ORG607: Human Resources
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The goal of this course is to prepare a nonprofit manager with effective human resources tools, policies and processes. The course is focused around the student developing human resources tools at each stage of an employee’s life cycle: hiring, onboarding, training, employee evaluations, corrective action and employee separation. The course centers around building components for two major projects: 1) developing a nonprofit manager’s employee supervision toolkit & manual and 2) evaluating an organization's employee manual and policies to ensure they follow best practices.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Outline an organization’s hiring process.
- Develop key documents needed in hiring including job postings, job descriptions and interview script and scoring.
- Develop a plan to onboard and train new employees.
- Write a sample performance evaluation of an employee using best practices.
- Apply best practices of managing difficult staff members and develop a corrective action plan and separation plan for a sample employee.
- Create a nonprofit manager’s employee supervision toolkit manual synthesizing practical human resources tools.
- Review a volunteer program to identify processes and best practices.
- Evaluate an employee manual and policies to ensure that it follows best practices and addresses key legal issues.
Degree Program Outcomes
ORG607 is offered by City Vision’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. This course supports one of six program outcomes for the MBA program, marked with an asterisk (*).
As a City Vision MBA graduate, you will be professionally competent in these six success areas:
- Finance. Analyze the complexities of financial and administrative systems and apply that to make effective business decisions.
- Innovation. Develop strategies and plans to effectively use technology and innovation to achieve organizational goals.
- Relational. Develop and implement human capital, talent management and general human resource plans sensitive to the dynamics of corporate human behavior in different cultural contexts. *
- Values. To develop plans to achieve their own personal vocation and calling as well as bringing social change to the world in line with Christian values.
- Strategy. To develop a synthesis to integrate a wide range of business skills into a plan for starting or growing an organization.
- Specialization. Demonstrate professional competencies in a specialty area appropriate for managerial roles in private industry, public sector institutions, and not-for-profit agencies.
Students are required to purchase these texts before the first day of classes.
- Steingold, Fred S. (2021). Employer's Legal Handbook, The: How to Manage Your Employees & Workplace. 16th Edition, NOLO. (ISBN: 1413328822)
- Armstrong, Sharon, Mitchell, Barbara (2018). The Essential HR Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional. 10th Edition, Career Press. (ISBN: 978-1632651396)
- Lopus, A., Hartman, C., & Greer, P. (2022). Road to Flourishing: Eight Keys to Boost Employee Engagement and Well-Being. IVP. (ISBN: 1514002469)
Guidelines for Written Work
All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.
Critical Policies to Read for This Course
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This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated August 25, 2023
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