Workforce Planning and Employment – BUSI 643

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course will examine the changing nature of the labor market, including conceptual, operational, and the legal issues. Discussion and activities will focus on the legal, ethical, and economic factors affecting recruitment, selection, placement, and appraisal. Students will learn to synthesize theory with application and evaluate the effectiveness of an organization’s workforce planning and employment strategies. Understanding strategic organizational considerations and developing decision-making skills related to the staffing process will be emphasized through text readings, case studies, experiential exercises, and secondary research.

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

Rationale

This course directly supports the aims of Liberty University’s Statement of Purpose. The human resource manager must have the necessary skills to be able to manage effective workforce planning and employment systems to support the strategic mission of the organization. These tools will be the foundation upon which the human resource manager will be able to incorporate organizational workforce needs with the current labor market and apply appropriate labor laws and guidelines.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Predict organizational staffing needs and evaluate job analysis and reward methods.
  2. Investigate the strategic approach to job offers and the challenges of staffing system management.
  3. Examine staffing models, strategy, and legal compliance, including employment laws and guidelines to selection decision making.
  4. Formulate internal and external recruitment strategies and related legal issues.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student must participate in class-wide discussions. Each discussion will be completed in 2 parts: a substantive thread of 400–500 words in response to the instructor’s prompt and 2 replies of 250–300 words each to 2 classmates’ threads.

Case Studies Assignments (5)

The student will complete 6 Case Studies in current APA format by answering various questions about the textbook case studies he/she reads. The answers to each Case Study must be 3–5 original pages and must be submitted through the provided Turnitin link.

Quiz: Literature Review: Part 1 – Topic Submission

The student will submit their topic in the form of a short answer/essay. The student will be required to explain their topic and the rationale for selecting the topic as it relates to staffing and employment. 

Literature Review: Part 2 – Annotated Bibliography Draft Assignment

Literature Review: Part 2 – Annotated Bibliography Draft Assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool. This assignment will allow students to submit a draft of the final submission and make any necessary edits prior to submitting the final assignment. 

Literature Review: Part 2 – Annotated Bibliography Assignment

Using the approved topic, you will create an annotated bibliography that is at least 6–7 full and complete pages of original discussion and narrative–excluding the title page and reference list– that utilizes at least 8 scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals, published within the past 5 years.

Literature Review: Part 3 – Final Submission Draft Submission Assignment

Literature Review: Part 3 – Final Submission

This assignment has 3 parts. The first part is the Topic Submission. The second part is the submission of the Annotated Bibliography, which must include at least 8 of the required sources. This will ensure that the the student is headed down the correct path with his/her Literature Review. This part must be submitted via Turnitin. The third and final part is writing a Literature Review of at least 8–10 full pages. Literature Review: Part 3 – Final Submission will consist of at least 12 peer-review journal articles, published within the past five years. Each student must submit his/her Literature Review via Turnitin.

Biblical Integration Essay Assignment

The student will work on an essay of at least 2 pages.  The student is to 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 in order to earn points. This assignment must be submitted to Turnitin to check for originality.

Quizzes (4)

The student will complete 4 quizzes. Each quiz contains 10 multiple-choice and true/false questions and is open-book/open-notes. The student will have 25 minutes to complete each quiz.