What you'll learn
Preparing to Manage Human Resources
Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding Employees
Managing Employee Performance
Managing Employee Compensation
Human Resources Management Capstone: HR for People Managers
Do you have people reporting to you that need managing? Or perhaps you want to consider a career in human resources? Or freshen up your HR knowledge? 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.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Human Resource Management: HR for People Managers Specialization
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Stacy Doepner-Hove – Director, Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations program – Carlson School of Management, 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
Amy Simon – Senior Lecturer – Department of Work and Organizations
Alan Benson – Assistant Professor – Carlson School of Management, Department of Work and Organizations
John W. Budd – Professor and Director – Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks