2020-2021 Catalog

HR 557 Organization and the Human Resource Function

This course prepares students to identify the effective management of HR practices, and its enormous effect on the organization's economic performance. Given the direct impact of HRM on cost, quality, and productivity, the success of any organization, both traditional and virtual, depends on the effectiveness of the decisions its managers make about strategic human resource issues. In this course, students will examine contemporary "best practices" in HR and what is known about how to improve the quality of strategic HR decision-making. In doing so, students will review how high-performance organizations manage such HR issues as compensation, staffing, labor-management relations, work system design, performance management, training, equal opportunity employment, HR outsourcing, and change management. This course prepares students for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP national examination.