Human Resource Management

General Course Information

Course Lecturer Name(s):  Dr. Anthony Andall

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Course Lecturer(s) Contact Information:  444–4175 ext. 3723 or

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Course Lecturer(s) Office Hours:  Mon & Wed 11-00- 12:00 pm, 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm, Tue & Thu 

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Course Lecturer(s) Office Location:  Business and Management Studies Office Building C

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Course Support: Tracy Fortune,, 3373

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Course Curriculum Information

Course Description: 

This course is an introduction to the human resource management (HRM) function and related elements and activities to examine the role of the human resource professional as a strategic partner in managing today’s organizations. Key functions such as recruitment, selection, development, appraisal, retention, compensation, and labor relations are examined. Implications of legal and global environments are appraised and current issues such as diversity training, sexual harassment policies, and the rising cost of benefits are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the modern-day importance of HRM at the corporate level as well as the view of HRM from the perception of both management and subordinate employees. (Source: Human Recourse Management, Global Edition Sample Syllabus 2015 Pearson Education)

Course Objectives: 

  1. Define the roles and activities of a company's human resource management function. 
  2. Discuss how to strategically plan for the human resources needed to meet organizational goals and objectives. 
  3. Define the process of job analysis and discuss its importance as a foundation for human resource management practice. 
  4. Compare and contrast methods used for selection and placement of human resources. 
  5. Describe the steps required to analyze, develop, implement, and evaluate an employee training program. 
  6. Identify and explain the issues involved in establishing compensation systems. 
  7. Identify how new technology, such as social networking, is influencing human resource management. 
  8. Discuss what companies should do to compete in the global marketplace. 

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion, students will develop competencies and skills in the following areas:

  1. Applying the main aspects of labour code laws to employment decisions and employer/ employee relations 
  2. Designing and developing tools to conduct job analysis 
  3. Developing and writing detailed job descriptions 
  4. Conducting and evaluating employment interviews 
  5. Applying various techniques for on the job training and rating of performance 
  6. Utilizing HR techniques in their organization to keep employees engaged in the job 
  7. Recognizing managing and avoiding ethical pitfalls that employees face in the workplace
  8. Managing the HR process in small entrepreneurial firms

Program Outcomes Met By This Course:

ISLO-2: Students will be able to utilize the relevant ICT tools to analyze problems and propose solutions that aid in management decision making. 

ISLO-4: Students will be able to critically think, motivate and collaborate to solve business problems. 

SAS Grading Scale: Grades will be assigned as follows:


A  = 89.5% or better

B+ = 84.5 - 89.4%

B  = 79.5 - 84.4%

C+ = 74.5 - 79.4%

C = 69.5 - 74.4%

D = 64.5 - 69.4%

F = 64.4% or less  

Course Materials:

Text: Dessler, G., (2015). Human Resource Management. (Ed.14) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.   

Supplementary Readings/Resources: Grenada Labour Code and other materials to be distributed by the instructor

Course Grading Requirement:

  • Midterm: 25
  • Final: 25
  • In class Quizzes: 15
  • Term -project: 15
  • Class participation and Discussion: 5
  • Written assignments & Presentations: 15
  • Total : 100

Course Requirements:

Chapter quizzes:

Upon completion of each chapter a quiz will be administered. These quizzes will be administered using both online and in person as determined by the course instructor. Quizzes will account for 15% of the course grade. 

Individual assignments: 

At least two (2) individual assignments will be administered throughout the course. Combined, individual assignments will account for a total of 15% of the course grade. 

Group paper: 

A group assignment will be distributed in week nine (9) of the course. The size of the group is contingent of the size of the class and will be determined by the course instructor. The group paper will account for 15% of the course grade.

Midterm and Final Exams: The midterm and final exam will occur in week 8 and week 16 respectively.

Course Schedule

Week Topic Chapter

Introduction to HRM (Jan 17th, 2021)


Equal Opportunity and the Law


HRM Strategy and Analysis


Job Analysis and Talent Management 


Personnel Planning and Recruiting


Employee Testing and Selection 


Interviewing Candidates 


MIDTERM EXAM (Mar 7th – 11th)


Training and Developing Employees


Performance Management and Appraisal 


Employee Retention, Engagement and Careers

12 Ethics and Employee Right and Discipline 14
13 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining 15
14 Employee Health and Safety 16
15 Managing HRM in Small Entrepreneurial Firms 18
16 FINAL EXAM (April 29th - MAY 6th)  


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Academic Integrity

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Plagiarism is regarded as a cardinal offense in academia because it constitutes theft of the work of someone else, which is then purported as the original work of the plagiarist. Plagiarism draws into disrepute the credibility of the Institution, its faculty, and students; therefore, it is not tolerated” (p. 48).

Plagiarism also includes the unintentional copying or false accreditation of work, so double check your assignments BEFORE you hand them in.

Be sure to do good, honest work, credit your sources and reference accordingly and adhere to the University’s Honor Code. Plagiarism and cheating will be dealt with very seriously following the university’s policies on Plagiarism as outlined in the Student Manual.

Your work may be subject to submission to plagiarism detection software, submission to this system means that your work automatically becomes part of that database and can be compared with the work of your classmates.

Attendance Requirement

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Students are expected to attend all classes and or clinical rotations for which they have registered. Although attendance may not be recorded at every academic activity, attendance may be taken randomly. Students’ absence may adversely affect their academic status as specified in the grading policy. If absence from individual classes, examinations, and activities, or from the University itself is anticipated, or occurs spontaneously due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, proper notification procedures must be followed. A particular course may define additional policies regarding specific attendance or participation” (p. 9).

Examination Attendance

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

All matriculated students are expected to attend all assigned academic activities for each course currently registered. Medical excuses will be based on self-reporting by students. Students who feel they are too sick to take an examination or other required activity on a specific day must submit the online SAS medical excuse, which is available on Carenage. Students are only allowed two such excuses a year. Upon consultation with the Director of University Health Service, the third excuse will result in a mandatory medical leave of absence. The policies regarding make-up examinations are at the option of the Course Director” (p.46).

For additional specific examination policies and procedures, refer to the St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020), pages 31 through 37.

Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services Policy

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

A student with a disability or disabling condition that affects one or more major life activities, who would like to request an accommodation, must submit a completed application form and supporting documentation to the Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS) located in the Dean of Students Office. It is highly recommended that students applying for accommodations do so at least one month before classes begin to allow for a more efficient and timely consideration of the request. If a fully completed application is not submitted in a timely fashion, an eligibility determination may not be made, and accommodations, where applicable, may not be granted prior to the commencement of classes and/or examinations” (p. 8).


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