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2018/19 BMG935 CRN 54877 - International HRM

London/Birmingham campus

Individual Assignment


a) To be submitted/uploaded by via BlackBoard Learn.

b) Assignments will not be accepted after this time, unless prior approval has been
secured from your Course Director and notified to me in advance.

c) All assignments must be uploaded through the relevant “assignment” link within
BlackBoard Learn, with the necessary assignment submission form


1. You are expected to use on-line and off-line facilities to obtain:

 Academic literature to provide research evidence to support your answers.
 Examples from web sites which support your answers.

2. Your assignment should include at least eight relevant references to academic

literature (in addition to any references made to commercial websites). Any
references cited must be referenced appropriately, using the Harvard
Referencing style. The quality of your references and bibliography will be
considered in the assessment process.

3. All published information with regards to organisations which you have used in
the preparation of your assignment, should be included in your appendices.

This assignment is worth 100% of the overall marks available for this module.

Students found plagiarising or engaging in any other forms of cheating, can expect to
be penalised and subjected to university regulations on such matters. Plagiarism
detection software will be utilised for all assignments.

China has experienced rapid economic growth, a fast pace of integration into
the world economy, and an increase in wage inequality (Wang et al, 2017).

When Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) enter the Chinese market they assume
that attracting employees will not be difficult to achieve, due to China’s huge
population. Whilst it may be easy to attract unskilled labour, finding
individuals with transferable skills is an issue. Why is it difficult to find and
retain them?

Tutor instruction/ suggestions (use international HRM theories and focus on

how to recruitment and retention of employees in china business

Within your analysis, you must provide relevant organisation-based examples to

support theoretical arguments. The assignment must have a wide and visible
application to industry, through the application of appropriate organisational
Students should be aware that this assignment requires the integration of the major
themes of the module. Student skills such as researching materials, analysing,
synthesising and critically evaluating the application of theory in practice will be
assessed. A superior assignment will demonstrate relevant research skills, analysis
and critical evaluation rather than just description.

The word count for this assignment is 3000 words with a +10% margin.

Word Count Penalties

The following penalties will be applied, if submissions go beyond 3300 words :

+10% - no penalty
+>10% - 20% : 5% penalty
+>20% - 30% : 10% penalty
+>30% - 40% : 15% penalty
+>40% - 50% : 20% penalty
+>50% - maximum mark of 50%

Determining the word count

The permissible word count will primarily originate from content pages (i.e. the main
body of the assignment and exclude title pages/cover sheet, appendices,
bibliographies, reference lists, diagrams/graphs/images/tables.