SRJC Course Outlines

1/18/2021 7:13:47 PMHR 63 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HR 63Title:  HR HIRING PROCESS  
Full Title:  Human Resource Hiring Process
Last Reviewed:5/11/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  HR 65.1

Catalog Description:
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Fundamentals of the role of Human Resources in the hiring process in California. Content covers techniques for locating qualified, interviewing, and matching applicants to the organizational needs. Emphasis is on legal compliance and best practices for the hiring process.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Fundamentals of the role of Human Resources in the hiring process in California. Content covers techniques for locating qualified, interviewing, and matching applicants to the organizational needs. Emphasis is on legal compliance and best practices for the hiring process.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1991Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
 
1. Identify and develop recruitment techniques that match the needs of the organization.
2. Identify and analyze how to avoid the most common legal violations in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring.
3. Develop behavior-based interview questions that will elicit the information from the candidate necessary to determine qualifications and suitability for the job.
4. Develop and conduct an effective employment interview.
5. Describe the HR professional's continuing responsibilities after the new employee is hired.

Topics and Scope
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I.      Determining the organization's staffing needs.
 
      A.  The importance of the staffing strategy.
      B.  Creating a hiring timetable.
 
II.      Determining required and desired applicant competencies.
 
      A.  The job analysis.
            1.  Job description
            2.  Job specification
      B.  Sources of qualified applicants.
 
III.      Applicant screening.
 
      A. The role of the compliance officer.
      B.  Eliminating applicants that do not meet job specifications.
      C.  Contacting job candidates for initial interviews.
      D.  Applications and resumes.
 
IV.      Conducting interviews.
      
      A.  Job discrimination and the legal environment.
      B.  Behavior-based interviewing.
      C.  Effective interviewing techniques.
      D.  Documenting the interview process.
 
V.      Job-based testing.
 
      A.  Skills testing.
      B.  Psychological and behavioral testing.
      C.  Legal limitations.
 
VI.      Reference checking.
 
VII.        The job offer.
 
VIII.       Orientation and training.
 
      A.  Providing the new employee with proper documentation and information.
      B.  Common types of new employee training.
 
IX.      The recruiter's role in the discipline process.
      A.  Conducting an exit interview.
      B.  Evaluating the exit interview.

Assignments:
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1. Develop at least ten behavior-based interview questions.
2. Conduct an interview in a group setting.
3. Participate in class discussion highlighting unlawful questions.
4. Participate in small group discussions on employee relations and present conclusions to the class.
5. Write a 1000-word paper on the ten major recruiting steps.
6. Read a total of 200 pages for the course.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 20%
Write a 1000-word paper on the major recruiting steps.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 30%
Develop ten legally compliant and effective behavior-based interview questions.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
35 - 40%
Participate in small group discussion on recruitment, interviewing, and hiring. Conduct an interview in class.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 15%
Objective exams (multiple choice, true/false) that may include short answer questions.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Participation in class discussion on questions of legal issues in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Hiring Success:  The Art and Science of Staffing Assessment and Employee Selection (Pfeiffer Essential Resources for Training and HR Professionals), Stephen Hunt, Pfieffer, 2007.
 
Instructor prepared materials.

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