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Diploma in Human Resources (HR)

Discover the important functions, responsibilities, and objectives of HR professionals, with this free online HR course.

Human Resources
Free Course
This free online human resource management course will teach you about hiring, training, and motivating staff effectively. Human Resource departments (HR) exists to create productive relationships between employees and the organisation that they work for. Effective HR management is essential to the success of any organisation, making HR managers extremely important. Improve your HR management abilities today with this free online course.





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This course reviews the role of a Human Resource Manager in depth. The course begins by defining the eight core roles of Human Resources Management and discussing the importance of the strategic HRM plan and HR plan. The course also reviews the key stages of the recruitment process and compares different recruitment strategies. The course then proceeds to provide an in-depth review of the selection process, including the use of different testing and selection methods.

Next, the course will focus on the instrumental role that training and development plays in the performance, motivation and retention of employees. The course also discusses the importance of performance appraisals and how HR professionals can manage poor employee performance. You'll also learn why how organisational cultures and strategies can have a big impact on change processes within large and small organisations.

The course then reviews the professional processes and procedures for terminating the employment of staff who aren't performing at the levels expected of them. Lastly, the course will discuss how to apply motivational theories, management styles, and retention strategies in order to motivate and retain staff. So, if you are interested in Human Resources as a career, or if you are a HR professional looking to enhance your skills, then check out this Diploma in Human Resources today and start taking your career to the next level. 

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Introduction to Human Resources Management

The Recruitment Process

The Selection Process

Diploma in Human Resources - First Assessment

Training and Development

Managing Employee Performance

Organisational Culture

Managing Employee Motivation and Retention

Diploma in Human Resources - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the key skills and responsibilities of a human resource manager
  • Explain general recruitment, selection, training and appraisal processes
  • Outline how employee separation and termination can occur
  • Examine how to manage and retain employees effectively
  • Demonstrate a general awareness of how culture influences how an organisation operates
  • Identify strategies for managing the process of change within an organisation


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

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An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
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