The Reflective Paper should demonstrate understandingof the reading assignments as well as the implications of new knowledge.The eight-page paper should integrate readings and class discussionsinto work and life experience. It may include explanation and examplesfrom previous experience as well as implications for future application.
The purpose of the Reflective Paper is for you toculminate the learning achieved in the course by describing yourunderstanding and application of knowledge in the field of humanresource management.
Focus of the Reflective Paper
The primary function of human resource management isto increase the effectiveness and contribution of employees in theattainment of organizational goals and objectives. Consider all theareas of HRM that have been discussed in class:
- EEO and Affirmative Action,
- Human resources planning, recruitment, and selection,
- Human resources development,
- Compensation and benefits,
- Safety and Health, and
- Employee and labor relations.
Submit a Reflective Paper in which you explain howthese aspects work together to perform that primary function. Are anyaspects more important than the others? Why or why not? How do youbelieve the HRM role can be optimized for shaping organizational andemployee behavior?
The Reflective Paper must: (a) identify the mainissues in the chosen area, (b) demonstrate new learning that hasoccurred, (c) include class activities or incidents that facilitatedlearning and understanding, (d) identify specific current and/or futureapplications and relevance to your workplace, and (e) reflect thepotential impact to your future career plans or even in your personallife at home. The emphasis of the Reflective Paper should be on parts’d’ and ‘e,’ and on the application of new learning. Explore, in depth,the benefits of the new learning and understanding that has taken place.
Writing the Reflective Paper
The Reflective Paper:
- Must be eight double-spaced pages in length,excluding the cover page and reference page, and formatted according toAPA style as outlined in your approved style guide.
- Must include a cover page that includes:
- Name of paper
- Student’s name
- Course number and name
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
- Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
- Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
- Must use at least one scholarly source, in addition to the text.
- Must use APA style as outlined in your approved style guide to document all sources.
- Must include, on the final page, a Reference Listthat is completed according to APA style as outlined in your approvedstyle guide.