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Course SummaryBusiness 106: Human Resource Management has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. The course is taught by expert instructors who use an engaging and simplified teaching style. Complete the course to apply for transfer credit and get a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is to examine an overview of how human resource management (HRM) fits into a business organization and study some of the theories related to this field.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Summarize the primary objective of human resource management, how it fits within an organization, ethics and study its history
- Categorize the Classical Scientific School of Management and Fayol's theories on worker satisfaction and staff management
- Analyze the definition of job design and how empowerment and job design are connected
- Review hiring and staffing, recruitment, common selection methods, how to assess an organization's training needs and find out about the different types and methods of employee training programs and new hire orientation
- Examine the benefits and uses of appraisals, performance appraisal types and the uses of reliability and validity in assessment
- Compare and contrast direct and indirect compensation, common compensation systems, compensation equity and mandatory and voluntary benefits
- Explain at-will employment, privacy, work-life balance, workplace stress, wage and income regulations and safety
- Outline the history and purpose of labor relations including the NLRB, AFL-CIO, collective-bargaining, unions, strikes, lockouts, the executive orders of 1962 and 1978 and labor relations trends
- Distinguish the four global staffing approaches and expatriate staffing
- Illustrate what Affirmative Action is, workplace diversity, ability and disability diversity, cultural and age diversity
Business 106 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Business 106 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Business 106 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Overview of HRM Field||Discover the primary objective of human resource management and study its history. Learn about external factors that affect human resource management and find out how an HR department helps an organization reach its goals. Study generational values in the workplace, major job attitudes, HR ethics and the differences between human resource management and personnel management.|
|Job Analysis and Design||Discover the relationship between job design and employee motivation. Learn about the types of job re-design and survey the four methods of job evaluation. Explore the importance of job descriptions and performance standardization.|
|Staffing in Organizations||Study steps in the hiring process as well as staffing selection and recruitment methods. Find out how to prevent absenteeism and turnover. Examine the processes involved in employee termination and discover the reasons people quit their jobs.|
|Training and Development in Organizations||Learn how to assess an organization's training needs and discover the different types of employee training and orientation programs. Examine career stages and the purpose of career management and development. Study employee discipline methods alongside Goleman's domains of leadership.|
|Performance Appraisals||Examine the uses of various performance appraisals, including critical incidence, critical appraisal and forced rankings methods. Recognize the importance of characteristics like reliability and sensitivity in these appraisals. Learn about the management by objective (MBO) process and explore causes of job dissatisfaction.|
|Employee Compensation Issues||Learn about the different types of compensation strategies and systems. Study compensation equity, mandatory and voluntary benefits, retirement compensation systems, incentive programs and executive pay trends.|
|Employment Law and Employment Rights||Study employee rights and explore common practices for promoting a work-life balance. Understand the consequences of workplace stress. Examine laws regulating equal employment opportunity, employee pay, health insurance, family medical leave, health and safety, workers' compensation and labor relations.|
|Labor Relations||Discover the purpose of the NLRB and the history of the AFL-CIO. Study the collective bargaining process and learn why workers join unions. Examine closed and open shops, the unionizing process, bargaining strategies and the results of bargaining impasses. Study the executive orders of 1962 and 1978 alongside labor relations trends.|
|Current Issues and Trends in HRM||Examine the effects of affirmative action on workplace diversity. Get examples of ability and disability diversity, age diversity, gender diversity and cultural diversity. Learn how workplace violence impacts human resource departments. Discover the uses of human resource information systems and alternative work arrangements.|
|Organizational Theories & Human Resources||Explore the scientific school of management alongside Fayol's management principles and his theories on worker satisfaction. Study Taylor's theories on productivity and efficiency. Compare the two types of managers and take a look at the human relations movement.|
|International Human Resource Management||Learn about the four global staffing approaches and study the issues associated with expatriate staffing. Find out how human resource managers interact with host-country and third-country nationals.|
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|Completed the entire Business 106: Human Resource Management course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
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