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Individual Research Paper. The purpose of this activity is to expose you to the multitude of resources available to managers as they manage the human resources in their operations. You will have the opportunity to select an H.R. topic of interest to you, conduct research on the topic, and write a research paper on what you have learned.
1. Technical requirements: 9 pages, typed, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, pages numbered, with headings separating the various sections of the paper.
2. You must use a minimum of 5 sources other than our text. Sources about HRM may be found in Appendix B of the text, pp.689-695. (Some are available in print and on-line at the library.) Additional resources may be found by following HRM related Internet links. (Be careful when using Web sources, there are spammers and scammers posing as reputable resources.) Cite your sources within the body of the paper, and include a complete bibliography in the end. (Sorry, the bibliography does not count in the paper page limit.) When citing Web resources, provide complete Web addresses.
3. Chose a topic that you will enjoy exploring in greater depth. The topic must be related to HRM and be pre-approved by the instructor. To help stimulate your creativity a listing of possible topics will be provided on the first day of class.
4. The report will be graded on the following criteria: content, organization, and overall coverage of the topic. If writing is an area of weakness for you, please be encouraged to contact the Writing Center for assistance.