This course explores how organizations plan for changes in their workforce, create recruitment strategies, and develop selection systems to identify the best talent for their businesses. Topics include measurement of staffing effectiveness, job/competency analysis, testing strategies, and interviewing methods. Prerequisite: MGMT 361.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Available via AHE programs only.
Most current editions of the following:
Traditional textbooks that cover the complete subject matter of Workplace Planning and Employment are rare. Recommended textbooks are:
The Talent Edge: A Behavioral Approach to Hiring, Developing, and Keeping Top Performers
By Cohen, David S. (Jossey-Bass) Recommended
On Staffing: Advice and Perspectives from HR Leaders
By Burkholder, Nicholas C.; Preston J. Edwards, Sr.; & Libby Sartain (Jossey-Bass) Recommended
To understand how organizations decide to increase or decrease their employment levels.
To learn job analysis processes.
To study recruitment and selected systems.
Develop legally compliant job specifications and job descriptions using different job analysis methods.
Define various recruitment methods such as college recruiting, networking, electronic recruiting, outsourcing, etc.
Describe testing, simulation, and interviewing techniques used by organizations to select employees.
Workforce planning techniques and modules
Strategic hiring processes; recruiting effectively and staffing for the future
Managing organizational diversity
Employee orientation and acclimation
Developing and retaining talented employees
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25
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.