Week 2: HR Research Paper Topic Proposal
Using the Assignment Rubric listed below for the specific grading criteria, develop a 1-3 page paper addressing the following:
As introduced last week, you will be tasked with selecting, researching, and writing a paper on the Human Resource Management (HRM) topic of your choice. You are encouraged to select a topic you find interesting or one that is relevant to your current or future career. It is generally more enjoyable and thus successful when you focus on research for a topic you personally find interesting and relevant to you. There are 3 assignments throughout the 7 weeks to help you complete the course topic paper.
Step 1: Topic Proposal (Due this week)
For this week’s assignment, in a word document of your choice, such as Microsoft Word, you will draft a proposal for the topic you would like to further research. The paper will be on a topic of your choice, related to Human Resource Management. As a suggestion, peruse the text for a topic that is of interest to you, or that you want to more fully understand.
The proposal should be 1-3 pages in length (not including title and reference pages), and highlight the reason for the topic selected, as well as the scope and purpose of the paper. As a minimum, you should use, cite, and reference at least 5 scholarly references for the paper. You will receive feedback on your proposal to help you focus on an appropriate topic and ensure you are not taking on a focus area that is too broad or narrow in scope before moving on to the outline stage of the assignment. Your proposal should follow all APA formatting guidelines and should also demonstrate college-level writing.