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1 1 Human Resources Management MGMT – E-4240 Welcome! The MGMT E-4240 Web Site The web site will be our primary way of communicating Currently contains Fall 2010 Syllabus – the questions for each case study Fall 2010 Schedule – specific assignments and due dates Overview of Written Case Study Analyses and Grade Scale Link to Writing Resources Announcements Information regarding Waitlists

2 2 Human Resources Management MGMT – E-4240 Introducing: Bill Murphy, JD Michael Thomas, EdD Assignments and Grading Sally Robinson Polly Scannell, JD Michael Thomas

3 3 Human Resources Management MGMT – E-4240 Cases Must submit 2 case analyses – 1 of 4 first half cases due by 10/25/10 and 1 of 3 second half cases due by 11/29/10 Due by 5:00 US EST on the Monday the case is taught. Must be in your TA’s inbox by then. No cases will be accepted after that time. Final Exam Take home exam due in your TA’s in-box by 5:00 US EST on Monday, 12/20/10.

4 4 Human Resources Management MGMT – E-4240 Other housekeeping Video waivers Available for signature. As the class is discussion based, it is extremely helpful to get these signed as soon as possible. In class exercises Will be made available on the web site so distance learners can take them. Case Discussions A TA will be present in class to take questions and comments from distance learners participating in simulcast. Specific info will be posted on the web site prior to each case. Bulletin Board – This site will be available only to members of the class. Please use a high standard of respect and professionalism in your communications on the site.

5 5 Human Resources Management MGMT – E-4240 Course Goals Help students appreciate and understand the current thinking in the field of human resources, Understand how this thinking has been reached and the strategic role it plays in today’s management community, Show how areas of human resources management continue to be subject to on-going inquiry.

6 6 Human Resources Management MGMT – E-4240 Successful Business/ Employment Experience Employee Interests Organizational Interests Outside Influences: Legal Environment, Economy, Globalization, Company Norms

7 7 Human Resources Management MGMT – E-4240 Creating the Living Brand Bendapudi, N., Bendapudi, V., HBR, May 2005 What is the “Living Brand”? Name the 6 lessons for creating a living brand Let’s revisit our model and discuss how they integrated organizational and individual interests.

8 8 Human Resources Management MGMT – E-4240 Course Overview – HRM Functions Planning for Organizations, Jobs, and People Strategic Management of HR (c.2) HR Planning (c.3) Acquiring Human Resources The Legal Environment (c.5) Recruitment (c.6) Measurement and Decision Making (c.7 and 8) Multinational HR HR Across Borders (c.17)

9 9 Human Resources Management MGMT – E-4240 Course Overview (Continued) Building Individual and Organizational Performance Training Programs (c.9) Performance Assessment (c.10) Rewarding Employees (c.11 and 12) Maintaining HR Benefits (c.13) Workplace Safety (c.14) Labor and Collective Bargaining (c.15) Managing Employee Transitions (c.16)

10 10 Human Resources Management Question : A medium-sized manufacturing company is considering a major business decision to upgrade its technology by purchasing computer-driven equipment. What are some of the HR considerations that need to be factored into the decision?

11 11 Human Resources Management Question: If you were the executive in charge of HR at Kodak, what are the first five steps you would take in the goal of paring 15,000? Describe each step and the reason for taking it.

12 12 Human Resources Management On the basis of your own employment experience, how do you think the HR function could be improved?

13 13 Human Resources Management Human Resources Structures In-house with full services Partially in-house with some services outsourced Headquarters with specialists – field offices with generalists Headquarters driving strategy and policy – field offices with full services Completely outsourced with small in-house office overseeing vendors No formal HR unit – part of payroll and other admin staff roles

14 14 Human Resources Management Careers in Human Resources Benefits Communications Training and Development Organizational Behaviorist or Designer Employee and/or Labor Relations HRIS Recruiter Strategic Planner Compensation Generalist

15 15 Human Resources Management Current and Future Challenges Corporate Reorganizations Global Competition Cyclical Growth Increasing Diversity in the Workplace Focus on diversity and work/life Employee Expectations Organizations as Vehicles for reaching Societal Goals


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