Course Description

The Comprehensive Guide to Human Resource Management: From Principles to Practice

In today's multifaceted professional landscape, thriving in human resources (HR) demands more than a flair for interpersonal interactions. While being an amiable leader is beneficial, mastering the evolving policies, regulations, and organizational intricacies is indispensable. In essence, the art of HR management involves harmoniously blending the administrative rigors with a profound understanding of human dynamics.

As the corporate realm has evolved, so have the pathways leading professionals into HR roles. Many individuals transition into HR after a stellar management career. Their journey from ground-level roles to leadership positions offers them a unique understanding of organizational intricacies. For instance, a manager who has risen through ranks knows the challenges faced at every tier, making them adept at nurturing a diverse team, from enthusiastic fresh graduates to seasoned professionals with decades of experience. Such managers possess an innate ability to foster synergy, boost productivity, and create opportunities that cater to varied employee needs.

Conversely, some individuals are drawn to HR by passion. These are the empathetic souls who view HR not just as a function, but as the heart of an organization. They perceive HR as the hub that ensures a company's human capital—its most valuable asset—is nurtured, developed, and positioned to thrive.

Regardless of one's route to HR, the overarching principles remain constant: the objective is not just to achieve organizational goals, but to do so with a cohesive team that collaborates effectively, guided by well-defined policies.

Course Overview

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to HR Management - Begin with a bird's-eye view of HR's evolving role and its significance in today's businesses.

  • Lesson 2: History of Human Resources - Trace the development of HR practices over the years, understanding shifts in priorities and approaches.

  • Lesson 3: Finding and Hiring the Best - Delve into the techniques and strategies to identify and onboard talent that aligns with a company's vision and ethos.

  • Lesson 4: Compensation and Benefits - Explore how to design compensation packages that attract and retain top talent while aligning with fiscal prudence.

  • Lesson 5: Staying Within Compliance and Creating a Safe Workplace - Understand the intricate web of regulations that govern workplaces and learn how to cultivate an environment that prioritizes employee safety.

  • Lesson 6: Training, Employee Recognition, and Discipline - Grasp the nuances of developing employees, recognizing their achievements, and, when necessary, implementing disciplinary measures.

  • Lesson 7: Professional Development - Learn to create pathways for employee growth, ensuring they remain motivated and engaged.

  • Lesson 8: Calling It Quits - Navigate the complexities of professional departures, from retirements to layoffs.

  • Lesson 9: How to Prevent/Respond to Sexual Harassment - Develop protocols to ensure workplaces are free from harassment and understand how to address any violations comprehensively.

  • Lesson 10: How to Provide Constructive Feedback to an Employee - Master the art of delivering feedback that fosters growth and development.

  • Lesson 11: How to Prevent and Respond to Workplace Conflict - Equip yourself with strategies to mitigate conflicts and ensure a harmonious work environment.

  • Lesson 12: How to Recruit, Interview, and Select Employees - Refine your recruitment strategies to ensure your hires align with organizational needs.

  • Lesson 13: How to Measure Employee Productivity - Unravel methods to assess productivity, ensuring that teams remain aligned with organizational goals.

  • Lesson 14: Employee Rights in the Workforce - Understand the rights and protections afforded to employees and the organization's obligations.

  • Lesson 15: How to Terminate an Employee - Navigate the sensitive process of employee termination, balancing empathy with organizational needs.

  • Lesson 16: How to Motivate Employees - Discover techniques to inspire and invigorate teams, driving them towards peak performance.

Why This Course?

This comprehensive course offers a deep dive into the intricacies of HR management, merging theoretical foundations with practical insights. It is meticulously crafted for those desiring to excel in HR, ensuring they are equipped to handle both day-to-day challenges and long-term strategic planning. Whether you're an experienced manager transitioning into HR or someone driven by a passion for people-centric roles, this course offers invaluable insights and tools to help you shine. Join us, and redefine your HR expertise in a rapidly evolving corporate landscape.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what Human Resources Management is.
  • Describe the history of Human Resources.
  • Describe the practices to find and hire the best employees.
  • Describe compensation and benefits.
  • Describe how to stay in compliance and methods to create a safe workplace.
  • Describe training, employee recognition and discipline policies and procedures.
  • Summarize professional development requirements and policies.
  • Describe termination and resignation procedures.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Why this Course? 1 points
Quiz for Module I - Introduction to Human Resource Management 3 points
Quiz for Module II - History of Human Resources 9 points
Quiz for Module III - Finding and Hiring the best “Human” for the job 8 points
Quiz for Module IV - Compensation and Benefits 9 points
Quiz for Module V - Staying within compliance & creating a safe workplace 10 points
Quiz for Module VI - Training, Employee recognition and discipline 7 points
Quiz for Module VII - Professional development 10 points
Quiz for Module VIII - Calling it quits 7 points
HR Skills: Lesson 9 Exam 45 points
HR Skills: Lesson 10 Exam 35 points
HR Skills: Lesson 11 Exam 40 points
HR Skills: Lesson 12 Exam 30 points
HR Skills: Lesson 13 Exam 45 points
HR Skills: Lesson 14 Exam 35 points
HR Skills: Lesson 15 Exam 25 points
The Final Exam 31 points
HR Skills: Lesson 16 Exam 20 points
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