In COMM 358 students will approach strategic human resources management through understanding the human resources planning (HRP) function. Students will study organization strategy and how the strategic management of human resources supports the overall business objectives of the organization. We will examine the factors influencing supply and demand of human capital, as well as the techniques and best practices for workforce management in an organization, including an introduction to HR analytics. We review contemporary strategic human resources options and decisions, including succession management, restructuring, outsourcing, and merger and acquisition activities. Underlying these topics are the themes of evidence based decision-making, change management and the evaluation of HR alternatives and decisions using quantitative, financial and qualitative methods. 

This course is restricted to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of the Commerce Program.