During this course you can take a step by step journey into the core Human Resource functions of an organisation, through this you will develop a broad understanding of the key areas such as recruitment, training & development and performance management. The course has a consistent theme being technology and the significant impact it has on the way we manage people today.
What will I learn?
Identify how HR has evolved over the last century
Gain an understanding of current and emerging issues in HR such as:
Workplace stress and bullying
The implications of IT, email and the internet
Flexible work arrangement & virtual work teams
Develop a broad understanding of the recruitment process from the planning stages to how to retain your recruits. You will also gain insight into how to apply HR techniques such as:
Using social media to recruit staff
Using behavioural interviewing techniques
How to screen potential job candidates
Identify the role of training and development in an organisation and explore modern approaches to workplace learning.
Develop a broad understanding of the role of performance management. In particular:
Tools and techniques you can use to help you manage staff
How to conduct performance reviews
Managing the use of social media in the workplace
Where could this lead me?
If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
Vijayakumar Menon Ncompleted this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Human Resourses course on open2study is a 4 weeks course which gives you the basic knowledge about HR functions and the evolution of the HR profession with the passage of time. The expectations of Gen Y from their job is quite different. In general, they love their jobs and are highly creative. It is not easy to retain them in an organization without providing good quality of work life. The impact of social media and IT on the HR profession is also covered in the course. Practicing managers need to know these changes or else they they may not be successful in managing Gen Y. The instructor Christina Dahdal is a good teacher with good presentation skills.
Emma Abbottcompleted this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
A great basic introduction to the Human Resources filed. Some great information on performance reviewing and employee management. Assessments are multiple choice but are sufficiently challenging to ensure you know the course content.