Course Description

Many of today's organizations operate in global markets where employment issues, regulations, and labor practices can vary dramatically from one country to another. HR professionals need to have a global perspective a solid grasp of international employment issues so that the organization runs smoothly and productively.

This is a five-week course. In it, you'll learn how to design and implement an integrated management system that increases efficiency, productivity, and profitability through the introduction of high-performance work practices (HPWP).

You also need a forward-thinking approach to workplace diversity and understand current human rights challenges. In this course, you'll analyze case studies and see how arbitration, mediation, and facilitation techniques used in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can mitigate productivity loss, resolve serious workplace conflict and head off costly litigation. Learn how to implement high-performance HR practices in both unionized and non-unionized settings.

Faculty Author

Harry C. Katz, PhD, Dean
Sarosh Kuruvilla, PhD, Professor
David Lipsky, PhD, Professor
Ronald L. Seeber, PhD, Professor

Benefits to the Learner

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop a global perspective on international employment issues.
  • Design a system of high-performance work practices.
  • Leverage diversity to improve organizational performance.
  • Use proven dispute resolution techniques to manage legal setbacks and resolve conflict.

Target Audience

HR professionals seeking to explore advanced HR topics, key HR practices, tools, and skills.

Accrediting Associations

Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations
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