OL-211 Final Project & Milestone Student Help Guide

 

 

OL-211 Final Project & Milestone Student Help Guide

Case Study: Analysis of Case Study: A.P. Moller-Maersk Group:

Evaluating Strategic   Talent Management Initiatives.

 

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OL211 Final Project Guide

 

This set of templates assists you to organize the minimally proficient APA formatting and content elements of your OL211 final project and milestone.

 

Students are encouraged to extend and adapt the content to fit their ideas and their instructor’s guidance to reach exemplary rubric scoring. Always review the assignment description and rubric before beginning any assignment! titles) and milestone divider pages before submitting your milestones or final project.

 

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APA Formatted papers require the use Author-Date “citation markers” in your text

Use the author-date method of citation by inserting the surname of the author and the year of publication at the appropriate point in the text. Citations used in the body of your publication identify the source of information. In-text parenthetical citations are used to give credit to the authors whose ideas or thoughts are used within the document. These internal citations allow the reader to identify the source and locate the information being addressed.

 

APA requires you to include the publication year because APA users are concerned with the date of the article (the more current the better). APA uses a system that includes the author’s last name and the year of publication when you are paraphrasing another’s work.

Example: (Small, 2009).

 

However, for directly quoted citations one would use a format of (author, publication year, pg #) for books and journal articles (including those online) or (author, publication year, para #) for websites and blogs.

Example: (Small, 2009, p. 23).

 

Sources may include books and book chapters, journal or magazine articles, dissertations and theses, conference papers, government reports, films, websites, blogs and wikis, discussion boards, personal communications, and more.

Citations for Paraphrased Information  

If you are paraphrasing a source (Stating its ideas in your own words), APA encourages you to include page numbers.

Example: Beginning of a sentence

Krankenstein (2006) reported that empirical research was identified.

Example: Middle of a sentence

After looking into the issue, Lynch (2007) quit.

Example: End of a sentence:

The report concluded were victims of cyberterrorism (Windhorst, 2004).

Note: If an article has three to five authors, write out all of the authors’ names the first time they appear. Then use the first author’s last name followed by “et al.”

For more information on APA in-text citation and when to use them review http://libguides.snhu.edu/c.php?g=157152&p=2052916

 

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Sample Submission Cover Page

·        Delete this textbox before submitting milestones and final project.

·        Include a new cover page at each milestone and the final project submission

 

 

 

Paper, Essay, Milestone or Project Title: 2 Line Max

Author Name(s), First M. Last

OL211-Section #: Human Resource Management

Instructor’s Name

Submission Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern New Hampshire University

College of Online and Continuing Education

School of Business

 

 

Welcome to Milestone Three

Reminders

·        Delete this textbox when submitting milestones and final project.

·        Include a new cover page at each milestone and the final project submission

·        To begin adding content to this template simply click and type over each section in red

·        Suggested minimal materials to use in completing your assignment:

o   Managing Human Resources, Section 8.1: Performance Management Systems through Section 8.1a (pp. 300–303); Section 8.2a: What Are the Performance Standards? (pp. 306–308); Section 8.2c: Who Should Appraise an Employee’s Performance? and Section 8.2d: Putting It All Together: 360-Degree Evaluations (pp. 310–313); and Section 8.3: Performance Evaluation Methods (pp. 317–327).

o   Performance Management: Which performance rating scale is best, and what should an employer consider in adopting a performance rating scale? Available at https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/tools-and-samples/hr-qa/pages/whattodowhendevelopingperfratescales.aspx

Welcome to Milestone Four

Reminders

·        Delete this textbox when submitting milestones and final project.

·        Include a new cover page at each milestone and the final project submission

·        To begin adding content to this template simply click and type over each section in red

·        Suggested minimal materials to use in completing your assignment:

o   Managing Human Resources, Sections 9.1: What is Compensation? and 9.2a: Linking Compensation to Organizational Objectives (pp. 344–348); Section 9.3: Compensation Design–The Pay Mix through Section 9.3b: External Factors (pp. 354–360); Section 9.5a: Wage and Salary Surveys (pp. 363–364); and Section 11.3: Work-Life Discretionary Benefits (pp. 437–449).

Compensation (Milestone Four)

Introduce your essay, paper, milestone or final project topic here and any background necessary for the reader to place your ideas and analysis in an appropriate context. Note that the word Introduction should not be used as an initial heading in APA, as it’s assumed that your paper begins with an introduction. Consider writing this section after your paper body is completed to be sure your introduction systematically covers your research and ideas.

 Compensation: Maersk’s Philosophy

Describe the compensation philosophy of Maersk and how the market influences this philosophy. Don’t forget citations! Remember to use the “(Author, Year)” format whenever necessary.

Compensation: Salary Surveys

Determine (decide) the value of salary surveys has on an organization.

Compensation: Discretionary Benefits

Describe the advantages of discretionary benefits that Maersk may benefit from. Make sure the descriptions are clear and detailed by providing scholarly examples. Use scholarly research (references) to contextualize (related) to your claims (descriptions and statements). Don’t forget citations! Remember to use the “(Author, Year)” format.

Conclusion

The conclusion section should recap the major points of your essay, milestone, or final project. Perhaps more importantly, the conclusion should also interpret what you have written and what it means in the bigger picture. Remember to include the findings of previous milestones within your perspective.

End of Milestone Four!

Reminders…

·        Delete this textbox when submitting milestones and final project.

·        Cite the sources of data, paraphrasing and ideas within the text using APA 6’s “author-date” method and include a References section for this milestone.

·        Does your milestone need an Appendix, Tables or Charts?

·        Refer to the assignment description and rubric in Brightspace. Did you miss anything?

·        See end of this template document for guidance on the above items.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to The Final Project Summary

Reminders

·        Delete this textbox when submitting milestones and final project.

·        Include a new cover page at each milestone and the final project submission

·        To begin adding content to this template simply click and type over each section in red

·        Suggested minimal materials to use in completing your assignment:

o   Managing Human Resources, Sections 9.1: What is Compensation? and 9.2a: Linking Compensation to Organizational Objectives (pp. 344–348); Section 9.3: Compensation Design–The Pay Mix through Section 9.3b: External Factors (pp. 354–360); Section 9.5a: Wage and Salary Surveys (pp. 363–364); and Section 11.3: Work-Life Discretionary Benefits (pp. 437–449).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

In APA formatting, the full citations for each of the sources cited in-text appear at the end of the paper on a reference page, which is set up as shown on a new page with the heading, “References”, centered under the header. The full citations are alphabetized, double spaced, and formatted with hanging indentations. To learn more about how to set up a References page review the SNHU Library’s APA citation and Reference Resource Page at http://libguides.snhu.edu/c.php?g=157152&p=2052694

 

 

 

 

Do you need an Appendix section?

 

·        Delete this textbox when submitting milestones and final project.

·        Not all papers require an Appendix.

·        Tables, charts, graphics and financial reporting elements should go in the appendix

·        The above resources should be titled, numbered, and cited similar to the examples below.

·        Begin your appendix on a new page with the word appendix in the top center.

·        The first paragraph of the appendix should flush with the left margin. Additional paragraphs should be indented.

·        Each table or figure should be on its own page.

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Appendix

Supplemental written information text placed here when necessary, such as sample portions of documents, etc.

Tables

Table 1.0: Table Title

College New students Graduating students Change
  Undergraduate    
Cedar University 110 103 +7
Elm College 223 214 +9
Maple Academy 197 120 +77
Pine College 134 121 +13
Oak Institute 202 210 -8

Adapted from: APA bibliographic formatted source. or Source: APA bibliographic formatted source

Note:  Place all tables for your paper in a tables section, following references. Start a new page for each table, include a table number and table title for each, as shown on this page.  All explanatory text appears in a table note that follows the table, such as this one.   Tables in APA format can use single or 1.5 line spacing.  Include a heading for every row and column, even if the content seems obvious.  To insert a blank table, on the Insert tab, click Table. Label the table’s sources of data below it.  Pasting in a table from an outside source is allowed but your source citation below the table must include “Adapted from:” rather than “Source:”

Figures

Figure 1.0: Figure Title

Adapted from: APA bibliographic formatted source. or Source: APA bibliographic formatted source.

Figure 1. Similar to Tables section in your Appendix, Title, Number, and detail your graphical elements necessary to support your paper for easy referencing in your paper body text. Include all figures in their own section, following references (and footnotes and tables, if applicable).  Include a numbered caption for each figure. Label each figure’s sources below it.  Pasting in a figure from an outside source is allowed but your source citation below the table must include “Adapted from:” rather than “Source:”

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