Human resource management is the set of tasks managers undertake to effectively manage a company’s employees. Strategic human resource management is the process of connecting the human resource function in an organization to the strategic objectives of the organization in order to improve performance. There are two types of roles on a human resource management team: generalists and specialists. Human resource management also includes the processes of performance management and succession planning.
An effectively run organizations needs to purposefully plan its human resource functions; this is executed by both human resource professionals and by line managers. This course discusses how human resource planning happens within an organization.
Define strategic human resource management
Describe the human resource profession
Summarize the various types of human resource positions
Explain performance management
Describe succession planning
There are no specific prerequisites for this class. It is designed for anyone desiring to enhance their skills or learn the topics covered in the class.
This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.
Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.
Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple's website)
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
Google Chrome is highly recommended
Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don't have PowerPoint)