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Course Number:
MSD 223
Course Title:
Human Resource Management: Performance and Compensation
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Course Description

Covers performance appraisal, indirect compensation programs, improving productivity and quality of work life, employee rights and collective bargaining. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Discusses the performance evaluation and compensation aspects of Human Resource Management. Topics include improving productivity, quality of work life, employee rights, and collective bargaining.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Make effective workplace decisions based on awareness of human resources practices, employee rights, and the impact of union-management relations.

Manage compensation/benefits systems, performance evaluation systems, training programs, and safety & health practices to maximize impact in an organization.

Integrate the roles of line management with the HR staff to enhance productivity and employee well-being.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Various individual and/or group skill-building activities such as role-plays, case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
  • Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
  • Complete exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  • Decision making
  • Planning
  • Appraising performance
  • Evaluating impact of compensation systems
  • Analyzing training impact
  • Effective communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Documentation

General Concepts

  • Performance appraisal & management systems
  • Compensation & benefits administration
  • Training and development
  • Labor relations
  • Employee rights
  • Safety and health


  • Employee rights
  • Human Resources practices
  • Union-management relations
  • Supervisory/managerial practices


  • Maximizing performance
  • Union-management relations
  • Complexity of compensation