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PRDV401: Introduction to Human Resources Management

Unit 6: Organization and Employee Development   An organization must strategize with its HR Department in an effort to ensure and promote growth and development of the company and its employees.  Job analyses linked to performance management, using training and development as a vehicle to ensure success, are key to identifying what training needs to occur.  Forecasting future organizational goals and outcomes is a primary function of HR and will lead to the development of overall training curriculums, succession planning, and new orientation packaging.

Unit 6 Time Advisory
This unit should take you approximately 3.25 hours to complete.

☐    Subunit 6.1: 2 hours

☐    Subunit 6.2: 1.25 hours 

Unit6 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  • Explain how HR aligns with the organization vision and mission in an effort to forecast future training needs.
  • Identify baseline measurements to determine when and what training is necessary.
  • Link performance management with employee training needs.

6.1 HR’s Role in Organizational Development and Training   - Lecture: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseware: Dr. Naomi Rotter’s “Lecture 11 and 12: Training” Link: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseware:  Dr. Naomi Rotter’s “Lecture 11 and 12: Training” (MP4)
 
Instructions: Please click on the link above, scroll down to Lecture 11 and 12 “Training,” click on the video link, and type in the encrypted word to launch the lecture.  This video will discuss how the mission and goals of the organization are integrated in employee training.  Needs assessments and incentives will also be discussed.  This video will cover the topics outlined in sub-subunits 6.1.1 and 6.1.2.
 
Viewing this lecture and taking notes should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
 
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6.1.1 Needs Assessments   Note: This topic is covered by the video lecture assigned below subunit 6.1. Please note this is the first step in training within an organization.

  • Activity: The Saylor Foundation's "Unit 6 Activity" Link: The Saylor Foundation's "Unit 6 Activity" (PDF)

    Instructions: Please click on the link above, and follow the instructions provided to complete the activity for Unit 6.  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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6.1.2 Incentives and Motivation   Note: This topic is covered by the video lecture assigned below subunit 6.1.  Pay special attention to how companies motivate and reward employees.

6.2 Performance Management and Training   - Lecture: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseware: Dr. Naomi Rotter’s “Lecture 16: Performance Management and Appraisal (Part 2)” Link: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseware:  Dr. Naomi Rotter’s “Lecture 16: Performance Management and Appraisal (Part 2)” (MP4)
 
Instructions: Please click on the link above, scroll down to Lecture 16 “Performance Management and Appraisal Part 2,” click on the video link, and type the encrypted word to launch the lecture.  This video will discuss how training is linked to performance appraisal, as well as how improve performance through programs such as skill based pay.  This video will cover the topics outlined in sub-subunits 6.2.1 and 6.2.2.
 
Viewing this lecture and taking-notes should take approximately 1 hour to complete.
 
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  • Assessment: Proprofs’ “Performance Management Quiz” Link: Proprofs’ “Performance Management Quiz” (HTML)

    Instructions: Please click on the link above, type in your first name, and click on green start button to begin the quiz.   Answer all of the multiple choice questions for this quiz.  As you answer each question, you will automatically receive feedback on whether your answer is incorrect or correct.
     
    This resource should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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6.2.1 Performance Enhancement   Note: This topic is covered by the video lecture assigned below subunit 6.2.  Note how companies create performance enhancement measurement tools.

6.2.2 Skill Based Pay   Note: This topic is covered by the video lecture assigned below subunit 6.2.  Note this is only one method of performance enhancement.