HR 434 Compensation Management
S1T 2008 DL
BS in Business Adminstration, Kansas State UniversityMBA, Emporia State University
AC202 and HR353
Compensation Management in a Knowledge Based World, 10th ed., by Richard I. Henderson. ISBN #: 0-13-149479-1
*Course overviews included in this course are copyrighted material from the textbook Compensation Management in a Knowledge Based World, 10th ed., by Richard I. Henderson. ISBN #: 0-13-149479-1.
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Web resources: Below are a list of websites that will be used throughout the course.
Society for Human Resource Management - http://www.shrm.org
U.S. Department of Labor - http://www.dol.gov
Workforce Management - http://www.workforce.com
Mercer Human Resource Consulting - http://www.mercerhr.com
BNA - Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. - http://www.bna.com
Salary.com - Job Salaries, Performance Reviews, Compensation Software - http://www.salary.com
Monster.com - http://www.monster.com
Careerbuilder.com - http://www.careerbuilder.com
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Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
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FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.
1. List and explain compensation and noncompensation dimensions.
2. Explain and compare job-based, knowledge-based and competency-based pay structures.
3. Identify and describe the continuing influence of government on compensation practices.
4. Describe the Fair Labor Standards Act and its impact on compensation management administration.
5. Define and identify the differences between direct and indirect compensation.
6. Identify and explain short term incentives and long term incentives and the importance of each in a compensation strategy.
7. Explain and describe the importance of the 5 steps (Perform a job analysis, write job descriptions, evaluate jobs, design and perform a pay survey, develop a pay structure.) in how organizations determine the base pay for workers in all types of jobs.
8. Briefly explain the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its impact on executive compensation management.
9. Describe various kinds of pay-for-performance programs and the situations in which such programs may be preferable.
10. Compare strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for various kinds of performance appraisal programs.
11. Recognize differences in compensation opportunities for employees in different jobs and at different levels in the organization.
Educational philosophy is one of participation and interaction with students and the facilitator based on lectures, text, internet, websites, exams, case studies and work experience.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Learning Activities:
The learning activities for each week will consist of:
-reading chapters assigned in the textbook
-reading the week course overviews
-reading and responding to the discussion questions
-completing and submitting assignments due in weeks 2, 5 and 6. Learning assessments will consist of two take home exams in weeks 4 and 7.
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Course Participation
Information from the instructor will be shared via announcements and emails. Students should read announcements and email at least every other day.
Discussions and questions among students should be shared in the weekly discussion threads. Students should post all required responses by Sunday at midnight (CST). Discussion credit will be based on the grading rubric including on the Course Overview page. Each response to other students must be value added and complete, grammatically correct responses.
Electronic assignments will be submitted in the dropbox as an attachment on or before the assignment due date.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:12/23/2007 10:05:00 AM