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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: BUSI 535
Course Title: Recruitment, Selection and Placement Strategies
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Examination of the processes and issues related to staffing organizations. Discussions emphasize analysis of the processes by which the workforce is developed and will enhance productivity and effectively implement business strategy. Topics include recruitment and staffing models, policies and practices related to attraction, selection, development, retention, and employment decision-making.

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

The most recent edition of the text listed below or another textbook commonly used at the graduate level for this subject.

Staffing Organizations
By Henneman and Judge (McGraw-Hill)
Course Objectives
  • To analyze the processes and issues related to recruitment, selection and placement.
  • To appraise the effectiveness of internal compared to external recruitment and selection.
  • To evaluate the interaction between job analysis, recruitment, selection and rewards.
Measurable Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss staffing models and strategy while understanding how critical these forces are to organizational effectiveness
  • Explain the importance of performing job analysis and the legal and regulatory factors that impact recruitment and staffing decisions
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of internal/external recruitment as it relates to the selection process
  • Describe the importance of retention management in the workforce
Topical Outline:
  • The nature of staffing models and strategy
  • Job analysis and rewards
  • Legal compliance
  • Internal and external recruitment
  • Measurement and selection
  • Retention management

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

Library Resources:

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Prepared by: Kenneth Akers Date: May 10, 2013
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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