Research Essay Question: ‘Multinational organisations must retain and develop a workforce with a global mindset. Discuss.’ You are encouraged to minimise the use of textbooks, particularly your prescribed textbook. A minimum of eight (8) journal reference sources will help you write a more complete paper, if all the sources are relevant. Note: you are discouraged from including excessive numbers of citations that do not add critical significance to your argument, as you will not be rewarded for quantity over quality. Refer Turnitin for a more detailed explanation of the assessment criteria found in the Course Outline and on Blackboard. Referencing style: APA 6th Length: 2500 words Assessment Type Research Essay Description The written assignment requires students to demonstrate sophisticated research skills. Focusing on an investigation of significant topics in the international human resource management field, students critically apply theories, principles and methodologies to analyse the literature and to justify well-supported conclusions. Students demonstrate critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills to develop explanations and arguments to reach a solution. For further information, refer The Guide on Blackboard. Length 2500 words maximum - excluding references. . Assessment Criteria Five criteria will be used: • Research (30%) • Structure (10%) • Argument (40%) • Writing (10%) • Referencing (10%) Research: Use a wide range of academic, scholarly sources all of which are current and relevant. A number of sources are from top tier journals and include complex concepts and analysis. Evidence of high understanding and comprehensive knowledge of relevant issues. Structure: Answer to a very high level. Essay should be logically structured with clear connection between each paragraph and section. Paragraphs should be integrated and arguments should be well-organised. Inroduction should be clear and logical that sets out the essay. Evidence of synthesis and drawing together of main parts in conclusion. Argument: Demonstrate superior knowledge of theory and application to practical example. Also, demonstrate superior use of evidence and include an evaluation of evidence. Link quotations appropriately to argument. Writing: Demonstrate outstanding clarity and written expression. Use academic language to construct argument and analyses. Referencing: Demonstrate high level of awareness in presentation of citation. Make effective use of citations to support arguments. Demonstrate mastery in presentation of reference list.