Area of writing: Contemporary issues in Human resources Management

Topic of the essay: The effect of Talent Management on Productivity

Writing type: Academic essay

Description: Write a research essay examining and evaluating the potential impact of a contemporary issue on the Human Resource profession.

Specific Questions that need to be covered:
– What is the link between performance appraisal outcomes and effective leadership?
– What influences this think?
– What role do reward systems play in this link and will these reward systems still be relevant in 2020?
– How can HRM professionals develop organisational cultures that foster retention of talent?
– What do these cultures look like?

Need to include a literature overview at the beginning after the introduction.
Requirements :
? Demonstrates a very clear understanding of topic area and its implications for HR.
? Succinct argument and thorough critical analysis. Critiques, integrates and assimilates research to support conclusions. Conclusions clearly derived from critical analysis of evidence reviewed.
? Has developed and justified using own ideas based on a variety of sources which have been thoroughly analysed, evaluated and discussed.
? Demonstrates ability to identify key social and cultural considerations in the given scenario, taking an in-depth focus throughout.
? Professionally presented with substantial attention to detail. Material is consistently and accurately referenced. Outstanding use of grammar, syntax and spelling.

Suggested references to use:

Lawler, E and Mohrman, S. (2003). HR as a strategic partner : What does it take to make it happen ? Human Resource Planning, 26 (3), 15-29.

Pfeffer, Jeffrey and Sutton, Robert I. (2006). Evidence-based management Harvard Business Review, 84 (1), 63-74.

Rynes, S.L.; Colbert, A.E. and Brown, K.G. (2002). HR professionals beliefs about effective human resource practices : Correspondence between research and practiceHuman Resource Management, 41 (2), 149-174.

Ulrich, Dave et al. (2007). Human resource competencies : Responding to increased expectations Employment Relations Today, 34 (3), 1-12.