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Issues in Organizational Staffing

The course examines policies, practices, and procedures for effectively staffing organizations. Emphasis is given to planning staffing requirements, effective recruiting and selection methodologies, strategies for internal staffing, and the effects of downsizing and reengineering on the organization. Particular emphasis is given to contemporary staffing issues, problems, and challenges.


  • Evaluating the relationship between the sub-processes of the organizational staffing process and relating them to the human resource management process.
  • Analyzing and applying the five staffing models to specific situations and considering the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Comparing and contrasting the thirteen decisions that staffing strategy requires and how ethical staffing practice is established.
  • Analyzing and applying to specific situations the provisions of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures and the various Interpretive Guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Illustrating an understanding of protected classes and developing programs, policies, and procedures to assure that they are afforded equal opportunity in the workplace.
  • Developing programs, policies, and procedures that assure non-discrimination in recruiting, selecting, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
  • Comparing and contrasting the various means of job analysis and developing job descriptions and job specifications that identify essential job functions and marginal job functions.
  • Comparing and contrasting the various approaches for determining the future human resource needs of an organization and constructing a human resource plan utilizing one of these approaches.
  • Analyzing statistical and judgmental techniques for forecasting HR requirements and availabilities to include advantages and disadvantages of core workforce, flexible workforce, and outsourcing strategies for different groups of employees.
  • Analyzing the relationship between recruiting sources and recruiting methods and developing effective recruiting approaches based on the results of this analysis.
  • Differentiating and critiquing employment testing, test validity, test reliability, and various mathematical approaches for determining that an employment test meets federal requirements for use in the workplace.
  • Summarizing and constructing competency based job analysis and methods for collecting competencies.
  • Comparing and contrasting the different systems for appraising employee and managerial performance and demonstrating knowledge of developing effective performance appraisal systems for use in internal staffing.
  • Designing traditional, dual, and network career paths and demonstrating their use as an internal staffing method.
  • Comparing and contrasting various employment interview techniques and determining which ones to use in specific situations or under varying conditions.
  • Analyzing methods for combining multiple predictors while evaluating various methods for making a final selection.
  • Creating a system for evaluating resumes and employment applications and conducting other pre-employment assessments such as background investigations, physical examinations, and drug tests.
  • Evaluating and recommending the processes involved in reductions in force, layoffs, job sharing, and modified work schedules and their use in organizational downsizing.
  • Calculating and analyzing costs and benefits of turnover and differentiating the types and causes of the employee turnover.
  • Calculating and applying the quantitative and qualitative techniques for evaluating the performance of the staffing function in organizations and determining whether or not the staffing function is performing effectively.


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