Tips on writing a dissertation on Human Resource Management (HRM)

Candidates pursuing a degree course in human resource management (HRM) have to write a dissertation. They have to complete a dissertation in a given specific time when their examinations, classes and other work may go on side by side. The worst part is they do not get a degree unless they complete their dissertation work. Writing a dissertation needs lots of efforts and skill. Dissertations are considered an important part in the modern world.

How to plan your dissertation

Firstly it is important to select a challenging topic on HRM. It should be innovative and unique. The candidate should approach the supervisor with a proper synopsis or proposal on HRM. The last step is to write the HRM dissertation. The dissertation should reflect the hard work involved. The candidate should be able to back the dissertation on every question of his/ her doubts and questions.

Difficulties that students go through during writing a dissertation in HRM

The most difficult thing that students go through during the writing process is to deliver a good quality dissertation. We have figured out few areas where our clients have difficulties in preparing their dissertation and have come to us for help. These are:

  1. Selecting a good topic that will help them prepare a good quality dissertation.
  2. English language.
  3. Schedule a proper time plan as dissertation writing very time consuming.
  4. Gather data from the right sources.
  5. Interpret data to include in the dissertation.
  6. Familiarity with different statistical tools.

Many of customers have accepted that lot of times they are not able to take out time from their professional time. We believe a proper time plan can help you take out time from your daily schedule.

Other problems which a student face

Research: They are not able to conduct primary and secondary research properly.

Content: It is crucial that you understand your topic on HRM. It is also important the candidate knows the University’s preferred language and is able to follow the dialects and grammar accordingly.

Plagiarism: When a researcher refers to other fellow researcher’s work, a proper citation to the work is due. There are different citation methods that Universities follow. Few of them are:

  • APA
  • MLA
  • Harvard citation style.

You may refer to this article to know more about references and citation methods.

Lack of knowledge on the subject area: A dissertation is an exhaustive study on a topic. A basic know how on HRM is important to understand a topic in this area. Without a proper knowledge on this subject area, you may not achieve your goals clearly.

Basic format of a HRM dissertation

Introduction: In introduction you should explain why you are writing a dissertation and a short explanation of the topic.

Technical terms and theories: You should explain some of the theories and technical terms related to the dissertation.

Literature: Survey previous work on your topic. Its better to include a window of 10 years. This literature review will support your conclusion at the end of the HRM dissertation.

Relevant areas you may include: Write about appraisals, compensations, benefits, diversity, and culture and performance management.

Primary research: Primary research will help you prove your hypothesis. It carries a lot of weight in a dissertation. This is the part where the University will judge your understanding on HRM.

Strong conclusion: A strong conclusion should be such that the reader of your dissertation is not left with any doubt on your subject matter. Prove that you have clearly achieved all your goals as per your findings of your research.

Read more on how to complete your dissertation in 14 steps.

Priya Chetty

Partner at Project Guru
Priya is a master in business administration with majors in marketing and finance. She is fluent with data modelling, time series analysis, various regression models, forecasting and interpretation of the data. She has assisted data scientists, corporates, scholars in the field of finance, banking, economics and marketing.

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