critically assess the hard and soft HRM practices identified by Storey (1989)in relation to the following using appropriate examples.

The Task is to prepare an ESSAY on the following:

Storey (1989) has distinguished ‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’ forms of HRM.

You are required to critically assess the hard and soft HRM practices identified by Storey (1989)in relation to the following using appropriate examples.

a) Employer attitude

b) Value of the employee to the organization

c) Communications

d) Empowerment & Delegation

e) Pay

f) Performance Appraisals

g) Organizational Structure

h) Leadership Style

Description of Assessment Requirements

The ESSAY should be based on the following outline:

Abstract: An overview of the assignment (10 marks and 150 words)

Introduction: Concise and clear introduction chapter with a background, scope and the purpose of the assignment. (10 marks and 200 words)

Body: Critical Evaluation and discussion on the ‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’ versions of HRM in terms of the following:

a) Employer attitude

b) Value of the employee to the organization

c) Communications

d) Empowerment & Delegation

e) Pay

f) Performance Appraisals

g) Organizational Structure

h) Leadership Style

(50 marks and 1250 words)

Summary/Conclusions and Recommendations. What did you find, these should be related specifically to your objectives (15 marks and 400 words)