The course project is a series of elements where you will examine the current standing of an organizationâ€™s compensation system. In the final element of the training program, you will provide recommendations to the organization on how the compensation program can be improved.
Since you will have researched the current compensation system in parts A – C, your final course project will be a plan that outlines your recommendations for each of the discussed elements (e.g. structure, benefits, etc.). For example, perhaps through your unit research you have discovered that your selected organization has some incredible variances in pay. You would include in your final project the suggested changes that you would recommend. These suggestions need to be supported with scholarly research. This is a great opportunity to evaluate the costs of compensation, compensation management, the different classifications of the workforce, etc.
The final project will be completed in 2 parts. The first part will be the formal written plan to be completed in MS Word. The body of the paper will be 4-5 pages. This does not include extraneous pages like title page, reference page, appendices. APA formatting standards are required. A minimum of 10 scholarly resources need to be used. An example of a scholarly resource can be an interview with an HR professional or a peer reviewed article from a Library Journal Database. Course materials and personal experience do not count. A formal third person tone is required. Supplemental information (e.g. worksheets that are currently being used) can be presented in Appendices but do not count toward the body of the paper.
The second part will be a PowerPoint presentation that you would present to the stakeholders of the program that briefly outlines your case. As is the case with the written plan, you should also properly give credit to your sources in the PowerPoint.