Learn about the exciting world of today's Human Resource Management throughout this online course. This HR management course weaves together solid human resource principles, timely research and recent events, such as the latest rise in unemployment and financial problems facing the U.S. and other countries. This course highlights important challenges facing managers and employees in today's business climate. Interesting case studies explore real companies and organizations in-depth and delve into some of today's most effective, unique approaches in dealing with HR issues.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Identify the challenges, current practices, and regulations of human resources in an organization
- Identify domestic and international issues related to human resources and methods for addressing them
- Comprehend the elements involved in making human resource decisions
- Identify strategies for recruiting, motivating, and managing a diverse workforce
- Identify the elements involved when determining compensation, educating about benefits, and processing performance appraisals
Human Resource Management Module 1
Human Resource Management & Regulations
Evolution of HR
Emerging HR Challenges
Enhancing Productivity & Quality
The Setting for HR Management
Small versus Large Organizations
Careers in HR Management
The Legal Environment
Equal Employment Opportunity
Human Resource Regulations
Evaluating Legal Compliance
Human Resource Management Module 2
Global & Competitive Environments
Growth of International Business
Global Issues in HR Management
HR Function in International Business
Domestic & International Issues
Managing International Transfers & Assignments
The Competitive Environment for HR Management
The Top Management Team
The Role of Corporate Governance
Business Strategy & HR Management
The Impact of Organization Design
The Impact of Corporate Culture
Human Resource Management Module 3
Human Resource Decision Making
Making HR Decisions
Human Resource Planning
Strategy as a Source of Information
Job Analysis Process
Ethics and HR Management
Rightsizing the Organization
Managing Terminations & Retention
Managing Voluntary Turnover
The Causes of Job Dissatisfaction
HR Management During Mergers & Acquisitions
Human Resource Management Module 4
Recruitment & a Diverse Workforce
Sources for Recruits
The Selection Process
Popular Selection Techniques
The Selection Decision
Reliability & Validity
Legal & Effectiveness Issues
The Nature of Workforce diversity
Dimensions of Diversity
Impact of Diversity on Organizations
Managing Diversity in Organizations
Managing the Knowledge Function
HR Management & Social Issues
Human Resource Management Module 5
Compensation, Benefits & Performance Appraisals
Developing a Compensation Strategy
Determining What to Pay
Wage & Salary Administration
The Nature of Benefits Programs
Mandated & Nonmandated Benefits
Contemporary Issues in Compensation & Benefits
Conducting Performance Appraisals
The Performance Appraisal Process
Methods for Appraising Performance
Legal Issues in Performance Appraisals
HR Management & Career Management
Career Development Issues & Challenges
Human Resource Management Module 6
Labor Relations, Safety, Health & Security
The Role of Labor Unions
Trends in Unionization
The Unionization Process
The Collective Bargaining Process
Negotiating Labor Agreements
Labor Unions in the 21st Century
Employee Safety & Health
The Physical Environment
Stress & Stress Management at Work
Human Resource Management Module 7
Motivation & Enhancing Performance
Motivation at Work
A Basic Model of Performance
Motivation & Needs
Process Theories of Motivation
Perspectives on Motivation
Enhancing Performance at Different Levels
Incentives & Performance Based Rewards
Performance Management & Feedback
Evaluating Performance Enhancement Programs
**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.
Employment of human resources managers is expected to grow 13 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth for human resources managers largely depends on the performance and growth of individual companies. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources staff to oversee and administer their programs.
What are my payment options?
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the students responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.
PHR Eligibility: 1 year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Masters degree or higher, or 2 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelors degree, or 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelors degree. For more information on the requirements of certification, you can visit the HRCIs website at: http://www.hrci.org/Exam_Eligibility/
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