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HS658 - Human Resources in the Health and Human Services Sector

This course examines core areas of talent acquisition and retention, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and employee development, including culturally responsive practice and system design. It emphasizes the application of effective and ethical human resource management principles for organizations within the health and human service sectors.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Outline the key components of human resource management and the value added by this functional area, including the essential components of effective job analysis and design, development of position descriptions, and fundamental employee health and safety programs.
  2. Identify current and emerging human resource issues and scenarios within health sector organizations, and relevant laws, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices impacting them.
  3. Analyze the broad role of human resource management within the health sector, including workforce recruitment, development, evaluation, engagement and retention programs, succession and strategic planning to maximize resident/patient/client quality of life, quality of care, and workforce satisfaction and engagement.
  4. Understand how human resource, change management, and leadership development programs are planned, implemented, and evaluated to address diversity, inclusion, and culturally responsive practices.
  5. Negotiate, interpret, and implement contractual and financial agreements, including those related to organized labor, managed care, vendors, and consultative services.

Find out more about the curriculum of the online Master's in Human Resource Management at Saint Mary’s University. Call us at 877-308-9954 or request more information today.