MGMT 438. HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING AND STAFFING (3). The recruitment and selection process in organizations. Methods of job analysis used in determining requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for job performance. Development of internal and external recruitment strategies. Choice and validation of selection devices. Calculation and analysis of selection utility. Recruitment and selection in both line and staff capacities. PRQ: MGMT 433.
Course Purpose and Goals:
The course purpose is to teach the fundamental activities involved in the staffing process within organizations, which is composed of planning for HR needs and the recruitment, selection, and placement of qualified persons. The course combines both academic and applied perspectives. Specific goals are to:
- Acquaint students with the employment, recruitment, selection, and placement processes in organizations and the array of issues that surround them;
- Develop students' awareness of how to identify the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics required to perform various jobs and job tasks and how to measure the presence of the attributes in employment applicants;
- Develop students' abilities to recognize the essential characteristics of an employee selection system;
- Develop students' understanding of the relationship between human resource professionals' and line managers' roles in staffing activities;
- Identify the characteristics of the various selection tests or instruments and the practical issues relating to their use; and,
- Instruct students in the concepts of reliability, validity, and utility as they apply to measurement of human attributes and the prediction of human performance.
The primary activities of the course are lectures, discussions, and various relevant exercises. A schedule of assignments, exams, and activities is available elsewhere on this site. Students are expected to keep up with the assigned readings for lecture and discussion purposes. The class grade will be based on performance on course examinations, papers, participation, quizzes, and other assignments. The various requirements and possible point totals are outlined below:
|First Exam|| 60||_______|
|Third Exam|| 90||_______|
|Quizzes (4)|| 60||_______|
|Term Paper|| 80||_______|
|Exercises (3)|| 60||_______|
Policies and Procedures:
- Attendance & Class Participation. Class attendance is required for successful completion of the course. Absences may lead to poor evaluation on class participation as well as poor performance on papers, examinations, and exercises. Participation scores will be based on a combination of the student's record of attendance and the quality of the student's participation in class discussion.
- Make-Up Exams. Make-ups will be allowed only in the case of excused absence. It is the student's responsibility to provide evidence that an absence is for demonstrable cause AND TO REQUEST THE MAKEUP AS SOON AS THE NEED IS RECOGNIZED. Delays in making the request may lead to a refusal of makeup privileges.
- Late Papers. Any written work turned in after the assigned due date will be subject to a 10% per day penalty based on the maximum score for the work in question.
- Academic Misconduct. Academic misconduct is a serious breach of trust. Such acts include cheating, plagiarism, and the stealing of exams or other student's work. As a serious offense, it will be dealt with severely, leading to a zero score for the work in question and possibly failure for the course. Such acts may also lead to suspension or expulsion from the University. Additionally, such activities will be reported to the University Judicial Office and may precipitate further action by the University.
- REQUIRED: Heneman, III, Herbert G., Timothy A. Judge, and Robert L. Heneman (2000). Staffing Organizations, 3rd Edition, Homewood, IL: Austen Press/Richard D. Irwin, Inc. Available at either the Student Center Bookstore or Village Commons Bookstore.
- OPTIONAL: Course slide pack, available at the Holmes Student Center Bookstore.