Ch 11: Current Issues & Trends in HRM: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Current Issues & Trends in HRM chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the significant concerns facing human resource management in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Current Issues & Trends in HRM chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Affirmative action Civil Rights Act, discrimination, protected group, adverse impact
Tuesday Ability and disability diversity; age diversity Americans with Disabilities Act, differences as assets, dyslexia, cerebral palsy; corporate culture, baby boomers, salary variance, intergenerational communication
Wednesday Gender diversity and cultural diversity Equal gender proportion, invisible barriers, salaries, different cultures, sensitivity training, increased prejudices
Thursday Workplace violence Statistics, at or outside the workplace, mitigating violence
Friday Human resource information systems and alternative work arrangements Information management, access, company policies, job descriptions, tracking applications; telecommuting, virtual team, flexibility, drawbacks

10 Lessons in Chapter 11: Current Issues & Trends in HRM: Lesson Plans
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Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

1. Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

Affirmative action creates a diverse workplace for organizations. Legislation was passed to help protected groups not have an adverse impact on employment opportunities. In this lesson, find out the difference between protected groups and adverse impacts.

Affirmative Action Lesson Plan

2. Affirmative Action Lesson Plan

Affirmative action is a controversial topic. In this lesson plan, students investigate the roots of affirmative action, then debate the pros and cons.

Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

3. Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Everyone has both strengths and limitations, and it is the diversity of these things that makes for a great workplace. In this lesson, we'll examine ability and disability diversity in the workplace, including the ADA and sensitivity training.

Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

4. Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Age diversity is the ability to accept all different types of ages within a business environment. Companies have to adjust to an aging population in various ways.

Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

5. Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Gender diversity deals with equal representation of men and women in the workplace. In this lesson, we will explore trends and issues with gender diversity in the modern workforce.

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

6. Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Cultural diversity is a form of appreciating the differences in individuals. The differences can be based on gender, age, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social status. Companies have realized the value in acquiring a diverse workforce.

Cultural Diversity Lesson Plan

7. Cultural Diversity Lesson Plan

Cultural diversity is an important topic in modern society. This lesson plan uses an informative text lesson to teach students about culture and an activity to assess the diversity present on campus.

Workplace Violence: Trends and Impact on Human Resources

8. Workplace Violence: Trends and Impact on Human Resources

The workplace can be a dangerous place, and many workers are victimized by violence while on the job every year. In this lesson, you'll learn about violence in the workplace and steps that HR can take to reduce it.

Human Resource Information Systems: Costs & Benefits to Employees, HR and Organizations

9. Human Resource Information Systems: Costs & Benefits to Employees, HR and Organizations

While we may be heading to a 'paperless' office, the amount of information handled by HR professionals seems to keep growing. In this lesson, you'll learn about human resource information systems and how they can help with information management.

Pros & Cons of Alternative Work Arrangements: Home Office, Virtual Teams and Telecommuting

10. Pros & Cons of Alternative Work Arrangements: Home Office, Virtual Teams and Telecommuting

Alternative work arrangements have become an important trend in work over the past quarter century. In this lesson, you'll learn about some different types of alternative work arrangements, including the pros and cons of utilizing them. A short quiz follows the lesson.

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