Short Paper

The following are recommendations for writing future papers:

1. The Originaliaty Rate should not be higher than 17-20%. It may be higher due to similar References that other class members’ use.

2. Paraphrase your research. Do not copy word for word the content for your paper.

3. Review the Academic Honesy Policy. This provides several suggestions on writing papers.

4. Papers should have a Title Page and References.

5. Use of Headings help to clarify and organize papers. It also reduces the potential of omitting a section from your paper.

6. Do not overuse quotes. If you do use quotes, ensure the quote is in parentheses with the Author, Year, and Page Number of quote.

7. Continue to Review Rubrics as it presents excellent detail of the various sections that should be formulated in your paper.

Write a short paper addressing HR’s role in mergers and acquisitions. Begin by reviewing the article titled Be Proactive to Avoid Litigation, Experts Say in preparation for this assignment. Next, assume you are an HR professional in a company that is exploring the possibility of a merger. Identify and discuss the specific litigation risks that need to be considered during a merger or acquisition. Describe the role of human resources in each of the major phases of a merger or acquisition in protecting against these risks. Be sure to take a proactive approach in mitigating against risk. Include the HR role associated with due diligence, including the protection of employee data. Explain your thinking using evidence from module resources. Guidelines for Submission: Your short paper should be a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and oneinch margins. Use the module resources to support your ideas and cite them using APA format. Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard.