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Ch 8: FTCE Business: Business Management: Human Resources

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Let us train you in concepts regarding business management and human resources. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes provide several approaches to help you correctly answer these types of questions on the FTCE Business Education test.

FTCE Business: Business Management: Human Resources - Chapter Summary

We provide educational content through short, easy-to-understand video lessons that also come with transcripts. Supplementary quizzes are provided to give you immediate insight on your strengths and weaknesses. Use your quiz results to determine your preparedness to select the right answers for human resource questions on the FTCE Business Education test. Our video lessons detail human resource hiring, staffing, regulations and laws. Before your education ends, you should understand how to appraise employee performance and give accurate feedback. Over the course of the FTCE Business: Business Management: Human Resources chapter, you will also learn about the following concepts:

  • Human resources management
  • Employment laws
  • Employee training programs
  • Best practices for terminating an employee
  • Employee compensation
  • Collective bargaining

FTCE Business: Business Management: Human Resources Objectives

The FTCE Business Education test objectives show that you will be able to recognize and explain approaches for human resource management. To pass the FTCE Business Education test, you need to answer 120 multiple-choice questions and score at least 200 points. The test must be completed within the 150-minute time limit at an authorized computer-based testing site. If you have a bachelor's degree education, passing the FTCE Business Education test can lead to the Florida Board of Education's Temporary Certificate. If you would like to earn the Florida Board of Education's Professional Certificate, you also need to pass the general knowledge test and the professional preparation and education competence test.

18 Lessons in Chapter 8: FTCE Business: Business Management: Human Resources
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Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing

1. Human Resource Management: Hiring and Staffing

In this lesson, we will explore the role a manager plays in human resource management, including hiring and staffing. We will also look at the circumstances affecting employment decisions such as promotion, turnover, downsizing, job redesign and termination.

Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

2. Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

Learn about several laws, regulations, policies and governing entities that human resource management (HRM) must comply with, like the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment and affirmative action.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Law & Regulations

3. Equal Employment Opportunity: Title VII Law & Regulations

One of the most important employment laws on the books is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In this lesson, you'll learn about Title VII, its regulations and how it affects human resources management. A short quiz follows.

Employee Rights: Employment-At-Will Doctrine & Exceptions

4. Employee Rights: Employment-At-Will Doctrine & Exceptions

Most employment relationships in the United States are subject to the employment-at-will doctrine. In this lesson, you'll learn about the employment-at-will doctrine and its exceptions. You'll also have the chance to take a short quiz.

ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance

5. ERISA Law: Explanation & Importance

In the U.S., individuals are primarily responsible for saving for retirement. A pivotal vehicle is employer-sponsored retirement plans. In this lesson, you'll learn about ERISA, which is an important law that regulates private sector benefit plans.

Unemployment Insurance: Definition and Significance

6. Unemployment Insurance: Definition and Significance

While no one wants to think about it, it is likely that most people will face some period of unemployment during their working lives. In this lesson, you'll learn about unemployment compensation and its significance to employers, employees and the economy.

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance

7. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Overview and Importance

Sometimes tragic or important personal events, such as a birth, medical illness or death of a loved one, require us to take time off from work. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Family and Medical Leave Act protects employees during these times.

Equal Employment Opportunity: PDA & Regulations

8. Equal Employment Opportunity: PDA & Regulations

Female employees play a pivotal role in the success of an organization, but have historically been at a career disadvantage if they decide to bear children. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, including its protections and key provisions.

Workers' Compensation: Overview and Description

9. Workers' Compensation: Overview and Description

Sometimes, work can be a dangerous proposition and accidents happen even in the safest of jobs. The workers' compensation system is designed to address these situations. In this lesson, you'll learn about some key aspects of the system.

Equal Employment Opportunity: ADA Law & Regulations

10. Equal Employment Opportunity: ADA Law & Regulations

One of the most important employment laws on the books for human resource managers is the Americans with Disabilities Act. In this lesson, you'll learn some of its key provisions and concepts. A short quiz follows.

Equal Employment Opportunity: ADEA Law & Regulations

11. Equal Employment Opportunity: ADEA Law & Regulations

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 will continue to play an important role in human resources management as the U.S. population continues to age. In this lesson, you'll learn about its key provisions.

Equal Pay Act: Definition and Effects

12. Equal Pay Act: Definition and Effects

Women have made huge strides in the working world in recent decades. However, there is still a problem of unequal pay. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Equal Pay Act and its key provisions. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

13. Health and Safety Regulations: OSHA

The workplace can be a dangerous place, and workers are injured and even killed on the job. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works to minimize dangerous workplace conditions.

The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees

14. The Hiring Process: How Human Resource Managers Recruit and Hire Employees

When a company is hiring, they need to ensure that they hire the right employees. There are several different steps involved in the hiring process. This lesson explains these steps that include application forms, testing, interviewing, reference checks and health exams.

Types of Employee Training Programs

15. Types of Employee Training Programs

There are several types of employee training programs. Employees may receive basic literacy training, interpersonal skills training, technical training, problem-solving training and diversity or sensitivity training. Each type of training targets a different facet of an organization's overall culture and performance.

Understanding Employee Compensation

16. Understanding Employee Compensation

Compensation is pay for services during the course of employment. This can be direct (or monetary) compensation and indirect (or non-monetary) compensation in the form of benefits provided to the employee.

Performance Appraisal and 360 Feedback

17. Performance Appraisal and 360 Feedback

Employee evaluations are a way managers can assess job performance and provide feedback to employees. An employee's performance is measured using various types of evaluation systems, including top-down appraisal, management by objectives (MBO), self-assessment and 360 degree feedback.

Terminating an Employee: Process & Best Practices

18. Terminating an Employee: Process & Best Practices

Learn about the several steps involved in the process of terminating an employee, as well as the best practices a manager can use to ensure a fair and legal separation of employment.

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