Human Resources Management Research Paper
Students will develop a research paper on a topic related to human resources management. The topic must be approved in advance by the instructor. The research paper must meet the two conditions: (1) it must be a research project (i.e., involve research articles and analysis) and (2) it must be clearly relevant to human resources and personnel management.
The research paper will be a minimum of 5 (five) pages and a maximum of 7 (seven) pages, it should reference a minimum of 6 (six) scholarly articles. This page count does not include the title page, abstract, tables, graphics, and reference pages. Each student is expected to find relevant, recent, and credible research. Under no circumstances will references from dictionaries, the classroom textbook, or encyclopedias be accepted as references, including online sources such as Wikipedia.
NOTE: I am very strict on plagiarism and APA formatting. I strongly suggest you review your originality report and ensure that less than 15% of your paper is from other papers, periodicals, journals, etc. and you must appropriately cite all your sources. Submitting a paper that you previously turned in for another class is unacceptable and will result in a 0.
Student papers are expected to be clear and to the point, well researched, well-referenced, and without typographical or grammatical errors. Students are expected to make good use of the writing tools available to you in Microsoft Word. Additionally, students are expected to write their research papers in the proper research style using APA guidelines. Students can consult with the Student Resource Center, as well as writing manuals and the APA web site for assistance in using APA guidelines.
The research paper will be similar to a Literature Review. A Literature Review is the process of reading, analyzing, evaluating, and summarizing scholarly materials about a specific topic. Here is a link from the University of Wisconsin, which gives a more in-depth explanation. http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)
Sample topics could be: Recruitment Strategies for Millennials, Generations in the Workplace, The Negative Consequences of a Bad Hire, Employer Benefits, The Importance of an Employee Training and Development Program, Effective Recruitment and Retention Tools, Benefits and Consequences of Telework.