BSBHRM602 Manage Human Resources Strategic Planning. Assume that King Edward VII College has adopted the Human Resources Strategic Plan, with one of the strategic objectives included as follows:
Support a safe, healthy and inclusive workplace culture
Also note that one of the actions identified to achieve this is:
Develop the King Edward VII College Work/Life Balance Strategy
In addition, the outcome of a recent survey showed that staff are feeling increasingly stressed through overwork. The Health and Safety Officer has advised that there must be immediate action.
Complete the following activities in BSBHRM602 Manage Human Resources Strategic Planning
1.Develop work life balance report and action plan
Assume that you are now required to implement actions from the Human Resources Strategic Plan and based on the feedback from staff and the Health and Safety Officer.
To do this, you are required to conduct research and develop a short report to present to staff about options for the range of potential work/life balance programs that could be implemented and recommendations on which programs you think are most appropriate for King Edward VII College. Use the report template provided by your assessor, as well as the action plan for implementation of work/life balance programs. Use the Work/life Balance Report Template for guidance. You report will be approximately 1 page and written in clear and concise English.
BSBHRM602 Manage Human Resources Strategic Planning
2.Update health and safety policy and procedure
Assume that the Health and Safety Officer emails you back and is very supportive of the proposed actions for Work/Life Balance actions. He advises that a further improvement would be to ensure that the actions are formalised in the King Edward VII Health and Safety Policy and Procedures. He advises that this should be a policy statement about the organisation’s commitment to Work/Life Balance. Review the Health and Safety Policy and Procedures and update it as per the recommendation of the Health and Safety Officer. The update will be a short statement about the organisation’s commitment.
Assume that it is 12 months later, and the work/life balance policies and procedures have been implemented. One of the initiatives implemented was working from home arrangements for some staff members.
Performance indicators relating to the implementation of work/life balance policies are indicated in the Human Resources Strategic Plan as follows:
High staff satisfaction with working from home arrangements.
Technology is in place to facilitate working from home arrangements.
Key lessons learnt from implementation of the initiative are:
The implementation of the work-from-home team has been very positive. This can be attributed to the fact that the initiative was very well researched and project managed; and problems that could have become issues were identified and managed as part of the trial.
Having the right operational technology is important. There are some technology limitations: due to the bandwidth required for the phone and network connection the work-from-home team are unable to utilise tools such as web cams to facilitate meetings.
Need for clarity with family members about the time and place of work-from-home.
Need for internal policy considerations to address issues such as: when an employee relocates residence or an employee is selected/applies for a work-from-home position and the college is not able to provide a connection due to connection limitations.
3.Write a report on the implementation of the work/life policies and procedures.
Based on the information above, develop a short report for the CEO summarising the impact of the working from home arrangements and performance against objectives from the plan. The report should be in your own words and no more than one page.
4.Update your Human Resources Strategic Plan to include additional actions to account for the actions that need to be undertaken based on the scenario information.