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SUGGESTED TERM PAPER TOPICSTopics: 1. HR Management in Small Organizations 2. HR Management in the 21st Century: Challenges for the Future 3. The Impact of Information Technology on HR Management: Opportunities and Challenges 4. Demographics of the Workforce: Analysis of Trends and their Implications for HR 5. HR as a Strategic Business Partner 6. HRMS: Purposes and Uses 7. International Outsourcing: When Does It Make Cents? 8. HR Ethics: An Examination of Key Issues 9. Preparing for a Career in HR Management 10. HR as a Profession - A Look at Professional Associations and Certifications 11. HR Competencies 12. Global Competitiveness and Strategic HR 13. Organizational Effectiveness and Strategic HR 14. Environmental Scanning: How to Do It and What to Look For 15. Assessing the Internal Workforce for HR Planning 16. Forecasting HR Supply and Demand 17. HR Planning in Mergers and Acquisitions 18. Managing a HR Surplus Situation 19. Measuring HR Effectiveness Using HR Metrics 20. The Psychological Contract: The Changing Nature of Employee-Employer Expectations 21. Generational Differences: Challenges for the Organization 22. Understanding Job Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Commitment 23. Understanding, Measuring, and Controlling Employee Absenteeism 24. Understanding, Measuring, and Controlling Employee Turnover 25. Understanding Individual Employee Performance Factors 26. Understanding Drivers of Employee Retention 27. Managing and Measuring Employee Retention 28. An Evaluation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Has It Accomplished Its Purposes? 29. What Is and What Is Not a Bona-Fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ) under EEO Laws 30. Understanding Legal Standards Applied to Two Types of Discrimination: Disparate Treatment and Disparate Impact 31. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 How Does its Changes Effect the Workplace 32. Laws on Gender Discrimination: Pregnancy Discrimination and Pay Equity 33. Whos Disabled and Whos Not: A Look at EEOC Guidelines and Court Decisions 34. Age Discrimination in Employment: ADEA and OWBOA Requirements 35. Immigration Reform and Control Acts Requirements and Issues in the Workplace 36. Key Issues with Religious Discrimination in the Workplace 37. Genetic Bias Regulations What are the Workplace Issues? Term Paper Topics 2 38. Regulating Your Physical Appearance: Dress Codes, Height/Weight Restrictions, and

Other Appearance Issues 39. Sexual Orientation Discrimination and the Law 40. Military Status and the Law 41. Equal Employment Opportunity Enforcement: Agencies, Policies, and Processes 42. Compliance Approaches to the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures 43. Understanding Validity Concepts and Equal Employment 44. The Case for Continuing Affirmative Action 45. The Case Against Affirmative Action 46. The Glass Ceiling, Glass Walls, Glass Elevators: Breaking the Glass 47. Sexual Harassment and Workplace Relationships 48. Religion and Spirituality in the Workplace 49. Approaches to the Management of Diversity 50. Diversity Training: The Positives and Negatives 51. Nature and Consequences of Job Design 52. The Relevance of the Job Characteristics Model of Job Design 53. Job Design Issues for Team-Based Work 54. Job Design, Work Schedules and Telework 55. Task-Based and Competency-Based Job Analysis: How to Choose 56. A Comparison of Three Approaches to Gathering Job Information: Observation, Interviewing, and Questionnaires 57. Computerized Job Analysis: Advantages and Disadvantages 58. Behavioral and Legal Aspects of Job Analysis 59. Labor Markets and Recruiting Issues 60. Organization-Based vs. Outsourced Recruiting 61. Regular vs. Flexible Staffing: Making Use of Contingent Workers 62. Recruiting Source Choices: Internal vs. External Recruiting 63. College Recruiting: Maintaining a Corporate Presence on Campus 64. Internet Recruiting: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Legal Issues 65. Recruiting Evaluation and Metrics 66. The Employment Selection Process: An Overview of Key Issues 67. Realistic Job Previews: Should You Tell It Like It Is? 68. Selection: Preemployment Screening 69. Selection: A Close Look at the Use of Application Forms and Resumes 70. Selection: A Close Look at Employment Testing 71. Selection: A Close Look at Employment Interviewing 72. Selection: A Close Look at Background Investigations 73. Drug and Genetic Testing in Selection: Legal, Ethical, and Privacy Issues 74. Staffing Global Assignments: Selecting and Placing Global Employees 75. The New Context of Training and Performance Consulting 76. Training and Organizational Strategy 77. Training Needs Assessment 78. Learner Readiness and Learning Styles 79. Orientation: Training for New Employees 80. Training Delivery: A Comparison of Selected Training Methods 81. E-Learning: Development, Advantages and Limitations Term Paper Topics 3

82. Evaluation of Training: Levels, Metrics, and Design Issues 83. Training for Global Assignments 84. Organization-Centered versus Individual-Centered Career Planning 85. Global Career Development 86. Special Career Issues: Career Plateaus and Dual-Career Ladders 87. Career Issues for Dual-Career Couples 88. The HR Development Process and Organizational Strategy 89. Development Needs Analyses: Tool and Techniques 90. Succession Planning: Insurance for the Organizations Future 91. Job-Site Development Approaches 92. Off-Site Development Approaches 93. Management Development Models 94. Performance Management: Linking Rewards to Performance 95. Legal and Effective Performance Appraisal Processes 96. Who Conducts Appraisals? Advantages and Disadvantages of the Options 97. 360o Evaluation: The Pros and Cons of Multi-Source Performance Appraisal 98. Category Scaling Methods versus Comparative Methods of Appraisal 99. Identifying, Monitoring, and Overcoming Rater Errors 100. Keys to Carrying Out an Effective Appraisal Interview. 101. Compensation Philosophies: Entitlement versus Performance Philosophy 102. Global Compensation Issues 103. Market Competitiveness and Compensation 104. Competency-Based Pay: The Pros and Cons 105. Compensation Fairness: External/Internal Equity and Procedural/Distributive Justice 106. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Key Provisions and Requirements 107. An Assessment of Job Evaluation Methods 108. Valuing Jobs Using Market Pricing: Advantages and Disadvantages 109. Keys to the Effective Use of Pay Surveys 110. Broadbanding: Advantages and Disadvantages 111. Special Issues: Red and Green Rates and Pay Compression 112. Ways to Determine Pay Increases for Employees 113. Developing Successful Pay-for-Performance Plans 114. Variable Pay Plans: Types, Successes and Failures 115. Developing Effective Individual Incentive Systems 116. Sales Compensation Plans: Balancing Base Pay and Commissions 117. Successful Group/Team Incentives 118. Sharing the Wealth: Profit-Sharing and Employee Stock Plans 119. ESOPs: Advantages and Disadvantages 120. Elements of Executive Compensation for U.S. and Global Executives 121. Debating the Reasonableness of Executive Pay Plans 122. Benefits Design and Organizational Strategy 123. Security Benefits: Mandated and Voluntary 124. Retirement Benefits and Age Discrimination Issues 125. Pensions: A Comparison of Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution, and Cash Balance Plans 126. Controlling Health-Care Benefits Costs

Term Paper Topics 4 127. Consumer-Driven Health (CDH) Plans 128. Health-Care Legislation: COBRA and HIPPA Provisions 129. Analyzing Financial Benefits 130. Analyzing Family-Oriented Benefits 131. Benefits for Domestic Partners and Spousal Equivalents: An Explosive Issue 132. Analyzing Time-Off Benefits 133. Flexible Benefits Plans: Advantages and Disadvantages 134. Workers Compensation Issues: Scope, Costs, and FMLA 135. The Occupational Safety and Health Act: Standards and Recordkeeping 136. The Occupational Safety and Health Act: Inspections and Violations 137. Building an Effective Safety Program 138. Contemporary Workplace Health Issues 139. An Assessment of Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) 140. Violence in the Workplace: Protecting Employees 141. An Overview of Security Management 142. Global Health, Safety, and Security Issues 143. Employees Rights, Implied Contracts, and Employment Practices Liability Insurance 144. Employment-at-Will, Wrongful Discharge and the Courts 145. Complaint Procedures and Due Process 146. The Emergence of Alternative Dispute Resolution as Due Process 147. Privacy Rights and Employee Records 148. Employees Free Speech Rights: Whistle-Blowing, E-mail, and Voice Mail 149. Legal and Ethical Aspects of Workplace Monitoring of Employees 150. Investigating Employee Misconduct 151. The Pros and Cons of Employer Drug Testing Programs 152. Key Principles Underlying HR Policies, Procedures, and Rules 153. Guidelines for Writing and Disseminating Employee Handbooks 154. Positive versus Progressive Discipline Approaches 155. Global Labor Union Issues 156. An Analysis of Union Membership Trends in the United States 157. The History of Organized Labor in the United States 158. The National Labor Code 159. Unfair Labor Practices by Employers and Union 160. Employer Strategies and Tactics During a Union Organizing Campaign 161. Collective Bargaining Issues: Management Rights and Union Security 162. Bargaining Impasse Resolution Methods, Strikes and Lockouts 163. The Anatomy of a Strike (Select and analyze a recent work stoppage) 164. Union Management Cooperation: The Pros and Cons 165. Keys to Effective Grievance Management

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