The course emphasizes on the importance of the human resource factor as a strategic component in the management of any organization nowadays. It explores some of the most vital topics of human resource management such us recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, employee retention, compensation and benefits, as well as labor relations. In addition, it analyses current issues such as the involvement of legal and global environment that affect the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.
There are three multiple choice quizzes in this course each carrying an equal weight towards the final course grade. In order to successfully complete the course and obtain your certificate you need to achieve an overall grade of 50% or above at the quizzes.
What will I learn?
When you take this course, you will learn about the management of Human Resources in line with a company’s strategic orientation, capabilities and philosophy. In order words you will learn how strategic HRM defines an organization’s intentions and plans on how its business goals should be achieved through people.
WEEK 1: The Value of Effective Human Resources Management
This section covers how human resources can create value for an organization and gives details on how to make human resource management strategic.
WEEK 2: Legal Issues and Employee well being
This section covers two important issues: (1) the need to ensure equal employment opportunity and safety in the workplace, and (2) designing productive and satisfying work.
WEEK 3: Recruitment and Selection
This section covers the topic of Recruitment and Selection.
WEEK 4: Training and Development
This section covers the topic of Training and Development.
WEEK 5: Managing Employee Performance
This section covers the topic of Employee Performance Management.
WEEK 6: Compensation and Strategy
This section covers the topic of compensation and how employee compensation practices strategically align with overall HR strategy.
WEEK 7: Employee Relations Strategy
This section presents and discusses Unionism, employee and employment relationships in relation to the HRM strategy.
WEEK 8: Final Review
This section is dedicated for your revision that will help you study and prepare for your last quiz of this course.
WEEK 9: Course Evaluation and Assessment
This section is dedicated to your Course Evaluation.