Course Overview

In this course, students will have an opportunity to learn the role and responsibilities of effective and efficient human resource management (HRM) practices in managing government and non-profit organizations. HRM is a fundamental component of the competitiveness, effectiveness, and sustainability of any organization, as it influences who is hired, how they are trained, evaluated, and compensated, and what steps are taken to retain them. Key functions such as decision-making, recruitment, selection, development, appraisal, retention, compensation, and labor relations will be studied in and out of classrooms. Implications of legal and workplace environments are appraised and current issues such as diversity training, sexual harassment policies, and rising benefit costs are analyzed. Students will acquire knowledge of HRM and increase an understanding of strategic partnership in the task of managing people that require good work relationship between human resources and general managers in the government agencies and non-profit organizations.