Full course description

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize and identify the key roles and responsibilities of the human resource management function
  • Assess your attitude and your organization's attitude toward human resource management
  • Recognize and define HRM's strategic contribution to an organization
  • Recognize and define human resources terms
  • Differentiate between the day-to-day functions of the HR department and the broader concepts of human resource management
  • Recognize the relationship and partnership that exist between an organization's HR Department and its line managers and identify the key responsibilities of each
  • Differentiate between the structure and reporting relationships of a centralized and decentralized human resources function
  • List and identify the five areas of HRM Planning
  • List the three roles that an HR department must fulfill to maintain the ethical standards of an organization
  • Identify the key global issues and business practices that impact HRM
The course draws on material from Harvard Business School professor D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management.