OMM 500: Developing Human Resources

Synonym:

58755 (for web registration)

Section:

K

Faculty:

Michael Blood

Credits:

3

Seats:

24

Semester:

Spring 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 1/10 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 2/7 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 3/7 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 3/28 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 4/25 (8:30AM-5:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Management & Decision Making
Required of and restricted to 2nd year O&M MS and MEd students.

Human beings and the organizations they work in depend on one another. Effective managers know how to foster workplace culture, practices, and relationships that support learning, satisfaction, and strong performance among employees, who in turn commit their knowledge, skills, and energy to the organization's success. This course engages students in examining their beliefs and values about the mutual responsibilities of organizations and employees and provides an overview of principles of effective human resource practice for managers. We then focus on specific aspects of that practice, including hiring, onboarding, performance development, and dealing with unsatisfactory performance. We will discuss additional human resource issues of interest to students. Students should check the course conference on FirstClass for on-line assignments that may begin prior to the first class meeting.