This course focuses on human resource management in the public sector, including the legal and practical contexts for recruitment, selection, development, retention, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation and labor relations. Current issues such as diversity training, sexual harassment policies, and rising benefit costs are analyzed.
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Analyze the role of human resources in supporting an organization’s strategy.
- Articulate legal definitions of and distinctions in the employer-employee relationship, including issues related to employment-at-will, independent contractors, volunteers and casual employees.
- Evaluate the primary activities of labor relations: organizing, bargaining, contract administration, compensation and dispute resolution.
- Appraise employment practices related to recruitment, selection, compensation and performance management.
- Describe the collective bargaining process, good faith bargaining and the inclusion of mandatory and non-mandatory issues.