HR 2: Performance Management & Compensation (May 13 - June 17, 2021)

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Includes a Live Event on 05/13/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Maximize your learning and enhance your problem-solving skills in this facilitated online, scenario-based course that covers developing strategic and operational goals among personnel at a law firm. This course takes a deeper dive on Human resources issues and builds upon items discussed in our HR 1 course.  Included are case studies, lectures, readings and assessments to maximize your knowledge base and enrich your problem-solving skills. Termination procedures, employee handbooks, training, motivational techniques, incentives, and substance abuse are covered. Upon completion, you should be able to anticipate and resolve a variety of human resource concerns. The schedule is:

  • Week 1: Appraisal & Disciplinary Procedures
  • Week 2: Employee Handbooks
  • Week 3: Training & Development
  • Week 4: Motivational Techniques
  • Week 5: Incentives & Rewards
  • Week 6: Substance Abuse

The live sessions will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central Time. These lessons will also be recorded for on-demand access.

Audience Level

Intermediate

Course Textbook

This course requires that participants purchase The Big Book of HR by Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem.

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HR 2 Week 0 Introduction
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Welcome to the HR 2 Course: Performance Management & Compensation. This assignment is due before your first live session. Post in the Discussion Forum your responses to the following pre-class questions: 1) Your current job title or position 2) Number of years you have been in that position 3) The reason you registered for the HR 2: Performance Management & Compensation and 4) What you are hoping to get out of this course
HR 2 Week 1 Reading
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue. You should have purchased The Big Book of HR separately. For this week, read 2 chapters in The Big Book of HR. 1. Chapter 30: Ending the Employment Relationship 2. Chapter 25: Performance Management
HR 2 Week 1: Appraisal & Disciplinary Procedures
05/13/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
05/13/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
HR 2 Week 1 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Research a new/non-traditional method to provide feedback to employees (e.g., 360 degree feedback, MBO, social media, etc.). Choose one non-traditional method. Write 300 words or less discussing the pros and cons of the non-traditional method you chose. Post this in the discussion forum. Once complete, review instructor’s feedback.
HR 2 Week 1 Quiz
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
HR 2 Week 2: Employee Handbooks
05/20/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
05/20/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
HR 2 Week 2 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Complete this assignment before your next live session. Draft a sample nonsmoking policy, including e-cigarettes. Post it in the Discussion Forum. Once complete, review instructor’s feedback.
HR 2 Week 2 Quiz
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
HR 2 Week 3 Reading
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue. For this week, read 2 chapters in The Big Book of HR. 1. Chapter 23: Best Approaches to Developing Employees 2. Chapter 24: Coaching
HR 2 Week 3: Training & Development
05/27/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
05/27/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
HR 2 Week 3 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Assignment (Post in Discussion Forum): - Identify one training need in your firm - Write a 300-word essay on how to implement the training. Post it in the forum. - Review instructor’s feedback.
HR 2 Week 3 Quiz
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
HR 2 Week 4 Reading 1
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue. For this week, read 1 chapters in The Big Book of HR: Chapter 26: Critical Conversations
HR 2 Week 4 Reading 2
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Read the attached case study on poor communication techniques.
HR 2 Week 4: Motivational Techniques
06/03/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
06/03/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
HR 2 Week 4 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Complete this assignment before your next live session. Write a discussion board post about how the situation in the case study could have been handled differently. Review the instructor’s comments on various posts.
HR 2 Week 4 Quiz
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
HR 2 Week 5: Incentives & Rewards
06/10/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
06/10/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
HR 2 Week 5 Assignment
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Complete this assignment before your next live session. In teams, as assigned by instructor, 1) List as many incentives/workplace benefits as possible. 2) Identify which can easily be implemented in a law firm setting and which cannot. 3) Choose one person from the team to post the list in the Discussion Forum. 4) Review and post comments on each other team's list.
HR 2 Week 5 Quiz
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/10 points to pass
HR 2 Week 6: Substance Abuse
06/17/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
06/17/2021 at 12:00 PM (CDT)   |  60 minutes
HR 2 Week 6 Quiz
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
8 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  7/8 points to pass
Final Submission Agreement
Agree to terms to continue.
Agree to terms to continue.

Completing both HR 1 and HR 2 courses gives you access to the Legal Management HR Specialist Certificate Program.

CLM Credits

Meet minimum course requirements and earn credits towards your CLM application or recertification requirements:

  • CLM Application: 2 hours in Writing Skills, 2 hours in Communication Skills and 2 hours in Organizational Development
  • Functional Specialist: 18 hours in HR
  • CLM Recertification: 18 hours in HR, includes 1 hour of Substance Abuse

Continuing Education Credits

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) The Association of Legal Administrators is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program has been approved for 6 PDCs.

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HR Certification Institute (HRCI) The HR 2 Course has been pre-approved for 6 hours of recertification credits toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Course Requirements

Each course has a start and end date. To receive the course completion certificate and CLM, SHRM and HRCI credits, all weekly assignments must be completed and quizzes passed with a score of 70% or higher by the last day of the course.

John Jakovenko, CLM, MBA (Moderator)

Course Instructor

John Jakovenko, CLM, MBA, is the Firm Administrator at Spark Law. His career spans two decades and includes leadership roles in human resource departments in law firms in Los Angeles and Atlanta. He is also an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University, teaching courses on human resources.