HR Policy Research Paper Instructions
In a research paper, provide researched rationale for the
nature and substance of your 4 selected, distinct policies. This paper is to be
reflective of an academic research paper. You will not include specific
references to the fictitious company in this paper. The research paper must
address the reasoning or rationale for the inclusion of the selected policy
elements in your policy manual.
The selected policies must correctly address employment
legislation pertinent to the stated size of the company (15–25 employees). In
elaborating on the rationale, you may want to consider the following questions:
Why should these elements be in a policy manual? What laws or principles
mandate an organization follow these guidelines? What cases have established
precedent for this issue to be addressed clearly in an organization’s employee
Support your rationale with at least 10 scholarly references
in addition to the textbook and the Bible. Remember, government websites and
previous/current court cases are useful but will not be included in the
“scholarly” reference requirement.
The paper must be not less than 7 pages and not more than 10
pages in addition to the cover page, the abstract, and the references page. It
must be written in current APA format. Three points will be deducted for each
page over the 10-page limit (for the body of the paper). To earn full credit,
the paper should be 10 pages in length (see the grading rubric).
Following are some examples of HR policy topics. These are
only examples. You may identify/select other topics that would be relevant and
appropriate for a general employee policy manual/handbook.
· Dress Code
· Code of
(This can be more specific to areas such as “paid time off,” health care
benefits, and so forth.)
Submit the HR Policy Research Paper by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on
Sunday of Module/Week 6.