To be a successful business you must have a great Human Resources Management (HRM). Human resources are the most important resources in an organization and there is a need for human resource management to consider legal implications for every decision they make in regards to employee benefits. In organizations these days, they are faced with several challenges in maintaining a motivated workforce. To ensure that an organization retains the best employees, several measures are put in place.
As a leader, manager and supervisor, I believe that I have improved my knowledge on how important Human Resources (HR) is in the business. I have recognized the impacts of external and internal environments within the company understanding and applying functions such as, Equal Employment Opportunity & HRM, Federal Contract Compliance & EEO, Employee Rights/Safety, Labor Relations Laws and Legal Environment/Total Rewards. I have a clearer understanding of the legalities when ...view middle of the document...
If I had to retake this class I would definitely take it separate from any other classes.
Topics that I have identified as not understand or were not successful in trying to implement and suggestions on how to improve the course material on those topics would be the last topic of the course which is Legal Environment/Total Rewards. I did not understand simply because I was trying to use real world issues, the issues that was affecting my work place currently and trying to how to solve these problems. For instance, we just completed performance evaluations and believed that several of my employees did not deserve to receive any sort of rewards, but higher level management disagreed with my beliefs and they had the final say so. As for improving the material, I don't belief it can be any simpler, only suggestion for the course is to ask the students to implement their workplace into the course from beginning to end.
Based on what I have learned in this class I would say that this would help me in the future because as a Soldier, in the HR field, I have to follow the rules that are set before me, and like I always say I gave up my right to anything when I took the Oath of Enlistment to be a part of the United States Military. As a civilian you have rights, whether unionized or not. When I become a civilian I now know what to expect, the laws and how to deal with these issues.
The course objectives were to Create a plan for the Human Resources department to address recent labor law updates, changes, and trends, Analyze issues related to managing and balancing facets of diversity that may conflict such as religious beliefs and sexual orientation, Outline a set of recommended actions for HR managers to help them ensure on an ongoing basis that their organization is not engaging in employment discrimination, Evaluate the pros and cons of union organizing first from the perspective of the employer and from the perspective of the employees and Understand the significant role that compliance with the laws plays in determining employee benefits. I do believe that I did achieve these objectives, I may not have achieved them to the fullest of my abilities, but I can honestly say, I know I will be using what I have learned in the future, whether I am in the military or not.