This course stresses how the human resource management function and its contemporary activities contribute to organizational effectiveness and the achievement of strategic organizational objectives. It is grounded in the assumption that traditional human resource management practices need to be reconsidered in light of the transformed employment relationship of the twenty-first century. We will consider human resource management issues from both the employer and employee perspectives (as well as other stakeholders where appropriate). The class will delve into the material through experiential opportunities including role plays, exercises, and cases. This class is appropriate for any student who might find themselves supervising others.