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PRDV401: Introduction to Human Resources Management

Unit 2: Overview: Employee Life Cycle (Part 1)   In this unit, you will get a metaview of all major areas in HR and how they impact the employee.  The employee life cycle is the very essence of HR.  Ethical standards, policies, and procedures all drive how the eight major areas of the employee life cycle relate directly to the company image.  We will take a brief look at each area while evaluating the importance of each component with regard to commitment to the employee and the fiduciary responsibilities to the company.  Compliance with the factors described in the employee life cycle will also be addressed.

Unit 2 Time Advisory
This unit should take you approximately 4 hours to complete.

☐    Subunit 2.1: 2.25 hours

☐    Subunit 2.2: 1.75 hours

Unit2 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  • Describe and recite the 8 major areas of the employee life cycle.
  • Explain the interdependence of each major area to another.
  • Evaluate a variety of employee benefits and services.
  • Explain and identify the laws regarding transition of employees.

2.1 Employee Life Cycle   - Lecture: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseware: Dr. Naomi Rotter’s “Lecture 5: HR Planning” Link: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseware: Dr. Naomi Rotter’s “Lecture 5: HR Planning” (MP4)
 
Instructions: Please click on link above, scroll down to Lecture 5, click on the video link, and then type in the encrypted word to access the video.  Watch the entire video lecture.  The six major areas of the employee life cycle will be reviewed in the video.  In addition, the HR planning process around these issues will be addressed.  This video will cover the topics outlined for sub-subunits 2.1.1 and 2.1.2.
 
Viewing this lecture and pausing to take notes should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
 
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  • Activity: The Saylor Foundation's "Unit 2 Activity" Link: The Saylor Foundation's "Unit 2 Activity" (PDF)

    Instructions: Please click on the link above, and follow the instructions provided to complete the activity for Unit 2.  After you have completed the activity, check your answer against the Saylor Foundation's "Solutions to Activities for Units 1-10." (PDF)

    This resource should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

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2.1.1 Eight Major Areas   Note: This topic is covered by the video lecture assigned below subunit 2.1.  Pay close attention to the visual aid at approximately 17 minutes that list the 6 elements of assessing the Human Resources Department as well as the definition of each area.

2.1.2 Interdependence of the Areas   Note: This topic is covered by the video lecture assigned below subunit 2.1.  In particular, pay attention to the table presented to show how the areas are interdependent on each other.

2.2 Recruitment and Selection Tools   - Lecture: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseware: Dr. Naomi Rotter’s “Recruitment” Link: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseware:  Dr. Naomi Rotter’s “Recruitment (MP4)
 
Instructions: Please click on the link above, scroll down to Lecture 8 “Recruitment,” click on the video link, and type the encrypted word to access the video.  Watch this entire video as it discusses the Recruitment process used, the tools involved with recruitment, and some of the legal issues that must be observed.  This video will cover the topics outlined in sub-subunits 2.2.1 and 2.2.2.
 
Viewing this lecture and pausing to take notes should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete. 

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  • Assessment: World at Work Society of Certified Professionals’ “Regulatory Environments for Employee Benefits Programs” Link: World at Work Society of Certified Professionals’ “Regulatory Environments for Employee Benefits Programs” (HTML)

    Instructions: After you have completed the quiz, click on the “Get Results” button to check your answers.
     
    This resource should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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2.2.1 Tools of the Trade   Note: This topic is covered by the video lecture assigned below subunit 2.2.  In particular, note the recruitment tools used by most HR departments.

2.2.2 Legal Issues   Note: This topic is covered by the video lecture assigned below subunit 2.2.  In the lecture, note the discussion on specific legal issues effecting HR departments when it comes to recruiting personnel.