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1. Business Report

Your assessment requires writing a Business Report on one of the following options.

Option 1- Recruitment


Option 2- Selection

Consult your course outline for full assessment details

2. Find articles in the Library Collection

For this assignment, you will need to support your argument with academic references.

To get started with finding references, think about the key words related to your argument. Here are just a few examples:

  • recruitment, hiring, employment, job advertising
  • job satisfaction, employee satisfaction, job fulfillment

Then think about how you can string together various keywords to form a search term, remember to:

Searching the Library Collection

How to start your search (opens in a new tab)


In the Library Collection, put together a search term based on your keywords:

Tip: Try different search terms and combinations to best support your argument! 

Once you are happy with your search term (it might involve some trial and error), you can then refine the results to make them more relevant by using the 'Tweak my results' menu on the left.

One of the options is to choose to Show Only Peer-Reviewed Journals:

You can also refine by date to show more recent articles:

Once you've finished your selections, remember to Apply Filters:

Need more? You can also try searching databses that may contain additional material. Enter your search terms in Business Source Ultimate, or one of the other databases that contain Human Resource Management content.

3. Creating recruitment materials

4. Writing the report

Do you need help with report writing? Your course website has some examples of business reports.

This guide and video may assist you:

5. Referencing Support

Managing your references

What do you do with all those references you have found? Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references.

There are many free systems available. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. For more information, see the EndNote guide.