HR 101: An Overview
1. To learn that there is more
to HR than recruitment
2. To assess your skills and
determine if a career in
HR is right for you.
Your chosen career should
optimally be based on your
For each of the following 15 statements, select the
response that best describes your actual behavior or what
you would do when coaching others to improve
performance. Place numbers 5, 4, 3, 2,or 1on the line
before each statement.
How Adaptable Are You?
The purpose of this exercise
1. To assess your
is to determine your
2. To examine how being
adaptable can help you
Read the following
cope with organizational
Individuals differ in the type of organizations in which they
prefer to work. To determine your organizational
preference, evaluate each of the following 12 statements,
using the scale below. Place a number from 1 to 5 that
Individuals differ in the way they approach decisions. To
determine whether your decision-making style is reflexive,
reflective, or consistent, evaluate each of the following
eight statements using the scale below. Place a number
Identify how frequently you experience each statement.
1._4_I have a hard time paying attention; my
mind wanders when Im listening to someone or
2._2_I have a hard time concentrating; I cant do
What Is Your Guiding Ethical Principle?
1. To understand your ethical approach.
2. To understand that there are different ways to perceive
ethics in the workplace.
Over the centuries people have grappled with defining
How Ethical Is Your behavior?
For this exercise, you will respond to the same set of statements
twice. The first time you read them, focus on your own behavior
and frequency with which you behave in certain ways. On the
line before each statement nu
Attitudes about Women and Minorities Advancing
Be honest in this self-assessment, as your assessment will
not be accurate if you dont. Also you should not be asked
to share your score with others.
Answer the 10 questions below twice, once related t
Core Skills Required in Strategic Planning
1. To assess if you have the skills to be in strategic
2. To see what you think are the important core skill areas
in strategic planning.
Strategic planning became importa
Lecture 10 Notes, Negotiation
1) Divide into three-person groups and choose A, B or C
2) Rreach an agreement.
C might look very weak but can make a coalition w
Lecture 7 Notes, Compensation
Self Herding Model
Restaurant, people in line, think good, more people line up, think better and better
People assume people in front know more
w/o carry more info
go to Starbucks, buy coffee 1 time
week later, what rememb
Lecture 8 Notes, Labor
How would motivate your employees? Cash, gifts, bonus?
What would make you decide to go one way or the other ?
What are some of the factors you would consider?
For example, hourly wages or monthly wages
What effect would it
Lecture 9 Notes, Groups
sports game - fire, cars turn over, poles bent
People break into stores, steal, fire, how start?
National guard cant contain
-break law, so many others, cant be caught. 30 people steal, 31 not g
Lecture 6 Notes, Behavior
Set of ideas, want to walk through how a simple change in assumptions can lead us to a
lot of different predictions and ideas about peoples behavior
prospect theory, won Nobel prize
Simple idea, but captures a lot
Lecture 5 Notes, Decisions
What is decision making?
There is a perspective in psychology that says everything people do in terms of
changes (how people change over time) is a decision. think of everything as a
Decision Making as a discipline is
Lecture 1 Notes, Intuition
Pluralistic ignorance: when you sit in a big class and you dont understand, you assume
everyone else understands when people are quiet. The problem increases with class size.
Experiments have been done where smoke is piped into
Lecture 3 Notes, Memory
We do not have perfect control
Things to remind us
-things relate to others easier
-touch, smell, visual memory
-short and long term memories
How do you know this short/long term memory?
-remember a phone number for a
Lecture 4 Notes, Emotions
What do we know about emotions from our experience?
-Emotions have different levels, and they differ depending on experiences.
-There are different types of emotion. If you break up, you might cry for days. If you do
badly on tes
Lecture 2 Notes, Perception
visual system averages brightness. The area is small in the center, but eye is
averaging over a larger area in peripheral vision.
The only time it was slow was when the color and the name w