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(Front sheet for BTEC – Level 7 assessment in Business)
Front Cover sheet BTEC – Level -7, EDSML in Strategic Management & Leadership

Strategic Human Resource Management (Unit 10)
(Submitted to –Mr. Gopinath )
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Introduction / Scenario-edsml- April –June 2013

Scenario 1, part1 and Part2

(This case study can be replaced with another one or students can select a suitable organisation after discussion with their lecturer.) .
HR caused Toyota to Crash: There has been news about Toyota‘s mechanic al failure of its automobiles that led to re call of nearly nine million calls world wide losing its reputation in automobile market. Though the cause is mechanical failure, yet there is a need to determine if the human error could have been caused by factors beyond the employee’s control. According to a published article , the root cause of the problems Toyota is facing are failure by employees to make good decisions, confront negative news, and make a convincing business case for immediate action, then the HR processes that may have influenced those decisions but it appears HR failed to influence the decisions and therefore the failure occurred . The key lesson that others should learn from Toyota’s mistakes is that HR needs to periodically test or audit each of the processes that could allow this type of billion-dollar error to occur. Source : http://www.hcamag.com/article/how-hr-caused-toyota-to-crash-115650.aspx

You are appointed as HR consultant to Toyota and you are submitting a report to senior management covering: Required:

Task 1

1.1 Explain the importance of strategic human resource management in Toyota

2. Assess the purpose of strategic human resource management activities in Toyota

3. Evaluate the contribution of strategic human resource management in overcoming the current problems faced by Toyota

(1.1, 1.2, 1.3)

Part 2

Task 2

2.1 /2.4 Analyse the business factors that underpin human resource planning in Toyota and critically evaluate how a human resources plan can contribute to meeting the organisation’s objectives.(2.1, 2.4)

Produce a human resources plan in which you:

2.2/2.3 Assesses the human resource requirements for Toyota and develop the associated human resources plan.
(2.2, 2.3)

Task 3

Prepare a briefing note in which you:

3.1/3.2 Explain the purpose of human...
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