MGMT 4010 syb - MGMT 4010 Fall 2011 Version 1.0 UNIVERSITY...

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MGMT 4010 – Fall 2011 – Version 1.0 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO - BOULDER LEEDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Employee Relations – MGMT 4010 Instructor: Dr. Tracy Jennings Section Meets: KOBL 330 – 9:30-10:45 (001) and 11:00-12:15 (002) Office: Rm. 456 Office Hours: Wednesday - 8:30-10:30 and by appointment. Drop-ins welcome. Email: (preferred means of communication) Required Texts: (all reading on reserve in Leeds Library) 1. Custom edition of Gomez-Mejia: Managing Human Resources. 2. Case Studies can be purchased on-line from Harvard Business School Press: 3. Additional readings are posted on CU Learn under “readings” link. Code of Conduct Hard work, personal responsibility, and ethical actions. In addition, the class will develop its own social contract based on class consensus (e.g., cell phone texting and computer use, personal attacks, etc.) Course Objectives Employee Relations is a set of practices and knowledge that ensures the fair and consistent treatment of employees. Employee relations practices are rooted in the belief that fairly treated employees are more likely to help organizations realize their mission, vision, and goals. The course begins with an exploration of how employee relations practices impact the culture of an organization. Next, we cover employment practices that help employers comply with employment law. Finally, we examine the tools that the manager can use to improve employee relations. This is a senior level course. As such, you will be responsible for mastering much of the content on your own. I will also assume that you are familiar with principals of management from your other coursework. Our class time will be used to work through case studies, to debate issues, and to further explore questions that arise in this fascinating field. Learning Objectives Compare, contrast, and evaluate the differences between EEO law, diversity programs, and Affirmative Action policies. Articulate programs and policies that will help an organization prevent discrimination and address discrimination if it occurs. Understand and evaluate the impact of employee involvement programs: self-managed work teams, worker involvement in the design of EI programs, TQM, committees on productivity, worker involvement in work processes, suggestion or complaint systems, information-sharing with employees, and opinion surveys. Understand environmental safety and health regulations and their impact in the workplace.
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Identify and explain basic processes, e.g., feedback and discipline, through which managers achieve desired workplace outcomes. Articulate the essential management skills required during a union organizing campaign. Master content tested in the Society for Human Resources certification exam (See
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