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Performance AppraisalHuman Resources (HR)Performance ManagementOrganizational Culture

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Approx. 11 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

GETTING STARTED - DEVELOPING PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 76 min)
11 videos
1.1.2 About Larry Bourgerie3m
1.1.3 Linking Performance Management to Financial Outcomes (ROI)5m
1.1.4 Culture and Performance Management - A Global Perspective3m
1.2.1 Performance Management and Performance Review; Aren't They the Same Thing?4m
1.2.2 Purposes and Design Elements of Effective Performance Management9m
1.2.3 The Impact of Effective Performance Management Both Internally and Externally7m
1.3.1 Strategic Performance Management Model7m
1.3.2 Perils of Poorly Implemented Performance Management5m
1.3.3 Role of Training in Performance Management Strategy6m
1.3.4 Performance Management's Link to Strategy13m
4 practice exercises
Managing Employee Performance Overview10m
Performance Management Fundamentals10m
Strategy and Performance Management10m
Developing Performance Management Systems20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

IMPLEMENTING PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 78 min)
12 videos
2.1.2 "Calculating" Performance8m
2.1.3 The Importance of Defining Performance5m
2.2.1 Traits, Behaviors, Results - What Is Important?7m
2.2.2 Performance-Task Skills vs Transferable Skills4m
2.2.3 Characteristics of Effective Performance Objectives13m
2.2.4 Developing Performance Standards6m
2.3.1 Are There Options When I am Measuring Performance6m
2.3.2 Why Use the Comparative Methods Approach?5m
2.3.3 Why Use the Absolute Methods Approach?3m
2.3.4 Why Use the Results Methods Approach?4m
2.3.5 Combo Method: Menu vs. Buffet5m
3 practice exercises
Defining Performance10m
Measuring Performance and Developing Objectives10m
Measuring Results and Behavior10m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

TOOLS FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 99 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
13 videos
3.1.2 Steps in Conducting an Effective Review15m
3.1.3 Components of a Review Form2m
3.1.4 Timing and Frequency of Reviews5m
3.1.5 Developing an Individual Development Plan4m
3.2.1 Components of Effective Feedback13m
3.2.2 What is Multi Rater Feedback?6m
3.2.3 Pros and Cons of Multirater Feedback8m
3.2.4 Costs of not Giving Feedback8m
3.3.1 Identifying Types of General Rating Errors7m
3.3.2 Rating Errors and Practical Impact5m
3.3.3 Training to Minimize Manager Bias In the Rating Process4m
3.3.4 Best Practices to Minimize Legal Exposure4m
2 readings
Performance Review TED Talk10m
NY Times Article on Giving Effective Feedback10m
4 practice exercises
Effective Reviews10m
Effective Feedback10m
Preventing Rater Bias10m
Tools for Effective Performance Management20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

CREATING A POSITIVE PERFORMANCE CULTURE

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 87 min)
11 videos
4.1.2 What is Culture?6m
4.1.3 Fundamentals of Civility -The 3 R's6m
4.2.1 What is a Culture of Incivility?7m
4.2.2 Impact of Culture Incivility (Individuals & Teams)8m
4.2.3 Hard and Soft Costs of Incivility on Organizations7m
4.2.4 Culture's Impact on Performance Management6m
4.3.1 Building on Your Values and Strengths8m
4.3.2 Creating and Reinforcing Performance Norms and Values9m
4.3.3 Linking Cultural Norms and Behavior into HR and Performance Management Practices11m
4.3.4."Walk the Talk": Model the Behavior Where You Are11m
4 practice exercises
Role of Culture in the Organization10m
The High Cost of Incivility10m
Creating and Maintaining a Performance Management Culture10m
Creating a Positive Performance Culture20m

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About the Human Resource Management: HR for People Managers Specialization

Do you have people reporting to you that need managing? Or perhaps you want to consider a career in human resources? Or freshen up your HR knowledge? This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles, policies, and practices of human resource management. The specialization begins with a foundational course that considers alternative approaches to managing human resources, provides a background to the U.S. legal context in which employees are hired, fired, rewarded, and managed, and outlines the different reasons that people are motivated to work. The remaining three courses tackle three core areas that all managers should understand: hiring employees, evaluating their performance, and rewarding them. Throughout the courses, an accessible, scientific approach is embraced such that best practices and practical tips are informed by research, but presented in accessible, applied ways. Upon completing the specialization, learners will have a deeper understanding of what works in the workplace, including a toolkit of best practices for hiring, managing, and rewarding employees. The specialization will be valuable for managers and entrepreneurs taking on these responsibilities as well as anyone else interested in the fundamental principles of human resource management. The Capstone Project will provide an opportunity to apply this knowledge to a real situation, including your own organization or work unit if desired....
Human Resource Management: HR for People Managers

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