Reflective Paper

Reflective Paper

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Ashford University

BUS 303: Human Resources Management

Instructor: Dr. Ronald Jones

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Reflective Paper

The way to use this template is to simply follow the instructions, write your paper, and then delete my instructive comments. By using this template, you will retain proper APA format. If you use the headings and follow the instructions, you will not leave out an important element of the assignment. Before you begin writing, click on the Week 5 Tab on the course homepage, and then click on Reflective Paper. Carefully review the full assignment instructions, and then click on Grading Rubric to fully recognize all the required elements of the paper. Please review the Week 5 Instructor Guidance for additional helps.

Begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement. Consider and discuss all the following areas of human resources management (HRM) that are shown as headings in bold below. Discuss how these HRM areas and factors work together. Are any of the HRM areas more important than others? Why or why not? How do you believe the HRM role can be optimized for shaping organizational and employee behavior? Discuss how HRM applies to your workplace and reflect on the potential impact of your future career plans or even your personal life at home. Explore, in depth, the benefits of the new learning and understanding regarding HRM that has taken place. Remember that this is a reflective paper; reflect on what you have learned and how you can use it! Do not use the failed strategy of stringing together a long list of direct quotes. I want to read your critical analysis and thoughts, not the words of other authors. I am looking for a Turnitin originality score under 15%. As long as you write the paper and do not overuse direct quotes you will be just fine.

EEO and Affirmative Action

Human Resources Planning, Recruitment, and Selection

Human Resources Development

Compensation and Benefits

Employee Safety and Health

Employee and Labor Relations

Personal and Professional Applications of HRM

Benefits of New Learning Regarding HRM


End with a concluding paragraph (3-5 sentences) that reaffirms your introductory thesis statement. The paper length is 8 pages, strict double spacing throughout, not including the title or reference pages.


Youssef, C. (2012). Human resource management. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.

You are required to use at least one additional source. If you want to be in the distinguished category for grading purposes, you need at least three sources to support your work. You can find additional sources listed in the reference section of the Week 5 Instructor Guidance, or numerous sources that I used in responding to your discussion forum postings. Remember to use scholarly sources and avoid using Wikipedia, e-How, etc.