This course focuses on strategic HR management and key issues that are opportunities and challenges for the HR function. The course explores how to align human resource management (HRM) with the business strategies, and the emerging issues facing business, and to understand the HRM competencies and leadership skills necessary to be a true strategic business partner. Students will examine what strategic HRM planning is and how to do it, as well as learning how to manage the necessary change in emerging business environments. The course will define the new roles and expectations of companies for the HRM functions.
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Bohlander, G., & Snell, S. (2007). Managing human resources (14th ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson Higher Education.
Dreher, G. F., & Dougherty, T. W. (2002). Human resource strategy: A behavioral perspective for the general manager (1st ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Mello, J. A. (2006). Strategic human resource management (2nd ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.
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Week One: Strategic Planning Fundamentals and Strategic Partnerships
Identify challenges and concerns in HRM.
Analyze HRM responsibilities as a strategic partner within a company. 1.3
Perform environmental analyses for...
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