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Topic: Human resource management issues 

Business Education

 Standard 41.  Understands human resource management issues and how they affect the success of the organization
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows factors that contribute to employee development (e.g., orientation and employee training; continuous training; the benefits associated with workshops, conferences, course work, and professional associations)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows factors that contribute to employee development
     2.Knows orientation contributes to employee development
     3.Knows employee training contributes to employee development
     4.Knows continuous training contributes to employee development
     5.Knows the employee development benefits associated with workshops
     6.Knows the employee development benefits associated with conferences
     7.Knows the employee development benefits associated with course work
     8.Knows the employee development benefits associated with professional associations
   Benchmark 2.Knows procedures used in the employee evaluation process
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the employee evaluation process procedures
   Benchmark 3.Knows elements of job descriptions and how they are used in the recruiting process
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows elements of a job description
     2.Knows how job descriptions are used in the recruiting process
   Benchmark 4.Knows ways in which management and employees can address human resource concerns (e.g.,the grievance process, the collective bargaining process)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows ways management and employees can address human resource concerns
     2.Knows ways management and employees can address the grievance process
     3.Knows ways management and employees can address the collective bargaining process
   Benchmark 6.Knows policies and procedures used to manage compensation (e.g., company performance, benchmarking, profit sharing)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows policies used to manage compensation
     2.Knows procedures used to manage compensation
     3.Knows company performance is used to manage compensation
     4.Knows benchmarking is used to manage compensation
     5.Knows profit sharing is used to manage compensation
   Benchmark 7.Knows criteria used to promote employees
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows employee promotion criteria
   Benchmark 8.Knows issues associated with displaced employees (e.g., programs to assist displaced employees; whether companies are responsible for providing retraining programs and severance packages)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows issues associated with displaced employees
     2.Knows programs to assist displaced employees
     3.Knows whether companies are responsible for providing retraining programs for displaced employees
     4.Knows whether companies are responsible for providing severance packages for displaced employees
   Benchmark 9.Understands elements of downsizing (e.g., internal and external factors that affect downsizing; the consequences of downsizing on the individual, company, economy, and society)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands elements of downsizing
     2.Understands internal factors that affect downsizing
     3.Understands external factors that affect downsizing
     4.Understands the consequences of downsizing on the individual
     5.Understands the consequences of downsizing on the company
     6.Understands the consequences of downsizing on the economy
     7.Understands the consequences of downsizing on society
   Benchmark 10.Understands the importance of timely communication of information pertinent to employees (e.g., company handbook, newsletters, memos)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance of timely communication of information pertinent to employees
     2.Understands the importance of timely communication of the employee handbook to employees
     3.Understands the importance of timely communication of newsletters to employees
     4.Understands the importance of timely communication of memos to employees
   Benchmark 11.Knows legal and illegal strategies used by labor and management to gain competitive advantage in contract negotiations (e.g., strikes, boycotts, layoffs, lockouts; wildcat strikes, secondary boycotts, preventing workers from forming unions)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows legal strategies used by labor and management to gain competitive advantage in contract negotiations
     2.Knows illegal strategies used by labor and management to gain competitive advantage in contract negotiations
     3.Knows strikes are a legal strategy used by labor to gain a competitive advantage in contract negotiations
     4.Knows boycotts are a legal strategy used by labor to gain a competitive advantage in contract negotiations
     5.Knows layoffs are a legal strategy used by management to gain a competitive advantage in contract negotiations
     6.Knows lockouts are a legal strategy used by management to gain a competitive advantage in contract negotiations
     7.Knows wildcat strikes are an illegal strategy used by labor to gain a competitive advantage in contract negotiations
     8.Knows secondary boycotts are an illegal strategy used by labor to gain a competitive advantage in contract negotiations
     9.Knows preventing workers from forming unions is an illegal strategy used by management to gain a competitive advantage in contract negotiations
   Benchmark 12.Understands how worker participation in labor unions has changed over time
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that worker participation in labor unions has changed over time