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Essentials of Human Resources


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Full course description




3.5 Hours






What you'll learn:

In this course, you will learn the basic principles of human resources management. Topics covered include recruitment and selection, compensation, orientation and training, performance evaluation, and legal compliance. You will learn how human resources management helps an organization to meet its strategic goals and objectives. By understanding effective principles and practices of human resources, you will be able to lead more effectively in your workplace.

Note: This course is not facilitated by an instructor, therefore no one is monitoring activity in the course. If you have a question or need help as you progress, please refer to the help section within the course.

Module and Content:

Students will learn about the principles of effective human resources management. Real-world cases illustrate the importance of these principles and what they look like in practice.

Learning Topics:

  1. Purpose of Human Resource Management
  2. Laws Affecting Human Resource Practices
  3. Recruiting and Selecting Qualified Job Applicants
  4. Employee Orientation and Training
  5. Employee Development and Performance Evaluations
  6. Employee Compensation, Incentive, and Benefits Strategies
  7. Employee Separation and Termination
  8. Current Trends and Challenges in HR Management

Who this course is designed for:

Anyone in any industry looking to gain insight into the fundamentals of human resources. It’s especially effective for those not in human resources but want a good understanding of a vital component of any good company.

What you'll receive:

A Certificate of Completion


Meet the instructor

Elizabeth Castillo, PhD

Elizabeth A. Castillo is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego after a 20-year career managing social enterprise organizations. She is an avid hiker and nature photographer. Connect with her on Twitter at @eac_asu