• Course Introduction

        • Time: 18 hours
        • Free Certificate
        Human resource management (HRM) exists in many forms. We often think about Human Resources as the company department that handles paychecks and benefits, or the office an employee visits when he or she encounters a problem such as harassment or discrimination. However, HRM oversees many more responsibilities than these traditional tasks. Perhaps the most important change in the practice of HRM has occurred within the recruiting of top-quality employees for a firm. 

        In the 21st century, as companies work harder to attract and recruit talent, modern HRM is developing a more strategic nature. To stay competitive, today's managers must also work in conjunction with HR to be able to quickly and reliably identify the skill sets and personal characteristics that are needed to increase productivity in a company's present and future workforce.

      • Unit 1: Recruitment and Selection

        Historically, Human Resources staff, rather than company managers, were the ones to recruit and sift through applications to find candidates to interview for open positions at a company. But HR department staff often lack the knowledge necessary to effectively screen for many newer, more technical positions, in which case a manager's expertise and input greatly benefit the hiring process. 

        In this unit, learn about recruitment and selection strategies to find and hire the right people. 

        Completing this unit should take you approximately 16 hours. 

      • Unit 2: Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM)

        Modern human resource management is becoming more strategic in nature. For example, a top HR executive today will most likely report directly to the CEO and play an integral role in executing a company's strategy. 

        Learn about implementing effective and strategic human resource management, a crucial skill for any manager. 

        Completing this unit should take you approximately 2 hours. 

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