2021-2022 Catalog

HR 555 Workplace Management and Human Resources

This course helps students to better understand the complexities of managing people in organizations, with the primary focus on human resource management strategy, organizational staffing, human resource development, total rewards, employee and labor relations, and risk management. By focusing on the strategic, operational and administrative roles of human resource management, students acquire critical knowledge of the changing nature of issues facing their most important organizational asset: human resources. In addition to the functional topics listed above, attention is also given to developing human resource system support competencies, such as job analysis and design, human resources law, ethics, economics and theory application. This course prepares students for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP national examination.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Synthesis of the legal terms used in labor and employment relationships and application or relevance of the terms to specific situations.
  3. Evaluate the impact of globalization on an organization's human resource policies and practices.
  4. Synthesis of a HR strategic plan that supports the mission, goals, and strategies of an organization.
  5. Evaluate ethical considerations which face human resource professionals and line managers as they relate to employee rights and employer responsibilities.
  6. Justify from the strategic plan of an organization, appropriate compensation, and benefit programs.
  7. Assess challenges facing human resource managers and professionals in the area of performance management and employee retention.