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COMM392: Managing The Employment Relationship 103/104 Fall 2009 Yoshio Yanadori Course Objective Understand importance of effective workforce management to business success Focus on key elements of employeremployee relationship Understand the impact of employment laws, trade unions, and collective bargaining Become familiar with elements of progressive human resource management (HRM) Major contexts
1. 2. 3. Employment relations law (Weeks 23) Collective bargaining and trade unions (Weeks 34; Weeks 912) Progressive human resource management (Weeks 58) Recruitment & Selection Compensation management Performance management Course Objectives Why important? Lectures Instructional Design Include case studies, exercises, movie clips, and discussion I will assume you are familiar with the content of the assigned reading for the lecture Class discussion is important to your learning for the course and provides tips for exam focus there will be case studies on exams Extra materials help you better understand the content Readings 392 Main Text Available in the UBC Bookstore 3rd edition 392 Supplementary Reading & Cases Sauder copy centre Class notes on Web CT Will be posted at least 12 hours before the lecture WebCT Vista Evaluation Midterm exam Team bargaining simulation Final exam (cumulative) 30% 25% 45% Key Dates Midterm exam (30%) Wednesday, October 21st, 6:308:00pm Conflict must be reported immediately (by September 17th via Email) Check all course exam dates, please Location: TBA (WOODWARD?) Final exam (45%) TBA Collective bargaining simulation (25%) Friday, November 13th, 6:309:30pm Will form teams of 5 or 6 (assigned) Students not contributing to team work 0 marks Peer evaluation conducted Collective Bargaining Simulation Your Instructor Yoshio Yanadori Assistant professor at OBHR Division Born in Japan, got a PhD in US, and now in Canada (since 2005) Expertise Human Resource Management Will teach COHR 305 (Compensation management) in Term 2 Teaches sections 103/104 How to reach me? Email: email@example.com Email via Web CT not recommended Office hours: 23 pm on Thursdays or by appointment HA565 First Assignment Your information, please! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. My full name What you'd like to be called My preferred email address An interesting fact about myself Past employment experience (please briefly explain) Past management and/or union experience (please briefly explain) Have you been treated unfairly at work? (please briefly explain) Any expectations? HRM Defined "Human resource management (HRM) refers to the management of people in organizations" It consists of the activities, policies, and practices involved in obtaining, developing, utilizing, evaluating, maintaining, and retaining the appropriate number and skill mix of employees to accomplish the organization's objectives (see Text p.2) The HRM Function Recruitment and selection Training and development Attract and select high quality human resources Improve the quality of existing human resources Reward employee contribution Maintain performance standards Compensation Performance management Employee relations/Labor relations Maintain harmonious employeremployee relations Who is Responsible for HRM? In smaller organizations, owners/managers may carry out the full range of HRM functions themselves (i.e., Trendy's case in SRP) As organizations grow, functions become more complex For large organizations, HR "in house" staff set up and organized in "subdepartments" (e.g., compensation, training & development) Who is Responsible for HRM Activities "Staff" HRM function (= HR department) Set policies and standards Advise line managers on workplace issues Ensure compliance Provide services (e.g., keeping HR records, orientation, pay administration, etc.) Authority is derived from specialized knowledge Line managers Implement policies (e.g., determine who to hire, conduct performance evaluation, exercise discipline) Direction and control of employees Next Class Introduction to Employment Relationship Read textbook chapters 1 and 2 Bring Supplemental Reading Packet (SRP) with you to class as we will be discussing Trendy's case ...
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