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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a human resources management unit of a standard business management course. Topics covered include:
- The recruiting and staffing processes
- Differences between personnel and human resources management
- Affirmative action and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- New employee orientation and employee training programs
- Methods for assessing an organization's training needs
- Pros and cons of on-the-job training, job rotation and mentoring
- Benefits and drawbacks of performance appraisals
- Employee intervention methods and steps in the employee termination process
- Forms of employee compensation
- Strategic human resources management and human resources information systems
- Laws relevant to human resources management
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.
2. Human Resource Management vs. Personnel Management
Is there a difference between human resource management and personnel management? Some say there is, and some say there's not. In this lesson, we'll explore what these terms mean and present the case that there is a difference.
3. Affirmative Action and EEOC
Every individual wishes to be treated fairly when applying for a job and while they are employed at a firm. This lesson will explore affirmative action and the EEOC, which directly support this thought process.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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.
7. 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.
8. Performance Appraisals: Benefits and Challenges
Many companies use performance appraisals to assess the performance of their employees. While performance appraisals provide some notable benefits, they are not without challenges. In this lesson, we'll explore these benefits and challenges.
9. Employee Intervention: Methods and Application
At times, a manager must intervene with an employee to ensure that the employee stays on track and acts in the best interest of the company. There is more than one way to intervene, and we will address these methods in this lesson.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Aligning HRM and Organizational Strategy
Successful businesses have a strategic vision and know how to implement it. In this lesson, you'll learn how human resource management (HRM) can align its organizational functions with the overall strategy of its organization.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Affirmative Action in the Workplace: Pros, Cons & Examples
This lesson provides you with an overview of affirmative action in the workplace, including its pros and cons. We'll also look at some examples of how affirmative action helps or hurts in the workplace.
16. Closed Shop: Definition & Agreements
In the 20th century, labor unions lost some of the power they once held in the United States, including the right to require a closed shop. In this lesson, you will learn what is meant by the term 'closed shop', and have an opportunity to test your understanding of the concept with a short quiz.
17. Cost of Living Adjustment: History & Formula
In this lesson, the history and formula of the Cost of Living Adjustment is explored. You'll also learn how to apply the Cost of Living Adjustment to a Social Security benefit payment.
18. Open Plan Office Productivity: Studies & Research
Do people work better if the walls come down and they work in one shared area? This lesson looks at the open plan office and the findings of research into whether this layout results in better employee productivity.
19. Perverse Incentives: Definition & Examples
Incentives are used to motivate people to act a certain way in order to receive a reward. It sounds simple enough, but what happens when things don't work out according to plan? Let's take a closer look at perverse incentives.
20. Positive Externality: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll explore the marginal benefit to society that occurs with an economic transaction. We'll analyze how positive externality impacts the demand curve and price, then learn how the benefit to a population can be subsidized.
21. Probationary Period of Employment: Policy & Termination
This lesson discusses two types of probationary periods of employment. It also explains how a probationary period policy can relate to termination, as well as how probationary periods can be beneficial to both the employee and employer.
22. Religious Discrimination in the Workplace: Definition, Effects & Examples
Religious discrimination in the workplace is against the law. In this lesson, you'll learn what religious discrimination is and the effects it can have on an employer who engages in it or permits it. A short quiz follows.
23. What Is Diversity Training in the Workplace? - Definition & Importance
Diversity training is an ongoing process to educate employees on the proper way to treat people of different backgrounds. The main goal of a successful diversity training program is to create a positive work environment.
24. Knowledge Economy: Definition & Concept
Have you ever heard of the knowledge economy? It has brought, and will continue to bring, changes to the way we work and live and how businesses operate. A short quiz follows the lesson.
25. Monetary Compensation: Definition & Concept
There are various means of monetary compensation. In this lesson, you'll learn the different types of monetary compensation and how each works. You'll also have an opportunity to take a short quiz after the lesson.
26. Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978: Cases & Concept
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 is an important part of federal employment law. In this lesson, you will learn about the Act and some important court cases about it. You will have a chance to reinforce your knowledge with a short quiz.
27. What Is Human Capital in Management? - Definition & Value
Human capital (or people) management is a process of directing, investing in, and developing an organization's workforce. An organization must take the time to manage human capital so that it aligns with their goals.
28. Signs of Workplace Bullying
Workplace bullying is a serious phenomenon occurring in offices and on jobsites across the world. In this lesson, you'll learn more about what constitutes workplace bullying and some of the signs of bullying behavior.
29. How to Stop Workplace Bullying
Workplace bullying can create problems on-the-job and at home. In this lesson, you'll learn more about how individuals and businesses can stop workplace bullies in their tracks through a few simple steps.
30. Workplace Bullying Policies
Putting a workplace bullying policy into writing can help prevent untoward behaviors and protect victimized employees. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the importance of having a workplace bullying policy and some possible inclusions in that policy.
31. How HR Manages Employee Re-Entry
In this lesson, we'll define employee re-entry. We'll also examine four scenarios in which employees return to the to the workplace after periods of leave: maternity leave, working abroad, sabbatical, and involuntary layoff.
32. Technology for HR Metrics, Communication & Reporting
This lesson explains and defines the technology tools that can assist employees and human resource managers with accessing information. We'll also look at the efficiencies gained when technology is used to automate processes and help track HR data.
33. Project Managers & Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence (EI) is an essential skill project managers need to have in order to manage today's project successfully. This lesson will define EI and discuss the reason EI is a critical skill for project managers to possess.
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