Utilising the case studies provided below for this assessment task you need to use what you have learnt in this course to answer the following questions:

How is ethical leadership in HRM failing these organisations, their staff and other stakeholders?

As an ethical leader, what are the recommendations that you would make to enable HRM to effectively resolve the problems that are evident in these organisations?

Applying the HRM model, and your studies about HRM, how could the following organisations have avoided these situations in the first place?

The case studies are accessible below using the URLs:

Hospitality Industry

Heston Blumenthal, the tax havens and the ripped-off workers or

https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/heston-blumenthal-the-tax-havens-and-the-ripped-off-workers-20181207-p50ksz.html

Rockpool restaurant empire ripping off workers or https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/rockpool-restaurant-empire-ripping-off-workers-20180621-p4zmwk.html

 

Aged Care

‘Obviously a failure’: Health Secretary on ignored heart attack in aged care, Canberra Times, Sally Whyte, 12 December 2019.

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6540838/heart-attack-incident-a-failure-health-boss/

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (web page)

https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

‘Something is wrong at the top’: how Bupa’s aged care homes hit rock bottom, The Guardian, Lisa Martin, Nick Evershed and Ben Butler, 12 September 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/12/something-is-wrong-at-the-top-how-bupas-aged-care-homes-hit-rock-bottom

 

Banks

AUSTRAC scandal top priority for ‘battle-hardened’ Westpac chair, The Age, Clancy Yeates, 23 Jan 2020

https://www.theage.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/austrac-scandal-top-priority-for-battle-hardened-westpac-chair-20200123-p53ty4.html

NAB executive charged over $40m fraud granted bail, The ABC, Kathleen Calderwood, 6 March 2019

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-05/nab-exeucitve-investigated-over-$40m-fraud-hands-herself-in/10871644

The greed exhibited by the big four banks is a case in point as the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry final report see https://financialservices.royalcommission.gov.au/Pages/reports.aspx.

Assessment Tasks 3 will be assessed against the following criteria – each criterion is equally weighted:

 

  • Key issues relating to the question have been developed
  • Analysis and synthesis of relevant HRM literature in peer reviewed and quality newspaper articles such as the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, McKinseys, Deloittes, BBC, ABC podcasts, Quality blogs,
  • Ideas and assertions cited or quoted in text and substantiated through use of high quality academic material
  • Clear written style (spelling, grammar, syntax) and appropriate Harvard style referencing

 

Assessment 3 guidance and key steps

Refer to the following steps to help you construct the core elements required in your report.

 

Step 1: Read each of the following case studies to answer the following question.

 

Q1 – How HRM is failing these organisations, their staff and other stakeholders?

 

Case studies

Hospitality Industry 

Aged Care 

 

Banks

You must consider how HRM is failing across all three organisations/category of organisations, that is, hospitality industry, aged care and banks.

 

Step 2: Evidencing relevant peer reviewed HRM literature and/or quality newspaper articles, substantiate your ideas and assertions to develop a response to the following.

 

Q2 – What are the recommendations that you would make to enable HRM to effectively resolve the problems that are evident in these organisations?

 

Step 3: Apply the HRM model of excellence and your studies throughout this course to develop a response to the following.

 

Q3 – How could the organisations have avoided these situations in the first place?

 

 

Business