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Course 305 - Human Resources

SKU: CVC 305

Course 305 - Human Resources (3 credits)

This course provides training in the principles of Human Resources management.  In it, students will learn about staff development, the proper use of written job descriptions and performance standards, and professional practices regarding proper interviewing, hiring, evaluation and dismissal procedures.The concepts covered in this course will help the learner use behavioral and legal principles to manage human resources effectively in organizations.

Learning Objectives for this Course

Week One: Introduction

  1. Understand the historical development of the human resource function in organizations.
  2. Identify and discuss the goals of human resource management.

  3. Define the six main functions of a human resources department

  4. Describe the competitive environment and strategy context of human resource management.

  5. Understand how the human resource function in organizations can be evaluated

  6. Understand how human resources policies are shifting with today’s culture

  7. Describe human resource planning as a source of information for decision making.

  8. Describe and implement job analysis as a source of information for making human resource decisions

Week Two: Recruitment

  1. Describe and enact the recruiting process
  2. Discuss and apply the steps in the selection process and the basic selection criteria used by most organizations.
  3. Identify popular selection techniques that organizations use to hire new employees.

  4. Describe the selection decision and make recommendations on how to avoid potential selection errors.

  5. Describe human resource planning as a source of information for decision making.

  6. Understand how economic conditions are a source of information for making human resource decisions.

  7. Describe and implement job analysis as a source of information for making human resource decisions

Week Three: Compliance, Legal, and Diversity

  1. Describe the legal context of human resource management.
  2. Create legal policies for an organization to address issues in compensation, labor relations, and other areas in human resource management

  3. Understand legal considerations related to diversity and discrimination in the workplace, and be able to distinguish between diversity management and equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action.

  4. Describe individual and organizational strategies and approaches to coping with diversity

  5. Relate human resource management to social issues.

Week Four: Compensation, Benefits & Performance Appraisal
  1. Describe the basic issues involved in developing a compensation strategy.

  2. Understand how organizations develop a wage and salary structure.

  3. Identify and describe the basic issues involved in wage and salary administration.

  4. Understand the basic considerations in implementing benefit programs.

  5. Describe the purposes of performance appraisal in organizations.

  6. Identify the most common methods that managers use for performance appraisal, and develop a performance appraisal plan

  7. Understand how career management relates to human resources management

Week Five: Employee Relations

  1. Understand the role of ethics in human resource decision making.

  2. Describe the concept of right-sizing and identify organizational strategies for right-sizing.

  3. Describe how to manage termination and retention

  4. Describe the role of labor unions in organizations.

  5. Understand how labor agreements are negotiated.

  6. Identify and discuss global and intercultural issues in international human resource management.

Week Six: Safety & Security

  1. Identify the central elements associated with employee safety and health, including compliance with OSHA regulations

  2. Discuss stress and stress-management programs in organizations.

  3. Identify and describe the most important HR-related security issues in organizations

  4. Create a safety plan for employees

  5. Create security procedures for HR staff to follow

Week Seven: Training, Motivation & Performance

  1. Describe the basic model of performance.

  2. Discuss motivation and human needs.

  3. Identify the basic process models of motivation and describe an integrative model of motivation.

  4. Describe other related theories and perspectives on motivation.

  5. Develop a plan for motivating employees

Week Eight: Conclusion

  1. Synthesize an understanding of human resources theory and practice by completing the final project


Course Materials & Tuition

Steingold, F. S. (2017). The employers legal handbook: Manage your employees and workplace effectively. Berkeley, CA: Nolo. 13 edition. ISBN: 978-1413323993 New $70.88



Total Cost of Course


Project Requirements


  • Hiring Materials
  • Performance Evaluation form
  • Employee Policies Handbook

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