Managing Human Resources (3) Issues in human resource management including recruitment and selection, employee development, performance management, employee and labor relations, and employee safety.
MNGMT 505 Managing Human Resources (3)
This course examines the primary functions and responsibilities of those who manage human resources in formal organizations. The emphasis of this course is on the practical application of the methods human resource specialists, generalists, and managers use to perform their duties. The course is designed to appeal not only to future (or current) human resource practitioners, but also to anyone who aspires to manage people in organizations. Topics covered include management practices, the legal and regulatory environment of human resources, employee recruiting, selection and placement, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and employee health, safety, and security.
This course surveys the major functions and responsibilities of human resource managers. In doing so, a primary objective is to gain greater factual knowledge of human resource issues by studying organizational practices, analyzing cases, conducting research using the World Wide Web, and utilizing other sources of information. It is also hoped that each student will develop a philosophy concerning the relationships among the employee, employer, union, and government agencies involved in employment issues.
Students' knowledge is evaluated, in part, using written examinations. Each student is also typically the member of a small team that will research a specific challenge, trend, or issue that currently confronts human resource managers. Each team prepares a concise and focused presentation and written summary on its chosen topic. Other means of evaluating student knowledge may include case analyses, investigations of human resource practices within specific organizations, or other related projects.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.