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Introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM-IHRM-01)


Course Description

Human Resource Management includes the vital tasks of recruiting, screening, interviewing, training, appraising, disciplining, rewarding, and developing the employee—both for business and non-profit enterprises.

Since all managers (especially line managers) have HR responsibilities, it is important that they have an understanding of the key concepts of this increasingly important function, especially since many decisions they make about employees have possible legal ramifications.

The course draws on material from Harvard Business School professor D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management.


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


1 month




This course is designed for adult learners.






This course has a "Mentor Expert" helpdesk feature. Learners have the ability to submit questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying.


This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

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