Fall 2015 3.0 Credit Hours prepared 1/19/2015, by Marc L. Baranouski
Revised 2/9/2015

Instructor: Marc L. Baranouski
Classroom: Sutliff Hall SH 252 - Monday 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Course number:  93.345.04
Department: Management
Office:  Sutliff Hall 329
Office Hours: Monday 4:25 – 5:35 and Wednesday 2:15 to 2:45 PM
Phone: (570) 389-4758
Fax: (570) 389-2071

Catalogue description
Equips students with tools and procedures to address human resource issues and problems

Course Outline

HR and Competitive Advantage
Employment Law
Job Analysis
Training and Development
Performance Appraisal
Compensation and Benefits
Workplace Justice


By the conclusion of this course, students will:

1. Be able to define and describe the important concepts and ideas in the Human Resource (HR) Management field.
2. Understand how a firm’s HR practices contribute to its competitive advantage.
3. Be able to describe how firms implement HR practices and be able to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each practice.
4. Be familiar with the major laws affecting HR and how companies can comply with them.
5. Be able to analyze the human resource practices of a company, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and recommend improvements based on reasoned arguments.

Prerequisite -- 93-244: Principles of Management and 50 credits earned

Text: Human Resource Management: A Managerial Tool for Competitive Advantage (6th edition; 2013) by L. Kleiman.

Topic Chapter dates

HRM and Competitive Advantage 1 8/24
Legal Context 2 8/31
Planning for HR 3 9/14

Exam 1: 9/21

Analyzing Jobs 4 9/28
Recruiting Applicants 5 10/5
Selecting Applicants 6 10/12

Exam 2: 10/19

Training and Developing...

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