 

position themselves strategically in competitive labour markets.

 

Question 2

 

 

Give a brief description of the role of government, employers and trade unions

 

in ensuring future skills needs are met.

 

1.4

Question 3

 

 

Briefly describe the main principles of effective workforce planning and give

 

some examples of any tools that may be used for this.

 

2.1

Question 4

 

 

1. Develop and provide a basic succession and career development plan

 

2. Provide evidence to show your contribution to plans for downsizing an

 

2.2

organisation

 

2.3

3. Provide evidence to show your contribution to the development of job

 

descriptions, person specifications and competency frameworks.

2.4

Question 5

 

 

Explain some of the main legal requirements in relation to recruitment and

 

selection and briefly assess the strengths and weaknesses of at least two

 

2.5, 2.6,

different methods of recruitment and selection.

 

Question 6

 

 

Briefly explain briefly why people leave or remain with organisations and

 

provide a summary of some of the costs associated with dysfunctional

 

3.1

employee turnover. Go on to assess the strengths and weaknesses of at least

3.2

two different approaches to retaining talent.

 


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