Course Number and Title: MGT 231 Human Resources Management
This course covers management of the human resources process. Topics include recruitment, training and development, motivation, remuneration, management-unions relationships, and Human Resource (HR) policies.
- Describe the role of the human resources department in the strategic planning process. (CCC 1, 4; MAN PGC 2, 4; LOM PGC 6, 7)
- Explain the legal and the social-cultural environment surrounding the human resource management process. (CCC 1, 2, 4; MAN PGC 1, 2, 3, 4; LOM PGC 7)
- Explain the functions of human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training, development, and performance appraisal. (CCC 1, 2, 4; MAN PGC 1, 2, 3, 4; LOM PGC 6, 7)
- Identify the requirements of a sound compensation system, including regular compensation, incentive rewards, and benefit packages. (CCC 1, 2, 4; MAN PGC 1, 2, 3, 4; LOM PGC 7)
- Identify the challenges of labor relations as they apply to management rights, employee rights, and discipline in union and non-union environments. (CCC 1, 2, 4; MAN PGC 1, 2, 3, 4; LOM PGC 7)
- Describe the challenges involved in maintaining good employee relations in a global environment. (CCC 1, 2, 4; MAN PGC 1, 2, 3, 4; LOM PGC 7)
- Describe the process of writing job descriptions consistent with job analysis. (CCC 1, 2, 5; MAN PGC 1, 4; LOM PGC 7)
- Explain how managers use the web and information technology to improve human resource functions. (CCC 1, 2; MAN PGC 4, 5; LOM PGC 6,7)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Describe the role of the human resources department in the strategic planning process.
- Explain what human resource management (HRM) is and how it relates to an organization’s overall management process.
- Give examples of how managers can use human resources (HR) concepts and techniques.
- Discuss the HR management responsibilities of line and staff managers.
- Discuss HR’s role in formulating and executing company strategy.
- Explain the legal and the social-cultural environment surrounding the human resource management process.
- Explain strategies to prevent employment discrimination problems.
- Cite the main features of at least five employment discrimination laws.
- Define adverse impact, and explain how it is proved and its significance.
- Cite specific discriminatory management practices in recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, layoffs, and benefits.
- Define and discuss diversity management.
- Explain the functions of human resource planning, recruitment, selection, training, development, and performance appraisal.
- Explain the main techniques used in employment planning and forecasting.
- Explain how to recruit a more diverse workforce.
- Explain the effective recruitment of job candidates.
- Give examples of the ethical and legal considerations in testing.
- Describe tests used for employee selection.
- Describe an effective employee selection process.
- Explain the key points to remember in conducting background investigations.
- Explain the main types of selection interviews.
- Explain and illustrate at least six factors that affect the usefulness of interviews.
- Describe effective interview techniques.
- Describe effective employee training programs.
- Explain the difference between training and development.
- Describe the appraisal process.
- Explain and illustrate the problems to avoid in appraising performance.
- Discuss the pros and cons of using different raters to appraise employee performance.
- Discuss the basics of career management.
- Outline how to manage promotions and transfers.
- Demonstrate how career management influences employee commitment.
- Discuss effective management of employee dismissals.
- Identify the requirements of a sound compensation system, including regular compensation, incentive rewards, and benefit packages.
- Explain the basic factors used in determining pay structures and rates.
- Explain in detail how to establish pay rates.
- Discuss current trends in compensation.
- Discuss the main incentives for operations employees.
- Describe the main incentives for managers and executives.
- Discuss the pros and cons of incentives for salespeople.
- Describe the most common variable pay plans.
- Discuss an effective incentive plan.
- Discuss the various types of benefits offered to employees.
- Identify the challenges of labor relations as they apply to management rights, employee rights, and discipline in union and non-union environments.
- Discuss a grievance procedure.
- Explain basic facts about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
- Explain the supervisor’s role in safety.
- Describe and illustrate techniques for reducing accidents.
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of labor unions.
- Describe the challenges involved in maintaining good employee relations in a global environment.
- Explain strategies for reducing employee resistance to change.
- Describe the basic process for managing organizational change and development.
- Show how companies use HR methods to create team-based organizations.
- Discuss how to manage international HR-related tasks.
- Discuss how to train and maintain international employees.
- Write job descriptions that are consistent with a job analysis.
- Discuss the nature of job analysis, including what it is and how it is used.
- Describe at least three methods of collecting job analysis information, including interviews, questionnaires, and observation.
- Write job descriptions, including summaries and job functions, using the Internet and traditional resources.
- Write job specifications using the Internet as a resource.
- Explain how managers use the web and information technology to improve human resource functions.
- Discuss the components of an employee handbook.
- Use the Internet to assist diversity in hiring.
- Explain the components of a Human Resource Information System (HRIS).
- Explain the impact of information technology on HRM.
The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Summative: (4-6) Exams (Equally weighted)
Summative: Employee Manual Project
Formative: Homework, discussion, article reviews, etc.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Integrate professional, ethical, and legal standards into business practice.
- Employ the various theories of management and marketing in a business.
- Utilize management functions, roles, and interpersonal skills to lead/manage first-level employees regardless of organizational size.
- Apply the principles of human resource management to organizations.
- Analyze and apply the strategic management process to organizations.
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