Week 4 – AssignmentFinal Paper Draft Review
A successful final draft of any paper should be the product of brainstorming, outlining, and writing multiple drafts. This assignment will prepare you for the Final Paper in Week 6 and allow you to become acquainted with the resources in the Ashford Writing Center. Ashford Writing Center is a free service to students, offering writing resources, live chat support, and feedback on paper submissions.
Purpose: The primary goal of this assignment is to engage you in a paper review and revision process with the support of a writing specialist. The outcome of this assignment is a draft of the Final Paper due in Week 6.
Instructions:Create a working thesis and introduction.Create a draft of all required sections outlined below.Summarize your draft with a conclusion paragraph.Submit your draft to the Ashford Writing Center and to Waypoint.
Your paper will be returned by the Ashford Writing Center within 24-48 hours of submission. A tracking number beginning with “ntp” will be included at the top of your reviewed paper with feedback from the Ashford Writing Center. You will be prompted to share this ticket number in a Week 5 discussion.Talent Management Plan
Talent management is an integrated process that is designed to attract, retain, and develop employees and serves as a key component to an organization’s success. An organization’s ability to adequately recruit new talent and fill positions will depend on an effective talent management plan. Each week, you explored key processes of talent management including workforce planning, talent sourcing and selection, onboarding, employee development, employee engagement, performance management, succession planning, talent retention, and compensation. The final assignment of the course builds on the work you have completed throughout the term. For this assignment, you will take on the role of an HR director to develop and design a fully integrated Talent Management Plan.
The mid-sized company, ABC Athletics Co., is now experiencing sales growth and will need to hire additional employees to keep up with demand. The organization experienced an increase in turnover rates among production workers in the past five years and expects it to continue over the next three years. ABC Athletics Co. also expects to lose 10% of its workforce through retirement. It is apparent that the talent management process needs improvement and the organization must be better prepared to respond to short-term and long-term changes in the workforce. As the HR director, you recognize the need for a new, comprehensive, and integrated talent management approach.
Prepare: Carefully review the “ABC Athletics Co.” case scenario and make note of each required sections in the Talent Management Plan outline. Begin with an outline and include all of the headings and subheadings. Craft a thesis and introduction. For your assignment, write a six- to seven-page draft (excluding the title and references page) of the Final Paper. The draft should contain a working thesis, an introduction, at least a partial draft of each required section of the final paper, and a conclusion.
Workforce PlanningCreate a staffing plan forecasting recruitment needs.
Talent SourcingEvaluate two to three specific recruiting methods.
Talent SelectionEvaluate selection methods and develop a plan for interview process.
OnboardingExplain components of the onboarding and orientation program.
Employee Development and EngagementExplain how development solutions promote engagement.
Performance ManagementFormulate a strategy on performance assessment.
Succession PlanningDevelop a succession plan for the organization.
Talent RetentionDevelop a retention strategy for the organization.
Final Paper Rough Draft ReviewMust be six to seven double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Must include a title page with the following:Title of paperStudent’s nameCourse name and numberInstructor’s nameDate submittedMust begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.Must include a draft of the following sections:Workforce PlanningTalent SourcingTalent SelectionOnboardingEmployee Development and EngagementPerformance ManagementSuccession PlanningTalent RetentionMust end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.Must use at least three scholarly sources, in addition to the course text.
Wikipedia is NOT an acceptable source.Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.