Assignment 3 for both semesters Study workbooks 01 to 05 to complete this self-assessment assignment. Do NOT send this assignment to the university. Question 1 Your friend, Jane, is visiting you as usual. However, you notice that she looks stressed and worried. You ask her what is troubling her. She tells you that her performance appraisal is taking place the next day and that she hates appraisals. Jane says she does not understand why her organisation always wastes time on this activity. She does not see what benefits this performance appraisal has for either herself or the organisation. She also feels that this activity is too formal and finds it boring. She further mentions that, in some cases, employees do not receive any feedback after this activity. It appears that this activity is only carried out as a matter of formality. Explain the purpose and objectives of a performance appraisal to help Jane understand the importance of performance appraisals. (10) Question 2 Gina is a training consultant for an HR outsourcing company. An accounting firm has approached her to deliver leadership and management training for their board of directors to improve their leadership and management skills. Gina decides to use "away-from-the-job" training, because she feels that these directors' jobs are very stressful and training would be more successful away from their working environment. This will enable them to focus only on the training. Briefly discuss any five appropriate methods that Gina can use for this training session. (10) Question 3 Rosina is a single parent of two children, aged four and six. She resides in Pretoria, but has recently been called in for an interview at a company in the Sandton area of Johannesburg. At the interview Rosina voices her concerns relating to her possible acceptance of the position, such as finding day care for her children.Organisations vary greatly in the services and benefits they offer their employees so as to increase employee loyalty and decrease absenteeism and staff turnover. Identify five different types of employee services or benefits that organisations can make available that could attract Rosina to this company. Provide an explanation of each. (10)
144 Question 4 Lena and Timothy have been married for six years and have three children. They are both medical doctors and work long hours at Shebang Hospital in a rural town. They are currently facing potential conflicts over their career paths and the division of family responsibilities. As an HR practitioner you advise couples on their dual-career problems. Explain to management the characteristics of effective programmes to assist dual-career couples in overcoming their career-related challenges. (10) Question 5 Write a short essay to indicate the differences between EAPs, wellness programmes and safety programmes. Use a table with three columns to structure your answer. (10)  ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Look closely at the assessment criteria in the following table. They will give you an idea of what is expected of you in each assignment category.