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University College - Yanbu University College

BS IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ( HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT)


COURSE SYLLABUS HR PLANNING & ACQUISITION (HRM 321)

Course Description: This course prepares students to evaluate and develop a workforce to attain organizational goals. Students will learn to conduct job analysis, how to attract and retain the best employees. Other topics include staffing strategies, workforce planning and assessment and employment policies. Prerequisite: MGT 213 Co-requisite: NONE Textbook: Jean Phillips and Stan Gully, 2010, Strategic Staffing, 2/E, Publisher: Pearson.

Topics Covered:

Module One Two Three Four

Staffing Strategies, Forecasting and Planning The Legal Context Strategic Job Analysis and Competency Modeling Assessing External Candidates and Internal Candidates Sourcing: Identifying Recruits Recruiting and Measurement

Week 1-3 4 5 6-7

Five Six

8 9- 10

Seven Eight Nine

Choosing and Hiring Candidates Managing Workforce Flow Staffing System Evaluation and Technology

11 12 13-14

Prepared by: Hadelzein M. Elfatih

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Instructional Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students are supposed to understand; 1. Staffing Strategies, Forecasting and Planning: - Understand how to formulate staffing related strategies, - Understand how to forecast and make HR plans. 2. The Legal Context: - Understand how does the legal environment (through laws and regulations) affect staffing decisions and actions. 3. Strategic Job Analysis and Competency Modeling: - Understand what is job analysis and why is important, - How to conduct job analysis, - Understand the definition and importance of competency modelling. 4. Assessing External, Internal Candidates and Sourcing: - Understand different assessment tools for both internal and external candidates. 5. Recruiting and Measurement: - Understand different recruitment activities, - Understand candidates measures. 6. Choosing and Hiring Candidates: - Understand the selection process, - Understand the notification of candidates, - Understand the hiring procedures. 7. Managing Workforce Flow: - Understand how to manage the current workflow, how to update its information and prepare it for change. 8. Staffing System Evaluation and Technology - Understand the staffing process evaluation - Understand how technology can be used to help the staffing function

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Instructional Tools and Evaluation Methods: The instructor will assess students performance through a number of evaluation methods that include; quizzes, assignments, case study/project, class participation, major, and final examination. Course assessment and Evaluation: Assignments and cases class discussions Quiz Project Major I and II Final Exam 10% 10% 10% 30% 40%

Final Grade: An overall grade will assign on the following grading scale; Interval 95-100 94-90 Points 4.00 3.75 Letter A+ A grade 89-85 3.50 B+ 84-80 3.00 B 79-75 2.50 C+ 74-70 2.00 C 69-65 1.5 D+ 64-60 1.00 D 59-0 0 F

Course Policy: 1. Class Attendance and Absenteeism Students are required to attend all classes and lab meetings. Regular attendance in the class/laboratory sessions will be very helpful to maintain a satisfactory progress throughout their course. Attendance will be strictly enforced and evaluated according to the Student Attendance Control Criteria announced by the YUC. Any student who exceeds the maximum allowable absence limit will earn a denial notice (DN) grade. The maximum allowed limit for this course is as follows: Warning 1 = 8 absences Warning 2 = 12 absences DN = 15 absences DN = 23 (As + Es) 2. Policy on Late Lab. / Project Report and Written Work Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the date indicated in the course schedule or on the Assignment. If the due date is extended, you will be informed of this through the notice board. Late assignments will NOT be accepted.

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3. Academic Integrity Cheating in any form will not be tolerated and could lead to severe consequences. Academic work submitted by the students in the form of homework, assignment, or a project must be the result of their own effort. 4. Make-Up Exam Policy A student who has missed an exam may be allowed to take a make-up exam only if he or she provides a valid excuse issued by the Guidance Office. 5. General Behavior Students must maintain a good behavior both in and outside their classes. They are required to keep their mobile phones switched off while attending their class/laboratory sessions or writing their exams. Any student who engages in a behavior that disrupts the learning environment may face disciplinary action under the YUC code. Students must also maintain a smoke free environment in all college facilities.

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