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Essentials of Human Resource Management

University Course Catalog Description

This course prepares managers to contribute to the development and implementation of human resource policies and practices.  Legal issues and relationships with other business functions are emphasized.

Course Overview

The course will be divided into six content units including human resource management basics, hiring employees, developing employees, compensating employees, motivating employees, and protecting employees.  In each of these units, students will review written and video materials prior to class meetings, practice applying the concepts and principles in class, and participate in evaluative assignments designed to show mastery of those concepts.  Larger themes that cross content units include adhering to legal requirements and aligning human resource strategies and practices with overall business strategies and functions.  In addition, many of the in-class activities and evaluative assignments will require students to work in small teams, make oral presentations, and produce a variety of short written products.  The class will include a formal final examination.

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