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Online · School of Business · Graduate Business

Workforce Planning and Employment
BUSI-643

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 01/13/2020

Course Description

This course will examine the changing nature of the labor market, including conceptual, operational, and the legal issues. Discussion and activities will focus on the legal, ethical, and economic factors affecting recruitment, selection, placement, and appraisal. Students will learn to synthesize theory with application and evaluate the effectiveness of an organization’s workforce planning and employment strategies. Understanding strategic organizational considerations and developing decision-making skills related to the staffing process will be emphasized through text readings, case studies, experiential exercises, and secondary research.

Requisites

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

This course directly supports the aims of Liberty University’s Statement of Purpose. The human resource manager must have the necessary skills to be able to manage effective workforce planning and employment systems to support the strategic mission of the organization. These tools will be the foundation upon which the human resource manager will be able to incorporate organizational workforce needs with the current labor market and apply appropriate labor laws and guidelines.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Predict organizational staffing needs and evaluate job analysis and reward methods.
  2. Investigate the strategic approach to job offers and the challenges of staffing system management.
  3. Examine staffing models, strategy, and legal compliance, including employment laws and guidelines to selection decision making.
  4. Formulate internal and external recruitment strategies and related legal issues.

Course Resources

Required Resource Purchases 

American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Current ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Heneman, H. G., Judge, T. A., & Kammeyer-Mueller, J. (2019). Staffing organizations (9th ed.). Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw Hill. Textbook ISBN: 978-1-259-75655-9

Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

Additional Materials for Learning

    1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
    2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
    3. Blackboard recommended browsers
    4. Microsoft Office
    5. The Holy Bible

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, in Modules/Weeks 3 and 5, the student must participate in class-wide Discussion Board Forums. Each forum will be completed in 2 parts: a substantive thread of 400–500 words in response to the instructor’s prompt and 2 replies of 250–300 words each to 2 classmates’ threads.

Case Studies (6)

The student will complete 6 case studies in current APA format by answering various questions about the textbook case studies he/she reads. The answers to each Case Study must be 3–5 original pages and must be submitted through the provided SafeAssign link.

Literature Review

This assignment has 3 parts. The first part is the topic submission. The second part is the submission of the annotated bibliography, which must include at least 8 of the required sources. This will ensure that the the student is headed down the correct path with his/her literature review. This part must be submitted via SafeAssign. The third and final part is writing a literature review of at least 8–10 full pages. The Literature Review will consist of at least 12 peer-review journal articles, published within the past five years. Each student must submit his/her Literature Review via SafeAssign.

Biblical Integration Exercise

In a group, the student will work on an essay of at least 200 words, which will then be posted to the specified Discussion Board Forum. Replies are not necessary; however, they are encouraged. The student is to briefly describe how the Bible is related to the topics covered in the course. An integration of the Bible must be explicitly shown in relation to a course topic in order to earn points. This assignment must be submitted to SafeAssign as well as to the specified Discussion Board Forum.

Reading Quizzes (4)

The student will complete quizzes in Modules/Weeks 1, 3, 5, and 8. Each quiz contains 10 multiple-choice and true/false questions and is open-book/open-notes. The student will have 25 minutes to complete each quiz.

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist

10

Discussion Board Forums (2 at 75 pts ea)

150

Case Studies (6 at 100 pts ea)

600

Literature Review

 

       Topic Submission

5

       Annotated Bibliography

40

       Literature Review

150

Biblical Integration Exercise

15

Reading Quizzes (4 at 10 pts ea)

40

Total

1010

Policies

Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.liberty.edu/online/online-disability-accommodation-support/. Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
940-1010 920-939 900-919 860-899 840-859 820-839 780-819 760-779 740-759 700-739 680-699 679 and below

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19155.

Schedule

BUSI 643

Textbook: Heneman, H. G., Judge, T. A., & Kammeyer-Mueller, J. (2019). Staffing

organizations (9th ed.). Burr Ridge, IL: McGraw Hill.

Module/Week

Reading & Study

Assignments

Points

1

Heneman et al.: chs. 1–2

1 presentation

Course Requirements Checklist

Class Introductions

Case Study 1

Literature Review – Topic Submission

Reading Quiz 1

10

0

100

5

10

2

Heneman et al.: chs. 3–4

1 presentation

Case Study 2

100

3

Heneman et al.: chs. 5–6

1 presentation

DB Forum 1

Literature Review – Annotated Bibliography

Reading Quiz 2

75

40

10

4

Heneman et al.: chs. 7–8

1 presentation

Case Study 3

100

5

Heneman et al.: chs. 9–10

1 presentation

DB Forum 2

Reading Quiz 3

75

10

6

Heneman et al.: chs. 11–12

1 presentation

Case Study 4

Biblical Integration Exercise

100

15

7

Heneman et al.: ch. 13

1 presentation

Case Study 5

Literature Review

100

150

8

Heneman et al.: ch. 14

1 presentation

Case Study 6

Reading Quiz 4

100

10

Total

1010

DB = Discussion Board

NOTE: Each course week begins on Monday morning at 12:00 a.m. (ET) and ends on Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The final week ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.