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Ch 12: Human Resources Basics Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Human Resources Basics chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach various career management processes from hiring through termination 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 Human Resources Basics 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 Hiring and staffing processes Internal and external recruitment, advancement, resignation, application review, interviewing, background checks and orientation
Tuesday Training Training deficits, communication skills, work processes, technical training, hands-on training and training on cultural differences
Wednesday HR law Civil Rights Act of 1964, equal pay, age discrimination and hostile work environments
Thursday Termination guidelines Termination alternatives, legal separation, warning documentation and direct communication
Friday Performance review and compensation Measuring performance, top-down appraisal, self-assessment, salary, bonuses and benefits

10 Lessons in Chapter 12: Human Resources Basics Lesson Plans
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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.

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

2. 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.

New Employee Orientation: Function & Characteristics

3. New Employee Orientation: Function & Characteristics

The function of new employee orientation introduces a new employee to the company, its policies, the coworkers and the job itself. Its characteristics include introducing the employee to the company's culture, roles and responsibilities, job description and other important things an employee will need to know.

Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

4. Assessing Training Needs of an Organization

This lesson discusses the process of assessing the training needs of an organization, which begins with looking at what is presently being done there and comparing that to what needs to be done. New training plans can then be put into place, making it possible for managers to solve problems.

Types of Employee Training Programs

5. 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.

Methods for Training Employees: Mentoring, On-The-Job & Job Rotation

6. Methods for Training Employees: Mentoring, On-The-Job & Job Rotation

There are several different types of training methods used to acclimate an employee to a new job or even to a new position within his current organization. In this lesson, we'll discuss several different methods, including on-the-job training, job rotation and job mentoring.

Human Resource Management (HRM): Laws & Regulations

7. 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.

Terminating an Employee: Process & Best Practices

8. 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.

Performance Appraisal and 360 Feedback

9. 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.

Understanding Employee Compensation

10. 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.

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