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Human Resources Management I

Course NumberMGT 256
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisites: ENG 111 or OAT 151 either with a minimum grade of "C". MGT 153 is also recommended. Explains human resources management; the environment in which human resources management must operate; contemporary legal guidelines; human resource planning and recruitment; developing effectiveness in human resources through training, development, and appraisal; and creating a productive work environment through motivation, communication, leading and directing. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of the human resources management.
  1. Describe why it is important to study human resources management
  2. Identify and explain at least three competitive challenges effecting human resources management
  3. Describe demographic and employee concerns as related to human resources management
  4. Explain the partnership of line managers and the human resources department(s)

Demonstrate an understanding of equal employment opportunity.
  1. Identify and explain the historical perspective of EEO legislation
  2. Explain government regulation law pertaining to equal employment opportunity
  3. Describe sexual harassment in the workplace and methods of curtailing it
  4. Describe government agencies and methods used in enforcing equal employment opportunity legislation

Demonstrate an understanding of job requirements and employee contributions.
  1. Explain the relationship of job requirements and human resources management functions
  2. Explain the process of job analysis
  3. Describe job design and its impact on human resources management

Demonstrate a familiarity with human resources planning and recruitment.
  1. Discuss the importance of human resources planning
  2. Identify and explain elements of effective human resources planning
  3. Describe the benefits and limitations of recruiting within the organization
  4. Describe the methods used in recruiting outside the organization

Demonstrate an understanding of the selection process in human resources management.
  1. Describe the concept of matching people and jobs
  2. Explain the sources used to obtain information about job candidates
  3. Discuss the purpose and methods of the employment interview
  4. Describe considerations involved in reaching a selection decision

Demonstrate an understanding of human resources training.
  1. Discuss the systems approach to training
  2. Explain the process involved in conducting a training-needs assessment
  3. Discuss considerations in designing a training program
  4. Explain methods for management development

Demonstrate an understanding of career development in the workplace.
  1. Discuss the elements of career development programs
  2. Describe career development and its impact on management development
  3. Describe the process of personal career development

Demonstrate an understanding of appraising performance.
  1. Describe the purpose of a performance appraisal
  2. Explain the process of developing an effective appraisal program
  3. Describe at least three performance appraisal methods
  4. Describe methods and consideration factors of the appraisal interview

Demonstrate an understanding of employee rights and discipline.
  1. Describe employee rights in the workplace
  2. Identify and explain disciplinary policies and procedures
  3. Explain at least one method used in appealing disciplinary actions
  4. Explain organizational ethics in employee relations

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