The paper has a maximum page length of four single space pages. The paper should (1) provide an overview of your topic that goes beyond the material covered in the textbook and (2) give examples of how the topic is being applied in three organizations. Report design and format count toward the final grade. Reports need to be submitted in PDF format.
Your choice of organizations needs to reflect the following:
The following organizations are “banned” because the culture of these organizations and their HR practices are well known: Apple, Facebook, Google, Starbucks Coffee, Southwest Airlines, WestJet Airlines, Disney Entertainment, Lululemon.Your organizations need to include:one company outside North America,one Canadian Company,one private company (not listed on a stock exchange),any one of a not-for-profit/NGO/public service organization, one sustainable/clean energy/environmental company.Any organization you choose could cover multiple categories. For instance a not-for-profit, Chinese, clean energy company would cover the requirement for outside of North America, clean energy and not-for-profit.
A component of this project is to read and interpret academic and business literature. A paper can only receive full marks if it references and incorporates content from at least three academic articles (e.g., Journal of Management, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology) and two reputable trade/industry sources (e.g., Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Globe and Mail, Report on Business). Citations must be submitted in APA format both in text and in a reference table at the end of the report. References do not count towards the page limit.
Your write-up should target a manager who is assumed to have taken an HR class. Your research should identify something beyond what has been covered in lectures and the textbook, and explain this research. If your presentation or paper does not go beyond the material covered in class or does not apply the material to three organizations, the mark on the assignment will be below 60%.
Flexible work hours (pg. 262)
The typical 4-day work week or even working from home has been a topic of conversation in government legislation for some time. We could research the pros and cons that flexible work hours bring to employers and employees to come up with a conclusion on whether or not it could be feasible.
The client will work on a company called LMS Insurance (https://lsminsurance.ca/). The writer will need to do some research on this one.
The paper should be 1.5 page (single space) / 3 pages (double space).