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Course Name
Human Resource Management in the 21st Century

Contact Hours: 24

Course Description
Virtual offices, independent workforce, customers with multiple areas of interest and geographic locations all contibute to the HR challenge within today`s organizations. Today the battle to recruit and retain organizational talent presents new and different paradigms. takes the participant from the traditional HR practices, to the focus on new and innovative HR practices of the 21st Century. Focusing on theory, practice and application, this course covers case studies from today`s noted organizations. The participant will take part in prescritive solutions to situations and application-oriented case studies.


Outcome
The participant will be able to apply theory and practice across a spectrum of situations and will practice prescriptive solutions within 21st Century organizational strategies.


Assessment
Participants will successfully complete this course by providing assessment and prescriptive applications across case studies. Each participant will contribute to case related discussion threads and complete prescriptive solutions for two case studies. Final assessment output will be a prescriptive recommendation paper of 8 - 10 pages in length. Assessment outcomes will be based on weekly participation in discussion threads, two case study written prescriptions (4 - 6 pages each) and the final paper. Readings will be posted within e-mails and internet links and as such there will be no textbooks required for this course.


Week 1
Posted readings and internet links concentrating on HR Environment and Legal aspects. Contribute to discussion thread for Week #1. Introduction to case study #1.


Week 2
Posted readings and internet links concentrating on staffing and human resource development. Contribute to discussion thread for Week #2. Prescriptive paper for case study #1.


Week 3
Posted readings and internet links concentrating on compensation, benefits and safety & health issues. Contribute to discussion thread for Week #3. Introduction to case study #2.


Week 4
Posted readings and internet links concentrating on global HR environment and 21st Century HR. Contribute to discussion thread for Week #4. Presciptive paper for case study #2.


Week 5
Posted readings and internet links concentrating on employee relations and the law. Contribute to discussion thread for Week #5. Final presciptive paper (8 - 10 pages).