Don A. Larsen, Ph.D.

  Associate Professor

  College of Business

  Montana State University-Billings

BGMT 329 - Human Resource Management

Spring 2013


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Course Materials Writing Assistance OSHA Humor



Writing Lab Handouts

Information on Grammar

Writing Lab Links

On-Line Writing Lab Help

Safety Award Winners

MSDS - Water

OSHA Bike Rider

OSHA Cowboy

OSHA Bullrider

OSHA Santa Claus

OSHA Santa's Sled

Article Review / Short Assignment Materials


Ch 1 - Managing Human Resources

  • Danger: Toxic Company

    Kevin Kinney

    • I think you'll like this one.  Download the article review form from above and complete the form regarding this article before class on Tuesday.

Ch 3 - Equal Employment Opportunity

Jody Lutz, Kylie Tuttle

  • This article should create some lively conversation.  I hope you enjoy it.

CH 10 - Separating and Retaining Employees

Tessa Cunneen

  • This article should generate some conversation.

  • NOTE:  Facilitators - find out what rights, if any, that smokers have in the state of Montana and share that with the class.

Ch. 4 - Analyzing Work and Designing Jobs 

  • O*Net Assignment

    • Download the instructions for the assignment.  Then access O*NET by selecting the image below and answer the questions on the assignment worksheet.


O*NET OnLine Home

Ch 5 - Planning for and Recruiting Employees

A.J. Wier, Daylor McFate

  • I think you'll like this one.  Several Montana businesses are mentioned.

Matt Schoonover, Kyle Gieselman

  • If you like baseball (or even if you don't) this is an interesting look at the "recruiting game."

CH 8 - Managing Employees' Performance


  • This is a good general article about performance appraisals.

CH 11 - Establishing a Pay Structure

Jonathan Thomas, Mohammed (Yaya) AlYahya

  • This article is a Wall Street Journal interview with the CEO of a Houston pipeline company who doesn't believe in astronomically high CEO pay.

  • ADDITIONAL ITEM:  Access the link below to Forbes magazine's list of executive pay and see who were the worst and best performing CEOs.  Share what you find in class.

CH 12 - Recognizing Employee Contributions with Pay

Pat Murphy, Mengyao Ke

  • This is a good article about the downside of pay-for-performance programs.

CH 13 - Employee Benefits

  • The Benefits Trap

    Kelsey Gilbert, Wenjun Wang

    • This article discusses some long-term concerns over the state of pension funds.

  • Sick Around the World

    Ibrahim AlAhaydib, Julian Feulner

    • Watch the PBS Frontline series story on healthcare systems from around the world.  You can access the video by selecting the link above.  Once on the website, select the "Watch Full Program Online" link at the top right of the page.  A new window will open, and you will simply select the first story about Great Britain's healthcare system.  Make sure the video player's "continuous play" function is "on" and the entire program should play.  The video will last about one hour.  You can also explore more information on healthcare systems in other countries via links on the website.

CH 14 - Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations