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Course Description:

Students will examine the personnel/human resource management (P/HRM) function and related activities. The course focuses on the strategic importance of this function for effective management and organizational success. Students will assess the impact of the external environment (e.g., laws, regulations and the economy) on the human resource function and gain skills in environmental scanning. They will also examine how organizations integrate the demands of the external environment with the needs of the organization. Students will then analyze the relationships among organizational strategies and HR policies/procedures. Finally, students will focus on understanding sub-functions of HR and how they are integrated with other functions of the organization (e.g., finance, operations, marketing). The sub-functions include: job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, compensation and motivation, training and development, employee rights and discipline and labor-management relations. This course is applicable to private, public and third sectors organizations.

Note to NYS Nursing Home Administrator Certificate students: this course fulfills the requirement in Personnel Management.

Prerequisite: Principles of Management or equivalent knowledge.

This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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