Human Resources Management

Course Code: HRM101
End Date: 2022/7/26 Day: Tue Time: 19:10-21:00 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Summer Core certificate: Human Resources Management, Management Fundamentals Medium of Instruction: English Special Notes: This is a hybrid course that you can join either at our Tokyo campus or online via Zoom. Location: Online, Tokyo

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Course Description

No matter where you are in an organization, you will be affected by your organization's human resources department policy simply because you are a member of that organization. In this introductory course, we examine how typical human resources functions, such as recruitment, selection, training and rewarding (wage and salary) can determine an organization's success and competitiveness. Whether you work in the HR field, manage people, or are seeking to gain insight, this is an important course to improve your business knowledge and skillset. Through lecture, interactive discussion, a series of real-world assignments, and a continuing group case study, students learn and apply the concepts of human resources management.

Learning Objectives

1. Explain basic concepts and methods in training and development, the role and importance of performance appraisal.
2. Conduct simple job analysis and create basic job descriptions.
3. Describe and demonstrate the interviewing process.

Who should take this course

No matter where you are in an organization, you will be affected by its human resources policy simply because you are a member of that organization.


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John Foster

Instructor Biography

John has been instructing an array of business management courses in Continuing Education at Temple University Japan since 2007. He is also an adjunct professor of business management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). John has had a varied career working as a stockbroker and investment advisor, in information systems and e-commerce management, launching and managing a business with employees, as a project manager with Microsoft and in public relations with Toys 'R' Us Japan. He has written business plans and consulted on business start-ups, and written for several publications and published two books: "Making Conversation" and "Milo, the Closet Monster and the Anti-Monster Society" in support of his Anti-Monster Society. John has a BA in Economics from the University of British Columbia, an MBA from Deakin University, a Certificate (with honors) in Electronic Commerce Management from BCIT and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).