Dear Students,

Welcome to the Compensation and Performance management course.

I am Zhanna Kim and I will be your instructor of the course for the entire semester. I have been working in the HR area since 2006 at various local companies. I have graduated from Karaganda State University (with Diploma in Social work) and from KIMEP (Executive MBA). I have been certified as HR Professional by UK organization CIPD.

The purpose of compensation and performance management is to improve performance in critical areas by creating accountability to goals and objectives, and using fair and equitable compensation system that meets firm’s strategic goals. This course will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills of ensuring effective staff compensation and performance over a period of time, i.e. through tracking and strategic control and performance opportunity setting.

Time and Place of the Lecture:

Saturday: 10:00-12:45

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Office hours:  Friday 16:00 – 17:00 (on request)

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1.    Be respectful (your written words are read by real people, everyone deserves respectful communication; adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you following in real life; what you text to your close friend may not be appropriate to a classmate or an instructor; respect other people’s time: make your written communication meaningful and to the point)

2.    Make yourself look good online (check for spelling and grammar errors; make your statements clear; be polite; keep the discussion productive)

3.    Keep other people’s privacy (handle any private or personal information with care)

4.    Be forgiving of other people’s mistakes (we all have unequal amount of online learning experience, practice kindness and forgiveness; in case you feel compelled to respond to a mistake, do so in a private email rather than publicly)

5. Avoid replying to negative comments with more negative comments. Instead, break the cycle with a positive post.

6. If someone asks a question and you know the answer, offer to help. Thank others who help you online.

7. Switch on your cameras during the class.

8. Don’t be in car during the class.