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Human Resource Management Syllabus


Lecture # Subject Title
Lecture Faculty: John Hollenbeck, PhD
Facilitating Faculty: Keith Niblett
Week 1: Human Resource Environment and Strategy
1 HR Responsibilities & Roles
2 Competitive Challenges Influencing HR
3 Meeting Competitive Challenges
4 Business Models & Strategic HR
5 HR Strategy Formulation & Implementation
6 Meeting Competitive Challenges via HRM Practices
Week 2: Legal Environment and Job Analysis & Design
7 U.S. Legal System & Equal Opportunity
8 Types of Discrimination
9 Legal Issue Related to Harassment & Employee Safety
10 Work Flow Analysis & Organizational Structure
11 Job Analysis
12 Job Design
Week 3: Planning and Selection
13 HR Forecasting & Goal Setting
14 HR Strategic Planning & Implementation
15 Recruiting
16 Standards for Selection Methods
17 Interviews, Application Blanks, & References
18 Tests & Personality Inventories
Week 4: Training & Performance Management
19 Designing Formal Training Programs
20 Choosing & Evaluating Alternative Training Programs
21 Cross-Cultural & Diversity Training and Socialization Programs
22 Approaches to Measuring Performance
23 Approaches to Employee Performance Management
24 Administering Performance Feedback
Week 5: Employee Development & Retention
25 Career & Development Planning
26 Approaches to Employee Career Development
27 Mentoring, Coaching and Succession Planning
28 Managing Involuntary Turnover
29 Managing Voluntary Turnover
30 Measuring & Monitoring Job Satisfaction
Week 6: Compensation
31 Developing Pay Levels:External Equity & Market Surveys
32 Developing Pay Levels: Internal Equity & Job Evaluation
33 Developing Pay Levels: Current Challenges
34 Employee Pay: Merit Systems & Incentive Plans
35 Employee Pay: Organizational & Group Plans
36 Employee Pay: Managerial Pay & Strategic Fit
Week 7: Benefits & Labor Relations
37 Employee Benefits: Historical Trends & Mandated Programs
38 Employee Benefits: Non-Mandated Programs
39 Managing Benefits: Employer Objectives & Strategies
40 Collective Bargaining & Labor Unions: Goals, Structure & Trends
41 Collective Bargaining & Labor Unions: Legal Framework & Organizing Process
42 Collective Bargaining & Labor Unions: Contract Administration in Alternative Contexts
Week 8: Global & Strategic Contexts
43 Managing Globally: Emerging Trends & Role of Culture
44 Managing Globally: Human Capital & Levels of Global Participation
45 Managing Globally: Managing Expatriates
46 Strategic Management of HR: Defining & Measuring Effectiveness
47 Strategic Management of HR: Improving Effectiveness
48 Strategic Management of HR: The Future



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