Hr Executive, Shriwin Management & Consultancy
Learning & Teaching Fellow (retired)
30th June 2012 From India, Madras
I have planned to compile my project report by adding theory about the HR function( which is basically secondary data) followed by my key learnings of each function.This is the only option available to me as I wasn't allowed to collect any primary data from the employees through questionnaires,focus groups etc.
I am finding it difficult to quantify what I have learnt during my training as i can't reveal any confidential company information.Is there any other way other than the way I suggested to go about the project?
Also your PPT on research methodology posted in previous posts is indeed helpful.
30th June 2012 From India, Mumbai
Though I may not suggest you any specific title without actually knowing what content your project comprised, but a few suggestions may help you zeroing on the title appropariate for project.
1) If you have undertaken an analysis of HR functions with pros and cons and merits and demerits of each function and arrived at your own findings,the title shall reflect this analytical approach. For example, your topic is to anaylise the practices/processes adopted by an organisation in identifying the training needs of the employees, then you can titles it as "Training needs analysis in.........." or "Is....(name the process) an effective tool to identify training needs - An analysis"
2) If your project is on discussion of the methods of designing compensation and benefits, you can title it as "Tools to design compensation" or How to design a just compensation and benfit model". If you analyse the existing tools and methods, then the title shall reflect that approach.
3)If your project is merely a collection of data and information about HR functions without any independant analysis or findings, you can choose a simple title like " An over view of HR functions" or " HR functions- a guide for a fresher"
4) If you narrate in the project your own observations and experiences about HR functions, the title can be " Experiential learning of HR" etc.
In essence, the title shall bear close connectin to the content iniside so that a reader shall make a reasonable guess about the content.
HR & Labour Law advisor
1st July 2012 From India, Mumbai
Thank you for the valuable suggestions.
I have not analysed training or compensation in depth in my company or concluded any findings.I have simply observed HR functions like induction,grievance,disciplinary hearing,induction etc.My major task during the training was to record employee documents in PeopleSoft software and maintaining personnel files.
So the titles suggested in point 3 and 4 are useful.Regarding the content of my project report it is basicallly a summary of different HR functions (from internet) and certain key learnings. I am looking forward for some more suggestions as to how to compile the project report in a better way other than the way I have planned.
1st July 2012 From India, Mumbai
1) Main head : Recruitment
a) sub-heads:Joining formalities etc
b) Precaustions : You can incorporate key learning inputs here, if any on this subject.
2) Main head : Induction
a) Mehod of induction
b) Duration of induction
c) Posting of induction
3) Main head :Training
a) Documantation on training
4) Main head :Grievance handling
a) Sub-head : Procedure
b)Key factors to redressal : You can incorporate key learnings here, if any on this subject.
and so on and so forth.
This is only a suggestive format meant for your guidance.
2nd July 2012 From India, Mumbai
Others have given you valuable suggestions and, hence, I will raise a few key questions.
Have you discussed the issue with your tutor guide?
Were you not required to submit a synopsis of your intended project and get it approved?
As you have not collected primary data, it will be difficult to display your knowledge of Research Methodology and application of statistical tests, etc. These may be one of the key requirements of your final project. Have you checked the project regulations?
2nd July 2012 From United Kingdom
I was not assigned any project on behalf of the company on any topic.My summer internship required me to assist in HR related tasks.Neither any synopsis was required from my end.Also the project may or may not be research based accordingly no data collection or statistical tests to be used.
I am very comfortable in designing questionnaire and use of SPSS package for analysis or any other qualitative research but this option was not given to me.There is no role of the HR superior to guide about the project. HR data being confidential poses the limitation of non disclosure.
3rd July 2012 From India, Mumbai