Human Resources Management
Human Resource management is a central function of any organization. Generally, 50 percent or more of an organization’s operating budget is used to pay the people who work there. HR management can be defined as the effective use of human capital in an organization through the management of people-related activities. It involves leadership, values, employment planning, recruiting and selecting employees, training and compensating them, and evaluating their performance. It also significantly influences the corporate culture and norms.
Thus, a basic understanding of human resource management is essential whether the student works in a government agency, financial services, hospital, high technology industry, retail, educational institution, or other type of organization. A key objective of this course is to show that HR management is more than just accepting employment applications and keeping records; it is a central and strategic organizational activity of increasing complexity and importance.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Build up the knowledge, skills and concepts needed to resolve actual human resource management problems or issues.
- Run the employment relationship, which is a shared responsibility between employers, management, human resources specialists, and employees. Investigate how HRM is responding to current business trends, opportunities, and challenges.
- Identify the human resources needs of an organization or department.
- Conduct a job analysis and produce a job description from the job analysis.
- Evaluate the procedures and practices used for recruiting and selecting suitable employees.
- Assess training requirements and design a successful orientation and training program.
- Discuss workplace health and safety programs and the roles of the employer and the employee in enforcing health and safety policies and procedures.
- Make clear the responsibilities of management, HRM specialists, managers, and employees in managing the employment relationship in a unionized or a non-unionized environment.