This course presents the fundamental elements of Human Resources issues affecting the management of personnel and productivity. It consists of the following: environment, employment, and development of employees, compensation, labor management accommodation, support, evaluations, and international implications. To clarify how material relates to "real time" situations, students will examine and compare an organization or corporation to the professional perspective given in the text.
Topics are introduced to develop creative thought processes for students to recommend solutions and provide justification for decisions to support improvement methods. Although our text will provide an important ratio of significant material, students are expected to research beyond the text to present not only their understanding of the related text material but augment discussions with current material from reliable outside sources. Discussions and feedback responses will be completed twice weekly.
Following each week’s study, a quiz will be given to reinforce the information learned. A midterm and final test will evaluate the level of accumulated learning.
During the seventh week, students will provide a Human Resource Audit for their selected company. A list of critical Human Resource functions will be identified from the content of our text during the early part of the course. The subsequent audit will reveal findings and recommendations that the student has determined based on researching the company in each functional area of Human Resources. Discrepancies will be noted along with recommendations. These are expected to reflect considerable effort and thought. It must be presented in a professional format.
Students will find themselves involved in reading text material and doing research, adding their postings to discussion questions, preparing responses or working on the Human Resource Audit. Mindful of ethical standards, all members of the class will perform their own work, express their general observations and draw conclusions from the experience.