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Human Resources' Role in Today's Workplace

This foundation course provides you with an overview of the human resource function and the key roles and responsibilities for helping an organization become an industry "employer of choice". Class discussions focus on a variety of topics, including recruiting and retention; managing a diverse workforce; legal issues; compensation; safety issues; performance management; and future trends in human resources.

Workplace Applications:

  • Understand the purpose of Human Resources Management within the organization
  • Demonstrate an understanding of employment and labor law
  • Develop a successful recruiting strategy
  • Understand the value of the training process
  • Create an environment that retains top talent
  • Implement a successful safety management program
Required Text: Human Resources Management 14th Edition
Authors:  Robert L. Mathis & John H. Jackson & Sean R. Valentine
(Books are available through South-Western Cengage Learning or on
Prior to the first class, please read Chapter 1, Human Resource Management in Organizations, and Chapter 3, Equal Employment Opportunity