Description: Introduces students to the field of human capital management and the critical nature the operation has to the overall success of an organization. Students will also be introduced to the history of HR and the ethical and legal implications that have changed its function over time. Regardless of career choice, you will be affected by some function of human resources, including hiring, training, compensation, benefits, job mediation, evaluation, etc. Students will gain an understanding of human resource management concepts, and develop skills to help manage human capital. Strong management also depends on employee training, development, and support. This course addresses the employee development processes, with a focus on recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training productive employees. This course also introduces students to the dynamics of helping others succeed. The course will help students develop an understanding of the importance of meeting the needs of their employees and outsiders who support the organization. Critical to our success in leading others is where we focus our efforts. Are the only drivers of success, passion, hard work, talent and luck? Or is it based on the relationship we create at work and how we interact with others? These and other topics will be explored through the course of this lesson on leading employees. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Spring 2021
Junior level or above