Finding and hiring the right people is often cited as the number one concern of businesses today. It seems we are all competing for the best and brightest workers. As you will see in our time together in the second course, a critical component of the People Manager Value Proposition is to hire talented people who enable the organization to achieve its strategic goals. This course is an introduction into the topic of recruitment, selection and onboarding. At the outset of the course we will explore the importance of linking recruitment goals with overall company strategy. We then look at a number of options to recruit and select employees both effectively and legally. Throughout the course we will examine current issues in talent acquisition, such as how companies are now leveraging social media and hiring analytics to ensure better quality hires. At the conclusion of the course, we look at how to onboard employees to promote employee commitment and engagement.
- Week 1 - Aligning Recruitment and Selection with Company Strategy
In this module, we will lay the important foundation for the course: aligning recruitment and selection practices with your overall company strategy. We will apply the framework of systems theory to understand the interdependent components of the organization ...
- Week 2 - Recruitment: Finding the Best Candidates
In this module, we take a look at the macro-level strategic considerations in recruiting. We also will examine what makes an effective recruiter, along with where to find prospective employees. Current issues in recruiting are discussed, such as using social m...
- Week 3 - Selection: Choosing the Best Candidates
In this module, we examine the selection process. Like the first two modules, we start from the big picture - what is selection and how do we tie it to strategic goals? We then explore the important legal considerations (U.S. laws) and other best practices in ...
- Week 4 - Special Topic: Onboarding
In module four we will be talking about bringing on your new hire. Having just recruited and hired a new employee, you want to be sure that new employee gets up to speed as quickly as possible and becomes an engaged and excited member of your team. Module four...
Department of Work and Organizations
Director, Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations program
Carlson School of Management, Department of Work and Organizations