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Business 106: Human Resource Management
28 hours (6 weeks).
October 2013 – Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: summarize the primary objective of human resource management (HRM), how it fits within an organization, ethics, and study its history; categorize the Classical Scientific School of Management and Fayol's theories on worker satisfaction and staff management; analyze the definition of job design and how empowerment and job design are connected; review hiring and staffing, recruitment, common selection methods, how to assess an organization's training needs, and find out about the different types and methods of employee training programs and new hire orientation; examine the benefits and uses of appraisals, performance appraisal types, and the uses of reliability and validity in assessment; compare and contrast direct and indirect compensation, common compensation systems, compensation equity, and mandatory and voluntary benefits; explain at-will employment, privacy, work-life balance, workplace stress, wage and income regulations, and safety; outline the history and purpose of labor relations, including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), collective-bargaining, unions, strikes, lockouts, the executive orders of 1962 and 1978, and labor relations trends; distinguish the four global staffing approaches and expatriate staffing; and illustrate what Affirmative Action is through workplace diversity, ability and disability diversity, cultural, and age diversity.
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: overview of HRM field; personnel management; organizational theories and human resources; job analysis and design; staffing in organizations; training and development in organizations; performance appraisals; employee compensation issues; employment law and employee rights; labor relations; international human resource management; and current issues and trends in HRM.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Administration or Human Resource Management (10/16).