Employment Regulations and Programs (HRCI-PHR/SPHR)
The Employee and Labor Relations: Employment Regulations and Organizational Programs course is the 16th of 20 courses developed as part of the Human Resources Certification Program.
In this course the focus will be on federal laws and regulations affecting employee and labor relations, individual employment rights, assessing the organizations’ climate to gauge employer-employee relations, employee involvement strategies, and the measurement of employee relations and programs to improve employee relations in the organization.
In topic one, Employment Regulations and Employee Rights, you’ll increase your knowledge of federal laws governing the employment relationship in union and nonunion environments. We’ll discuss antidiscrimination laws and policies, sexual and other forms of harassment, labor relations, and privacy. We’ll also look at how employers can ensure that employee and labor relations activities are compliant with the appropriate federal laws and regulations.
In topic two, Individual Employment Rights, our focus will be on individual employment rights issues and practices, such as the at-will employment doctrine, negligent hiring, and defamation.
In topic three, Facilitating Positive Employee Relations, you’ll become more familiar with the techniques and tools for facilitating positive employee relations, like employee surveys, conflict resolution, and labor-management cooperative strategies. In addition, employee involvement strategies such as employee management committees, self-directed work teams, and staff meetings will be explored.
In topic four, Measuring Employee Relations in the Organization, we’ll focus on assessing the organization’s climate by obtaining employee input through focus groups, employee surveys, and staff meetings, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of employee relations program through the use of exit interviews, employee surveys, and turnover rate data.
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