Principles of Human Resource Management

This course is designed primarily to provide instruction in the administration of the Human Resource (HR) function in organizations. Topics covered provide a broad overview of the wide scope of content that makes up the HR field, including: organizational and HR strategy; equal employment opportunity, workforce planning and selection, training and talent management, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee and labor relations, affirmative action, HR technology, investigations, and workplace health, security and safety.

Students will focus on current practices in the HR field using readings and case studies, lectures, audio-visual materials, classroom and online discussions, presentations prepared by students, and guest speakers. By the end of the course, each student will have a working knowledge of Human Resource management and sufficient classroom experience to apply this knowledge in the work environment. Anyone seeking both a strategic and operational overview of the human resources function will find value in this course.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the value of both strategic and operational HR concepts and the positive impact they can have on the ability of the organization to achieve its goals. 
  • Understand the connection between organizational strategy and HR strategy.
  • Gain overview knowledge of the EEO arena and of the investigation process.
  • Job design and job analysis activities, including employee knowledge, skills and job satisfaction.
  • Understand the concept of employee engagement, and how to build and measure it.
  • How to acquire the right employee at the right time for the right role, and improve retention.
  • Laws impacting on selection and placement.  Effective ways to “discover” the work pool.  Equal employment opportunity guidelines and affirmative action.  Selection and placement procedures.
  • Be aware of the importance of “fit” in selection and explore ways to discover that.
  • Understand the importance of effective orientation and onboarding practices on job satisfaction, retention, and the organization’s ability to achieve its goals.
  • Understand the principles of ADDIE and how it can be used in a variety of HR core functions in addition to Training
  • Understand the strategic and operational value inherent in effective management and leadership development programs.
  • Gain solid overview of performance appraisal and compensation topics in preparation for future courses.
  • Understand the connection between effective performance management and compensation programs on retention and job satisfaction.
  • Gain solid overview of employee benefits topics in preparation for future courses.
  • Understand the strategic connection between employee benefits recruiting, and retention.
  • Psychological and physiological conditions related to occupational safety and health.  Cost-benefit relationship of safety and health to the needs of the organization.  Legal implications of the safety and health issue.
  • Overview of employees’ rights, how to balance needs with organizational needs.
  • Purpose and value of unionization to employees and to employers.  Historic beginnings and legal underpinning of unionization.  National labor relations act, labor-management relations act, labor-management reporting and disclosure act, and Presidential executive orders as legal considerations for unionization.
  • The collective bargaining process, and the labor-management relationship.  The negotiating process, labor contract administration, conflict resolution and grievance procedures
Academic Units
3
CEUs
0
Section Number
192HRM261
Instruction Method
Classroom + extended classroom

Location

One Capitol Mall

1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

One Capitol Mall

One Capitol Mall 1 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Section Course Materials

Human Resource Management

ISBN
1305500709
Mandatory
Put the authoritative resource for HR management into the hands of your students with HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 15th Edition. This bestselling text offers the most current look at HR and its impact on today's organizations, with new closing cases and new content on ethics and the ethical process, leadership, social media, technology, unemployment, and the current economic conditions. Updated strong academic coverage ensures this edition addresses all major topics for professional examinations given by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Certification Institute. The latest HR research, meaningful discussions, and new and proven learning features in every chapter demonstrate how HR impacts organizational strategy. Reorganized and streamlined topics in this revision deliver a presentation that flows smoothly with an appropriate blend of theory and practice. Students examine emerging trends in technology, globalization, and HR metrics as they see how current events shape the study and practice of HR today. A complete package of teaching and learning resources, including the MindTap digital learning platform, helps you prepare today's aspiring professionals for HR success. MindTap combines all digital assets--readings, multimedia, activities, assignments, and assessments--into a learning path to improve student outcomes. Developed with the goal of getting students to engage, connect, perform, and lead, it seeks to engage students to think like HR professionals.

Section Notes

This course includes both in-class and online components. A significant portion of your grade will depend on your required online participation and assignments, including: 

  • Online discussions after each class meeting
  • A research paper submitted online
  • An online final exam

Other online elements may be added to the course at the discretion of the instructor. 

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received before the second meeting of the course. Visit our website at https://cpe.ucdavis.edu/student-services/withdrawals-refunds-transfers to view complete enrollment policy information, including details on withdrawals and transfers. 

Technical Requirements

This is a “Blended Format” class - all instruction occurs face-to-face and technology is used to facilitate online activities, assess students (assignments, exams, etc.), or deliver content. You will receive an email on the course start date with information on how to log into the online portion of the classroom. If you have not received your login information in the time frame indicated, please visit our website for additional information on how to obtain access to your course. Students must have a computer with access to the internet and an email account in order to complete this course. Also, students may be required to bring a computer or mobile device to class to complete some assignments. To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements.

Discounts

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

SHRM

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

SEAC

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

SAHRA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

NCHRA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Early Enroll Discount

Enroll 14 days before the course start date to save $50 on the course fee.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.