COMM 203: MANAGING THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPCourse Outline – Fall 2016COURSE GOALS The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with the key aspects of the employmentrelationship and to demonstrate the contributions of effective management of that relationship toorganizational effectiveness and business results.Students will learn about the core concepts and current issues related to Human Resources Management(HRM). The theories and techniques taught in this course are applicable for all types of positions in alltypes of organizations in which students may eventually find themselves. There is a high correlation between investment in people and profitability. Organizations that score highon employee engagement are more likely to perform better financially. This makes the management of theemployment relationship a core focus of many organizations.LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:Understand how strategic HRM practices can affect a business organization’s competitiveness.Explain the importance that HRM planning plays in the success of an organization. Understand the core HR functions: HR planning, recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation and benefits, and health and safety.Explain the connection between adopting “strategic” human resource practices, and their relationship to improving business outcomes for organizations. Understand the impact of the legal environment on decisions regarding basic HR functions.Develop the skills necessary for recruiting, selecting, training, developing, evaluating, and retainingemployees in business organizations.Identify and evaluate HRM problems and develop strategic solutions to problems in business organizations using critical thinking skills.ASSESSMENT SUMMARYSUMMARY:Individual Case20%Team Simulation25% Attendance & Participation10%Final Exam45%- 1 -
COMM 203: MANAGING THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPCourse Outline – Fall 2016DETAILS:Individual CaseThere will be one individual case presented to the class in the week beginning October 11th followed by several questions and will be due on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in class and in a Connect dropbox.You will be graded on your responses to the questions in the case and your ability to draw on course concepts to support your responses. Further details will be provided in class. HR Management SimulationYou will be assigned to work on a team for eight weeks of the term on the Human Resources ManagementSimulation.The HRM simulation will require groups to work collectively to manage a budget and make aseries of HR decisions, submit a final report summarizing your team’s decisions and lessons learned, andcomplete two peer evaluations of team member contributions. These evaluations will potentially impactindividual student marks for the simulation. The deadline for each simulation decision is located on thecourse outline.
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