Performance Management and Employee Relations

Effective performance management for the valuable asset: employees

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Performance Management and Employee Relations

Effective performance management for the valuable asset: employees

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Describe the four steps (integrate, establish, evaluate, and respond) within the Performance Management life cycle and identify the importance of each 
  • Apply effective techniques for quickly integrating new employees into the existing workforce 
  • Establish performance objectives and standards which clearly define expected job performance and serve as the basis for performance review 
  • Describe effective and appropriate performance evaluation methods 
  • Determine suitable action in response to actual versus expected performance 

Course description

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Ensuring maximum performance from the most valuable asset of the organization—its employees—is the role of effective performance management systems and the focus of this class. Starting with the hiring decision and onboarding techniques, this class focuses on how to establish the foundation for achieving optimum individual performance, which will drive organizational performance. Students will develop a checklist for onboarding, practice defining performance standards using the SMART process, assess performance evaluation methods, and design a format for conducting evaluation meetings. Effective employee relations techniques are also included in this class. 


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  • Successful completion of HR Fundamentals class, or equivalent experience 


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Session 1

  • The Performance Management Lifecycle and Onboarding 

Session 2

  • Setting Performance Expectations 

Session 2 Assignments 

  • Reading 

Session 3

  • Performance Reviews 

Session 3 Assignments 

  • Reading 

Session 4

  • Employee Relations 

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