About the Course
This specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles, policies, and practices of human resource management. The specialization begins with a foundational course that considers alternative approaches to managing human resources, provides a background to the U.S. legal context in which employees are hired, fired, rewarded, and managed, and outlines the different reasons that people are motivated to work.
The remaining three courses tackle three core areas that all managers should understand: hiring employees, evaluating their performance, and rewarding them. Throughout the courses, an accessible, scientific approach is embraced such that best practices and practical tips are informed by research, but presented in accessible, applied ways.
Upon completing the specialization, learners will have a deeper understanding of what works in the workplace, including a toolkit of best practices for hiring, managing, and rewarding employees.
The specialization will be valuable for managers and entrepreneurs taking on these responsibilities as well as anyone else interested in the fundamental principles of human resource management. The Capstone Project will provide an opportunity to apply this knowledge to a real situation, including your own organization or work unit if desired.
What you will learn?
- Understanding alternative approaches to managing human resources and appreciating the diversity of factors that motivate workers
- Applying best practices for hiring and rewarding employees, and for managing employee performance
- Avoiding key mistakes in (mis)managing human resources
There are 5 Courses in this Specialization
- Preparing to Manage Human Resources
- Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees
- Managing Employee Performance
- Managing Employee Compensation
- Human Resources Management Capstone: HR for People Managers
- John W. Budd Professor Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies
- Stacy Doepner-Hove Director, Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations program Carlson School of Management, Department of Work and Organizations
- Alan Benson Assistant Professor Carlson School of Management, Department of Work and Organizations
- Amy Simon Senior Lecturer Department of Work and Organizations
- Larry Bourgerie Senior Lecturer Carlson School of Management, Department of Work and Organizations
- Mike Davis Senior Lecturer Carlson School of Management, Department of Work and Organizations
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