Department of Economics and Business BBA 328 HRM – Posted 5-30-17
S.D. Bishop Summer 2017 BBA 328 – HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – TERM PAPER REQUIREMENTS
A mini term paper on a specific Human Resource Management Topic is REQUIRED for this course.
The paper is to be posted as a Word Document attachment in the Term Paper Forum on Blackboard on
June 28, 2017 by 9:00 PM. Late submissions will not be accepted.
The term paper should not be treated as a creative writing assignment, however, as a research paper that focuses
on a "Human Resource Management" topic. Thus, your emphasis should be on facts, information, and evidence
that involves Human Resource Management.
The term paper MUST include an brief summary (outline) of issues in your paper which also pertains to the
topic and concepts expressed in your textbook. (The outline is similar to an executive summary.)
The term paper must be typewritten, and where appropriate, must contain reference sources, endnotes and a
bibliography. (References, bibliographies, etc. are separate and do not count toward your page requirements)
The term paper must be a minimum of 3 full pages and a maximum of 4 pages in length, double spaced
(multiple spaces between lines will adversely affect the grade of your paper), and must have11-12” font (larger
fonts will adversely affect your grade)
o Again, the reference / bibliography page is separate and does not count as a part of the 3-4 page paper.
Also headings must not take up substantial sections of the page. For example, Unacceptable Heading (Too much use of space)
BBA 328 Acceptable Heading
BBA 328 June 2017
Term Paper Topic April 2016
Term Paper Topic A list of approved topics are provided below. Topics must be cleared with me first. To do so, students must
enter the topic request in the assigned discussion forum on Blackboard by Thursday, June 22 indicating the
topic of choice, once approved, students may begin working on the assignment
To successfully complete the assignment, conduct research on the topic and report on your findings. In so doing,
include key points from your textbook. Do not use your textbook as your only source of information. Provide an
analysis of the subject matter where necessary, make HR related recommendations etc. Also be reminded to cite
your sources. Term Paper Topics:
25. Is HR Really a “Profession?” A Look at Professional Associations, Certification, etc.
Preparing for a Career in HR (Necessary Competencies, etc.)
HR Management in the Small Business
Managing Generational Diversity – Matures, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y
Employee Satisfaction’s Link to Performance
Strategic HRM’s Link to Organizational Objectives
Employment Issues Posed by Legal and Illegal Immigration
Diversity Training: The Positives and Negatives
Job Analysis: Is It Still the Cornerstone of Effective HR Management?
Work Schedule Variations – Benefits vs. Disadvantages
An Evaluation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Has It Accomplished Its Purposes?
Understanding Legal Standards Applied to Two Types of Discrimination: Disparate Treatment and Disparate Impact Impact of Domestic Partnerships and Spousal Equivalents on Benefit Planning and Administration
Managing Employee Turnover
Managing Rising Healthcare Cost
Performance Appraisal – Is it Worth It?
Equitable Compensation: Great in Theory … Difficult in Practice
Executive Compensation – Criticisms and Defenses
Managing Workplace Violence
Legislation Affecting “Employment-at-Will” Doctrine
Effective Approaches to Discipline and Discharge.
Employer Strategies and Tactics During a Union Organizing Campaign
Privacy Issues – Employee vs. Employer Rights
Global Priorities – Challenges Faced by HR Professionals Worldwide
Keys to Preventing Expatriate Failure ACADEMIC INEGRITY All students must adhere to the College’s Policy on Academic Honesty,
I utilize computer software and other mechanisms to check for plagiarism. My policy is to give a failing grade to any assignment that has been
plagiarized (this includes self-plagiarism) or any exam on which a student has cheated. Additional academic sanctions may include up to an F for
the course. And, a report of suspected academic dishonesty may be submitted to College Administrators which may become part of a student’s