This introductory course focuses on the concepts and methods of managing human capital in an organization. Students will have the opportunity to explore human resource fundamentals by discussing practices in the selection, training, job analysis, evaluation, wage setting, incentive principles, merit rating, job efficiency, and labor/employee relations of human resources as applied to various types of organizations.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Define human resource management, and explain how HRM contributes to an organization’s performance.
2. Identify the responsibilities of human resource departments.
3. Summarize the types of skills needed for human resource management.
4. Discuss ethical issues in human resource management.
5. Explain how the nature of the employment relationship is changing.
6. Summarize areas in which human resource management can support the goal of creating a high-performance work system.
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