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University of New Brunswick FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONAcademic Year: 2016 - 2017 COURSE OUTLINE ADM 2815 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENTInstructor: Jason Scarbro Term:Fall 2016 Office:N/A Day(s):MW Phone:452-0630 Time:4 –5:20 p.m. E-mail:[email protected]Classroom:Tilley Hall 124 Office Hours: By appointment A. COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course will expose students to the dynamic and diverse field of human resources management. Students will be introduced to a number of essential human resource management topics including: job analysis, recruitment and selection of staff, compensation, performance appraisal, training and development, and relevant legislation governing HR practices in Canada. Pre-Requisite(s): N/AB. COURSE OBJECTIVESSuccessful organizations are those that excel at attracting, developing and retaining people with the right skills, knowledge and attitudes to achieve common organizational goals. The main objective of the course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to effectively administer the human resources function of an organization. The focus will be on exposing students to the various HR systems and practices that must be integrated and aligned with an organization’s strategy in order to achieve business objectives. At the same time, students will gain an understanding of the various economic, technological, social, and legal forces that will have a significant influence on the design of effective HR systems and practices. By the end of the course you should: •Understand the key functions of Human Resources Management. •Be able to explain the strategic and administrative roles that the Human Resource function plays in an organization. •Describe the current and future challenges facing Human Resource practitioners. •Understand the policies, theories and strategies, used by practitioners, to address HR issues. •Be able to analyze current HR practices in the context of these policies, theories and strategies.
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