individual policy manual & research paper

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part 1 - the policy manual (4 specific elements of a policy manual):

1. assume that you a member of an hr consulting team providing hrm consultation for a new small business that will have 4–10 employees (full-time and part-time).

2. the business will open soon and you are now developing a policy manual/employee handbook.

3. select 4 issues that you will want to include in the policy manual that corresponds with the general topics addressed in the text. write a relevant policy for each issue that you believe would be needed in your business. remember, this is a policy not a procedure. this is not to be an all-inclusive policy manual. you are only providing 4 elements of a policy manual for the purpose of this course.

4. write your policy for each issue and format it the way you would like to include it in your policy manual. write a policy that is truly meaningful and useful to you and that reflects your personal philosophy. you are a strategic partner to the business owner, and this should be an area that you want to make sure to cover. however, do not write it as a contract between two individuals. a policy manual is provided to employees from the standpoint of the organization.

5. your submission for part 1 needs to be 5–6 pages in length plus the cover sheet. do not submit a paper longer than this length – points will be deducted for each page over the 6 page limit.

part 2 - the research paper (researched rationale and support for your policy manual):

6. the second part of your project is to provide your own philosophy and researched rationale for the nature and substance of your policy written in a research paper (apa format). this paper is to be reflective of an academic research paper. you will not include references to the fictitious company specifically in this paper. write a research paper (in apa writing style) addressing the reasoning (rationale) for the inclusion of the four policy elements in a policy manual. why should these elements be in a policy manual? what laws or guidelines mandate an organization follow these guidelines? and so forth…

7. support your rationale with at least 10 scholarly references, your textbook, and the bible. (if you are unsure what constitutes a scholarly resource, please ask your professor.)

8. this apa formatted paper should be 7–10 pages, plus cover, abstract, and references. do not submit a paper longer than this length. points will be deducted for each page over the 10-page limit (for the body of the paper). the point is to provide a concise researched rationale.

9. remember to use apa format for citing all of your references. a grade of an ‘a’ will not be given if this format is not followed. you must also write in third person.

10. here are the broad text topics you may use as a basis for formulating your policy. you may use the more general topic or a sub-category of one of the following:

a. ch. 1: emerging hr challenges (a variety of issues)
b. ch. 2: work flow or job analysis
c. ch. 3: equal opportunity (or some other legal issue addressed)
d. ch. 4: diversity
e. ch. 5: recruitment and selection
f. ch. 6: employee separations, downsizing and outplacement
g. ch. 7: performance appraisal
h. ch. 8: training
i. chs. 9-17: and so forth . . .
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