Welcome to Human Resource Management, of the ILM Certificate in Management, specifically
designed for and by Loughborough University.
Aim of the programme
The aim of the unit is to provide you with an understanding as managers, new and old, of your
responsibilities in relation to Human Resource policies and management at this level in the University
and in organisations generally. The unit explains the role and relevance of human resource planning
in the University and looks at the legal requirements on human resource planning and on recruitment
as well as looking at the University’s own Human resource policies and practices. We will also be
considering the impact that your management style and communication have on your area of
responsibility and what you can do to improve this further.
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this programme. However, to benefit from this course it
would be advantageous to have an opportunity to put the new learning into practice. No prior
management qualifications are necessary, or prior educational qualifications. In order to achieve the
full qualification you will need to attend all units of the programme as well as all work based
assignments and online learning.
Student support
Loughborough University is an accredited centre for ILM and is committed to inclusion and we can
provide a range of support for learners with disabilities and/or learning difficulties. If you feel you may
require support on your programme then please contact our advisers team directly (please see
candidate handbook for further details).
The achievement of the Certificate is dependent upon attendance at ALL of the units (workshops) as
well as all identified on line study. These learning hours are a specific requirement of the ILM process.
A key aspect of any team leader or manager is their management of themselves, their workload and
their time. The achievement of this Certificate should reflect their ability to attend all of the courses
they have committed to as well as completion of the assessment in the required timescale.
Understanding the management role to
improve performance
Making a financial case
Human Resources Management
(Managing Recruitment)
Understanding Financial Management
Leading innovation and change
Managing improvement
Becoming an effective leader
Additional notes (location/times/work to complete)
All submitted assignments must be emailed to the programme administrator Sarah Sargeant, at
[email protected] by the dates given. You must include your name, course and
assignment title in the subject header. Please also ensure your work is submitted as one
If you are unable to send your assignments through by email then alternatively you can submit a hard
copy of your assignment (but we must also have a copy on CD or memory stick) by visiting the Staff
Development department in Rutland Building.
Assessment – Human Resource Management (Managing Recruitment)
Remember that these notes are for guidance only
The assignment includes the Assessment Criteria, showing you exactly how you will be assessed,
and a Mark Sheet to show how the marks are allocated. Read the assignment carefully and study the
Assessment Criteria with even more care. It is a good idea to go through the assignments after you
have completed them and mark them yourself, using those same criteria. Ask yourself “Have I done
what it asks me to do?” “What mark would I give it?”
Assessment activities are divided into parts. You must use the headings (in bold) of each part to
structure your assignment, because marks are allocated according to how well you deal with each of
them – if the assessor doesn’t know which part you are answering, you won’t get the marks.
Remember, the assessor is not trying to trick you – what it asks for is what it expects. If you have a
problem, ask your tutor for help.
You should present your work as simply and clearly as possible. Whilst word-processed
assessments are preferred, you will not lose marks for presenting a hand-written assessment so long
as it is neat and legible. Please do not present your work in elaborate folders – simple stapled pages
are all that is required.
As a Manager communication skills are very important. So, too, it is important that you write
clearly when your present your work for assessment. You may lose marks for poor grammar and
ILM is keen to ensure fair and equal assessment for all candidates: so if you have any special
difficulties which you think might put you at a disadvantage do not hesitate to let your tutor know.
What constitutes plagiarism?
If you submit an assignment that contains work that is not your own, without indicating this to the
marker (acknowledging your sources), you are committing ‘plagiarism’ and this is an offence. This
might occur in an assignment when:
Using a choice phrase or sentence that you have come across and copying it word-for-word
directly from a text.
Paraphrasing the words from a text very closely.
Using text downloaded from the internet, or copied directly from a book or other source.
Borrowing statistics or assembled facts from another person or source.
Copying or downloading figures, photographs, pictures or diagrams without acknowledging
your sources.
Copying from the notes or essays of a fellow student.
Although you are encouraged to show the results of your reading by referring to and quoting from
works on your subject, copying from such sources without acknowledgement is deemed to be
plagiarism and will not be accepted by Staff Development.
For further information on how to reference your sources of information, please either discuss this
with your tutor, or see the University Library’s guidance sheet to referencing:
This task will allow a greater understanding of the role of the middle manager in the organisation and
the way in
which organisations work. Check your assignment carefully prior to submission using the assessment
criteria shown alongside.
This task should be between 2,000 to 3,000 words.
Submission date:
ASSIGNMENT TASK for Unit: Managing recruitment
Centre Number
Centre Name
Learner Registration No
Learner Name
The purpose of this unit is to develop understanding and ability to manage recruitment as required by a
practising or potential middle manager.
An ILM Assessment Task provides an opportunity to relate your learning directly to your current
organisation. It is recommended that you discuss the assignment with your line manager to explore and
agree how the task could be used to support the needs of your employer (as well as evidencing your
learning as part of completing your ILM qualification).
If you are not currently working within an organisation, then you may complete this task in relation to an
organisation with which you are familiar. This could include experience working in a voluntary capacity
The nominal word count for this assignment is 2500 words: The suggested range is between 2000 and
3000 words, however individuals have different writing styles, and there is no penalty if the word-count
range is exceeded.
Please use the headings shown below when writing up your
Assessment Criteria
Understand human resource planning in an organisation
Provide an account of human resource planning practices to
explain the role and relevance of human resource planning in
own organisation.
You are then required to assess and make a judgement on the
impact of legal requirements on human resource planning in
the organisation and the impact of organisational policies and
procedures on human resource planning in the organisation.
Be able to plan and implement recruitment in line with
legal and organisational requirements
 Describe the recruitment process in
Describe the principal features of the recruitment process in
your organisation from the identification of a vacancy through
to the appointment of the successful candidate.
You are then required to present a rationale to justify a need
for recruitment in own area of responsibility and to implement
the full recruitment process, ensuring that all procedures are
followed correctly and appropriately and that necessary
records are kept in line with legal and organisational
requirements at each stage of the process.
By submitting I confirm that this assessment is my own work
Explain the role and relevance of
human resource planning in own
organisation (8 marks)
Assess the impact of legal
requirements on human resource
planning in the organisation (16 marks)
Assess the impact of organisational
policies and procedures on human
resource planning in the organisation
(16 marks)
own organisation from the identification
of a vacancy through to the
appointment of the successful
candidate (8 marks)
Justify a need for recruitment in own
area of responsibility (12 marks)
Implement the recruitment process in
own area of responsibility, ensuring all
procedures are followed and necessary
records are kept in line with legal and
organisational requirements (40 marks)
If your assignment is graded as “Refer”, you will receive feedback and are able to revise your work
and resubmit it for a secondary opportunity to pass.
You are advised to discuss your task with your assignment with your line manager.
You should use your own workplace as the basis for this assignment, but you may use another
organisation if you have experience elsewhere that is relevant.
To produce a better assignment and to show your wider understanding of the management role you
should provide more detail in your answer. Explanation with supporting examples from your own
experience will provide further evidence of your understanding.

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