HR Audit Paper
Choose any company with 100 or more employees and apply the Mello’s Model of Strategic HR Management (Exhibit 4-11) as a means of investigating and assessing the strategic HR practices of the firm. Include 4 sections:
Executive summary of the overall assessment of the organization from the perspective of strategic HR theory, including an overview of the student’s recommendations (see section 4).
Detailed overview of the audit context, including a profile of the subject organization and the organization’s current competitive strategy and position.
Detailed analysis of the organization’s strategic HR practices, including explicit reference to broader course material and specific theoretical constructs.
Detailed and specific recommendations for improving the strategic HR practices of the organization, including related next steps.
The length of your paper can be no more than 5 pages single spaced.
Strategic HR Audit Grading Guidelines
The following guidelines will apply to the evaluation of the Strategic HR Audit assignment (1 paper @150 points, 1 presentation@75 points):
Analysis and Application (80%)
The executive summary is a summary of the student’s analysis of the organization relative to strategic HR and not simply a synopsis of organizational facts.
The student effectively provides a detailed overview of the audit context, including a profile of the subject organization and the organization’s current competitive strategy and position.
The student accurately and thoroughly applies the Mello model in conducting a detailed analysis of the organization’s strategic HR practices.
The student provides detailed, specific, and theoretically sound recommendations for improving the strategic HR practices of the organization.
Formatting Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling, and Readability (20%)
The paper/presentation is laid out effectively, employing appropriate business-writing conventions (e.g. section headings, bulleted lists of text).
The paper/presentation is free of grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
The paper/presentation is easily read and understood.
The tone of the paper/presentation is appropriately assertive and confident