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The final project is an accumulation of information from the first seven weeks of this course, which you begin compiling in your Written Assignments 1 and 2 (see details below). Your final paper will be based on these assignments, instructor feedback provided, into a final product that you would deliver and review with your HRM leadership team and employee(s). I encourage you to read all the assignments to understand the process expectations. Your role is an HR manager in creating these assignments.

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Written Assignment #1: Job Analysis  Due Week 3

To create a new job description for a new position in the human resource department. This will require conducting a job analysis and then writing a job description. The job will provide administrative support to a 10-employee HR office. The incumbent will act as the department receptionist. Some duties include maintaining personnel files, performing administrative functions for the office personnel, assisting the public and employees with personnel questions, following company policy when dispensing information, reviewing and processing forms for personnel changes, monitoring staff time and payroll items, handling the HR director’s calendar, handling office mail, filing, typing as requested, answering phones, and other duties as assigned.

Category Criteria
Task Statements Complete the Task Statement template posted in Doc Sharing. Be sure the task statements are specific, time determined, and measurable. The task statements are single task items. You do not want multiple tasks within one task statement because that will make it difficult to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and to measure later for performance evaluation.
KSA Statements Complete the KSA Statement template posted in Doc Sharing. You will take each Task Statement and identify the KSA needed for each task. This helps determine the job level and required job skills.
Job Description

From the Task and KSA Statement templates, write a viable job description with the following sections:

  • Job Summary
  • Essential Job Functions
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Education, Experience, Certifications, and Licenses
  • Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements
  • Equipment and Tools Utilized
Literature Review Find three scholarly articles that validate your job analysis process. Provide a summary of your articles in a 2–3 page paper following proper writing style and formatting as described in the Best Practices section below. Be sure to properly cite and reference your sources. There should be no copied material in any section of this assignment.
Paper Mechanics Follow Guidelines and Best Practices sections below.

Submit the following:

  1. Completed Task Statement template (25 points)
  2. Completed KSA Statement template (25 points)
  3. Job description (25 points)
  4. Scholarly article review (40 points)


Total Points: 125


Written Assignment #2: Recruiting/Selection Due Week 5

To outline a recruitment plan to fill the new job. Now that you have a job created, you need to find someone to fill that job. Once you’ve create your pool of candidates, you then need to determine how you will select the best candidate. Then, after your candidate has been on the job for a year, a performance evaluation is required.

Category Criteria
Recruitment Plan Write a job ad for your job opening. Provide a recruitment plan that includes where you plan to recruit and why, along with how long you plan to recruit. You must thoroughly explain your decisions for this recruitment plan.
Selection Method Describe the selection method(s) you would use to hire the best candidate. You must thoroughly explain your decisions for this selection method.
Performance Evaluation

Now you’ve hired a candidate, Cathy. She has been working for you for a year now. Based on the information provided (Performance Evaluation document found in Doc Sharing), write her performance evaluation. You must be sure to substantiate your ratings and feedback.

Literature Review Find one scholarly article each for recruitment, selection, and performance evaluations that validate your process (three total sources). Provide a summary of your sources in a 2–3 page paper.
Readability Follow Guidelines and Best Practices sections.

Submit the following:

  1. Recruitment plan (25 points)
  2. Selection method plan (25 points)
  3. Completed performance evaluation (25 points)
  4. Literature review (40 points)
Total Points: 125


Final Course Project Submission: Compensation Decisions Due Week 7

To apply critical thinking skills in completing the employee process from job analysis to compensation based on performance. In Weeks 3 and 5, you submitted information to help you in completing the final project. Feedback was provided to assist you in maximizing points earned on this final paper. To properly complete this final project, you must include the instructor feedback provided to this final paper. You are now going to make compensation decisions based on performance.

Category Criteria
Compensation Decisions Make compensation decisions and explain how you would compensate each of the employees with the budget dollars provided (see Compensation Template in Doc Sharing). You must provide substantiation for your salary decisions. Even with the decisions you make, what might be some consequences? Input your decisions into the template. Include your risk analysis.
Literature Review Then, write a 6–10 page paper providing an overall review of the entire process created from job analysis to compensation. Would you change anything in your process at this point? Why? Why not? Include four scholarly articles related to compensation: two articles focused on general compensation and two articles on making compensation decisions. Do not use any verbiage/portion of your previously submitted article reviews from Written Assignments 1 or 2. This article review should be original to this final project assignment.

Follow Guidelines and Best Practices sections below.


Submit the following:

  1. Compensation decisions with substantiation and risk analysis (100 points)
  2. Readability (20 points)
Total Points: 220


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A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the following requirements. Reference the Grading Rubrics section for each assignment’s specific point distributions. There is a Grading Rubric Template posted in Doc sharing (Excel® spreadsheet) identifying specific criteria. This spreadsheet will be used for grading assignments.

These assignments will be graded on the following criteria:

  • Paper follows instructions as outlined
  • Paper has topical flow with like subjects in each paragraph
  • Paragraph transitions are present and logical
  • Quality of research topic, quality of paper information
  • Proper use of citations
  • Proper grammar; punctuation, spelling, etc.
  • Page count follows guidelines
  • Sentences are complete, clear, and concise
  • Writing style follows appropriate graduate college level writing
  • Paper content is thorough, and information included is relevant and provides depth and clarity of theories as well as theory application
  • All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way
  • Concepts are reviewed clearly, supported by specific details (examples or analysis)
  • Correct use of vocabulary and theory



Best Practices

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  • Include all aspects of the assignment criteria outlined.
  • Follow APA or MLA format guidelines.
  • There should be theory used in each assignment as outlined.
  • Keller Graduate School (DeVry University) policies are in effect including the plagiarism policy; cite in text when quoting (copying information word for word) or using words/thoughts that are not your own.
  • Submit assignments in Word® documents and templates only, posted in the Dropbox.
  • All papers should have a separate title page, which includes name, paper title, and university.
  • Article reviews should have topical flow with like subjects in each paragraph.
  • Proofread your papers before submitting. Spell check is not foolproof.
  • There should be no copied information. Use critical thinking skills to understand the material researched.
  • According to APA, academic papers should be third person.
  • Academic writing is a formal writing style, sharing information and facts (theory).
  • Fully describe the concepts and theories; what does the information mean? If you make a statement such as, “All people who break the law should improve their communication skills to stay out of jail,” you must substantiate that statement. If that statement is not your own thought or is a statistic, cite it. If it is your opinion, state that and explain what led to that conclusion. Provide enough information to validate and explain statements.




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