Labor Relations and Human Resources provides an introduction to the companion filed of labor relations and human resource management. Each of the objectives listed here are based on provided the students with a understanding of the area and a start on the path to skill mastery. Mastery of hate skill-based objectives can be achieved by taking more advanced courses in labor relations and human resources offered by the Schmidt Labor Research Center and the College of Business Administration.
- Understanding of behavioral theories and their use in organizational decision-making and problem-solving
- Understanding of the practice of evidenced-based management and the behavioral research methods and techniques on which this practice is based.
- Understanding of the various labor and employment laws affecting the decision-making in labor relations and human resources
- Understanding of the conflict management and bargaining processes in organizations
- Understanding of the process of union organizing
- Understanding of performance management systems
- Understanding of the approached to employee selection
- Understanding of the practice of compensation management and the economic and behavioral forces determining wage and salary dispersion.
- Understanding of lab or contracts with special attention to provisions for dispute resolution and economic pressure
- You will increase your skills in group decision making and team building.
- You will develop your group leadership skills and be able to choose an appropriate style for various group problem solving situations.
- You will reinforce your negotiation skills, improving your ability to arrive at integrative solutions
- Your written communications skills will be reinforced through a written case and research paper.
- You will learn how to locate research studies related to an organizational issue and to differential among the various types of published sources on a research topic
- Oral communication skills will be reinforced through the use of presentations and class discussions.