Lesson 4 Case Studies
MS510: Human Resources Management
Professor Louis Lopez
January 27, 2015
Virtual Selection at National City Corporation
Introduce material here… Please post case study in Assignment Drop Box as one MS Word document. Remember, the case study must have the heading listed below and must be answered according to the listed instructions; each heading is worth a percentage of the case grade. This is how I want your paper turned in. This is generally one paragraph. The easiest way to explain this section is to think of it like an abstract or introduction. This section, if written properly, can actually act as the abstract for this paper. It will, in a sense, set up the rest of the paper, which is the review of the case, analysis, recommendations, and the summary and conclusion sections.
If there is a second paragraph, it will look like this. An interesting APA fact is that there is only one space after the period. This is difficult for many to get used to and takes practice. The paper should be written in third person narrative. I do not want to see you writing in the first person. Note: I have bolded the required headings that must be present in the paper and please keep bolded. Answer the following questions by applying the concepts learned in Chapter 7. Also, conduct literature reviews on the subject of discussion and use to support your case study answers: (1) Discuss the pros and cons of using virtual assessment for employee selection. To answer this question, you may want to do further research on the concept of virtual assessment for selection. (2) What concerns would you have about this selection process if you were an applicant? (3) Describe the steps the company would need to take to ensure that the selection process is nondiscriminatory and fair. (4) Do you think all types of employees would react the same to virtual assessment? Why? Why not? (5) For what type of skills is the virtual assessment best suited (e.g., hard, soft, business, engineering, other)? Explain your response. (6) Are there jobs for which this type of assessment would not be appropriate?
Pros and Cons of Using Virtual Assessment for Employee Selection
Note: You can see how I turned question 1 into a heading. I do not want to see heading written as questions or you asking questions within the paper.
Selection Process Concerns and Steps
Note: You can see how I turned question 2 into a heading. I do not want to see heading written as questions or you asking questions within the paper.
Emplyees: Virtual Assessements
Note: You can see how I turned questions 4 and 5 into a heading. I do not want to see heading written as questions or you asking questions within the paper.
Views and Recommendations on Job Skill Selection on Virtual Job Assessments,
Note: You can see how I turned question 6 into a heading. I do not want to see heading written as questions or you asking questions within the paper.
Summary and Conclusions
This section will tie together all sources used for this case study, conclusions drawn from the reading and any inconsistencies. This section will generally be one to two paragraphs. Notice the paper has a continuous flow; there are no page breaks between sections. The only page breaks occur between the title page and the introduction and the summary/conclusions and the reference page. All references for the case study must appear on a separate page, see the last page of this template.
Also, you must provide at least two references and cite the references in the form of in-text citations in the body of the paper (i.e., the textbook and one additional source for the case study); again, when you reference material in your paper, you must also have in-text citations in the body of the paper for each reference.
This section will reference all original work cited throughout the paper. The heading should appear at the top of the page and all reference material should be listed below in alphabetical order by first last name; also, the title for books is always in italic format and in sentence form. In contrast to book references, the title for articles is in sentence format, not in italic, but the name of the publisher is in italic. See example below:
Lepak, D., & Gowan, M. (2010). Human resource management: Managing employees for
competitive advantage. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
You must also provide a reference for all sources used to support the case study (Note: As a minimum, the textbook and one additional source shall be used and referenced.).
APA Reference List of Most Commonly Used Reference Types
(From APA Manual 6th Edition)
In the 6th Edition, periodical references are pages 198-202; book references are pages 202-205; Bluebook rules are pages 217-224.
Article (Journal or Magazine located on a website with a DOI)
Author’s Last Name, First Initial. (Date published). Title of article in sentence capitalization. Title of Journal or Magazine. Volume Number (Issue). Pages. doi: xx.xxxxxxxxxx
Article (Journal or Magazine located on a website without a DOI)
Author’s Last Name, First Initial. (Date published). Title of article in sentence capitalization. Title of Journal or Magazine. Volume Number (Issue). Pages. Retrieved from web address
Book (p. 248)
Author’s Last Name, First Initial. (Date published). Title of book in sentence capitalization. Place published: Publisher.
Author’s Last Name, First Initial. (Date published). Title of book in sentence capitalization. Place published: Publisher. Retrieved date from web address.
Article from a Website (p. 223)
Author’s Last Name, First Initial. (date published). Title of article. Retrieved from web address
US Government Report (p. 275)
US Name of Department. (n.d.). Title of Report. Retrieved from web address