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Achievement standard 91383 - Business studies 3.5

Analyse a human resource issue affecting businesses.

This achievement standard relates to learning objective 8-1.

Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to:

  • analyse how and why New Zealand businesses operating in global markets make operational and strategic decisions in response to interacting internal and external factors.

Explanatory note 2

Contexts for learning

The context for learning is an identifiable human resource issue affecting businesses connected to the student’s life and community. (See the notes on making connections with students’ lives on page 7, which explain why using such a context is good practice). Students are required to comprehensively analyse and evaluate the issue and solution(s) and integrate business knowledge.

Business knowledge, concepts, and content

This achievement standard requires that students demonstrate understanding of the following business of the big picture of the human resource process in relation to the case study, this achievement standard specifically requires students to demonstrate an understanding of the following aspects of the human resource cycle (in no particular order):

  • workforce planning (staffing needs analysis, retention, redeployment, redundancy, recruitment)
  • change management (new technology, consultation, communication, mergers and acquisitions)
  • employment relations
  • an overview of employment law such as Minimum Wage Act 1983, Employment Relations Act 2000, Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, The Holidays Act 2003, Equal Pay Act 1972, Human Rights Act 1993.
  • training, motivation, and appraisal.

Related Māori concepts

Māori concepts that relate to this achievement standard include:

  • tikanga
  • pūtake
  • tūranga
  • kaitiakitanga
  • rangatiratanga.

See also:

Explanatory notes 3, 4, and 5

See: Achievement grades at level 3

Last updated July 11, 2012