ILRHR 5665

ILRHR 5665

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Provides students with the insights and tools they need to work successfully as human resource management consultants, both as HR managers operating within a firm to improve organizational effectiveness and as external consultants providing project support to an internal HR organization. The consulting process is examined primarily from a systems perspective. This includes the knowledge and skills required to build trust and influence, to contract with clients, and to maintain good working relationships with clients. It also includes developing a clear comprehension of the consulting process from diagnosis, through action planning, to implementation and completion. While attention is given to theory and practice, the focus is on gaining hands-on experience dealing with real-world issues. As a final project, students will work in teams on a live case providing consulting services to an organization with an existing HR issue (i.e., implementing a new HR program, effectuating a new organizational culture, and enhancing project team operations).  ILRHR 4615/ILRHR 6615:  Socially Responsible Business    The Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) field is growing and changing rapidly.  As we face the challenges of global climate change, the #MeToo Movement, and other social movements, corporations need to be part of the solution.  This course will examine how corporations and non-profits are engaging in socially beneficial activities as well as how some have engaged in harmful activities. The course begins with an overview of key regulatory and voluntary compliance regimens such as the Global Reporting Initiative, EU Taxonomy, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.  The course then examines the CSR reports and practices of such companies as Boeing, JP Morgan Chase, Tata Corporation, Volkswagen, Wells Fargo, Facebook, Samsung, and other firms.  We will discuss such diverse topics as impact investing by corporations, tying executive compensation to ESG goals, the value of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP's), the rise of B-Corporations, social stock exchanges, and ESG due-diligence during mergers and acquisitions.  We will also see how companies, non-profits and governments are working together to invest in the future of American cities.  Students will be evaluated on class participation, two short papers (5-7 pages), and a final exam.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: MILR Students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ILRHR 5600.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 12371 ILRHR 5665   LEC 001

    • TR Ives Hall 107
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Haggerty, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment restricted to MILR students.