Hrm 240

Axia College/College of Social Sciences
HRM/240 Version 4
Human Resources Management

Course Description

This course provides an overview of key employment practices necessary to effectively manage human resources within an organization. The major human resource functions of planning, recruiting, selecting, training, and appraising will be emphasized. Other topics will include company policies and procedures, federal and state regulation compliance, rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, and future trends.


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document.
• Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Bohlander, G. W., & Snell, S. A., (2007). Managing human resources (14th ed.). Florence, KY: Thomson Learning Higher Education.

Axia College’s Writing Style Handbook, available online at

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: Challenges of Human Resources Management and Equal
Employment Opportunity Legislation and Practices
Details Due Points
Objectives 1.1 Explain how successful human resources management can help a company achieve a competitive advantage.
1.2 Summarize the current trends in responding to human resources challenges.
1.3 Compare and contrast human resources competencies and responsibilities with those of line management.
1.4 Make recommendations for...