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Jane George-Falvy
MGMT 540
Seattle Campus

Managing Human Capital

Covers principles and techniques for recruiting, selecting, and developing employees, appraising their performance, and rewarding their contributions. Explores key topics primarily through case studies, readings, class discussion, and fieldwork. Reviews legal and regulatory issues that surround these methods. Intended for both general managers and human resource professionals.

Class description

This course is a broad introduction to human resources management (HRM). HRM is the implementation of organizational behavior knowledge to effectively manage people at work. My goal in this course is to provide an intellectually challenging environment in which students of various backgrounds and career interests can gain practical understanding of HR policies and procedures. The specific topics we will study include legal issues, job analysis, recruiting and selection, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, and training and development. You will also learn to critically evaluate the merits of trendy approaches to selecting and maintaining an effective workplace, from both legal, scientific, and practical perspectives.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jane George-Falvy
Date: 03/25/2003