Human Resource Development – BUSI 750

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 05/13/2021

Course Description

This course provides the business leader with the knowledge of critical topics related to strategically managing the organization’s human resources. Key issues addressed include the environment of HRM, jobs and labor, talent development, performance, compensation and employee relations. Current HR issues, measuring HR effectiveness, global human resource management and HR ethics will be evaluated.

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

Rationale

All organizational leaders are de-facto human resource (HR) leaders. As such, it is imperative that organizational leaders develop keen understanding of strategic people-management practices. Grounded in Christian worldview investigation and application, this course equips organizational leaders to develop and implement strategic HR practices in line with both codified and emerging strategic HR theory and practice.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate the impact of effective HR management on the organization.
  2. Assess effective strategic recruitment, staffing, and performance management systems.
  3. Compare and contrast appropriate training and development methods.
  4. Analyze compensation strategies impacting employee performance, retention and commitment.
  5. Examine employee and employer rights and responsibilities.
  6. Integrate strategic human resource concepts with a Christian worldview.

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 (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be 400–700 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200–300 words. Responses must comply with current APA formatting. Please refer to the instructions and grading rubric for a specific breakdown of the requirements.

Christian Worldview in Strategic HR and Employment Law Assignment

This assignment must be a minimum of 1,500 words, and be supported by citations from the course texts and related scholarly journals and trade/practitioner publications. All components of the papers must comply with current APA format. Please see the assignment instructions and grading rubrics for a breakdown of the specific requirements of the assignment.

Performance Management, Development, and Branding in Strategic HR Assignment

This assignment must be a minimum of 1,500 words, and be supported by citations from the course texts and related scholarly journals and trade/practitioner publications. All components of the papers must comply with current APA format. Please see the assignment instructions and grading rubrics for a breakdown of the specific requirements of the assignment.

Quiz: Strategic HR Audit: Company Choice

In one essay question on the quiz, submit the name of your company choice for the Strategic HR Audit. Your chosen company must have at least 100 employees.

Strategic HR Audit: Paper Assignment

The student will write a 2,000-word Strategic HR Audit on the approved company chosen from Quiz: Strategic HR Audit: Company Choice. The paper must be written in current APA format and must follow the specific criteria listed in the paper section of the Strategic HR Audit: Assignment Instructions.

Strategic HR Audit: Presentation Assignment

The student will create a 15-slide presentation covering his/her Strategic HR Audit: Paper Assignment. The student will not be required to deliver the presentation live. The presentation must be written in current APA format and must follow the specific criteria listed in the presentation section of the Strategic HR Audit: Assignment Instructions.