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Recruitment and Retention Practices




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Course level: Graduate

This course prepares students to evaluate and develop a workforce to attain organizational goals. Students will learn to develop strategies to attract and retain the best employees. Other topics include workforce planning and assessment, relocation practices, negotiation, employment policies, and total compensation practices.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Evaluate the alignment of staffing strategy to organizational goals.
  • Develop a staffing plan for an organization.

Week 2

  • Assess how to plan and conduct job analyses.
  • Create an action plan that addresses gaps between labor supply and demand.
  • Complete job analyses to determine staffing needs

Week 3

  • Create an employee sourcing plan.
  • Assess when candidates should be selected from within and when outside recruiting is warranted.
  • Analyze the steps and considerations involved in final candidate selection.

Week 4

  • Examine factors that influence the content of a job offer.
  • Assess legal concerns related to the job offer.
  • Evaluate components of effective compensation plans and benefit programs.

Week 5

  • Determine effective employee retention strategies.
  • Evaluate proper procedures for terminating employees.
  • Evaluate effective downsizing strategies.

Week 6

  • Assess how digital dashboards can help managers with staffing functions.
  • Analyze and apply various metrics involved in employee staffing.


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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