Course Description: This course is intended to integrate concepts and techniques from the Human Resources curriculum into a framework of applied programs. This course is designed for the advanced student and will give the student an opportunity to investigate and synthesize various concepts of Human Resources management and to relate them to 'real world' situations. Pre-requisite: : EN306B. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: This instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, case studies, homework, examinations, and class discussions. The instructor will encourage students to explore new ideas, to examine different points of view, and apply critical analysis to case studies and discussions.
Learning Outcomes:1. Identify three characteristics of learning organizations.
2. Explain how an organizations's Human Resources Department can contribute to the competitive advanage, fulfillment of the mission, and getting things done.
3. List three potential barriers organizations encounter in their attempts to change their use of HRM.
4. Describe how changing demographics, in our population, are impacting the compensation packages and the expectations of employees.
5. Describe three challenges HR has facing diversity in the work place.
6. Describe two frustrations ecpressed by current applicants for entry-level positions in organizations.
7. Identify at least three competencies for HR professionals.
Course Assessment: There will be two examinations, case studies, homework, and class discussions. Each student will have case studies to prepare and give an oral presentation to the class. Class participation is not class attendence, but is taking part in class discussions.
Grading: Mid Term- 25%
Case Studies & Homework- 25%
Class Participation- 25%
Final Test- 25%
A=93-100% B=85-92% C=77-84% D=69-76% F=Below 69%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Since timeliness is a critical aspect of HRM, the instructor will asses a 10% late penalty on assignments turned in after the due date. (The penalty may not be assessed if there are extenuating circumstances.)
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones are to be turned off or set on "vabrate" in the classroom. If you must answer your cell phone, you must leave the classroom to do so. Children of any age may not be brought to class. You may not leave the classroom and re-enter during an exam: if you leave the classroom, your exam will be considered "completed" at the time you leave.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: May 17 Chapter 1 HR as a Strategic Partner
May 19 Chapter 1 Continued, Case Studies
May 24 Chapter 2 Clarifying and Measuring HR's Strategic Influence, Case Studies
May 26 Chapter 2 Continued, Case Studies
May 31 Chapter 3 Creating an HR Scorecard, Case studies
June 2 Chapter 4 Cost-Benefit Analyses for HR Interventions, Review for MID TERM
June 7 Chapter 4 Continued, Case Studies
June 9 MID TERM
June 14 Chapter 5 The principles of Good Measurment, case studies
June 16 Chapter 5 Continued, Case Studies
June 21 Chapter 6 Measuring HR Aligment, Case studies
June 23 Chapter 6 Continued, Case studies
June 28 Chapter 7 Competencies for HR Professionals, Case studies
June 30 Chapter 8 Guidelines for Implementing an HR Scorecard, REVIEW FOR FINAL
July 5 Chapter 8 Continued
July 7 FINAL: TEST
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Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
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