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Human Resources Management I

MGT 256

Human Resources Management I

MGT 256

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ENG 111 or OAT 151 either with a minimum grade of "C".

MGT 153 is also recommended. Explains human resources management; the environment in which human resources management must operate; contemporary legal guidelines; human resource planning and recruitment; developing effectiveness in human resources through training, development, and appraisal; and creating a productive work environment through motivation, communication, leading and directing. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of the human resources management.

Objectives:

  • Describe why it is important to study human resources management
  • Identify and explain at least three competitive challenges effecting human resources management
  • Describe demographic and employee concerns as related to human resources management
  • Explain the partnership of line managers and the human resources department(s)

Demonstrate an understanding of equal employment opportunity.

Objectives:

  • Identify and explain the historical perspective of EEO legislation
  • Explain government regulation law pertaining to equal employment opportunity
  • Describe sexual harassment in the workplace and methods of curtailing it
  • Describe government agencies and methods used in enforcing equal employment opportunity legislation

Demonstrate an understanding of job requirements and employee contributions.

Objectives:

  • Explain the relationship of job requirements and human resources management functions
  • Explain the process of job analysis
  • Describe job design and its impact on human resources management

Demonstrate a familiarity with human resources planning and recruitment.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of human resources planning
  • Identify and explain elements of effective human resources planning
  • Describe the benefits and limitations of recruiting within the organization
  • Describe the methods used in recruiting outside the organization

Demonstrate an understanding of the selection process in human resources management.

Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of matching people and jobs
  • Explain the sources used to obtain information about job candidates
  • Discuss the purpose and methods of the employment interview
  • Describe considerations involved in reaching a selection decision

Demonstrate an understanding of human resources training.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the systems approach to training
  • Explain the process involved in conducting a training-needs assessment
  • Discuss considerations in designing a training program
  • Explain methods for management development

Demonstrate an understanding of career development in the workplace.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the elements of career development programs
  • Describe career development and its impact on management development
  • Describe the process of personal career development

Demonstrate an understanding of appraising performance.

Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of a performance appraisal
  • Explain the process of developing an effective appraisal program
  • Describe at least three performance appraisal methods
  • Describe methods and consideration factors of the appraisal interview

Demonstrate an understanding of employee rights and discipline.

Objectives:

  • Describe employee rights in the workplace
  • Identify and explain disciplinary policies and procedures
  • Explain at least one method used in appealing disciplinary actions
  • Explain organizational ethics in employee relations