We have now come to the final examination of this course where you will be tested on your knowledge and understanding of the literature as well as your ability to apply the knowledge received.
Your task for the final exam is to, from a human resource perspective; compose a full case study of SKANSKA. Issues that shall be covered are presented below, after the overall guidelines.
You are to use the literature that has been presented throughout the course with the use of adequate reference system. You are strongly encouraged to use external data sources including, but not limited to, financial reports, annual reports, company and other websites, external analyses, interview, etc. All sources shall be referenced.
The case solution shall be between 8-13 pages, single spaced, Times New Roman, 12 p.
Deadline of submission is the 16th of January
Make sure that your exam is structured in line with the headings below.
When asked about personal reflections/analysis make sure that when making a statement you are motivating it by your own logic or/and find the motivation with the help of the course literature.
All sources shall be referenced both in the text and should be put into the reference list at the end of your paper.
When for some reason you are unable to find info needed, try to deduce it then with your own logic and proper argumentation. Sometimes the lack of information is also an interesting observation (why don’t they report certain things?)
THE ASSIGNMENT (Maximum 108 points)
Your task is to, from a human resource perspective; compose a full case study of SKANSKA. Issues that shall be covered are presented below. Please, make sure that you structure your paper exactly the way as below and use our stated headings.
COMPANY STRATEGY (17 points)
What is the current company strategy of SKANSKA? (3p)
What are the long-term strategic goals of SKANSKA? (3p)
How does SKANSKA want to get there? (3p)
Any employer branding strategy/ies SKANSKA currently uses? (3p)
Provide personal reflections/analysis on SKANSKA’s strategy in relationship to its HRM (5p)
HUMAN RESOURCE (12 points)
Define the human resource policy/ies and strategy/ies for SKANSKA (6p).
Provide personal reflections/analysis on SKANSKA’s HR policy and strategy (6p)
ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (15 points)
In which way does organisational culture influence human resource management in SKANSKA?
Describe the issue of motivation at SKANSKA (or what are the tools and strategies the company uses to keep employees motivated, if any?).
To which extent does SKANSKA’s human resource strategies emphasis individual development versus organisational development?
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT (15 points)
Discuss the selection and recruitment processes within SKANSKA
Does SKANSKA use diversity and integration strategies in recruiting and retaining people at work?
Provide personal reflections/analysis on SKANSKA’s recruitment and selection processes in relationship to firm strategy.
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (12 points)
Describe organisational learning and management development issues at SKANSKA.
Provide personal reflections/analysis on SKANSKA’s HRD in relationship to firm strategy.
REWARD MANAGEMENT (12 points)
Describe the reward management of SKANSKA and reflect on its potential influence on human resource management.
THE CONNECTION (25 points)
In which way is human resource management related to SKANSKA’s success/failure? Please, provide your own analysis based on the literature.
NB: This (THE CONNECTION) is one of the most important parts of the exam, try to expand here, it is here you get most points!
AGAIN, PLEASE, REMEMBER TO USE THE LITERATURE IN COMBINATION WITH EXTERNAL SOURCES WHICH SHALL BE PROPERLY REFERENCED.
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