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Human Resource Management - Discipline in Organizations

Learn how human resource professionals can effectively discipline their staff with this free online course.

Human Resources
Free Course
This free online Human Resource Management course will introduce you to how the methods with which discipline administered in organizations. Any organisation, be it a businesses or a public institutions will have strict rules which employees will have to follow, or face disciplinary action or termination. This course will teach you about the main disciplining techniques a HR manager can use to uphold rules and correct employee behaviour.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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First, this course will teach you how discipline is implemented within organizations. You will learn the importance of discipline in an organization, why disciplinary procedures are necessary, and how "just cause" is used for discipline. You will then learn about different issues that can arise when handling difficult employees as well as how to manage insubordination from employees. You will also learn about workplace bullying, and how it is dealt with.

Next, this human resource management course will teach you how to prevent the need for discipline by implementing effective human resource management policies. How can you use HRM to avoid having to administer a disciplinary action? This can be done through effective recruitment and selection, proper human resource planning, detailed performance appraisal, and fair compensation. The course will guide you through these essential processes and procedures.

Upholding proper discipline is very important whether at home, in school, or at work. If done correctly, it can boost productivity and promote harmonious relationships between employees. This course will be an ideal aid to human resource management professionals and trainees who would like to learn more about implementing effective discipline in the workplace. So check out the course and learn how to run a tight ship, today.

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss why disciplinary procedures are necessary.
  • Discuss how you can have "just cause" for discipline.
  • Describe how discipline is administered.
  • Discuss issues involved in handling difficult employees.
  • Describe how to manage insubordination in the workplace.
  • Discuss the management of workplace bullying.
  • Discuss ways in which to prevent the need for discipline.


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