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Sample Assignment
You are employed as a researcher for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the UK.  Funding has been provided for a study of resource management in organisations.  The aim is to compare the management of physical and human resources in different sectors.  
Your role is to carry out research into profiled organisations representing different sectors.   You will then choose a specific organisation to carry out further research.  
You will present your research findings in a report.  
You will find brief profiles of three businesses in Appendix 1 and a more detailed analysis of an organisation in Appendix 2.  In order to ensure your report is comprehensive you will need to carry out supplementary research into similar businesses in these sectors to ensure you provide detailed findings.  
Task 1
In the first part of your report you must:
•analyse the differing resource requirements of the three profiled businesses in different sectors. (AC 1.1) 
• explain the importance of resource management and how this is achieved within organisations. (AC 1.2)
Distinction task
To achieve a Distinction you must:
Evaluate internal and external factors which impact on resource management. (AC 1D1)  
Task 2
In this part of the report, you should explain the importance of the effective use of physical resources by providing: 
• an evaluation of how the use of physical resources is monitored and managed
• an evaluation of the measures to reduce the impact of resource wastage 
• an assessment of the costs of high profile technological failures
• an assessment of the business case for the use of ethical and sustainable resources.
You should give examples from each sector that relate to the organisations profiled.
(AC 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4).
Merit task
To achieve a Merit you must:
Evaluate recent high-profile cases of resource wastage and their impacts 
(AC 2M1)
Task 3
Referring to the profiled businesses or similar organisations, provide a section in the report on how to use human resources effectively.
• an assessment of the need for human resource planning in the workplace
• an evaluation of the methods used to monitor and improve employee performance
• an assessment of the effectiveness of reward systems in different contexts.
(AC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3).
Distinction task
To achieve a Distinction you must:
Evaluate the impact of employee engagement in an organisation you have researched (AC 3D1)  
Task 4
For this section of your report, you will need to explain the data required to make judgements on the effective use of human and physical resources.  You can use the case study provided in Appendix 2 to assist you.  When using the case study you must ensure that you utilise all of the information provided.
In this section of the report, you will:
• Explain the data needed to review and make judgements on employee performance 
• Explain the data needed to review and make judgements on the utilisation of physical resources 
(AC 4.1, 4.2).
Merit task
To achieve a Merit you must:
Use examples to evaluate how resource management practices have contributed to business success or failure (AC 4M1

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