Course Title: Global Talent Management
Research Paper (with Case Analysis)
Writing In the Financial Times on the 4th September 2020
“At some point it will occur to workers that a job that can be done from home can be done from India or Poland. The one thing that saves people from truly global wage competition is the physical workplace”.
Assess the validity of the above projection in the context of changing working experiences as a result of Covid-19. Identify two key themes (Recruitment and Employee Engagement) from this module and using theoretical concepts and empirical evidence assess the challenges and opportunities this presents organisations in trying to manage an increasingly remote workforce.
. Make Sure the work is PLAGARISM free, copied work will also be checked. Make sure you reference your work. (Harvard Referencing)
The assessment for this module is one piece of coursework – an individual research paper of 6,000 (+10%) words.
• To undertake this assessment comprehensively, the research paper should be related to the topics covered throughout the module.
• The literature should be introduced and applied in the context of your own organisation, one you are familiar with or you can use a case organisation.
• Specifically, you will be expected to initially choose two of the topics that will be introduced through the module (Recruitment and Employee Engagement).
• From within these two topics (Recruitment and Employee Engagement), identify a contemporary area for discussion.
• You must then provide a critique from the relevant literature, (a literature review).
• A discussion will follow to help analyse the literature in relation to your organisation’s initiatives in relation to your chosen topics.
• The conclusion should include how your organisation could use these topics to improve retention in the current economic climate.
For example: you may wish to choose recruitment and employee engagement as your two topics. You could then identify an element or contemporary issue from within these topics. Current topics include the use of e-recruitment methods such as social media in recruitment, and the role of the line manager in generating higher levels of employee engagement. You may then want to apply it to the literature in relation to the world of work changing by people working from home in these unprecedented times.
Assignments should use a common font (e.g. Arial/Times New Roman) around size 12 and should be double spaced.
Structure should have a recognisable Introduction, Main body, Findings, Recommendations and Conclusion – or a structure that best get your points across.
Word limit should be 6,000 words (+ or – 10%) for an assignment that contributes 100% to the overall module mark.
Students should reference all sources using the Harvard System of referencing
A few tips:
• Your research paper should be written with the current new ways of working during the current pandemic in mind.
• Bring in the concepts you have chosen in relation to Global Talent Management.
• Choose a concept which allows you to demonstrate your knowledge.
• The marker will work way through left-hand column of marking criteria, and take a view of what level of knowledge has been demonstrated. For example, how much thought and analysis and the range of reading in your bibliography.
• First introduce the aim of your report by briefly setting out what you intend to do. For example, ‘the aim of this research paper is to …’ It focuses on (a bit about your chosen organisation and where it’s based).
Make sure you are answering the question:
• Academic work is based on a range of sources and proper referencing.
• Demonstrate that you understand and that you can apply some of the important concepts.
• Have a clear structure.
• You get marks for good presentation/spelling/punctuation/grammar.
• Make use of work examples, if you can.
• An abstract will help to lead the reader into what is to follow.
• There should be a clear beginning, middle and end.
• If it is necessary to do some definitions/explanations, get them out of the way early and then introduce the main elements of the discussion.
• It is not enough to come to a good conclusion, there must be supporting arguments with evidence that lead to that conclusion.
• By the time the conclusion is reached all the evidence should have been presented and explored.
• The purpose of the conclusion is to weigh the arguments and come to your final thoughts on the answer.
• It’s OK if your final thoughts are inconclusive – that may be the reality.
• There should not be new evidence introduced at the conclusion stage.
NOTE: My related two chosen topics covered throughout the modules that you are going to use are: Recruitment and Employee engagement. Please let me know the organisation you are going to use as the case organisation (I want to suggest secondary Data after your thought of the organisation so that they don’t have to demand for questionnaires/materials etc. I’m open to suggestions. Thank you.
Course Title: Global Talent Management