The Reflective Paper should demonstrate understanding
of the reading assignments as well as the implications of new knowledge.
The eight-page paper should integrate readings and class discussions
into work and life experience. It may include explanation and examples
from previous experience as well as implications for future application.
The purpose of the Reflective Paper is for you to
culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your
understanding and application of knowledge in the field of human
Focus of the Reflective Paper
The primary function of human resource management is
to increase the effectiveness and contribution of employees in the
attainment of organizational goals and objectives. Consider all the
areas of HRM that have been discussed in class:
- EEO and Affirmative Action,
- Human resources planning, recruitment, and selection,
- Human resources development,
- Compensation and benefits,
- Safety and Health, and
- Employee and labor relations.
Submit a Reflective Paper in which you explain how
these aspects work together to perform that primary function. Are any
aspects more important than the others? Why or why not? How do you
believe the HRM role can be optimized for shaping organizational and
The Reflective Paper must: (a) identify the main
issues in the chosen area, (b) demonstrate new learning that has
occurred, (c) include class activities or incidents that facilitated
learning and understanding, (d) identify specific current and/or future
applications and relevance to your workplace, and (e) reflect the
potential impact to your future career plans or even in your personal
life at home. The emphasis of the Reflective Paper should be on parts
'd' and 'e,' and on the application of new learning. Explore, in depth,
the benefits of the new learning and understanding that has taken place.