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MGMT 1155 - Human Resources Management

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly MGMT 1150)

Human Resource Management issues are presented reflecting the relationship between Human Resource departments and various managerial functions. Major topics include: employee engagement, employment law, job analysis, staffing, training and development, performance appraisals, compensation systems, health and safety, and labor-management relations. Designed for those who presently supervise workers or plan to do so in the future, as well as present human resource staff members.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the fundamental purpose of Human Resource function within the organization.


  1. Describe the relationship of Human Resources Management to a Line Manager within an organization.
  2. Describe the role human resources plays in an organization’s overall strategic plan
  3. Identify the importance of Employee Engagement

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to outline how the legal environment impacts the relationship between an organization and its employees.


  1. Identify relevant federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity Laws.
  2. Identify relevant labor relations laws and the collective bargaining environment.
  3. Use health and safety laws to identify potential unsafe conditions and unsafe behavior in the workplace.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to practice major Human Resources activities through collaboration.


  1. Collect job analysis data and write a job description
  2. Identify recruitment sources and write a job ad
  3. Identify the various types of candidate testing and write behavioral/situational interview questions
  4. Describe training needs of new and current employees
  5. Identify various methods of conducting performance appraisal
  6. Identify the forms of compensation available to employees

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to solve a sample employee relations problem in a collaborative setting.


  1. Identify relevant Human Resource Management concepts
  2. Conduct basic business research related to these concepts to locate examples.
  3. Identify a solution to the problem.
  4. Write a summary of the findings and implementation of the solution.
  5. Present findings orally to the class in a clear and descriptive manner using visual technologies.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES

  1. Introduction to Human Resources Management (HRM)
    1. Definition of HRM and relationship to the Management function in an organization
    2. Relationship to strategic management
    3. Components of positive employee relations
  2. Managing in Today’s Workplace
    1. Equal Employment Opportunity Law - 1967 present
    2. Labor relations Law
    3. The collective bargaining process and environment
    4. Occupational Safety Law
    5. Health and Safety issues in the workplace
  3. Staffing
    1. Talent Management
    2. Job analysis process
    3. Human Resource Planning methods
    4. Recruiting process
    5. Selection tests
    6. Interviews
  4. Development, Feedback and Rewards
    1. Training and development methods
    2. Performance management
    3. Performance evaluation methods
    4. Succession planning
    5. Compensation and benefits

Primary Faculty
McLean, Angela
Secondary Faculty
Balcom, Tanya
Associate Dean
Johnson, Elise
Balsamo, Michael

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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