Evidence Based Practice

§  Provide a definition of Evidence-based practice? What is it?

§  Evaluate EBP overall – how useful is it?

§  Then identify the 2 specific EBP approaches you are going to evaluate as below:


§  Identify 2 people practice issues, within your organisation – explain how each EBP approach can support sound decision making and judgements for these issues.


People Practice examples:





A different area of the Employee Lifecycle


§  Identify 2 organisational issues within your organisation – explain how each EBP approach can support sound decision making and judgements for these issues


Organisational issues examples:

Raising level of employee engagement

Increasing productivity

Raising levels of customer satisfaction

Themes associated with change


Evaluate how useful these approaches could be. Are they helpful? What are the drawbacks?

§  https://www.cebma.org/wp-content/uploads/Evidence-Based-Practice-The-Basic-Principles.pdf

§  https://www.aihr.com/blog/hr-metrics-and-analytics-how-both-can-add-value/

Provide an evaluation of one appropriate analysis tool and one method that might be applied by organisations to recognise and diagnose current and future issues, challenges and opportunities. (Approximately

KEY FOCUS AREA.  Every organisation is affected by a wide range and number of factors. In other words, an organisation never exists and operates “in a vacuum”. It is a part of a larger business environment.  In broad terms, this business environment can be divided into two categories.

1. The micro-environment is basically the environment that has a direct impact on your organisation – includes customers, suppliers, resellers, competitors, and the public.

2. The macro-environment is more general – it is the environment in the economy itself.  It includes economic factors, demographic forces, technological factors, natural and physical forces, political and legal forces, and social and cultural forces.

§  Briefly explain Macro and Microenvironments

§  Identify 1 macro analysis tool that can be used in people practice

§  Identify 1 micro analysis method that can be used in people practice


§  Evaluate each one – what is good about it? What is not so good? What are the weaknesses/strengths?


You must discuss

How can these be applied to future issues, challenges, and opportunities?

This is hypothetical so focus on how they MIGHT be applied

Macro tools – (the bigger picture) – such as:


§  SWOT and TOWS

§  Porter’s 5 Forces


Micro analysis methods – such as:

§  Observation

§  Interviewing

§  Exit interviews (one-to-one)

§  Investigations of incidents

§  http://www.slideshare.net/Timothy212/strategic-analysis-tools

§  https://keydifferences.com/difference-between-micro-internal-and-macro-external-environment.html

§  https://corporatefinanceinstitute.com/resources/knowledge/strategy/ansoff-matrix/

§  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYn4CyL3r5w (PESTLE Analysis Video)