MGMT 410 Human Resource Management Devry
All Discussions Week 1-7
Week 1: Understanding HRM – Discussion 1
The Purpose of HRM (Graded)
What purpose does HR management (HRM) serve in an organization?
(Please remember that proper APA citation is required for ALL course work, including our discussions. This means that any material you borrow from the Internet, our textbook, or any other source MUSTbe set in quotation marks and the source noted. Then you MUST add your own thoughts and ideas to the borrowed material. Borrowed material must never dominate a student’s work.)
Week 1: Understanding HRM – Discussion 2
Functions of HRM (Graded)
What are the four basic HRM functions? How exactly do these functions assist the organization in reaching its goals?
Week 2: The Legal and Ethical Context – Discussion 1
EEO Laws (Graded)
Class, since the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, more employment legislation in the area of equal employment opportunity (EEO) has become the law of the land. Pick one of the following acts and tell us its major provisions. What does it cover, when was it passed, and who does it protect?
Civil Rights Act of 1964 -Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) -Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) -Pregnancy Discrimination Act -Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
(Do not forget proper citation—both quotation marks AND the source if you utilize borrowed material in your posts. And then add your own thoughts, ideas, and examples. Your post should NOT consist solely of the employment legislation facts.)
Week 5: Maintaining High Performance – Discussion 1
Performance Appraisals (Graded)
Describe two different performance appraisal methods. What performance appraisal tool do you find to be the most effective? Why do you feel this way?
Week 5: Maintaining High Performance – Discussion 2
Pay Systems (Graded)
Is it important for companies to have a structured, formalized pay system as opposed to a subjective method of supervisors determining individual pay increases? Why or why not?
Week 6: Employee Benefits and Worker Safety – Discussion 1
Benefit Packages (Graded)
What are some of the key issues facing businesses today in terms of continuing to offer a competitive benefits package? What are companies doing to control costs in this area?
Week 6: Employee Benefits and Worker Safety – Discussion 2
Health and Safety (Graded)
Discuss the key responsibilities of both the employer and the employee for making the workplace healthier and safer. Be sure to explain your answer from both perspectives.
Week 7: Labor-Management Environments – Discussion 1
Labor Laws (Graded)
Review the major laws affecting labor-management relations in the textbook. Based on your review, what are the pros and cons of labor unions for employees?What are the pros and cons for employers?
Week 7: Labor-Management Environments – Discussion 2
“Why We Hate HR” Article (Graded)
Read the “Why We Hate HR” article located in the DeVry Online Library (instructions for access to the article are in Doc Sharing). In the article, Keith Hammond raises a number of criticisms of human resource departments and human resource professionals.What are your thoughts on the points raised by Hammond? Is this article a fair evaluation of the state of HR in contemporary organizations?
Why or why not? Defend your position.