Workforce Planning and Employment – BUSI 443

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 10/27/2020

Course Description

This course will focus on recruitment, assessment, selection, placement and appraisal issues and methods necessary to align the organizational workforce with the strategic goals of the organization. The laws and guidelines related to the DOL, INS, EEOC, and other legal enforcement agencies as related to the staffing process will be reviewed.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Leaders in an organization must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to effectively staff and manage a workforce planning and employment system in order to support the strategic mission of the organization. These tools will be the foundation upon which the management of an organization is able to incorporate organizational workforce needs with the current labor market, and is able to apply appropriate labor laws and guidelines.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the staffing needs of an organization through case examples.
  2. Complete a job analysis for an organization.
  3. Examine internal and external recruitment and selection strategies.
  4. Analyze the retention management process with application to selected case study examples.
  5. Integrate biblical principles within the field of human resource development.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 400–500 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and incorporate at least 2 peer-reviewed resources. In addition to the thread, the student will reply to at least 1 classmate’s thread. Each reply must be 250–350 words and incorporate at least 1 peer-reviewed resource.

Case Studies (3)

The student will complete 3 Case Studies in current APA format, answering various questions about the assigned case studies. The answers to each case study must be 3–5 pages and must be submitted through SafeAssign. Each case study must incorporate at least 2 peer-reviewed resources along with use of the course materials.

Job Analysis Project

This assignment consists of the following 2 parts:

Part 1: Topic Submission and Annotated Bibliography

The student will create a topic submission that must contain the position chosen for the job analysis and an annotated bibliography with at least 3 peer-reviewed resources. This assignment must be submitted through SafeAssign.

Part 2: Job Description and Job Analysis

The student will create a job description and job analysis of 6-8 pages that incorporates at least 5 peer-reviewed resources. This assignment must be in current APA format and be submitted through SafeAssign.

Biblical Integration Exercise

The student will briefly describe how the Bible is related to the topics covered in the course. An integration of the Bible must be explicitly shown in relation to a course topic, and the textbook must be incorporated. The student must also incorporate at least 2 peer-reviewed resources. This assignment must be at least 500 words, be in current APA format, and be submitted through SafeAssign.

Reading Quizzes (3)

The student will complete 3 Reading Quizzes, each of which is open-book/open-notes, contains 10 multiple-choice questions, and has a time limit of 15 minutes.