MBA 625 — Employee Relations: A Survivor’s Guide to Effective Relationships
This course provides a positive approach to the ever turbulent area of employee relations. By using a variety of techniques including video, case studies, guest speakers and lectures, students are exposed to the various issues commonly related to employee relations. Students will develop policies and procedures, write a sample employee handbook and learn the details involved in progressive discipline writing techniques. Students will also learn how to deal with workplace investigations, handle complaints from federal and state agencies, negotiate settlements and release agreements and perform exit interviews with a goal of learning from each and every experience to enhance the overall workplace. Finally, students will be exposed to some elements of coaching practice as a means to provide for career advancement for employees and to deter turnover.