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Sam T Liu

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Economics, and Communication
  • M.B.A., New York University, Strategy, Management, and Finance
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), HR Certification Institute
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), American Society for Quality

Scholarly Interests

  • Human capital effectiveness
  • Organizational change management
  • Organizational design
  • Talent management and development
  • Strategic analysis

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ORLJ 5003: Human Resource Management
Managing talent effectively has become extremely important in organizations of all kinds. The majority of C-suite executives have elevated talent to one of their top five concerns. With this increased focus and attention, it is up to human resource professionals to shape strategic decisions, programs and processes to identify, recruit and retain the quality of talent to enable competitive advantage. The field of Human Resource Management (HRM) is evolving rapidly as profound shifts are incurring in our global economy.

The goal of this course is to provide a solid understanding of theory, research and practice in HRM. Through a combination of reading, cases, lectures, and discussions of the material, you will understand:
(1) HR’s ability to be a credible partner to the business and its pivotal role in supporting organizational strategy.
(2) The complexity of the HR function to move from the sole mission of the attraction, motivation and retention of people to one that also attempts a line of sight and contributor to organizational value.
(3) The various aspects of the HR function such as HR strategy, talent management, talent development, organizational design/effectiveness, and training.

ORLJ 5003: Human resource management

Current and emerging emphases in the management of human resources in organizations.