1.Identify and justify a business issue that is of strategic relevance to organisations.
2.Critically analyse and discuss existing literature, contemporary HR policy and practice relevant to the chosen issue.
3.Compare and contrast the relative merits of different research methods and their relevance to different situations.
4.Undertake a systematic analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative information and present the results in a clear and consistent format information
5.Draw realistic and appropriate conclusions and make recommendations based on costed options.
6.Develop and produce a persuasive business report.
7.Consider the financial metrics and the financial issues related to the ideas and proposed solutions.
8.Write a reflective account of what has been learned during the project and how this can be applied in the future.
9.Develop the skills of critical reflection.
10.Write a Personal Development Plan (PDP)
A completed Research Report Proposal Form must be submitted to the Student Support Office and via Turnitin no later than 12 noon, Friday 19th May, 2017. The information provided in this form will be used to inform initial discussions with supervisors once allocated therefore permitting useful formative feedback with regards to project feasibility and guidance on developing ideas prior to commencement of the project itself (no marks are allocated).
An idea for a HR dissertation topic can come from
Problems directly experienced working with a business (e.g. as a customer, as a part-time sales assistant, as a full-time employee)
Problems/opportunities that you know are affecting an organisation’s performance. These might be in areas published in the press or academic literature. E.g. benefits of employing flexible working
An area where you have had a long-standing interest that is relevant to your studies. E.g. how to build organisational diversity, resolving conflict within managerial teams, integration of an effective performance management system
An area sparked off by an observation, why there seems to exist a lack of female senior managers within an organisation or industry.
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