Aug 14, 2022
HRS 101 - Introduction to Human Resources Management 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Practical applications for success in personnel management. Includes human resources management in perspective, meeting requirements, the challenge, function/environment, recruitment, compensation, incentive plans, training and development, and labor relations.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Apply HR related legislation affecting HR subject matters.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of recruitment, selection, and organizational needs.
- Understand components of bargaining processes, management rights, and the role of labor unions in the private and public sectors.
- Identify ethical and unethical behavior in analyzing related HR policies.
- Recognize different compensation resources, and explain implementation processes to meet competitive practices.
- Identify how firms gain sustainable competitive advantage through people.
- Discuss some of the challenges that have an impact or influence on human resources management (HRM).
- Discuss the primary demographic and employee concerns pertaining to HRM.
- Explain the reasons behind passage of EEO legislation and discuss the major laws affecting equal employment opportunity.
- Describe sexual harassment, bona fide occupational qualification, and religious preference as equal employment opportunity issues.
- Describe affirmative action and the basic steps in developing an affirmative action program.
- Discuss the relationship between job requirements and the performance of HRM functions.
- Explain the various sections of job descriptions and list the various factors that must be taken into account in designing a job.
- Discuss basic approaches to human resources planning.
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of recruiting from within the organization and of external recruitment
- Explain the objectives of the personnel selection process and identify the various sources of information used for personnel selection.
- Explain the value of different types of employment tests.
- Discuss the different approaches to conducting an employment interview and describe the various decision strategies for selection.
- Explain employer concerns in developing a strategic compensation program.
- Discuss various factors that influence the setting of wages and the issue of equal pay for comparable worth.
- Discuss the major provisions of the federal laws affecting compensation.
- Describe the characteristics of a sound benefits program and list the types of benefits that an employer may provide.
- Discuss the recent trends in retirement policies and programs and describe the major factors involved in the management of pension plans.
- Discuss the basic requirements for successful implementation of incentive programs and the reasons for implementing incentive plans.
- Discuss the need for training and development and describe training programs that are currently popular.
- Explain how a career development program integrates individual and organizational needs.
- Discuss the conditions that help to make a career development program successful.
- Discuss due process, the employment-at-will principle, and the implied contract and the job expectancy rights of employees.
- Explain the process of establishing disciplinary policies and discuss the meaning of discipline and how to investigate and correct a disciplinary problem.
- Discuss the role of ethics in the management of human resources.
- Discuss the principal federal laws that provide the framework for labor relations.
- Cite the reason employees join unions and discuss the reasons unions organize employees and gain recognition as their bargaining agent.
- Discuss the overall structure of the labor movement and the functions labor unions perform at the national and local levels.
- Discuss the differences between private-sector and public-sector labor relations.
- Discuss some of the effects that changing conditions are having on labor organizations.
- Discuss the bargaining process and describe the forms of bargaining power that a union and an employer may utilize to enforce their bargaining demands. Give examples of current collective bargaining trends.
- Discuss the major provisions of a labor agreement and the issue of management rights.
- The Challenge of Human Resources Management
- Competitive challenges
- Going global
- Embracing new technology
- Managing change
- Developing human resources
- Responding to the market
- Demographic and employee concerns
- Demographic changes
- Social issues
- Cultural changes
- The partnerships of line managers and human resources (HR) departments
- Responsibilities of the HR manager
- Competencies of the HR manager
- Role of Line Manager
- The Human Resources Function and Environment
- Equal employment opportunities
- Historical perspective
- Government regulations
- Other EEO issues
- Enforcing EEO legislation
- Affirmative action
- The Legal and Regulatory Environment
- Meeting Human Resources Requirements
- Job requirements and employee contributions
- Human resources planning and recruitment
- Relationship of job requirements and HRM functions
- Job analysis and design
- Human resources planning (HRP)
- Elements of effective HRP
- Recruiting within and outside the organization and protected classes
- Matching people and jobs
- Sources of information about job candidates
- Employment tests
- The employment interview
- Reaching a selection decision
- Strategic compensation planning
- Components of the wage mix
- Job evaluation systems
- The compensation structure
- Governmental regulation of compensation
- Significant compensation issues
- Employee benefits programs
- Employee benefits required by law
- Discretionary major employee benefits
- Employee services
- Reasons and requirements for incentive plans
- Setting performance measures
- Incentive Plans
- Developing Effectiveness in Human Resources
- Career development
- Appraising and improving performance
- Labor Relations
- Employee rights
- Disciplinary policies and procedures
- Appealing disciplinary actions
- Alternative dispute-resolution procedures
- Organizational ethics in employee relations
- Governmental regulation of labor relations
- The labor relations process
- Structures, functions, and leadership of labor unions
- Labor relations in the public sector
- Contemporary challenges to labor organizations
- The bargaining process
- Trends in collective bargaining
- The labor agreement
- Administration of the labor agreement
Full Academic Year 2018/19
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