-Write a minimum 9 page paper (excluding the title page and reference pages) on pressing issues and trends facing HR professionals and you are asked by senior management to weigh in on—from educating and discussing the implications for the organization to providing solutions in which the organization can implement.
-Definine and educate management on exactly what the challenge or trend is, analyzing and discussing the implications for organizations, and what can be done. Make sure that the executive management has the needed information to make a decision or take action.
Examples of Issues and Trends:
The Great Resignation
Hybrid work environments and schedules
Multiple generations in the Workforce (i.e., life longevity means multiple and long careers)
Corona Virus Pandemic (e.g. the new normal, mandatory vaccinations)
Closing the skills gap
Modernizing employment-based immigration
Creating organizational cultures that prevent workplace harassment and bullying
Improving the employee experience (i.e. employee engagement)
Use of artificial intelligence; fostering the relationship between workers and robots
Creating flexible work schedules and environments
Taking a stand on social issues, i.e., employer/employee activism
Investing in mental health and wellbeing of employees
Addressing the loneliness of remote workers
Upskilling the workforce
Focusing on soft skills
Preparing for Generation Z in the workforce
Preventing employee burnout
Helping managers to manage (i.e. how HR can help managers manage)
People Analytics to Analytics for the People
Increase States’ Acceptance of Recreational Cannabis Use
-Create an analytical study to evaluate your recommendation, showing and demonstrating a measurable performance impact it would create for the organization. For example, if your intention and recommendation is to reduce turnover and improve performance, then you need to provide both hard and soft data to support your assertions and recommendation, and, in turn, anyone reviewing your report would draw the same conclusions. Whatever topic you choose, make sure that you connect it to “human resources” – whether it is the function, the department, or actual employees.
-Please use eight (8) peer-reviewed sources.