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PRDV401: Introduction to Human Resources Management

Unit 3: Interactive Phases: Employee Life Cycle (Part 2)   In this unit, you will focus on the first four components of the employee life cycle. Understanding the role of HR in attraction, recruitment, and expectancy of its employees is important in setting the tone of the company image, of all major areas in HR, and how they impact the employee.  The employee life cycle is the very essence of HR.  Understanding and following an HR department in its recruitment and selection process of an employee is crucial to hiring the right person the first time.  This component of the life cycle is imperative in that it can save or cost the company many thousands of dollars.

Unit 3 Time Advisory
This unit should take you 3.25 hours to complete.

☐    Subunit 3.1: 1.5 hours

☐    Subunit 3.2: 1.75 hours

Unit3 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  • List the tools and measurements used for recruitment, selection, and retention.
  • Evaluate how turnover affects motivation in employees.
  • Describe the four important concepts related to retention.

3.1 Employee Life Cycle: First Four Components   - Reading: Human Resource Management: “Chapter 7: Retention and Motivation” Link: Human Resource Management: “Chapter 7: Retention and Motivation” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Read the chapter introduction, as well as Sections 7.1 through 7.4.  Read these entire sections to cover the whole chapter.  Attempt any exercises at the end of each section.  Chapter 7 will cover attraction, planning, and employee motivation.  This resource will cover the topics outlined in sub-subunits 3.1.1-3.1.3.
 
This reading and these exercises should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
 

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3.1.1 Motivation   Note: This topic is covered by the reading/video assigned below subunit 3.1.  Pay special attention to how companies motivate employees during the initial “attraction phase” in Section 7.2.

3.1.2 Recruitment/Retention   Note: This topic is covered by the reading/video assigned below subunit 3.1.  Pay special attention to the tools and techniques used for recruiting and keeping employees in Section 7.3.

3.1.3 Turnover Costs   Note: This topic is covered by the reading/video assigned below subunit 3.1.  Pay special attention to the costs ratio of hiring versus firing an employee and starting the recruiting process again in Section 7.4.

3.2 Selection   - Reading: Human Resource Management: “Chapter 5: Selection” Link: Human Resource Management: “Chapter 5: Selection” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Read the chapter introduction, as well as Sections 5.1 through 5.5.  Chapter 5 will cover selection planning and criteria, as well as interviewing techniques and reviewing resumes.  You may also want to attempt the Exercises at the end of each section.  This resource will cover the topics outlined in sub-subunits 3.2.1 and 3.2.2.
 
This reading and these exercises should take approximately 1 hour to complete.
 
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  • Assessment: Tutor2U: Jim Riley’s “Recruitment and Selection Quiz” Link: Tutor2U: Jim Riley’s “Recruitment and Selection Quiz” (HTML)

    Instructions: Please click on the link above, scroll down to link that says click here to launch Retention Quiz, and click on the link to access the quiz.  As you select each answer in the multiple choice quiz, a pop-up will open to tell you whether your answer is correct or incorrect.
     
    This resource should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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3.2.1 Criteria   Note: This topic is addressed by the reading assigned below subunit 3.2.  Note the specific criteria used that is valid and reliable in the selection process in Section 5.1.

3.2.2 Interviewing Process   Note: This topic is addressed by the reading assigned below subunit 3.2.  Pay close attention to the legal aspects of interviewing in Section 5.3.

  • Activity: The Saylor Foundation's "Unit 3 Activity" Link: The Saylor Foundation's "Unit 3 Activity" (PDF)

    Instructions: Please click on the link above, and follow the instructions provided to complete the activity for Unit 3.  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 30 minutes to complete.

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