HR Policy Research Paper

HR Policy Research Paper Instructions


In a research paper, provide researched rationale for the nature and substance of your 4 selected, distinct policies. This paper is to be reflective of an academic research paper. You will not include specific references to the fictitious company in this paper. The research paper must address the reasoning or rationale for the inclusion of the selected policy elements in your policy manual.


The selected policies must correctly address employment legislation pertinent to the stated size of the company (15–25 employees). In elaborating on the rationale, you may want to consider the following questions: Why should these elements be in a policy manual? What laws or principles mandate an organization follow these guidelines? What cases have established precedent for this issue to be addressed clearly in an organization’s employee policy manual?


Support your rationale with at least 10 scholarly references in addition to the textbook and the Bible. Remember, government websites and previous/current court cases are useful but will not be included in the “scholarly” reference requirement.


The paper must be not less than 7 pages and not more than 10 pages in addition to the cover page, the abstract, and the references page. It must be written in current APA format. Three points will be deducted for each page over the 10-page limit (for the body of the paper). To earn full credit, the paper should be 10 pages in length (see the grading rubric).


Following are some examples of HR policy topics. These are only examples. You may identify/select other topics that would be relevant and appropriate for a general employee policy manual/handbook.


  • Code of Conduct
  • Confidentiality
  • Benefits (This can be more specific to areas such as “paid time off,” health care benefits, and so forth.)
  • Training Opportunities/Expectations


Submit the HR Policy Research Paper by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 6.

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