Building a Wiki of HR Knowledge and Practice
Look back over the applications you have completed during this course. Which experiences have most affected your professional practice and principles? How can the theories and concepts explored in this course relate to your development within the HR field? Wikis are resources that are growing in popularity and usefulness to members of numerous professional communities. They offer a place for a diverse set of individuals to consolidate knowledge distilled from their professional experience. For this week’s Application, you will reflect on the topics covered in this course and your own experiences in order to develop three short articles that would make a valuable contribution to a hypothetical wiki for HR professionals.
For this week’s Application, select three topics relevant to HR practitioners and imagine that you are developing a wiki article describing each; each wiki entry should be approximately 1 page in length.
Examples of topics you might write about include fostering productivity in virtual teams, specific compensation or benefits strategies, or dealing with conflict in different types of workplaces. When writing your articles, be sure to keep in mind that this wiki is intended as a body of knowledge that will be useful to scholar-practitioners such as yourself. Be sure to highlight practical applications and implementations of the topic and to describe both the benefits and challenges of this application.
Submit your assignment by Day 7.
Knapp, D. (2004). If you’re in HR, you’re likely in HR transformation. Employee Benefit Plan Review, 58(9), 9-14. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/abicomplete/docview/216906598/13A1C4CE29035BEC04/1?accountid=14872
There is more focus on the link between human capital factors and business outcomes. This article focuses on how the HR function is responding to the challenges of increasing the value of HR to their organization.
Grossman, R. J. (2007). New competencies for HR. HR Magazine, 52(6), 58–62.
Career Development – New Competencies for HR – Researchers have identified six core competencies for top HR professionals. Do you have what it takes?. Hrmagazine, 52, 6 by Robert J Grossman. Copyright 2007 by the Society for Human Resource Management. Used by permission of Society for Human Resource Management via the Copyright Clearance Center.
The article looks at the results of the 2007 Human Resource Competency Study conducted by the Ross School of Business, which identified skills and competencies needed by human resource professionals.
Anderson, B. (2010). Project leadership and the art of managing relation-ships. T + D, 64(3), 58–63.
Project Leadership and the Art of Managing Relationships – Successful project management in today’s business environment is increasingly complex. Effectively managing the intricate “people” side of a project means incorporating the skills and knowledge of top-notch leaders. T+d : Better Performance Through Workplace Learning, 58 by Barbara Anderson. Copyright 2010 by the American Society for Training and Development. Used by permission of American Society for Training and Development via the Copyright Clearance Center.
This article documents the widely accepted project management information and practices and compiles them into one location.
Doherty, R. (2010). Getting social with recruitment. Strategic HR Review, 9(6), 11–15.
“Getting social with recruitment”, Strategic HR Review, Vol. 9 Iss: 6 by Richard Doherty. Copyright 2010 by Emerald Group Publishing. Used by permission of Emerald Group Publishing via the Copyright Clearance Center.
This article explores how social networking can be used during the recruiting process and provides a number of best practices to utilize.
Flynn, S. (2011). Can you directly motivate employees? Exploding the myth. Development and Learning in Organizations, 25(1), 11–15.
Can you directly motivate employees? Exploding the myth. Development and Learning in Organizations, 25, 1 by S. Flynn. Copyright 2011 by Emerald Group Publishing. Used by permission of Emerald Group Publishing via the Copyright Clearance Center.
This article looks to assist managers on how to return motivation to their employees.