Assignment: Topic Proposal

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Assignment: Topic Proposal

Learning Outcomes:
• Evaluate the merits of key functional areas of human resources' areas such as organizational development,
  succession and workforce planning, strategic staffing, diversity training, cultural change, and rewards and
  recognition redesign. 
• Apply functional areas of human resources to resolve business and organizational issues, including global
• Describe HR disciplines and how they contribute to overall organizational effectiveness. 

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 three 
assignments throughout the seven weeks to help you complete the course topic paper. They are:

• Step 1: Topic Proposal (Due this week)
• Step 2: Topic Paper Outline (Due Week 4)
• Step 3: Topic Paper (Due Week 6)
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 five scholarly references for the paper. You will receive feedback on your proposal to help 
you focus in 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.

Assignment Rubric
Submit via Assignments on the left-hand navigation menu no later than Day 7, 11:59pm EST.


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