HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
FALL TERM 2012
Roberto G. Chavarry
What is Human Resource Management (HRM)? HRM could be described as the performance of all functions within an organization dealing with personnel-related actions such as the recruiting, managing, training and developing of individuals working within an organization. It also includes providing direction for the people who work in the organization and ensuring organizational compliance with applicable state and federal employment laws. HRM offers insights in a world characterized by rapid change, globalization, and diversity, while providing guidance for managers in creating an ethically healthy work environment.
In this course we will discuss the myriad of important functions performed by Human Resource professionals. The class material will include both theory and practical applications. In addition to lectures covering the topics discussed in your book, you will be expected to engage in class discussions/ class exercises as well as a group project which will enhance your knowledge of the HR field.
1. Insight into the evolving role of strategic HRM in today’s organizations, the strategic role of HR functions, and the impact of technology and global competition. 2. Awareness of the importance of business ethics in HRM.
3. Insight into how workforce diversity provides an opportunity for management. 4. Examine the legislation and regulations affecting staffing. 5. Enhance knowledge of the significant federal court decisions affecting staffing. 6. Understand the Uniform Guidelines, Adverse Impact, and Affirmative Action Programs that affect staffing. 7. Awareness of the ethical, regulatory, environmental, social, political and technological issues of staffing. 8. Understand job analysis, human resource planning, recruitment (including Internet recruiting), and selection. 9. Awareness of the importance of HRD (training and developing) for employees at all levels. 10. Develop knowledge of performance appraisal and its role in performance management. 11. Appreciate how compensation and benefits programs are formulated and administered. 12. Understand safety and health factors as they affect the firm’s profitability. 13. Understand employee and labor relations.
14. Appreciate the global dimension of HRM.
REQUIRED TEXT AND READINGS:
“Human Resource Management” by R. Wayne Mondy, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 12th edition, 2011
INSTRUCTOR: Roberto G. Chavarry
Mr. Chavarry has devoted most of his professional life working for the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency responsible for protecting employee’s rights to engage or not to engage in union activities and/or protected concerted activities. He retired from the NLRB in 2006 as the Regional Director for the Chicago Regional Office of the NLRB. In his spare time, Mr. Chavarry taught collective bargaining/Human Resources courses for different learning institutions such as San Diego State University, Webster University and Loyola University-Chicago Campus. In 2007, Mr. Chavarry managed an international project in San Salvador, El Salvador for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), involving the Central American counties and the Dominican Republic. This project was created to provide technical assistance and training to the labor justice institutions in the CAFTA-DR signatory countries (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) with the objective of strengthening their capacity and their compliance standards. Mr. Chavarry is a certified FMCS-labor arbitrator.
Mr. Chavarry obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Political Science with a minor in Economics/Latin American Studies and his Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations...
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