Week 8 – Signature Assignment: Compose a Reflective Summary of the Role of Human Resources in Labor Relations in an Organization

A valuable skill in Human Resources Management is the ability to critically analyze and resolve troublesome situations. Many different aspects of unions have been presented in this course. Likely at this point you have a very good understanding of each of these different aspects, such as the pros and cons to forming unions, today’s local and global union environment, attitudes and characteristics of union leadership, and bargaining and negotiation in unionized environments. You also learned about these topics from a human resources standpoint concerning your role as a human resource professional.

It is always a good idea at the end of a course to spend some time reflecting not only on what you have learned, but what you will be able to do with the new knowledge you have gained in your personal and professional life. Theories and research are very important, but application of the theories and the research is what happens as a Human Resources professional, so you especially want to be able to take what you have learned and apply it to your role as a human resource professional.

In a reflective paper, offer a detailed explanation of how the knowledge gained in this course provided you with an understanding of the role of human resources in union environments as well as the dynamics involved in a unionized organization. What challenges do human resource managers face in dealing with a unionized organization? Be detailed and succinct in your explanation of what you have gained from the course.

Support your insights paper with a minimum of seven (7) external resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 12-15 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards where applicable. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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Signature Assignment Rubric

The following shows the criteria used to grade this Assignment:

 

Grading Rubric

Criteria
  Content (20 points) Points

1

Reviews and reflects on one or more of the major topics in this course that address the various aspects of labor relations:

  1. Workers’ Unions
  2. Union Laws
  3. Union Structure
  4. Union Organizing
  5. Environment for Bargaining
  6. Public Sector Labor Relations

5

2

Explores how the knowledge gained in this course provided you with an understanding of the role of human resources in union environments as well as the dynamics involved in a unionized organization.

5

3

Addresses what challenges human resource managers face in dealing with a unionized organization?

5

4

Shares how the material from the course and research impacts you personally and professionally.

5

Organization (10 points)

10

1

Content is organized and presented in a clear manner. Includes a minimum of 12-15 pages and seven scholarly references, with appropriate APA formatting applied to citations and paraphrasing.

10

Total

30

 
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