The paper must be approximately ten pages long, excluding the reference section and cover page.

The paper must be approximately ten pages long, excluding the reference section and cover page. You must use at least 8-10 sources, not counting the textbook. Most of your sources should be peer-reviewed articles, scholarly books, or other governmental documentation. You are encouraged to do primary research, for example, by interviewing an HR professional on questions relating to your topic (this step is optional). You may also use dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks of Human Resource Management available through your university library. Other sources, especially web sources, must be credible and reputable for the field of Human Resource Management. A graduate-level paper should not use standard dictionaries, general encyclopedias, and “unknown” websites.
Research Paper Format
The research paper should contain the following sections:
Title Page
The following information will be centered on the title page:
Title of the paper
Student Name
Course name, section number, and instructor
University Name
The title should clearly describe the issue addressed in the paper. The title should be professional, clear, and helpful to the reader. The title should not be “cute.” A cute title may attract attention for creative writing, but it will detract from the credibility of a paper in the public, private, or non-profit arena. Keep your title professional.
An abstract is a summary of a paper written primarily to allow potential readers to see if the paper contains information of sufficient interest for them to read. Abstracts have the designation “Abstract” centered near the top of the page. Next is the title, also centered, followed by a paragraph that precisely states the paper’s topic, research and analysis methods, and results and conclusions. The abstract should be single-spaced in one paragraph of no more than 150 words. An abstract is not an introduction; instead, it is a summary.
While an executive summary, outline page (in the final paper), and table of contents are not required for this assignment, you should know how to use them effectively. For a paper of this length, chapter headings are not necessary. If you should use them, your paper should include no more than two levels of headings – 1) primary headings, which are centered and have each word except articles, prepositions, and conjunctions capitalized; and 2) secondary headings, which begin at the left margin and are capitalized like primary headings. Use 1.5 line spacing with 11 or 12-point font and 1″ margins.