Human Resource Course Certificate - HR Management | 2017 | Alison

Fundamentals of Human Resources - Revised 2017

Learn about the employment cycle, recruitment, and training with this free online human resources course.

Human Resources
Free Course
This free online course covers the fundamentals of human resources and will teach you about the most important functions, responsibilities, and objectives of HR professionals. Human resources is a key component in successful organizations and businesses. If you are considering a career in Human Resources and do not know where to start, then this course is for you. This course will prepare you for a highly-respected career in human resources
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

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The Fundamentals of Human Resources course begins by reviewing the factors that influence the workforce and strategies for motivating employees. It will then cover the duties of an HR manager in implementing these strategies. The course will then teach you the most important considerations of the employment cycle, including employee training, recognition, and rewards. It also describes in detail the important responsibilities of HR staff such as job analysis, recruitment, selection, contracts, and termination of employment.

As you progress through the course, you will study the different human resources management styles and how to deal with potential conflicts between management and employees. Change is constant in HR, so the course explains why HR staff must be aware of continual changes in areas of technology, legislation, and workplace employment conditions. This will get you ready to embrace any positive change that affects HR practices when you are a full-time HR professional.

If you want to work as staff or manager in a HR department, you are on a rewarding career path. This course will help you to learn more about the responsibilities as well as the qualities of effective human resources personnel. This will kick off your career journey and help you to talk the talk of an informed HR professional. So why wait? Check out the course today, and start moving forward.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the factors that influence the workforce, the role of the human resource manager, and the strategies for motivating employees.
  • Describe the employment cycle, including recognition, rewards, planning, job analysis, training, recruitment, selection, contracts, termination and more.
  • Describe employee relations, the different management styles, key performance indicators, and potential conflicts between management and employees.
  • Explain how to manage important changes such as technology, legislation, and workplace employment conditions.


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