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Course SummaryThis Human Resource Management Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans course is a fully developed resource to help you organize and teach human resource management. You can easily adapt the video lessons, transcripts, and quizzes to take full advantage of the comprehensive and engaging material we offer. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.
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You can use this human resource management course as a template for designing and implementing your course. Here are the key components of the course and how you can use them:
- Chapters - Each chapter covers a unit of human resource management, from management theory and staffing to labor relations and workplace diversity. Use these chapters as mile markers as you map out your course. We recommend planning to spend a week on each chapter, but you can always allocate the chapters according to the length of your specific human resource management course.
- Lessons - Within each chapter are video lessons that further break down topics into bite-sized chunks. These lessons cover single topics like job redesign or employee rights. Each one is often appropriate for a single class.
- Key Terms - Within each lesson are key terms. These are emphasized on screen and in the transcript. As you develop your syllabus, these key terms help you focus on the most important learning objectives. For example, the lesson on employee compensation includes key terms like direct compensation, incentives, and indirect compensation.
As you work on your human resource management lesson plans, save time by incorporating video lessons from this resource. Here's how:
- Introduce Topics - Your students will be in the right mindset for understanding topics like performance appraisals if you begin class with a short video. It can be a jumping-off point for a lecture, group activity, or class discussion.
- Break Up Lectures - The video format, which often includes animation, helps students visualize topics like Henri Fayol's staff management theories and the collective bargaining process.
- Assign For Homework - Each lesson in the course, from the human relations movement to alternative work arrangements, can be assigned to your students as homework.
Each video lesson includes a complete transcript. You can utilize these transcripts in several ways:
- Lecture Notes - Do you need a guide as you plan a lecture, such as one on job analysis or employment law? The transcripts cover each topic in depth, with key terms highlighted for quick reference.
- Student Reading - Perhaps you'd like your students to learn about McGregor's managerial theory, but you don't have class time available. Assign the transcript as extra reading.
- Study Tools - When it's time for a unit exam on labor relations, you can point your students to the transcripts on the unionizing process, bargaining strategies, and related topics to help them study.
Each video lesson has a corresponding quiz. Here's how to use the quizzes:
- Homework - Assign a quiz to your students as homework. You'll receive an email with the results, which enables you to verify they've completed the assignment and that they've understood the material. Questions cover everything from steps in the hiring and employee training processes to important laws and regulations, like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act.
- Tests - You can meld the material in the quizzes into your own student assessments, saving you valuable time. Need a few questions on employee compensation issues? There are plenty!
- Discussions - Jump-start a discussion with questions like: What are some common employee appraisal methods?
Below is a sketch of the human resource management syllabus modeled on an 11-week course. This sample can be adapted based on your course schedule. Navigate the chapters and lessons for more detail.
|Week||Unit||Sample of Topics Covered|
|Week 1||Overview of HRM Field||The human relations movement, human capital, human resource department structure, job attitudes, ethics|
|Week 2||Organizational Theories & Human Resources||Taylor's principles of scientific management, Fayol's staff management theories, the two types of managers|
|Week 3||Job Analysis and Design||Job enrichment and enlargement, job rotation, job specifications and descriptions, job evaluation methods|
|Week 4||Staffing in Organizations||The hiring process, staff selection methods, job bidding, employee turnover and absenteeism, employee termination|
|Week 5||Training and Development in Organizations||Employee training programs, new hire orientation, Goleman's domains of leadership, employee discipline methods|
|Week 6||Performance Appraisals||Administrative and developmental uses of performance appraisals, common appraisal methods, management by objective|
|Week 7||Employee Compensation Issues||Types of compensation systems, compensation equity, mandatory and voluntary benefits, incentives|
|Week 8||Employment Law & Employee Rights||The employment-at-will doctrine, equal employment opportunity, the Equal Pay Act, unemployment insurance|
|Week 9||Labor Relations||The National Labor Relations Board, collective bargaining and unionizing processes, bargaining strategies, Executive Order 10988|
|Week 10||International Human Resource Management||Approaches to global staffing, impacts of expatriate staffing, interactions with host- and third-country nationals|
|Week 11||Current Issues and Trends in HRM||Affirmative action, cultural and age diversity, gender diversity, workplace violence, alternative work arrangements|
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